I began life as a filmmaker, shooting movies in my backyard with my
sister and brothers as my co-stars. My first feature (well, mini-feature) was Law Of The Ninja which I produced, directed and starred in while growing up in Hawaii. The whole process was so much fun, I decided to do it professionally.
Hawaii was also where I began my martial arts training. I started with Okinawan Kenpo Karate and Kobudo (weapons), earning my 2nd Degree Black Belt under Sensei Joseph Bunch of Hawaii Okinawa Kenpo Karate-do Shudokan. I also cross-trained in kickboxing and other styles like Shotokan, Chinese Kempo, ju-jitsu, kung fu, and ninjutsu.
I began my professional career in San Diego, where I started acting on TV shows like Renegade, and independent films starting with the epic Ozark Savage. I made the move up to Hollywood where I continued my film and TV career. One of my claims to fame is the ABC hit show Wipeout, where I’ve made three appearances, on the series premiere, the “Best of Season 1” episode, and the “All-Stars” episode from Season 2 where I became known as “The Jedi” from my Yoda voice impression. My work on that show earned me an appearance on the Canadian Tv show Reality Obsessed, where I showed host Murtz Jaffer my “training routine” for Wipeout.
My martial arts training has come in handy where I’ve used my skills in several films like Hang Them Up, The Last Girl, Invincible Scriptures, and Nun Fu. I’ve also used my skills working with Andrew Bachelor, aka King Bach in his comedy movie Agent Steele.
I’m also a voice over artist, having done commercials, animation projects, and audio books such as the epic sci-fi novel Turn Of The Century 2100. I specialize in accents and celebrity impressions. My YouTube video Barack Obama Speaking Pidgin has gotten close to half a million views so far.
I’ve also performed on the stage, most notably with the LA Times critic’s pick The Unsinkable Bismarck which was described as a cross between Hogan’s Heroes and Monty Python. This show was where I first worked with director Paul Millet, and now my lovely and talented wife Pamela and I are continuing that collaboration by having worked with Paul in several years of Unbound Productons’ Wicked Lit, where classical horror literature is adapted for live theater and performed at a mausoleum and cemetery.
My celebrity impressions came in handy with the live stage show All About Jack, (created by All About Walken’s Patrick O’Sullivan), which is a troupe of actors portraying Jack Nicholson and other celebrities in a series of sketches about his life and career.
I’ve also been a member of the Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theater where I appeared in such plays as The Neighborhood Crime Watch, Comic Potential, Arsenic & Old Lace, and The Howie Monologues with my wife actress Pamela Hill.
Pamela and I formed our own production company Four Scorpio Productions, (http://fourscorpio.com) where we have our own YouTube channel and are producing original content, as well as developing our own film projects. We’re a creative couple who have worked together many times on stage, TV and film.
Currently, I’m returning to my filmmaker roots as I am developing my own martial arts feature comedy Cyber Fighter, where I’ll be playing a clumsy temp worker who gets an assignment at a defense company where I volunteer to get black belt fighting ability downloaded to my brain.
Web series are proving to be the wave of the future as I’ve been a series regular on several, including Jupiter’s Ghost, Diary Of A Henchman, and Buona Sera News.
This is an exciting time in the Entertainment Industry, as technology is opening many doors to diverse work opportunities. I’m really looking forward to the future!