“From great sincerity, comes great achievement.”
“I strive to put everything I have into my work. I never let any obstacle stop me from completing a project and make sure to always have a good time doing it.”
*15 years in the biz and counting…
Shaun Piccinino (Peach-ah-nino) is an action, actor/director who has starred in the hit television show the Deadliest Warrior, the award winning film The Lackey and over 30 videos games to date spanning from Spider-Man: Web of Shadows to the multi billion dollar franchise, Call of Duty.
Growing up in Northern California and being raised on a virtual wildlife refuge of over 900 acres (on the campus where his father, Barry is head of the Drama Department at Butte College) was an incredibly grounding experience. Shaun grew up on stage since age 5 while studying Shakespeare with his father. His curiosity for film and TV brought him to Los Angeles in early 2001.
Piccinino is a Hollywood anomaly. He is also an AAU National Champion in weapons (3rd Degree black belt) in Shoalin Kung Fu and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Karate. Shaun doubled the stars on NBC’s “Heroes” and played the part of ”The Quarterback” in an episode of “Criminal Minds.” Piccinino has found equal success in both television and film.
As a filmmaker, he was honored with the “Audience Choice” award at the 2012 SoCal Film Fest and the “Best Editing – Feature” accolades at the 2012 Action on Film (AOF) Festival for his multi-nominated feature film, The Lackey, that Piccinino also starred in, wrote and directed. He was the stunt coordinator on the movie, too, which also received a “Best Fight Choreography” and “Best Screenplay” nomination.
An acrobatic actor, Piccinino’s penchant for stunt work and fight choreography has also been realized throughout Hollywood. Piccinino’s acting idol is Buster Keaton. He hopes to play Buster in a biopic in the near future.