Height - 5'9''
Weight - 150
Eyes - Brown
Hair - Dark Brown
Mario is a vocalist, actor, emcee, and producer specializing in web video and nerd 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, an appearance for the live premiere of DEATH BATTLE's "GOKU VS SUPERMAN 2" at SGC 2015, 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.
His emceeing background extends back to his high school days running open mics, and he has been emceeing professionally at events across the country since 2009. Highlights include numerous years of hosting at fan events such as ANIME BOSTON and concerts for music artists such as EIR AOI. In addition, he spends much time on promotional event staffing/management for companies such as BANDAI-NAMCO ENTERTAIMENT, CRUNCHYROLL, VIZ MEDIA and PONY CANYON through affiliates such as AMERICAN COSPLAY PARADISE.
Bringing everything full circle, Mario officially joined KAIJU BIG BATTEL as Lead Announcer in May 2017's CIVIL WARS: THE AFTERMATH show and remained with the troupe until July 2018's CHALLENGERS OF THE DANGER. Recently, he served as a host for FREDERATOR NETWORKS' Youtube gaming channel THE LEADERBOARD (as well as the animation-focused CHANNEL FREDERATOR), and he currently serves as a reviewer/presenter for TTPM; he juggles this with daily responsibilities running DIGITAL ERA ENTERTAINMENT as well as monitoring+hosting content for the brand's TWITCH CHANNEL.
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 → trade show booth staff/management experience → experienced mascot performer → 10 years piano training