…is an author, a pro wrestler, a ring announcer, an English teacher, and a DJ.
RADIO EXPERIENCE- From 1989-91, Kenny’s first radio show was for WCHD, HVCC College in Albany, NY. There he got his chops learning to cut & scratch on alternative rock & rap show. Early to mid-90s, he became an in-studio character actor for Nikki Neal’s “Nik at Night Show” on Q104, writing bits & providing voiceovers as a bunch of goofy characters and impersonations, most famously known for his spot-on Grape Ape impersonation. He later did the same for the internationally-syndicated ZRock Morning Show with Matt “Sharkmann” Hobley.
TV – In 1996, Kenny found his first international television break ring-announcing for the WWF (World Wrestling Federation.) Also on the pro-wrestling circuit, Kenny wrote for and directed two locally produced shows in the Albany NY area; NBW New Breed Wrestling & World Of Hurt Wrestling. He additionally has provided play-by-play and color commentary on hundreds of globally distributed videos and DVD’s. Kenny Casanova the pro wrestler, professionally trained in the ring, also wrestles under an amped-up guise of himself as a loudly-dressed evil lounge singer! He has competed and worked with many famous wrestling superstars around the world, featured in many editions of Pro Wrestling Illustrated and other international wrestling magazines.
ACTING – Kenny’s first acting gig was as the star of “Dead Resident,” a zombie flick.
TEACHING – As a high school teacher in 2007, Kenny Casanova was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to act as an educational Ambassador from America to Japan. He spent about 6 weeks in Japan, visiting many different schools in both Tokyo & Kumomoto, Japan. You can check out his Japanese Fulbright Scholarship at http://kennethgbevan.blogspot.com/ .
AUTHOR & WRITING EXPERIENCE
– Retired WWE wrestler James “Kamala” Harris recently lost both legs to diabetes. Acting as Kamala’s mysterious handler “Kim Chee” in the past, Kenny Casanova was the perfect candidate to later to help write Kamala’s autobiography to help offset medical costs.
As the ghostwriter for Kamala Speaks,Kenny interviewed Kamala and many other wrestling stars from the 80s & 90s. After 8 months of interviews, He devised as Kickstarter campaign for a man who could no longer work, by offering a wrestling memoir unlike any in the wrestling industry.
He is also anticipating his first work of fiction, TAG, due to be release late in 2015.
Kenny also writes for The Troy Record & The Saratogian.
When Kenny is not the DJ of a wedding in the Albany area, you can bet that wrestling persona “Kenny Casanova” continues to broadcast, ring announce, wrestle, & hype the audience in the squared-circle even today.
(Former wrestling superstar and announcer? Check out www.KennyCasanova.com for more wrestling career info.)