A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

Before I begin my Thanksgiving Day story, I want to announce a very special friend’s 81st birthday today. It’s ironic that my buddy Norm Colon (the southern Norm), gets to celebrate three special occasions today – because he lives in the USA and they celebrate Columbus Day.  Their Thanksgiving Day isn’t until next month. So,… Continue reading A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

A New Look

I shaved off my mustache about a month ago, and my new look depressed me. I mean, how pathetic can a grown man get – worrying about how he looks without a mustache?  But when you’ve had a ‘stache for fifty years, it’s difficult to accept a new look.  And in the actor’s world –… Continue reading A New Look

A Fallow State

Two weeks ago, I met the singer of a local country/folk band at an unlikely venue.  But before you rush to ask about her, you might want first to learn how we met. If you’re an actor, living in Vancouver, you’ve probably heard of the ‘standardized client’ program at the University of British Columbia.  In… Continue reading A Fallow State

A May Day Call

Today, I did what I swore I’d never, ever do. I was sitting in the waiting room of the cancer center in Vancouver, waiting for a good friend, who was having her radiation treatment and I was cursing to myself at this terrible disease.  I have known too many people who have suffered from this… Continue reading A May Day Call

An Empty Bucket List

In January 2010, I got a call from David McDonald, who was a film student at Simon Fraser University.  At the time, his graduating class was producing their final film project, and David wanted me to be in their film.  I was in his class’s first-year film project ‘Dead Air’ which was my first film… Continue reading An Empty Bucket List

Update from the beach…

Danny's chair at the beach in White Rock

Today I am going to get my new headshots done.  It’s been four years since I last had them done and well, I’ve got less hair, less weight, and more wrinkles.  I had been waiting until I got my lower partial plate, to hide the missing front tooth; and now that I have it, I… Continue reading Update from the beach…

Today’s Audition

Today I had an audition for a commercial at GO Studios in Vancouver. It was for 1:30 PM, so I left home at Noon, to give myself plenty of time to drive into the city. I got there at 1:29 PM and rushed up two flights of stairs to the audition reception area. Good, I… Continue reading Today’s Audition