Four of us enter for the callback. Instead of being surrounded by shirtless swimmers I’m next to three other martial artists. The guy next to me is in a tank top and covered in muscles, the second guy looks set to take anyone to the ground for some jiu-jitsu, and the third guy was moments ago touching the ceiling with his toes while we were waiting in the hallway. (more…)

If the 86th Academy Awards taught us anything, it’s that versatility is king.  Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto transformed themselves for their Oscar winning performances outshining other actors who didn’t transform themselves as much.  

Actors, it’s time for new headshots.  Make the Casting Director’s job easy by showing them your range.  Here are my new headshots demonstrating that I’m bookable in a wide variety of roles. (more…)

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Ten years ago marked the beginning of the Philadelphia-based comedy improv troupe, Rare Bird Show.  On November 15th, at the 9th annual Philadelphia Improv Festival; Alexis Simpson, Matt Holmes and I had our final show, a reunion and retirement show all wrapped into one.  With two of the three of us now living in Los Angeles and all of us having shifted our energy into a multitude of new projects, we decided to take a final curtain call to celebrate and honor our run together instead of one day realizing it’s been a few years since we’ve done a show.

As a gift to my teammates and to capture a snippet of the tremendous and rapid growth of the comedy improv scene in Philadelphia over these past ten years, my film group Reel 9 Productions, helmed by the ever-talented Erin Davis, is producing a documentary on Rare Bird Show.  (more…)

Reel 9 Productions most recent project.

“The Crack” delivers beautifully crafted images that compel cultural, social, and spiritual reflection all while delivering unexpectedly delightful and shameless moments of physical comedy. This short film explores the pivotal shift in the lives of Helen and Roger, two extremely ordinary citizens, who have taken a day to themselves at the beach. Content to soak in the sun and natural beauty, the ocean delivers an unexpected invitation to a world and life beyond the edge of their known reality.

Like a fault-line splitting under the immense pressure of shifting geological plates, The Crack will shatter your artistic sense of reason and tickle your good, whimsical taste. A rift in time? A portal through space? What hides amongst the froth of the waves striking hard on sea side rocks?

We shot the 8 minute short over two weekends in August, 2013.