Ernest Pierce (Ernest Pierce Jr.)
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BiographyChicago, Illinois, USA
Ernest Pierce started his entertainment career working as a professional model in Chicago/LA & Paris. Ernest started in theater in 1996 working with a traveling company performing world premiere project for two years. Receiving high recognition Ernest traveled to Africa to perform with the group in the 1999. While taking private vocal and dance lessons for many years Ernest tested his performing arts skills landing the role of Tyrone in the Off Broadway Musical FAME. He continued his stage performance over seven different stage productions before working as featured background player in films. Read more... fire arms training from 1997-1999. His first degree was achieved in 2003 in Health Administration minoring in Speech Communications and French. He began working in voice-overs and radio broadcasting in 2001 interning with WKKC and the U of I Black House Station Radio for two years. Deciding a career in film would be his next goal, Ernest traveled to New York and LA over the span of 3 years deciding LA would be the place to call home. "This is the career that allows us to experience a new life every day. A change to continue to have the human experience and share myself to tell this person's story each day. To grow as a human each and every day." He relocated to Los Angeles and began working on his second degree in Theater & Performing Arts while growing his craft. It was then that his career started to rise In 2008 Ernest was introduced and featured in a Cameo as Rachel Berry's Father "Leroy Berry" in the hit television show Glee in the pilot episode. The same year Ernest was cast and featured as Mr.Crackhead with the hit movie Dance Flick by the Wayans Brothers. In 2009 Ernest branched off into writing short films and directing independent projects. Ernest has co-starred as the comedic Donovan in the film Home-wrecker. He also landed the leading role of Wentworth on a New Media project in "It's Always Smoggy in LA. In 2010, Ernest took on new ventures into television sitcoms where the LOGO network and Netflix picked up the self funded show DTLA where Ernest co-starred at Stefan Braxton. From 2012 to current Ernest has been landing leading and co-starring roles in a host of independent projects and voice overs.