Michael Everest DeMarco’s current incarnation as a philanthropist is just one facet of his life’s work. DeMarco has earned many feathers in his cap, starting with his work in the entertainment industry where he started at a young age. Looking back at his show business career, DeMarco can trace his dedication and focus on his training and experiences as a young actor.
Michael Everest DeMarco was discovered at just 13 years old. His American-Indian ancestry gave him an edge in the highly competitive modeling industry, landing him different assignments that offered excellent exposure. DeMarco, who was born in New Orleans, was a natural in front of the camera. His modeling gigs allowed him to express himself freely and use his outgoing personality to promote different looks. His early success in modeling only served to inspire the young DeMarco further. Confident, passionate, and goal-oriented, he quickly transitioned into acting.
As a young performer, DeMarco played many roles. Acting gave him a way to expand his horizons and develop his talents further. Always hardworking and dedicated, the young man went through the time-honored process of landing a coveted role in Hollywood. He went to auditions, worked with agents, and met with casting and acting directors. He began getting roles in films and theater. He appeared as Joe Bonaparte, the main character in Clifford Odets’ classic play, “Golden Boy.” DeMarco gave the tragic character depth and purpose, adding pathos to the role of a doomed Italian-American aspiring violinist who became a prizefighter. This role made way for other roles, notably as the Duke of Buckingham in Shakespeare’s Richard III. The classic tale is one of the most famous plays by the Bard, depicting the rise and fall of England’s King Richard III, a pretender to the throne. DeMarco played the role of Henry Stafford, the Duke of Buckingham, and ally to the king. DeMarco’s performance gave life to the conniving duke, one of the main suspects in the murder of the two princes who were heirs to the throne and the king’s nephews.
DeMarco followed this performance with another role in Maxwell Anderson’s “Winterset.” Recognized as highly political, Winterset tells the story of a tragedy that is loosely based on the Sacco-Vanzetti case. DeMarco played Bartolomeo Romagna, an Italian-American father, and a husband who was falsely accused of robbery and murder and later executed. DeMarco also worked in films, turning excellent performances in Over the Line and The Fine Stallion.
Never one to pass on an opportunity to improve himself, DeMarco also took acting classes. He studied the Stanislavski Method, one of the most influential and pioneering acting principles that allowed actors to portray characters by empathizing with them. The technique was developed by Russian director Konstantin Stanislavski in the 1900s and is still used widely today.
DeMarco also studied Method acting, a technique based on the Stanislavski method. This technique allowed actors to portray emotions sincerely by immersing themselves in their roles. The Method was developed by Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Sanford Meisner. The Method has produced some of the world’s most famous actors, including Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Bette Davis, and Daniel Day-Lewis, among others. DeMarco has also worked with the Actors Studio, LA, and legendary acting guru Sal Dano.
Michael Everest DeMarco made a name for himself thanks to his self-propelled willingness to roll up his sleeves and get the job done. His hard work and confidence has paid off and gave him even better opportunities to expand. He naturally gravitated towards philanthropy, becoming a recognized voice in his community. DeMarco has said that he owes his success to strong values he has developed throughout his life. Through his philanthropic works, he wishes to share these values with others.