Ed. (yes, it's really spelled that way: e-d-dot) Simone is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, and he spends much of his off-air time looking for work in the performing arts. His most recent appearances include Sennex and Marcus Lycus in two productions of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," Buffalo Bill in "Annie Get Your Gun" and several roles in Studio Arena's staged reading of "Not About Nightingales."
He also teaches acting at the Studio Arena Theatre School. His voice has been featured in hundreds of national and regional radio and television commercials, and on audio-book editions of Shakespeare, Dickens, Poe, Beatrix Potter, Arthur Conan Doyle and Mother Goose. He has appeared as a soloist with the Hartford Symphony, performing the Ibsen-Grieg Peer Gynt, narrating Holst's "The Planets" and reading the diaries of Charles Lindbergh to Franz Waxman's "Spirit of St. Louis."
Simone holds a Ph.D. in fine arts, and he enjoys museums, Native American history, cooking, classical music (of course!), really old jazz and a good Pinot Noir. He also loves life with Leigh, his wife of many years, and their German Shepherd, Tessa.