A classically trained actor, Cristian has played roles from Shakespeare to Edward Albee, crossing the whole theatre spectre, from playing the lead at the renowned Odeon Theatre in Bucharest to acclaimed independent productions. Working steadily for the past 10 years in theatre, film and television, Cristian was a co-star on the NBC worldwide hit TV show “The Blacklist” and has collaborated with the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Roth, Andrew McCarthy (Orange is the new black, St. Elmo’s fire, The Blacklist), BBC award winning director Craig Lines, Michael Watkins (The Blacklist, X-Files, Law and Order), Ludi Boeken (World War Z) and some of the best Romanian film and theatre directors including “Palm d’or” winner Cristi Puiu, Radu Muntean, Radu Afrim and Florin Zamfirescu, to name a few.
In 2012, Cristian was one of the 10 best Romanian theatre actors featured in the first edition of the “10 for film” program, during Transilvania International Film Festival.
He studied acting for 4 years at the University of Theatre and Cinema in Bucharest, working with esteemed teachers like Catalin Naum, Florin Zamfirescu, Vladimir Granov, Florin Fieroiu and many others.
Based in New York and Bucharest, Cristian is also a musician and photographer. As a DJ he performed in numerous Manhattan and Brooklyn venues and his photographic works were featured in magazines, newspapers, New York galleries and group shows.
Role Production Director Producer
Co-star The Blacklist AndrewMcCarthy NBC
Regular Mother’s Doctors Craig Lines Mediapro - Romania
Regular Aniela Iura Luncasu Mediapro - Romania
Co-star Die Deutschen Daniel Sich Uwe Kersken
TV Host Euro-Houses Dan Feldman TVR 2
Co-star Youth without youth Francis Ford Coppola Zoetrope
Co- lead Nelson Ludi Boeken Udi Yerushalmy
Supporting They're watching Micah Wright, Jay Lender Rico Garcia
Featured '79 Parts Ari Taub Hit&Run
Lead Rabbit Meat Gabriel Achim Green Film
Principal Adalbert’s Dream Gabriel Achim Green Film
Lead 50Years Patrick McDevitt SVA
Lead Juste la fin du monde Radu Afrim Odeon Theatre - Bucharest
Lead dancer Broadway-Bucharest Radu Afrim National Opera - Bucharest
Lead Pluto Cristian Balint UnTeatru
Lead Autobahn (Roadtrip) Andrei Grosu Godot Theatre
Lead The Clawfoot and Florin Zamfirescu Godot Theatre
Hot Tub Interviews
Lead Zoostory Catalin Naum Podul Theatre
Lead Hamlet Catalin Naum Podul Theatre
TRANSCENTRAL - Teatrul Podul
SOLS - ARK Bucharest
COMMERCIALS : available upon request
SPECIAL SKILLS :
Languages : English (fluent), Romanian (native), German (good), Italian (average)
Sports : Fencing, Stage Combat, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Handball and last but not least : Poker
Driving license : yes