I am a very successful high school science teacher.
I started in the entertainment industry late, but I found a fairly quick learning curve and have tooling around in comedy, theater, film, and TV since 2004.
I was trained in comedy writing, acting and improv through the Chicago/Milwaukee circuit and took classes at Second City Chicago, iO, Annoyance Theater, Comedy Sportz, as well as community theater and local comedy clubs. I also joined writing groups and took a host of writing classes on-line.
Initially I cranked out a bunch a scripts, blah, blah, blah, they mostly sucked except for a Family Guy spec that landed as me a finalist in some non noteworthy contests. Still, it helped hone my knack for fun characters and I realized could crank out a good scene.
I've written, produced, and performed in a bunch of local stuff including stand up, sketch reviews, and community theater and although there is really nothing to report, they had pretty good success at their level.
I lucked out and landed a champion (closely linked to an A-list actor) through my network who pitched me a premise and gave me a writing assignment to flesh it out. I ran with it, put my spin on it and came back to them with a concept that is truly special. The concept and pilot have been critiqued by both producers and established writers (some with multiple Emmy Awards) that have given it a thumbs up. They advised us to generate interest and it is in development. I have followed up with another half a dozen spec scripts that are a blast. I have many more on the way.
The light has been switched on and I am cranking out material at a whole new level. I specialize in comedy and satire, but I have a flair for horror as well.
Unique traits: I'm the cool high school science teacher. You know, the funny one. The guy who still has a thumb on the pulse of America's youth. I write young. Everybody likes me. I collaborate really well. I am producing. My current project has been reviewed and has legs. The hook works very well and is series sustainable. I have found a champion and it is in development. Now what do I do?
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)
Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)