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Damian Muziani
Damian Muziani
Damian Muziani
Damian Muziani

Damian has been making films, writing, acting, performing, and reporting since around age 8 when, during a routine expedition in his home, he accidentally discovered that his family owned a Super-8 movie camera.  He began saving money to buy film stock and started “borrowing” the device along with his father’s cassette tape recorder to launch his filmmaking career, shooting epic action dramas that starred his stuffed animals and Lego people.  (This, of course, was in a pre-cellphone, pre-camcorder, pre-4K, pre-HD, and pre-VHS world.  And film editing was executed with scotch tape and a razor blade.)  He also did things like recording one side of an interview on cassette tape, and then playing the tape into a second recorder while "answering" his own questions.  Yes, he was very bored as a kid.



By the time Damian was goofing his way through high school, he had begun videotaping live people, handing in completed video productions on VHS in lieu of actual book reports and homework assignments.  His path as a filmmaker and reporter was now underway as Damian applied to and was accepted at William Paterson University, which at the time was the best media education facility that $2,250 per semester could buy.

While away at college, Damian co-created and served as Executive Producer of a student-run production company called Test Pattern, covering newsworthy events on campus which enriched his teamwork ethic and launched his broadcasting pursuits.  He also documented his daily life on videotape throughout his college career, setting the stage for reality-type entertainment that would take the country by storm in the next millennium.




After college, Damian took on stage acting and before long was landing leading roles in productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Over the River and Through the Woods, Rumors, The Odd Couple, Doubt, The House of Blue Leaves, Mr. Hart & Mr. Brown and Here on the Flight Path.  He was honored with a Perry Award nomination by the New Jersey Association of Community Theatres in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Lenny Ganz (Rumors) and won the Best Leading Actor award at Burlington County Footlighters as Pseudolus (...Forum).


But his lifelong affair with the camera continued to beckon Damian, and soon he complimented his stage work with commercial appearances and acting roles on TV and in films.  The short film “True Identity” (a.k.a. The Asylum), which Damian directed, won a “Best Of” award at the 48-Hour Film Project Festival in Philadelphia, and he augmented this work with on-camera primetime television appearances on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Average Joe 4, America’s Most Wanted, Saturday Night Live, Inside Edition, Anderson Cooper 360, ABC News Topline, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Let’s Ask America.  In an homage to Damian’s long-standing fandom of pro sports in Philadelphia, he was hired by the Philadelphia Flyers NHL Hockey Club for the 2007-2008 season as a web reporter, paving the way for him to expand his work resume and finally find his current niche as a television and radio broadcaster, host, and on-air reporter.  

Damian then added television reporting to his resume by signing with PHL17 in Philadelphia to host "Better Philly", a new daytime TV Talk Show.  During the well-received program's 3-year reign, Damian interviewed many celebrities including Shane Victorino and Charlie Manuel from the Philadelphia Phillies MLB club, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen, and famous chefs like Rich Landau from Vedge Restaurant, Bobby and Jamie Deen, and William Carroll.

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By 2010, Damian began to focus more on freelance reporting and video production and was awarded three Telly Awards for his live National Television appearances during election season, followed by another Telly Award win in 2012 for his interview with cancer-stricken guitarist Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, and then two more in 2013.  Damian also hosted and emceed various charity fundraising events including the All Hands Working Winter Classic Hockey Game for the Leary Firefighter Foundation, Don’t Bully Us Rescue, The Grand Theatre’s annual 5K run, and Philadelphia Art-Reach, to benefit those whose afflictions deprive them of artistic immersion.


Following his excursion into local television, Damian began an on-air Update Anchor career in Philadelphia at 97.5 FM The Fanatic in 2014.  He complimented his on-air reporting with professional video reporting of events involving the station.  He then took on a similar role for ESPN affiliate 97.3 FM in Atlantic City, NJ, while co-anchoring the popular daily segment “3 From the Guys” alongside host Mike Gill.

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In recent years, Damian has been busy in the film and TV acting world and also in print modeling.  He worked one-on-one in a scene with actor-comedian Kevin Hart in the feature film “The Upside” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017.  He followed this up with a co-starring role in the hit Showtime program “Billions” alongside David Costabile and Asia Kate Dillon.  In 2018 he pushed his acting boundaries by shooting two short films simultaneously over a long weekend.  In the daylight hours, he played the role of Pierre in the award-winning short “Such a Deal”, produced by a fiercely talented team of female filmmakers and starring Ebony Obsidian from the hit BET program “Sistas”.  After sunset, he would drive upstate to play the part of Tony P., a mafioso Pizza shop owner in the short film “Extra Toppings”, alongside Eve Lindley who starred in the AMC cable series “Dispatches From Elsewhere”.  He more recently co-starred opposite Donnie Wahlberg in an episode of the hit TV police drama "Blue Bloods" on CBS.  He was then cast in a two-episode multi-role arrangement with MTV Networks’ breakout hit “Revenge Prank with Pauly D and Vinny”.  He played both a Russian gangster and a Southern-accented used car salesman. While all of this was taking place at street level, Damian also signed with Manhattan Mini Storage to portray their first-ever signature spokesperson, the “Storage Guru”, on dozens of giant billboards and social media displays, all in the largest city in America, NYC!

Returning to National Television, Damian Muziani played a stunned security guard who waives at disembodied sports apparel as they drive by in a delivery truck for a Dick’s Sporting Goods commercial that aired across the country over 500 times during the 2020-2021 holiday season.  He then co-starred in the pandemic-placed feature film Out of Breath.  He then worked opposite Coleman Domingo in the period film Rustin, slated for release on Netflix in November of 2023.  Damian followed these films with a return to television, taking on co-starring roles in both A League of Their Own and Girls5Eva, airing on Amazon Prime and Peacock, respectively.  In 2023, Damian also played a key role in the series finale of the Amazon Prime hit The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel alongside Emmy-Award winner Alex Borstein.  Damian somehow found time to produce a three-minute mini-doc to commemorate the world premiere of the film Dio: Dreamers Never Die, at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.  He appeared in the movie conducting the last-ever post-concert interview with legendary singer Ronnie James Dio and was awarded two BRONZE Telly Awards for his efforts. 


Perhaps most impressively, Damian created a weekly comedy news capsule during the global pandemic of 2020 entitled Hindsight Tonight.  The three-minute featurette is written and hosted by Damian and airs every Sunday evening on YouTube, Vimeo, DBTV, Red Coral Universe, and other platforms.  Damian's writing for Hindsight Tonight was rewarded with a Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award nomination and the show has won back-to-back GOLD Telly Awards for Best Online Series in 2022 and 2023.  Hindsight has also won multiple SILVER Telly Awards as well as W3, Davey, Communicator, and Viddy Awards. 

More recently, Damian appears in a string of commercials for Paycom as Dale, an office cube worker.  The first of these spots has over 20 million views on YouTube as of 2023.  He followed this up with commercial appearances for Caesar's Atlantic City and Wawa Food Market.  He also plays a terrified taxi driver in the new Ghostbusters movie sequel titled Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, slated for release on Easter, 2024.

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2010 - present
2010 - present
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