internationally renowned Dialect Coach, Tony alcantar

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Tony and Ewan McGregor

has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars on some of the biggest shows: FARGO, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, ALTERED CARBON, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS and more.  

Born and raised in Chicago, Tony received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Theatre from Chicago’s Roosevelt University, studying under Chicago’s premiere dialect coach Belinda Bremmer.

His post-graduate training includes an extensive knowledge and practice of the Middle Eastern, Asian, Russian, French, German, Spanish and Yiddish accents as well as the English dialects of Cockney, Standard British, Scottish, Irish, New York, American East Coast, Chicago, Midwest, and Southern.

Tony is an alumnus from the world-famous The Second City theatre where for two years he performed a variety of these accents and dialects in his performances. These dialects and accents have served him well, as he is an accomplished voice over actor who can be heard in a variety of animated TV series, features and video games.

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Tony and Rufus Sewell

EDUCATION

  • Master of Fine Arts (High Honors) in Acting, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, 1993

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theater, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, 1991

  • The Second City Training Center, Graduate, 1986

  • Player’s Workshop of the Second City, Graduate, 1982

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Recipient of City Council Resolution by Chicago’s Mayor Richard J. Daley for “contributions to our city’s cultural life”, 1995

Click the link to watch James Jenkins interview Tony on how he got started, dialect coaching, classes, and industry tips! 

Click the link to view Tony's full IMDB list. (Once there, scroll down to “Miscellaneous Crew” to view the dialect credits)

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Carrie Coon, Tony, and Olivia Sandoval

In addition to on-set dialect coaching he currently holds his own workshops and trains actors one-on-one. He is constantly recommended by top casting directors and frequently works across North America to work on set in cities such as Vancouver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Calgary. Through Skype and Facetime he maintains work with top actors worldwide in London, Melbourne, L.A., N.Y. and Europe.

Tony and Martin Freeman

TONY WORKS WITH ACTORS TO IMPROVE THEIR:

  • Standard American English

  • Canadian Dialect Reduction

  • U.S. Regionalisms

  • Various European, Middle Eastern & Asian accents

“Everyone at MGM is very happy…thanks for the great work on FARGO…the cast relied on you and trusted your instruction…no one could do it better.”
— Kim Todd, Producer, FARGO