Couldn’t be more excited about this booking! I’ve always been a huge fan of NBC and it’s always been somewhat of a dream to be part of one of their shows.
New Amsterdam stars Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, and Freema Agyeman. Here’s the official longline from the New Amsterdam IMDb - “A new medical director breaks the rules to heal the system at America's oldest public hospital”.
I’ll be playing Nurse Clark Mansfred who works in the hospital’s ICU unit - my first character with a REAL NAME!
New Amsterdam premieres on 9/25/2018 at 10:00 on NBC. I’ll be appearing in Episode #5 - Cavitation. I’ll update when there’s an official release date for the episode.
I’d like to also just thank Fabio Ciro and Robert Murrell for continuing to push for me!
I didn’t take many pictures while on set BUT, here’s selfie of me being a goof, as expected.
Still coming down from such an amazing night!
About a year ago I was honored to be cast in a short play called "The Most Interesting Man in Dave's Mind" as the title character. The play, written by the incomparable Amanda R. Martinez, was also adapted for the screen and went on to win several awards (Van Gogh Award @ Amsterdam Film Fest., Oregon Short Film Fest., Austin Comedy Short Film Fest., Hollywood Comedy Shorts). And now, I'm very proud to announce that the play has been selected to be part of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival and I will be reprising my role as The Most Interesting Man in Dave's Mind.
Rehearsals are well underway, and its going to be a magically hilarious and fun show. I'm really looking forward to sharing this one with everyone.
Here's a little promo photo taken by @marianne_ciara
I SHAVED MY HEAD! This was something I had on my mind for a long time but lacked the courage to follow through. I always felt self-conscious about what head shape might be lurking underneath my carefully curated coif. It was a suggestion from my manager Fabio that finally gave me the courage to embrace the buzz. It's definitely a better fit for the roles I typically go out for, and I can't stress enough just how damn comfortable it is. I reached out to my old pal @marianne_ciara to take some pics of my new do and to promote an upcoming project. My head may not have the sleekest shape, but these days I'm more interested in experimenting with physical transformation and what it does to me as a person. So far, this has been a fantastic exercise.
Here's a few samples, the whole set can be seen
HEADSHOTS COMING SOON :)
I studied with Terry Knickerbocker while he was still teaching at the William Esper studio. After we finished the 2 year program back in 2013, I took some time away from the studio. In the Summer of 2015 I was lucky enough to be checking my phone when the email came in for Terry's Master Class. I fired off an email asking for a spot within seconds, and was secured a seat. At the end of the 5 week journey, he announced that would be his last class at The William Esper Studio.
Since then, I've trained at a few other places. I've also had a plethora of life and professional experiences that have shaped me into the actor that I am today. Back in May, I got wind of his Master Class at his new studio and the timing felt right for a thorough acting diagnostic.
This 5 week experience holds a special place in my heart. It was my first time being officially welcomed in his new space. And aside from being reunited with Terry, I was reunited with several friends, and got to know some really phenomenal people from all around the world.
TK Studios is a warm and friendly environment where the work is paramount. The staff is insanely generous and helpful. Terry is just as insightful, precise and enjoyable as always, if not more so. He gently ushers you towards realizations about yourself/your work that are crucial to achieving whatever your goals are in that class, and in life. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who is serious about growing as an artist. I feel greatly indebted him, his staff, and the other actors who fearlessly approached their work. Thank you for making me feel at home again.
What a year! Booked and shot my second co-star for another CBS show called Tell Me A Story starring Kim Catrall and Paul Wesley. I've been spending a lot of time working on my audition technique and I'm happy to see that it's paying off. Just goes to show, when you focus on process rather than results, the results often come as a happy bi-product.
High in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in the middle of a recently privatized park, sits a small Natural History Museum and Gift Shop decorated to look like the forest outside. From within, Lee is trying to stop the development of the land. But when she enlists the help of an old friend, Lee invites more memories into her refuge.
Written by Nora Søren Casey, Directed by Estefanía Fadul
Featuring Jules Forsberg-Lary, Lorenzo Landini, Melvin Lima and Joanna Teris
We performed 3 shows at the Signature Theatre April 19, 20 and 21. Here are some pics below from our one and only dress rehearsal moments before the show.
Had the amazing opportunity to work on a beautiful music video for a song called Tea, Milk and Honey by Oh Pep! The video was directed by long time friend and collaborator Samantha Scaffidi. There's no official release date for this project yet, but I've seen a cut and its such an innovative and gripping piece of work. I'm so excited to share this one!
A heartfelt congratulations to Samantha, Mitzi, SteadiStew and the rest of the super-talented hard-working crew. In the meantime, here's some fun BTS pics of me and @lilmitz_ being super professional..