Neil D’Monte (b. June 30) is an American artist, film actor and musician born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of the USC School of Fine Arts, he began his career as a comic book and storyboard artist, which segued into a successful acting career. Neil made his feature film debut in 2003 with Vampires Anonymous, followed by the box office blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Man’s Chest in 2006. Currently, he can be seen as “The Pianist” in the spaghetti western/samurai epic Bunraku alongside Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson. His theatrical training at Chicago’s prestigious Goodman Theatre allowed him to develop his skill at portraying offbeat and eccentric characters, for which he is quickly gaining notoriety among his peers in the film industry.
Neil’s latest thriller Coffin Baby (aka TBK: The Toolbox Murders 2) showcases his range as a chameleon while his next film, Elijah Wood’s Spectrevision produced horror-comedy Cooties, headlined this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is currently being distributed through Lionsgate Films.
In addition to his work as an actor and a sought after concept and storyboard artist, he is also touring/recording as a session drummer with guitarist Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros/Lance Herbstrong/Satellite Party). The two-piece hard rock guitar and drum duo will be teaming up to create an EP for film, TV and video game scoring.
Never one to back down from a challenge, D’Monte is now taking on co-writing and directing – starting with a short and two sizzle reels before his first feature film debut, Descendants.
Neil is also in the middle of setting up his own production company, Lawful Evil Entertainment which will focus on developing projects in the horror/thriller genres.
The Portuguese, Greek, Italian, German and Irish entertainer is represented by The Stevens Group and managed by Tigertainment’s Michael D. John.