With all live theaters and much of the rest of the entertainment industry closed, and as I sat on my hands during this pandemic, I started making videos of poems, which is what has brought me here to FilmFreeway.
I was adopted at birth in San Francisco, CA, and spent pockets of time during my childhood in the Midwest (Iowa and Wisconsin) as well as in the Bay Area, before landing in California's Central Valley for junior high, high school, and one academic year at CA State University, Sacramento. I quickly realized, however, that I needed training in the theatre arts, not just an education (BFA vs BA). So I crashed some auditions in San Francisco, found myself at Carnegie Mellon University in the Fall of 1985, got myself that BFA., moved straight to Seattle and have been here ever since. I am a proud 20-plus-year member of Actors Equity Association, am affiliated with SAG/AFTRA as well, and have made my living solely as an actor for nearly 20 years. Up until the pandemic, I worked regularly at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Portland Center Stage, along with several other large and many smaller houses here in town. In the local awards circuit, I have once received and been four times nominated for the Puget Sound Gregory Award for Outstanding Performance, and twice been nominated for the STRANGER "Genius" Award. My voice work includes a lot of shouting in irredeemably violent video games, and over 20 unabridged audiobook titles for West Seattle's own Cedar House Audio. My most significant onscreen credit is having played Edie Falco's boorish husband in the late great Lynn Shelton's feature OUTSIDE IN. (Ms. Shelton tragically passed away--she was nine days older than I--while I was making TO FONDLE NOTHING in May 2020; the film is dedicated to her memory.) I also enjoyed a brief onscreen romp with Elizabeth Röhm in Garrett Bennett's picture CRIMES OF THE PAST.
My poetry has been published in the US, the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Nigeria. Recent publications include Ocotillo Review, Sylvia Magazine, Sage Cigarettes, Volney Road Review, Heirlock Magazine, Automatic Pilot, and Poetica Publishing’s latest Mizmor Anthology; work is forthcoming in Welter and The Hollins Critic. Other writing projects/experience include a play, The River’s Invitation, most recently featured at Seattle’s Theatre Off Jackson as part of its inaugural Solo Performance Festival, “SPF 1: No Protection!” in March 2007.
I composed and performed all of the harmonica music you'll hear in TO FONDLE NOTHING. I was a gigging blues musician in the mid 90s and early Aughts, and still find time and opportunities to mix it up, sitting in with bands or on recording sessions.
Official Selection
To Fondle Nothing
We Make Movies International Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2022
Official Selection
To Fondle Nothing
FLIGHT / Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova
Genoa
2022
Official Selection
To Fondle Nothing
Deep Fried Film Festival
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
2022
Official Nomination
To Fondle Nothing
All the Laughs Film Awards
Atlanta, GA
2022
Official Selection
To Fondle Nothing
Gorst Underground Film Festival
Gorst, WA
2022
Official Selection, Experimental Films
To Fondle Nothing
Black Bear Film Festival
Milford, PA
2021
Official Selection, 2021 Music Video or Experimental
To Fondle Nothing
Sands Film Festival
Jacksonville Beach, FL
2021
Official Selection
To Fondle Nothing
MikroFAF - International festival of DIY and independent short film
Belgrade
2021
Official Selection
To Fondle Nothing
International Art Film Festival
London
2021
Official Selection
To Fondle Nothing
Versi di Luce
Modica, Sicily
2021
Official Selection, June 2021 Smartphone Shorts
To Fondle Nothing
New York Flash Film Festival
New York City, NY
Official Selection, July 2021
To Fondle Nothing
Frostbite International Film Festival
Colorado Springs, CO
Winner, July 2021 Best Mobile Phone Short
To Fondle Nothing
Auber International Film Festival
Aubervilliers, Paris
"Halicarnassus Special Winner," Best First-Time Director
To Fondle Nothing
Halicarnassus Film Festival
Bodrum
Jury Special Award, Best Mobile Phone Short, August 2021
To Fondle Nothing
Europe Film Festival
London
August-Sept. 2021 ”Special Golden Winner,” Best First-Time Director
To Fondle Nothing
Best Istanbul Film Festival
Instanbul
August 2021 Official Selection and Semi-Finalist
To Fondle Nothing
Sweden Film Awards
Official Selection & Finalist
To Fondle Nothing
Luleå Film Festival
Luleå
Official Selection
To Fondle Nothing
Make Art Not Fear
Porto
Official Selection
To Fondle Nothing
Riete e Sabina Film Festival
Rome
Honorable Mention
To Fondle Nothing
Newcastle International Short Film Festival
Newcastle, New South Wales
College
Carnegie Mellon University
Theatre, Acting Option
19851989
College
CA State University, Sacramento
Drama
19841985
High School
Lincoln High School
19801984
Birth Date
October 5, 1965
Birth City
San Francisco, CA
Current City
Seattle, WA
Height
6'1"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
White
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Libra
With all live theaters and much of the rest of the entertainment industry closed, and as I sat on my hands during this pandemic, I started making videos of poems, which is what has brought me here to FilmFreeway.
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