I have been a performer for many years, starting as a musician in grade school. I loved performing but didn't think about acting until high school. On a whim I read for a very tiny role in the all-class play and was cast as the leading male character. From there performing drifted away from music and concerts to plays.
At that point I needed to make a decision on where to attend college, and wanted to make sure I could study music, acting, and my other interest which is science. So I made the obvious choice by attending MIT. It may seem an odd choice, but anyone familiar with James Woods and James Eckhouse can see that an MIT nerd can get good experience and a good start as an actor.
My intention was always to be the best storyteller I could be, and do that as the best character actor I could be. I didn't think about a professional career, but did as many theater productions I could. Along the way the director of the drama program kept urging me to think about becoming a professional, and finally I had to move to Los Angeles and see where I fit in show business. I was encouraged by a number of people, but remained on a practical approach. I continued working in the theater with occasional short films, but earning my living by working as a computer system developer. I have been quite successful and happy with all the productions I have done, with appearances in over 110 roles, most as leads and major supporting characters, and have received numerous compliments and positive reviews for them.
I feel very gratified for having all this experience, and now that I am older and have more time and resources to commit to my acting activities, I am finally working on capping my career as an actor by seeking professional work. I am happy to have found WeAudition and hope that I will get to meet with many other actors and casting professionals here.
I have been a performer for many years, starting as a musician and shortly moving into live theater. Working on stage became my dedicated avocation while earning a living as technical consultant. I spent a lot of time rehearsing and performing, generally appearing in 2 to 3 productions annually. I especially liked doing character roles, and strove to do as many as possible. Comedy was always a favorite, but I loved the challenge of a good dramatic role as well.
After 10 years and over 30 productions, I decided to move from the East Coast to Los Angeles to begin expanding my avocation into professional acting jobs. I continued doing plays I loved, and started taking classes with the Film Industries Workshop in the CBS Radford Studio. With the encouragement of FIW and some other private teachers, notably Danny Goldman, Linda Baca, and Carolyn Barry, I started efforts to take my stage experience to a place in front of a camera.
As I have reached senior status, I am now fully committed to working professionally. With bookings in over 115 different roles, I can bring many characters to life for all sorts of projects. I look forward to meeting with casting professionals here on WeAudition so I can provide my skills to many new projects.