Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another interview! I recently sat down for a conversation with an Actor/Stuntman friend of mine, Les Price, who recently played a zombie in the Army of the Dead that faces off with Dave Bautista! Army of the Dead is now available in Select Theaters and will be on Netflix this Friday, May 21!
BIO: Les Price is an actor/stuntman who was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He is best known for his stunt work on #FREEMEEK the MEEK MILLS Amazon Original Docu-series, the One Plus 5T Android smart phone commercial, his voiceover work on (SECTION 9) and narrator of (Highway 666) as well as his acting roles in Elementary (2015) Death House (2018) CREED II (2019).
Other roles include: ALPHARIFT (2019), STRAY (2019), SOLAR (2019), PROJECT GATA national gun control campaign (TBA), KABUKIMAN RETURNS (2020) and NOCTURNAL (2020).
Les got his start coming from an entertainment background, having been raised by a family of known entertainers. Les’s witty personality and vast knowledge in everything from fitness to film provided the tools necessary to explore various realms of the entertainment industry, from Executive Security, Fitness Modeling, to Voice Overs and traveling as a Cosplay guest at various comic conventions throughout the United States. Due to his over the top costumes, spot on impressions and his engaging personality, he quickly became a fan favorite and was deemed ” the man with a thousand faces,”
In 2012 Les gained notoriety by becoming nationally recognized as Vin Diesel’s double. Tapped to become a celebrity look alike, he began hosting Red carpet premieres and making guest appearances as “The Fast the and Furious” franchises iconic lead character “Dominic Toretto,” before finding his calling as a action actor and professional stuntman.
Although Les, has always had artistic endeavors, his transition into the acting realm occurred when his close friends in the stunt industry convinced him to start training with their stunt team, recognizing early on – that with background in fitness and MMA combined with his physical presence and racial ambiguity, he would go far in a notoriously competitive industry.
Les, uses his ability to mimic various accents and dialects for character roles and voice over work in addition stunts to break the mold of traditional stunt performers. With his unique skill set, and consistent dedication to perfecting his craft, Les has easily become someone to lookout for.
From filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Zack Snyder’s Justice League), Army of the Dead takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a displaced Vegas local, former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), it’s with the ultimate proposition: Break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours.
Driven by the hope that the payoff could help pave the way to a reconciliation with his estranged daughter Kate (Ella Purnell), Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. They include Maria Cruz (Ana de la Reguera), an ace mechanic and Ward’s old friend; Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick), a zombie killing machine; Marianne Peters (Tig Notaro), a cynical helicopter pilot; Mikey Guzman (Raúl Castillo), a go-for-broke influencer and Chambers (Samantha Win), his ride-or-die; Martin (Garret Dillahunt), the casino’s head of security; a badass warrior known as the Coyote (Nora Arnezeder) who recruits Burt Cummings (Theo Rossi), a slimy security guard; and a brilliant German safe cracker named Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer).
Scott finds an unexpected emotional hurdle when Kate joins the expedition to search for Geeta (Huma S. Qureshi), a mother who’s gone missing inside the city. With a ticking clock, a notoriously impenetrable vault, and a smarter, faster horde of Alpha zombies closing in, only one thing’s for certain in the greatest heist ever attempted: survivors take all.
Directed By | Zack Snyder
Story By | Zack Snyder
Written By | Zack Snyder, Shay Hatten, Joby Harold
Produced By | Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller, Zack Snyder
Cast | Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Garret Dillahunt, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma S. Qureshi, Samantha Win, Richard Cetrone, Michael Cassidy
Army of the Dead is available in Select Theaters and arrives on Netflix May 21, 2021.