ABOUT ME

Was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by San Francisco Theatre Critics Circle for playing Bobby in “American Buffalo”

Played the lead in "Into The Silent Sea" which has premiered at Telluride Film Festival and has since won numerous awards including BAFTA LA Award for the Best Short Film.

His first acting role was the part of Higgins in his school’s production of “My Fair Lady” in Russian.

Licensed skydiver and motorcycle rider (not at the same time).

Worked as a snowboarding tour-guide and have been to every ski resort on Lake Tahoe.

RESUME

Zack Sayenko
zack@zacksayenko.com

TV
NCIS:Los AngelesGuest StarCBS
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Co-StarABC
Code BlackCo-StarCBS
New GirlCo-StarFOX
BetrayedGuest StarDiscovery
Unusual SuspectsGuest StarDiscovery
Murder BookGuest StarDiscovery
General HospitalRecurringABC
The Bold and The BeautifulU5CBS
American Ninja WarriorMyselfG4

Film
HarmonicaLeadDanny Kuang
The Absolution of Victor FrancoSupportingRatliff Entertainment
TsarevichSupportingGeoffroy Faugérolas
Into The Silent Sea (BAFTA LA Best Short Film)LeadAndrej Landin
A Good Day to Die HardVoiceTwentieth Century Fox
BunkerSupportingDigital Breathing
Cold StorageLeadHailstorm Entertainment
Eyes Wide OpenLeadDir. Cole Garrett
Sleep WalkingSupportingChen Feng, USC Master Thesis
Whitman For PresidentLeadDir. Eric Cook
SuperSupportingDir. Luke Rutan
The PitchLeadDir. Mukta Vadera, ScaryCow.com
Goodbye Mr. JordanSupportingDir. Marc Stayman, ScaryCow.com
Still LifeSupportingDir. Victoria Johnson
Violent JakeSupportingDir. Sam Smith,ViolentJake.com
Hidden AgendaLeadFreaky Pictures
AppearanceLeadDir. Daniel Soderberg
ChaserLeadDir. Danny Hu
Let It PlaySupportingDir. Guenson Lotin
Sleep & BreakfastLeadDir. Adam Barzcak
SecondsSupportingDir. Bradley Tangonan

Theater
TartuffeSaulCity Garage Theatre
Sex, Relationships and Sometimes... LovePaulieDir. Joelle Arqueros
American Buffalo (Nominated Best Supporting Actor)BobbyActors Theatre of San Francisco
A Streetcar Named DesireStanleyActors Theatre of San Francisco
All My SonsGeorgeActors Theatre of San Francisco
A View From The BridgeRudolphoOff Broadway West Theatre
The Taming Of The ShrewLucentioOff Broadway West Theatre
A Bowl Of Rose LeavesMichelangelo CelliniStudio 300 Theatre
The Ladies Of The CamelliasIvanOff Broadway West Theatre

Web/New Media
Game Over - SubmarineLeadMachinima Channel
How To Be ExcellentLeadHTBE Productions
Never Say NyetLead
Rough LoveSupporting

Improv/Comedy
Neon Venus TheaterImprov/Sketch Comedy
KaleidoscopeLeadHollywood Fringe Festival
LA Connection Comedy ClubImprov Actor 

Training
Scene Study: Lesly Kahn (ongoing)
Improv: UCB, The Second City
Commercials: Killian McHugh
On Camera/Audition Technique: Wendy Davis, Annie Grindlay, Doug Warhit
Scene Study:Anthony Meindl
Meisner Technique: Jim Jarrett Meisner Studio (2 year program)
Technique/Scene Study: American Conservatory Theatre, Jean Shelton Studio

Awards/Other
British Academy of Film and Television Arts LA Best Short Film for Into The Silent Sea
Best Leading Actor for Into The Silent Sea at Wild Rose Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor (Nominated) for American Buffalo by SFBA Theatre Critics Circle
Best Ensemble for The Ladies Of The Camellias by SFBA Theatre Critics Circle
M.S. Stanford University

Skills
Skydiving(license), Snowboarding, Motorcycle(license), Horseback, Windsurfing, Krav Maga, Kick Boxing, Muay Thai, Fencing, Tennis, Ice Skating
Languages: Russian (fluent), Spanish (knowledge) Accents: Russian, German, French, Italian


VIDEOS

PHOTOS

REVIEWS

...excellent performances from all leads, but especially Sayenko. The scene in which Alexander remembers his late father is masterfully acted, truly on par with many Oscar-nominated performances.
Cool Awesome Movies
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Sayenko, who recently appeared on the same stage in a superb performance as Stanley Kowalski in A Steetcar Named Desire, demonstrates that he is an actor of vast range. As Bobby, the young junkie who is unsure of himself, disoriented, abused and pummeled by Teach, Sayenko creates a role that is as far from the cocky Stanley as one can imagine. Sayenko manages to suggest a full street life for the young character with his extraordinarily expressive body language and always sincere interactions.
Charles Kruger, TheatreStorm
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The Actors Theatre production is triumphant... Iconic moments like Stanley Kowalski (Sayenko) standing on a balcony shouting his wife's name over and over again live up to the impossible expectations half a century of performances have given us.
Benjamin Wachs, SF Weekly
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Sayenko's Stanley allows us to slowly discover the many facets of his character. Even though playing a character of brute physical strength, he does not come after us, but makes us move towards him by holding back. Smart and effective.
Charles Kruger, Bay Area Theatre Examiner
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Sayenko portrays the young substance abuser as sweet and a little slow... the subtlety of his performance... is both engaging and quite affecting.
Gregory M. Alonzo, StarkInsider
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Young Sayenko... is brilliant as the revolutionary Ivan. He gives an incredible performance with a strong theatrical voice. Needless to say, his accent is perfect.
Richard Connema, Talking Broadway
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