Since I imagine most of you are not interested in reading my life story, I will save that for later (I guess you can read it if you want) and skip straight to the juicy stuff (of course, if you'd rather read my life story, you can always skip this stuff...):
I consider myself a multi-talented performer and I would love to play any roles of the following character types: bad guy, good guy, action hero, super hero, super villian, any role for a white guy in a teen movie, Jekyll & Hyde type character, emotionally unstable character, etc. Basically anyone you love to love, love to hate, or love to pity. I would love doing voice-overs for any of these types of characters in animated films, as well.
I can sing and play a ridiculous number of musical instruments (I am a semi-professional bassoonist and an aspiring music teacher), so any musical role would also be great.
Now for my credits (and sort-of credits... from most recent to least recent:)
October-November, 2003 (in production): Film (as production staff): Medicine. Script Technical Advisor
October-November, 2003 (pre-production): Film (Independent Image Entertainment): Shivers. Boyd
June-July, 2003 (in post production): Film (student film): Waiting Room, by Diane Kung. Pete
May, 2003: Opera (Bay Area Classical Harmonies Opera): Don Giovanni, by Mozart. I was supposed to play the Commandatore, but they couldn't find any other bassoonists. So I played in the orchestra.
April, 2003: Opera (Cal Opera): The Little Prince, by Brian Christian. The Businessman
December, 2001: Opera (Cal Opera): The Little Prince, by Brian Christian. The Drunkard
November, 2001: I was cast in the role of the Baron Mirko Zeta in Cal Opera's production of Lehar's "The Merry Widow" but they couldn't afford the production rights and the project was bagged.
July-August, 2001: Musical (Penninsula Youth Theater): Grease, by Jacobs and Casey. Danny Zuko
May, 2001: Opera (Cal Opera): The Magic Flute, by Mozart. I was supposed to play the role of Monostatos, but again they couldn't find another bassoonist, so I played in the orchestra...
Febuary, 2000: Musical (Los Altos High School): Guys and Dolls, by Loesser. Lt. Brannigan, a Crap Shooter, and the foolish Texan (all in the same production...)
Looking for whatever work I can get.
Yeah so that's what's up with my aspirations and credits- on to my life story if you're interested...
It all started on Saturday, May 15, 1982 in Stanford, CA. I remember it like it was yesterday. Er- actually I don’t. But that is when I was born. Quite a bit happened in my life, so I am going to gloss over a lot of stuff. I can’t imagine many people will be reading this anyway, and I still want to save some stories for when I meet people.
I attended pre-school at Grace Lutheran Pre-School. I suppose it was fun. I don’t really remember much. Since I didn’t live anywhere except Los Altos, CA from the time I was born until the time I moved to college, my days at Almond Elementary School and Egan Intermediate School were ruled by the laws and codes of a ridiculously white and meritocratic society. My parents were odd, though. They encouraged me to do everything but did not force me to do anything. For that I am grateful, as it has allowed me to both gain experience in a vast breadth of fields and find a passion on which I can focus.
My life took to its present course after I committed my first crime: in fourth grade I stole my dad’s CD of Carlos Kleiber conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. The next school year I immediately began clarinet and piano. (Later I dropped piano and moved to Bassoon.) I was one of those annoying kids who practiced whether they were told to or not. And if you have ever heard a beginning instrumentalist, you understand why I use the word “annoying” in that last sentence (of course, at least it wasn’t a violin...). I would like to thank my family members for not flying into fits of murderous rage during those first few years.
At Los Altos High School I pursued all that which was instrumental. Eventually I was coerced into joining the choir by my older sister (thanks Sarah!! ha haha), thereby increasing my breadth of musical experiences. By the time I graduated I had participated in nine different ensembles (six instrumental and three choral- and all at the same time, too...). Senior year also held significant weight in terms of forming an identity for myself. Not only was I the student conductor of the marching band, I also took my first role in a theater production: Lt. Brannigan in “Guys and Dolls.” During this year I realized that my passion was not just with music, but with performance in general. My passion for performance was (and still is) rivaled only by my passion for teaching.
Of course, an important aspect to myself that I have not mentioned yet is my secondary passion for science. To deny myself this aspect of my life would be like cutting out one of the middle movements from symphony. I ultimately decided that the best school for me to be all that I am was the University of California at Berkeley, where I am currently going into my fourth year as a double major in Music and Molecular Cell Biology (emphases in performance, education, conducting, composition and immunology). I’m having a busy but wonderful time here, and I only hope I can add a chapter about film performance to the immense and crazy novel that is my life.
- Good Sense Of Humor