Cover photo from the CD "Gospel Project"
|Birth name||Wayne Keith Caparas|
February 8, 1963 |
Boston, Massachusetts, US
|Origin||Charleston, South Carolina, US|
|Occupation(s)||Writer, entrepreneur, actor, songwriter, creative director|
Wayne Caparas (born February 8, 1963) is an American writer and author of the groundbreaking book, BioLogic Revelation. He is also an award-winning entrepreneur, journalist, and occasional film actor.
Fitness Business and Journalism
Caparas established himself as a fitness industry pioneer during the 1990s. In 1989, Caparas led two different partnership teams to develop seven Charleston, SC area health clubs. In addition, Caparas created a women's obstacle course fitness competition, "LifeQuest Triple Crown," that was seen worldwide on ESPN. Caparas also served on the American Council on Exercise and IHRSA, for which he lectured across the US. Caparas licensed the LifeQuest brand to media giant Guthy-Renker and Olympic Gold Medal winner Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce)[a] for use in a series of infomercials that aired nationwide. In the late '90s Caparas sold his interests in LifeQuest. By the late 90s, after serving as Co-Publisher and Contributing editor to the newsstand magazine Vie (a women's fitness magazine), Caparas played a key role in the development of Oxygen Magazine as a consultant, contributing editor and writer. Most notable among his journalism were research pieces on Human Growth Hormone (hGH) and the Soybean, and articles on Sprint Training and the future of professional fitness sports.
Film and the Arts
Caparas entered the film industry in 1988 by working as technical advisor on Quiet Victory, The Charlie Wedemeyer Story. Caparas later landed roles in several films including Other Voices Other Rooms, which earned him membership into the Screen Actors Guild in 1994. Over the years Caparas has worked as an actor in more than a dozen motion pictures and television productions. During the mid-'90s, Caparas began writing and directing regional Passion Plays and Musicals for large church audiences in Charleston, SC. Caparas was also the Founder and first Executive Director of the Carolina Film Alliance, a grassroots political action group that sparked changes in state film policies and tax incentives. In 2008 Caparas released the all-original Indy CD, "Gospel Project," produced by Mike London and Bernard BJ Brown, that featured an all-star band of native South Carolina musicians and vocalists. Caparas continues as an occasional actor working out of Nashville, TN, and recently performed a recurring role in the primetime comedy hit The Detour created by Samantha Bee and Jason Jones.
- 1997 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Chip Enterprise Award
- 1996 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for South Carolina
- 1996 South Carolina Governor's Medallion for notable service to the Governor and the State
- 1995 Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Small Business Man of the Year
- 1995 Fitness Management Magazine Nova7 Award for the Most Innovative Health Clubs in America
- 1995 Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for South Carolina
- 1994 Fitness Management Magazine Nova7 Award for the Most Innovative Health Clubs in America
- 1994 Trident Chamber of Commerce Trident Outstanding Performer Award
- 1993 Fitness Management Magazine Nova7 Award for the Most Innovative Health Clubs in America
- 1986 College of Charleston Cum Laude Medal and Distinguished Dean's List honoree
- 1982 Furman Scholar Athlete; Furman University Football
- 1981 Furman Scholar; Furman University
- "The Post and Courier", May 29, 1995, Charles deV Williams, "Blue Chippers", Charleston, South Carolina
- "JesusDNA.com", December 20, 2007, "My Testimony so far", Wayne Caparas
- "The Evening Post", June 19, 1990, Dawn Brazeel, "Two teams of brothers make health club go", Charleston, SC
- "The News and Courier" November 11, 1991, "Health Clubs give each other case of the fits", David Quick, Charleston, SC
- ESPN, Director Lou Zwick, Lori Anne Lloyd, Kelly Ryan, Julie Ross, Shannon Meteraud, "ESPN American Muscle", "LifeQuest Triple Crown", American Sports Network, TV, November 1996
- "Musclemag International", June 1997, "In the Face of a Hurricane", Robert Kennedy, pages 256–261
- "Oxygen Magazine", July/August 1999, "Talk of the Town", Robert Kennedy, Pamela Cottrell, page 27
- Leibovitz, Annie (June 1, 2015). "Introducing Caitlyn Jenner". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
- "TV Guide", May 27 – June 2, 1995, "Bruce Jenner's LifeQuest", Editorial, page 12
- "The Post and Courier", August 21, 1997, Jim Parker "LifeQuest to reorganize", Charleston, South Carolina
- "Oxygen Magazine", July/August 1999, "The Truth about hGH", Wayne Caparas
- "Oxygen Magazine", May/June 1999, "Magic Beans", Wayne Caparas
- "Wayne Caparas," IMDb.com, May 22, 2011
- "Internet Movie Database".
- "The Post and Courier", January 18, 1996, David Quick, "Acting career beckons health club owner", Charleston, SC
- "Fitness Management Magazine", January 1996, "Editorial: Getting your just re-awards", p. 6, Edward H. Pitts