Resume

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Objective

Seeking a position in sports and entertainment where I can merge my unique talent in comedic writing with my passion for sports. Additionally, I aspire to transition my career to write and produce works for the Web and new media, while utilizing my years of experience in television, film and stage performance.

Related Experience

Video Parody Writing – Freelance / 2009-Present

  • Writing and starring in video parodies created to generate online buzz and viral sharing for businesses, like GoBankingRates.com.

Comedic Writing Projects / 2004-2007

  • The Navy Pier Players – Created and starred as the character Michael Van Payton (MVP)—Chicago’s Number One Sports Fan — for Navy Pier’s musical comedy group, The Navy Pier Players. Performed as Michael Van Payton at various Chicago sporting events and games, including Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, Whitesox, and Bulls.
  • A Piering Daily – Performed and wrote sketch comedy shows for Chicago’s Navy Pier improv group, A Piering Daily.
  • The Fudgery – Wrote scripted comedy shows to market fudge projects, including musical parodies performed in front of audiences to entice them to purchase the product.

Other Experience

Film, Television and Theatrical / 1995-Present

  • Acted in several television productions, including Brothers and Sisters (ABC), Coldcase (CBS), The Riches (FX), Early Edition (CBS), and opposite Jeremy Piven in Cupid (ABC)
  • Film debut in 20th Century Fox’, Home Alone 3, and several independent films.
  • Performed on stage at Tony Award Winning, Victory Gardens Theatre, as well as starred in many roles on stage in the US and internationally.

Education

  • Improvisation Training – Second City, Chicago
  • Scene Study – Variant Actors Lab, Los Angeles
  • B.A. in Theater & Communications, Truman State University, Missouri

Skills

Basic knowledge of WordPress CMS, blogging, writing with “linkbait” tactics, theatrical training, comic writing, screenplays, improv, quick-witted, social media aficionado with knowledge of major networks like Facebook, YouTube, Digg, Stumbleupon, and Twitter, working knowledge of SEO. Sports fanatic with detailed knowledge of players, teams, stats and history. College football player.

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If you’re interested in booking me for acting, check out Darwin’s professional credits on my acting website.

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