let me be that guy
As a side hustle, like most actors in NYC, I picked up some work as a ‘brand ambassador’. This illustrious gig includes such activities as handing out free samples or talking up new products for a specific brand. But quickly I was thrust into the spotlight under some wild circumstances.
It was on the ground of the US Open tennis tournament in Queens, NY - when in the time Warner cable studios, tennis legend Jim Courier was late. No one was available to interview the up and coming US tennis star, Taylor Fritz. Cue, Pat Dunn. Handed nothing but a microphone and a few talking points on index cards - the interview went on without a hitch. No more than a few days later, I was strolling around the US Open grounds with my own camera crew and that same microphone.
"Go the Distance" from Hercules | Greenville Youth Chorale ft. Pat Dunn
Bring Him Home from Les Misérables, Arr. J. Leavitt, ft. Patrick Dunn and Greenville Symphony
This led to numerous emceeing and hosting gigs throughout the sports world - including events for ESPN, emceeing game day events for the Kansas City Chiefs, former NY Giant’s star Victor Cruz’s ‘Halloweenland’ (an event benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of America) and motor racing with Fox Sports 1 hosting their All-Star race party in the infield of the Charlotte motor speedway. On the opposite end of the spectrum was “Beauty-Con” in New York, an event in which I emceed for the biggest names in make-up.
I pride myself in my professionalism, composed nature and adaptability - give me the space, the mic and I promise you I will showcase the guest, the product and the event that needs the spotlight - on time, on budget, and with that special extra Dunn flare.
While on tour, I have also been proud to partner with schools and programs to teach workshops, perform with the next generation of young talent and share my passion and knowledge of the industry.