Birthday: 24 September 1965, Seattle, Washington, USA
Birth Name: Lauro David Del Valle
Height: 168 cm
Director/Producer Lauro Chartrand has followed an unusual path into his film career. It's not surprising that Lauro has been a prominent figure in the world of action films since 1989 when he transitioned from Martial Arts competitor and instructor into the world of cinema. Being mentored through the Martial Arts by legendary Master Fumio Demu...
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Director/Producer Lauro Chartrand has followed an unusual path into his film career. It's not surprising that Lauro has been a prominent figure in the world of action films since 1989 when he transitioned from Martial Arts competitor and instructor into the world of cinema. Being mentored through the Martial Arts by legendary Master Fumio Demura, he already had a head start in the action genre. From his early years as a stunt performer he worked with and was influenced by some of Hollywoods biggest action stars such as Tom Cruise, Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal and Chuck Norris. Because of his extensive and vast Martial Arts background Chuck Norris brought him onto the long running TV series Walker Texas, Ranger and hired him as the fight director and thus was born his desire to direct. From there his reputation gained momentum and before long he was one of the busiest action designers in the business, launching the beginning of his 2nd Unit directing phase of his career. After 2nd Unit directing on numerous projects and proving his visual sense of collaboration he was hired onto Steven Seagals production unit to 2nd unit direct and over see all the action. After a successful collaboration with Director Keoni Waxman he was asked to stay on board to Direct 2nd Unit again on the following film. When Mr. Waxman became unavailable he recommended Lauro as the main unit director of the next Steven Seagal action film "Born To Raise Hell". It was a dream come true to helm his first film as Director and he embraced with the passion of a true film maker. "Born To Raise Hell" sold more units than any other Steven Seagal film in the previous ten years, cementing Lauro's spot in the TV series "True Justice" as one of three directors on the series. After getting his name firmly embroidered on the directors chair he promptly started writing, developing, producing and directing his own projects. He currently has several projects in development with his company Dream Chaser Productions. Show less «