/stand-in & rehearsal acting
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
AMERICAN IDOL FEATURE BEHIND THE SCENES
CAUSE FOR PAWS" THANKSGIVING NIGHT
GOLDEN GLOBES 2018
TO TELL THE TRUTH
DANCING WITH THE STARS
"GUYS CHOICE AWARDS"
(me with host
THE BIGGEST LOSER FINALE
JAMES FRANCO ROAST
(speaking in chinese)
COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST
THE OSCARS 2013
LL COOL J PILOT
KENNY AS STEVEN TYLER FOR AMERICAN IDOL 2 SEASONS
THE OSCARS 2013
In the world of live television, SAG-AFTRA members are hired to be "STAND-IN ACTORS" (Rehearsal Actors) to do the same things "judges" and "contestants" and celebs have to do live. We are not just "Stand-Ins"...we actually have to read teleprompter copy, and show the director exactly what the stars will be doing....and also to do BACKGROUND ACTING.
On AMERICAN IDOL, I worked on the show from 2009-2016 as the "stand-in" for Steven Tyler and Ryan Seacrest and even contestants. I actually did many finale dress rehearsals as "Ryan." It was a job I LOVED!!!
Other shows I've worked on are THE VOICE, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, DANCING WITH THE STARS and many others (you can see the pics above).
On AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, I am Howie Mandel's "stand in" for all the L.A. based episodes. (2010-2018) I work on THE GOLDEN GLOBES and for the first time on THE OSCARS (13) (and went Viral all over the world with the bit I did on the show...see the video above).
Other shows have included : THE KIDS CHOICE AWARDS, ABC's SPLASH and the GSN Game Show THE CHASE and for THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TELETHON, Spike's GUYS CHOICE AWARDS and the ALMA AWARDS on MSNBC (I played Mario Lopez for the rehearsals. Type casting...lol) and THE BIGGEST LOSER FINALE. THE HUADING AWARDS (Chinese Oscars), ESPY AWARDS, AND the FANTASTIC "CAUSE FOR PAWS" Adopt-a-Thon on FOX, The SAG AWARDS, THE BIGGEST LOSER FINALE , AMERICAN IDOL and THE JUSTIN BIEBER ROAST on Comedy Central, the KIDS CHOICE AWARDS, The EMMYS, THE FOOD FIGHTERS, KNOCK KNOCK LIVE, ELLEN, AMAZON'S "TRANSPARENT," "DAYS OF OUR LIVES", "FULLER HOUSE", and much more.
2016 and 2017 was busy....THE GOLDEN GLOBES, THE SAG AWARDS , the last season for AMERICAN IDOL, CRASHELETES, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Next Generation, and the whole season as "Howie" on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, THE EMMY AWARDS, THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS, the ABC game show for 2017 "TO TELL THE TRUTH" "BOY BAND."
In 2018 with THE GOLDEN GLOBES, The AARP Awards on PBS and The Daytime Emmys. And a NEW type of REHEARSAL ACTING popped up June....REHEARSAL ACTING FOR THE STAGE.....I played the part of NIGEL in the 80's musical "REWIND" replacing an actor who got a TV job during rehearsal week...so I did the part for two days. August-September 2018 I am back in my 5th season as "REHEARSAL HOWIE" playing Howie Mandel for "Americas Got Talent., the 70th Annual EMMYS and Dancing With The Stars.
2019 has been busy with THE GOLDEN GLOBES and THE SAG AWARDS so far and The Daytime Emmys.
It is a challenging job as you want to give the director the timing and feel for what will happen when the stars are live. This includes reading TelePromtTer copy, accepting and giving awards, and critiques for "talent shows". I love my work!
Thanks to all who have hired me. Your confidence in me is SO appreciated!