32Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Here it is all nice and simple: I'm a laid back guy, looking to meet some fun people to hang out with, get to know, and get into long interesting discussions with.

I was over-working myself at a job I hated. I got an acting job and quit my day job to go tour with a Children's Theatre Company. Then I was able to find more work in the acting and music profession. I had a healthy balance between a job I don't like, and jobs I LOVE!

After working for 4 years in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area as an Actor and Salesman, I decided I wanted to go back to school to get more training in acting, voice, speech, and movement. I also wanted to be able to share my passion for acting with others. I want to teach acting someday. That is why I finished my MFA in Acting at the University of Houston.

I've lived in Brooklyn for 5 years now. By day I work in special education with high school kids. They're amazing. I see a bright future because of them. I audition like Batman by night. Let's see where that takes me.

I'm an artist. I'm a teacher. I'm a musician. I'm an actor. I'm a sub-par writer, and an overall creative jack of all trades. Drop me a line if you want to talk. I'd love to listen.

that was the short part, Read on if you like :)

I'm originally from the state of Wisconsin. I lived in the Twin Cities for 4 years. I lived in Texas for 2 years. Brooklyn for the last 5.

I worked for a Children's Theatre company in the Twin Cities. They are a great professional company to work with and will always be near and dear to me.

I love traveling everywhere and anywhere.

I read like nobody's business; plays mostly (Sam Shepard and Neil Labute), but philosophy too (I'm a Hegellian), and poetry is amazing as well. (John Updike is a genius). Malcolm Gladwell is pretty amazing too. I love his new podcast revisionist history

I don't have a lot of friends, but I'm trying to grow them in numbers. The ones I do have I would give my life for.

I've been acting since I was sixteen and I don't plan on stopping until I'm physically unable to. It is the most rewarding and humbling activity. To be able to tell someone else's story is an honor few receive. I am grateful for it.

I also love making people smile. It's an addiction. Acting and Music and Teaching allow me to do that too. There is something about live performance that energizes both me and the people watching me. It's a give and take, equal partner, relationship.

I play the guitar, have been since I was three, it's what keeps me sane, it's my musical, melodious, diary.

I'm a blossoming Unitarian-Universalist. I never thought I would find spirituality and I'm still searching, but the UU's encourage me to do so.

I love my family. They continue to amaze me with their love!

Nat King Cole sang it, and my father taught me the song, but the most important thing I've learned so far is:

"The greatest thing, you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return"

I am Musical, Charming, and Nerdy
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I work as a high school teacher in Brooklyn. I'm also a CFL-1 Crossfit instructor, but I promise I'm nothing like the stereotype you have in your head right now :-) I have my MFA in Acting from the University of Houston. I was a working actor in Minneapolis/Saint Paul before that, I also worked in retail part-time to pay some of the bills, I also teach guitar, voice, and piano part-time, but tis' the life of an artist! I'm also developing a few scripts for plays and developing a solo guitar set to try out at a few coffee houses in the area. I'm also planning a trip to trek across the continental United States. I'm getting there.
I’m really good at
Teaching, Guitar, Singing, Acting, Writing, Directing Crossfit,conversing with strangers, making unfunny jokes, making a fool of myself (oh wait that would be considered acting too wouldn't it...yes it would)
The first things people usually notice about me
Is my smile, and my uncanny ability to sing at the weirdest and most inopportune moments, although I do sing well :). Other than that they sometimes notice one of my ears sticks out further than the other one (but it's not too really it's not that bad...don't stop reading my profile...damn it!)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books + Plays: Born to Run, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, A Confederacy of Dunces, Zero, Various short-story anthologies, True West, This is How it Goes, Autobahn, Icarus's Mother, Buried Child, Hurlyburly, Blink, Zombie Survival Guide, Anything free for the Kindle, the list goes on forever just ask me :)

Movies: Back to the Future, The Wrestler, American Beauty, Garden State, Boondock Saints, The Terminal, One Hour Photo, V for Vendetta, Batman Trilogy, In the Company of Men, Donnie Darko, Closer, Snakes on a Plane, The Children of Men, Phonebooth, Just about any documentary...too many great ones from Netflix instant queue to name.

Music: Dashboard Confessional, The Rocket Summer, Say Anything, Two Tongues, Kevin So, John Mayer, Death Cab for Cutie, Cartel, Lakes, KT Tunstall, Michelle Branch, Hector Villa-Lobos, Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Handel, Britten, Moses Hogan, Leo Brower

Food: Anything but Beets (although I have been tricked into trying and dare I admit liking beets when cooked right and mixed with other foods) and Peas (and I'll eat peas in a salad), but my favorites are Thai Food, any kind of Asian is awesome. I love Pho and Mi. Thank God for Vietnamese soup! I also enjoy trying new foods. I'm really an equal opportunity consumer of sustenance...except beets and peas...unless it's a salad with seven-layer salad...or tuna salad.
Six things I could never do without
1. My Guitar 2. My Singing Voice 3. My Family's Love 4. My Fitness 5. Teaching and Learning 6. FOOD!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Love, Life, Past Lives, Music, Beauty, The Interconnected Web of Relationships...Opal Whiteley; her diary is touching in such an unexpected way. I spend time thinking about how I miss that pure innocent love she has for the world, and spending my time trying to recapture it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Up for anything. I love going out with fun and new people. What are you doing next Friday night? Whatever it is you should invite me :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a scar down the inside of my left thigh from a bicycle accident as a child. If you want to hear the story sometime I'd be glad to tell you. It's pretty entertaining!
You should message me if
You want to talk with someone in person. You want to make a new friend, because I'm very open to friendship. You are looking for a listener. You talk to strangers and can generally trust people. I made you smile at any point in the course of reading this profile...I LOVE smiling :)
The two of us