Taylor Negron

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Taylor Negron
Born Brad S. Negron
(1957-08-01) August 1, 1957 (age 56)
Glendale, California, USA
Occupation Actor, comedian, painter, writer
Years active 1979–present

Brad S. Negron[1] (born August 1, 1957) is an American writer, actor, painter and stand-up comedian.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Negron was born in Glendale, California,[2] the son of Lucy (née Rosario) and Conrad Negron, Sr., a former mayor of Indian Wells, California.[3] He grew up in La Cañada, California. His cousin is singer Chuck Negron of early '70s band Three Dog Night fame.[citation needed] He is of Puerto Rican descent.[4]

Career[edit]

Negron's motion picture appearances include Stuart Little, The Last Boy Scout,[2] Bio-Dome,[2] Fast Times at Ridgemont High,[2] Angels in the Outfield, The Aristocrats, Nothing but Trouble, Punchline, Better Off Dead, Easy Money, Young Doctors in Love, Call Me Claus and Amy Heckerling's Vamps where he reprised his Fast Times at Ridgemont High pizza delivery scene.[2]

Among his television appearances are guest star roles on Wizards of Waverly Place, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911, Friends,My Wife and Kids, Seinfeld, ER, and Party of Five. He starred in the regular role of Manuelo the nanny in So Little Time with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. He also starred in Smart Guy

In 2008 he wrote The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron – A Fusion of Story and Song directed by opera director David Schweitzer and co-starring singer/songwriter Logan Heftel. The show debuted to critical acclaim in the Green Room at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. It ran also in the 2009 Best of New York Solo Festival at the SoHo Playhouse and at the Barrow Street Theater. Kate Copstick of The Scotsman wrote of it, "The underlying theme of this spellbinding hour seems to be Nietzschean - 'that which does not destroy me makes me strong'. And if that doesn't sound like out-and-out comedy, then that is good. Because the show is not out-and-out comedy. It is a mix of music, storytelling and comedy."[5]

His comedy essays have been published in the anthology Dirty Laundry (Phoenix Books) and Love West Hollywood: Reflections of Los Angeles (Alyson Books).

Director Justin Tanner recently revived Negron’s play Gangster Planet, a four-character domestic comedy set during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, which was chosen by the Los Angeles Times as a Critics Choice. Of it they wrote, "If Aristophanes were alive today and had watched L.A. burn, Gangster Planet could be the result... acute cynicism with a clown’s humanism."[citation needed]

Negron’s play, Downward Facing Bitch, a suspense comedy, was developed with director Kiff Scholl.[citation needed]

Negron is a regular contributor to Wendy Hammer's Tasty Words, Jill Solloway's “Sit and Spin” and Hilary Carlip’s online magazine “Fresh Yarns” as well as the Huffington Post

He performs regularly across the United States and is one of the original members of the Un-Cabaret, dubbed “The Mother Show of Alternative Comedy” by the Los Angeles Times, where Negron fused standup, dada poetry and stream of consciousness storytelling to create some of the most artistic comedy ever.

Negron appeared as Melinda Hill's date in one episode of the 2013 web series Romantic Encounters.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Californiabirthindex.org
  2. ^ a b c d e f Looseleaf, Victoria (May 15, 2014). "Taylor Negron: Art of the Everyman". KCET. 
  3. ^ The Desert Sun
  4. ^ The Buffalo News - News Library: Simple Search
  5. ^ Copstick, Kate. "Satellites". The Scotsman. 
  6. ^ Walton, Brian. "Pickstarter: Our Favorite Crowdfunded Projects 9/16". Nerdist. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Know Your "That Guy": Taylor Negron". Everything Action. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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