Nick Basta

Actor / Director

Nick Basta

Actor / Director

Nick Basta

Nick Basta grew up in Syracuse, New York. All that snow and rain provided him with plenty of time to use his imagination. As a child his favorite pastimes included playing monopoly with his bunny and Donald Duck, sword fighting his neighbors as Merlin, the wizard, and conducting the symphony as a 3 year old. His first theatrical performance came in the 4th grade talent show, playing a cross dressing model singing the Enjoli song. “He could bring home the bacon; fry it up in a pan…” While it may have been somewhat inappropriate, it made even the nuns laugh. His life in acting was secure…

Well almost… In high school Nick discovered ceramics. Theater was hard to come by at Nottingham High, so he poured all of his artistic energy into pottery. That led to a degree from the prestigious ceramics program at Alfred University. But most of his time was spent, not at the wheel, but in the black box theatre.

After college he moved south (always envious of the mild winters) and ended up in New Orleans to pursue his love of music. Discovering that the Big Easy was not quite suited to his style of music, he again turned again to acting. After meeting his future wife Joanna at an audition for the aptly titled play “Once in a Lifetime” it was time to settle on one artistic endeavor.

Acting was it. He gained admission to the MFA program at the renowned American Repertory Theatre at Harvard. By then, the Bastas had added to their burgeoning family and were ready to move to New York with their “children”, Lucy the Cairn terrier, Bella the Boston terrier and Indira the extremely spoiled cat.

They all now make their home in New York where Nick pursues work in Film, Television and Theater.

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Film

Hunger Games

Dir. Gary Ross

Supporting

Safe Haven

Dir. Lasse Hallstrom

Supporting

Well Wishes

Dir. Drew Boyd

Supporting

Cosmic Kiosk

Dir. Chip Hackler

Lead

Jessebelle

Dir. Kevin Greutert

Supporting

Little Red Wagon

Dir. David Anspaugh

Supporting

Pendulum Swings

Dir. Bill Rhan

Supporting

Tempted

Dir. Bill Bennet

Supporting

Marc and Tom

Dir. Joe Leigh

Lead

Television

Turn

Amc

10 episodes

Finding Carter

Amc

Guest Star

Being Mary Jane

BET Dir. Salim Akil

3 Episodes

Secrets and Lies

Dir.Tim Busfield

Co-Star

Vampire Dairies

Dir. Paul Wesley

Co-Star

Banshee:Origins

Dir. Babak Najafi

Guest Star

Under the Dome

Dir. Paul Edwards

Co-Star

Law & Order:SVU

Dir. Arthur Forney

3 Episodes

Law & Order

Dir. David Platt

Co-star

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Dir. Darnell Martin

2 Episodes

Theater

Pericles

A.R.T. (Dir. Andrei Serban)

Helicanus (u/s-4 performances)

Harvey

New Harmony Repertory

Elwood P. Dowd

True West

Thalian Hall Studio

Saul Kimmer

Willy Wonka

Thalian Hall

Willy Wonka

Three Penny Opera

Citistage

Tiger Brown

The Children of Herakles

A.R.T. (Dir. Peter Sellars)

Iolaus (u/s)

Seagull 2288

Cherry Orchard Theatre Co.

Medvedenko

Phaedra 4.48

ART/MXAT Dir. Robert Woodruff

Doctor

Macbeth.com

American Theatre of Actors

Macbeth

Othello

American Repertory Theatre

Herald (u/s)(dir.Yuri Yeremin)

The Seagull

Stanislavsky Summer School

Trigorin

Beebo Brinker Chronicles

37 Arts (Dir. Leigh Silverman)

Jack,Charlie,Burr

Savage in Limbo

ART/MXAT Dir.Scott Zigler

Murk

The House of Yes

ART/MXAT Dir.Scott Zigler

Marty

Noises Off

Le Petit Theatre (New Orleans)

Phillip/Fredrick

Balm in Gilead

N.O. Contemp. Arts Ctr.

Fick

Once in a Lifetime

Toulouse Theatre (N.O.)

Jerry

Sand Mountain by R. Linney

Theatre Thirteen (N.O.)

Clink Williams

Student Film

Commercials

American Dream w/ Mark Margolis

A.R.T. (Dir. Andrei Serban)

Helicanus (u/s-4 performances)

LeS-Son

Dir. Jason Wood

Les (lead)

A Grey Matter

Dir. Carys Edwards

Norman (lead)

Zack Rogers: Pizza Delivery

Dir. Greg Stees

Det. Baltimore

Trans-Siberian Prose

Dir. Molly Page

Genya

MY 9 (NYC)

Baseball Promos (30 Spots)

Ultimate Yankee Fan

Bug in a Rug

Sydney Penny Productions

Principal

Whitney Bank

Morrison Productions

Principal(wtih Emeril Lagasse)

A Date with Rape

Discover Videos

Nick

I Can Learn Video Series

JRL Enterprises

Biologist/ Drill Sargeant

Tobacco X-Files

Discover Videos

Joe Weasel

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