Don Castro is a Manila-born, American actor based in New York City. His resume includes diverse roles spanning theatre, film, and television. He has worked with many theater companies in New York City and beyond, including Ensemble Studio Theatre, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Target Margin Theater, San Francisco Playhouse, and Metro Theater Company (St. Louis). Don has performed in shows at La Mama ETC, The Public Theater, Here Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory, Abrons Arts Center, New Ohio Theatre, The Kitchen, Theatre Row, Theater for the New City, and many others. He has also performed internationally in Athens and Spetses, Greece.
Don has dedicated much of his career to developing original characters in new work, including lead roles in the world premieres of You Mean To Do Me Harm (Christopher Chen, Obie award winner), Turning the Glass Around (Pia Wilson, Sundance Fellow), and The Tear Drinkers (Mike Iveson, actor in What The Constitution Means To Me on Broadway). Over the years, he has worked directly with several playwrights, such as Zhu Yi, Leah Nanako Winkler, and Naveen Choudhury, whose plays have been included in Steppenwolf Theatre’s Mix list, a new resource of plays curated by Steppenwolf “that assist in the collective effort to move toward a holistic, nuanced, and equitable approach to diversity in the theatre.”
Films featuring his work have screened at festivals in cities worldwide, such as Cannes' Short Film Corner, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (Seoul, Korea), and Tribeca Film Festival (NYC). Partial film credits include: The Goldfinch (starring Nicole Kidman), The Wizard of Lies (starring Robert De Niro), M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, and Bohemibot (Student Academy Award winner). Partial TV credits include guest star, recurring, and co-starring roles in Pose, Marvel’s Daredevil (season 3), Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, The Affair, Louie, The Following, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Post-covid-19 lockdown, Don worked on and recently wrapped a guest performer role in Modern Love (season 2), coming soon to Amazon Prime. Don also has extensive experience in industrials, commercials, voice-overs, and commercial print. He is a member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). www.doncastro.com