Curtis Gwinn is a television writer currently working on the mega-popular zombie show, The Walking Dead. He's also a director/producer/actor best known for working on shows like NTSF:SD:SUV::, Fat Guy Stuck in Internet, and The Man Show. And if you've seen a great improv show at the UCB Theatre in LA or New York in the past decade there's a good chance he was making you laugh.
But before all of this success... Curtis had a difficult and colorful childhood thanks to a nutty father and an absentee/kidnapper mother.
In this class we talk about:
- His parents divorcing when he was five years old.
- Growing up in a rich area without any money.
- Retreating in television, comic books, and movies to create a fantasy world.
- Having a father who couldn't provide for the family.
- Being kidnapped by his mother and taken from Connecticut to California at age four with his brother.
- His family home being foreclosed upon.
- Being a homeless high schooler.
- Keeping family secrets.
- Couchsurfing with friends' families for years
- Anger, resentment, and bitterness towards his parents.
- Finding basketball and a coach/mentor that helped him find some self-esteem.
- Maximizing potential.
- Finding salvation in the arts without ego.
- Not speaking to his father in years.
- Repairing the relationship with his mother.
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