AGE:  54

PROFESSION:  Actor/Voice-Over Artist

HOMETOWN:  New York, New York

FAVORITE FOOD:  Love it all!

FAVORITE PLACE VISITED:  Alaska. In the 70’s, I worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, in Prudhoe Bay. I was struck and surprised by the diversity of climates, and the never-ending beauty there. I continue to be inspired by the Alaskan’s resiliency and self-reliance; traits essential to living in such environments. And they possess a tremendous Aloha Spirit!

PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT:  The Amazon Jungle. Pink Dolphins.

FAVORITE MOVIE:  Tough to name one, but I’d have to go with “Casablanca.”


HOBBIES:  I’m a passionate reader, with a special interest in the history of World War II. I also love music and play a little piano. I’m also a museum junkie and enjoy photography and writing.

BACKGROUND:  I’ve been attending Sonki Fitness Boot Camp in Beverly Hills since February. While I have in the past been a gym rat, this is the first time in my life where physical fitness has been so completely integrated into my lifestyle. I weighed 250 pounds back then and had trouble finishing the half mile.  I have since lost 40 pounds.

What is your current exercise routine?  Sonki Fitness Boot Camp three mornings a week with the fantastic Kristin Doherty. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, I’m in the gym pumping iron.

What is your motivation to stay in shape?  I’ve always been interested in testing my limits, but never before in the athletic realm. The older I get, the faster the time seems to go. My motivation then is linked to a desire to be as fully alive as I can be for as long as possible. I believe physical fitness to be a natural linchpin for such a philosophy.

What is your greatest challenge to staying in shape?  Taming my “Monkey Mind”…that incessant mental chatter that occurs.

What is your key to success?  This is what works for me – taking each moment by itself, not anticipating. Living the “Now,” while using as much effort as possible.

What do you like about Sonki Fitness Boot Camp and how has it affected your life?  The thing I like the most about it is the sense of it has embodied for me. Shared purpose, commitment, and compassion. I’ve also enjoyed participating in several of the social gatherings, where I’ve had the pleasure of meetings with folks who smile a lot. For a guy who spends a good deal of time in his head, Sonki’s Boot Camp has given me the gift of being more fully in my body more of the time, not to mention the perk of a tremendous sense of well-being.

What advice would you give to others about fitness?  Don’t miss the opportunity! Jump in. Don’t “think” about it. (Perhaps it’s an act of faith.)  Take it one unanticipated moment at a time. And then do it like Hercules.

What advice would you give to others about fitness?  A word of gratitude to Sonki for his foresight, and many many thanks to Kristin and Mike for being there.