I've been told by more than a few people that I am a contemporary Sidney Poitier. For my part, I am working on stepping into Morgan Freeman's shoes.
My name is James Edward Becton. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my "work-in-progress" website. Here is where you'll find out anything that you may want to know about me as a living, breathing, mirror of society.
You would think it would be easy for an actor to talk about himself, but in this case, it is proving to be a bit difficult. There is a fine line between a bio, and a one man show (Which may very well be in the works, as I've been told by many people, that my life is too much to be believed), Too, there is so much to cover for the purposes of letting You, get to know the portions of my eclectic life that has made me, well, Me.
Some bullet points: I emancipated myself when I was 15. I had my own apartment throughout high school. I nearly joined the Marines upon graduating, but was steered clear by my Guidance counselor and received a partial scholarship to attend Niagara University. I graduated with a BFA with a secondary focus in Psychology. I received my Actors Equity Card from VEE Corporations Sesame Street Live in 1997 where I performed as the Orange Honker/ Tall Understudy, covering Big Bird, The Count, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Barkley the Dog. I moved to NY City after tour and completing my first and only Summer stock contract in 1998. I couldn't wait to get to The Apple and chip away at my road to Musical Theatre success on Broadway. I did wind up joining the United States Army from 2002-2006 where I instructed and practiced Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Warfare/Weaponry.
Okay. Those were some bullet points of my beginnings. I am going to leave that there for the time being as I now have to figure out how to best proceed. (Perhaps I'll make a video?)
Either way, I'll be back, shortly, with a stunning middle and end.
Have the day of your choosing, always.
Height: 5'11" Head: 23 1/4" Neck: 15.5" Chest: 42" Hip: 42" Sleeve: 36" Back of neck to waist: 18" Back of neck to seat: 29" Jacket: 42R Jeans: 32x32 Weight: 185 Shoe size: 9.5