actor, producer, writer, director
Steve Stanulis began his career as a decorated NYPD officer. When he was injured on the job, Steve worked security for a number of A-list celebrities, such as Leonardo DiCaprio. His A-list clients suggested that Steve pursue an acting career, and after studying at Manhattan's HB Studios, he was cast in The Replacements and Gangs of New York. As a working actor, Stanulis appeared in major studio movies (The Interpreter, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry), acclaimed indie films (Cupidity, Over the GW), and TV shows (The Sopranos, the new HBO series The Deuce), He also branched into production, starring in and producing the short films Dick & Jane and Because of You, and the award-winning feature The Invisible Life of Thomas Lynch. In 2012, Steve Stanulis founded Stanulis Productions, Inc., with the feature film Long Shot Louie, starring Jake Robinson (The Carrie Diaries), winning Best Drama at the Williamsburg Film Festival. The film is available on Amazon Prime. Steve then created the Off-Broadway play Stripped, based on his experiences as a Chippendale dancer. Acclaimed in the New York Times, it was picked up by Planet Hollywood for a successful run on the Las Vegas strip. Steve continuing to pursue his acting career, with co-starring credits in Aftermath with Tony Danza and Anthony Michael Hall, Darkroom with Elizabeth Rohm, Sam, executive produced by Mel Brooks, and American Fango, winner of a dozen Best Feature awards, and set for Sony/Vision Films release in November 2017. Steve also starred in and produced the comedy-drama The Networker, co-starring William Forsythe, Sean Young and Stephen Baldwin, directed by indie icon and frequent Stanulis collaborator John Gallagher, released in September 2017 by Sony's The Orchard, making three consecutive films (Sam, American Fango, The Networker) acquired by Sony companies in less than a year, a truly unique achievement. 2016 was an especially prolific year for Steve, producing and starring in Say Something, co-starring Marc John Jeffries, a cautionary anti-terror drama filmed in Times Square, receiving massive media exposure, and also available on Amazon Prime; directing the feature-length musical documentary Legends of Freestyle starring Lisa Lisa and C & C Music Factory, set for November 2017 release, and creating the pilot for the TV series The Fifth Borough, starring Cathy Moriarty, Richard Grieco, Vincent Young, Vincent Pastore, and Joseph D'Onofrio, in development at Netflix. Stanulis recently created Chaos Production Inc. and announced his first project, the horror movie Clinton Road, which he will direct, starring Ice T, Vincent Pastore, Bo Dietl, Ace Young and Fredro Starr. Steve has a slate of at least films, Wasted Talent, Hinsdale House and The Fifth Borough film scheduled as a 2019 release on Netflix. The Fifth Borough which he will direct and star will include James Russo and Tara Reid.