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The Most Memorable Year of My Life

My Real Memoir Not until my wedding, 21 years later, did I have another year that was so packed with personal memories. I’d fallen in love with music just as the Beatles and ensuing British Invasion hit, and started learning … Continue reading

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If-Then: My Teenage Equation

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio My Real Memoir The summer before high school was packed with equations. I’d signed up for summer classes at four-year-old La Mirada High, its sidewalks still warm from the exit treds of its first graduating class. … Continue reading

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Rebel Without Applause

Rebel Without a Cause, Eden Cried, James Dean, me (the resemblance is uncanny, right?) My Real Memoir I’d just graduated from 8th Grade. My teacher Mrs. Chamberlain had written in my yearbook, “Dear Mitch, take advantage of your ability and … Continue reading

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The Year I Invented Myself

My first actor headshots, age 14 My Real Memoir Almost the moment we hit our teens, we become sentient beings. Before that we’re racoons: too clever for our own good (or at least our parents’ good), and basically untamable. Not … Continue reading

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The Prince of Drama

My Real Memoir We had one elective. It might have been Creative Writing if I hadn’t had something to prove. I’d gotten sick right before the 6th Grade Talent Show. Everyone was sympathetic, even my parents, and the TV ad … Continue reading

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Promises to Keep

Seven years ago, in the fall of 2013, I met a man who altered my life forever. Mike, a producer and fledgling screenwriter, had spearheaded the formation of a production company called St. Michael Movies. And now they were casting … Continue reading

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My Wife and I Are Poster Kids!

I couldn’t mention this until today, because it’s kinda hush-hush. Also, because we were out of town, and wife Trudy refused to let me tip off burglars that our house was unoccupied (except for a six lb. attack kitty) and … Continue reading

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Local Actor Helps Bring Forgiveness to the Screen

Feature Stories – Movie Reviews This interview with actor Michael Wilhem was featured in the popular arts and entertainment journal Whatzup. Michael, who is both a gifted actor and a wonderful human being, played one of the lead roles in Healing … Continue reading

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Observe the Truth

I once studied Shakespeare with the renowned British actor Brewster Mason. Each time I would act out the Bard’s words, Brewster would interrupt me and say, “No, no, no, observe the meter, observe the meter!” It wasn’t until years later … Continue reading

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Brit Wit!

I usually refer to myself as a filmmaker, but sometimes I act on screen, as well.  Here’s a fun little bit I did a few years back for a video advertising company called Epipheo (I play the stuffy British fellow).

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