Member Since: 2021
What has been your favorite role?
I have been fortunate enough to have a few options but the one that stands out would be Apache Leader for the TV series Billy the Kid. Tom Blyth (Billy the Kid) gave me the most humbling compliment, he said “Man you are scary – good job”, in that role I had to possess that stoic, tough look with icy eyes and real cool lines, plus I had to brush up on my horsemanship.
What do you do when you are not performing?
My day job I work on a Crisis Response and Victim Services Team, doing front-line work with high-risk individuals and families. It is intense, unglamorous work spent in assisting those who need a hand-up in life. It’s humbling and keeps me centered on what matters most in life – helping our fellow brothers and sisters, planting seeds of hope, of kindness, of love, of potential.
What organization / activity are you involved with or passionate about that people would find interesting?
Due to my work, I really don’t have time to serve other organizations, but on the side, I will help others with their resumes and business plans without cost. I actually named this gig RezUmes and BizNez help.
What Director would you like to work with?
Tim Burton and Oliver Stone come immediately to mind as well as Quentin Tarantino. Their process, the dialogue, the sequencing, and how each script is staged to convey the story is remarkable. I am a true fan of their work.
What is your favorite movie and/or TV show?
Favorite movie is Full Metal Jacket, as I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. I had the privilege to meet R. Lee Ermey in Okinawa Japan. He played a drill instructor named Gny. Sgt. Hartman in that movie. When I told him I came from a little island called Moose Factory in Canada, he hugged me and thanked me for my service. For a favorite TV show, at the current moment, it has to be ‘Wednesday’, what an entertaining show, the script and acting are top notch.
As a Performer, what is one thing you wish you would have known sooner?
When it comes to auditions do no more than 5 takes, and always, ALWAYS, Google the project to get the feel of the show, and to better understand the character. I feel I lost some good roles because I didn’t take the 5 minutes to understand the gist of the show. Google is your friend and so are post-it’s if you’re in a time crunch. Most importantly – have fun! This craft called acting, is just that – acting. Learn and study your craft by reading scripts and watching countless movies.
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