Inspired Minds

Neil D'Monte

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Neil D'Monte is an American artist, SAG-AFTRA film actor, musician, producer, creator of the Hellbilly clothing line, and director born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of the USC School of Fine Arts, Neil began his career as a comic book and storyboard artist, which segued into a successful acting career. The multi-hyphenate made his feature film debut in 2003 with "Vampires Anonymous," followed by the box office blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." His theatrical training at Chicago’s prestigious Goodman Theatre allowed him to develop his skill at portraying offbeat and eccentric characters, for which he is quickly gaining notoriety among his peers in the film industry. In addition to his work as an actor and as a sought-after artist, he is currently recording as a drummer with guitarist Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros/Satellite Party), industrial-metal band Tweaker and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist/bandmate James Iha (A Perfect Circle), playing music festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and SXSW. A staple at San Diego Comic-Con, Neil is also the co-creator/artist behind the graphic novel/vampire epic Clan of the Vein which was featured in the Lionsgate film "Cooties" and in MTV’s "Teen Wolf" – Seasons 5 and 6. Neil's latest artwork can be seen in the Summer Blockbuster, "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, " and on Netflix with Awesomeness TV/Paramount’s "The F**k It List." Storyboard/concept artist credits include: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Rambo: First Blood" and "Jurassic World."