In 1998 I co-founded the band Interpol with Daniel Kessler and Paul Banks. Sam Fogarino joined in 2000, and over the next decade we went on to release four studio albums and tour the world three times, playing numerous festivals, live radio shows, and late night TV. Interpol’s first two albums have gone Gold in the United States and the band is regarded as a seminal indie rock band of the early millennium.
In 2007, I began experiencing personal and creative differences with my bandmates and the music industry. In 2009, the band entered group therapy to try to find a way to resolve those differences. Despite our best collective efforts over the course of a year, we could not do so and I wasn't able to stay. I left the band just before New Year of 2010.
Actor training became my new focus. For the next five years I spent virtually all of my time in the privacy of conservatory classrooms, around other young students who were undergoing a similar process of discovery. In 2012, I was fortunate to be accepted to NYU Grad Acting and received an MFA in the spring of 2015.
I made my professional acting debut in the summer of 2015 at the Dorset Theatre Festival, in the regional premiere of Katie Forgette's very funny Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, playing two roles - Professor Moriarty's lackey, John Smythe and chief attendant to Queen Victoria, Abdul Karim.
I've also begun working on an essayistic memoir. I’m quite excited by some of the directions the work is taking so far. I’ve started soliciting publishers. It’s very early in the process and I will continue to update on this website as things progress.
In late March I had the honor of performing with the 8G Band, the house band on Late Night with Seth Meyers. It truly was a special experience to play bass guitar with such incredible musicians on such a fun and exciting show!
I’m very excited to be presenting my solo show Homo Sapiens Interruptus at The New York International Fringe Festival this August! The show was created while I was at NYU and I’ve been developing and workshopping it consistently since it began. This new chapter in the show’s evolution is a great leap forward for the show, as I'm preparing the the work for a much larger audience. I hope to see you at one of the performances!