Q. Tell us about your journey becoming an accomplished actor.
A. I started acting when I was a teenager and ended up getting a BFA in Theater Performance from Baylor University. Although I did some acting work here and there throughout the years, I really didn’t start pursuing it wholeheartedly until I went to Rutgers for my MFA. My journey has been a long one with many twists and turns, but the fact that I’m here, performing at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse, is proof that if your patient and persistent, opportunities will present themselves. Like most things in life, it’s all about timing.
Q. What is one thing that you are most excited about for this show?
A. It is a great honor to be telling the stories of these true American heroes. And to be doing so under the leadership of Ricardo Khan, who is one of the most generous and humble artists I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. This is truly the kind of project I’ve always dreamed of being a part of.
Q. Out of all the plays that you have been in, which one has been your favorite and why?
A. I had the privilege of playing John Proctor in The Crucible. In my mind it’s one of the best roles ever written. I’d love to play it again someday.
Q. What is the hardest role you’ve ever had to play, and why?
A. Jerry in Betrayal. I let myself get completely intimidated by role. I do hope I get a chance to play it again someday too as an opportunity to redeem myself. I actually think it’s a good role for me.
Q. What is some advise you would give to aspiring actors?
A. Be patient. It takes some people years to start booking work, sometimes even decades. If you’re not prepared to wait as long as it takes, I wouldn’t even bother. Often you here people say, “I’m gonna give it until I’m thirty, or 40 or whatever.” I think that’s the wrong attitude to have. Give it as long as it takes. If you’re patient and persistent, opportunities will present themselves. One more thing is to not be defensive but to treat everybody in the business with respect. The only regrets I have in my journey are when I failed to do either of those things.
Q. What are some things you like to do for fun?
A. I like to workout. I’m a member of the Reebok Crossfit LAB in West Hollywood, and I spend as much time there as my schedule will allow. Mostly, I love spending time with my beautiful girlfriend Jenny, and our sweet daughter Agnes.(Agnes is our Dog we rescued in far west Texas).
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