Acting News

I am very proud to announce that I just filmed a scene in the upcoming film, The Wedding Invitation. Many thanks to Rainy Kerwin and Narmar Hanna for inviting me to be a part of their project. I look forward to my next time working with them.

Acting News

You will soon see me in two new commercials for Time Warner Cable: one in English, and one in Spanish. I had the good fortune to work with a great group of people at Station Film, as well as the folks at Time Warner Cable, Ogilvy & Mather, and Kathy Knowles Casting. And of course none of this would have been possible without Pat & Pierre at Pantheon Talent.

Writing News

My screenplay, “The Man In The White Room,” just won third place in the 4th Annual High Concept Screenplay Competition. My thanks to all the judges and staff; I’m honored.

Writing / Producing / Acting News
My short film, "Exit Interview," had it's world premiere at the C.L. International Film Festival in Canada. Thank you to everyone at the festival, from the organizers to the audience; we were honored to be involved.
Acting News
I had the best time ever filming a Publix commercial, thanks to the great people at Publix, Humble TV, 22squared, Skirts Casting, and of course my amazing agents at Pantheon. Thanks, everyone!
Producing News
"Heathens & Thieves" received the Best Narrative Feature at the 2012 Rome International Film Festival in Georgia! Many thanks to everyone at the festival and the audiences who came to see our film.
Producing News
"Heathens & Thieves," which I co-produced, received the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature at the Sacramento Film & Music Festival. I'm proud to be part of such a great team.
Producing News
The feature I co-produced on, "Heathens & Thieves," was awarded 'Best Western' at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival in Washington. Many thanks to the judges, the audience, and the cast and crew.
Acting News
Completed filming a commercial for Macy's and got to act with Justin Bieber! The cast and crew were all terrific. Thanks to everyone at Macy's, Hungry Man, JWT, and the best agents I could hope to have, Pat and Pierre at Pantheon.
Producing News
"Heathens & Thieves" has won the Best Narrative Feature at the Landlocked Film Festival. Thanks for all the love, Iowa!
Producing News
"Heathens & Thieves," which I co-produced, received the Audience Favorite Award at the Downtown Film Festival L.A. We had a blast at the screening. Thanks to the judges, and congratulations to the cast and crew.
Writing News
My short play, "Answers," has just been reviewed by D.C. Theatre Scene. If you are going to be in the Washington D.C. area, now is your chance to see it in its world premiere. Enjoy!
Acting News
Filmed a commercial for Hyundai and had a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone at Hyundai, Innocean Worldwide Americas and Tool of North America. And of course, none of it would have happened without my brilliant agents Pat and Pierre at Pantheon.
Producing News
"Heathens & Thieves," the feature I co-produced, received the Outstanding Dramatic Feature award by the Sacramento International Film Festival. Thanks to the judges, and congratulations to the cast and crew.
Writing News
My screenplay, "The Man In The White Room," was a finalist in the Beverly Hills Film Festival. I was honored to be included in the company of so many talented screenwriters. Thanks to the readers and judges.
Producing News
"Heathens & Thieves," the feature I co-produced, has won the Special Jury Award at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. I am so proud to be a part of the team. Many thanks to the jury for the honor. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
Writing News
My short play, "Answers," will have it's world premiere at the Source Festival in Washington D.C., running from June 8th through July 1st. I am honored to be a part of the festival.
Writing News
My screenplay, "The Man In The White Room," was a finalist in the High Concept Screenplay Competition. Many thanks to the readers and judges.
Acting News
Just booked a commercial for Church's Chicken. Many thanks to Pat and Pierre at Pantheon.
Writing / Producing / Acting News
"Exit Interview," a short film I wrote, is now in pre-production. I'm also on-board as a producer and will be acting in it as well. Looking forward to working with this fantastic group of very talented and funny people.
Producing News
The feature that I've been co-producing on, "Heathens & Thieves," is done. Like to see the trailer? Go to the Heathens & Thieves website. Enjoy!
Writing News
My screenplay "Red" (which is now renamed "One Of Five") made it to the Quarter-Finals at the Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition. Thanks to the judges!
Acting News
Filmed a couple of commercials for AT&T. Wow; I met a fantastic group of people and won't forget this shoot. Everyone from Oil Factory, Inc., GSD&M Idea City and a wonderful cast and crew. Thanks AT&T, and thanks, Pat and Pierre at Pantheon!
Acting News
Wrapped another commercial for State Farm. Had a great time with everyone at La Banda Films and Alma DDB. Thanks, State Farm. Have I mentioned that my agents at Pantheon rock?
Writing News
My screenplay, "A Special Education", placed as a Semi-Finalist in the Gotham Screen Film Festival And Screenplay Contest. Thanks to the readers and judges!
Acting News
I have finished filming another commercial for Sears. Thanks to my agents at Pantheon who always work so hard for me, and thanks to everyone at The Directors Bureau, Y & R Chicago and, of course, Sears.
Interview News
Want to read a brief interview of me in print? Check out the national edition of Back Stage for the Week of May 14-20. Enjoy!
Producing News
I am a co-producer on a film, called Heathens & Thieves. I am very proud to be associated with this project and everyone involved in it. For more info, please feel free to contact me or go to the website
Writing News
Another of the essays, Macbeth, has been published by Puerto del Sol, in Volume 44, Number 1, Winter 2009. I am honored to be in its pages. Check it out online or at selected newsstands nationwide.
Writing News
My latest screenplay, Strong Women, has made it to the second round of competition in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition. Thanks to the Round I judges; I appreciate the compliment!
Live Theatre News
It's that time of year; I'm performing as part of the Zodiac Thrillers, which is a show that pits teams of improvisers from different signs against each other. I'm on Team Gemini, which is the team that always rules (Can you feel that heat, Team Capricorn? It burns!). It's silly, it's fun and it's on Saturday, August 16th at 8 PM. Details at www.bangstudio.com. VOTE TEAM GEMINI!
Modeling News
Microsoft will be using me as a face to represent their product line in a series of print ads. So keep an eye out when you're buying your software; that may be me staring at you from the packaging!
Acting News
I just finished up a new commercial for Sears, and want to give a shout out to all the great folks at Furlined, Young & Rubicam, Sears, Joe Blake Casting and Pantheon. I was treated so nicely and the shoot went really well. I couldn't have asked for a better commercial shoot. Keep an eye out for it; I think you'll get a laugh out of what I do in the spot.
Writing News
My lastest screenplay, A Special Education, was a finalist in the Disney Fellowship competition. Thanks to all the wonderful people at Disney. They treated me and all the other finalists so nicely. What a great experience. Thanks again to all involved.
Acting News
You can look for me in a new Exxon Mobil commercial, and it was a pleasure to work on it. Everyone involved, The Artist's Company, Euro RSCG Worldwide and Liz Paulson Casting, made the entire process so relaxed and enjoyable. What a great bunch of folks. Everyone should get so lucky to work with them. Thanks to everyone involved, including Pat and Pierre at Pantheon, for always getting me out there!
Dr. Pete News
Having problems dealing with the holidays and your days of plenty? Dr. Pete's latest video is now available!

A Deadly Christmas (English)  Navidad Mortal (Spanish)

Dr. Pete's latest advice column is now also available! Click here to see his advice in print and in action at www.noojournal.com .

Visit him at Dr. Pete's myspace page or click to see the credits of the film. Stay tuned for more!

Writing News
Puerto del Sol will be publishing my essay, "Macbeth," in their Spring 2008 issue (Number 43.2). This will be the third essay published from my forthcoming book. My thanks to the staff at the magazine. I am flattered and honored.
Acting News
I just finished filming a commercial for Honda for the national Spanish market, and had a blast doing it! Thanks to everyone at Darma Productions, La Agencia de Orci & Associates and RP alpha. Look for me singing with a small group of people...in a running shower. It was a really fun time with a great group of people, in front and behind the camera.
Dr. Pete News
Constant Motion Pictures is screening episodes of Dr. Pete. "Life Socks" is being shown at Sacred Fools' Final Friday Film Festival. They have a screening on the last Friday of every month at 11 P.M. Tickets are just five dollars and you get to see short films that have been selected by the good folks at Constant Motion Pictures. For further info, go to the Sacred Fools Site. I'll see you there!
Theatre Writing News
I've written several sketch comedy pieces that are now being performed by Theatre Neo in their "Deep Tissue Comedy Release." I wrote "Eddie" and "Sam Connor, Non-Linear Detective." A fun show, a great cast, opening on Saturday, September 8. For info, click the link here!
Dr. Pete News
I am proud to present Dr. Pete's next episode: Kicking Grief's Ass. Stuck in a never ending pit of despair? Let Dr. Pete help:

Kicking Grief's Ass (English)  Pesar (Spanish)

Visit him at Dr. Pete's myspace page or click to see the credits of the film. Stay tuned for more!

Live Theatre News
I'll once again be performing as part of the Zodiac Thrillers, which is a show that pits teams of improvisers from different signs against each other. I'm on Team Gemini, which is the team that always rules (What do you think about that, Team Leo?). It's silly, it's fun and it's on Saturday, September 1st at 8 PM. Details at www.bangstudio.com. VOTE TEAM GEMINI!
Writing News
Another essay from my book, entitled Thanksgiving, has just been published in Confrontation. Look for issue No. 98/99 Spring/Summer. Thanks to the folks at the magazine. In newsstands now!
Live Theatre News
I'll be performing live on Thursday, June 21st at bang! Improv Studio at 8 P.M. The show is called, "The Truth" and is one of my favorite live shows that I do every year. Six improvisors on stage having to come up with a true monologue about something that happened to them. What's the big deal? They never know what the topic is going to be, and like the title says, it has to be the truth. Oh, and we have three minutes to come up with it. Interested? Come on down. It's a great night that's very entertaining and you get to see six actors break out in instant flop-sweat.

Thursday, June 21st, 8 P.M., bang! Improv Studio. See you there! More info at bangstudio.com.

Dr. Pete News
Dr. Pete's next episode has arrived. Have problems dealing with world hunger? Check out his soothing, healing advice to help with the burning sensation caused by this issue:

World Hunger (English)  Comida (Spanish)

Visit him at Dr. Pete's myspace page or click to see the credits of the film. Stay tuned for more!

Writing News
My essay, "Thanksgiving," was chosen as a finalist in The Journal's 2007 William Allen Creative Nonfiction Contest.Thanks to the judges for their consideration.
Dr. Pete News
Dr. Pete's advice column has been picked up and is available in print or online at www.noojournal.com. Click to let the healing begin!
Dr. Pete News
Dr. Pete has arrived! The first two episodes of his self-help film, Life Socks, are posted online, in English and Spanish. Click on the titles to view Dr. Pete's life affirming advice on:

Terrorism (English)

Terrorismo (Spanish)

Fluids (English)

Fluídos (Spanish)

Visit him at Dr. Pete's myspace page or click to see the credits of the film. And yes, there are more episodes coming!

Acting News
I had the greatest time filming a Sprint commercial with the good people of House of Usher (the production company). Many thanks to them, Publicis & Hal Riney, and of course, Sprint. You all made it a pleasure.
Writing News
One of my essays, Pins, has just been published. It is one of the essays from my upcoming book, and you can find out all about it at The Connecticut Review.
Producing / Acting News
Life Socks, a short film that I'm producing and acting in, has wrapped! Editing will begin in several weeks. Full info on Dr. Pete and all full credit listing available by >clicking here, yo, or by going to the LIFE SOCKS page.
Producing / Acting News
Life Socks, a short film that I'm producing and acting in, is currently in pre-production. Go to > LIFE SOCKS on the menu for more info.
Writing News
My essay, "Thanksgiving", was chosen as a finalist in The Dorothy Churchill Nonfiction Award, sponsored by New Letters Magazine. Thanks to the magazine staff for all their votes.
Writing News
My script, "Chosen" was selected as a Quarter-Finalist in the 3rd Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest! Thanks to all the judges for your support.
Modeling News
I shot a print ad for Adobe software today and had a great time! Thanks to everyone involved; I had a great time working with you all.
Modeling News
Shot a print ad for Microsoft today and met so many people. Had a blast with all of you, cast and crew!
Acting News
Amalgam, my improv group, is back! We'll be performing in "Funeral For A Friend" all February. It's an hour-long comedic one-act play where a selected audience member gets an opportunity to die – temporarily, that is. Once the funeral is over and the willing participant has been laid to rest, the show continues to follow the lives and intermingled relationships of the friends left behind. The entire show is improvised and built on audience suggestions. Here's the info:

WHEN: 8:00 – 9:00 PM, Thursdays, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

WHERE: bang! Improv Studio 457 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 bangstudio.com

See you there!
Acting News
My team, Team Leo, won this year's Zodiac Thrillers Improv Competition! We're the champs! Thanks to my teammates for making it such a good time as well as all the other zodiac teams. See you all next year.
Acting News
Hey, the improv group I'm competing with, Team Leo, won semi-finals and we're going to be playing the other surviving zodiac improv groups on July 30th at 8 PM. It's going to be even more fun and more silly than before, and you're invited. Details are at www.bangstudio.com.
Acting News
I'll be performing as part of the Zodiac Thrillers, which is a show that pits teams of improvisers from different signs against each other. It's silly, it's fun and it's on Saturday, July 9th at 8 PM. Details at bangstudio.com
Writing News
"Leeches," a script I co-wrote, made it to the semi-finals in the American Accolades television writing contest. Stay tuned for more.
Acting News (Live Theatre)
"I'll be performing live at bang's "Improv of Color" show. It's an evening of the top improvisors from all over L.A. who also represent a minority. Of course, I'll be representing the fair-skinned Mexicans / Spaniards / Germans, who are always looked over here in Hollywood. Well, no more, my friends!"

"The details: April 9th, 8 PM, @ bang! Studio. Go to www.bangstudio.com for directions and parking. I'll see you there.
Acting News (Live Theatre)
I'll be performing in "The Truth," again. It's a great show and there's a description of it listed in the news listing for 01/06/05. Take my word for it; the show's a blast and I'm proud to be asked to come back yet again. Come on down!

Performance Date/Time: March 12th/8 PM
Theatre Info: bang! Improv Studio for all details
Acting News (Live Theatre)
I'll be performing in "The Truth," a show described as, "Totally truthful, completely spontaneous, often funny, touching and sweet -- always dangerous and exciting." Each week a new cast of storytellers speaks honestly on an unplanned topic picked from a box by an audience member. The show gets great reviews. I've been in it twice before and I'm looking forward to doing it again. Here's the info: Performance Date/Time: March 12th/8 PM

Theatre Info: bang! Improv Studio for all details