Ever since I was single digits I've always been one for writing and entertaining. At 14 I did some screen tests for a talent agency in NYC. They kept telling my parents I could be the next Scott Baio. But due to visual issues they passed, saying my lazy eye would keep me back because how it looked on camera.
In high school I took a TV production class my freshman year. We worked on many student films. The AV Dept had a VHS camcorder. I had it so often it almost became mine. I asked every teacher I had if I could make a small film for extra credit. I made shorts of a soldier in Vietnam to my own Zucker brothers inspired comedy project and so much in between. I enjoy the creative process in all its aspects.
Instead of pursuing film making and screenwriting as a career I went obtained my Degree in Marketing. I pursued another dream, that of being a professional wrestler. Over 15 years experience in the sports entertainment (professional wrestling) industry as an in ring performer, producer, and writer of content. I excelled in creating fresh storylines and characters combined with knowledge of ring psychology and story development.
A former financial services professional and a Certified Long Term Care specialist. I was a successful professional until the recession of 2008. When one door closes, another opens I took it as an opportunity to get back into writing and creating. It was at this time I began work on a documentary about the New York Jets and their fans titled GANG GREED. I was the host/interviewer on the documentary speaking with everyone from season ticket holders to Jets owner Woody Johnson.
The doc lead me to be ac-host of football podcast's "Pro Football NYC", "Football Reporters Online", and "The Jets Zone". As I wrote articles pushing the work on my documentary the respective podcasts asked me to be a contributing writer to their websites. I was lead interviewer and producer for web content for "PFNYC" and "FRO". I attended the NFL Draft and Fantasy Football Fest to interview a slew of great current and former players.
In the past few years I decided to follow my true passions, writing and creating content. After learning TV writing from a former showrunner with thirty years experience in TV writing I've written several original one-hour TV pilots and still going.
I love to write. I always infuse my unique sense of humor into all my projects and concepts. I've been asked why I have not written any sitcoms or full screenplays yet. I am currently in the middle of my first sitcom and writing/developing a scripted sketch comedy web series .
I work as crew on the LanchTV series "Living In Exile" created and written by former showrunner and writer of "The Idiot's Guide To Comedy Writing" Jim Medrinos. Jim was my instructor at Gotham Writers.
Unique traits: Former professional wrestler. Former HS JV wrestling coach. Have a dark, sarcastic sense of humor. Passion for comedy, natural comedic wit. Constantly writing comedy material. Basic knowledge of improv comedy. Passion for conducting interviews.
Living In Exile
Television by New Media Comedy Cameraman/Boom Mic Operator
Documentary by Levy's Bakery Media Director/Producer/Interviewer
Semi-Finalist NexTV Writing/Pitch Competition, Project: Hero
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Gotham Writer's Workshop