I started improvising years ago at the IO in Chicago (formerly Improv Olympic) where I ended up doing about a billion shows and teaching a million students in the art of improvisation. I continued to improvise just about everywhere, like in New York at the UCB Theatre for many Del Close Marathons; Edinburgh for the Festival Fringe; Vancouver for the International Improv Festival; and at improv festivals in nearly every state that had one. I toured the other states with the Second City and as a member of the improvised musical group, Baby Wants Candy, I ventured out to Singapore where we improvised a full musical every night for the welcoming Singaporeans.
Later, I fell in love, got married and moved to Los Angeles just in time to hammer nails into the new stage at the IO West Theater in Hollywood. I continue to perform there with several shows I co-created, including WeirDass (with my lovely wife) and Quartet (with some lovely friends). I also perform at the UCB LA Theatre with the three-person Dasariski and in ASSSSCAT alongside many improv luminaries. I’ve also been fortunate enough to appear in a few commercials and some TV shows like COMMUNITY, REVIEW w/FORREST MACNEIL, HBO’s FUNNY OR DIE and others. I can be seen as a mustachioed musical marauder of sorts in the feature film CASA DE MI PADRE.
I’ve been busy raising my two adorable kids and encouraging my wife to be a better cook. I kid, cuz I do all the cooking. I roast a ridiculous chicken and even know how to braise a leek if the need arises. And believe me, it does.
Oh, and that’s my dog, Happy, up there in the corner. He’s a good boy.