I'm thrilled to join a long list of distinguished actors who've played The Colonel. Look for me in four national spots this holiday season!
Had a blast playing a professor in a Barbasol spot. The ad was produced by The Onion, now moving hard into advertising. By coincidence, we shot my scene in a lecture hall on the campus where I taught for ten years.
Free Spirits has been named a semi-finalist in the TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY LONDON competition.
UPDATE: Free Spirits missed the top ten, but garnered SPECIAL MENTION.
Recently honored by the Playhouse West Film Festival, where I received the Grand Jury's "Best Supporting Actor" Award for my work in the independent feature The Conspiracy Connection.
Mystic Morning was awarded THIRD PLACE in the Emerging Screenwriters "Shoot Your Short 2015" competition!
A fun (bilingual) interview with me about the creation of Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris.
Mystic Morning is an official selection of the Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Competition.
A fun interactive commercial for the latest version of the best-selling game, Hitman. Look for me online as "Wolfshark."
Mystic Morning is an official selection of the Glendale International Film Festival.
Mystic Morning placed THIRD among short screenplays in the Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition!
My short screenplay Mystic Morning is an official selection of the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, where it has been nominated for Best Short.
Here's a nifty interview I did with a Kris van de Sande for a website that specializes in all things Star Tours:
In February and March, 2015, I was in residence at Idyllwild Arts Academy as the guest director for their production of The Disappearance of Daniel Hand by Dan O'Brien.
Twice a year I perform short screenplays written by elementary school students as part of the Young Storytellers Foundation's "Script-to-Stage." In this unique literacy program, students are given individual mentors from the entertainment industry who work with them one-on-one, guiding and encouraging as they imagine and develop their own short script. At the culmination of the sessions, Hollywood actors (and I) volunteer to perform the student scripts at an in-school assembly, called the “Big Show.”
My short play, "Suspicions of Sub Rosa Descent," was selected as one of ten winning entries in the KRUSHER KONTEST, and featured as part of former Star Trek: The Next Generation star Gates McFadden's KRUSHER DOES KRUSHER, a fundraising, non-profit event, in January 2015.
In an effort to raise money for developing new works, McFadden, with the help of special guests, presented the winning stories in exciting, unpredictable, fun explorations, peppered with drinks, live music, dance, multimedia designs, improv, audience participation and special surprises!
For more information, go to www.gatesplays.com.