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Alexander Klebanoff

Actor, Producer 

Business of Art, Contemporary Art World

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Alexander Klebanoff (born 1982, New York) is an American actor, producer and guitarist.

He executive produced and stars in The Decipio, a crime thriller, which screened as a Finalist at the Academy Award ® Qualifying 2022 Peachtree International Film Festival (PVIFF) chosen by a jury out of 5,000 submissions. The PVIFF Icon Award honored LaKeith Stanfield, the Legendary Award honored Jasmine Guy, and the Rising Star Award honored Gail Bean. Past festival Speakers and Personalities include, Chadwick Boseman and Ava DuVernay. The festival kicked off with a special screening of A Dark Way Out starring Danny Trejo and Dermot Mulroney

In The Decipio Alexander stars opposite co-star Sandy Mölling. Alexander won various awardsincluding Awards of Prestige for Best Actor and Best Ensemble at Vegas Movie Awards™ chosen by a jury including, festival director Sergio Barbasso who also was a jury member of the 2023 Annie Awards, and Kenny Hotz. The following year at the 2023 Vegas Movie Awards™, Kate Cohen won an Award of Prestige and she produced Transcendence  starring Johnny Depp and Boundless (2019), a short directed by Rosario Dawson. The Decipio received the Remi Award for Best Thriller at Canadian Screen Awards Qualifying WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, which has awarded a remarkable list of celebrated directors with their very first awards, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, the Coen Brothers, and David LynchA past Remi Award winner was Laboratory Conditions (2017), a short starring Marisa Tomei. The Decipio won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Best TV / Web Series Pilot at IndieX Film Festival, a Raleigh Studios Hollywood official partner. Past winners include, Abigail BreslinKevin Bacon, and Kyra SedgwickThe Decipio won the Award of Merit for Best TV Pilot at The IndieFEST Film Awards. A previous year winner was If Anything Happens I Love You (2020) executive produced by Laura Dern, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. The Decipio received various nominations, including a nomination for Best Streaming Series at Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival. A past nominee was Skin (2018), a short directed by Guy Nattiv, which won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. The Decipio first premiered in Los Angeles at Marina del Rey Film Festival at Cinemark 18 and XD in The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, in addition to Film Fest LA at Regal LA LIVE chosen by a jury out of 13,000 submissions and won the award for Best Crime Drama. 


Alexander began acting training with Stan Roth whose student was Leonardo DiCaprio, among many more students who have become acclaimed actors. He trained with Margie Haber Studio who coached Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Tiffany Haddish, among many more.

Alexander Hirschhorn Klebanoff was born on December 22, 1982, in Manhattan, New York, to literary agent and publisher Arthur Klebanoff and the very first executive director of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (founded by Evelyn H. Lauder) Susan B. Hirschhorn who serves on the Advisory Board to this day. He is the grandson of electrical engineer Michael Klebanoff who invented hermetic seals that were utilized by the United States military. He has one sibling, a younger brother, Jon Klebanoff. He is of Jewish, Russian, and Polish ancestry. He grew up on the Upper East Side neighborhood in New York City. At a young age, he created visual art, played classical piano, watched the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema, and reenacted Sylvester Stallone 1980's action movie scenes with his brother. At 13, after hearing The Jimi Hendrix Experience he got a Fender G&L Legacy guitar and taught himself by learning Slash's lead guitar riffs from the album Appetite for Destruction (1987) by Guns N' Roses. He attended Riverdale Country School in The Bronx, New York and Bard College in upstate, New York earning a B.A. in Art History. He also was the lead and rhythm guitarist and founding member of a hard rock band named River City Ransom performing live concerts on Bard College's campus so that every student could attend without paying an admission ticket. He plays the same Fender G&L Legacy guitar to this day.

At 22, Alexander decided to work in the Art Business in New York City. He began at global gallery Marlborough where he assisted with gallery client relations and sales, recruited and managed emerging artists, and co-curated a group exhibition of established artists, including Francis Bacon and emerging artists, including Steven Charles. The exhibition received news coverage. He also managed the art collection of Ronald S. Lauder, younger brother to Leonard Lauder, the sole heirs to The Estée Lauder Companies cosmetics fortune. He also worked at Christie's auction house in the Post War and Contemporary Art department (Bret Gorvy and Amy Cappellazzo were Chairman) providing support which included, providing data on the art market and contributing art historical writings for their published sales catalogue. He then founded an art consulting company running the company himself. The company's focus was providing clients with specialized insider knowledge about contemporary art which included, touring contemporary art gallery exhibitions in Chelsea, Manhattan discussing the art, gallery exhibition curatorial design, and art market trends. His work and using his eye for emerging talent also allowed him to acquire contemporary artworks before the artists achieved successful art careers and received critical acclaim, including Kehinde WileyBarry McGee, DONDI White, Keegan McHargue, Zarouhie Abdalian, Alicia McCarthyAaron Johnson, and Lance de los Reyes


Notably, at 27 in 2010, Alexander chose to get completely sober and he is completely sober to this day.


Alexander lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


Alexander supports human rights. 

Resources for Human Rights

Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) | Evelyn H. Lauder, 1936 - 2011, BCRF Founder

"Evelyn Lauder’s life’s mission has become ours: to rid the world of breast cancer. Today, BCRF stands as a testament to her fierce dedication, keen intuition and extraordinary vision." 

~ Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)

The Trevor Project | LGBTQ Organization 

"A world where all LGBTQ young 
people see a bright future 
for themselves."

~ The Trevor Project

Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO | Lumina Foundation

"Imagine learning that's accessible, lifelong, and prepares everyone for a global future."

~ Lumina Foundation

Bloomberg by Bloomberg, Updated by Michael R. Bloomberg | Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies 

Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP)

"Ubuntu is the recognition of common humanity - the belief that we are all bound to one another - ALL of us. 

It's a powerful force . . . more powerful than anything that seeks to divide us."

~ CTAOP Team, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project


Aqua Talent Agency

9000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 700,

West Hollywood, CA 90069

T: 310-859-8889

Agent: Courtney Peldon

Midwest Talent Management, Inc.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Manager: Barbara Milton, Betty McCormick

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