Leonard Kocan

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Leonard Kocan

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Leonard Kocan is a professionally trained Swiss French and German Actor and former Architect, working on a wide range of projects in Film and Theatre across Europe. He is a native speaker in French and German (both mother tongues) and fluent in English (Acting studies and Theatre engagements in New York).

He trained at the New York Film Academy Acting Conservatory program, graduating in 2010, where he was a recipient of the Jerry Sherlock first year Grant. Prior to that, he earned a Master's degree of Science in Architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and Lausanne, and completed his mandatory Military service in the Swiss Armed Forces.

He has appeared in plays at the Schauspielhaus Zurich, the Berliner Ensemble, the Center Stage New York, Wild Project Theatre and The Players Club Gramercy Park in Manhattan. His film credits include the Swiss TV Drama Die Beschatter (NETFLIX), Swiss crime TV series Wilder / Buried Truth (NETFLIX), TV Drama Neumatt / New Heights (NETFLIX), the upcoming Richard Wagner Biopic The Zurich Affair - Wagner's One and Only Love, and comedic ad campaigns for London based Scandinavian Styling Brand Dappad.

30-45 years
Swiss
Place of residence Zürich (CH), Berlin (DE)
Year of birth1982 (41 years)
Place of birthLa Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)
Housing optionsParis (FR), London (GB), New York (US), Los Angeles (US)
ProfessionActor
Driver's licensesA - Motorcycle, B - Car, BE - Car with trailer
Eye colorblue green
Hair colordarkblond
Height (cm)193
Weight (in kg)85
Statureathletic / training
LanguagesFrench(native-language)German(native-language)English
DialectsAmericanBühnendeutschZürich German(native dialect)
InstrumentsGuitar
SportAlpine skiingCross-country skiingIce HockeyMountain hikingSnowboardSoccerSquashStage combatSurfingSwim
PitchBaritone
Special skillsPracitical Shooting
Training
Primary professional training
2009 – 2010
Other professional training
2004 – 2007
ETH Zürich - Master of Science in Architecture
2000 – 2002
EPFL Lausanne - Undergraduate in Architecture
Film
2022
Peter K. Alleine gegen den Staat picture
Peter K. Alleine gegen den Staat (Cinema film)
Police Officer (SR)
Laurent Wyss Insert FIlm AG Aardvark Film Emporium Insert FIlm AG
2021
The Zurich Affair - Wagner's One And Only Love picture
The Zurich Affair - Wagner's One And Only Love (Cinema film)
Johann Bernhard Spyri (SR)
Jens Neubert Syquali ORF Enterprise Nina Moser | Revolve Casting
2019
Säugetiere (Short film)
Der Mann (LR)
Nino Vicenzo Valpiani TBD NVV
2019
A Tangled Web picture
A Tangled Web (Cinema film)
Marc (LR)
Emmanuel Obi Jr. KUSMagic Production Amazon Prime
2018
The Radicalization of Jeff Boyd (Cinema film)
Frank Stark (SR)
Uwe Schwarwalder Juice Worldwide, Apple TV
2018
Etrange picture
Etrange (Short film)
Laurent (LR)
Sophia Schweizer Kurzfilm
2018
Katrina's Dream picture
Katrina's Dream (Cinema film)
Amici Leo (NR) (SR)
Mirko & Dario Bischofberger Realeyz Clacson Production
2018
Lonely Hearts Club picture
Lonely Hearts Club (Short film)
Lars (SR)
David Figueroa Garcia Thao Duong | Mauro Mueller Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival Fidelio Films
2015
Gooey (Short film)
Gooey (LR)
Paulus Bruegmann Zurich Film Festival - 72' Short
2015
The Wellington picture
The Wellington (Short film)
Der Dealer (SR)
Franco Zilli Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Double Key Pictures
Television
2022
Die Beschatter picture
Die Beschatter (TV series)
Till Klöti (SRE)
Michael Steiner Turnus Film SRF / RTS | NETFLIX SRF | NETFLIX Glaus & Gut Casting Simone Schmid | Francesco Rizzi
2021
Neumatt / New Heights picture
Neumatt / New Heights (TV series)
Banquier Rochat (Ep. 4&5) (SRE)
Sabine Boss | Pierre Monnard SRF / RTS | NETFLIX SRF | NETFLIX Glaus & Gut Casting Marianne Wendt | Christian Schiller
2018
Seitentriebe picture
Seitentriebe (TV series)
Voyeur (GR)
Güzin Kar | Markus Welter Langfilm SRF / RTS First Look Media Langfilm
2017
Wilder / Buried Truth picture
Wilder / Buried Truth (TV series)
Bundeskriminalpolizei Analyst (SRE)
Pierre Monnard C-Films | Panimage SRF / RTS SRF | NETFLIX Panimage
Theater
2017
Bühne frei für Mick Levcik! (Drama)
Sprechchor
René Pollesch Berliner Ensemble Gastauftritt
2016
Antigone (Drama)
Journalist / Pressechor
Stefan Pucher Schauspielhaus Zurich
2016
Bühne frei für Mick Levcik! (Drama)
Sprechchor
René Pollesch Schauspielhaus Zurich
2016
Transformation I
Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5) - monologue ENG
Paulus Bruegmann Make Up Julie Ruetz, Schauspielhaus ZH
2016
Transformation II
The Seventh Seal (on a break) - DE
Paulus Bruegmann Make Up Julie Ruetz, Schauspielhaus ZH
2015
Love / No Love
Sprechchor
René Pollesch Schauspielhaus Zurich
2011
Encounters
Charles - ENG (LR)
Constance Fichet Wild Project Theater New York
2011
Rencontre
Marc - FR (LR)
Constance Fichet Center Stage New York
2010
Saint Joan (Drama)
Robert de Baudricourt - ENG (LR)
Joe Osheroff Union Square Theatre New York
2010
Sorry wrong number (Drama)
George - ENG (SR)
Anna Maria Cianciulli The Players Club Gramercy Park New York
Commercial
2024
SBB Halbtax Plus TVC (Commercial)
Thomas / Vater
Michael Steiner Tuna Production Glaus & Gut Casting
2023
JobRad TVC Germany (Commercial)
Valet (LR)
Dennis Lück BrinkertLück Creatives Claudia Mai Casting
2023
Zurich Vitaparcours App TVC (Commercial)
Leading role
Eliad Lienhardt BrinkertLück Creatives Laura Rindlisbacher
2022
McDonald's TVC (Commercial)
Leading role
Caspar-Jan Hogerzeil TBWA. / Rocket Film Central Casting
2021
Die Mobiliar
Main Cast
Jones - Michael Woodward Aurélia Marine Casting talents
2020
Mobility Carsharing - TVC
Lead
Lukas Maeder Atelier 229
2020
Swisscom TVC
Swissom Spokesperson
Tobias Fueter Laura Rindlisbacher
2020
Coop - Little FOOBY - TVC
Vater
Ari Zehnder Claudia Mai Casting
2019 – 2020
Stayin Alive - BikeXperts
André Vital - DE & FR
Laurent Ulrich Glaus & Gut Casting
2019
SBB - Right there - TVC
Ehemann
Michael Fueter Claudia Mai Casting
2018
Schweizer Post
Der Einkäufer
Johannes Grebert Aurélia Marine Casting
2018
Dyson
Cleaner - lead
Ari Zehnder Ferrari & Kämpfen
2017
UPC - My Sports - TVC
E Pilot
Reto Salimbeni Manifesto Films
2017
Basler Versicherung - TVC
Der Junge Mann
Marcus Lundin Markenfilm
2017
Dappad London Fashion Clothing
The Dappad Man - ENG
Jay Amin The Barkas Copenhagen
2016
Numbrs App
Der Banker
Richy Hafner Polymorph Pictures
2015
Samsung
Büro Sportler
SIlvio Gerber Filmgerberei
2015
StepStone - TVC
Geschäftsmann
Richy Hafner Polymorph Pictures