Alex Compton

Ken Oosting

Ken Oosting is played by Alex Compton. Casting Ken proved to be problematic at first. Caucasian actors in the Philippines are rare, and it had already been established that the part be played by a committed Christian. Alex Compton, American, though born in the Philippines, lives in the Philippines and plays on the National Philippine Basketball League so he is well known and popular there.  His name came up early in the game even though the only acting experience Alex had was in a series of TV ads for a non-dairy creamer. Screen tests proved him charming on screen, and he was eager to take intensive acting lessons to train for the role. Alex is unashamedly Christian, well spoken of, and a brief interview with him revealed that he has a special burden for street children.