Entertainer and “vocal cartoonist” Zero Boy is an East Village icon renowned for his unique blend of sound and mime, the results being akin to a performed comic book.
A prolific entertainer, his solo comedic routines have been featured throughout the U.S. and Europe in traditional theater, vaudeville, burlesque, festivals, standAup comedy, television, radio, film, digital media/art as well as benefits and special events.
On television, his vocal acrobatics have been featured in Fox and Friends, Good Day New York and MTV. He has performed at Joe’s Pub, Town Hall, Cooper Union Hall, and at the New York Public Library as part of The Moth series.
Zero Boy toured Austria as part of The Fabelhaft Festival and was featured in Liebling Der Gotte at the Chameleon Varieté in Berlin. He performed extensively in the Netherlands, co-writing and producing the weekly comedy show Ooga-Ooga at the Winston Hotel and touring with the Comedy Explosion for two years.
His talents have also been seen in Germany, Spain, Ireland, Russia, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, and Switzerland. His unique sound talents and character voices have led to performances on numerous radio shows. He regularly performed a special “Stump Zero Boy” segment on NPR’s The Next Big Thing, which gave listeners a
chance to commission a short-form radio cartoon by emailing the station a one sentence scenario. He also wrote and performed several radio plays for Stage Shadows at The Museum of Radio and Television.
As an actor, he played a major role Off-Broadway in 666 (Minetta Lane Theatre). He also had leading roles in Soul Cakes (Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College), The Sandpiper (Symphony Space), and Traum Novella (Barrow Street Theater). He played the Russian barber for WB Mason commercials, and has been seen in spots for Auto Lenders, Miller Lite, and Speed Stik. Most recently, he played the evil Dr. Drago on Nicktoon’s Alien Dawn. His voice has been heard in numerous commercials and animations among them Sesame Street, Chevrolet, Pepsi, MTV, Macanudo Cigars, New Jersey Lottery, Honey Nut Chex, and Milton Bradley.