Anton Starkman got his start as an actor by following in the footsteps of his older brothers who were pursuing the craft. He landed his first job at five on the Young and Restless and ever since then; he has been creating a name for himself in Tinseltown. This year, has been phenomenal for Starkman.
“2016 has been quite a year for me,” said Starkman.
He had a recurring role on American Horror Story and landed starring roles in Shovel Buddies and Storks (in theaters now). “Working on American Horror Story was an amazing experience, not only because Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk believed in me enough to cast me in six episodes, but also because I was able to work directly with Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, Denis O’ Hare, and Angela Bassett. Working with them made me understand how important it is as an actor to be ready to go when they say action,” said Anton. Starkman played “Max Ellison” on the hit show. Now he is portraying “Nate,” a 10-year-old boy (Storks) who sends a letter requesting a sibling from Stork Mountain.
“People should see this film because it takes a great team to make a film as special as this one. It’s a roller coaster ride from the very beginning. Don’t expect to sleep through this animated movie,” said Starkman.
In the upcoming movie, Shovel Buddies he will portray “Lump.” His character will help his brother fulfill a last request. “Shovel Buddies is a completely different type of film. It has a darker tone to it.
My character is named “Lump” the litter brother who is always trying to be accepted by his older brother and his two best friends. The four of us set out to fulfill the wishes of my brother’s friend who has died,” said Starkman.
Anton has a budding acting career already preparing for more roles, but at the tender age of 13 he has not received his dream role yet.
“My dream role is to star in an action fantasy type movie and it could be a book series with many sequels that would be just fine. I would love to someday get to work with Tom Hanks or Josh Gad,” said Starkman.
It is not just about Hollywood for Anton. He plans to attend college and enjoys playing baseball and participating in water balloon fights with his brothers. Shovel Buddies will be released October 11th and much more from Anton in the future.
Written By: Chalise Macklin