Ed Skaines is a graduate of a three year acting degree at one of the most acclaimed drama schools in Sydney, Actors Centre Australia (ACA). Here he was guided to develop and embrace a rich appreciation of professional skills, techniques and discipline.
His credits at ACA include the roles of Randyramoff in Gogol’s Marriage (2011), directed by Joseph Uchitel, Feste in Twelfth Night (2011), directed by Simon Hunt and Williamson and Roma in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Gale Edwards in the final year.
Since graduating from ACA in 2012, he has continued developing his skills under the mentorship of Joseph Uchitel and more recently, playwright Stephen Sewell and playwright and actor Noel Hodda.
In 2017 Ed was cast in the lead role of Nick in the Australian premier of the UK hit The HIV Monologues by Patrick Cash at the New Theatre in Sydney. Ed has also played the lead role of Mayakovsky in the staged reading of Russian Egg Flip by one of the most noted Australian playwrights Stephen Sewell (2014). He also played the roles of twin brothers, Glen and Patrick in the staged reading of the Australian classic The Secret House by Noel Hodda (2015). Both productions were directed by Joseph Uchitel.
For the past four years Edward has been between Australia and Los Angeles working with his US management and Lilly Dawson, a casting director from Melbourne and the Creative Director of the Hollywood Immersive Productions based in Los Angeles. Most recently Ed returned from LA (2018) after preforming at the renowned Skylight Theatre in Los Feliz.
Edward has since been in the contending for roles in TV shows like Teen Wolf, General Hospital, Revenge, Last Kingdom, and Shadow Hunters. Ed has been developing under the tutorship of acting coaches Howard Fine, Margie Haber, Ivana Chubbuck and is still a regular at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.