Whether it’s in commercials, on stage, on TV, in films, in industrials (corporate videos), during live events, as a blogger, during a photo shoot, or simply among family, friends, acquaintances, or strangers, humbly, by His Grace…
…I’m a storyteller.
Enamored with the power of words and storytelling since childhood, my path towards becoming an actor was anything but traditional. However, an in-class assignment in the sixth grade to create a commercial; a yearning to become a polished public speaker; a 1988 appearance by Michael J. Fox on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson; a fraternity brother’s bold move from NYC to LA back in the early 90’s to pursue a career as an actor; and my growing disdain with corporate life all served as invitations that spoke to me subliminally along the way. Collectively, it all manifested at age 42 when I was blessed to film my first commercial.
A dearth of commercial bookings a few years later coupled with a burning desire to act led to an unintentional foray into community theatre. It was in that space, courtesy of demanding rehearsals, great scripts, talented casts, directors, stage managers, costume designers, and set designers, and, encouragement from many that I really began to blossom as an actor. Supplemental training and the formation of key relationships gave birth to more work in commercials, theatre, industrials, live events, and, as a print model and voice actor.
As a now veteran background actor of several dozen network TV shows, divine serendipity showed up in February 2015 when I was recast from a background actor attending a gala event in an episode of the former ABC TV show Forever to the body double and stand-in for Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.. Now eligible to join SAG-AFTRA, I was blessed to become a member in January 2020 and booked my first network TV co-star role a few weeks later as ‘Dog’s Owner’ on Power Book III: Raising Kanan, a prequel to the very popular show Power. In March 2021, I was blessed to book and film my first commercials since joining SAG-AFTRA, three spots for industry-leading life insurance company Colonial Penn. In 2022, I was blessed to book another commercial for Colonial Penn that started airing in January 2023 and co-star roles on Comedy Central’s Awkwafina is Nora from Queens and Law & Order: SVU. Both episodes are slated to air in 2023.