Tony Alcantar

Born and trained in Chicago, Tony holds a B.A. in Theater and M.F.A. in Acting from Chicago's Roosevelt University, although he never showed an interest in the arts while in high school. He was more interested in hockey and was the school's goalie on their 1978 championship team.

Not knowing what to do after high school graduation, Tony attended part-time courses at Wright Jr. College. It was in an "Introduction to the Theater" class that he saw a Second City show. Like many bitten by the improv bug, Tony took the year course at the world famous "Players Workshop of the Second City", eventually teaching and directing there. After studying improv for many years in Chicago, Tony finally got cast in the Second City. He is among the long list of Second City actors, working in film, TV, animation voiceover and theater.

Tony has taught acting in Chicago, Toronto and Vancouver. He runs ImprovChicago workshops in Vancouver and his Windy City Women improv troupe is a comedy mainstay.

Known For


Cast Credits

Motive (2013)
Guest starring as Devon Pearman
Continuum (2012)
Guest starring as Future Clerk
  • Episode 2x09: Seconds (Jul 7, 2013)
Arrow (2012)
Guest starring as Pharmacist
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Guest starring as Cashier
Supernatural (2005)
Guest starring as Mr. Hinckley
Andromeda (2000)
Guest starring as Sy
Cold Squad (1998)
Guest starring as Tony
Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Guest starring as Dr. Myers
Millennium (1996)
Guest starring as Chuck