Most BIOs are written in the 3rd person. But, since I’m writing it myself it seemed weird to write it in the 3rd person.
My first performance was when I played Jacob Marley in a Junior High School production of A Christmas Carol. I have been bitten by the acting bug since.
I got involved in the school choir, band, and drama. I performed in such musicals as Annie Get Your Gun, Oklahoma, Dracula, and Fiddler on the Roof. But, the most interesting thing was when I was an extra in a General Motors commercial while in High School.
Once out of high school, I tried to make my dream of being an actor become a reality. While I was in the military, I learned the art of projecting my voice by marching 200 airmen from one location to another in squadron formation. I also briefed senior staff members as part of my daily duties and that has helped me become a learned speaker. I think that was part of the reason I landed a stand-up part in an Guard and Reserve commercial.
Over the past few years, I have gotten back into acting by working with local theatre groups. I enjoy being on stage and being “someone that I’m not”. You can be a cop, a criminal, a basket-case, a zombie, a tin-man or anything. Acting is not about fame and fortune–it’s about playing and having fun. Of course, getting paid is a bonus!