Multi Talented Actor, Producer, TV/radio host and fight choreographer Dainy Zaino Makes his Mark in Show Biz

Born August 2, 1960 Danny Zaino, originally from Long Island New York, is a noted actor, producer, TV / radio host and hand to hand combat fight choreographer for the motion picture and television industries. He is an instructor at the Famous Kahana Stunt & Film School located in Groveland, Florida. He is the owner and operator of his own production company Living The Dream Productions which produces the digital media publicity & promotions company MASBTV NETWORK home to Martial Arts Show Biz TV, Martial Arts Entertainment Radio, and Martial Arts Entertainment Magazine. His latest accomplishments include “The Road To Hollywood” MASBTV 7 Show News Season filmed in Los Angeles / Hollywood, and San Fransisco, California, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida; “Hard Core Cooking” with Danny Zaino where the audience will learn to cook traditional Italian and American dishes to include slap stick comedy routines with plenty of action and stunts; and the making of the documentary film “Born To Compete” – The Zaino’s, which is an epic 10 year project in the making, still in the pre-production phase to include a book which will be released to the public first by MASBTV Hollywood Publications.

Danny Zaino

 

 His noteworthy Martial Arts background:

Danny Zaino is a professional martial artist with over four decades of dedication to the industry currently holding the rank of “Kudan” (9th degree Black Belt) and is the Founder of the American / Japanese & Okinawan GoJu-Ryu Karate & Kobudo Federation.  Excelling in sports throughout his school years to include wrestling, football, and baseball. Danny began his martial arts carrier in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 1976 at the age of 15 with the local YMCA. Danny was a natural and gifted athlete and received the “Presidents Award” in High School for outstanding athleticism signed by President Nixon. Dabbling in the arts of Kang Do Kwon, Tae Kwon Do and GoJu-Ryu, Danny began serious training after high school when he joined the United States Army as a Military Police Officer in 1979. While stationed in Korea on the DMZ, he studied the art of Moo Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do. After a 12 month tour in Korea, he was transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas where he joined the United States Army Karate Team studying the art of Japanese GoJu-Ryu. During this time Danny competed and performed extensively on the international level. Upon completion of his Military service in 1982, Danny became a Florida Police Officer and earned the title of “Kumite (fighting) Champion” at the Florida Police Olympics in 1985. During his extensive martial arts career, Danny has produced over 50 plus Black Belts under his tutorage producing numerous State and World Champions to include martial arts actors. Among his many students Danny also taught his wife Theresa and three children Tony, Joey, and Dominique Zaino who are all accomplished martial artists and State / World Champions. From 2000 to 2008 he ran one of the top martial arts competitions and performance teams in the United States sponsored by Pepsi Americas called National Team Pepsi “Show Team” (now “Team Americas”) known for their unique and entertaining performances. Danny has been recognized by his peers numerous times and is the recipient of many Hall of Fame Awards to include: 1994 – 2007 – “Promoter of the Year” for his Battle of the Arts National Martial Arts Championships, 1997 – 1998 – “Outstanding Martial Arts Weaponry” for Innovative Weapon Design for his creation of the “Pure Warrior” Sports Tonfa for competition, 2002 – 2007 – “Coach of the Year” for his National Team Pepsi “Show Team”, 2006 – “Outstanding Show Team Award” National Team Pepsi “Show Team” awarded by famous martial arts actor YK Kim, 2009 – “Demo Team of the Year” Team Americas, 2012 – 2016 – “Outstanding Contribution in Publishing and Media Coverage” for his MASBTV NETWORK “Martial Arts Show Biz TV, Radio & Magazine”, and 2018 – “Goodwill Ambassador to the Martial Arts” for his years of dedication to the arts.

Martial Arts Champ Danny Zaino

Military:

Danny Zaino served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer from June 13, 1979 to June 12, 1982. He served on the DMZ in Korea from October 18, 1979 to October 14, 1980 during the time of the assassination of South Korean President Park Chung-hee, the Gwangju Uprising (Massacre), and the Iranian revolution. He is the recipient of the Korean Service Medal. After his tour in Korea Danny served at Fort Bliss, Texas where he was a member of the United States Army Karate Team performing numerous demonstrations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico as a recruiting tool for the United States Military. Danny was honorably discharged and to this day is an advocate for the PTSD Program for traumatized combat Veterans and their families.

Among his many accomplishments, Danny also worked as a professional tile, marble and stone contractor by trade.

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Dustin Brown

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Iconic Actress Dawna Lee Heising Takes Hollywood By Storm

Iconic actress Dawna Lee Heising is making her mark in Hollywood. She has starred in over 60 feature films and has acted alongside legendary actors such as Tom Sizemore, Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts, Tommy Wiseau, Rebecca Knight, Nicolas Turturro, Lorenzo Lamas, Olivia Hussey, Coolio, Aki Aleong, Mel Novak and many others.

Awardee Dawna Lee Heising

This noted actress has been awarded by countless film festival internationally. She won Best Actress for her role as Barbie in Dustin Ferguson’s “Nemesis 5: The New Model” at the 2018 LANFA Film Festival; “Actress of the Year” at the 2018 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards, and Best Supporting Actress for Gregory Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre” at the 2018 Lucky Strike Film Festival. Additionally, she was named Best Host for “Eye on Entertainment on Amazon Prime” at the 2017 WIND International Film Festival, where “Eye on Entertainment” was also awarded Best Television Show.  She also won Best Actress for Jared Masters’ “Teacher’s Day” at the 2014 Mockfest Film Festival, and a 2013 EOTM Award for Outstanding Television Talk Show Host for “Eye on Entertainment”. She has also been honored with seven Best Ensemble Acting awards for Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre”. 

Actress Dawna Lee Heising

Dawna is trained in Tang Soo Do martial arts, kickboxing, ballet and pole dancing. This accomplished beauty queen is a former Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, Ms. World, Ms. Universe, Miss San Francisco Universe, Miss Orange County Universe, Miss California Hemisphere and Mrs. California United States, among many other titles.

Dawna Lee Heising and filmmaker Dustin Ferguson on the set of Robowoman. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

Dawna recently portrayed the inspiring role of Vivica Stevens (aka RoboWoman) in multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s “RoboWoman.” Ferguson has announced that the RoboWoman franchise will be a trilogy, with RoboWoman 2 shooting in late 2019. Dawna also played the powerful role of Esmeralda, Lucifer’s wife, in William Lee’s “Black Mamba” and crazy, but hilarious, Melanie in Gregory Blair’s multi award-winning “Garden Party Massacre”.  She recently played Connie in Richard Rossi’s faith-based film “Canaan Land”, Medusa in Albert Pyun’s “Cyborg: Rise of the Flesh Eaters”, Winney Swinney in Adam Steigert’s “The Horrific Evil Monsters”, and Deana the Psychic in Ron Becks’ and Tina Le’s “Las Vegas Vietnam”, starring Eric Roberts, Branscombe Richmond, Lorenzo Lamas and Nicholas Turturro. “RoboWoman”, “Black Mamba” and “Dark Classics”, which features Dawna’s Lady Macbeth monologue, have all been accepted into the 2019 Action On International Film Festival.

Dawna with her cast and crew mates from Nemesis 5: The New Model. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

This busy working actress is portraying the character Skye in John Reign’s war film “Finding Purpose” from Polestar Productions. There are epic war scenes in this film, and Reign expanded her role as his ex-girlfriend as the shoot went on. “Finding Purpose” ended up being Dawna’s first love story!  She will be reprising her role of Skye in the upcoming big budget sequel from Polestar Studios. Dawna also performed the challenging Lady Macbeth’s Scene 5 monologue in Brian Barsuglia’s documentary “A Bard for the Ages:  Shakespeare’s Timeless Effect” with much passion and dedication.

Dawna accepting her Best Actress Award at the Lucky Strikes Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Steve Manivong Photography.

She is signed with Kevin C. Kellum’s Ascendent Talent Management, and will be playing a villain in his nationally broadcast “Vice Squad Los Angeles” television series. Academy award-winner Chris Tashima is a part of the “Vice Squad” franchise on the production end so the series is sure to be outstanding.  Dawna has been cast in the pivotal role of Lavender in a’Ali De Sousa’s movie and miniseries “The Bench” alongside noted character actor Jeff Doucette. 

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Brandino is Back With The New Experience featuring Robby Krieger from the Doors

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — BURBANK — It was cool for a summer night on Thursday, June 27th when bass master Brandino debuted his new quartet at the legendary Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Viva is one of LA’s best kept secrets. It features two stages and world class musicians. Thursday night was no exception. This event was a long time coming for Kevin “Brandino” Brandon. Known for being Aretha Franklin’s road bass player for more than a decade, Brandino is on a come back mission after a recent health scare. Thursday night was all about Brandino. He wouldn’t have it any other way.

Brandino on bass

On guitar for this supergroup, known as the New Experience, was Robby Krieger of the Doors. Robby is a founding member of the Doors and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dale Alexander plays drums for the New Experience. He has played with Prince and George Benson. Ed Roth plays keyboards and organ. Ed has a heavy jazz influence on the New Experience. Ed has played with many legends over the years.

Frsnklin Vanderbilt on drums with Brandino (R)
Dale Alexander (L) with Brandino (R)

The stage at Viva was set up with Brandino seated in the center of the stage. Robby was on Brandino’s left. Dale had his drum set near Brandino to his right and Ed Roth was on stage right. The glittering backdrop has a retro look. The band got right into it playing jazz and pop numbers. Each member took turns soloing. Brandino did a great bass solo that the crowd was really into. Robby soloed several times on guitar which was just fantastic. Ed Roth laid down a few of his epic keyboard solos and Dale had a solo as well. Dale’s real genius is his feel. He really holds down the rhythm without over doing it.

Robby Krieger with the New Experience. Photo by Dustin Brown

I was talking to a couple of Doors fans who had shown up in the hopes of hearing a few classics. They wouldn’t be disappointed. Several  notable guest musicians stopped by. Franklin Vanderbilt is Lenny Kravitz’ drummer and an amazing presence on drums. Franklin was really the standout guest of the night. I wanted to hear more from Franklin. Brandino paid his respects to the legendary Phil Chin who is Jeff Beck’s bass player. Phil played Brandino’s four string electric bass with actor Dennis Quaid singing on Riders of the Storm. Dennis did a soulful rendition of Riders with Robby playing his iconic guitar solo.

Phil Chen (L) with Robby Krieger (R)

Robby explained each song and its significance. The band kept get better as the night went on. Alternating between pop and jazz, it was a real treat to hear these legendary musicians playing together.

Dennis Quaid sang Riders on the Storm

This was the first show for the New Experience. It was a great night of music. Everyone who came out seemed to really enjoy the songs, the musicians and the whole night. We look forward to the next performance.

Dustin Brown

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