ALEX SHAFFER (Joey) Twenty one year old Alex Shaffer has already begun to make what will surely be an indelible mark on Hollywood with a continuous slew of diverse film roles, each of which he personalizes with a genuineness and honesty rare for a young talent. Shaffer made his feature film debut opposite Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, and Melanie Lynskey in Tom McCarthy's comedy WIN WIN, which premiered in 2011 at both the Sundance and South by Southwest Film Festivals. The film centers around Mike Flaherty,' a struggling New Jersey lawyer (Giamatti) with a nighttime gig as a high school wrestling coach. Mike,' in a moment of desperation and with ulterior motives, offers to become the legal guardian of a wealthy elderly client suffering from dementia. Everything seems to be going according to plan at first, and Mike pockets a generous monthly fee from the new arrangement. Things go awry when the elderly client's teen grandson ‘Kyle' (Shaffer), a wrestling prodigy with a troubled past, shows up out of nowhere. Shaffer, who garnered critical acclaim for this breakout role, is a two-time regional high school wrestling champion, but had no previous acting experience aside from a small part in a school performance of The Pirates of Penzance a few years ago. Shaffer also starred in THE LIFEGUARD opposite Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Amy Madigan, and David Lambert. The film centers on a former valedictorian (Bell) who quits her reporter job in New York and returns to her childhood home in Connecticut, where she finds work as a lifeguard. The film premiered in January at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Shaffer just wrapped Max Joseph’s WE ARE YORU FRIENDS featuring Zac Efron, Jon Bernthal, Wes Bentley, and Shiloh Fernandez. The film centers on a young DJ (Efron) as he works on what hopes will be his first hit track. Born and raised in New Jersey's Hunterdon County, Alex Shaffer currently resides in Los Angeles.