Allen Waiserman is a a theatrically trained character actor, born & raised (and currently living) in Los Angeles! He has focused on classical theatre training & technique since he was a kid, and has been actively working in & pursuing TV, voice-over, live performances, hosting gigs, commercial, & film projects ever since.
He just recently starred as 'Yappy' on the colorful children's show 'YippieYay!' from DharMann Studios & was featured as 'Charlie Chaplin' in an upcoming theatrical motion picture. He also had the distinct privilege of performing as the OFFICIAL Winifred Sanderson for Disney and Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween "Black Cat Bash" event at The Houdini Estate in honor of the 30th Anniversary of Disney's Hocus Pocus.
His other most recent project was a Co-Star role on the TV show "Black Monday" on SHOWTIME. He's also a regular character performer at the BeetleHouse LA restaurant in Hollywood, portraying Bette Midler's character Winifred Sanderson from Disney's Hocus Pocus.
Allen was also most recently invited as a costumed character to the World Premieres of Disney's Hocus Pocus 2, Disenchanted, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, & AVATAR: The Way of Water. He can also be seen as an invited guest for most red carpet premieres & opening nights at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Dolby Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, and Pasadena Playhouse.
Some other favorite noteworthy projects have been Nickelodeon's 'Sam & Cat' with Ariana Grande, where he portrayed 'Weirdo' on the main show, the web spin-off, and as a character in their 'Spot It' video game. He was also recurring for 3 seasons the comedic character 'Gordon Little' on the teen political comedy "Mr. Student Body President", which was on Amazon Prime Video & YouTube, & originally aired as part of Verizon's go90.
Allen was also a recurring on-camera social media influencer on Disney's "Polaris Primetime" TV Show on Disney XD, did voice-over for Rachael Ray's pet food brand Nutrish, and a variety of other pilots & commercials, such as for the Xploderz toy blaster.
He was also extremely honored to be the main subject of a recent documentary about his life as an actor, influencer, & cosplayer in LA, called "Once Upon a Costume.", which played at various festivals & premiered on the big screen at the TCL Chinese Theatre in the summer of 2019.
He has developed a dedicated Instagram following of over 59,000 fans, as well as over 223,000 followers & millions of views on TikTok. He can be seen as a current brand ambassador for Hot Topic.
Aside from TV & acting projects, Allen is also well known in the Cosplay, Drag, Disney, & Theme Park communities for his over the top Broadway-quality costumes & characters that he portrays (such as Charlie Chaplin, Lumiere, Hades, Genie, Peter Pan, Mad Hatter, etc), & drag impersonations (Mrs. Doubtfire, Winifred Sanderson, etc.), all of which he also does for private events, conventions, parties, hosting, and televised promos.
Some noteworthy events have been winning 1st Place at RuPaul's Drag Con costume contest in 2018 & as Mrs. Doubtfire in 2019, winning as Lumiere in Disney's official D23 EXPO show in 2019 (which he has been a part of 3 times), hosting at the LA ComicCon as Peter Pan, performing at the Director's Guild of America, & appearing on CBS for the LA Chocolate Festival.
Musical theatre & comedic character actors, such as Lucille Ball, Nathan Lane, Robin Williams, Carol Burnett, Jim Carrey, Rowan Atkinson, Melissa McCarthy, Mike Myers, Liza Minnelli, Josh Gad, Charlie Chaplin, Steve Martin, Meryl Streep, & Jack Lemmon, have continually inspired him more than anything! Acting & performing has & always will be Allen's #1 passion in life.
"Love Allen & his work ethic! There’s no one quite like him! And the cosplay stuff is just a cool added bonus to him! Also a kind person, which is always nice in this town!"
-Shayna Sherwood (Casting Director)