Calvin Peters is a gifted actor, singer, writer and director who currently splits his time between the East and West Coast. Calvin began singing, acting and performing in his youth in Dallas, singing with the church choir and later with private vocal instruction which helped shape his exceptional voice. At Hampton University, Calvin joined the elite men's concert choir and traveled throughout the country performing with the widely revered troupe; on stage, he played the titular lead in THE WIZ with the Hampton Players to rave reviews. Calvin relocated to Los Angeles where he continued to hone his craft, studying with Sharon Chatten, becoming a lifetime member of both the actor and ensemble studio.
Calvin's smooth baritone vocals earned him a coveted slot on AMERICAN IDOL where he made it through several rounds to Hollywood, and his story was a featured segment of the show.
Calvin has appeared in television and feature films, with notable performances on SNOWFALL, 9-1-1 LONESTAR (playing the young Glen Plummer), and NEW AMSTERDAM opposite Jocko Sims. He performed the lead role in several independent films, and most recently, Calvin has expanded to become the filmmaker - writing, directing and starring in the film THE MOVEMENT, currently entering the festival circuit, which tells the story of a young writer (Calvin) who befriends a member of a fringe right-wing militia group with the intention of writing a story that explores why people join extremist groups.
As a filmmaker, Calvin aims to tell relatable stories which explore the complex human psyche, and how our experiences compel us to grow. He is presently writing his next film, which will explore the themes of abortion and family planning.
Calvin also works prolifically in national and international commercial and print campaigns including AT+T, SUBARU, VERIZON, and SNICKERS to name a few.
Outside of acting, writing and directing, Calvin is a licensed medical physician, and avid global traveler.