About me
I was born on February 14th, 1978 in Karlsruhe, Germany, as the only son of a german mother and an  italian father. Unfortunately I never learned the italian language, which I regret very much by now. From  my early childhood on, I discovered the love for music (see also "My Music"), for acting and other  artistic / creative areas. It was and is simply beautiful to entertain people. Again and again I played  theater at school or any other occasions when the opportunity arose. More on that later.  When my school career drew to a close, I was thinking about a professional training at the Baden  Drama School. But in time I realized, that such an education could be useful only in the first few  semesters, because you have to work towards the end of such a training exclusively for the theater and  even have to pay for that. Basic techniques, such as breathing, speaking, etc. seemed to be useful, but  I decided to follow my autodidaktic ability and learned the essence by myself. The rest brings practical  experience with it. And so it was that I chose to learn the profession of an energy electrician between  1997 and 2001. I never really liked this, but at least it used to be something.  I went through many different activities. From mover, electrician, tester, assembler, forklift driver/  logistician up to factory worker in several  industrial productions.  When I first turned to my creative side, I haven’t been thinking about using an artist name or a  pseudonym. Sometime in 1996, I had the ridiculous idea to call myself M. G. Goodmann, because some  people had problems with the spelling and pronunciation of my Italian last name. M.G. were my initials  (Marco Giuseppe) and Goodman resulted from my last name (Buono = Good; man with two "n"  because I am a man from Germany). I kept this name for some time and then changed it into Joe  Castello (that name had something). But after several people had advised me, that this name sounded  too much like some guy from the Mafia, I had to reconsider. Marc JAY was the result. Marc due to  Marco, merely without the "o" at the end. Jay because Giuseppe means Joseph in English and JAY is  the initial letter of Joseph. This went on until about 2004. Then I realized that it actually would be the  best for me to stand by my real name and so I am the one and only Marco Buono. Only sometimes,  when I do something special, so that not everyone should know that it is from me, then I go by another  name. Also GOODMANN was preserved and became GOODMANN ENTERTAINMENT as well as  GOODMANN RECORDS. But enough about the confusing name stuff.  Until present day I never gave up my passion for music and acting. Whenever I have time I indulging in  music or film. I also draw / paint every once in while or write stories / screenplays. I do nearly every  creative stuff, except dancing. This is something I really cannot do.  Now, what regards the acting, so I have to go back a little. As already mentioned I always took every  possibility that was offered to me. I often contributed in school projects and also plaayed otherwise  Theater. However, my biggest dream has always been to get into television. So I also took increasingly  part in auditions, what became indispensable, if you want to progress today. However, Casting Shows  suck!  In 2000 my wish came true finally. I was allowed to visit a German TV Talkshow. I was a guest at  "Andreas Tuerk" (unfortunately). More embarrassing than presentable was this appearance. But  obviously some editors of the Pay TV Station PREMIERE found that embarrassment amusing and  showed a small section at a show called ZAPPING.  Also in 2000, I got a weekend job as a host. I could drive through Germany and hosting different events  in many discotheques ("Pig Race" with little battery toy pigs on a long board; "Big Friends", a game  kinda like BIG BROTHER).  This used to be very funny, but did not last very long, since the payment was relatively low for the large  amount of work. In 2001 I was in the popular game show "RISIKO (RISK)" (ZDF) with Kai Böcking. The topic was  STEVEN SPIELBERG, whom I greatly admire. During the question and answer session I made so  much nonsense on purpose that another German Showmaster, Stefan Raab, presented a short clip of  this on his show TV Total. This brought me a mentioning of one of my quotes in the book  GENERATION DOOF by Anne Weiss and Stefan Bonner. On page 166 of this book one of my answers  from the RISIKO question and answer session is listed as one of the "stupidest answers from shows for  allegedly smart people". A dubious honor.  2002 after an open casting at Filmpool, I got a small role as an italian witness in "Richterin Barbara  Salesch (Judge Barbara Salesch)" on Sat.1. For the first time I played something serious.  In 2005, I was allowed to play again as an Italian in "K11 - Kommisssare im Einsatz (Commissioners On  Duty)", which was my longest role on television by far.  In 2009 I was involved in the shooting of the still in post-production feature film THE CRAZY WORLD  OF MOONSHINE CITY by German Filmmaker Matias Bleckman. There I could prove my skills as an  actor, assistant director and other functions during early production and preparation phase. Already in  2000 I was involved in another Bleckman cinema project as small cast performer and helper, but  unfortunately this has never been completed. I hope that at least THE CRAZY WORLD OF  MOONSHINE CITY will be completed in the near future. I also contributed a song called UNDER YOUR  SPELL to this film.  In the same year I also had a commitment as a dummy in a commercial for ERGO DIRECT  INSURANCES, where DJ Bobo played the leading character. The spot was produced especially for his  tour at this time and no other than Oscar Winner Pepe Danquart led the filming that day as director. It  has been a special honor to me to be there, even if you do not really recognize me in the final spot.   In 2010, I made a brief appearance as a candidate in LEAGUE OF BALLS, a new Saturday night show  at Pro 7. There I was allowed to occur at a shopping center in Nuremberg as part of a "Challenge" with  some Cheerleaders. Sounds easy, but I had to wear a Mankini (Borat costume) on the stage * arghhhh  *. Every now and then I joined various SWR shootings (Tatort, Bloch, The Fallers) as a dummy/extra.  I always like it to play a role in a film. Preferably in movies, but also in TV productions.  But I am also shooting movies by myself. First I “tasted blood” back in 1989, aged 11, on the occasion  of a holiday offer, which was initiated by the “Jubez” in Karlsruhe. Back then they shot on VHS tapes.  We made a charming little short film entitled "EINE UNMÖGLICHE SCHULKLASSE". Since that day I  fell in love with filmmaking. I increasingly borrowed the camera of my uncle and began to film various  stuff. Until I got my very own video 8 camcorder for my 16th birthday.  In the course of time several short films and music videos emerged.   In the 2000s my equipment has been expanded on two 3CCD camcorders (Canon XL1 and XM2). Also  sufficient necessary equipment (camera crane, steady systems, etc.) as well as props. Since 2012 I  shoot in HD with a smaller camcorder (Canon Legria HF M46) and the DSLR Canon Rebel t2i.  It is nice to be creative and produce something, that gives pleasure to so many people as possible.   This fills me with joy and gives my life a little more color.  I am confidently looking into the future with so many plans and ideas to realize.  Let’s see how far I can go...