Acting & Modeling

taken from recent concert at Old Songs in upstate NY January 2018




The shirt? Well, I am an islander……from Long Island, NY The hat? …….from the western side of the island.



This shot was taken at the Altamont Fairgrounds to benefit the NYS regional foodbank. Bob Zink, John & Amy Birchler joined me. The event was filled with passion, purpose and pickers!
This shot was taken around 2014 at Gillette Castle State Park in Hadlyme, CT. It was the retirement home of the actor, William Gillette. I have many things in common with the original owner and became its first President of the Friends group there. My second book on aging, Your Home Your Castle, has many pictures taken at the castle.
The specter of the “Stetson Man” appeared mysteriously at a local jam session held at The Great Room in Gansevoort, NY.  May 6, 2017.
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This was one of a series of “western shots” taken in CT in 2015. The lighting and composition seemed to really come together for an hour. I love this shot…..I seem to have one backup player and one fan !! lol

Mr. and Mrs.chuck with dog print jobChuck Red Truck in cab 2014

Chuck is available for print, video, film and voice-over assignments.  Credits include: “The Stetson Man” for Coty Cosmetics, Opening Act for the Kingston Trio, an appearance on “Kate & Allie” television series… numerous commercials and print assignments.

Contact me at 518-280-6077 or

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