A BERT BIO:
Bert began singing at the very tender age of three and hasn't shut up since.
Bert graduated from high school as a junior and went on to college for a few years,
but nothing really clicked; so he opted out for real life experience. He has always studied acting, voice, dance and writing privately throughout the years to hone his craft. “You never stop learning or paying your dues,” as Bert says.
Bert is a long time member of AEA-SAG-AFTRA and got the first SAG commercial
he auditioned for. (Which is no small endeavor). He sang live with Faith Hill & Tim McGraw on the TBS special "Earth To America", hosted by Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hanks. He was a member of the "Family Guy Live Chorus" at Caesars Palace
for FOX/Comedy Central which starred Seth Macfarlane and Alex Borstein.
Throughout his varied career he has done many commercials, jingles and voiceovers including: Amazing Clowns, Lotto Bingo, Mad Melly, San Manuel Indian Casino,
Pink Panther, Mama Mia Pizza & Subs, Las Vegas Athletic Club and Towbin Infinity, to mention a few.
Bert toured the U.S. extensively with the bands The Extras and Newport. The group also did three international U.S.O. tours and opened for Bob Hope and Bob Newhart. Bert was a featured soloist in AFI Film Awards Tribute to Janet Gaynor- CA. He was a featured vocalist with RCCL Azamara's "Journey" and "Quest."
Other Regional Credits Include:
Bert received critical acclaim for his starring role as (Fagin) in "Oliver" for S.S.T. Prod. NV, South Carolina Repertory: "Martin Luther” (Bishop M), "Great Expectations” (Pip).
“Midsummer Nights Dream (Lysander U/S). CA: "Fiddler on the Roof” (Yakov) - w/ Harry Goz, "Irene" with Jane Powell (Jimmy U/S), "Desert Song” with Ron Hussman, (Riff/Swing) "A Winter's Tale” - (Jacob Marley), "Acts The Rock Opera” (Peter), "Jesus Christ Superstar"- (Judas), CA and NV, "Ten Per Cent Revue (Man 1/2). NV: "Student Prince” (Captain Tarnitz), “The Secret Garden” (Archibald Craven), "Forbidden Vegas” Man 1/2 Swing) Westin/Casuarina directed by Broadway's own Gerard Alessandrini.
Bert met Dolly Coulter (his writing partner) while performing at the Excalibur Hotel and formed a partnership, Dime A Dozen Productions L.L.C.. They created, composed, hosted and voiced "Bixby's Tails" for their own KLAV - Las Vegas radio show. Bert also co-wrote and created the role of Cliff in "Back-Up The Legendary Musical"- NV.
Bert's favorite role thus far is "Lollie Gagger", an over the top southern Drag Queen in "Death Is A Drag!" a role he originated and co-wrote. The show premiered to a sold-out SRO crowd at the Inspire Theatre, August '15. DIAD has played several sold out venues: Bally's Windows Showroom, Ron DeCars Event Center and SST Studios In City Series. This show is a smash hit waiting to happen.
There is so much more but, the box isn't big enough.
CV / Resume
This clip is from the "Broadway Cabaret" show onboard the RCCL's elegant Azamara Journey. Bert sings "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables.