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  • The Blake Norton Band (2012-2014)
    Serves as frontman / songwriter for a wonderful group of musicians performing original music out of Cork city.

    Click here to see Blake, Malvina McCarthy, Antti Kauppinen, Con Doyle and Marc Derham performing an acoustic version of "Martina's Song" on "Balcony TV" in 2014.

  • Presenter, Feck TV (2012)
    Served as main station presenter and hosted the "Life" show on the groundbreaking internet television station "Feck TV."

  • Teacher, Irish Film Academy (2012)
    Taught advanced camera acting for youths and adults at the Irish Film Academy, based in Temple Bar, Dublin.

  • Rebel Radio (2009-2010)
    Co-hosted a weekly satirical podcast covering politics and culture with Mark Cosgrave.

  • Stand-up Comedian (2007-2008)
    Performed stand-up comedy with Pat O' Shea's "Craichouse" Comedy troupe out of Cork City, Ireland. Performed at the Kilkenny Fringe Festival and opened for the brilliant Australian comedian Steve Hughes during the Irish leg of his international tour.

  • Writer & Presenter, RTE Television (2007-2009)
    • Presented a weekly interview / entertainment segment for youth entertainment show "The Den" on Ireland's preeminent network, RTE Television. The post involved traveling to different parts of the country and interviewing people of all ages and backgrounds.
    • Scripted & performed a series of regular sketch comedy characters, including "Madame Leman," "Eddie No-Bobs" and "Scrooge McHumbug".
    • Provided voiceover work for RTE Series "The View" as well as station announcements for Dolphin Television.

  • Actor (2006-)
    • Starred in dozens of short independent films as well as feature films Internal Evil (2007), Working Class Heroes (2012) and The Hit Producer (2014).
    • Received Best Actor nomination from the Cork Arts Theatre board for portrayal of "Josh" in Frank O' Keefe's brilliant stage play "Dead Letter Perfect." (2009)
    • Starred opposite the brilliant Dave Schneider in an episode of BBC's original series "Uncle Max" (2008).
    • Contributed as choreography consultant for fight scenes on Kilmeen Drama Group's fabulous 2011 adaptation of "A Whistle In The Dark," which won that year's All-Ireland National Drama Championship.

  • Writer & Director (2005-) Wrote & directed several short and feature films, including 2008's "Home," 2010's award-winning "Psychosis," and the feature-length documentary "Surviving The Dungeon."

  • Professional Wrestler (2004 - 2007)
    • Served as head coach for Irish Whip Wrestling, then Celtic Pro Wrestling groups. Alumni include "Sheamus," who won the World Championship at Wrestlemania 28.
    • Founded the Celtic Pro Wrestling group in Dublin, Ireland, which featured a full-time training programme for all experience levels and promoted monthly shows at the local GAA club for aspiring stars.
    • Competed for Celtic Pro in Ireland and 3CW Wrestling in England, winning the British Young Lion's Championship (2006) and Irish Tag Championships with partner Ciaran Gallagher (2007)

  • Presenter, Dolphin Television (2004-2005)
    Hosted a wacky evening chat show about on the world of pro-wrestling featuring in-studio interviews, reviews and competitions every Friday night at 9pm on Sky Digital.

  • Romance Is Dead (2001-2003)
    Contributed as frontman/songwriter for Dublin-baed originals band "Romance Is Dead." The group received airplay on Ireland's main radio stations, RTE and Newstalk, and toured bars around the country to promote their independently produced album.

  • Press Agent, Stampede Wrestling (2001)
    Assisted in the promotion and development of the legendary Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, Alberta Canada.

  • Editor-In-Chief, IGN.com (2000 - 2001)
    Creator and division head of the IGN Wrestling network from Snowball.com Inc. in San Francisco, California.

  • Columnist, CBS Sportsline (1999)
    Penned the daily "Norton's Notes" column for "Wrestleline," a subdivision of CBS Sportsline.com.

  • Analyst, 620 WDAE The Sports Animal (2000-2004)
    Weekly contributor to Sandy Penner's radio show in Florida.

  • Columnist, ECW Magazine (1999)
    Feature columnist for the official magazine of Extreme Championship Wrestling.

  • Analyst, WFNZ Charlotte NC (1999-2000)
    Weekly contributor to Penner & Noble's power hour on WFNZ radio in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Contributing Editor, World of Wrestling Magazine (1999)
    International pro-wrestling magazine published by H&S Media.


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