RichyRambo sent along two images for me to consider, one was a normal head shot you might find in a high school year book or possibly a most wanted poster. The other (being the one you see here) is probably a much closer representation of who the man really is.
Read on for the profile and don't worry too much about the gun, I don't think it's loaded.
Who the devil are you?
I'm a 40 year old ne'er-do-well living in Northwest Connecticut. Contrary to popular belief I did not coach the Redskins in '93.
What are you supposed to be doing during the day when youÃ‚'re reading GWJ?
I run a theatre company. Now you ask Ã‚– But what do you do for money? To keep from being yet another unemployed actor, I work as an aerospace and defense company analyst. Simply put, I write reports on companies such as Boeing, EADS, and Lockheed Martin.
When youÃ‚'re not working or gaming, what do you do with your time?
Most of my free time when not at the PC is taken up on stage. Aside from acting, directing and building, I'm currently hunting down grants in an attempt to turn my avocation into a paying vocation.
How about family? Do you have any kids?
I've a lovely and talented wife, Suzi (who puts up with my gaming binges and occasional LAN parties with great aplomb) and two pups, a yellow Lab, Jaxom, and a mixed bred, Casey. No kids of our own but I do enjoy spoiling our nephews and nieces. We're usually the babysitters of last resort and the ones the kids have the most fun with it - "Whatta ya mean yer mom won't let you play Grand Theft Auto? Let's head down to EB and we'll show her!"
What was your favorite game over the last year or so? Why?
Right now itÃ‚'s a tie between Joint Operations and World of Warcraft. With balanced teams of equal skill level, Joint Ops is an absolute blast. WoW has just sucked me in with great game play and a great community.
Which game are you looking forward to most?
At this point almost all the titles I've been anticipating have been released Ã‚– WoW, Half-Life 2, Joint Ops: Escalation. The next title I'm eyeing is The Battle for Middle-Earth. After that, the first WoW expansion will be on my must buy list just to see how Blizzard is going to improve an already great game.
What is your fondest gaming memory?
Finally getting Doom to run on a home-built LAN. Once it happened the world of PC gaming changed forever for me. With GWJers SwampYankee and my brother, Shotgun Phil we started holding "Doomfest" weekends every few months. Some of the best times were with Doom and the map Ledges where we made up a game to see who could hold the upper-most room the longest. We played that for DAYS. We still do the LAN weekends on occasion and these are such good times that I look forward to them more than Christmas morning!
Finally, why do you play games at all? Why havenÃ‚'t you outgrown them?
I think the ability to play is a key part of enjoying life and too many folks dismiss play as childish. Gaming allows me to explore new territories and be things I never will be. It fuels the imagination and with the advent of this here intranet thing you can hook up and play with your mates just like you used to do when you were a kid. Yesterday's playing army is today's Joint Ops (only with less exercise!). Bottom line - the reason I play games is it keeps me happy and let's me feel young - and that is a great tonic for the soul.
Thanks for taking the time to answer our hard hitting questions! Any last words?
Never get off the boat. Absolutely G*ddamn right.