What? Little old me?
A brief history…
I didn’t discover acting until the 10th grade, when I decided I wanted to be around this girl I had liked for years. I first joined chorus, and found I was a pretty good baritone/bass. I was the only one in the chorus who could reach double-bass range.
After joining chorus, I decided to join Show Choir and found I wasn’t half bad at dancing, as long as someone choreographed me though.
After that, I decided to try out for my first musical. I was the kid who hid in the back corner of the room and wanted to be alone. The kid people were quietly afraid of, and yet here I was trying out for a musical.
I landed three tiny roles in the musical “Mame”, but it was the best time I had ever had. The next year I tried out for, and landed the lead comedic role in “No No Nanette”, and learned how intoxicating it was to control the audience’s emotions and feelings. I felt their laughter and enjoyment roll over the stage and flow through me… and I liked it.
I doubled up on Performing Arts classes my Senior year, much to my parents disappointment and continued to work on acting. I also discovered how easy it was to grow, as Plucky Duck from Tiny Toons once said, “An ego the size of Cleveland”.
However, my parents were adamant that I would follow my artistic skills and go to college for Graphic Design, as we were repeatedly told, “that was where the money was”.
Yet even then, I still found ways to practice acting. I continue to this day taking coaching sessions, improv classes and practice scripts while auditioning for a wide range of projects and challenges. Voice acting is a joy for me and provides challenges that stage acting couldn’t give (such as acting without a scene partner. No one seeing your expressions and body posture, only your voice to convey emotions and the story, etc.)
I love voiceover and would never turn away from the microphone.
– Corporate Narrations
– eLearning Narrations
– Radio Commercials
– Podcast Intro/Outro
– Human Resources Narration
Selah Radio Show
– Video Game Character (Genie- Meister Cody Talasia)
– 2015 Milan Expo, US Slow Foods Pavilion: Wisconsin Cheesemaker
– Creative Antiquing Secrets (Audiobook)
– Natural Ways to Stop Snoring (Audiobook)
– Self Esteem (Audiobook)
Geva Theater- Improv Classes
Crispin Freeman- Character Development
David H. Lawrence XVII- Voiceover Training
Terry Daniel- Voiceover Training
Bass – Tenor
Austrian, French, Romanian, Scottish
General East Coast
Specific Northern Dialects
Bostonian, Brooklyn, Wisconsin
Specific Southern Dialects
Georgia, Northern Texas
Please keep in mind that I am open to any character, and am willing to provide my unique take on it. This is a sampling of the character types I have done previously.
Cliché Show Announcer
Gruff Bounty Hunter
Koinonia Fellowship (2007-2015)
PBS WXXI (2014-2015)
Reachout Radio Reader
Rochester Institute of Technology (1996-1998)
Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design
Finger Lakes Community College (1994-1996)
Associates Degree in Graphic Arts