They say if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. For actor-turned-producer Spero Dean Stamboulis, this truism has defined 20-plus years spent bridging big-screen business with a penchant for people. Spero’s affinity for engaging individuals, telling stories and connecting resources – “I didn’t realize the things I’d been doing all my life were a job!” – have led organically from his first love, acting, to a robust TV and film production career.
It was a chance encounter that first tempted Spero from the world of corporate finance and marketing to the entertainment industry. Walking from work one day, he was stopped and asked to audition for an MTV series. He not only got the part, but the break propelled him into nearly two decades of professional acting, including roles on Sex and the City, Days of Our Lives, and in the 2001 action film 15 Minutes. In 2006, SDS Pictures was formed and has since racked up credits on TV commercials, a series pilot, and several feature films, most notably Clear Lake, WI, and the recent indie standout The Eyes (starring Nicholas Turturro, Vincent Pastore, and Megan West). He first partnered with Seafoam Pictures in 2018’s Warning Shot (starring David Spade, James Earl Jones, Bruce Dern, and Tammy Blanchard) and later on This Day Forward.