About Me – Personal

 

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I was born in New Rochelle, New York—the Dick Van Dyke town.  Grew up in Chatham on Cape Cod and had the good fortune to go to Chatham High School, one of 63 students in the senior class.

Things kept getting better, as I went to Brown and, after graduation, got a job teaching history at an American school in Austria, about twenty miles up in the mountains from Salzburg.  I met my lovely wife there.  She was teaching art and had been at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) the last year I was at Brown, but we never met in Providence.  We had to go halfway around the world for that.

Ain’t life grand and funny sometimes?

I’m the father of a teenaged daughter.

I’m a voracious reader.  Books, newspapers, online news sites.

I love to cook and I make a mean Leek Risotto, among other specialties.

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Playing Doc Gibbs in The Players 2012 production of “Our Town”

I’m a wine enthusiast who also likes craft beer.  Discovered beer in Austria, came back home to the American micro-brewery movement.  Not bad.

I’m a big baseball and football fan (Red Sox/Pats) and have come to really enjoy hockey thanks to the Bruins.  I run a roto baseball league and fantasy football league or two.

And I really enjoy doing theater—I’ve acted, directed, and even produced.  Was a triple threat back in the day with the Yankee Theater Wing, a great group up in Woonsocket, RI/Blackstone MA.

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As Mr. Lockhart in The Players 2011 production of Conor McPherson’s “The Seafarer.” Five chaps sitting casually and drinking over game of poker, around Christmastime, get a newcomer; the visitor just happens to be the Devil, and he’s come to play for the soul of one of one the fellows.

I’ve played Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons, Charlie and the Reverend David Marshall Lee in The Foreigner, Hap in Death of a Salesman, Professor Lyman in Bus Stop, Lt. Jessup in A Few Good Men, Moon in The Real Inspector Hound, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night,  Mr. Lockhart (AKA the Devil) in The Seafarer and Doc Gibbs in Our Town, just to name a few.

And I directed Black Comedy, Bedroom Farce, The Lion in Winter and Man of LaMancha.

So there you go.  All you need to know—or could possibly want to know—about me.

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