Antico is macro-economic scholar with a deep understanding of the rapidly changing velocity of capital and its effects on the global marketplace. He has two passions, finance and film. He attended California Lutheran University, UCLA’s Screenwriting program and studied acting with Allan Rich (A Leap from the Method), and improvisation at The Groundling Theater.
Antico’s film credits as an actor include; The Creators, opposite Gerard Depardieu, Bruce Payne & William Shatner, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2 in which he consulted lending his vast economic knowledge to Stone, portraying a hedge fund manager, The Other Guys with Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg, Black Dynamite, The Hunt For Red October, Con Air, Lethal Weapon III and Time Cop II. Antico has had memorable roles in such films as 29th Street with Danny Aiello and Motorcycle Gang directed by John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Clear and Present Danger) which Antico also had the privilege of befriending as well as being mentored by the legendary writer/ director for the last 15 years.
Antico is currently in post production on “Through my Fathers Eyes”, a documentary about former Olympic judo bronze medalist and current female MMA Strikeforce and now UFC champion, Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey. Antico and producing partner, Gary Stretch have followed Rousey for the last 6 years from her career as an amateur when she was working three jobs to stay alive, showing up late or missing training sessions due to a lack of funds for gasoline to her current position as the first ever women to be accepted into the UFC.
Antico is currently producing the documentary film, The Safest Place on Earth, “FAITH” with producing partner/director/actor and former WBC junior middle weight champ, Gary Stretch, along with Steven Pines through Oliver Stone’s Documentary production Company. SPOE brings a never been seen before glimpse into the hearts and souls of the who’s who of fighters and other extraordinary beings, boundlessly digging into the psychological and spiritual aspect of these warriors who achieved greatness and often started out seeking the shelter of the streets and the ring, suffering from abuse, poverty and crime with nothing but a dream.
Antico Produced and 2nd unit directed the feature film, “Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleecing” with Sean Stone, (Oliver’s son), a conscious spoof on 1980’s martial art action films. The film is currently in post production.
Antico also co-wrote produced and directed the rockumentary pilot presentation, “Role Models of Rock” starring Guns and Roses drummer, Matt Sorum.
Peter Antico loves stories that celebrate the human condition. A Private War penned by Antico does just that. Inspired by Antico’s own personal journey of a man born with a neurological disorder and the frustrations and challenges he faces as a child to the trials of being a professional stuntman while learning to deal with the first love of his life. Antico will act and produce with partner Jason Piette (Iron Sky) and will be directed by Simon West (The General’s Daughter, Expendables 2, Tomb Raider, Con Air), who was immediately taken by Antico’s script about a man’s struggle of acceptance and love.
Against great obstacles, Antico shined in collegiate athletics. Pete excelled both as a baseball player and then as a pole-vaulter on the California Lutheran University track team. Antico’s physicality later allowed him to be a great all around stuntman doubling some of the industry’s biggest stars from Robert Deniro and Al Pacino to Don Johnson and Sylvester Stallone. Antico won an action award in 1986 for best fight sequence in the film Tuff Turf and was nominated for “best fight in a feature film” at the Taurus World Stunt Awards for his work doubling Robert Deniro in the film, “15 Minutes”. Through the action world, Antico was able to parlay his talents further as a Director/Writer/Producer/Actor.
Antico’s first producing and directing credits were award winning shorts, A Little Tailors Christmas Story and Newton’s Law, (www.wecareaboutkids.org) a non-profit organization he co-founded with actor Allan Rich. They produce short narrative films to enlighten young people on ethical and moral issues. Peter Antico has an eye for character driven stories that make a difference in the quality of life for others.
“The media is a powerful tool and I intend to use it for the benefit of children and people less fortunate than me”.