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Wrapped - Again

A while back my amazing fiance Bekah wrote three short films for me for Valentine's Day. They were based on ideas for characters I had, a few of which I had written monologues for. Bekah worked her writerly magic and crafted them all into gut punching narratives.

As luck would have it, one of her very talented friends, Alexis, wanted to transition from stage directing to film, and so asked Bekah for any shorts that she might have that she could direct. 'Again' was one of these three shorts, and Alexis chose it to be her first film directing experience.


Fortunately, Alexis is married to another great talent, Rick, who is a DP fresh off of a NEXT Audience Award win at Sundance 2016. As if that weren't enough, we were joined by a smattering of talents, including producers Stephanie Marin and Tyler Evans, AD Tim Astor, and crew Dan Adlerstein, TJ Yoshizaki, Sevell Bensen, Katie Moest, Ryan O'Hara, and Dan Siegelstein.

But wait, there's more! A stellar actor by the name of Aubrey Dollar joined in to play my better half.

And then there's me. It's been a hot moment since I worked on a film, so there was a little adjustment to make. But what struck me many times was 'what a solid team this is, and how fun it is being on a team'. One particular moment was towards the end of the shoot - I was off screen waiting for a queue from the director to feed Aubrey lines for her closeup. By this point the crew had gelled quite a bit, so the set up came together like clockwork. So there we were, hanging on the moment, myself waiting for a slight, wizardly wave of the hand of the director Alexis. Why she didn't drop her raised finger to point at me for the queue delighted me to no end. Instead, her finger melted into an embellished swish, which cast a silent spell that said, as she did throughout the shoot, "whenever you're ready." I am. For people to see this.

Wrapped - RocketJump & FPLA Staged Reading

I'm thrilled to have just wrapped yesterday on a really fun project with RocketJump. I've been a fan of Freddie Wong's for a few years now, so it was like stepping into a really fun dream.

For info on the project, HERE is their creative director Danny Vink.

Check out their videos for some delightful action, special fx, and comedy.

Here is a clip of theirs with Key & Peele that's received OVER 11 MILLION VIEWS!!!

The cast and crew were all amazing to work with, and so talented.

Big thanks to Adrianne and Christopher for bringing me in to read for it! And to Freddie for building his online wizard empire.

On Tuesday night this week was the FPLA staged reading of Sharon Yablon's play Hello Stranger.

The audience seemed to enjoy it, and it was really fun for me to do a play again. You get to ride a story the whole way through, instead of in the typically shorter bursts of other mediums.

This is me lurking behind Heather Boothby. If you want to wander into a backyard in Fontana on El Dia De Los Muertos, this play is for you.

Big thanks to Fresh Produce'd for having me!

What's Up - Beardshots

Headshots are usually an actor's first introduction to possible work.

I've taken quite a few over the years and have looked analytically at just as many.

I just took new ones to commemorate the successful conquest of my face by a majestic beard.

Here are the looks (and accompanying inner monologue) I went with this year -

I have a secret

I have to fart

My secret is I have to fart

Now it's not a secret anymore

That's funny, so I'll laugh, because laughing makes you have a natural smile

I'm overthinking this, and now judging myself (aka eyes half open, sneering mouth, very unsightly)

Let's get back on track - I am worth millions of dollars

You are my competition and I will crush you

That was so arrogant I'm sorry

Who are you talking to? They can't hear your thoughts

Unless I write them on my blog. Should I write them on my blog?

What's happening? Oh right, headshots

That was funny, right? That I got off track? I'll laugh again, quite naturally this time

Who am I?

You're supposed to know that before coming in here!

Ooh, that's good - existential crisis

No...maybe I'll turn my face slightly to the left

Nailed it

No really that felt really good

Congrats everyone that's a wrap

I'm trying to really lean into my inner monologues. Like a well crafted story, you can see that my thoughts come full circle (spiral?). On this journey the signposts are fake/real laughing and the destination is Natural Looksville. Population : Everyone else but me.

I took them with the gentlemanliest of gentlemen - Morgan Demeter.

Here's his website -


For now enjoy this picture by makeup artist Bridget Clarke.

This conceptual beard is pretty close to the real thing. Imagine this, but bigger. And without the dirt on my face (this was for a post-apocalyptic web series that all actors are required to create).

Upcoming Show - Redlight this Sunday 7:30 pm at iO West

I'd like to acknowledge Hot Lunch - the sketch team that plays in the same hour as Redlight.

Their shows are consistently good. Their performers go for it, their sketches come out strong and don't stop, and they're genuinely pleasant to work with. I feel lucky to perform in the same hour.

  • 3/8/15 - 7:30 pm - DCT at iO West - 6366 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., CA

Come check us out if you have a chance. It's free and fun.