I got the acting bug in 73 and I sent 10
headshots out to some commercial agents. One agent
returned my call. I went in to say hello to Sonjia
Brandon and John Fisher at Commercials Unltd in Los Angeles.
I ended up doing over 500 on camera principal commercials for
Sonjia and we stayed together for 35 years. Sonjia, those were
the best years of total honesty and passion in my life working
with you — I love you baby!
I worked in some cool film and
TV projects with the great Danny Aiello, Sheryl Lee Ralphs,
Bill Murray, John Byner, Bruce Kirby (Father of the late Bruno
Kirby). I acted in commercials with Jim Bellushi and Tony
Danza (Bud Lite), Pat Boone, Pete Rose , Vic Tabac (Aqua
Velva). I pitched nearly every product around and I
had Sonjia Brandon to thank.
view Lefty's reel
I did a “Comfort Inn” on camera
commercial not too long ago singing the Johnny Cash tune “I’ve
Been Everywhere” with my TV wife, Kat Sawyer. I also did
a Black and Decker last year.