Anthony Natale’s first memory of wanting to be an actor was in a residential high school of the deaf, when Grease first came out. Being hearing impaired and at somewhat of a disadvantage before films were available in closed captions. Anthony came across a pop up book about the movie, and took it with him to watch.
Right away, he knew he wanted “to be an actor like John Travolta”. Handsome and funny, Natale says, he was the class clown in school and would have become an actor whether he was deaf or hearing.
Natale is known to moviegoers as the guy in the elevator during the pivotal scene from Jerry Maguire, signing “You complete me” to his partner. He starred as the older son in Mr Holland’s Opus and has been also seen in Children of a lesser God, He had a lead role in USA Network movie “ His Bodyguard” He felt protected by a beautiful woman, Mitzi Kapture (formely Silk Stalking/Baywatch) Other film,. City of Angeles, Sorority boys. Two shades of Blue in the suspense thriller Two Shades of Blue starring with Rachel Hunter, Eric Roberts, Gary Busey and Marlee Matlin
On Television, Natale has appeared in such series as Any Day Now, Once and Again, Seventh Heaven, Ellen, Beauty and The Beast, Pacific Blues, and Rude Awakening and has performed in numerous theatrical productions including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, West Side Story, The Red Shoes, The Greatest Show on Earth, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver and Alice in Wonderland.. He also has been seen in the delightful “Pizza Hut” commercial in which two hearing impaired people connect over the internet, and don’t know until they meet in person that the other is also deaf.
Anthony is also the star of “How to talk to a person who can’t hear” , the first video made to teach sign language to the general public which has garnered awards from the U.S. International Film & Video Festival as well as a young Artist Award. He counts among his hobbies foreign film, rollerblading, real estate renovation, kick-boxing and absolutely love sushi. He also trained clients to be well fit as a personal trainer. And teach sign language classes or privately if you know what I’m talking about!