Photos with Cardiff Gerhardt
Cardiff Gerhardt was born in Salt Lake City, Utah February 26, 1992. His father, John Gerhardt was primarily a real estate salesman while his mother, Michele Corigliano was an entrepreneur. Cardiff's parents divorced when he was two years old. He has a younger brother 13 months younger than him. Growing up, Cardiff and his brother attended private Catholic schools until he was 17, where he finished his last 3 semesters and graduated at Cottonwood High School. Cardiff played baseball, basketball and football growing up. He then attended Westminster College, located less than 10 minutes away from his childhood home. Read more... college, he no longer delegated his time to any team sports. During his first semester, he decided to drive down to McCarty Talent Agency to see if he could become a model. They signed him up, but proposed that he also take an acting class as well. This was the first time Cardiff had ever considered film acting. His mother signed him up and after 2 months, his acting teacher, Emily Pearson recommended Cardiff to be represented with McCarty. His first head-shot and resume was put together before his 19th birthday, and he was sent out for auditions thereafter. Cardiff's first big break was a day role in The Mistle-Tones, which he auditioned for a year after he signed with McCarty as an actor. It was his first SAG production, making him eligible to join the union. However, since Cardiff has lived in the non-union state of Utah, he has yet to take that next step as it would be more of a hindrance than a benefit. His next big break was becoming a reoccurring supporting role in the BYUTV production, Granite Flats. It was the only consistent TV show being shot in Utah. This gave Cardiff consistent work over the next few years. In the Spring of 2014, Cardiff put together his first demo reel. It received the attention of two managers out in New York City. They contacted Cardiff throughout that summer where he sent numerous auditioned tapes back. In the Fall, he made a trip out to meet his new managers Kendall Werts and Olga Tavarez, who had signed him up with agency, Innovative Artists.