Chris Chalk ’01 gives acting advice to students

Posted on April 06, 2021

Chris Chalk during a campus visit in February, 2019.

UNCG alum Chris Chalk ’01 recently Zoomed in for all three days of Michael Flannery’s Acting IV class. Flannery, Associate Professor of Acting, Acting for the Camera, and Drama Appreciation in the School of Theatre, said it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for his students.

“Chris is committed to giving back to his alma mater; he actually texted me about wanting to hang out (virtually) and meet some of the students. He did it totally free of charge. He answered questions, gave lots of acting and life advice, plus watched and critiqued some of their work this year. It was an invaluable experience for all fifteen of them, and it shows what a really great alumnus he is (and what a great friend to me).”

Chalk starred in the hit show “Gotham,” Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Ruined,” and the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of “Fences” alongside Viola Davis and Denzel Washington. He was featured in the Oscar Best Picture film “Twelve Years a Slave” and has been featured in “Homeland” and “Underground.”

A true Spartan, he continues to embrace the motto of service, returning to campus often to mentor students, appear in JustSayingG videos, and provide voice-overs for UNCG brand anthem videos. 

Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications


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