With effortless and jovial charm, Sunkrish Bala is able to bring his warmth and light to any room he walks into, and with a television and film career spanning nearly two decades, his love of language and the spoken word shines is deeply imbued within his dramatic work as well.
Sunkrish’s career began while he was still training in Theater at UCLA, being cast in notable roles in American tentpole television series such as Grey’s Anatomy and Will and Grace almost immediately after moving to Los Angeles. He booked his first network series before even graduating college and spent two seasons on ABC’s “Notes from the Underbelly.”
From there, Sunkrish’s television work has continued to flourish consistently over the next twenty years, appearing in notable recurring roles in genres as varied as HBO’s Silicon Valley and AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Sunkrish joined the final season of ABC’s Castle, joining Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic as the NYPD’s newest recruit, fighting crime alongside America’s favorite policing couple. He was most recently seen opposite Christina Applegate in Netflix’ hit series Dead to Me and in the acclaimed AppleTV+ series Little America.
His feature film work includes producing and starring in Chee and T, a festival darling in 2018— which garnered numerous Best Feature and Audience Awards. He will next be seen in Sujata Day’s Definition Please, currently on the festival circuit.
Born and brought up in India, educated in the United States, Sunkrish has lived around the world and brings his unique perspective to all his endeavors, which include a passion for comedy and writing.
Sunkrish is excited to help impart his pragmatic and no-nonsense approach to the work and craft of being an actor, and understands that, while the nature of the business is ever-evolving, the responsibility of the actor remains simple: fidelity to Truth.