Alejandro Furth was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where he grew up and attended El Colegio Internacional de Caracas, an American high school. His first love was acting –and so was his first job, as he became a bona fide working actor at the young age of ten when he made his TV debut in a Kodak commercial. Some years, a few soap operas and many commercials later, he received his high school degree and moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to study theater at Northeastern University. It is in this new country and new city that Alejandro began developing and honing his craft while appearing on the stages of many local theaters.
In 1993, Alejandro moved again, this time to the Big Apple, to continue his education at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and pursue an acting and directing career. Roles in such plays as “Cutting Open Wings”, “4 Cows in NYC” and the Off-Broadway hit “Bomber Jackets”, quickly followed. Off-Broadway he directed the critically acclaimed world-premiere of “Blind Alley.” Cinema beckoned as well, when Alejandro appeared in the indie “Upside Down”, the film version of the play “4 Cows in NYC.” While in New York, he also became a member of The Lab Theatre (formerly Circle Rep Lab) and the LAByrinth Theater Company.
Upon his move to Hollywood, Alejandro expanded his resume by appearing in television shows such as FX’s “Nip/Tuck” and “The Shield”; ABC’s “Alias”, “The Practice”, “The George Lopez Show”, “Studio 60”, “Criminal Minds”, “Las Vegas” and “The King of Queens.” He scored recurrent guest-star roles in “CSI: Miami” and “What about Brian”, as well as supporting parts in the blockbusters “Dreamgirls” and “Fun with Dick and Jane.” In 2005, he starred in the indie “Resilience” and the multiple award-winner “Cuco Gomez-Gomez is Dead!”, which he also co-produced.
Despite his constant TV and film work, Alejandro hasn’t forgotten his theater roots; he is the founder of La Comuna, the Latino producing unit of the award winning MET Theatre in Hollywood. For La Comuna Alejandro has directed and produced five extremely well received plays, including the west coast premiers of “Cutting Open Wings” by Lidia Ramirez and “Between Us” by Joe Hortua.
The short film “La Nochebuena de Paco and Manolo” is Mr. Furth’s debut as a film director.
Highlights In 2008, he played a recurrent role in the primetime series “Plan America” on TVE, Spain’s number one TV network, and booked a series regular in the pilot “Little Miss CEO.”