Catfish was born in Tucson, AZ at a very young age and grew up in the projects named after Zachary Taylor, generally considered to be one of the worst presidents of all time, where he witnessed a number of traumatic tableaus of poverty (a prostitute stabbing a clown, a blind guy biting a police horse, a pack of wild dogs taking over and successfully running a Wendy’s).
Catfish's first foray into the world of performance was playing Abraham Lincoln at the age of seven—(that would be a seven-year-old Catfish playing a fully-grown Abraham Lincoln, and not a fully-grown Catfish playing a seven-year-old Abraham Lincoln.) His past performance roles include “Favorite Video Store Boy,” “Frightened Inmate #2,” "Babydoll," and “Astronaut Mike Dexter.” He has also performed as a dancer at the club The Corner Pocket, under the name Rusty Spurrs. His writing has appeared on Le Review Revue, WeeklyVisitor.com, and GirlsWithNouns.com. His stage plays have been performed at The Tucson Fringe Festival and at Beowulf Alley Theatre as part of their “Out to Lunch” series.
Catfish received his B.A. in Creative Writing from Prescott College, and is hoping to get some leg tonight for sure.