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My goal as an actor has evolved throughout the years. At first it was just to get good enough to book a job. I had a long ways to go but after about 3 years of busting my butt in acting classes, that's what happened, I booked "CIA Code Name: Alexa." (I don't count "A Nightmare on Elm Street: 5" because I didn't decide to become an actor until after I did the movie.) After that, my goal was to be more consistent at auditions, which in turn would allow me to work more on a consistent basis. Well, that is and still is a long process that has grown over the years. As I started to get better at the whole process, I would book two to three jobs a year, then six to seven jobs, then 10 to 12 jobs. And now, after 10 years, I work quite a bit. I've been very fortunate.

You might say, "Hey, isn't that good enough? I mean, you're working and that's more that 90 percent of the actors out there." Yeah, your right, it is good enough. Good enough for most people but not good enough for me. That might sound a little harsh but you will find that I'm very goal oriented. If I obtain one goal, I have to set another goal even higher. That's just the way I am.

"So, what's your goal now, to win the Oscar?" Well, that would be nice, but it's not something that I think is going to happen anytime soon. It's not something that you can "work at". My goal now is to star in films. Big films. Come hell or high water, I'm going to make it. But at 6'4" and 260 lbs. of muscle, it's not going to be easy. So, right now it's a building process. Right now I'm just trying to work as much as possible. Doing good work, building my name and my recognition. Each role I do gets me one step closer to my goal. And that day will come. I'll get my shot. And when I do, I'll be ready. But in the mean time, I just try to keep working.

Hey, if you want a little sample of the work that I've done, I've put together a little montage. Select the appropriate bit rate below and enjoy!

Montage Video Clip

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I want to thank Kelly for making this cool collage of the many characters I've played.

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