Calvin Picou is the guy you love to hate and the troubled hero you love.
He came to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television, but fell in love with the theatre while receiving classical training from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Less than a week after graduation he booked the lead in his first feature film, Young Americans, from film auteur Omar Salas Zamora. Since that first collaboration he completed two more feature films, numerous short films, and is the lead in a pilot that is now going to series.
Calvin got his first taste of festival success with an antagonistic role in the short film Night Shift, which was produced by Viola Davis and qualified for the Academy Awards.
Calvin's passion for the craft often calls him to return to his roots in theatre. He's been in multiple plays with the TONY Award winning South Coast Repertory, and was most recently seen in the award winning production of The Little Foxes at Antaeus (Best Ensemble and Best Revival. LADCC).
Calvin's thirst to understand how people move through the world differently and the diverse experiences we collect is what drives his passion to represent deeply specific characters.
This sensitive, mysterious actor will make you wonder, have you laughing , and keep you guessing.
A natural collaborator, Calvin loves all aspects of the creative process. His priority is acting, but he has worn many hats behind the scenes, earning him director and writing credits in his own right. He just loves to work.
Calvin is based in Los Angeles but is available for local hire in Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee.