Determined to tell the stories that have yet to be explored while possessing a dedication to his craft and unique global awareness, Christian Gabriel Monzon is positioned to be one of Hollywood’s “actors to watch,” in the coming year.
In 2009 Monzon will star in the fast paced action thriller ‘Kill Speed’ from Emmy-nominated writer/director Kim Bass. In ‘Kill Speed’ Monzon exquisitely depicts an ambitious mafia kingpin who constructs an ingenious method of transporting illegal product into the United States.
In addition to ‘Kill Speed,’ Monzon will make his Sundance debut in the dark drama ‘Gideon Falls’ in which he portrays the title character ‘Gideon;’ an angelic warrior who loses faith in his leadership and must choose between blind obedience and free will. An avid student of the human experience, Monzon was naturally drawn to the project because of its religious overtones and modern day relevance to America’s efforts in the Middle East.
A native of Southern California, Christian Monzon’s introduction to work in front of the camera came when he was discovered while shopping in Beverly Hills by a talent scout from NEXT LA. What immediately followed were international and national campaigns for the likes of Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica and H&M. He credits acclaimed directors Giuseppe Tornatorre and David Fincher with unlocking his desire to act. That passion and interest in adapting characters increased as a result of his work with re-known directors, Herb Ritts (Jennifer Lopez), Diane Martel (Christina Aguilera), Paul Hunter (Mariah Carey) and Joseph Kahn (Janet Jackson).
Always seeking to push himself further, Monzon set his sights on the worlds of full-length features and prime-time television. To date his film credits include independent feature ‘If I Had Known I Was A Genius’ opposite Academy Award winning actresses Sharon Stone and Whoopi Goldberg, Columbia Tri-Star’s ‘XXX2: State of the Union,’ Universal’s ‘Honey,’ and Hallmark’s ‘The Reading Room.’ His television appearances have included guest starring roles on such critically acclaimed series’, “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Entourage,” “Law and Order SVU,” and Showtime/Sony’s “Huff.”