The Scary Guy’s Resume is written in ink.
He stands six foot tall, with tattoos that encompass his face and entire body, testament to his life’s experiences and his own personal journey.
He was born December 29, 1953, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
He wasn’t named The Scary Guy at birth.
He was the eldest of three boys born to Constance Buckingham and Carroll Kaufmann.
He grew up in New Hope, Minnesota.
As a child he had an undiagnosed reading disorder.
To this day he has difficulty reading and writing extended material.
“Looking back I realize that the drive to hear and learn from a story was a strong one. I consider stories to be a powerful process through which man communicates and shares his ideas, vision and reality. Today, I read life stories in the faces, words and actions of every person I meet.”
- The Scary Guy 2007
Scary graduated in 1972 from Robinsdale Cooper Senior High School.
He was a voice major at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He writes classical music.
He is an artist.
He is a singer.
He is an entertainer.
He is a performer.
He is a comedian.
He was a baby portrait photographer.
He was a computer salesman.
He was a tattoo artist and owned three tattoo shops.
In 1998 he legally changed his name to The Scary Guy.
He sold his tattoo shops.
And went on the road.
To teach people how to create World Peace in their lifetime.