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Anthony Natale

Born in 1967, opportunity was scarce for a deaf boy like Anthony Natale. A first-generation Italian-Canadian, Natale grew up in Saint Catharines, Ontario as the the middle child in a family of five. The only Deaf person in his family, Natale the boy was known as handsome and funny, a class clown destined to seize his dream, whether Deaf, hearing, or otherwise. The dream first captured Natale following the 1978 release of the hit musical comedy Grease. At the time, closed captioning was widely unavailable for deaf moviegoers, so Natale improvised, bringing a pop-up book about the movie to the theater. From that day forward, Natale knew he wanted to be an actor, "like John Travolta." Beginning his his education at Ontario's Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Natale transferred to a mainstreaming program for gifted students, graduating as valedictorian before earning a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and a minor in Theater Arts from California State University Northridge. Natale the man is as a prominent figure in the world of Deaf media and a distinguished performer in film, television, and theater. A 23-year member of SAG and AFTRA, Natale currently resides in Los Angeles, basking in the California sun and staying active in a variety of sports. He remains profoundly thankful for the tremendous contributions of his family, who offer a constant source of support in all endeavors.


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Born:
In St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
10
First Appeared:
In the movie Mr. Holland's Opus 1995-12-29
Latest Project:
Movie Wonderstruck 2017-10-13
Known For
Poster of Wonderstruck
Poster of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Poster of Signing Made Easy
Poster of Mr. Holland's Opus
Filmography
Movie Wonderstruck Dr. Gill, Teacher of the Deaf 2017-10-13
Series Switched at Birth Cameron Bledsoe 2011-06-06
Movie Universal Signs Andrew 2008-01-01
Movie Sorority Boys Deaf Student 2002-03-22
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Lambert 2000-10-06
Movie Two Shades of Blue Todd 1999-03-27
Movie His Bodyguard Sam Rollston 1998-07-22
Movie Signing Made Easy Self 1996-01-01
Series 7th Heaven Waiter 1996-08-26
Movie Mr. Holland's Opus Cole at 28 Years Old 1995-12-29