Shakespeare in Virtual Reality!

Sometimes when it rains, it pours. In a good way. At the same time I was offered the plum role of Polonius in the Shakespeare@ stage production Hamlet on the East Coast, I was also offered the role of another classic Shakespearean advisor on the West Coast: Gonzalo in The Tempest. And this Tempest had […]

Making DC Comics History on Gotham

Tonight (2/28/19) in Episode 508 of Gotham on Fox, I’m back. And I’m not alone. I’m also making a bit of DC Comics history. Tonight I become the first live-action performer ever to portray classic DC Comics villains The Ventriloquist and Scarface. And in case you’re wondering: yes, I do have some ventriloquism skills; I […]

Adorable New Gotham Mr. Penn Fan Art

I love all the wonderful Gotham fan art that continues to come in for my character of Mr. Penn. I am thrilled he touched a chord with so many people around the world. I will certainly miss playing him. I especially love seeing the variety of styles our talented fans employ in their renderings of […]

Gotham Episode 503 is a Game-Changer

The Gotham table read for Episode 503 was as exciting as the first two. And filming the episode was intense. No Man’s Land is a deadly place. And Tze Chun’s surprise-filled script was a real killer. Plus, we filmed some scenes of this episode during one of the hottest weeks of 2018. But the cast and crew […]

Wonderful new fan art of Gotham’s Mr. Penn!

I have been so bowled over by the kindness and generous spirit of Gotham fans. And I continue to be humbled and delighted by their talent, as well. Have a look at this wonderful new rendering of my Mr. Penn character. It’s by Ana Godinho, and you can see more of her wonderful work here. […]

Fun TV Comedy Pilot “The Genius”

While my incredible experience with Gotham may have taken up a lot of psychic space in 2018, I did fit in a few other fun projects before the year ended. One such project last autumn was a short TV comedy pilot called The Genius.  I played Carlton McGibbons, the wealthy, well-meaning, and remarkably naive head of a […]

The Epic Season 5 Premiere of Gotham Will Blow Your Mind

When the Fox network made the decision to order only 10 episodes of Gotham instead of the expected full 22-episode season, and when they further announced this would be the show’s final season, I was heartbroken, along with Gotham fans around the world.  I knew the producers and writers had planned all along for seven full […]

Mr. Penn Has Fans in Colorado–and China!!

When I went out to give my summer coaching intensive at Western State Colorado University this July, I wasn’t prepared for the number of Gotham fans I would meet among the students and faculty. I had a number of requests to pose for photos, and for autographs–so I had to come up with some autograph cards […]

Fantastic Fan Art of Mr. Penn in Gotham!

Wow.  As if the fan mail and autograph requests weren’t enough, now a couple of artists on social media have created fan art images of my character Mr. Penn from Gotham.  These images couldn’t be more different in style, but they both capture an element of Mr. Penn.  I’m so impressed, and also grateful these talented […]