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Born June 25th, 1959
My parents, who are classical musicians were playing a season
of summer stock in Michigan in 1965. I appeared in a few of
the shows and when we returned to New York City my mother
brought me to the office of an agent. I booked the first
commercial I auditioned for (I was the only six year old who
could say "Crazy bubbles bubble blowing bubble bath) and
things progressed from there.
I went on to appear in more than 2 dozen commercials, voice
overs and radio spots. I played "Orestes" in a
production of "Iphegenia in Aulis" at the Circle in
the Square Theatre. In the summer of love I joined Ann Miller
in "Mame" on Broadway. In 1970 I simultaneously
booked a part in "The Rothchild's" on Broadway and
the part for which I am best known: "Mike Tee Vee"
in the cult classic film, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate
Factory". After completing production of "Willy
Wonka", I joined "The Rothschild's" on Broadway
and then in the First National Tour. Then more theatre,
industrials, and the occasional TV appeareance, i.e. "The
Ed Sullivan Show." At around age 14 I decided to knock
off from acting and just be a kid. I got back into it for my
college years, got a B.F.A. in Theatre from NYU.
Upon graduation all I wanted to do was travel, and travel I
did. I founded "Access International", a travel
service sending backpackers standby on charter flights to
Europe. During this time I visited 36 countries on 6
continents, ( I'm up to 40 now!) everything from the Jungles
of the Amazon to the Sahara Desert. You name it, I've been
Next was a couple of years in Real Estate (hated it), a few
years in Film Production (fun but killer hours), a stint at
Walt Disney Imagineering, where they design and build the
theme parks, (also fun, if a bit right wing for my tastes),
Retail (eh), and a few more Entrepreneurial Ventures.
These days I am directing commercial casting sessions here in
Los Angeles. Due to the phenomenal success of "Willy
Wonka..." through the years, I have also been appearing
at film conventions, signing autographs. I appear in the
occasional commercial or play as they cross my path but have
not actively pursued an acting career since college.
As you can tell from my past, there is no telling what I may
do next. (Direct?) In any case, I have lived a full and
eminently satisfying life.
There is life after art..
FILMS (Link to IMDB)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Bis ans Ende der Welt (1991)
Doors, The (1991)
By a Thread (1990)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)Mike Teavee
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