Actor Andrew Onochie shares his experiences making the short action/war film Devil Dogs.
Andrew Onochie started acting at the tender age of five by entertaining his family at the dinner table. Eventually he went on to perform at church plays and school talent shows. He is known for completely dedicating himself to his roles, as well as his deep rich authoritative voice, and charming smile.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Andrew grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He is the third child of five children of an accountant father and Evangelist mother. After high school, Andrew enrolled in Interboro Institute intent on a career in business administration. Although he minored in film studies, he completely caught the acting bug while appearing in the school's annual talent show where he won a few acting awards.
After two years, he decided to move to Los Angeles to seek work as an actor. He enrolled in Santa Monica College to earn his degree in theatre arts while also studying acting at the Aaron Speiser acting studio in Los Angeles. With his acting versatility and charming personality, he had no difficulty finding work in numerous short films, T.V. shows and web series.
He made his first appearance in the web series Chef Laurent (2009). In 2012, he landed the lead role in the short horror film Ravenous and then followed by the short drama Off Pace (2013) and then a feature called Tempting Fate (2014) where he played the lead role.
The short action/war film Devil Dogs is set during the 2004 battle of Fallujah in the Iraq War.
The film premiered at the 2017 GI Film Festival in Washington D.C. over Memorial Day Weekend and was broadcast on television on the ShortsTV channel network in the U.S. and Europe.