I was born in Chicago, IL on 1 March 1956. I have been married to Rita Malonis since 24 September 1977!
We have 2 sons, Cliff Jr. and Mark Jon. Rita and I currently live in Albuquerque, NM.
I have been "acting on stage" since I was in 1st Grade in 1962! I played "The Voice of God" in that production because, even then, I had a "booming" voice. I caught the "bug", and it has stayed with me ever since. I would use any excuse to get back in front of those lights...LOL. After High School, I joined a Community Theatre group that just formed. As I traveled around the States, I would look for all opportunities to perform.
When we moved to Albuquerque, I joined a friend of a co-worker and became the Managing Director of Auxiliary Dog Theatre in the Nob Hill area ([url]www.auxdog.org).[/url] Aux Dog is a 501(c)3 non-profit Theatre that has seating for 86, along with an Art Gallery in the Lobby. We produced "family oriented" productions.
During this time I also "talked" my way into an audition for the movie "Sunshine Cleaning". When I went to read for the part, the Casting Director was also casting for the TV series "Wild Fire", and she asked me to read for that also. Unfortunately, my "inner ham" took over. I was told that I was "too big", that I did not have to play to the "back row", but I didn't know how to "tone it down". I did get a part in the movie, although it was another one than what I read for, but I was not cast in "Wild Fire". So I decided that I needed training to act for TV and Film. In September 2008, I quit my job and went back to school at CNM (Central New Mexico Community College) to study Acting for the Camera and script writing.
I have been in 2 movies (Swing Vote and Sunshine Cleaning) and 1 TV series (Crash) since moving here to Albuquerque (besides the school projects).
My "GOAL" is to work as an Actor / Director in the Film Industry (although I can't seem to keep off the Stage, guess it's the "ham" in me...LOL).
Bible studies and all out-door activities.
I recently created "The Cheap camera Film Festival", http://vimeo.com/groups/101678 Anyone can submit, as long as it was filmed on a camera costing UNDER $100!
Thank you Cliff. Awesome, Thank you for the tip. Ahh, I wonder why, can you see youtube videos, if so go to you tube and type in MazMyth, you will find us. And you are a very talented actor. The deal is good stuff!Maz Myth
Cools stuff! Let me know if there's anything art related that you'd like to see a video of. Also, I have a question; as a actor do you ever need to either hire a graphic artist or be able to preform certain creative tasks yourself?J. Yahshar
Cliff your are awesome you took the time and effort to actually listen to my media and for that you are the bomb. We are starting studio production on sunday so some time after that I will reload the songs. I just wanted you to know how much respect I have for you and what you do. Thank you.Jay Lewis
Cliff, Thank you for the feedback and encouragement! You are a "go to" guy here in Lafango for wisdom, encouragement, & insight! I keep seeing you all over Lafango. Thanks for all that you do!Kalvin Evans
Thank you everyone! It is now 4:22pm (mountain time), and I am just loggin on to Lafango, I had a film shoot today, titled "To Killon Irishman"! 8-) I played a "Bartender" in a Night Club where a fight broke out. The film will be entered in 2009 - 2010 Film Festivals from Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Santa Fe, NM; NewYork, NY; Los Angelas, CA; and Detroit MI, with a "premier" in Albuquerque in May 2009. Thanks again,
I wanted to Thank You for all your comments. We appreciate it a Lot. We work hard and we are planning do not stop until we get what we want. So thank you for all your support. Hope to see you at the show. nch.Downfire Ny
Cliff, thank you for your visit back to my stage and checking out the things you missed. I truly appreciate your positive feedback and twice as glad you enjoyed my work. Peace and much success.Jo' KingJr
Hey Bud thanks for stopping by and taking a listen I am so glad you enjoyed them!! I see you are into acting I will be checking some out- by the way making a commercial for the kids at school for their food drive so I better get busy!! So thanks again and I will be back!! Fila8714850 Dennis Crocker 8714850
Hey thanks for the invitation. I'm new around here and just getting to know the community and the server. I love the layout here. Question... is everyone here a professional? I've only seen great talent here thus far.
I see you're acting. I am surounded by them in real life. Everyone in Lexington is an actor. Well it seems so some times anyway. As you can see from my stage pic, I have a face for radio, so I stick to "behind the camera" work. Ha-ha! Ping =^.^Ping Panther
Hey, Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. Been busier than a hooker on a sailor's payday. 8-) Thanks for the comments and feed back. I truly appreciate it. To give you an idea of what I've been dealing with, check out my book, "The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father's Struggle." This has been a non-stop nightmare to say that least that has consumed a lot of my life. You can view my book at Amazon.com, www.lulu.com/stoneking or Google the title for the many otheBill Stoneking