WALT FRASIER

New York Actor
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Actor – Singer – Comic – Director – Producer

  • NEW 2019 – See Walter on Showtime’s Billions Season 4. More to come….
  • Watch Walter on Netflix in old episodes of Lilyhammer, Royal Pains and Blue Bloods.
  • Artistic Director at NEW YORK IMPROV THEATER– Now in it’s 16th season (formerly known as EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv) in Times Square and Touring Nationwide – Professional Off Broadway Comedy Shows, public classes, corporate team building, college tour, K12 educational outreach (AKA Improv 4 Kids / Improv 4 Teens)

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WARRIOR SISTERS  2000 at the Kitchen NYC
NY TIMES OPERA REVIEW By JON PARELES
“Walt Frasier, as the all-purpose colonial villain, reached up to countertenor range with appropriate craven boorishness.”

GUTTER STAR The Paperback Musical  2009 NY Fringe Minetta Lane Theatre
TALKIN BROADWAY review by Matthew Murray
“Walt Frasier … gave the best-sung and most assured performance to be found in the show… as Darla’s friend-and-protector studio head, Frasier deserves credit: His supple baritone and confident manner gave the show an anchoring dramatic weight.”

WHO IS WALT FRASIER?

Walt Frasier, a NYC based artist, has a diverse performance career that now includes costar roles on TV (SHO Billions, CBS Blue Bloods, USA Royal Pains, NETFLIX Lilyhammer, NICK Naked Brothers Band) and Sketch comedy bits on CBS’s Late Night with David Letterman (9 episodes 2006-2007) and TruTV’s Friends of the People (2016).  In 2002 he co-founded the Comedy Troupe, EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH which still performs weekly in Times Square and tours nationwide to colleges, events and K-12 Outreach. Mostly known today for his Improv Comedy, Frasier still sings weekly in churches and previously has performed in Operas (Bronx Opera, Riverside Opera, Amalfi Festival) and Musicals (Fiddler – Gateway Playhouse, Scarlet Pimpernel – 2nd Nat’l tour, NYC Fringe Festivals). Favorite past roles include Rodolfo (La Boheme), Henry VIII (Man for All Seasons), Harold Hill (Music Man), The Prince (Student Prince).

Most fun on set to date must be working with Stevie Van Zandt in Norway on the Lilyhammer series finale, written and directed by the iconic star, I grew up knowing as the crazy bandanna guy on guitar jamming with the Boss. But a close second was filming Royal Pains in Puerto Rico, watching a guy machete coconuts on the beach between takes.

Walter may be most recognizable for his role in two commercials as Dr. Oz’s Fat Pants, which was later discussed on David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and Pierce Morgan.

However, Walt Frasier is always most at home performing live. His “day job” (Last tray of drinks carried as a waiter was 2003) is performing and teaching Improv Comedy in Times Square and touring nationwide. A co-founder of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH, Walter has hosted 5000+ shows and taught 1000s of students.

LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE

Improv

Walt Frasier appears weekly in EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH – Interactive Improv Comedy in Times Square. Over 5000 shows since 2002 includes touring colleges, corporate events and K-12 outreach programs.

team building

In addition to teaching public classes, Walter is a Corporate Team Building Specialist, working with groups from HSBC, Macy’s, 360i, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, AMEX, Mastercard, Twitter, BDO, Louis Vuitton, Ernst & Young, BING / Microsoft, Coach, BMW, Home Depot, JET (Walmart E-commerce), GM, Kraft and 100s more using Improv Comedy to tear down walls of insecurity and ego and to achieve Psychological Safety in the office. Book Walt Frasier for your next Team Building Needs and EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv for you next office party.

doe vendor

Via his company Improv Theater LLC, Frasier is also a New York City DOE VENDOR, delivering professional development for teachers as well as shows, workshops and residencies, using Improv to teach K-12 students valuable skills in creativity, community and leadership.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST

Musical Theater
Walt Frasier at the Bleeker Street Theater, 2011 Fringe Festival, SEED OF ABRAHAM
Musical theater
2009 Triad Theater. CHILDREN OF GOD with Amelia Fowler and Kecia Lewis, directed by Tony Winner, Ben Harney. Written By CB Murray
Operetta
FIRST PROFESSIONAL THEATER GIG: 1994 WEST END DINNER THEATER Walt Frasier as Samuel, holding a gun on the Major General in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance”

 

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