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.


Markethold Productions

– Corporate Narrations
– eLearning Narrations
– Radio Commercials

DontForgetATowel.com

– Podcast Intro/Outro

ExpressJet Airlines

– Human Resources Narration

India Connection

– Presentations

Koinonia Fellowship

– Presentations

Selah Radio Show

– Promos

Kasaa Health

– Video Game Character (Genie- Meister Cody Talasia)

Thinc Design

– 2015 Milan Expo, US Slow Foods Pavilion: Wisconsin Cheesemaker

AudioLearn

– Creative Antiquing Secrets (Audiobook)
– Natural Ways to Stop Snoring (Audiobook)
– Self Esteem (Audiobook)

Improv

Geva Theater- Improv Classes

Voiceover

Crispin Freeman- Character Development
David H. Lawrence XVII- Voiceover Training
Terry Daniel- Voiceover Training

Vocal Range

Bass – Tenor


Accents
Australian

European
Austrian, French, Romanian, Scottish

United States

General East Coast

Specific Northern Dialects
Bostonian, Brooklyn, Wisconsin

Specific Southern Dialects
Georgia, Northern Texas

Russian

Character Types

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.

Big Brother
Father
Guy-Next-Door
SuperHero
Cliché Show Announcer
Psychological Villain
Gruff Bounty Hunter
Genie

Other Experience

Koinonia Fellowship (2007-2015)
Sound Engineer

PBS WXXI (2014-2015)
Reachout Radio Reader

Degrees

Rochester Institute of Technology (1996-1998)
Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design

Finger Lakes Community College (1994-1996)
Associates Degree in Graphic Arts