Tell me a little about your background? Where you are originally from and how did that journey lead you to where you are today?
I'm an actor and model. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany. My father was in the United States Army and my mother was an elementary school teacher. Our family moved back to the U.S. when I was about a year old. I served in the U.S. Air Force where I was a Trainer for subjects such as Fighter Pilot survival refresher training, Chemical Defense as well as others. Part of my training required attending various survival schools. After leaving the Air Force, I spent many years as a Stockbroker and then as a corporate Trainer for some of the largest financial institutions in the country.
I have done TV, Film, Web, theater, and Print work. I began my acting career by working with the Phoenix Theater. Wayne usually keeps busy working multiple projects at a time as well as being a Personal Trainer.
What inspired you to be an actor?
Ever since I was a child, I wanted to do the things that I saw on TV or in the movies. I watched a lot of TV and movies and always imagined how cool it would be to do those things.
How do you prepare for a role?
The first step is to learn my lines. From the work that I have done in theater, getting off the book is primary. Next would be making decisions or coming to an understanding of who the character is. I will also do research about the subject area as well as any other details that would inform my performance. I recently played the part of a blind person in Equally Blind directed by Gina Sedman. I watched videos and learned a lot about how to be accurate to the character.
To date, what was your favorite role?
Ha. That is like which child is your favorite J.