Growing up, I didn't like my first name...
But I was a fan of the movie Uncle Buck. So I asked my mom to change my name to "Buck Pisano". Thankfully, she ignored me.
I was raised in San Francisco and during a short-lived rambunctious phase, my mom gave me a one-way ticket to Bolivia, soI cleaned up my act real fast. Later, I would teach playwriting in Juvenile Halls, which was a nice way of coming full circle.
In high school, I was a baseball and wrestling champion. Artistic outlets included freestyle rap battles and dancing in a hip hop troupe. But please, don't ask me to do the splits - it won't be pretty.
In New York, I studied screenwriting at NYU and acting with world-renowned teachers: Lloyd Richards, Patsy Rodenburg, and at The Public Theater.
In L.A. I performed my comedy show Judgement at the Upright Citizen's Brigade. Acting opposite Oscar Award Winner JK Simmons on TBS' Men at Work was a particular highlight.
I've participated in the National Hispanic Media Coalition's TV Writers Program sponsored by NBC & ABC. I also wrote for the ABC Talent Showcase for two years and for the CBS Comedy Showcase.
I've written & directed When the Bomb Drops, which starred Golden Globe Winner Rachel Bloom of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. This project was nominated for an Imagen Award for Best Comedy. I also directed the sketch Bollywood Stripper starring Melanie Chandra of CBS' Code Black.
Post production has finished on Thick Skin Required starring David Marciano of Homeland and I wrote & directed a four part web series starring Gerry Bednob of 40-Year-Old Virgin.
I co-created a web series, Granny, which advanced to the second round of Sundance's 2017 New Voices Lab and is currently in contention. The pilot episode of Granny, which I wrote and directed, will premiere at HBO's New York Latino Film Festival.
Recently, I was a finalist for the '17 Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program; I developed a TV series with a writer/producer at WB; and I sold a half-hour pilot to Super Deluxe.