When I was 17, I won Best Actor at the California State Thespian Festival, and moved to Los Angeles, where I worked as a stand-in for Luke Perry and Jason Priestly on Beverly Hills 90210 while living in my car. 

Around that time, someone told me it would be too difficult to succeed as both an actor and a writer. So I set acting completely aside to focus solely on writing.

After many years of shelving my desire to perform, I recently began acting again—including voice acting. In 2017 I was cast as an American astronaut in a comedy produced for NASA’s short film competition.