I began portraying Santa years before I became a Santa Claus actor.

Christmas parades, tree lighting ceremonies, charity events of all sorts, these are the things I did for years before “Holywood called”. I watched Christmas movies like Elf and NEVER DREAMED that a few years later I would be in Hollywood working with Ed Asner & Will Ferrell, not to mention Mark Wahlberg. Being an actor, let alone a Santa Claus actor never crossed my mind.

Santa Claus Actor Movies

As Santa Claus is known to do, he gave me a gift, a real surprise, a surprise that totally changed my life. I’m now represented by 2 of the top talent agents in Hollywood, I’ve appeared in movies including Beverly Hills Christmas 2 and Santa Stole Our Dog: A Merry Doggone Christmas!, actually Ed Asner was Santa in the last one but I was his “Stand-In” and I was honored to be a part of the movie and I loved to talk with Ed… amazing.

Santa Claus Actor Commercials

I’ve also acted as Santa Claus in 17 commercials including national commercials for Chrysler Santa Claus - HollywoodChrysler, Kohl’s, Reddi Wip, Band-Aid and Overstock. Even today, 5 years after my first national TV appearance on MTV’s Ridiculousness, I still can hardly believe all of the acting I’ve done as Santa Claus.

Santa Claus Actor TV

Then there’s TV, Jimmy Kimmel, The Doctors, Steve Harvey, Nickelodeon, the Today Show and several more… me being a Santa Claus actor in Hollywood.

I have been incredibly blessed and I’m super excited to see what lays ahead… I would LOVE to have a significant role as Santa Claus in a moving Hallmark Christmas movie. Could it get any better than that?

You can see my IMDB page here. Click the “Resume” link.