|Born||in Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 11" (1.8 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York 2nd gen Italian/American Gary Private started out as a drummer playing the N.Y. club circuit (Max's Kansas City, CBGB's, Coventry) etc; with many NYC bands (Legs Latreau, Dancer, Arrival) continuing on to front his own band. Signing a recording contract as singer/songwriter, G.Pvt. went on to record with Select Records. Soon after a requested performance at Studio 54 (NYC) for Calvin Klein's birthday party, he was signed by Atlantic Records which then released a remake of the Four Tops song "Reach Out, I'll Be There." The next record on Atlantic was Secret Love, which featured original songs written by Private. Following this, (4 albums and 7 singles) Private was featured on Dick Clark's American Bandstand twice, Playboy's Girls of Rock-N-Roll, Disney's Flight of the Navigator, daytime soap "One Life To Live", TeenBeat magazine, Details Magazine and Billboard Magazine's Top Album and Single picks. Gary has worked with some of the greatest musicians in the world: T.M.Stevens on bass, David Bowie's Stan Harrison on Sax, Arno Hecht on sax, Steely Dan's "Elliott Randall" on guitar, Meatloaf's Bob Kulick on guitar and probably the greatest all time Rock-N-Roll bass player Kenny "Double A" Aaronson. Also played with in the years leading up to his success great local musicians like: Steve Restaino on guitar, Gus Sasso on drums, The amazing Elliott Glenn on every instrument imaginable, and artist Richard Younger . Produced by Steve Tyrell w/Barry Mann,Fred Munao, David Kitay and Rick Knowles.
SAG/AFTRA actor: Appearing in films as a co-star, supporting & lead actor with talents such as: James Spader, Tom Berenger, Tom Sizemore, William Forsythe, Michael Biehn, David Proval, Michael Madsen, D.B Sweeney, Tony Lip, Carlo Rota, Nick Vallelonga,Frank Stallone, Francesco Quinn, Timothy Murphy, Stana Katic, Diane Verona, James Russo, Kelly Hu, Jim Belushi, Ron Gilbert, Tommy Tiny Lister, Eric Roberts, Robert Miano, James Cromwell, Tony Denison, Cory Feldman etc.. Gary has done numerous sound tracks and voice overs, commercials (ex: Orbit Gum, Betty Crocker, etc) More credits available upon request. Co-Produced the documentary A.K.A. PRIVATE (which unfortunately had NO creative control) (2013 release)
In 1985 he moved to Los Angeles where he worked in LA hospitality: (8 years lead security for the House of Blues Foundation Room on Sunset Blvd,L.A.; Trained the opening team at the Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino H.O.B. Foundation Room in Las Vegas (1999); Received Presidential seal/name embossed cuff-links from President Bill Clinton for assisting the Secret Service during his visit to H.O.B.; Co-event coordinator for the House of Blues Fat Rm temporary Sundance Film Festival location in Utah; Managing partner of Hollywood & Vine Diner/Ultra Lounge nightclub L.A.; GM of Platinum Live in Studio City).
Recently In 2017 Warner Brothers Music released 7 compilation albums all with at least one song by Gary Private. 80's AOR CLASSICS
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Private