Born and raised in Chicago, T.J. began acting at the early age of six. He performed in several plays as a youth, including touring the city in a musical production of Cinderella. After three seasons in a theater company, he put his young acting career on hold to pursue other interests. Frustrated with being a runt he began working out rigorously at the age of twelve. Throughout his teens he was awkward to say the least, adorned in glasses and braces. By his college years, things finally
changed. While attending University of Arizona he visited San Diego for spring break and was discovered by a photographer while walking the beach. That led to his first photo shoot with International Male Magazine, which kicked off his very successful modeling career. Years later he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. He began studying with acclaimed acting coach Howard Fine, where hed honed his craft and graduating to master class. He has a passion for comedy and developed improv skills at The Groundlings Theater where such greats as Will Farell, Chris Katan, and Phil Hartman originated. Through years of focus and dedication T.J. has become an excellent actor who continues to strive for challenging roles along the journey of his craft.
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