Height - 5'9''
Weight - 150
Eyes - Brown
Hair - Dark Brown
Mario is a vocalist, actor, and producer specializing in the web and geek culture. His training includes acting training at New York's LEE STRASBERG THEATER AND FILM INSTITUTE, voice-over training at EDGE STUDIOS NYC, private voice coaching at THE NEW YORK CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, and years of youth/amateur theater.
He has appeared on ANIME NEWS NETWORK in their 2007-2008 news webisodes, and his web video production/appearance credits include his 2005 fan film FINAL FANTASY VS KAIJU BIG BATTEL, 2009-2010 web series DOUJINOPOLIS, numerous promotional spots for FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT and ANIPLEX OF AMERICA, and collaborations with Youtube Producer DPIDDY.
In 2010, he became the first male AX Idol Singing Winner at ANIME EXPO, and in 2011 was a Semifinalist in BROADWAY.TV'S NEXT BROADWAY STAR contest. In 2013, he released his first album entitled "(A)RISE" and represented the United States placing in the Top 3 at the WORLD KARAOKE GRAND PRIX COSPLAY sponsored by WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT and LIVE DAM.
He has been emceeing since his high school days running open mics, and has been a regular emcee at events across the country from 2009 onward. He has been focusing on this the most since 2014 in addition to promotional event staffing/management for companies such as BANDAI-NAMCO ENTERTAIMENT, CRUNCHYROLL, and PONY CANYON through affiliates such as AMERICAN COSPLAY PARADISE.
Bringing everything full circle, Mario joined KAIJU BIG BATTEL as Lead Announcer in May 2017's CIVIL WARS: THE AFTERMATH show.
2013 World Karaoke Grand Prix COSPLAY Finalist → 2011 Next Broadway Star Semi-Finalist → AX Idol 2010 Singing Winner → Taekwondo Black Belt → character voices → writing/directing experience → 8+ years trade show booth staff/management experience → 10 years piano training → 14+ years Emceeing experience → experienced mascot