Harvey Pekar, Molly Shannon, Paul Newman, Dorothy Dandridge, You're Welcome
I was born and raised in the greatest city on the face of the Earth: Cleveland, OH (Indians, Browns and Cavaliers fan: able to play all convincingly with angry tears and hopeless optimism). I studied English and earned my degree from Vanderbilt University. After graduation I worked as a copywriter at American Greetings in 'alternative humor' where I coined the phrase, "Happy birthday, Uncle!". Since then I've appeared with The Second City, iO and numerous independent ensembles all over the world. I work in LA as a teacher and actor; appearing on stage weekly and in commercials/webseries/independent features slightly less than weekly. I do stand up. My dog's name is Gary and I'm regrettably very proud of about half of my tweets.