In the 80s and 90s, Jody worked as an actor, writer, and illustrator for children. Jody's experience was diverse working as both a performer and behind the scenes in Chicago and Minneapolis. In Chicago, he worked two shows as floor crew at The Court Theatre. In Minneapolis, he worked for a year as a children's tv host for KMSP television's Fun TV. Jody also worked for the National Theatre for Children as an artist and assistant to the artistic director. He worked in nonunion industrial films for companies like Medtronic and Piggly Wiggly. Once was hired to perform as a host in an unreleased video project directed by Prince. Another time was hired to man a digital puppet in a live show at the E3 convention in Los Angeles with music legend Todd Rundgren. He has worked as an extra in the Mike Binder film Crossing The Bridge and performed Shakespeare at Theatre in The Round and spent about four years teaching improvisation at Stevie Ray's Comedy Theatre and Cabaret. While doing improvisation he had the good fortune to work with successful comics of note like Maria Bamford and Doug Stanhope. Jody also spent two years working in Stand-up comedy at clubs like The Comedy Gallery and Acme Comedy Company. All this was before going to grad school for playwriting at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Areas of interest include playwriting, acting, comedy, experimental theatre, cartooning, psychotronic film, and all things pop culture.
BS: Ball State University