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Second Chances

It's about life: addiction, recovery, and second chances. Each week comedian Greg Baldwin talks to celebrities and normal folk about their second chance in life. Heroic, inspiring, often comedic true-life stories from the people who are living them.
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Jun 10, 2018

Raised in the Compton and South Central Los Angeles area at the age of 13, Andre started gang bangin’ and was arrested as a juvenile, later as an adult and sentenced to life in prison in February 1991. During a time in solitary confinement reading the autobiography of Malcolm X and the World Almanac Andre converted to Islam, taking on the name “Yusef," and it was his spiritual faith that took him away from the destructive lifestyle of the gangs to a more purposeful way of life.

Yusef has now been working for many years to end gang and youth violence through intervention and skills development programs. He is the creator and co-founder of the Timelist Group program which operates inside CDCR, Alameda County and Los Angeles. The Timelist program has helped many people turn away from detrimental lifestyles through a self-help rehabilitation curricula. Yusef has gained an AA degree in Small Business Management as well as a paralegal degree. Yusef is a proud father, Reentry Coach, Executive Director of the Timelist Group and Consultant who resides with his wife and family in the Antelope Valley.

May 27, 2018

Alyshia Ochse grew up in Northern Kentucky, where she spent her tomboy childhood playing sports and secretly writing poetry. As a true Scorpio, she enjoyed observing the spirited vulnerabilities and mysteries of human beings. Then, she embraced pen and paper. 

She journaled every chance she had and started writing intense poetry that helped her understand the world around her and her place in it. This eventually turned into a book, a podcast, and an acting career. 

Though a southern girl at heart, Alyshia has embraced the gorgeous California sun, where she resides with her Mediterranean chef Husband and their cheeky little girl. Listen to her podcast, That One Audition and follow her on all the social channels @alyshiaochse.

May 20, 2018

In a town where talent and creativity abound, it is exciting to discover that "rare find" among the masses.  Richard Berman is not just a pianist among thousands in Los Angeles; he is a gifted musician and entertainer...an "artist's artist" as others often refer to him.  Having spent fourteen years traveling the high seas performing on "six-star" Crystal Cruises, the world’s most luxurious and prestigious cruise line, Richard has touched hundreds of thousands of fans who have appreciated his talent, his style, and his unique ability to create a memorable experience...each and every time.

May 15, 2018

Jeremy Christian is a musician and comedian from Louisiana. He grew up poor with 9 brothers and sisters and turned to selling drugs to put himself through school. From Katrina to a cancer scare to finding and meeting his biological father, his resilience and talent have seen him through the highs and lows of his journey.

May 6, 2018

Comedian Tammy Pescatelli talks with Greg and Joey about her life, friendship, addiction, parenting, and the business of comedy. She tells stories of living in a stripper colony and how sometimes her personality gets in the way, especially when ugly socks are involved. If none of this makes sense, it will when you listen. Promise.

Apr 30, 2018

Growing up rough, bullying, boxing, and rehab - Ricky Quiles was in trouble and he talks about it all. Now he’s 13 years sober and says it is the best decision he’s ever made in his life. He’s a champion in boxing, but he’s also a champion of himself now in sobriety.

Ricky "Showtime" Quiles is a four-time championship prizefighter,  boxing trainer, and owner of Ricky's Boxing Gym.  He enjoys using his 18 years of professional experience, both in and out of the ring, to teach others about the sweet science of boxing. Currently, Ricky trains over 100 clients ranging from beginner to professionals in the Los Angeles, California area.

Born in Lorain, Ohio, he was enthralled with boxing at the young age of six.  By the age of fifteen, he was fighting in the Cleveland Golden Gloves, where he eventually captured three titles.  On May 4, 1989, at the age of nineteen, he turned pro after winning a four-round decision over his opponent. 

Over the next eighteen years, Ricky fought all over the world, collecting a series of titles including the WBF Junior Welterweight Title, the NABO Junior Welterweight Title, the WBC Continental Americas Junior Welterweight Title and the NABA Lightweight Title.  His fights have been featured on Pay-Per-View, "Friday Night Fights" on ESPN and ESPN 2 and "Tuesday Night Fights" on the USA Network. 

Apr 22, 2018

Jimmy Shin was set on being a successful lawyer, but the pressure threw him into a tailspin. Find out how he got out and now loves what he does, working with all his friends. An amazing turnaround and second chance at life. Jimmy has been mixing his musical and comedic talents all of his life. After graduating from California Western School of Law, Jimmy decided to take a more humorous path. While in Seattle, Jimmy won the honor of "Rookie Comedian of the Year" in the Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2005 and was advised by Ron Reid (The Producer of the competition) to move to Los Angeles. Although urged by his parents to become a lawyer, Jimmy decided to take a leap of faith and pursue his dreams of becoming a comic in LA. After moving to Los Angeles, Jimmy has been performing all around the country and producing shows at The World Famous Comedy Store. He has performed regularly at the Improv, Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. His break came when he performed three times on The Tonight Show. His parents finally acknowledged that he was a real Comedian when they saw him perform on The Tonight Show and began supporting his decision to pursue a career in Entertainment. He has also appeared on the HBO Series "LUCK", The Carson Daly New Year's Special 2015 and most recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Apr 15, 2018

Comedian, author and playwright Steve Bluestein is on Second Chances telling the amazing stories of his time on the comedy scene, life, cancer, depression and his mother. He’s seriously funny and funny about serious subjects. Listen as he schools Greg and Joey about the early days of standup before there were comedy clubs.

Apr 9, 2018

Margo Romero is an Independent Producer and Director and has worked on over 100 projects. She is CEO of Blank Page Entertainment, Inc., which allows her to create a working environment that supports individual creativity and team work. The goal of BPE is to create content with integrity, entertainment and value. BPE specialties are advertising, art direction, budgeting, com, production, and radio. Margo and partners have produced several feature films, including “SIBLING RIVALRY”, “HOOKERS FOR JESUS” and the just completed, “BUTTERFLY”. BPE produces indie commercials and music videos, high end wedding and special event videos, demo reels, television pilots and sizzle reels. Margo Romero works as an editor / casting story developer on Expedition Impossible, The Job, Pay Load, The Mole, and The Apprentice.

Apr 2, 2018

Kirk Baltz was born in New York City, New York. He is best known for his role as Officer Marvin Nash, an LAPD police officer in the famous torture scene of the 1992 Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs. Kirk also starred in another film written by Tarantino, 1994's Natural Born Killers, as Roger. His other film credits include the 1990 drama film Dances With Wolves, the 1997 action film Face/Off and the 1998 political satire Bulworth.

Kirk has appeared in many made-for-television films, and starred in the 1999 miniseries To Serve and Protect. He starred in the short-lived 1992 television series Human Target, and played sinister stalker Steve Roth in The Marla Hanson Story (1991).

He has made guest appearances on shows including Will and Grace, NYPD Blue, Seven Days, The Shield, 24, and Without a Trace. Kirk was the first actor to portray the Batman villain Clayface in live-action, in the short-lived series Birds of Prey.

Kirk trained extensively as an actor in New York City and Los Angeles. He studied Meisner technique with Greg Zittle of The Neighborhood Play House, and Strasberg based work with Sandra Seacat, Tony Greco and Susan Batson, all renowned acting teachers and noted members of the Actor’s Studio.

In 1995, Kirk began teaching acting classes in Los Angeles, CA and acting workshops in other major cities across the U.S. and abroad. He continues to do so, while offering acting classes and private coaching in Los Angeles as well as on line sessions via Skype.

Kirk also does on set coaching for TV and film. Participants gain a better understanding of the differences between acting on stage, on camera and in a casting office. His Actor’s Intensive workshops have helped a great many actors, writers and directors to build strong acting technique, and tell compelling stories with clarity and conviction.

His acting classes empower artists to fully be who they are while realizing their absolute potential. All work is Meisner and Method based…using repetition, movement, sensory work, improvisation, writing, script analysis and varying exercises.

Sponsored by Chapelure Media http://chapeluremedia.com and Dimensions Recovery Centers http://dimensionsrecovery.com

Mar 25, 2018

Accused by his mother of killing his father, renowned artist Joey Feldman turns tragedy into triumph.  Joey talks about his life, from stealing the family silverware to fuel his habit to his father dying in his arms, to his mother’s cancer treatments; his story is filled with amazing ups and downs.

He talks about his recent past when he moved in with his girlfriend, Mo: “I was painting restaurants, doing decorative faux finishing to make ends meet. I was miserable I was in a spiritual prison. She said, ‘You're not drawing anymore - you’re miserable.’ She gave me $100 and sent me to the art store. ‘I want you to draw every day and put it on Facebook. Really commit to it.’” His influencers, Ralph Steadman, Picasso, Francis Bacon, his fiancee, and his cat keep him going, working, and drawing. Joey now has a line of pens, sketchbooks and ink, and his prints are available for purchase. “I was on fire, I’m still on fire.”

Relationships, vulnerability, creativity, and mistakes: nothing is off the table.

Mar 25, 2018

Accused by his mother of killing his father, renowned artist Joey Feldman turns tragedy into triumph.  Joey talks about his life, from stealing the family silverware to fuel his habit to his father dying in his arms, to his mother’s cancer treatments; his story is filled with amazing ups and downs.

He talks about his recent past when he moved in with his girlfriend, Mo: “I was painting restaurants, doing decorative faux finishing to make ends meet. I was miserable I was in a spiritual prison. She said, ‘You're not drawing anymore - you’re miserable.’ She gave me $100 and sent me to the art store. ‘I want you to draw every day and put it on Facebook. Really commit to it.’” His influencers, Ralph Steadman, Picasso, Francis Bacon, his fiancee, and his cat keep him going, working, and drawing. Joey now has a line of pens, sketchbooks and ink, and his prints are available for purchase. “I was on fire, I’m still on fire.”

Relationships, vulnerability, creativity, and mistakes: nothing is off the table.

Mar 18, 2018

Catherine Just is an award-winning photographer, artist, and mentor living in Los Angeles, California. She travels the globe capturing the Breath, Heartbeat, and Pulse of the planet with her 4x5 camera, Polaroid, Pinhole and other alternative film cameras. Her most prized creation is her son Max Harrison who happens to have Down syndrome and teaches her the most valuable tool for creativity is love.

After getting sober from a crystal meth addiction at the age of 18, Catherine has been using photography as a tool for transformation. She feels that the truth lives in-between the words as underneath the surface of our everyday lives. Photography has been a way to investigate these spaces and places that aren’t seen but are deeply felt.

She’s been sober for 30 years and sees photography and the creative process as medicine. She travels internationally with her vintage 4x5 camera, Polaroid and Pinhole cameras capturing the breath, heartbeat, and pulse of the planet. Catherine leads immersive photography retreats in Paris, Barcelona, and Oaxaca and teaches 3 online courses: Self Portraiture as Medicine, Begin Deepening and Into the Deep.

Catherine is the Founder of the Max Harrison Foundation, dedicated to her son. The foundation offers a program that teaches children with Down syndrome around the globe how to use cameras for self-expression.

Mar 11, 2018

This week we are taking a break and rebroadcasting our interview with Carnie Wilson.

Carnie Wilson is the daughter of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and of his first wife, former singer Marilyn Rovell of The Honeys. She co-founded Wilson Phillips with her younger sister Wendy and childhood friend Chynna Phillips when they were in their teens. They released two albums, Wilson Phillips and Shadows, and Light, which between them sold 12 million copies. The group also charted three No. 1 singles and six top 20 hits in the United States before disbanding in 1993. Wilson married musician and music producer Robert Bonfiglio in 2000. They have two daughters: Lola Sofia Bonfiglio, born on April 22, 2005, and Luciana "Luci" Bella Bonfiglio, born on June 12, 2009. Carnie has been sober for 13 years. She is warm, wonderfully sensitive, giving, and honest. She's quick with a laugh and some spicy language and has a twinkle in her eye. Have a listen and visit the show’s website at http://secondchances.tv/. Please rate us on iTunes.

Mar 5, 2018

Bob Nickman is one of the funniest dudes we know. He was a stand-up comedian for 14 years, appearing on television and headlining clubs and colleges across the country. He segued into television writing, beginning on the hit series Roseanne. He has also written on The Drew Carey Show, Mad About You, Freaks and Geeks and Mark Maron among others. He has sold pilots to ABC, NBC, Fox and Nickelodeon and worked on the award-winning documentary “Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Laughter.”

Bob Nickman won a writing award from The Valley League for his irreverent one-man show, “The Head.” He is also an accomplished blues harmonica player and has recently launched a podcast, “The Exploding Human,” where he interviews a wide variety of health practitioners and those who have overcome challenges.

Sponsored by Chapelure Media http://chapeluremedia.com and Dimensions Recovery Centers http://dimensionsrecovery.com

Feb 25, 2018

Nancy Linehan Charles is a fireball of funny bravery with a resume that rocks.  In her 40’s, she drank unstoppably and got sober after realizing that she was screwing up her life. She’s been sober now for 32 years. At age 49, she came to Hollywood. She has appeared in more than 70 films and television programs as well as stage productions. At age 71, she was arrested for doing Shakespeare in the street and refusing to leave. Six months ago, she had a Shakespeare line tattooed on her body. At age 75, she jumped out of an airplane. Along the way, Nancy learned to love herself unconditionally, and we love her, too.

Nancy Linehan Charles has been a professional actress and writer for three decades. She has performed on stage from off-Broadway and the Kennedy Center to regional theatres including the Meadowbrook Theatre, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, The Geffen Playhouse, Pacific Resident Theatre and the Colony theatre in L.A., in such roles as Vivian Bearing in the Pulitzer-winning play WIT, Amanda Wingfield in GLASS MENAGERIE, the title role in MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION, Albertine in TOYS IN THE ATTIC, Kate in ALL MY SONS, Linda Loman in DEATH OF A SALESMAN, to name a few. She has twice won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and was the recipient of The Ovation Award.

In film, she can be seen as Ned Beatty’s wife in Mike Nichols’ film CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman; as Max Von Sydow’s wife in Spielberg’s MINORITY REPORT, starring Tom Cruise. She has been seen on television, guest-starring on such shows as THE WEST WING, 24, CLOSE TO HOME, JOEY, DREW CAREY, SEINFELD; with recurring roles on HUFF and SIX FEET UNDER, to name a few.

Nancy Linehan Charles can also been seen in the recurring role of ‘HELEN’ in the web series “We Got Next” as well as her recurring role as ‘ELSPETH’ in the web series AVE 43 She has five adaptations of Shakespeare (for middle schoolers) published through Dramatic Publishing, and her scripts are being performed in schools all over this country and in Canada. Ms. Charles is also a Marathon runner and the mother of two fine young men: Will Rothhaar, a working actor; and Charlie Linehan, a Manhattan Assistant District Attorney.

Feb 18, 2018

Marisa Peer planned to become a child psychologist but decided to become a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist as she saw how effective results orientated hypnotherapy was. She is now a best-selling author, motivational speaker and leading celebrity therapist and pioneering hypnotherapist trainer.

Her books include You Can Be Thin: The Ultimate Programme to End Dieting...ForeverUltimate Confidence: The Secrets to Feeling Great About Yourself Every DayTrying to Get Pregnant (and Succeeding) and You Can Be Younger.

Her engaging and amusing talks are peppered with anecdotes from an unparalleled career in which she has helped thousands of people to overcome profound personal issues.

Marisa’s unique talent is teaching “simple steps that produce dramatic and life-changing results”. She seamlessly brings her one-of-a-kind therapy room techniques to the podium, leaving her audiences both transfixed and transformed. Her acclaimed “Mastermind Your Life” series focuses on the thought patterns and mental habits that can be detrimental or beneficial to our success, depending on how we use them. When she reveals her fundamental rule – that all our emotional and personal problems come from us believing that we’re not ‘enough’ – and explains how to overcome it, the results are tremendous and dramatic.

Marisa is listed in the “Tatler” guide to Britain’s 250 Best Doctors – this guide lists the experts and pioneers in their field. She has been described as a “great British pioneer” by “Men’s Health” magazine, and she is the only woman featured in an article on “The Best Of British.” They refer to her as a “Pioneering Motivational Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist and a Winning Sports Psychologist.”

Feb 11, 2018

Chelsea Skidmore is a comedian and is also an actress and director, known for No Leftovers (2017), Leah & Chelsea Have a Sleepover (2017) and Sandy Wexler (2017).

She was born and raised in New York and after wasting 6 years in college partying (at a 4-year school) she graduated from Pace University with a BA in Communications.

Chelsea is now based in Los Angeles and performs nightly at venues including The Comedy Store, Improv, Laugh Factory and Ice House in addition to touring across the country. She co-produces a monthly stand-up show at The Comedy Store in Hollywood called Home Alone and has a podcast called The Chelsea Skidmore Show.

Feb 4, 2018

Todd Zalkins is an interventionist, public speaker, and author, but he hasn’t always been. His past is checkered with sex, drugs, and punk-rock, and Z-Man, as he is known to his friends, spent a lot of time with all three with the band Sublime. In fact, he spent 17 years poisoning his body with opiates. He describes his 15-month detox as Satanic, the cherry on top of which was a bout of insomnia that lasted 44 days. Now clean and sober for 11 years, Z-Man dedicates his life to helping others.

Todd Zalkins is also a storyteller, motivator, and thought-leader on recovery who inspires others to not only realize their potential but to live it. His gripping memoir, “Dying for Triplicate” which details his harrowing 17-year addiction to prescription painkillers, through detox and into his first 18 months of recovery, has helped thousands of other addicts find their way into treatment. In addition to his writing, intervening and speaking, he is the Founder and CEO of ALL in Interventions, a state certified Drug & Alcohol counselor (CADC) and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the United States. Todd is also the co-founder of The Nowell Family Foundation, a non-profit he created along with Jim “Papa” Nowell. Set to open late in 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, will bear the name “Bradley’s House,” and will be dedicated specifically to treating male musicians with opiate addiction. In 2016 his story became the subject of the award-winning documentary film, “The Long Way Back” The Story of Todd ‘Zman’ Zalkins that premiered at film festivals nationwide in 2017. Todd lives in Long Beach, California, swims and surfs regularly, prays daily, is extremely active in his recovery, still rocks out with his punk rock band and loves his clean and sober life. https://toddzalkins.com/ http://thelongwaybackfilm.com/

Jan 28, 2018

Alison Arngrim is best known as “Nellie Oleson” from "Little House On The Prairie” and has learned to love being hated. Her past is much darker, though. In addition to the pressures and baggage that comes with being a child star, she is a victim of incest and sexual abuse. Despite the trauma, she is one of the most loving and giving people we know, using her voice for good with causes that address AIDS, hunger, and child protection. Alison is also a comedian and an author. Her one woman show "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch" has now become a world-wide phenomenon and is also a book available on Amazon and Audible. Listen to how “Nasty Nellie” grew up to become an incredible powerhouse for good.

Jan 21, 2018

Actor, cinematographer, and martial artist Zack Tiegen tells the story of his first job in Hollywood, which involved delivering marijuana to Dennis Hopper.

Zack is also a recovering addict who has lived all over the world. When he was in Thailand, he had a drug-induced, out of body experience and was ready to die. As he literally saw his soul leaving his body, a vision of his life purpose came to him and he took a life-saving breath. That set the tone for the rest his life: getting clean and serving others. Get ready for 1-minute gong meditation led by our guest and see how amazing you feel when you're done.

 

Jan 14, 2018

Are you an insomniac? Do you have anxiety? This Doc has a solution. Actually, he has a 14-day plan of easy-to-do tasks to help finally relieve your issues. Dr. Mike Dow talks about how stress hormones affect your daily life, disorders and addictions according to your personality type, and what foods help and hurt. His new book, Heal Your Drained Brain, talks about getting the balance you need and is being released in February 2018. This episode blew our minds and changes everything.

Mike Dow, Psy.D, is a highly sought-after psychotherapist and the New York Times best-selling author of The Brain Fog Fix and Diet Rehab. Throughout his career, he has hosted several hit television series, served as a go-to expert in brain health, addiction and mental illness, and can currently be heard weekly on Hay House Radio’s The Dr. Mike Show. He is a recurring guest co-host on The Doctors and is a part of The Dr. Oz Show’s core team of experts.

In his latest book, Heal Your Drained Brain, Dr. Mike Dow offers a 2-week plan designed to help you naturally balance your brain. He explains what drains modern brains, which groups are wired for it, and provides clinically proven tools to help you feel less drained. Dr. Mike offers nutritional tips, recipes, cognitive behavioral tools, supplements, breathing techniques, self-hypnosis, and mindfulness. Stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline go down as feel-good neurotransmitters like GABA and serotonin rise.

Jan 8, 2018

Melanie Vesey began dancing at the age of 5 in Michigan and is now a successful businesswoman and comedian. Between all of that, she got addicted to drugs, got kicked out of Juilliard, realized she was a lesbian, got shot by a New York City police officer, lived with a drug dealer, got sober, had a baby, moved to Los Angeles, got married…did we mention she got shot? Listen to her incredible story full of highs and lows. It’s amazing.

Melanie Vesey is an accomplished comedian, actress, filmmaker, and dancer. Trained at the Juilliard School at Lincoln Center, Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City, and The Interlochen Arts Academy, she has a strong foundation for her body of work.

The highlights of her acting career include co-starring with Jim Carrey and Courtney Love in Man on the Moon directed by two-time Academy Award winner Milos Forman, working with Hal Hartley and Parker Posey in Henry Fool, and being on stage with Elizabeth Ashley and Sam Trammell in the Off Broadway run of If Memory Serves. In addition to co-starring roles on Law and Order and Homicide, she's been in national commercials and voice-overs.

As a comedian she got her start performing regularly at The World Famous Comedy Store. In addition to performing all over LA she's been seen at The Motor City Comedy Festival and is scheduled to film her comedy special Wild Animal in February of 2018.  

In 1999 Melanie faced one of the greatest challenges of her life when she was shot by her x-girlfriend, a New York City police officer. In her own way of processing the traumatic experience she wrote and produced a one-woman show, Bullets Bounce Off.

As a former Vice President of Public Relations at a boutique record label, Melanie transitioned into opening her own PR consulting firm, PromotionalRescue.com where she helps award winning independent artists and small business owners grow their audience and visibility through private coaching and workshops. 

She lives with her brilliant and loving family that consists of a couple of angels and a dog named Fig. 

Dec 31, 2017

Comedians ANT and Greg Baldwin talk about the year that was 2017, their guests and how the podcast got started. Enjoy!

A special thanks to all of our guests: Margaret Cho, Jay Westbrook, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Perez Hilton, Stephanie Shullman, Hugh Sheridan, Eric Lampaert, Ian Harvey, Joey Feldman, Rocco Stowe, Paul Casey, Ritch Shydner, PJ Stahl, Gerry Feltman, Elaine Hendricks, Terri McDonald, Alex Plank, Jimmy Shin, Carnie Wilson, Greg Cope White, Cort McCown, Mary Carey, Maury Sterling, Jamie Kennedy, Anna David, William Constantine, Amy Dresner, Willie Aames, Tony Tripoli, Alishia Ochse, Elissa Rosenthal, Bobby Lee, Greg Behrendt, Mara Shapshay, Devin Mann, London Brown, and Miles Szanto.

Also a special thanks to all who have helped to spread the word about the show and who have supported us throughout the year: Paul Lander, Mike & Liz Murphy, Miles Szantos, and Elissa Rosenthal.

Finally, a hearty hurrah to Executive Producer Matty Staudt and our workhorses behind the scenes: Audio Editor Joey Marchini, Webmaster & Digital Director Cecilie Korst of Chapelure Media, and Audio Engineer & Producer Charlene Goto of Go-To Productions.

Dec 24, 2017

A working actor since age 8, Miles Szanto saw two sides of life—the privileged life of a working actor and the concrete walls of jail. His parents were addicted, then clean, then addicted, trafficking, in prison…he felt ashamed of his blood and felt unsafe, but acting saved him, and keeps saving him. The greatest lesson he is learning now is to not let external forces validate how he feels about himself; that he has worth no matter what happened in the past or what he is working on.

Miles has been working professionally as an actor since he was a child. He completed extensive training at the Australian Theatre for Young People, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy on a scholarship, Steppenwolf Theater West and was later invited to attend David Mamet & William H Macy’s prestigious Atlantic Acting School in New York City. 

He has appeared in the stage production and the Australian cast record of The Wizard of Oz and then went on to perform in the Sam Mendes production of Oliver The Musical(Cameron Macintosh Productions). In 2011 Miles acted as Eliot in Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton’s Sydney Theatre Company production of Tusk Tusk and later as Melochior Gabor in the Oregon tour of Spring Awakening the Musical.

He has appeared in such Australian TV series as; Snobs, award winning cable drama Love My Way(Seasons 2 & 3), European hit & AFI award winning The Elephant Princess(Seasons 1 & 2), Dead Girls Detective Agency(pilot) and the FX series Married. He has appeared as presenter on K-Zone TV, Studio Disney and AMTV on Disney.

His film credits include Drowning(which screened at the Cannes Film Festival), Blue Monday(which he co-wrote with director Craig Boreham), Ostia: La Notte Finale, Bruno and Earlene Go To Vegas(for which he won Best Performance at the 2014 Transgender Film Festival), Western Religion, Electric Mirrors, Unravel and Teenage Kicks. For his role in Teenage Kicks, Miles was presented with the 2017 Iris Prize for Best Actor in a feature film, and award that is lovingly referred to as the gay Oscars. Miles is also becoming an accomplished filmmaker and in 2016 he wrote and directed the Huffington Post distributed docu-series ‘Facing Addiction; Across America”.

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