Introducing... Calvin Bonds
Critics call this hot young artist a trail blazer instead of a path finder in entertainment. Calvin Bonds is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. This scholar attained a Bachelor's Degree in English and Music from the only Historically Black College and University in Memphis, LeMoyne-Owen College. He also studied and performed an Italian opera in Pisa, Italy, for two summers at the University of Pisa. He studied theater at the Memphis Arts Alliance and the Black Repertory Theater.
“Entertainment is what God has called me to do," proclaims Calvin Bonds.
In 2002, he moved to Los Angeles to further pursue a career in entertainment. His rigorous work-out allowed him the opportunity to do runway modeling for shows like the popular Magic Show and the Project Show in Las Vegas. He has established a name as a renown runway coach for various venues throughout the Los Angeles area. He continued to cultivate his acting skills by studying under Chip Fields Hurd, Eric LaSalle (ER), Willard Pew (Harpo from "The Color Purple"), APS Productions Acting Workshop, etc., and an array of other coaches/ workshops.
Calvin Bonds has served as a stand-in for Actor/Comedian DL Hughley as a television show host on a pilot called "LIAR". He's starred on two episodes of America's Next Top Model and has also been featured on shows like Bill Bellamy's "Who Got Jokes", "The Parkers", and “The West Wing”. Calvin has made four independent films: “It’s Christmas,” “Buckets of Blood,” "The Story of Jonah" and "All That"; his host of theater projects include the award winning musical, "De Obeah Mon". Calvin hosted the internet/cable access show called "Holla", the teenage show “Youth Unlimited,” and he also hosts the popular LA show “G-TV” (Gospel TV). Calvin has recently shot a NATIONAL COMMERCIAL...Congrats!!! He’s represented by Hollywood Celebrity Publicist, John L. Moore.
Calvin Bonds is motivated by the idealism that "entertainment is a business and each entertainer is the entrepreneur; the success of the business depends on the diversity of the entrepreneur". Because of this belief, Calvin Bonds has earned an Executive Master's in Business Administration from Irvine University, a Doctorate degree in Ministry from F.I. Christian University and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religious Fine Arts.
When he is away from the camera, Calvin along with his business partner, T.J. Walker, runs Calvin Walker, a design consulting and entertainment company. Dr. Calvin Bonds also servers as a Research Analysis Professor at one of America’s most notorious universities for Fashion Design and Merchandising (FIDM).
Calvin's ultimate goal is to motivate, facilitate and empower through the dissemination of information in the fields of Education, Corresponding, Acting and other various forms of entertainment. With a couple of television shows in the works and a list of accolades that can be compared with the likes of any industry veteran, it's safe to say that Calvin Bonds is a Revolutionist for Today's World!!!