ACTING & PRODUCING
I’m a character actor from Boston and I started in theater at the age of ten through the urging of my brother Eddie and sister Mary, who were both performers themselves. My two other siblings, Timothy and Lesley, also performed on stage occasionally, as did our parents.
After receiving years of informal training, by both performing on stage and working behind the scenes, I attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in New York City and then subsequently returned to the Boston stage scene and eventually into film. In 1998, after initially being called in to audition for a minor supporting role in the independent, Boston-made feature film "Working Stiff", I actually landed the lead role of 'Gene' and ended up receiving a Best Actor nomination for my performance at the Portland Festival of World Cinema in 2001, where the film itself won Best Screenplay. In a Providence Journal review of the film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Michael Janusonis said, "Biggins has an Everyman sensibility that's charismatic."
I moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and by 2001 I had already booked my first television role on a new show called "Bull" and a supporting role in a feature film. I have continued to work in film, television and theater, as well as on the internet ever since. In 2014 I made my first foray into film producing with the short film "Kindness of Strangers," directed by Aaron Garcia. I’ve directed a one-act play and intend to direct a short film in the near future. I’ve dabbled in writing a little bit as well.
I am an avid photographer and have had some of my work shown in Los Angeles galleries. I enjoyed taking photos as a kid, but my true passion for it developed while I was on vacation in the Pacific Northwest in 1992 with my mother’s borrowed point and shoot camera. When I got home, I bought my own 35mm SLR and just kept shooting. I love traveling. I’m happiest when I’m out exploring nature with my camera, or when I’m on set as an actor. I have to have creativity in my life and wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t. My current long-term photography project is a book focused on Revolutionary War sites and it has been a true labor of love. I developed a true love of history as a child, particularly the American Revolution, having grown up only about five miles from Lexington Green, where it all started.
My oldest brother Eddie and nephew Ryan make up two-thirds of the Boston-based Celtic/Irish band The Boston Harbor Bhoys. For several years, my sister Mary was a writer and producer in both Boston and Los Angeles.
The Salem, Massachusetts house from the 1993 film "Hocus Pocus" is my aunt and uncle's house.
The name of my production company, Witch Watch Films, is comprised of the nicknames of the towns in which my parents grew up. Salem, Mass, where my mother is from, is known as 'The Witch City' because of infamous Salem Witch Trials of the 1600s. Waltham, Mass, the town my father grew up in, and the town I was raised in, is known as 'The Watch City' because of The Waltham Watch Company, which made world-renowned watches for over 100 years from the early 1800s until the mid-1900s. I love sports, especially baseball. I played little league until I was 14. I’m still a New Englander at heart and remain loyal to my hometown teams, the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins.