I started acting in the church. I remember the first role I ever got was a one liner in a Christmas play. I think I was one of the wise men or something. Everyone was excited to go home and memorize their part and the directors were afraid of the kids not having enough time of practice. I remember my Mom and Mamadorsie (that’s my grandmother by the way) telling me to go study my part, but there wasn’t need to study, I had it memorized before I left the church that night. I was 6 years old. When the director saw that I could memorize well I started getting larger roles in upcoming church plays; sometimes the lead, sometimes a small part but always something to try and challenge me. I tried acting in School, and was in love with it for a while, that is until I got to my “too cool” stage. I remember being casted in this play by Tim Kelly I think. It was called “Is There a Doctor in the House.” I was the lead, Lester Goodby. I made a huge mistake, a mistake that I promised myself to never make again, I tried to be cool on stage. Now mind you, a slapstick comedy isn’t meant to make you look cool, in fact it’s usually the opposite. Man I bombed, It was so sad to see an amazing play like that fall apart because the main character thought he was too smooth to use an accent. After that I trained, and trained and trained some more. I did every memorization exercise you could think of. I would get to the point where I would know everyone else’s lines before they knew them. I had to be the best. I didn’t do anything but theatre, I didn’t play sports, I quit band, I was totally devoted to my trade and it finally paid off. One of my Theatre teacher’s in College, Amy Ross, set up for me to meet a casting director by the name of Carol Grant. Now Carol only did Background casting, but I didn’t care I was going to be in a movie. The first movie I ever did was “Sandz of Oblivion” for the Sci-Fi Channel. I was a student and had no speaking role whatsoever, but getting a taste of the camera being on me, GOT ME HOOKED. I auditioned for everything large and small. I took pictures for headshots every chance I got. I decided the only thing that could stop me was me. From there is was like a snowball effect every role I could get my hands on I would take. And now I am here. Doing what I love. There is no feeling on Earth comparable to being on a stage or in front of a camera bringing life to what was once just words on paper. And don’t get me wrong, I love movies especially when I get the chance to be in one. But I must admit, there is nothing on this planet like being on a stage in front of a captivated audience. Knowing that there is no room for error and the slightest mess up can change the entire outcome of the show. It’s such a beautiful thing to have a crowd come from their personal world, to live in yours. Even if only for a few hours. "