ALEX HENTELOFF

Alex Henteloff was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He went through the Theatre Department at LACC from 1959 to 1963, returning to represent the alumni in the first production in the Camino Theatre, dedicated in 1966. Alex returned many times as guest artist and can count his on- stage credits through each decade from the 50's into the 90's. Alex moved from LACC to the LA Youth Theatre's long run of The Fantasticks, then summer stock in New Jersey and the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival then back in LA and the Company of Angels, which was part of the new plays program produced by the Mark Taper at the Ford Theatre. Later he helped form the Los Angeles Shakespeare Company and the Los Angeles Repertory Company and also spent one delightful summer with the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The last two years he has worked with the William Inge Theatre Festival in Kansas as actor and teacher. His favorite roles have included Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1, Dylan, Boniface in Hotel Paradiso, Jean in Rhinoceros, de Sade in Marat/Sade, the old actor in the Fantastiks, and Malvolio in Twelfth Night on stage and Arnold Ripner on "Barney Miller," Henry Abbington in "The Young Rebels," and Mr. Peppy Flakes on "Soap," among others. He has had the pleasure of working with so many fine actors including; Jody Foster, Richard Harris, Patty Duke, Julie Harris, Jackie Cooper, Ann-Margret, Jerry Lewis, and Paul Winfield, Diana Canova and Cindy Williams. During a 45 year career Alex has starred or co-starred in three television series, had running parts on four others, guest starred on numerous dramatic series and sitcoms, and several MOW's. That, along with several commercials and a few feature films allowed him to move to Santa Barbara, CA where he lives with his wife, Judi. As of August this year, anew career is taking shape, theatre critic for a local paper, CASA Santa Barbara. Filmography

- Last Updated: 4/4/09