Chazz began his love for martial arts and action films in 1970 when he was introduced to Bruce Lee & the hit TV show “Kung-Fu”. Becoming obsessed with Bruce Lee extended from Bruce as an action star to Bruce as a director and producer. In 1995 he joined SAG and was fortunate enough to meet Peter Bucossi and many of the original “Stunt Specialist”:
In 1984 he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. There he studied intensely for 1 year the craft of acting. In 1994 this experience motivated me to open “Up Against The Wall Productions Inc.” . He is still the Creative Director, working with a top-notch team of professionals. This Multi-Media Company has and continues to produce everything from corporate films for such prestigious clients as Cooking Light Magazine to commercials, documentaries and full-length feature films.
Up Against The Wall Productions a.k.a UATW has branched off into several DBA’s including UATW Entertainment and UATW Stunts. Chazz is the Fight Coordinator for POWER on the Starz network and also fight coordinates on both, “Law & Order SVU” and “Shades of Blue”. His unique combination of Fight Coordinator and film maker has him on a weekly basis working side by side with Stunt Coordinators creating Action Pre-Viz’s (Pre Visuals) for both the Feature Film and TV Industries. Some of his most recognized pre-viz work has been on features like: “Non-Stop”, “Tower Heist” and TV Shoes like, “POWER”, “Blue Bloods”, “Law & Order SVU” and “Shades of Blue”. In 2016 he decided to create UATW Stunts, “The Quiet Storm” Stunt Seminars and in 2017 the UATW Stunts School. His goals of created a unified, educated and safe stunt community is now being realized here in NYC.