YOU the Instrument...YOU the Actor...under construction until the moment of performance. Work with a PROFESSIONALS...
Gratitude to teachers who helped me along the way.
ADVANCED COLD READING & Scene Study..Alan Drew SF/LA 2 yrs
COLD READING Workshops...Al Onorato, Gary Shaffer SF
CASTING DIRECTORS Workshops...Actors for Actors Burbank, Ca 2yrs
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA...Clark Lindsley, Hollywood, Ca
JEAN SHELTON ACTING SCHOOL...Jean Shelton, SF
SCRIPT ANALYSIS...Stella Adler, SF
COMMERCIALS ON CAMERA...Joan Marechal Casting, SF
VOICE OVERS...Arlin Miller, Burbank, Ca
AL ONORATO's Cold Reading Seminar...Zephyr Theatre, SF
Musician: Accoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harmonicas, Keyboards, Accordion, Percussion and many music making toys.
Singer: Pop/ Rock/ Blues...I been payin' my dues and can still hit the pitch!
Many Blue Collar Skills: Forklift, Machine Operator, Driver (Any single vehicle), Licensed Cab Driver...(Provide the Yellow Cab!), Power tools, Table saw, Chain saw, Skill saw, see saw...and more!
Horseback Riding and Wrangler: Yo dude...I Experienced backtrails of Redwood Canyon and Joaquin Miller Park in the hills of Oakland. "I led people on trail rides from The Big Bear Tavern Redwood Riding Stables from the time I was 9 yrs old!"...The stables and bar were lost to the fires in the hills...The trails are still there. Hire me as your LOCATION COORDINATOR and I'll show ya where!
Roller Skating: Bronze Dance and some Free Style
Water Sports: Banana Ski to 50mph (I let go and coast)!
Sports: Hardball (with helmet!:), Softball, Golf (a multi-bogi duffer)...Calloway's handicap!
Air Crash Rescue Firefighter: 6 Years USAF/CANGUS...Yeah, I can still lay some foam, baby!
BALLS...I can juggle 3 of them..well 2 anyway :-)
Scene Set Up...Seated Nick Mancuso, Michael Lerner, Sela Ward, Will Charette...With (Standing) Anthony Wilkinson-Director and crew
Witness For The Prosecution...Leonard Vole...(BCT Theatre) Bakersfield,Ca ("Charette electrifies audience!"-Bakersfield Californian)
For the Love of Maggie..Archie...(Bakersfield Civic Auditorium) Kern County Centennial, Bakersfield, Ca
Ladies Night in A Turkish Bath...Feature...(Jayrob PLayhouse) Sacramento, Ca
Chase Me Comrade...Bobby Hargreaves...(Jayrob Playhouse) Sacramento, Ca
Belles of The Barbary Coast...John Bell...(Julian Theatre) San Francisco, Ca
The Belles of Burnt Creek...John Bell...(Julian Theatre) San Francisco, Ca
"Granny Howitzer"...TV Insert...(Intersection Theatre) San Francisco, Ca
Ventriloquism...Staged Reading Co-Star...(Playwrights Center) Fort Mason, San Francisco, Ca
Nightwatch...Staged Reading...Nanook (Eskimo)...(Playwrights Center) Fort Mason, San Francisco, Ca
Juno and The Paycock...Feature...(O'Casey Festival- Celtic Arts Center) 4 Star Theatre, Hollywood, ca
Singer Presents: Hawaii Ho...Alii...(CBS Don Ho Special) Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii
A Christmas Party...Plumber/Santa...(Baker Films: David Baker-Director) Video SF State Film Dept
Waltz Around The Moon...Vern the bartender...(Baker Films: David Baker, Director) Film SF State Film Dept
On One Occassion...Cowboy...(Presley/Sprocket Productions: Heather Presley, Director) Film SF State Film Dept
PLUS many film scenes (background, features and stand-in)...These are the scenes and the performances that we are told: "They won't take you seriously!" But...I contend...Where else can we get paid to learn the craft as well as how to behave on the set while observing the many fascinating aspects of full length feature film making??...DO IT...a Director or Producer might like your work or look enough to upgrade your performance...Who knows...Those who put their nose in the air to you may be looking for work when the tables are turned! It's a "Small World!"...and you never know who will "Break...Break...Break on through to the otherside...!":
"Light Blast"...A Detective (Eric Estrada & Michael Pritchard).
"Howard The Duck"... Professor Troy Robertson- Dynatech Research Lab (Tim Robbins, Lea Thompson).
"Peggy Sue Got Married"...(Kathleen Turner, Katherine Hicks, Helen Hunt)
"Eye On The Sparrow"...(Richard Carradine).
"Here A Thief"...(Audrey Hepburn, Robert Wagner).
"The Mens Club"...(Roy Scheider, David Dukes).
"Tucker"...(Jeff Bridges, Martin Landau).
"Cocoon 2: The Return"...(Courteney Cox, Wilfred Brimley).
"King of Love"...(Michael Lerner, Sela Ward, Nick Mancuso).
SECRET NUMBER 1:
Get the funding for the project...and "we'll give you a part!" (Ho-Ho-Ho!)
SECRET NUMBER 2:
Take ONLY business representatives to a Business Meeting. They may shoot the Creative Messenger!
SECRET NUMBER 3:
Make sure your Agent works for YOU...Don't let anyone keep you out of work!
SECRET NUMBER 4:
Believe in YOURSELF...You can do it!