I was born on the north side of Chicago raised by a single mother, and grandmother. The youngest of four boys, I often found myself entertaining my brothers and friends through comedy, music, and acting. My 3 brothers had much influence in my life encouraging me to dream and set goals. By the mid 80s, searching for my identity I found it in writing. By 13 years old, eager to help my mom I got a job as a busboy for $5.00 an hour teaching me at a young age the meaning of family and sacrifice.
In High School my English teacher Mr. John Walsh, a part time actor and writer at the time, had us write an assignment of a brief story. The story I created without any assistance impressed Mr. Walsh so much that he inspired me to continue writing. That catapulted my desire to learn more and put acting behind my writing which eventually gave me confidence to audition for roles and to soon begin public speaking.