Don graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in Industrial Engineering in 2005. After a couple of years of hating life in the real world he decided to throw that expensive degree right in the garbage and pursue a career in acting and comedy.
He has studied improv under many solid folks at the UCB, such as Chris Gethard, Will Hines, Anthony King, Michael Delaney, Neil Casey, Zach Woods, Erik Tanouye, Dyna Moe, Charlie Todd, Charlie Sanders, Becky Drysdale, and Mr. Jordan Klepper. He has also studied with Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, James Eason, and Alex Marino at the Magnet Theatre. He also studied with William Esper in the two year acting intensive at the William Esper Studio.
UCB Theatre credits include The Chris Gethard Show, ( ), The Movie, Cops & Robbers, The Brooks Brothers Clambake, A Harry Potter Musical, and former Harold Teams, The Opera and dybbuk. Don can be seen performing often with his indie teams: Dreadnought, Fuck That Shit! (A Comedy Team), and Sabonis.
Don is excited to play with Standard Oil on Harold Night and Gramps on Maude Night.
Diddy personally gave him the nickname, Luther, with no explanation. So he will answer to that now.
Hometown: North Jersey
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