Mr.'s Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Poor, Lazy Overachievers

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Venice Beach, CA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 7

  • ON DVD:

MR. ANIMATION

Street Performer

“I chose to make people laugh for a living.”

INTERESTS:

Acting & Theatre Education

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Negativity

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

TAGS:

dance, Entertainment, mr. animation, negativity, street performer, venice beach, vincent kowitz foster

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Grew up on the tough streets of South Central Los Angeles, California.
  • Was in a gang by the age of 15.
  • Turned his life around when the director of a local youth art center helped him break away from the streets.
  • He was introduced to a man who was directing a movie starring Ice Cube.
  • The director noticed Vincent's talent for dance right away and hired him as a dancer and stunt man for the film.
  • Since then, Vincent has taught dance at the University of California at Los Angeles, choreographed for Missy Elliot.
  • He currently street performs to gathered crowds on the Venice boardwalk in Southern California.
  • Says he chose to spend his days street performing because it makes him happy, and he sees that joy transfer to his audience.

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