Anton Narinskiy was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the middle child of Andrey Narinskiy and Svetlana Narinskiy. Tired of corruption and the difficult life of communist Russia, his parents decided to flee the country as refugees and move to America. When Anton was 7 years old, his parents left Russia without any money or knowledge of the English language and moved to Cleveland, Ohio.
Anton excelled both academically and athletically at Kenston High School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a 4.0 GPA and was a nationally ranked wrestler and football player. He received over a dozen full scholarships to colleges across the country. However, Anton accepted a full scholarship to play football in the Big Ten at the University of Iowa. While playing football for a nationally ranked team, Anton graduated with an accounting degree in just 3 years. With 2 seasons left of his eligibility and scholarship, he decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Accounting. Anton received his undergraduate and master’s degrees with a 4.0 GPA, graduating Summa Cum Laude and 1st in his class. Upon graduation, Anton passed the CPA exam (he is still a licensed CPA).
Anton was drawn towards acting from an early age. Being the middle child of immigrant parents who were always working, Anton had a propensity for attention. This was the seed to his acting career as he always enjoyed the stage. Though football was the primary focus through college, he took a few classes in theater. After graduation, however, while working in Detroit, Michigan, Anton began taking acting classes at the Actor’s Workshop. He quickly got involved with the acting scene in Detroit, working on several independent films and regional commercials. It did not take long for Anton to quit accounting and pursue his passion for acting full time. After working for a year as an actor in Detroit, he decided to make the full time move to Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles, Anton has had the opportunity to work on numerous films, shows, and national commercials. He has worked on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Baby Daddy, Mysteries of Laura, NCIS, Major Crimes, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and several others. He has also recently worked on a few pilots that will be airing in the coming year. He has worked with many great directors, such as Craig Gillespie, James Franco, Peter Berg, Brad Silberling, Ruben Fleischer, Christopher Riggert, Matthijs Van Heijningen, and many others. Furthermore, Anton continues to train and take classes in scene study, on camera work and improv with teachers such as Scott Caan, James Franco, Val Lauren, Jim Parrack, Robert Carnegie and many others.