My road in life has been direct.
Was cut from all of the sports that he tried as a kid, even bowling; fell into theater by default.
Loved the communal aspect of theater; quickly became his favorite hobby.
A professor advised him to go into another profession, didn't think he was good enough to be an actor.
Moved to Chicago and started writing monologues about his family, modeled after actor John Leguizamo's stories.
Loves writing, acting in his own stories, rather than waiting for someone else to write them and cast him.
Started telling stories for children at schools during the day, told more mature stories at bars each night.
For years, didn't have any support from his father, who thought Antonio was "wasting the sacrifices" he'd made for him.
Won "Best in Fringe Festival," performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; his father started to take him seriously.
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