Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Vladimir Perez is an actor/writer residing in Los Angeles. Currently he is performing with his UCB Mess Hall Improv team Fresh Kicks and writing for the CBS Diversity Sketch Showcase. Other UCB credits include hosting the LA WEEKLY Top pick show the Hip Hop Source Awardz, the CBS Diversity Showcase Rejected Sketches, Cage Match NY, Indie Cage Match NY, The Third Annual Halloween Scream, Spank, and Not Too Shabby. After co-founding Sea Tea Improv in Hartford, CT and studying at UCB NY, he moved out west. He is a member of the experimental vaudeville group Perez, Haynes & Sons and an iO West Mainstage sketch team. His Film/TV credits include the Lonely Island produced The Tyler Zone opposite Danny Pudi, MTV, ESPN and a few other sports commercials. Vlad has performed in the Del Close Marathon (DCM), the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, the Baltimore Improv Festival, the Providence Improv Festival, the Portland (Maine) Improv Festival, the LA Indie Improv Festival, the LA Scripted Festival, and won the CT Improv Cage Match 2012 & 2013. In 20 years, Vlad still hasn’t decided who his favorite Wu-Tang Clan member is.