Chaske Spencer: New York City, New York
Emerging actor, Chaske Spencer, was raised on Indian Reservations in Montana and Idaho, and, as a child, initially dreamt of becoming a photographer - making the move to New York City to chase his dream. In New York, Chaske first debuted in the title role of an off-off-Broadway production of Dracula, and soon thereafter did a number of New York Theatre pieces at The Public Theater and The Roundabout as well. Then, in 2002, the rising star was discovered by casting director Rene Haynes, and appeared in the acclaimed film Skins with Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves), which lead to roles in Dreamkeeper, and the Steven Spielberg mini-series Into the West. However, Chaske is certainly best known for starring as the head of the wolf pack, Sam Uley, in the blockbuster hit films The Twilight Saga, with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opening November 16th. Fans can look for much more from Chaske Spencer, who will showcase his exceptional talents in the lead role of ‘Virgil First Raise,’ with award-winning actor David Morse (The Hurt Locker), in the 2012 indie film Winter in the Blood.
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The Concierge Questionnaire: Chaske Spencer, Actor
What is your favorite word to describe New York City? Alive.
What word best reflects the people of New York City? Awesome.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in New York City? Walking down any street with my headphones on.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in New York City? Walking.
What is your favorite indoor activity in New York City?
Going to the movies. I enjoy European art house films. My favorite director is Michael Mann (Ali
and The Insider) and my favorite actor is David Morse (Winter in the Blood with Chaske). I first became interested in films when I saw Star Wars as a kid… May the force be with you!
What is your favorite sound or noise in New York City? People laughing.
What is your favorite smell or taste in New York City?
Originating in the early 1900s, New York-style pizza is categorized as having a thin hand-tossed crust, made with NYC water and can be folded.
What drink best reflects New York City? Coffee. New York is a black coffee city, straight up - what you see is what you get... no foam here!
What song or type of music best reflects New York City? The Rolling Stones. I’ve never seen them play in New York, but I live the Rolling Stones’ life, so in a way I see them play here everyday.
If Heaven were New York City, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome to the beginning of the rest of your real life.
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