3 minutes and 25 seconds of awesome. Pure Hollywood magic, folks.
In all seriousness, I am truly blessed in my career as an actor. After getting out of the Marine Corps, I was on stage performing a play I also wrote, "The Sandstorm." We ran for several months at Elephant Stageworks on Hollywood's famed Theatre Row followed by its East Coast premiere in the Fall of 2005, in Washington, DC.
My first studio film was "In the Valley of Elah" written/directed by Paul Haggis, playing the character "Captain Jim Osher." My first day on set and I'm standing toe-to-toe with Tommy Lee Jones, an Academy Award ® winner, and being directed by Paul Haggis, also an Academy Award ® winner! Little did I know then that working with Oscar ® winners would become a habit! That experience was absolutely life changing for me.
A return to the boards followed by acting in my stage play, "The Wolf." The world premiere was March 23, 2007, on Theatre Row in Los Angeles, CA. Later that year, I worked behind the scenes and produced the West Coast Premiere of "Silent Heroes" by Linda Escalera Baggs. Thanks to an amazing director and cast, it enjoyed sold out performances and received rave reviews.
In January 2008, I left Los Angeles for Madrid, Spain to begin work on"Green Zone" starring Matt Damon and directed by Paul Greengrass. I played the character "Conway," a member of Damon's team. It was an 18 week shoot, on location in Spain, Morocco, and London. An absolutely amazing experience! Got residuals? I sure as hell do! Union proud (SAG-AFTRA)! :)
Following "Green Zone" I was a lead in an indie film called "Fallen Heroes." Then I got to work with Paul Haggis again! This time I was acting in "The Next Three Days," a thriller starring Academy Award ® winner Russell Crowe! The freakin' "Gladiator"! How cool is that?! I'll tell you: Extremely fucking cool! :)
* This video is a compilation of different scenes in which I am working as an actor and it passes all four tests for fair use under Section 119 of Title 17 of the US Code.