ABOUT

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to illegal aliens. So, I could be labeled an "anchor baby".  But since I'm an adult now, I prefer “anchorman".  ☺ 

 

With over 3 decades in the entertainment industry, I've worn many hats. 

 

As an actor, I've worked on over 30 TV/Film projects.  You may have seen me as 'Puerto Rican Kid' robbing Bette Middler and Shelly Long.  Or the 'Mugger' threatening Michael J. Fox.  Or on the TV show E.R. as a young gangster saved by George Clooney & Julianna Marguilles.  But enough of stereotypes, because I've also played an illegal alien many times, a busboy, a doorman, a bell-hop, a mechanic, a clown, and a parking valet.  Yes, I've played a wide range of roles. 

 

All kidding aside, and I honestly mean this, I genuinely feel very fortunate to be able to work with extremely talented people on numerous wonderful projects.  

 

As a writer, my short screenplay SPIC (inspired by true events from my youth) won First Place at Diverse Voices WeScreenplay Competition 2019/20203rd place at Vail Film Festival's 2020 Screenplay Contest, and placed Finalist at 2019 Blue Cat Screenplay Competition.  My feature screenplay, AMERICAN BUBBLE (aka AMBER), placed Semi-Finalist (top 2% from 11,907 screenplays) at Austin Film Festival’s screenwriting competition 2019 and placed Semi-Finalist at Vail Film Festival's 2020 Screenplay Contest.  I also co-wrote A THROUGH M, a politically based, Sci-Fi, short film produced in collaboration with A.F.I.  A through M won numerous awards, including Best Dramatic Short Screenplay and Best Dramatic Short Film.  I also consulted Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, The Vow, Boston Public) on a feature film script.

 

As a producer, I produced the highly critically acclaimed film FIND ME GUILTY directed by Sydney Lumet (Academy Award Honoree), starring Vin Diesel & Peter Dinklage; and also EVEN MONEY starring Academy Award Winners Kim Basinger and Forest Whitaker. I also produced the shorts NOISE (Director Max Williamson) and MUSCLE (Director Heidi Marshall) winner of over 7 awards, including Best of Fest Award (Chick Flicks Film Festival), Best Narrative Short Film Award (Broadway International Film Festival), and Best Actress award. 

Actors whose work I enjoy include:  Michael Fassbender, Octavia Spencer, Jack Lemmon, Mario Moreno, Awkwafina, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle, Toni Collette, Sidney Poitier, Regina Hall, Michelle Yeoh, Naomi Watts, Ruben Blades, America Ferrera, Samuel L. Jackson, Kate Del Castillo, Benicio Del Toro, Derek Luke, Diane Keaton, Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, Helena Bonham Carter, Eugenio Derbez, Diane Weist, etc...