First of all, why don't you introduce yourself to those of us who
don't already know you?
Well, I'm from originally from Fresno,
California. I am currently staying in Loves Park,
Illinois. My family moved out to Illinois after our
apartment caught on fire. I dig rock and roll.
I'm also an indie actor. And did I mention I <3 cartoons?
What got you into acting in the
first place, and did you receive any formal education on the subject?
Actually Live Action Role Playing. I loved interacting
with others and doing weird voices for my characters making them seem
real. But, I never took classes for acting.
you still remember your first time in front of a movie camera, and what
was that experience like?
Yes, it was crazy invigorating and it wouldn't stop growing.
I still feel it every time the director says action. It's definitely
a great feeling.
Over the years, you have
worked with director Travis Legge [Travis
Legge interview - click here] quite a bit - so what can you tell
us about him, what are your collaborations usually like, and how did you
first hook up?
Travis is an awesome director and I wouldn't have been
in any films if it wasn't for him. Our collaborations are always
super fun and may be disturbing to most. I never really got to know
Travis until I went to audition for Raymond
Did It back in 2010.
We later found out we Live Action Role Played with the same group of
friends when I was 15. Small world, huh?
Likewise, you've worked frequently with
Matthew Cichella [Matthew
Cichella interview - click here] - so what's working with him
like, and how did the two of you first meet?
Matt is a great director and fun to work with. I loved acting
for him and hope to do more with him in the near future. I met Matt at
Did It premiere we chatted and exchanged info. We
have been working with each other since.
you tell us about Raymond
Did It, and your character in it?
Did It is about mentally challenged
Raymond Rourke who gets framed for killing his little brother
Bryce. Six years later, Raymond escapes from the state mental hospital
and takes out his revenge on the ones who framed him.
I play the character
Simon. He's the one who wasn't originally involved in Bryce's death. So,
the innocent pot head bystander who just so happens to be in the wrong
at the wrong time.
You also have
to talk about Poetic -
and what did you draw upon to bring a psychopath of this kind to life?
is a film that really hit home for me. I played the
character Cowboy who has infidelity problems with his wife. He finds out
she is cheating on him... again - and he seeks out to put her down like
the dumb dog she is. What I was drawing in was from my real life
experience through my own failed marriage. I had to live it just like
Cowboy and it was hard at times. On one of the shoot dates I was busting
into tears when I had to be intense for certain scenes. This character
made me stronger as an actor and a person.
few words about Legacy of the Masque and your role in it - and to
what extent could you identify with that movie's superhero theme?
I got to play the head drug slinging scared punk Jaime Miller who
worked for Erik, and he is a super villain who possesses the power of
lightning I also, made an appearance as a cocaine addict.
The theme to
me was about heroic individuals standing up for what they believe in
and prevailing over evil that infested
other films of yours you'd like to talk about, any future projects you'd
like to share?
I have some projects I'm working on right now. I can't say any more
that. But I am super stoked and I will keep everyone updated via social
How would you describe yourself as an
actor, and what are some of your techniques to bring your characters to
Humble and mostly a cartoon character as in I can be
really serious or slapstick. Facial expressions, hand gestures, speak in
different voice accents and of course my energy.
Actors (or indeed actresses) who inspire you?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Carrey, Bruce Campbell, Doug Jones, Ron Perlman, Vincent Price [Vincent
Price bio - click here], Gene
Wilder, Robert Englund [Robert
Englund bio - click here], Leslie Nielsen, Sean Connery, Christopher Sabat,
Kevin Conroy, Patrick Stewart, Mark Hamill, Peter Sellers, Robin Williams,
Mel Brooks, Adam Sandler, Chevy Chase, Tim Curry and Bill Murray.
The Crow, Liar Liar, Ace Ventura, Requiem for a
Dream, Patch Adams,
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fear and Loathing in Las
Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, The Jungle
Book, Sword in the Stone, Evil
Army of Darkness, Billy Madison, Caddyshack, Detroit Rock
City, 2001 Maniacs,
Princess Mononoke, Pan's
Labyrinth, Howl's Moving
Batman & Batman Returns, Clue, Remo Williams:
The Adventure Begins,
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie, The Guyver, Akira,
The Pink Panther, Hellboy and Big Trouble in Little
... and of course, films you really
Films that have no plot line just names.
Your website, Facebook, whatever else?
else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
you for the <3 and support everyone.
for the interview!