May 3rd, 19⬛️⬛️ my life began in a small suburban town outside of New Haven, Southington, Connecticut.
My parents were Helen & Charles Eramo, I was the fifth children born into a blended family, both my parents had two offspring from previous marriages.
My father had a love movies ever since I could remember. During the 1940’s in his home he had reserved a room with a movie screen and theatre seating, and a projection room. He was ahead of his time in creating a media room, which is not so much uncommon in today’s society. There was never a time that he was without some form of camera on him, be it a still camera or movie camera.
His library was extensive, with reels of 8mm and 35mm cans of film, be it family, history, theatrical, big band movies along with, what seemed to be a hundred round carousels of slides.
Every house we lived in he would build a projection room for his collection and projector to share with others his passion.
His passion for such was instilled in me, as I watched movies from a young age. I wanted to be that actor on celluloid living in a fantasy world and taking on different characters in life.
In high school I was in Drama & Choir, having been in the ‘Sound of Music’ and ‘Oklahoma!’ At Walt Disney World where I was a cast member, I was involved in a cast member group for theater. Plays were shown for fellow cast members at the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland. There, I acted in ‘You Can’t Take it With You’.
My first experience to be in a television studio was when I danced in ‘American Bandstand’ over a two day period, taping three episodes each on Saturday and then Sunday.
The next time that I had an opportunity to work in the industry was 1997. I went to a cattle call for extras for the nine month production of Tom Hanks’ HBO series, ‘From the Earth to the Moon’. My life changed at that point, and all I wanted to do was to be in the film industry.
I was an extra in several tv and movies over the years, acted in student films as principal, took acting classes and eventually became a union, SAG-AFTRA, actor.
From being an actor, the other accomplishment was to own a production company. That became a reality in 2015 when, with another person formed Ram Ran Productions, LLC. He was writer, director, while I produced.
The journey has been one of great pleasure and experience, and it continues to this day.
Rolling, rolling, and action!!