Anthony T. Solano was born in Willimantic, Connecticut. Anthony is a strong family man who loves spending time laughing and reminiscing about his childhood. He participated in several sports during his youth years leading him to pursue college as a multi-sport athlete (Football,Track&Field) passing up football scholarships from distant colleges in order to stay near family and attend Springfield College; where he played football and studied Youth Development, completing his B.S. in 2009. Completing his degree in 2.5 short years. Anthony got his start in the entertainment industry, from all things, joking around. Typical Anthony. Early 2010 a friend was promoting a fashion show so Anthony volunteered to model. After all, collegiate football was over, so he decided to try his hand...and body in modeling. The joke turned quite serious. Shortly thereafter, his first film role in, "Your Girl...is Mine" was landed. Anthony continued to freelance as a model/actor while working as a special needs teacher and studying business MBA (2012). His passion for acting led him to putting in a 2 weeks notice as an alternative school counselor, buying a ticket to Europe (for siesta) and selling his car to move to the Big Apple. Here he played Tony the Tiger in Midcity Productions' Riff Raff with fellow Shakespeare Forum producer David Stishan and director Sybille Bruun, as well as starring in many commercials.