"Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances."

Sanford Meisner   

A mentor of mine, Jim Daniels, once asked me, "Why does a man become an actor?" I struggled to articulate what drove me to the art of acting. Jim had a simplistic answer: "To do the fights and kiss the girls." 


Now Jim was joking, but he wasn't wrong. When I was a boy I wanted nothing more than to be Indiana Jones, Luke Skywalker, Batman, or Tarzan. Why? Because they were all heroes who fought for what was right and they were loved. And that's where my desire to act began. Whether it was playing Star Wars, using wiffle-ball-bats as light-sabers with my brothers, or bringing my Indiana Jones fedora to Elementary School, it was my imagination and creativity that drove me to this art.