Born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York 2nd gen Italian/American Gary Private started out as a drummer playing the N.Y. club circuit (Max's Kansas City, CBGB's, Coventry, Peppermint Lounge) etc; with many NYC bands (Legs Latreau, Dancer, Arrival) continuing on to front his own band. Signing a recording contract as singer/songwriter, G.Pvt. went on to record with Select Records. Soon after a requested performance at Studio 54 (NYC) for Calvin Klein's birthday party, he was signed by Atlantic Records which then released a remake of the Four Tops song "Reach Out, I'll Be There." The next record on Atlantic was Secret Love, which featured original songs written by Private. Following this, (4 albums and 7 singles) Private was featured on Dick Clark's American Bandstand twice, Playboy's Girls of Rock-N-Roll, Disney's Flight of the Navigator, daytime soap "One Life To Live", TeenBeat magazine, Details Magazine and Billboard Magazine's Top Album and Single picks. Gary has worked with some of the greatest musicians in the world: T.M.Stevens on bass, David Bowie's Stan Harrison on Sax, Arno Hecht on sax, Steely Dan's "Elliott Randall" on guitar, Meatloaf's Bob Kulick on guitar and probably the greatest all time Rock-N-Roll bass player Kenny "Double A" Aaronson. Also played with great local NYC musicians like: Steve (Ress) Restaino on guitar, Gus (Gussy Kidd) Sasso on drums, The amazing Elliott (the Grand Wazoo) Glenn on every instrument imaginable, and artist Richard Younger . Produced by Steve Tyrell w/Barry Mann,Fred Munao, David Kitay and Rick Knowles.
Recently from 2017 to 2019 Warner Brothers Music released "10" compilation albums with at least one song by Gary Private available on Itunes, etc...
SAG/AFTRA actor: Appearing in films as a featured, co-star, supporting or lead actor with talents such as: James Spader, Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Tom Berenger, Tom Sizemore, William Forsythe, Michael Biehn, David Proval, Michael Madsen, D.B Sweeney, Tony Lip, Carlo Rota, Nick "Green Book" Vallelonga, Frank Stallone, Francesco Quinn, Timothy Murphy, Stana Katic, Diane Verona, James Russo, Kelly Hu, Jim Belushi, Ron Gilbert, Tommy Tiny Lister, Eric Roberts, Robert Miano, James Cromwell, Tony Denison, Cory Feldman etc.. Gary has done numerous sound tracks and voice overs, commercials (ex: Orbit Gum, Betty Crocker, etc) More credits available upon request. Co-Produced the documentary A.K.A. PRIVATE (2013 release)
July 2019 performed as THE KING OF BELGIUM in THE ROYAL BALLET "The Mayerling" at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion W/ The LA Philharmonic *
-Music video for hip hop artists Slaine, Ritehook & Fieldhouse.
In 1985 he moved to Los Angeles where he worked in LA hospitality: (8 years lead security for the House of Blues Foundation Room on Sunset Blvd,L.A.; Trained the opening team at the Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino H.O.B. Foundation Room in Las Vegas (1999); Received Presidential seal/name embossed cuff-links from President Bill Clinton for assisting the Secret Service during his visit to H.O.B.; Co-event coordinator for the House of Blues Fat Rm temporary Sundance Film Festival location in Utah; Managing partner of Hollywood & Vine Diner/Ultra Lounge nightclub L.A.; GM of Platinum Live in Studio City).