Friday, October 31, 2008

ARRANGEMENTS Shoot This Weekend

Looking forward to this weekends' shoot. I don't anticipate very long shooting days, but with film, you never know.


Here are some pictures from last weekend's OVERCROWDED shoot where I played a plastic surgeon, although you'd never know it from these pictures.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Regrettably, I was unable to attend the screening of the film BLIND THOUGHTS this past Monday, but from the pictures I have seen, it looks it was quite the party.

Congrats to Harris Masood, Michael Milman and the entire cast and crew on their successful premiere.

Click This Link For A First Look at DOUBT

Here's a first look at a scene between stars Meryl Streep, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams in the film DOUBT, which opens in limited release December 12th.

Another Film Bites The Dust

HAND TIME CLOCK was a NYFA short I did 2 years ago, but I never received a final copy and learned today that I never will.

After numerous attempts (I felt like a bounty hunter) at contacting the director, I finally heard from them and learned the fate of the film. Apparently, this director decided to leave the NYFA to pursue another line of work and never finished editing the film.

Oh well.

The good news is that the film world is now forever spared the incompetence and ineptitude of this particular director. Kind of a blessing, really. I'd go into more detail about this, but it would require expletives...and my family reads this.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Audition for TEXAS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL On November 14th

I will be auditioning for the Texas Shakespeare Festival on November 14th in Manhattan.

The Texas Shakespeare Festival is a not-for-profit, non-Equity summer repertory company in its twenty-fourth season. The 2009 summer season will include Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Love's Labour's Lost; Moliere's Tartuffe, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur; the musical She Loves Me; and a children's production.

I auditioned for TSF about 2 years ago, but didn't get in. Let's see what happens this time around.

For more info on TSF, please visit

Fun As Always on OVERCROWDED

It was fun, as usual, on the set of the funny pilot OVERCROWDED yesterday afternoon.

As previously mentioned, I played a doctor; a plastic surgeon more specificially, (definitely not board certified) who is asked to give Paul White's character a new look.

It was a brief shoot for and out. Piece of cake.

Thanks, as always to Greg Vorob, Dan Kowalski, Dan Conrad for the entire crew for a chance to be a part of this again.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

OVERCROWDED Shoot Tomorrow

I'll be heading out to NJ, with a lift from co-star Marc Seidenstein, around noon tomorrow.

As I mentioned previously, it should be short day for me as I'll appearing in a brief scene as a doctor.

I always have a nice time working with Marc, Greg Vorob, Dan Conrad and Dan Kowalski, so it should be a great day!


Today's audition for the web series BULLETPROOF was a fun one. My reading, as a detective, for director Jermaine Bailey went very well I thought. A lot of different types of actors were reading for the same competition will be high.

I'd love to be a part of the series. The sides I read we're pretty strong from a writing standpoint.

We'll see.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Auditioning for Web Series BULLETPROOF Tomorrow Afternoon

Tomorrow afternoon, I will be reading for the role of a police detective in a new web series called BULLETPROOF, which is about Cage, a former Harlem gang banger who is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. While serving his time at Rikers, he's chosen by the the government to take part in an experiment on creating "a super solider."

Taken against his will, Cage is thrown into a chemical tank and yes, the experiment goes wrong. It adds 30 more pounds of muscle to his frame and makes his skin indestructible. He breaks out of prison with the newly acquired powers and becomes a fugitive. However, due to the secrecy of the government experiment, officials decide to perform the manhunt privately under the media's eye while Cage returns to Harlem to lay low, but learns that his old stomping ground has returned to the Harlem of the 1980's with shootouts between drug lords, the rise of gangs, crooked cops and innocent bystanders getting killed. All the while the city does nothing to protect the innocent.

Cage decides to take matters into his own hands to stop crime his way....but for a price.

A Hero for Hire, all the while looking for the person who framed him.

Sounds like a cool premise. The detective I'm reading for might be a dirty cop, which would be fun to play.

We'll see what happens.

BLIND THOUGHTS Premiere on Monday

Looking forward to attending the screening of BLIND THOUGHTS on Monday night at the Times Square Arts Center at 300 West 43rd Street.

After the screening, there will be an after party at China Club at 268 W. 47th Street, just a couple blocks away from the Time Square Arts Center.

Should be a nice evening.


ARRANGEMENTS is a very interesting title for the film, as it is not only about a family making arrangements for the funeral of their deceased father, but also about the arrangements that the character of Mark has to make now that he is truly alone.

What kind of life is he going to lead now?

To me, Mark is kind of the Boo Radley of the story. He's a quiet, unimpressive man who's probably a bit of an outcast in his of these guys that all the kids poke fun of and parents just shake their heads at and all he does is live a quiet, solitary life. It may not be the life that you or even I would want, but for Mark, there is a contentment. Yes, he is alone, but I don't think he's a sad sack who sits around crying about how his life has turned out. I also don't think that he's a unintelligent person, but he's never gone for something to see what his potential could be and to me, that makes Mark a kind of a tragic figure...a man who has never even tried to go for anything. Sure, a lot of people fall on their faces everyday and struggle, but at least they're out there trying. Whatabout Mark? He doesn't even try.

A lot of things to think about. All fun to play around with.

Big Camera Blocks My Face Twice On LIPSTICK JUNGLE

At the start of the party sequence late in this past week's episode of LIPSTICK JUNGLE, a socialite is mugging for the paparazzi and their constantly snapping cameras...big cameras. I should know, I'm holding one of them and it's blocking my face. So much for that appearance. So long Emmy nomination.

But then...a second chance for Emmy gold...when Brooke Shields and her family arrive at the event and emerge from their limo; they walk the red carpet and you can again catch a slight glimpse of me...but again, my big camera is blocking my face.

Foiled again.

The consolation is that you do get a shot of the entire back of my body just a few seconds after that...again snapping away with my big camera.

Maybe the Emmys give out awards for "Best Back of An Actor's Head?"

Hey, you gotta have a sense of humor about this whole thing.

Also, I kind of like this "Where's Waldo?" like game of finding oneself in tv shows and movies.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


The meeting for the short film ARRANGEMENTS was brief, but very helpful. I got a chance to meet director/writer Joe Chapman, who has a lot of great ideas for the shoot and for Mark, the character that I'll be playing.

The shoot will take place out in Jersey (been there a lot lately) on November 1st and 2nd.


I haven't watched on yet, but last night's episode of LIPSTICK JUNGLE featured my brief appearance (who knows if I'm seen) as a paparazzi photographer.

Visit this link at to see the episode.

There's a party sequence closer to the end of the episode. You might catch a glimpse of me then.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Meeting With Joseph Chapman to Discuss ARRANGEMENTS Tomorrow Afternoon

I will be meeting with screenwriter Joseph Chapman to discuss the upcoming short film ARRANGEMENTS, which I will be shooting on November 1st and 2nd.


I will be heading out to New Jersey again for the OVERCROWDED shoot on Sunday.

It shouldn't be a long day for me, as I have only a brief scene as a Doctor.


Yesterday's UGLY BETTY shoot was a fun day. We shot a number of scenes involving Betty and her father, played by the great actor Tony Plana (AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN), down on Wall Street.

I did a few things yesterday. I was a pedestrian on the street; a student and a handyman. The handyman part was fun because I got to "act" out a scene with this lovely lady named Kathleen. Kathleen wanted me to tend to a problem with the heat in the building. We had a lot of fun and chatted about theatre between takes.

You might catch a glimpse of me as the student who walks past Betty as she comes up a set of stairs or later on as the handyman in the background with Kathleen.

It's the ninth episode for the season and is expected to air sometime in December.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Working on UGLY BETTY Tomorrow

Tomorrow will mark my second time working on UGLY BETTY this season.

More details to come about tomorrow's shoot.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

SNOW WHITE Comes To A Close

SNOW WHITE's final performances took place today and it went out in style. Both performances were strong with great houses.

I would like to thank the following people...

- Diana London, Florence Pape and everyone at the Hudson Theatre Ensemble for the chance to be a part of this production.

- To playwright Kathy Ferman Menino for penning such a fun play.

- To director Jessica Colotta for creating such a fun environment to work in.

- The entire cast and crew for being such a joy and pleasure to work with.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


You'd have to look very closely and very fast to see me in the final few minutes of this past week's episode of LIFE ON MARS with star Jason O'Mara chasing a dirty cop on foot. If you look closely, you can see me as a dockworker. It's real quick though.


I have been cast in the Monitor Place Pictures short ARRANGEMENTS about 2 brothers and a sister who are in the process of planning the funeral of a deceased parent and the tensions between them.

I will be playing Mark, a quiet man who has lived with and taken care of his parents for a good part of his life, much to the chagrin of his brother Jimmy who constantly insults Mark...insults that Mark often shrugs off. Jane, their sister, tries to be the peacemaker, but Jimmy doesn't buy it.

The script was written by Joseph Chapman, who I will be meeting with next week to discuss the script and character in depth.

The shooting will take place on November 1st and 2nd.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Final 2 Performances of SNOW WHITE On Sunday

The final 2 performances of SNOW WHITE will be this Sunday at 11:00AM and 1:00PM.

Worked on NYFA Short GENUINE KILL Last Evening

I received a call at 2PM yesterday afternoon to appear in the NYFA action short GENUINE KILL for director Eddie Torres.

I played an ordinary man named Alex who returns to his home to find a mysterious stranger waiting for him with a gun. It turns out that this mysterious stranger knows something from Alex's past. When the stranger lets his guard down, Alex attempts to take him out and a fight ensues.

Now, I am not an action hero...certainly not the kind of guy who's always doing fight scenes, so last night's shoot was a first for me and today I am sore. Totally worth it though. The shoot was a lot of fun and I wish to thank Eddie for the chance to be a part of the project.

Here are some pictures of me from the fight sequences.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pictures from GADIS Commercial Shoot

Thanks to Elizabeth Shein for these great pics.


More GADIS Pictures

Returning To The OVERCROWDED Set on October 26th

Greg Vorob contacted me last evening about returning to the OVERCROWDED set to film a small role as a doctor on October 26th, which of course I am happy to do since my experience working on the show last month was so much fun.

On another note, I wish to send well wishes on a speedy recovery to actor David Thomas Crowe. David is sidelined with an illness which will regrettably make him unable to film his scenes on the 26th. All the Best, David!


Here are a few pictures from the Hudson Theatre Ensemble's production of SNOW WHITE.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Click Here For the Obama Infomercial - HOMEVOTINGNETWORK.COM

Here is a link to the Obama Infomercial - HOMEVOTINGNETWORK.COM that I did a few weeks ago.

The site is up, and it looks great:


Check it out and let me know what you think!

Here are a few shots from my shower scene.


Today's LIPSTICK JUNGLE shoot was a pleasant one. Very organized and quick (shocking).

It was a scene in a park with all three female stars. Herb Bennett and I might be seen in the background as two guys enjoying a game of bocce. That's right folks, bocce!

The episode was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (SUPER TROOPERS, CLUD DREAD, BEER FEST).

Monday, October 13, 2008


Got an 8:30 AM call for LIPSTICK JUNGLE tomorrow down in Lower Manhattan.

It's always long (unnecessarily long) days on the set of this show, so I'm prepared for at least a 12-13 hour day.

ASC Audition

The ASC audition, which just ended about a half an hour ago, was a lot of fun. Very friendly environment that Artistic Director Jim Warren created, which I deeply appreciated. Believe me, it's rare!

I ended up doing a monologue of Claudius' from Hamlet for my audition, but also read sides as Don John and Conrade in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, which is one of the 5 plays they will be doing in their season. TITUS ANDRONICUS is I have always wanted to do.

There were 13 of us altogether auditioning for Jim and Jay McClure, who is the Associate Artistic Director. You would think with all of us auditioning in front of each other, it would create a lot of tension, but no, it was quite nice really to see how others work. Lots of talented people, I can tell you. Overall, I thought I gave a good audition, but you never know what people are looking for. Sometimes it's not only about the reading, but about a look, the way you talk, walk and carry yourself. You never know!

If they plan to use me, I'll know by the middle of November. If not, like I said, it was fun.


Today's audition should be a lot of fun. Like any audition, I plan on going in and doing the best job that I can.

If they like me, that's fine. If not, that's fine too.

We'll see what happens.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Another Great Day of SNOW WHITE Performances

We had 2 more great performances of SNOW WHITE today.

Thank you to everyone who has given their support to the show. The audience reaction has been lovely.

No rehearsals until next Sunday morning, before the final 2 performances.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I received a message from director Darrell Goode regarding the short film JACK CARSON, which I worked on back in the first week of August.

Darrell informed me that the film is in the editing stages and is coming together nicely.

Darrell will contact me again when the film is finished.

SNOW WHITE Opening A Success

The first two performances of SNOW WHITE were smashing successes, with audiences getting a big kick out of the show.

Back again with 2 more tomorrow.

Over the next couple of days, I'll have a few pictures posted.

Working on LIPSTICK JUNGLE This Coming Tuesday

I will be working LIPSTICK JUNGLE, for the 3rd time, this coming Tuesday.

I believe the scene will be taking place in Central Park, so I'm sure I'll be playing a pedestrian.

It's going to be the 10th episode of this 2nd season, so keep an eye out. As far as my two previous appearances on the show for this season, I'm not sure what episodes they are, but I'm sure they're coming up very keep an eye out for that as well.

The day should be a lot of fun as I'll be working with fellow actor Herb Bennett, who was nice enough to bring his family to see SNOW WHITE today.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Just a reminder that my appearances as Detective Ken Clancy will air this coming Sunday on the Biography channel.

SNOW WHITE Opens Tomorrow

I'm delighted that SNOW WHITE is opening tomorrow. It has been such a fun process putting this show together. I know people will get a big kick out of the show.

I have a few friends coming to see the show throughout the run, including 13th Street Rep alum Jennifer Johnson (A SOLDIER'S DEATH) as well as her husband John DiMaggio and their kids Carina and Dominic.

Fellow actor Herb Bennett and his family also plan on attending. It'll be nice to see friends in the audience.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


Aside from being used in a brief sequence that was done in two takes, it was a quiet day on the set of the new Steven Soderbergh film. I did meet some nice actors and we chatted about everything from horror stories from other film/tv sets to the upcoming election.

Not much else to report on the day. Oh well, at least I made a little money.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Working on New Steven Soderbergh Film THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE Tomorrow

Tomorrow, I will be working on Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh's (TRAFFIC, ERIN BROCKOVICH) newest film THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, which is a comedy about the world of prostitution from an elite call girl's point of view.


I have been brushing up on my Shakespeare in preparation for my audition on the
13th, which I am very excited for.

I was thinking of doing a Claudius speech from HAMLET or something of Hortensio's from THE TAMING OF THE SHREW or of Leonato's from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. I always think it's nice to have a few pieces ready to go so I've been drilling all of 3 pieces over the last couple of days, running them over and over in my head. I'll decide which one I'll do when I walk in the door, I guess.

SNOW WHITE Opens This Weekend

SNOW WHITE Opens on Saturday and I couldn't be happier to get the show in front of an audience. It should be a lot of fun for adults, as well as kids.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Gadis Commercial - $200 for 15 Minutes of Work

It doesn't get any better than that.

I played a police officer sitting on a motorcycle (Cool, but difficult to dismount) in Times Square who is approached by a woman who hands me a large fish (Stunk like hell) and then walks away. Stunned look on my face...and then "Cut".

We did a few more takes and then I was wrapped.

$200 for 15 Minutes of Work...if only it could always happen that way.

I found out what Gadis is: It is a supermarket in Spain. Mystery solved.

Let's see...I briefly saw my good friend Norman Outlaw, playing a bystander, on set. Always great to see him. Norman's got a few auditions coming up; hope he nails them.

I don't know if the Gadis commercial is going to air in the states, although I imagine it may be available for viewing on YouTube in the future.

It was produced by Vagabond Films and directed by Pedro Corredoria, who I found very cordial.

A few pictures were taken of me in my cop get up, which I should be receiving in the next couple of days, so keep an eye out.

WATCHING THE DETECTIVES Episode "Spiderman" To Premiere on Sunday, October 12th

My appearance as Det. Ken Clancy, on the case of a nimble cat burglar who's been nicknamed "Spiderman" by the press, will premiere on Sunday, October 12th on the Biography Channel.

In this episode, you will also see me as partner of Det. Derrick Parker (Ralph A. Wilburn Jr.) who must solve the murder of a church organist with a secret crack addiction. This is the episode where I got a chance to snap the cuffs on someone. Fun episode to shoot.

Gadis Commercial Shoot Today at Noon in Times Square

I still don't know what Gadis is, but the shoot for the commercial is in Times Square, which is nice because it's not far to travel, but will be crazy because of all the people. I hope the crew has their stuff together!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Call Back for PULP FRICTION Coming Soon

I auditioned for an animated pilot "Pulp Friction" at the end of August and thought I gave a good audition, but never heard anything.

The folks at Gruntled Entertainment have reviewed the audition tapes thoroughly and I have been invited to their callback session, which will take place later this month.

I had a great time at this audition, so I'm looking forward to a chance to get in there again.

Playing A Cop In A Gadis Commercial Shoot on Sunday

I will be playing a motorcycle on a commercial shoot this Sunday. No, I will not be driving a motorcycle (Whew!) but I will have all the props.

Pictures will be posted on here with me in my get up by Monday morning, so keep an eye out.

The commercial is for Gadis (I have no idea what that is.) I guess I'll find out what it is on Sunday.

SNOW WHITE Run Tonight

The run of SNOW WHITE really cooked tonight. It helped that we had playwright, Kathy Ferman Menino in the audience laughing.

The show has really come together, with everyone breathing life into their roles, having lots of fun. With kid shows, you have to have fun...otherwise you're taking it too seriously.

We're off until Monday, when tech week begins.


A private screening for the film "Blind Thoughts" will be held on Monday, October 27 at 7:00pm at the Time Square Arts Center, located at 300 West 43rd Street.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ticket Info for SNOW WHITE

Hudson Theatre Ensemble Children's Series Silly on Sixth! proudly presents the zany and silly Snow White and the Three Tall Dwarfs and The Four Sock Puppets!

Dates & Times:

Saturday, October 11, 2008 11AM and 1PM
Sunday, October 12, 2008 11AM and 1PM
Sunday, October 19, 2008 11AM and 1PM

Location & Directions:

Hudson School Performance Space
601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Tickets & Reservations:
$6 for Children; $8 for Adults
201-377-7014 or

Show & Cast Information:

Our zany and silly, Snow White and the Three Tall Dwarfs and Four Sock Puppets!, will delight children ages three to ten while entertaining their families in the eighth season of the Hudson Theatre Ensemble Children’s Series Silly on Sixth! Our beautiful, child-friendly, ground-floor theater is completely barrier-free & accessible to persons with disabilities. Here’s what our audience says: “ We can’t wait for the next children’s show. Our family has seen every one of them!” “Knowing you are in Hoboken is such a big boon. It was a thrill to me that my 5 year old loved her first real introduction to theatre!” - “The shows are hysterically funny & the kids really love them. We definitely will be visiting you again!”


Iloire Blanos (Dopey/Sleepy)
Timothy J. Cox (Doc/Sneezy)
Laura DiCerto (Snow White)
Diana London (Story Teller/Bashful)
Florence Pape (Mirror Lady)
Bill Knepper (Huntsman)
Kacy Lissenden (Wicked Stepmother)
Gregory Nye (Prince Cootie)
Thomas Tyburski (Grumpy/Happy)

Kathy Ferman Menino

Jessica Colotta

Technical Director:
Justin McCormick

Production & Stage Manager:
Donna Gearhardt Healey

Susan Newman Design

Set Painter:
Sheila Phalon

Costumes & Puppets:
Kristen Spannagel

John Crittenden

House Manager:
Alan Welner

Gold Sponsors for SNOW WHITE

Doctors Brescia, D’Alberti, & Migliaccio, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Drs. Klos & Oko, Hoboken Pediatrics

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

SNOW WHITE Enterting Tech Week

SNOW WHITE continues to come together nicely as we had the first of a few tech rehearsals in preparation for next week's opening.

Everything is running smoothly. Couldn't be happier with the show's progress.


BLIND THOUGHTS Write Up On BiliBi Magazine Website

Young Director Delivers Promising First Release

New York, NY (September 23, 2008): Unrated Entertainment, in association with Exit 9 Productions is set to release, “Blind Thoughts”, their debut feature film presentation in winter 2008. “Blind Thoughts” is set in suburban New Jersey and outlines the hunt for a serial killer known as Tally Mark who leaves his victims with tally marks cut into their bodies as a taunt to the detectives referring to the growing number of murders. The two focal detectives, Charles Webber and John Russo are caught in a cat and mouse game with the killer and begin to break down throughout the film. The edgy and suspenseful story along with a heart-pounding soundtrack is sure keep audiences engaged.

The debut feature effort from director, Harris Masood, is a step away from his usual comedic shorts, yet still delivers his gritty and true-to-life form. Doubling up as the Cinematographer on “Blind Thoughts”, Masood is able to pristinely capture each shot with precision and deliberate style. With his previous work making the rounds in smaller festivals, “Blind Thoughts” looks to follow in that tradition and reach out to a grander audience and scale. With his production company, Exit 9 Productions, as a reference to the Central Jersey area holding his roots, Harris Masood is a graduate of Pace University in New York and trademarks nearly all of his projects with a Metropolitan feel.

Executive Producers, Michael Milman and Alessandro Guarnera, also star as the lead roles. As the heads of Unrated Entertainment, this is also their debut in feature films. After cutting their teeth in the Music and Recording Industry under Unrated Records, the duo teamed with Harris Masood to collaborate on “Blind Thoughts” and other future projects. Milman, a professed fan of the horror genre and New York native, developed and wrote the original screenplay for “Blind Thoughts” and captures his creativity and imagination in this work. Guarnera, also a fellow New Yorker coming from a family of musicians, lends his talents with composing and producing the soundtrack and score for the feature.

The film also features Michelle Romano, who plays the lead role of Amy Richards, the love interest of Charles Webber. Romano, a familiar face in the horror genre as an actress and a print model, hails from Boston, Massachusetts and can also be seen in the upcoming feature films “Terrace St”, “Beg” and Darkness”.

The cast also features Danny Pennacchi, Ross Masood, Nick Nabel, Sonequa Martin, Cher Hubsher, Timothy J. Cox, Sammy Cesare, Klavdia Ramnareine, Ashley Spear, Jackie Carlock, Michael Kay, Rob Guarnera, and Christine Cook.

Watch the YouTube Trailer here:

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Last Nights' Episode of FRINGE

If you look very closely, you can see me in the opening scene of last night's episode of FRINGE, as a construction foreman.

If you wish to view the episode, please go to