The Actor

Leonardo Defilippis got his start as a Shakespearean actor at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is the founder of Saint Luke Productions, which for more than 35 years has brought professional live and film dramas on Christ and His saints to millions of people worldwide. Leonardo directed and starred in the feature film Thérèse, and is the producer of several live dramas, including Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, which is currently touring North America, and most recently Tolton, a new live drama on the first African-American priest. He and his wife Patti have seven children, and live near Vancouver, WA.