BIO


George Arrendell was born in Antwerp in 1968, the elder son of a South American percussionist and a Belgian painter. He speaks fluent English, Dutch and French.


Through the 1980s George made his pocket money as a breakdancer and rap artist and, after graduating from High School, he started working as a model in different parts of Europe. He had caught the acting bug while appearing in student drama productions and playing small roles in Belgian films and TV series, and decided that he wanted to do this for a living, so in 1996 he enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City. When he graduated and returned to Europe he had no difficulty finding television work in numerous productions, being the first and the best working Afro European actor in Belgium.


George has worked in movies and television, including the plum role of Inspector Jimmy N'Tongo in Belgian's hit police series Zone Stad (Zone City), which was nominated at the Monte Carlo Television Festival of 2009.

He has also appeared in British and Canadian film productions, among them ‘Falling Through’, ‘Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry’, ‘High Speed’, and ‘She, Me and Her’. This was filmed on location in Luxembourg, where he was lucky enough to work with Roy Scheider, Peter Weller, Ben Cross and Nick Moran.


Besides being a practitioner of Method acting, George Arrendell has studied the Meisner and Michael Checkhov techniques, which he believes to be an interesting combination.