SAG & AFTRA
Saro Solís was a native, full-time actor in Chicago for 14 years where he trained at Second City. In addition he also trained with Byrne Piven at the Noyse Cultural Center in Evanston, IL. He moved to Los Angeles in 2004. His on-stage performances include “Mickey Finn”, at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre, directed by Chris Hart of Los Angeles.
Independent films include, “Once Upon a Time in the Hood” directed by Juan José Frausto, awarded 2nd place at the 2004 Chicago Latino Film Festival and “Boriqua” was presented at the 2004 Tribecca Film Festival. Solís also had a supporting role as a ruthless government official in “The Lot”, directed by Kevin L. Watson, a Chicago based film cast by Sharon King,(“Barbershop”). His other accomplishments include “El Muerto” starring Wilmer Valderrama of, “That 70’s Show”. Solís also had a supporting role as the small town rookie deputy opposite Michael Parks of “Kill Bill II”. Solís played the leading role in the USC student film directed by Turgut Turk Adiguzel as Turkish Council Selahattin Ulkumen in “Crescent & Star”. Council Ulkumen was a humanitarian leader who saved 200 Jewish families from being slaughtered by the Nazi government in 1944. In retaliation, the Nazi government bombarded Ulkumen’s house, killing his pregnant wife. “Crescent & Star” won Best Film award at the 2005 Big Bear International Film Festival.
Aside from being completely bilingual, Solís’ distinguished demeanor, olive complexion and above-average height affords him the unique opportunity to be cast not only in Latino roles, but also in Mediterranean/Middle Eastern roles with the added flair of someone such as Jeff Goldblum or Ray Romano. Solís is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild & AFTRA.
Solís’ accomplishments include a vast array of voice-over work, ranging from being the Spanish speaking voice of St. Peter for Red Bull, Pepsi Max, President Clinton, selling cigarettes in Spain, laundry detergent in Mexico, the Pennsylvania State Penitentiary, Assyrian educational documentaries as well as documentaries on human rights abuses and violations, countless on-and-off camera television and radio commercials. His considerable experience has earned him the right to become a client of International Creative Management (ICM), Los Angeles, CA; now danis • panaro • and nist (DPN).
Saro Solís is very grateful for all of his blessings.