Javi TosteModel Male Podgorica, Podgorica, Montenegro
Mayhem # 2545603
About MePERSONAL INFORMATION & MEASUREMENTS
FIRST NAME: Javier / MIDDLE NAME: Riobó / LAST NAME: Toste / STAGE NAME: Javi Toste/ E-MAIL: email@example.com / SOCIAL MEDIA: ModelMayhem > www.modelmayhem.com/2545603 Twitter > @javi_toste Facebook > www.facebook.com/javitoste Linkedin > es.linkedin.com/in/javitoste Skype > Javi Toste / BIRTH DATE: June 28th, 1988 / BIRTH PLACE: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain / NATIONALITY: Spanish / HEIGHT: 5’ 11’’ / WEIGHT: 165 lbs / PHYSIQUE: Normal / ETHNICITY: Caucasian / CHEST: 36’’ / WAIST: 28’’ / HIP: 36’’ / SHIRT: M / PANTS: 31 / SHOE: 9.0 / EYE COLOR: Dark Brown / SKIN COLOR: White / HAIR COLOR: Dark Brown
My name is Javier Riobó Toste, also known as Javi Toste, my stage name, a 26 year-old trained and experienced Spanish actor. I was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), my mother's country, and moved to Galicia, in Spain's northwest, at the age of ten, to a small, coastal village called Bueu, my father's country. I've lived in some different cities of Spain, including San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Pontevedra, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, Madrid, Sevilla and Zaragoza, but I had to come back home some months ago. I'm kind, polite, committed, responsible, tenacious, hard-working, open-minded, honest, brave, adventurous, sensitive, creative, caring, comprehensive, big-hearted, patient, easy-going, peace-loving and curious. I also have a great sense of humor, and I love to make everyone around me feel comfortable.
I grew up in a very modest, hostile, dysfunctional, close-minded environment, so I've been forced to mature earlier than most, to become independent and to face upcoming problems on my own. The only person who has ever supported me is my mom. I think it's in the nature of every mother, but she can do not much for me. I've been immensely lucky of finding such wonderful people on my way, who I consider not just my friends, but the family I've never had.
MY EDUCATION, WORK EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
I finished High School in my home town and, then, I started a Nursing Degree at the Escola Universitaria de Enfermería de Pontevedra. I was there just for a year because I had the feeling that I was doing what my family expected of me, not what I was really meant to, so I gave it up, left home and applied for the Escola Superior de Arte Dramática de Galicia, getting a Bachelor's Degree in Dramatics four years later.
I made my acting debut at the age of sixteen, in the amateur theatre company Comediantes Anónimos, directed by Fran Paredes, where I stayed for six years. My first paid, professional job came just a few months before starting my drama training, and some more did throughout the four years it lasted. I also had to work as a nurse of an old, disabled patient, since I didn't get a scholarship and I had to earn some money in order to pay my rent and studies. When I finished them, I worked as a kind of insurance broker for a short period, but then I was offered to take part in the opera Il Barbiere Di Siviglia of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia as a non-singing actor. After a brief stay in Madrid for castings, I went to an audition in Vigo for a leading role in the new play of the Brazilian theatre Arte Livre Eva Perón, O Espectáculo, and I got be casted. I participated not only in this, but in its following three shows, performing in many stages of Spain and Portugal for seven months. From the moment the companies working there went back to their home country, I've been running around Spanish geography, looking for new chances and working on occasional projects, including short films, workshops, commercials and voice acting jobs. I tried to get to the States a couple of times in order to do my way there, but chances I was offered were disappointing.
I'm accustomed to discuss ideas and make suggestions in order to improve the teamwork, to share my thoughts, opinions, impressions and feelings with the rest as a main part of the creative process. I've got good social skills that enable me to communicate with every kind of people, no matter age, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or any other human aspects. I'm used to work in teams, as well as lead them, with children, teenagers, adults, elderly and disabled, as a cast and crew member in amateur and professional theatre companies. I've been taking part in plays, festivals and stage events since I was sixteen, in organizing, directing, assisting and performing roles. My job-related skills include singing, dance, mime, fencing, stage sound and lighting, set-atrezzo-costume design and makeup artistry. I'm also a self-taught piano and cello musician. Besides Spanish, I speak English and Portuguese.
MY PHILOSOPHY, HOBBIES & INSPIRATIONS
My philosophy consists of living just with the essential. I don't need to compare myself to the rest. Each single body has her/his virtues and flaws, her/his strengths and weaknesses, her/his own vision of life according to her/his education, personality, relations, experiences and circumstances, so no one is better than other, but simply different. I think the way of thinking that commands the world nowadays is quite sad and worrying, just based on making money and reaching superficial things like power, fame or success.
I chose art because it allows me to improve myself with no limits, because I really need to do something I can devote to, something intellectually stimulating. I work because it's natural to do it, not for money. I just believe in science, but I deeply respect every religion as long as they make people better and bring happiness to their lives.
My love for animals and environment is so deep. I'm really aware of its rights and protection, and I support ecologist NGOs that defend them. I'm also in the process of starting a vegan diet. I think the problem is not eating animals, but the cruelty of massive food production chains. I think we've got to replace non-ethical food factories by sustainable farms that guarantee the best conditions for animals, as well as the best product quality for consumers.
As an artist, I'm mad about everything related to my craft, specially cinema and voice acting. I've been inspired by such composers like Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Hector Berlioz, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Modest Mussorgsky, Antonín Dvořák, Edvard Grieg, Giuseppe Verdi, Arvo Pärt and so on; writers like Euripides, Dante Alighieri, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Maurice Maeterlinck, Ramón María del Valle-Inclán, Franz Kafka and so on; filmmakers like Georges Méliès, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Charles Chaplin, Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrei Tarkovsky, Sergio Leone, Roman Polanski, Miloš Forman, Michael Haneke and so on; actors and actresses like Alec Guinness, Gregory Peck, Max von Sydow, Fernando Fernán-Gómez, Geoffrey Rush, Marlene Dietrich, Judi Dench, Terele Pávez, Isabelle Huppert, Frances McDormand and so on; singers and bands like Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Metallica, Apocalyptica, Rammstein, Slipknot and so on.
Hope you've found interesting what I've written about myself.
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Thank you very much, indeed. Peace for you all.