Born and raised in New Orleans Louisiana, I began working at the city’s largest television station, WWL-TV in the late 70’s. Working in the production department, we created commercials and PSA’s, then I moved up to on-air Reporter for PM Magazine. After that, I relocated to Los Angeles in 1981 and soon after, graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Starting in 1986, I worked as Post Production Supervisor for Churchill Entertainment, which specialized in Children’s and Educational Programming. I also worked as a Dimensional Animator and contributed to the Set Designs for The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Ralph S. Mouse(ABC Weekend Specials) and Stanley and the Dinosaurs(Disney Channel).
In 1996, I began working for Fox Television’s The Simpsons. Soon after, I became Animation Producer and have won three Primetime Emmy Awards.
I’ve always kept in close contact with my hometown of New Orleans and I am so proud to say they’ve treated me like a King… Literally! In 2005, I was crowned King during Mardi Gras. The parade threw metal coins, called doubloons, with my face engraved on them.
As referred to in the article above, my wife, Carla and I got married in New Orleans and paraded through the French Quarter to the reception led by a Dixieland brass band. We also threw wooden doubloons throughout the march.
I graduated from Rummel High School in New Orleans and they did a great story on me for their Alumni magazine. Although, I would have been perfectly fine not seeing my picture with that giant bowtie.