I was born in Syracuse, New York, to Linda and Mike, and was the first of their three children. My family settled to Baldwinsville, more commonly referred to as “B’ville” where I attended grade school and graduated from Charles W. Baker High School. My earliest taste of acting came as a singer and comedian in the variety show “Vaudeville” held at the Mae E. Reynolds auditorium.

In college as a business major, I officially caught the “acting bug” and soon after moved to New York City to pursue this career. I studied, trained, auditioned, and finally began to book commercials, short films, off-Broadway plays and tours. Around the time I appeared in Alan Ball’s “Bachelor Holiday” at The Neighborhood Playhouse I made arrangements to relocate west to the movie capital of the world.

After the move I wrote a feature length screenplay titled “Rounding Home” and produced it into a movie in which I starred as the love confused minor league baseball player.

I include Eric Morris, Ivana Chubbuck, Brian Reise, and Rebecca Kitt as major influences to my technique and style of acting as I continue to pursue this amazing art form.


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FILM & TELEVISION

Two and a Half Men
Northern Lights
Dirty Dead Con Men
The Collapse of Evil
The Freeman Chronicles (Enter The Freeman)
The Throwaway
Doctor Who (Legacy)  The Atef Crown
Dark Steel
Battle Planet
Serum
Rounding Home
Doctor Who (Alternate Empire)  Episode 2
The Hit
Doctor Who (Alternate Empire)  Episode 1
I Am A Murderer
The Black Album
Urban Myth: The Last Goodbye

Role

Co-Star
Lead
Series Regular
Supporting
Series Regular
Lead
Co-Star (voice)
Lead
Supporting
Lead
Lead
Co-Star
Lead
Guest Star
Lead
Supporting
Lead

Director

Jean Sagal
Mel Damski
Marie-Grete Heinemann
Steven Olivieri
Ian James Duncan
S. Lee Taylor
Julian Bane
S. Lee Taylor
Greg Aronowitz
S. Lee Taylor
Philip Abatecola
Chase White
S. Lee Taylor
Franco Calabrese
Steve Taylor
Carlton Holder
Jonathan Judge


THEATRE

Property
The Time Machine
After Hours
Sunday Morning
Beyond Therapy
Bachelor Holiday
Two Girls and a Guy
The Lottery
Night Before The Morning After

Role

Ramsey
Morlock Kellendore
Paul
Brad
Andrew
Norris
Blake
Bill Hutchinson
Gerry

Location

Fringe Festival (LA)
Woman’s Club Theatre (LA)
The Flight Theatre (LA)
ART Players Studio (LA)
Bank Street Theatre (NYC)
Neighborhood Playhouse (NYC)
Actor’s Loft Theatre (NYC)
Center Stage Theatre (NYC)
Raw Space Theatre (NYC)


COMMERCIALS

Directors:  Craig Gillespie     Jun Diaz     Pete Sillen     Eric Lynne
Neil Harris     Mike Nelesen     Lloyd Stein     Ed Nammour     Jake Weinheimer
Jeff Lovinger     Bill Cuccinello     Sandra Myers    Daniel Benson


TRAINING

Scene Study Class:
Cold Reading/Audition Technique Class:
Scene Study Class:
Improvisation Training:
Method/Instrumental Training:
On-Camera Class:

Teacher

Ivana Chubbuck
Brian Reise
Rebecca Kitt
Robin Selfridge
Eric Morris
Loren Bivens


ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Martial Arts – Shaolin Kempo/Kenpo Karate – Black Belt

General Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Yoga, Billiards, Long Distance Running, Bowling, Fishing, Golf, Racquetball, Handball, Trampoline, Softball, Volleyball, Jump Rope, Kick Boxing, Snorkeling.

General weapons training: handgun, rifle. On and off set.

Contact

COMMERCIAL:

Talent Branded Entertainment, Inc.

14724 Ventura Blvd.
Penthouse
Sherman Oaks, CA. 91403

Agent: Randy Cabrera

Office:  213-805-5222
Direct:  213-377-5795

Send emails to: Randy@TalentBranded.com 

MANAGER:

Maude Kaplan Management

2440 Broadway
#114
New York, NY 10024

Managers: Maggie Maes & Debra Baron

Office:  212-873-4303
Direct:  646-245-7791

Send emails to: maggie@mkmtalent.com

 

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Jun 09 2012

My Former Agent

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I’ve recently begun taking all sorts of new classes for the business side of acting and along with the new classes have come the setting of new goals.  The goal I’m focusing on for the next 8 weeks is to land a strong commercial agent who is as excited to work with me as I am with them.  In preparing to move forward, I flashed back to the handful of agents I’ve worked with so far in my career and came to the realization that Lincoln Dabagia was by far, the one person I’ve ever had represent me that I connected with entirely.  To make a long story short, in 2008 he sent me an email regarding the opening of his own agency as well as a link to his website.  I immediately wished him well on his new endeavor, but since I was under contract elsewhere I didn’t entertain thoughts of going back… until now.  But now its too late, in trying to reconnect with Lincoln I discovered he passed away in 2008 at the young age of 38.  In a world where we feel we’ll always have another day, the fact is you never know.  I write this now in hopes of inspiring myself and others to live each day to the fullest, doing things that you love to do with those closest to you.  With deep respect for the man I remember, I present his obituary.

Lincoln Dana Dabagia, formerly of Michigan City, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 8, 2008 at his home in Santa Clarita, Calif. He was 38.  He was born May 2, 1970 in Michigan City, the son of Lee W. and Dana (Polomcak) Dabagia, both of whom survive in Michigan City, and his wife, Jennifer Rose Loyacano, whom he married June 26, 2004 in Los Angeles, Calif.

He is also survived by brothers, Lee W. (Anastasia) Dabagia, Jr., Michigan City, Peter Scott Brown, Aspen, Colo. and Anthony Paul (Wendy) Brown, Crested Butte, Colo.; aunts, Louise Dabagia, Michigan City, Regina Barack, Portage and Juliette (Jill) Long, Chesterton; uncles and aunts, Milton D. (Susan) Dabagia, Michigan City, Robert C. (Nancy) Dabagia, Michigan City and Norman A. (Sally) Dabagia, Burr Ridge, Ill., parent-in-laws, Joan and Stephen Loyacano, Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters-in-law Stephanie, Los Angeles and Elizabeth, New York, N.Y.; six nieces and nephews along with hundreds of loving cousins, including a special one, Michael Dabagia, all living in Ariz., Calif., Ill., Mich., N.J., Texas, Pa., Wash., Wis. and the country of Lebanon.

Lincoln was preceded in death by his beloved St. Bernard, Caesar, who together with Jennifer, nursed and cared for him for years as he suffered with cancer. He adored animals for whom he had deep compassion.

Lincoln graduated from Marquette High School in 1988 and Purdue University in 1993, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Following graduation, and, as an accomplished musician, Lincoln performed with numerous bands in Lafayette, Indianapolis, Chicago and Los Angeles. He entered the commercial talent business in Los Angeles nine years ago, where he met his lovely and loving future wife Jennifer and owned and operated his own commercial talent agency, LDA Talent Agency in Los Angeles the past year, placing numerous actors in national and regional commercials, including the 2008 Super Bowl ads.

Public visitation for friends of the family will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at Carlisle Funeral Home. Following public visitation, private services will be held at the funeral home for family and relatives only at 11 a.m. Thursday, with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made either to Much Love Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 341721, Los Angeles, CA 90034; the Tanber-Blair Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 9563, Michigan City, IN 46361 or the Michigan City Islamic Center Foundation, P.O. Box 710, Michigan City, IN 46361.

Mar 09 2009

Welcome

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Welcome to my Blog! My goal is to blog once a week and report the ups and ups of life as an artist pursuing acting, writing, and directing in the movie capital of the world. Thank you.