I am an artist living in a small community in south-western Ohio. My
creative ventures span theatre & cinema arts, writing, and music.
Since early 2004 my artistic focus has been acting, including professional
credits, with the emphasis on stage productions. But my theatre life began
in the spring of 1974, as a freshman at Wilbur Wright High School in East
Dayton, Ohio, the neighborhood where I grew up. At fifteen I landed the
role of Jaime the Cockney in the spring musical,
My Fair Lady.
From that point, I appeared in all but one high school theatre production,
including as Sakini in
Teahouse of the August Moon
and as Pseudolus in the spring 1977 musical,
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
After a twenty-seven-year hiatus from stage acting, I took the stage again
as Johnny Pateen O'Dougal in
The Cripple of Inishmaan
in the spring of 2004 at
The Dayton Theatre Guild,
a high-quality community theatre
with productions that usually rival the
in the region. Along with many appearances on non-professional theatre stages
in the Dayton, Ohio area, and in a few professional and non-professional
I've also appeared several times on the
Human Race Theatre Company stage,
Dayton's professional Equity theatre.
During high school, I took up bass guitar, piano, and songwriting ‐‐
with the piano being mostly for that songwriting. I spent about the next
ten years focusing on these musical endeavors. With the exception of a few
songs written here and there, since, my musicianship and songwriting laid
dorment until late 2019 when, unbeknownst to me at the time, I began writing
and recording the album Virtually Approximate Subterfuge.
Along with occasionally appearing on the Dayton Theatre Guild stage, I
have been on the DTG board of directors since the summer of 2004. I also
have been the sound designer
for many productions there as well as a few at other theatres, and I'm the
for at least one production each season at The Guild. Plus, I produce and
direct all the promotional DV movies for the DTG productions. I've been the
of several short, narrative movies, as well.
Though it's been a while, I'm a published fiction prose writer and poet,
and am now a hopeful playwright. One of my current ventures is finishing the
manuscript phase of a two-act play.
As for that academia stuff, I earned my B.A., with Honors, in English and
Mass Communication from Wright State University
where I've been on staff at the
Paul Laurence Dunbar Library
Click here for my actor's résumé.