Where much of this began.  Ms Stella Adler                     THE INVISIBLE MAN JABBERW0CKY   WCVB TV  Boston  1973     JoBeth Williams       SPECTRES                                                                                         Marina Sirtis MODERN FAMILY FRIENDS    “Dooties” MOST WANTED  LA Police Chief Watson       AGILE WARRIOR  Sony PS3   THE… Continue reading ODD JOBS


There is an Asian restaurant a little north of me I’ve been visiting for 10 or 15 years. You know, a daily variety of hot plates; Kung Pau, broccoli and beef, teriyaki chicken, etc. I’ve watched the owners kids grow up; they now serve me. I stopped into for a late lunch and the son,… Continue reading LIKE MIKE


I traveled east to DC this past week to support an event for a film discussing PTSD and veteran suicide.  It was unlike me to be away; this past Wednesday was my 53rd Alive Day.  I rarely venture far from home during this time.  I tend to be emotional and fragile…but I felt this event… Continue reading THE JOB


 I cannot BEGIN to describe my envy regarding this unique artistic experience! Created by Joe Papp, Shakespeare In The Park is a treasured tradition for New Yorkers. But to invite non-performers to act beside professionals! THAT is singular! What a rush! I’ve attended many summer performances…but was invited to participate just once. It was 1979.… Continue reading TIMING


Well this was a YEAR, boys and girls. Lot of us are happy to see it wind to a close!  But as we approach our own Wrap Party, it’s best to find the good in ANY time well spent.  😉 2016 included outings for fundraisers and my devotion to advocacy for veterans.  I continue to… Continue reading 2016


Veteran actor draws from deep well of experience   You might not recognize Tucker Smallwood’s name. But there’s a good chance the voice is familiar. Same with the face. Maybe even the eyebrows. Just ask Bryttani McGhee, a theater arts student at California State University, Fresno, who appears with Smallwood in the current production of… Continue reading INTERVIEW: THE FRESNO BEE 2009 The Piano Lesson


I have just returned from an evening at the DGA (Directors Guild of America) honoring one of my oldest and dearest friends in this world, Oz Scott.  I say oldest meaning duration, for I am several years older.  To be present for this event has been unspeakably satisfying for me, to see SO MANY accomplished… Continue reading OZ SCOTT


It took 48 hours to completely go thru one large cardboard box in my garage. Stuff from the 70’s; war photos, theater programs, critical reviews, scripts, love letters…and a packet of long forgotten fan letters, largely devoted to characters I’d played on How To Survive A Marriage and Search For Tomorrow. I realized I’d never… Continue reading FANDOM