Phew....

May was quite the month.

A couple of months ago I began the rehearsal process for Recent Tragic Events, presented by Tongue In Cheek Theater. I played Ron, a principal role. Over the past 2 weeks we had our theatrical run, and what a run it was!

We sold out all 8 shows! The show received some great reviews from a couple of websites. Those can be found here and here. I cannot say enough about how lucky I feel to have worked with this cast and crew. Jake Lipman and the team at TIC have set the bar extremely high for professionalism and creating an enriching creative experience. I count myself very fortunate to have met and worked with all these people. Shout out to the cast: Jaya Tripathi, Matt Gibson, and the aforementioned Jake Lipman. Our assistant director, Olivia Ragan is a top-notch professional and person. And stage manager Jessica Fornear helped carry every show and rehearsal to new heights. Have I bragged on these people enough? Probably not but I’ll ease up now. Here are a few photos:

IN OTHER NEWS: Perfectly Adequate Films finished our run in the New York City Independent Film Festival last week. This is our second festival in as many months. Our entry was our sketch called The Fancy Drunk. We are waiting to hear back from one more festival. Once that passes, we will release that sketch, which has never been released to the public. Stay tuned on that one.

These guys think they’re funny.

These guys think they’re funny.

In OTHER other news: I have just booked a very big project that is shooting soon. I’ll share more when info is available. Cryptic enough? Irritatingly so? I could see that. I could definitely see that.

Thanks for reading and for all the support and encouragement, and thanks to everyone who came to the play!

Articulate Drunkards, Secret Agents, and Neighbors.

A few updates I want to share because you’re all awesome:

My team at Perfectly Adequate Films has OFFICIALLY launched our website. It’s so official and so launched that I JUST GAVE YOU TWO LINKS TO IT… ok I’m fine. I’m fine. Breathe.

  • Many of you know through social media that PAF is in two film festivals between now and mid-May! This weekend on Sunday 3/24 we have TWO shorts screening at the NYC Short Comedy Festival. The titles being shown are The Bored Identity and The Fancy Drunk. We are so very proud of these projects and incredibly thankful to everyone who helped make them happen. Tickets and info here. Our shorts will be shown in the 7pm session.

  • The Fancy Drunk will also be screened at the New York City Independent Film Festival in May! I will share more details about that festival as it gets closer. What I will say now is that the festival runs from 5/5-5/12 and our short will be shown on Friday 5/10 during the 9pm session. Tickets and info here.

  • Lastly but not least-ly (eh?), I have been cast in a principal role in the play, Recent Tragic Events. It’s an ensemble play wherein I play Ron, the goofy neighbor. The play is a dark comedy that takes place on Sept. 12, 2001. Directed by Jake Lipman and produced by Tongue in Cheek Theater, the run in midtown Manhattan at the Bridge Theater in May. And, for something completely different: more details to come soon!

There is a lot happening. Thank you all for your support and for taking the time to read. I hope to see you at one of these events. If not, WE’RE STILL FRIENDS AND YOU’RE STILL AWESOME! (stop shouting, Will).

It's Not You... also, I'm in a commercial.

The team at Perfectly Adequate Films filmed a short last month called “It’s Not You.” It’s a revamp of a previous sketch by the same name. We changed the script and location a bit and we’re very excited for the new version. I play a minor role in the short and I also took directorial responsibilities. The plan is to send this one to a few festivals. A few pictures from the shoot are posted below.

While we’re talking about the good times happening at Perfectly Adequate Films, make sure to check out our most recent sketch release!

Also, many of you know that I am currently in a national commercial for Zicam. Thanks to everyone for the support and I’m glad you enjoyed the spot. Screenshot you say?

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This was such a positive experience and I had a great time on set with all these wonderful actors. Thanks to Jo Anderson talent for helping me get the job!

As promised, here are a few on-set photos from the “It’s Not You” shoot. Enjoy!

A few other things worth noting:

  • The audition grind is still alive and well. In the past month I have done auditions for commercials, voiceover, and theater.

  • I recently completed an industrial for a dental product. I provided the on-camera as well as the voiceover.

  • In December I was part of an ad campaign for a major hotel chain. More on that as it becomes available.

    Thanks for reading! I appreciate all the love and support. Without that this whole thing would be impossible.



The time I shared the screen with a 90s Nickelodeon star and didn't know It

Highlights from the past 2 months: a national commercial, a national print ad, an industrial, a voiceover, comedy sketch with Perfectly Adequate Films, and submitted 2 shorts to the festival circuit (DEEP INHALE). Now, about that post title…

DISCLAIMER: What you are about to read happened 3 years ago…

I was called to audition for an action series. The script was insane. I was asked to read for the character, Detective Ryan Rust. He was looking to settle a score using street racing (takes off sunglasses, smolders). It was full of classic, bad action dialogue and made me wonder if I should even go to the audition. I decided to give it a shot and… well, just watch…

A few things:

  1. I had a GREAT time with this whole experience. The director of the piece was Edmond Hawkins, who had worked on SNL and Jimmy Fallon, among other things. He does great work and made this whole thing incredible.

  2. The yelling guy on my car screen is Danny Tamberelli. You may remember from 90s classic Nickelodeon shows like All That and The Adventures of Pete and Pete. We were never in the same room and I had no idea he’d be in the final product. Pleasant/hilarious surprise.

  3. This aired on TruTV’s Late Night Snack, hosted by Rachel Dratch. The segment was called The Screen Test.

Auditions can be weird, fun, terrifying, terrible, and an adrenaline rush among other things. This one was positive across the board. Anyway, hope you enjoyed.

Thanks for reading and watching. Feel free to reach out through the contact link at the top of the site. Cheers, everyone!

The Sizzler!... what?

That’s still a restaurant, right? Doesn’t matter. SIZZLE REEL!

Many of you know I am part of a comedy team known as Perfectly Adequate Films. I co-founded this team with my good friend and fellow actor, Erinn Nelson. We are working on new projects and finishing post-production on some sketches we’ve already filmed. We also now have one project making the festival circuit (fingers crossed). Anyway, here’s a little sizzle reel of stuff from the past couple years that we’ve put together. Enjoy!

We’re just getting started…