Bio

My name is Andy Gladbach. I am an actor, composer, and pianist. Welcome to my site!

I was born and raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and moved to Burbank, California in the summer of 2010. I’m 21 years old and I currently attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, where I study piano performance and music composition (with an emphasis in film).

I began acting professionally when I was 6 years old, when I was cast in a production of A Christmas Carol at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. I continued to perform on stage until I moved to California. Since moving to the Los Angeles area, I was cast as the lead in a music video for the group Our Hospitality, which you can find by clicking the Acting tab at the top of the page. I also appear in The Amazing Spider-Man, which was released in the summer of 2012.

I started playing piano when I was 3 years old, which makes 18 years now. I’ve been called a prodigy, and have developed a talent for sight-reading, improvisation, playing by ear, and transposing music. I often play as a soloist, but much of my work has been in accompanying others. I’ve served as the rehearsal pianist for professional productions of musicals, accompanied vocalists and instrumentalists, and have been the accompanist and unofficial music director in professional cabaret shows. I play many other instruments in addition to the piano, including clarinet, saxophone, and violin. I’m just starting to pick up guitar.

I also have a great passion for movies. I spend my spare time studying cinema and writing screenplays, and my ultimate goal is to fuse my love of music and motion pictures together as a film score composer and film director. A score I composed for the silent short film, “The School Teacher and the Waif,” starring Mary Pickford, was premiered at Pepperdine on April 12. Other scores I’ve written are uploaded in the videos section of this website.

On this site you will find my resume, contact info for my representation, some of my photos, a link to my IMDb page, videos, and footage from the music video “Anywhere”.

2 responses to “Bio

  1. Dona Connelly/Schlesing

    Andy,
    We just saw you in Spider-Man!! We did not even know you were in it until we were watching…. and noticed you right away!! Congratulations… I have always known you would find your way in L.A. I sent a text to Sean to let him know. We also saw your face on Conan Obrian as a Boy Scout. (Again, unexpected and we laughed so hard)

    Please keep us posted on your career and say hello to your Mom for me. I’m so excited to see you on the big screen!!! What’s next for you?

    Best wishes,
    Dona Connelly

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