I grew up in North Carolina and Delaware,
listening to George Carlin, Eddie Murphy and Steven Wright. I moved to NYC after
college with a Theatre Arts degree in hand. I was between off-off-off Broadway
shows, waiting tables and bartending when I discovered that restaurant owners
are crazy and chefs are nuts and I couldn't tell one more lady what was in a rum
& coke. I needed to perform. Anyway, one day I woke up and decided to stop
talking about being a comic and actually do it. That night I paid $5 for five
minutes of stage time and have been doing it ever since. I've traveled all over
the country, met some fantastic people and made most of them laugh. This is the
best job I've ever had, including the Gap.
Since I've been in New York,
I've been in the music video "Softly" by Noelle Noelle, the independent film "In
21 Days" and I was also featured in the t.v. variety show "The Fringe" that
features up and coming comics and bands. I was lucky enough to be seen at film
festivals all over the country as Frank, who turns into a werewolf, in the
independent feature "4 for Dinner"; a comedy-horror from the award winning
director of "The Risen", Scott Klein. I also did an episode of Law and
Order:SVU; I was great as "Extra #187".
I've enjoyed performing at
colleges from Maine to the Dakota's, New Mexico, Florida, and Colorado. I've
done commercials for Hewlitt-Packard and Modell's Sporting Goods. I've been the
substitute warm-up guy for The Chew and Rachel Ray and recently I became the
full time warm-up guy for ABC's daytime talk show The Revolution with Tim Gunn
and Ty Pennington. When I'm home I perform in the clubs in New York City and
spend time with my family.
It has been said that I have the southern
roots that make me hospitable and enough New York in me to give me an edge.