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ABOUT SCHMIDT

The first thing you need to know about me is that my son is everything. I’m a single Dad of a 12-year old and he’s my reason for everything.

But that’s not why you’re here You’re here to make sure that I’ve got experience, some professional EQ, and that I’m not some guy that decided to try voiceover last week.

So here’s the thumbnail:

I started acting when I was 6. In our 1st grade production, I was God. Suffice it to say, that was the lead.

From there I kept acting in just about anything I got wind of, which in the 80s in Baltimore, was all musicals. I did over 20 of them before I was 18, including Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, the title role in Pippin, and Kenickie in Grease. I was not a great singer, but I got by on acting ability.

As a freshman theater major at Towson University, I was one of only two freshman to make a main stage production, a small role as Fedotik in Chekov’s The Three Sisters. While I was thrilled to be in a drama, I found the production and method self-indulgent, and decided to take a break from the theater. For a decade and a half.

In 1999, I played underwear-clad male model Serge in Nicky Silver’s farce, The Food Chain. This was my first paid professional stage role, at City Theater in Wilmington, DE. I also did two independent films, one short called Image, where I played the lead as a creepy photographer, and a small part in another indy called Behind Bars, which, if found, should be doused in kerosene and burned in a dumpster.

I’ve also done some extra work in films like M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable. My left hand made it into a photo in a newspaper read by Bruce Willis. Variety called it my finest work.

Out of college, in lieu of theater, I pursued broadcasting, and started at 98 Rock in Baltimore. I eventually went full time on-air in 1998 at WRDX in Wilmington, DE for 10 years. In that time, I voiced and produced over 5,000 radio spots.

I continued to do outside voice acting in industrial films and commercials, for medical narration, e-learning, and more.

In between, I've done standup and owned and operated Christina's Comedy Zone at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino for 3 years. We even won Best Comedy Club in Delaware Today Magazine one year. I also did a year of improv in the Baltimore troupe of ComedySportz.

Since 2011, I’ve lived in here Richmond, Virginia. I’ve loved this city since the day I moved.

I’m an avid sports fan, and still hang in there with the Baltimore Orioles (dear lord) and Ravens. I'm a fan of Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball, VCU basketball, and UR football. My son and I love to play golf together, and I love watching him play basketball. I love watching him play.

If there’s anything else you want to know, just ask. I look forward to chatting and seeing if we’re a good fit to work together.

Best always,

Paul