ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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The photos above represent art, places, people, animals & events that have some meaning to me. I have either known the people you see or I have worked with them. There are others still such  as Albert Einstein, Louis Vuitton & King Henry VIII, among others, who have had a profound influence upon my life. This is the reason why they are here. The locations you may note are places I have lived, visited or have been incarcerated at. There are nations represented here that do not have an extradition treaty with the USA. The reason for their inclusion should be obvious to you, if not now then perhaps after you have scrolled down this page a bit into my very own private wonder-world deep within my not-to-be-missed abyss of bliss.
I am a reclusive, private & somewhat odd middle-aging guy living in the most densely populated section of Los Angeles.  I am single, 5.11, 180 pounds, brown, green, so on, so on & so forth. I enjoy strolling the moon lit beach & walking in the rain, etc. I will consider any offer for companionship no matter how shallow or nefarious your intentions may be. I accept that the less depth & the most ill will you can muster is all I can possibly hope for. I raise a perpetually flowering garden as well as several dogs & my familiar (as in Hamlet), named Blackie the Cat. I have a pedigree in fine arts. I mope a lot. I whine. I am obnoxious. I write because it keeps me from acting out. I am basically a juvenile delinquent who never, or ever, will grow up. On the other hand, I am a fine, funny & passionate compassionate soul with great insight into the language of pain & joy. I am very humble at times, but usually I am conceited & arrogant. I tell everybody my IQ is 183  but it’s actually only 162 (as if that even mattered), so I suppose I lie too. I am a boastful & cocky guy who says he doesn’t care but I may be insecure instead. In conclusion, I am trouble. Your mother & father would be very concerned if you brought me to dinner unless they are psychiatrists. Their curiosity about mental health might trump their fear. 
I am a graduate of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco under the direction of BILL BALL. I am a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City under the direction of SANFORD MEISNER. I studied with STELLA ADLER in Los Angeles at Theater Vanguard in West Hollywood on Melrose Avenue. I studied Shakespeare with the director and scholar LEE SHALLET at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. I was mentored by SANDY DENNIS at Herbert Berghof Studios (HB Studios) in New York City. I have performed in over fifty equity or equity waiver staged productions including the role of Max in the US West Coast Premiere of Bent by Martin Sherman directed by David Marshal Grant at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood, the Man in Woman Behind Bars by Tom Eyen directed by RON LINK at the Alcazar Theater in San Francisco, Nugget in Equus at The Old Globe Theater in San Diego and the Laguna Moulten Playouse in Laguna Beach, Darkhorse in Cyberqueer by Tom Jacobson directed by Mark Bringleson at Robert Shrock’s Celebration Theater in Hollywood, in both the 1996 & 1998 hit productions. I have appeared on TV in over four dozen productions in various formats and several films. I studied with Sir Francis Crick; awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Dr. James D.Watson and Maurice Wilkins for unraveling the structure of the DNA helix, at the University of California, San Diego. I am a native New Yorker, Woodside, Queens. I currently reside in Los Angeles.
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