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 record one side of an interview on cassette tape, and then play the tape into a second recorder while "answering" his own questions. Yes, he was very bored as a kid.
While away at college, Damian co-created and served as Executive Producer of a student-run production company called Test Pattern, covering news-worthy 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 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 cemented his place in broadcast media. In an homage to Damian’s long-standing fandom of pro sports, he joined 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.
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.
Damian was then scooped up by PHL17 Television 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.
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, including the SILVER TELLY, for his wedding introduction video. Damian has 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 hosts Mike Gill and Pete Thompson.
Damian has currently been busy in the film 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. Last year, Damian was featured in two upcoming short films, “Such a Deal”, produced by a fiercely talented team of female filmmakers and starring Ebony Obsidian from the hit BET program “Sistas”, and “Extra Toppings”, a comedy that explores a fictional underworld of pizza shops alongside Eve Lindley who stars in the AMC cable series “Dispatches From Elsewhere”. He more recently co-starred opposite Donnie Walhberg in an episode of the hit TV police drama "Blue Bloods" on CBS. This was followed by his being 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. Damian also signed with Manhattan Mini Storage to portray their first-ever signature spokesperson, the “Storage Guru”, on dozens of 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 can also be found in the pandemic-placed feature film Out of Breath. He also recently booked co-starring roles in big-budget productions, including the feature film Rustin, premiering on Netflix, and the TV Series' A League of Their Own and Girls5Eva, set to air on Amazon Prime and Peacock, respectively. Most recently, he has kickstarted a weekly comedy news capsule entitled Hindsight Tonight. The three-minute featurette is written and hosted by Damian and airs every Sunday evening on YouTube, Vimeo, and is also carried by the DBA Television Network on Roku and other platforms. Damian has been nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award in the category of Writer, and has won both Davie and W3 Awards for his work on this production!
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