I came to acting later in life, after teaching high school English, dabbling in academic philosophy, writing for small town newspapers, and exploring much of the American west, often on motorcycle.
In theater, I’ve played a wide range of roles, including Richard Nixon, King Henry IV, Malvolio, James Tyrone, Jr., Holofernes, Dr. Caius, Brabantio, and others, at theaters such as The American Shakespeare Center, The Springer Opera House, The Arden Theatre Co., Walnut Street Theatre, The Alliance for New Music-theatre, Mt. Hood Repertory Theatre, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, and Northwest Classical Theatre. I earned my MFA at the U. of Houston Professional Actor Training Program, under Jack Young. I am proud to be an Artistic Company Member in The Alliance for New-Music Theatre, in Washington, D.C.
In 2015, I widened my focus to include on-camera acting, and have begun to build a modest body of work in film, tv, and print. My most recent screen appearances are on NBC’s THE BLACKLIST and in the feature film SARAH Q, and will soon be seen in a recurring Guest Star role on Tyler Perry’s THE OVAL, on BET. I continue to study on-camera acting with Matt Newton (MN Acting Studio) and Vance Barber (Bob Krakower group). More recently yet, I’ve edged into producing, and am currently in preproduction for one film, with more in development.
I’m also A PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, so when not acting, producing, or writing, I’m in the water introducing new divers to a whole new world. I live mostly in NYC but travel frequently to the mid-Atlantic, Pacific Northwest, and Caribbean, for work and play.