6/23/2022 – ACTING – “Rustler’s Promenade” on WMHT / PBS Friday 6/24/2022 at 10:30 PM

This Friday (6/24), a short film I was in called “Rustler’s Promenade” (Dirty Sweater Productions – directed by Charity Buckbee) will be shown on Channel WMHT / PBS (yes, on TV) which is Channel 11 in the Albany area (perhaps Channel 24 in Syracuse) at 10:30 PM. You can see me leading a band of Rustlers in the barn when the the promo clips starts at the 2nd half of this video. Hope it’s shown in CNY and beyond…

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5/17/2022 – R.I.P. – Jessica McGuire

– On Monday (5/16/22), I received a shocking message from a mutual friend of myself and Jessica McGuire-Ellis. She had passed away that previous Saturday (5/14) from cancer. I’m still in shock over this. She was a very strong & vivacious woman who had previously beaten cancer three times (maybe more). During a stretch of time, Jess was closer to me than anyone else save my parents. She was a very important part of my life. Pivotal – to the point where if I had never met her, and with all that followed during our time together, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. An example would be her love of cats, which ignited my love for them. There are still things I say / do based from our time together. In addition, as I’ve said many times in the past onward, from the ashes of our marriage came forth CAROLINE BLUE – and all that followed that – so I’m not being overly dramatic when I say, if we’d never met, my life would be quite different. While there was a lot of bad blood between us for many years, the last time we talked (which was very rare BTW), it seemed liked we had both come to a kind of peace with our past. She was happy with her life, her family and her animals and I was moving forward with my life. She had been battling cancer for years and was glad to hear when she’d survived each time that she did. Now she’s gone….

– I really don’t have much else to say right now. Perhaps at another time…My condolences to her family and friends – especially for her son Jaden. It’s strange…I always thought Jess would outlive me. It’s just a feeling I always had – and I wish she did. Goodbye Jess. May you Rest In Peace. Despite all the distress between us, I will always have a place in my heart for you – and I will miss you…

JESSICA MCGUIRE OBITUARY – NEW COMER FUNERAL HOME

JESSICA MCGUIRE OBITUARY – THE POST STANDARD

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2/19/2022 – ACTING – “Reel Monsters” Released

-Back in 2017, I went down to Pennsylvania to work on a feature film that would eventually become known as “Reel Monsters” (Formerly “In Search Of”) – a Bigfoot / kids film. Director Mark Polonia had reached out to be in this and I play the role of Clyde, a bad guy (of course) in this. The film has gone thru some name changes / production companies but is now out and can be seen via Amazon Prime. Below is the trailer for the film and below that is a link to my acting page on Facebook with pics and a recap of my time there – as well as a link to the Reel Monsters Amazon Prime page. It took five years, but I’m glad this finally got released. Hopefully, this will be the start of several other unreleased (currently) films I’m in… ๐Ÿ™‚

WWJ ACTING PAGE on FACEBOOK (Reel Monsters Page)

REEL MONSTERS on AMAZON PRIME

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1/30/2022 – ACTING – “Earworm”

-If memory serves, not too long after finishing up on “Rustler’s Promenade,” I was contacted by DIRTY SWEATER PRODUCTIONS (DSP) for a role in their next project – a feature film (their first) called “Earworm.” Due to some issues on my end, there was a delay in me replying but eventually I was able to say yes. The role was for Bob Trower, an older jerk-like guy. I got permission to modify my lines to make him more like an asshole like me (HA!) ๐Ÿ˜€ Since I signed a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), I can’t give out info about the movie. I was there for just a day and had a great time with a great cast & crew. I was a little rusty, but got thru it. DSP has been cranking out their projects so I don’t see this one taking long to finish and enter post-production. Keep an eye out on the DSP page for more info on this as well as “Messy Boys” and Rustler’s Promenade.”

-I got some pics from filming and permission to post them. Click on the link below to check them out.

WWJ ACTING PAGE on FACEBOOK

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1/16/2022 – R.I.P. – My Mom (Bobbie L. Johnson)

-Back when my Dad passed away (My Tribute to him can be read HERE), I said that for years I dreaded this day – as well as two more (at least) like it to go. Recently, one of those days has again come with the passing of my Mom on Saturday January 8, 2022.

-As private as my Dad was, my Mom was even more private. Like him, she didn’t want an obituary but, like before, I did it for me – and for the same reason. To repeat, I didnโ€™t want her to just fade away without something out there. When my Dad passed, I became my Mom’s caretaker – which lasted just a little over two years. All the things you’ve heard about care-taking are true, good and bad – with me being able to avoid some of the bad things and miss out on some of the good. I made the decision to tone down (and at times, totally stop) doing things that would further my progression with acting and music, and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat if I could. My parents are the ones who gave me life. I wouldn’t exist, literally, without them. They sacrificed so much for me for so many years, could I do any less? Everything pales before my parents (and the welfare of my cats Scruffy & Five-Paw). Everything. As you may or may not recall, when I started being a full-time actor in 2011 (and had to become part-time in 2013 due to financial strains), I would quote from a book called “Put Your Dream to the Test” by John C. Maxwell – specifically Chapter Seven entitled “The Cost Question.” In this chapter, John talks about the sacrifices one must think of making to become successful and how you have to pay that price not just once, but over and over. The higher you go, the higher the cost. While I tried to anticipate and prepare for this, there were times that it hit me “out of the blue” and I had to make a decision. But I knew right from the start that there was one sacrifice that I would never make. My drive can be quite high at times and, as I said in my Dad’s tribute, I’ve been more that guilty, at times, of not seeing the trees in the forest so to speak. But there was no way I would cross this line. It was a total non-starter. For example, I did continue with acting here and there but one look at my CHRONOLOGY PAGE and you can clearly see that I was nowhere as busy as in the past. It was a line that I would never cross, which was strengthened even more after my Dad’s death.

-As I said before, my Mom was even more private than my Dad, but there were a few things that were in her obituary that I will share here. She was born in Taiwan. So many people think I’m Native American to some degree (usually a large one), but based on what I know, my ancestry is Taiwanese, German with a little Swedish thrown in. Her mother was a Buddhist Monk and yes, that means her head was shaven – just like male monks. I’m not really religious, but I will say that, if I was, I’m closest to a Buddhist (which isn’t close but…). My Mom and Dad met while he was in The Navy, which led to a long courtship between them. I’ve seen some of the letters between them during this time and they loved each other so much. They were married on April 11, 1963. I know of sources that site that Bruce Lee & Linda Lee were among the first to have an interracial marriage, (The US Supreme Court didn’t legalize interracial marriage until 1967), but they were married in 1964.My Mom eventually came to the United States and became a legal US Citizen, changing her name to Bobbie. So you have Bob & Bobbie…

-I do not know if this was because of the times or because of the way my Dad wanted it (perhaps both?) but Mom was basically regulated to the role of Housewife. Dad took care of everything else outside of housework – although he was more than happy to help with that as well (for example, later in life, Mom barely cooked at all. Dad took care of all of that). I do not believe that this was done with any intent of mean-spiritness or male chauvinist thinking. To me, it was what my Dad always focused on – the protection of me and Mom. And yes, he kind of did this to me; combined that with me being an only child and you could see where I was more than a little behind, growing up, in the “street smarts” department. Mom adopted Dad’s thinking to a degree in this area, always looking out for us as well as putting us before herself. While one could see all the good my Dad did to protect us, there were some challenges with this approach. With Mom, she became someone who couldn’t live in the modern world – especially by the time Dad passed. She didn’t know anything about bills, insurance and more (she couldn’t operate a cell phone or a smart TV). I took care of all of that, but it also made me more cautious because if something happened to me and I died, Mom would be in some serious trouble.

-I adopted several traits / behaviors from my parents and one of them was my Mom’s stubbornness, which has loosened up to a degree (depending on who you ask – HA!) as the years progressed. That has led to numerous times of me and Mom butting heads so to speak… And this led to numerous arguments where, especially in my younger years, it was – at times – like the immovable object meeting the unstoppable force. But deep down I knew that, no matter how intense things got, she was doing this out of a place of love, as well as always being so worried for me and my safety – probably due to me being an only child. She was always worried, as well as constantly overthinking things, the later of which has incorporated into my being in various degrees…

-As per my Dad, Mom was from the generation where you donโ€™t go to the doctor unless you really have to-and maybe not even then. She hated hospitals and told me to never have her in one. It was pretty much the same with doctors, although every once in a great while she’d say that maybe she should see one. That would be reverse before the next day arrived. As the years went by, she became more frail. It didn’t help that she was allergic to most foods and had to be on a very strict diet. Years of seeing doctors decades ago to find out even what this was or what was causing it proved to be fruitless. But we were hanging in there and I was doing the best I could to take care of her. Then came December 2021…

-Around the first / second week, after work I started to feel really lethargic and beat, as well as visualizing that my blood had been transformed into molasses (I’ve been told that I have an active imagination by more than one person ๐Ÿ™‚ ). I have an auto-immune disease called Sarcoidoisis in my lungs, which has some similarities to Covid: shortness of break, fatigue, brain fog and more…So I thought I was having a Sarco flair-up and, upon getting home, did 1-2 quick things and went to bed.. In the following days the symptoms grew to include me partially losing taste & smell, getting chills / sweats as well as being even more fatigued. It wasn’t Sarco. Could it be Covid? I didn’t know, but I had to find out and fast. So I went in for a Covid test, which came back negative. However, with all the symptoms I had, they still put me on a ten day quarantine. Not to long after that, our furnace broke down…

-It took four days for me to get someone to fix the problem (it needed a new ignition switch). Four days of just cold air blowing. I’m convinced that this made things for me and Mom worse and, if this didn’t happen, maybe she’d still be alive. Things started to get worse for the both of us after the furnace fiasco. For me, it got to the point where I would go to do one thing, like bringing something from one area to another (something light) and I’d have to go to the couch and sit for awhile cause just doing that one thing wiped me out. My fatigue level was very high and I would get the sweats so bad at times that it was like someone threw a bucket of water inside my jacket. My breathing was also becoming more labored and, when it hit, the brain fog became worse…

-It got so bad that I decided to go in for another Covid test cause what else could be causing this? So on the 23rd I went for a second Covid test and my fears were confirmed: I had Covid Pneumonia – which meant Mom had it. Me and the doctor there actually got into a pretty heated argument cause he basically said that, due to my oxygen level being so low, I had to take an ambulance to a hospital immediately or I was going to die. However, when I went to get the test, I anticipated being away from maybe an hour, not the 3 or so hours that it actually took. My Mom was all alone for that long. I had to go back, no matter what the doctor was saying. In the end, he had me sign a paper saying that if I died, it wasn’t his fault. Nice huh? I can’t blame him though. I still had my Mom’s stubbornness…

-Both of us were getting worse, yet even when I got home and explained to her what happened, she absolutely refused to go to the hospital. I did the best I could to make things easier for the both of us, but my best was rapidly dropping. I guess Mom saw the toll it was taking on me and tried to get up to go to the bathroom on her own – and fell…twice. At this point, she could barely hear me and I was yelling in order for her to be able to. The second time, when I found her on the floor, I knew what I had to do, no matter how much she objected. I got on the phone and called 911.

-Two ambulances actually showed up and the people on them were kind of like in these hazmat-type outfits. Mom had to be carried out. We both were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital, the place where my Dad passed. I’m very glad that Mom got her room right away, although that meant things were worse for her. Me? We got there around 7:40 PM (by the way on Christmas Eve – what a way to spend Christmas right?). I was still in the waiting room around 1:00 – 2:00 AM. I was finally led to a temporary room, where I stayed until I got my actual room at 12 Noon (!). During that time, I suddenly started to experience a lot of pain. Not sure if it was the disease or stiffness or a combo of both (maybe something else), but I was painfully moaning out loud for quite awhile. I lost track of time due to all my focus being on my pain. I knew inside this would all pass eventually, but when you’re in the midst of it…

-I was at St. Josephs for five days. During that time, I constantly asked about Mom and while I believe they relayed messages to her, all talk of me visiting her went unanswered until the day I was discharged, where I could see her. She wasn’t doing well, but didn’t look too too bad. I was there for over an hour and talked with her, but she didn’t seem to hear me. She would just moan. I’m sure the bed didn’t help (they’re built for security, not comfort and I had issues with the beds myself). I have no idea if she even heard anything I said or, if so, if it registered cause the doctors said she might have what is known as “Covid Brain” which is a little similar in effect to the Sepsis infection that eventually entered Dad’s head. They even though she had some dementia till I explained a lot of what I said earlier about her being clueless about the modern world and her allergies. When I left, she still looked OK and I told them to do all they could to help her recover. As I mentioned on Dad’s tribute page, one of my core beliefs used to be, โ€œwhere thereโ€™s life, thereโ€™s hope.โ€ With all that happened during his ordeal and even some afterwards, “hope” became like a dirty word to me. As Tony Robbins once said a long time ago (and he may not think like this anymore – i mean, this was from a cassette so…), and I’m paraphrasing here, “…saying hope is like saying a weak prayer that has no chance of being answered…”). This was more in regards to things like someone have a problem and thinking along the lines of “Let’s hope this works out on it’s own” instead of just dealing with the problem and moving on. I know it’s different from what how I’m using it, but it still hit my mind and that time. But here, maybe “hope” can be reborn with me. Even though it was basically just the IV keeping her alive, she was getting the medications and they helped me so I really did think she could pull thru and be well enough to come home. That’s what I thought…

-I would call every day or two to see how she was doing (I soon after returned to work so time issues). I couldn’t visit cause she was in the Covid ward: No visitors – even if they’re dying. That was a big fear for me cause, like with Dad, I didn’t want her to pass alone. One of the nurses even held the phone up to Mom’s ear and I said numerous things. No response. Days later I talked with a doctor. She wasn’t getting better, but not getting worse, but that line was painfully thin and if she got worse, she’d have to go to ICU and be put on a ventilator. This would be brutal and chances were high that, while this would initially save her, it would make her so weak that she’d die and it wouldn’t be painlessly. I made the decision that, if this was going to happen, to just switch her to comfort care. Mom has gone thru too much as is. I was still hoping she’d turn around and get better.

-Then, on Saturday, January 8, I was told Mom had been moved out of the Covid ward and into a normal room. I could now visit! I came to her room later that afternoon and thrown into shock. She had not only gotten worse, but looked quite gaunt. Then I talked with another of her doctors, who told me that, not only will she not be recovering, but that she was going to die soon and by continuing to try to treat her, it was just making her suffer more. I don’t know how many days she was like this so I did what the doctor was suggesting I do; I immediately had Mom put into comfort care. Hope be damned…

-The thing is, I was totally unaware or prepared for this happening when I came to visit. I had to leave to make sure the cats were fed and OK, get a few things and then come back to be there for her. I was told that her passing could be as long as a few days or as short as a few hours. I did stay there for awhile before they put her on comfort care, and talked with her, telling her how much I loved her and how she was such a great Mom for me and much more. Again no response… I rushed home, hoping her passing would be the few days. Unfortunately, by the time I got back to her room, she had already passed on…

-Mom’s life was a hard one in a lot of ways. Thru it all, her love for me and Dad never wavered. Like Dad, she was cremated and her urn, made just like Dad’s, will be together, like they hopefully are in the afterlife. I don’t know if there really is one. Mom would tell me from time to time to be happy when she passes, because her suffering will be over. I’m very happy that the suffering is no more, but I will never be happy from her passing. She so hoped to be reunited with Dad when she died, and I would like to believe they are now back together again and that, maybe one day, I will be reunited with them. It’s a dream I have…You told me I’d miss all you’re nagging and worrying – and you were right…Good-bye Mom. You and Dad will both be forever in my heart. I love and miss you both so deeply…

BLJ OBITUARY – KRUEGER FUNERAL HOME

BLJ OBITUARY – THE POST STANDARD

-One more thing…in the paper, they forgot to add this. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to HUMANECNY .

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12/31/2021 – UPDATES – 2021 Year in Review

-Well, here we are with another “Year in Review.” I’ll start off by saying that this wasn’t a busy one for me, per se, in regards to acting or music. The main reason for that is I’m care-taking my Mom and she’s the first priority. That’s just the way it is. My parents were the ones who brought me in this world. Without them, I’m literally nothing so if they need me, I’m there.

-As I mentioned already, not too much has been happening on the creative fronts. In regards to music, there’s like possibly three different projects that I could be involved in at various times for 2022. Two involve bass and one guitar – with all having me sing to some degree. Of course, these three don’t include my band CAROLINE BLUE – which looks like there might be surprises in store for 2022 (if everything that’s been talked about so far pans out). Sorry to have to be so mysterious about all this, but I’m not the one who says all that’s happening with a project when it doesn’t even have its “legs” yet. All I can say is, if all the things work out musically, I’ll be quite busy just in this area alone in 2022.

-With acting, I did a few things, but I really can’t do major acting at this time cause I’m care-taking my Mom – and that’s perfectly fine with me. I was, however, able to do a few things…

-The first was doing a voice-over role of an old creepy woman (yes, that’s right – a woman) named Mother Nubbins for the film “The Messy Boys” by DIRTY SWEATER PRODUCTIONS back in April. I was originally one of the main supporting roles for this, but had to step down due to my Dad being in the hospital at the time. Kyle and Charity managed to fit me in there somehow though. They said I sounded really creepy and I can’t wait to hear it in connection with the film.

-Then I played the role of the Lead Rustler in a short film called “Rustler’s Promenade” – also by Dirty Sweater Productions – in October. Originally this was a music video (and still might be). I had no lines, but I had a lot of fun playing that slimy-type of villain from the Old West. I believe both of these projects will be released at the same time soon.

-Right now, I have at least two acting projects on the horizon for 2022. We’ll see how they all go.In addition, I also did some filming on the “Film that will Never End (HA!)” AKA “Tales of Dracula: Dracula Meets the Wolfman. It was supposedly finished, but now we have to redo the last fight scene as well as 30 more minutes of footage being added. What kind of sucks – and I’ll get into it more – is that I’ve lost a lot of weight from the beginning of 2021 to the end (see the main pic to compare). I mean, it’s around 40 lbs (!) so there will be noticeable changes on my weight thru out the film. To be fair, filming has been going on for years and trying to maintain the exact look during that time is a Herculean task. Worse, I’m more in “fighting” shape now whereas the beginning of 2021 I was bloated to a degree. Oh well, that’s life right? The clip above is me doing ADR for the film, but not sounding like you would normally think it would sound – maybe it’s for the porno version (HA!)?

-I did manage to get some more interviews in, which were a lot of fun but will test a listener’s endurance (Hey – it’s me! HA!) The first was with Baretta Simmons for HORROR ADDICT FANATICS. This was tied in to an online showing of TALES OF DRACULA. There were some sound issues on the first one so we did it again – and ended up going over three hours (!). Actually, they show the entire movie and I was doing some commentary over it, as well as a whole lot of cool stuff. Check it out via the two video links.

-And if you thought three hours was too much, this next one with Ian Slayer went over four hours (!). You all knew I was a talker but not this bad right? (HA!). This one was a little more focused on what I did with both STAR TREK: NEW VOYAGES and THE FEDERATION FILES, but we still got into a ton of different things. Ian has the patience of a saint to endure my talking here – and there’s A LOT of stuff to take it, but if you get thru it all, I think you’ll know me a little better (as well as receiving a Mighty Marvel No-Prize (remember those?).

-2021 saw the release of ZILLAFOOT by SRS CINEMA LLC. There was a lot of footage filmed after the fact to get the running time to full length as well as tying stuff together. It was…interesting…Dr. Mosku is still one of my favorite roles. I just wish we did some actual ADR for it. One big surprise was that, at the end of the film, they said coming soon was “Zillafoot 2.” That’s news to me – unless I’m not in it. You never know. There’s still a good amount of films that I’ve done that still have yet to be released. Maybe they’re all waiting for me to die before releasing them? I’d believe it…or not (HA!).

-To go back to music for a moment, I did attempt to create a music video for the new CAROLINE BLUE song “My Fingers” in 2021. Unfortunately, as it got closer to the time for filming, the owners of the location both caught Covid so the shoot was postponed for 2022. Be on the look out for it. I can’t reveal much, but it’s looking more like a short horror film than a music video. Very ambitious to say the least. Then again, how many times have I “jumped into the deep end” right? I have to be careful though cause I was doing stuff way before I was prepared for with this project and, as a result, almost “drowned.”

-I did managed to get in a few cameos for various projects. The first here was for the music video “Get it Together” by HANOVER FIST. It’s not everyday you see me getting beat up by a chicken hawk (Say What?!) ๐Ÿ˜€ Next time I have to remember to put a shirt on cause it kind of looks like the chicken hawk is beating up while I’m naked (HA!).

-I also did a cameo for G33KPOD PODCAST‘s 100th episode. Just a few words of congrats and encouragement. You can see me at around the one hour 53 minute mark. Just a little improv thing I did in my car.

-There’s really not much more to add here except for what just happened to me and my Mom in December. On Christmas Eve no less, we both were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s hospital. I was starting to feel bad and it got worse as time went on the weeks before that fatal day. On top of that, our furnace broke down for four days – which I’m sure made things worse for both of us. Initially I thought I was just going thru a Sarcoidosis flare up and maybes that’s what is was at the start. There are some similarities between Sarc and Covid. Yet I also had some addition stuff – coughing more than usual, shortness of breath more than usual, major congestion in my nasal areas (I can’t believe how much damn mucus is produced up there), going thru chills and sweats plus losing some taste and smell ability. However, with all that being said, I tested negative for Covid on 12/15. I still had to be in quarantine though. By the time the furnace crap ended (thanks to great work by Shane & Sons),, both me and my Mom were feeling worse-her more so than me- so I went to get tested again and this time, on 12/23, I tested positive for Covid Pneumonia .That also meant Mom had it. The doctor was frantic in getting me and Mom to the hospital right away, but I just wanted to get home to her (it took me way longer than anticipated to wait to get the test and then the results). He actually had me sign a paper saying that if I died it wasn’t his fault ๐Ÿ™‚

Things were getting worse for me and way worse with my Mom. She hates hospitals and didn’t want me to call, but I eventually reached a point where I had to. I couldn’t help her anymore and she was suffering. So on Christmas Eve we were brought to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Thankfully she got a room right away. I wasn’t so lucky. We got there around 7:40 PM and I didn’t get my room till noon (!). During that time, things got worse and I was moaning in pain for several hours. It was like I had the worse case of the flu augmented or plus more. I couldn’t believe how bad I was feeling.

-Four days later I was released and felt better. The doctors and nurses were all wonderful, but having said that, I’ll always have some dread about this hospital cause this is where Dad died a little over two years ago. Unfortunately, Mom has had no change since being brought in, but she’s not getting worse (currently) either so there’s that… Trying to find out how she’s doing can be hard and having to explain the special situation she’s in can take awhile, but I told them to do all they could to make her better – no matter the cost. I’m sure the bills for me and Mom won’t be pretty but, like with my Dad, I don’t have time to focus on that. I just hope and pray Mom can get thru this. Both Mom and Dad are two of the strongest people I’ve ever know. Things seem so different now in so many ways then just even a month ago. Things can change so quickly…

-Oh – one thing to note…I kind of mentioned it earlier, but this all caused me to loose A LOT of weight. The beginning of 2021 I was around 275 lbs (!). Before all this hit, I was at 253 lbs and when Covid Pneumonia hit me, I dropped down to 227 lbs (!). To me, I actually look different than normal. It’s kind of freaky.Kind of why I posted that top pic for this.

-On top of all that, my first day back and I get locked out of my Facebook account (!) for “liking” too many posts (I was doing that to all the people sending well-wishes to me and Mom).. I was able to get back in, but I’m limited in terms of “liking” and / or replying to anything. Just another whacked out thing happening to me at the end of 2021.

-So that’s basically my 2021. Things seem about as bad for me, in general, like in 2017 when I took on a new job that I’m STILL not recovered from all the damage that decision caused.. Even with how bad things are, I know I can make things better. Just remember the mantra that you learned awhile ago Wayno… “One Step at a Time, One Day at a Time.” Here’s hoping that you all have a great 2022 and I just want to say a big “Thank you” for all the well-wishes me and Mom received on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. It’s so deeply appreciated. Thank you all and hopefully we’ll all have a much better 2022.

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10/24/2021 – ACTING – One Day Filming on “Rustlers Promenade” by Dirty Sweater Productions

-Several Months ago I was contacted by Charity Buckbee from DIRTY SWEATER PRODUCTIONS asking if I wanted to play the role of the lead rustler Rico in her new short film (or was that a music video initially?) “Rustler’s Promenade.” She really wanted me for the role and while there was some hurdles to overcome to getting me to do it, we managed to overcome there and I found myself in the Albany area at 8:00 AM on Saturday October 23, 2021. It’s been awhile since I’ve done some traveling outside of Syracuse for filming so the first thing that hit me was, while getting onto the thruway, was that all the toll booths were gone. It was really strange…

-I didn’t have to do any acting till after lunch so I just settled back and hung out. Talked with some familiar faces, as well as some new ones. Very impressed with the costuming and production on this set. Food was good too. I think I was on the road overall longer than I was filming (HA!). It was a lot of fun and I had a great time. Currently, I can’t do much filming for several reasons, but hopefully I will be able to do more with acting, as well as other creative pursuits, in the future. By the way, contrary to the pic, none of the cigars I had were lit so no smoking for me ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks to all the cast / crew for this for making things very easy to do plus extra thanks to Charity and Kyle Kleege for having me onboard. It’s most appreciated. Be on the lookout for this as well as “The Messy Boys” where I make a surprise cameo; betcha won’t be able to see me in it – but I’m there! ๐Ÿ™‚

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