Kristofer Updike

New York City, New York, United States

Entertainment Executive, Television Producer, Animation Executive Producer, Actor

Hickory House Films

Experienced Development Executive with a broad career in Animation, Television, Theatre, Film, Acting and Textile Design.


I am an experienced development exec., in animation, live action scripted and live action unscripted for children 2-12 as well as tween, teen and the 18-49 demo. I have a background in Theatre, Film and Art with an additional background in Textile Design. I have an MFA in acting and have studied at the Moscow Art Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center as well as directed several plays, short films and other theatrical endeavors.

I have a unique perspective of having worked on all sides of the industry in front of the camera, behind the camera as well as developing material for the camera etc. Additionally I have taught several full semester classes as well as workshops and special cources on the college level.

Finally, I have worked in the textile design field creating and developing lines for Walmart, Kmart, Target, Laura Ashley and more. My career spanned big box retailers to boutique small chain stores.