Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Devin Skrade’s desire to entertain took hold at an early age in the form of athletics. As a standout athlete, he accepted an offer to play NCAA Division soccer at Santa Clara University, where he also discovered his love of acting and writing. After finishing school, Devin moved to Los Angeles, where he has spent the past decade appearing in countless short films, web series, commercials, and print campaigns. He even played a mischievous racist on AMC’s hit TV series MAD MEN.
Shifting most of his energy to writing, Devin wrote the pilots EXTRA/ORDINARY and NARROWCHAPEL, the latter of which placed top 25 in the 2019 Page International Screenwriting Awards for comedy pilots. Ever passionate about soccer, he also co-wrote a pilot about the FIFA scandals that is in the final stages of financing, and contributes soccer analysis in his spare time to sites like Sports Illustrated’s former satellite publication The Cauldron and Football.com.
Devin also writes screenplays with director/actor/writer Ansuya Nathan, who is perhaps not coincidentally also his wife. Their first feature together, the horror thriller RAKSHASA, has been optioned. Their second feature, the post-apocalyptic fever dream CAL, is currently being shopped, as is UNTOUCHABLE, the story of a husband watching his wife try to survive a home invasion on the other side of the world during a Skype call. They are now desperately trying to come up with something more fun to write about.