Neville, a transplanted New Yorker (born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn), now
resides in St. Louis, Missouri. He's written more than a dozen audience-participation
comedy murder mysteries, all of which have been performed since 1987. He's a member
of Actor's Equity, SAG, AFTRA and The Dramatists Guild of America.
He brings a wide theatrical background to his writing, starting with his teen-age years
when he attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York City (the FAME
school.) After high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon completing his
military service he enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts as part of his G.I.
benefits and, three months after graduation, was hired for an Off-Broadway Equity
In New York he worked in Off-Broadway theaters. He's had several years of Summer
Stock, working at the Totem Pole Playhouse in Pennsylvania, the Rockland County
Playhouse in New York and the Muny Opera in St. Louis, among others. He worked in
the St. Louis production of Shear Madness as Eddy Lawrence, the villain. As a TV
actor he was featured as the "Sweetheart Swindler" in an episode of that same name on
Unsolved Mysteries for NBC-TV, a gig for which he still receives residuals.
Neville has written several plays, including a one-act play, The Last Fifth of the 20th
Century, two ten-minute plays, Bar Mitzvah Blues (which was a finalist in the Raymond
J. Flores Festival in New York City), and Harper's Elevator, which is a finalist in the
2007 Flores Series. Both plays are finalists in The Spectrum Series in St. Louis, and will
be given fully-staged performances in June of this year. His first full-length play, A
Marine Caught in Leotards, won the 2006 new-play competition at the Brevard Little
Theatre in Brevard, North Carolina. It will be performed at the Paul Porter Center for
the Performing Arts, Brevard College, in May of 2007.
He has also crafted an entertaining one-man show with Mark Twain, titled Murmur
From the Mississippi. When not acting, directing or being a theater critic for Radio
Station KDHX-FM, he continues to write. His current full-length play, Brooklyn
Bagatelle, will be given a reading by Soundstage Productions in St. Louis on April 26,
2007. He has been requested to reformat A Marine Caught in Leotards into a
screenplay and he'll then work on his next play, Mettle of Honor.
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