I am CHARLIE Curilan

actor | model | acting coach

Charlie Curilan is a Filipino-Dutch actor based in the Netherlands whose career ranges from acting on stage, film, and commercials, working as voice-over talent, to coaching aspiring actors at the Mulholland Academy in Amsterdam. He started his professional career as part of the original cast in the Dutch version of Cameron Mackintosh’s hit musical Miss Saigon in 1996, produced by Stage Entertainment, and then again in 2014 in the Swedish version at the Malmö Opera. His earlier appearances include Dutch TV series Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden, Meiden van de Herengracht, and A’dam en EVA. He was nominated BEST ACTOR alongside seasoned Dutch actors at the 2018 edition of the 48-Hour Film Festival–Rotterdam for his performance in the comedic short film, Stanley 911 (which won the People’s Choice award), and in the following year, Charlie won BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR at the CineZee Film Festival in Vlissingen, Netherlands for his dramatic performance in the short film Open Wond

Charlie’s acting versatility landed him a featured role in the Dutch comedy series Jos, by NLFILM and AVRO-TROS network. He played a polyglot in the Dutch comedy Fazant and in the same year played a dramatic role in the final installment of the multi-awarded trilogy Capo di Famiglia. These are just some of the most notable films out of 30+ film credits that make up his body of work. (Check out his IMDB page for his full filmography.)  In the future, people will see more of him as he plays one of the lead roles in the international sci-fi feature film, Guinea Pig, to be filmed in Sweden in the summer of 2024.  A future project is right ahead as he has recently wrapped the short film Goldfish Breakfast, by surrealist filmmaker, Uriel Mutahemuel, a project specially commissioned by the Kunstinstituut Melly to be premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2024.

His acting abilities are extended to the advertising industry with his portfolio that includes, Heineken, ABN-AMRO, SNS Bank, Eurojackpot, Staatslotterij (State Lottery), Media Markt, Conimex, De Hypotheker, Hypotrust, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways), T-Mobile, Ziggo, Amstel Beer, Carlsberg Beer, Dutch Bargain Beer, and one of Europe’s largest global grocery chain LIDL. In the international scene, he appeared in a recent campaign of Roku (USA & Canada), a promotional film for Shell (Global), a butter campaign for Regalien (South-east Asia), and Delta Airlines (Global).

Along with his performing career, he has also given masterclasses in musical theater performance, film acting, and singing for young performers at Yew Chung International Highschool in Hong Kong, Big Ben International Academy for Music & Performing Arts in Jakarta, the Broadway Youth of Cebu, and the Philippine Highschool for the Arts. He performed postmodern theater plays produced by Gogoheart Film and Stage at the Mulholland Academy in Amsterdam, where he earned his Diploma in International Professional Acting and is now part of the faculty, teaching his craft to a new generation of aspiring actors of various nationalities.


To further his career, Charlie continuously hones his talent by training under American acting coaches James Ciccone of Boston Strangler fame, and Andy Garrison, veteran actor and founder of the Actor Training Studio in Kansas City, Missouri.

All this hard work pays off as Charlie’s career flourishes. To date, he is the only actor of Filipino descent currently represented by UK-based talent agent, Stephanie Broocks, promoting his crafts to casting directors and producers for Netflix, Marvel, the Hallmark Channel, and Amazon Prime, to name a few.

As a voiceover talent, his voice can be heard on radio, TV, and online campaigns.

Charlie Curilan as voiceover talent for  Body and Fit Brand