Hometown: New York City Credits: “The Naked Brothers Band” (TV), “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” (film) Representation: CAA; Untitled Entertainment Favorite actor: Dustin Hoffman. He’s endlessly exciting, versatile, and always rooted in reality. Whether he’s an alienated young man in “The Graduate,” a man posing as a woman in “Tootsie,” or a street hustler in “Midnight Cowboy,” he is always believable. I might also be biased since I won an acting lesson with him when I was in 8th grade. Favorite film: “Kramer vs. Kramer” is my favorite movie to watch from an acting standpoint. It is one of the most honest movies ever made. It really affected me when I first saw it when I was 12, and it made me want to be an actor. Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, and an 8-year-old Justin Henry give perfect, nuanced performances, and every time I watch it I’m excited to be an actor.