I grew up in Oceanside California on the sunny Southern California coast and one of the best surfing beaches in the world. I moved to Los Angeles when I was 18 to attend Loyola Marymount University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts (directing). LA is where a lot of his formative personal and professional experiences started but somehow even a city of 18 million people quickly became insufficiently interesting so, eventually, I decided to move on. Modeling is what initially took me to Europe and kindled my interest in travel.
In California, I had been a bartender, commercial fisherman, school teacher, dog trainer, children’s party entertainer, limousine driver, model, waiter, student and occasionally, an actor. Prague however, was easier somehow. The film industry was at its peak in those days. Many foreign production companies came and took advantage of some of the finest film production crews and facilities in the world (and all at Eastern European prices). Life in Europe represented a simpler approach to the entertainment industry and a better quality of life compared to what “Hollywood” had on offer. In Europe, a person could work and live freely without the pressure and heaviness of life in America (which is an admittedly very un-American thing to say).
So, I stayed in Prague for a while. Long enough to learn Czech (which is a long time). I appeared on stage, screen, and print and in voice. Every job was engaging, every experience alluring, and it was in Prague that I further honed my acting craft by taking on a variety of roles in a variety of productions. Today I can claim himself to be a teacher, coach, cameraman, producer, manager, proofreader, journalist, best selling author , and even – on occasion – an actor.
Now, I find himself in London, long enough to become a British citizen (which is a long time), and the UK is where I will stay.