I served in the United States Army for five years. My M.O.S. (i.e. Military Occupation Specialty) was 13B cannoncrew member, also known as an artilleryman. I was the driver of an M109A6 Paladin. My permanent duty station was Fort Hood, TX, and I deployed to Iraq in 2009 and 2011.
I had dreamed of being an actor since I was young, and acted for a while in high school. However, it wasn't until I had real-world experience that I developed the confidence to pursue acting. My time in the taught me that I only have one life to live, and that I'd rather die an old man who tried and failed to achieve his dream, than die an old man who regretted not giving himself a chance.
Currently, I'm completely my graduate education at UCLA. I'll be staring as Don Antonio in Aphra Behn's The Rover, directed by Emily Chase.