Michael Cook (Casting Director)

Oswego, IL
Company name: Valley Studios

Types of Work Preferred:

Acting, Promo / Events, Theater, Voice-Over, Singing

Additional Information:

Basic Info:

Ht. 5'9''
Wt. 208 lb.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

Alto singing voice


Theatrical Acting:

Guys and Dolls -2009 performance through Fox Valley Summer Stage- Dir. Arlene Hawks
-"Big Jule"

Who's on First One Act - 2012 Fundraising performance
-"Costello"

Broadway Gala - 2012 Fundraising performance
-performed "Brotherhood of Man" from "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

Miracle on 34th Street- 2010 performance through Oswego Playhouse - Dir. Daina Geisler
-"Thomas Mara"

A Christmas Carol-2009 Performance through Oswego Playhouse-Dir. Julane Sullivan
-"Fred"/"Young Scrooge"

Twelfth Night-2010 performance through Shakespeare on Clark- Dir. Julane Sullivan
-"Curio"

Taming of the Shrew-2012 performance through Shakespeare on Clark- Dir. Julane Sullivan
-"Biondello"

The Bonfire-2006 performance through Limelight Theatre-Dir. Brian Fauth
-"Chris"

Merry Wives of Windsor-2011performance through Shakespeare on Clark- Dir. Julane Sullivan
-"Understudy

Little Shop of Horrors-2011 production through Natural Talent Productions-Dir. Raegan Kotz and Prod. Jacqueline Schultz
-Crew Member and Assistant Stage Manager

Special Skills:
Intermediate Piano, Harmonica, Beginning Banjo, Drivers License, Passport, Healthcare Provider

Film/Animation Experience:

TOUGH LUCK STUDIOS (aka ANM8) Schaumburg, IL SEPTEMBER 2007 MAY 2011
Student-run animation studio whose mission is creating original 2D and 3D content from concept to final render. TLS content is showcased at film festivals, distributed on DVD and posted on Internet sites.
Animator:2007 2009
oResponsible for creating original, traditional and digital content, and presenting concepts to Directors, Producers and other team leads for review
oParticipated as vocal talent in read-throughs and storyboarding sessions
oCreated promotional material for production releases and special events promoted through TLS

President and Director/Producer:2009 2011
oRe-organized all aspects of TLS operations including: budgets, proposals, production schedules, personnel management and concept advising
oSecured personal US Copyright Registration for all characters and concepts relating to Chucky Chicken and His Barnyard Friends
oNetworked with King Features Syndicate to create original content for Popeye The Sailor.
oCreated contracts and work-for-hire agreements for use with freelance designers and third party contractors
oCollaborated with other student organizations to create high quality, innovative product
oSignificantly increased studio membership and active participation
oIncreased fundraising efforts for studio

VALLEY STUDIOS (aka Valley Entertainment or HodgePodge Studios)
President and Director/Produce: 2011 to present

oOrganized all aspects of TLS operations including: budgets, proposals, production schedules, personnel management and concept advising
oSecured personal US Copyright Registration for all characters and concepts relating to Chucky Chicken and His Barnyard Friends and HodgePodge Tonight
oCreated contracts and work-for-hire agreements for use with freelance designers and third party contractors
oCollaborated with other student organizations to create high quality, innovative product
oSignificantly increased studio membership and active participation
oIncreased fundraising efforts for studio

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