"The wedding reception is a wallow in drink, dancing and deception; Mr. Weinstein, in a nice bit, plays the groom as a sodden hyena." - New York Times
Gus Weinstein is an actor, writer and photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
Educated in New York City public schools, Gus graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, and then from The City College of New York. Though he majored in political science and sociology, he performed in six shows during his time at CCNY, including You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Schroeder), and The Imaginary Invalid (Punchinello).
In his time since, Gus has performed at the Theater for the New City in Winter Wedding and Folk City (the former of which earned him the above glowing review in the Times), in the radio play The Starry Garter at the Clocktower Gallery, and in Measure for Measure with Island Shakespeare, a company producing immersive, site-specific productions of the works of the Bard. That particular production staged Measure in the Chapel of the Good Shepard, a 19th century chapel on Roosevelt Island, and set its characters in 1963 Vienna. More recently, Gus originated the role of suicidal novelist Oscar in The Seven Collective's production of Terence Patrick Hughes' play "Benched," and the role of fourteen-year-old sociopath-slash-bomb-threat John in Rudy Gray's play "Denials." In 2016, Gus made his NYC International Fringe Festival debut as Sam Horowitz in Jolie London Glickman's "Girls Will Be Girls."
Since May, 2014, Gus has performed and written for Project Theater's Our Bar -- a monthly show comprised of an hour's worth of newly-composed original scenes all set at Failte Irish Whiskey Bar in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Dates and times for upcoming Our Bar shows can be found at www.ourbarnyc.com.
Most recently, Gus shot an episode of Mysteries at the Castle with The Travel Channel, playing a young Winston Churchill in a segment about Churchill's 1899 escape from a Pretoria, South Africa POW camp. The episode aired in February, 2016. He then shot the pilot episode of I, Witness, a new series on Investigation Discovery, playing Sean Pica in the retelling of the real life story of the 1987 murder of James Pierson.
Webster, Andy. "The Funeral Party Ran Off; Now Go Chase It Down." Rev. of Winter Wedding. New York Times 17 May 2011: C6. Print.