When I was a boy, my favorite TV series was the classic Irwin Allen sci-fi adventure "Lost in Space". I remember watching reruns and being glued to my family's small TV set in our living room. I loved the charactors and the actors who played them, the magical sets, the majestic music, & everything else about this fun show. I wanted to be Will Robinson and have those adventures on a strange and exciting planet every single day of my life. I was, in short, an instant loyal fan and this love has continued my entire life. I still collect memorabilia, watch the blu rays, and keep the flame alive every way I can. Angela Cartwright and Marta Kristen are now two of my dearest friends.
Fast forward to 2018, the Netflix reboot debuts and it's simply brilliant. It's a dazzling big budget cinematic series for the entire family, which updates and carries forward the emotion, excitement, and fantasy which first captured my imagination back in the day. Oh, what a dream it would be to be an actor in something to near and dear to my heart...
In December 2018, my personal and professional dream came true. I flew to Vancouver and performed in Season 2 Episode 6 "Severed". I fulfilled that childhood fantasy of 'being on the bridge' by playing the XO, Commander Kamal's Executive Officer on the Resolute spaceship. It was a pinch yourself moment to be acting alongside Ignacio Serricchio (Don West) and Sakina Jaffrey (Commander Kamal).
I am grateful to all the wonderful people behind the scenes who made this young boy's fantasy turn into this adult man's reality. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of them. It was a moment in time that I never dreamed would happen and I will never ever forget.