23-Employment Resume


120 4th St #2927, Petaluma CA 94953-2927



I am seeking employment that allows me to work with and serve other people.

I have been self-employed for 40 years as a professional entertainer, I spent 25 years in radio and television broadcasting and as a commercial and film actor, I spent 12 years as a tour guide and still maintain a Class B commercial driver’s license with unlimited passenger endorsement, SPAB certification, and a current medical certificate, and I worked as a FedEx Home & Ground package delivery driver on and off from 2010 to 2017.



Santa Rosa Junior College; Santa Rosa, CA-Broadcast Journ., AA Degree: 1/84

Sonoma State University; Rohnert Park, CA-History, Political Science, Spanish

Casa Grande H.S.; Petaluma, CA-Student Gov., Morning Anncr, Football Anncr

St. John’s Epis. Prep. School; Guam-Nwsppr Editor, S.C. Pres., Salutatorian





Christopher & Co. Celebrity Impersonations at www.HireAStar.net; 1975-NOW

As a self-employed professional entertainer, my career has entailed four distinct activity components:


1) ENTERTAINER: I worked as a self-taught improv and stand-up comic, puppeteer, clown, ventriloquist, celebrity impersonator, emcee, and stiltwalker;

2) SELF-EMPLOYMENT: entailed four decades of doing my own sales, bookkeeping, and marketing (including concept, layout, copywriting, photography, typesetting, print buying, and copying of all printed materials; I also serve as my own webmaster);

3) INVENTORY/ACQUISITIONS: I researched, sought, purchased, and maintained an extensive inventory of costuming, accessories, props, AV equipment, printed materials, signage, staging equipment, and vehicles;

4) LOGISTICS: I prepped and loaded all of my costuming and equipment into my vehicles and/or for shipping, mapped my booking locations, and traveled to my performances throughout 14 states by automobile, plane, bus, and train.


B) BROADCASTER, ACTOR, MODEL; locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally; 1978-NOW



-KRCB 91.1FM – talk show host – 2002-2003
-KXFX 101.7FM – contract commercial writer, producer, talent – 1997
-KMGG 97.7FM – air personality/com. writer, producer, talent – 1996
-Q105 104.9FM – staff announcer/com. writer, producer, talent – 1996
-KTOB 1490AM – morning drive/com. writer, prod., talent – 1993-1995
-KZST 100.1FM – contract com. writer, producer, talent – 1981-1997
-KPLS 1150AM – contract com. writer, producer, talent – 1987
-KREO 92.9FM – staff announcer/com. writer, prod., talent – 1985-1987
-KSRO 1350AM  – air pers./com. writer, prod, talent, sales – 1981-1987
-KTOB 1490AM – air personality/com. writer, prod., talent – 1978-1982



-The Reality Show; MTV; interviewed as a culture commentator; 2003
-IT$ GOOD TO BE __; E!; re performance at Cox/Arquette wedding; 2003
-NASH BRIDGES; #97 “Hard Cell” – speaking role: “Ralph”; 04/07/00
-Roy Rogers Family Rest.; nat. com.; principal: “our man in SF”; 1992
-Aerial Communications; international commercial; principal; early 1990s
-MCI Personal 800 Service; nat. com.; principal: husb/father; 10/09/90
-Pontiac minivans; national com.; principal: husband/father; late 1980s
-KRCB-TV22 – public broadcasting pledge drive host – 1986
-Contract actor: PostNewsweek, Storer, Viacom, & TCI – late 1980s-90s
-KFTY TV50 Santa Rosa – local TV – remote broadcast host- late 1980s-90s
-Studio KAFE Santa Rosa – local TV – “On The Air” var. show- late 1980s
-VIACOM TV Santa Rosa – local TV – numerous com. roles – late 1980s-90s
-KFTY TV50 Santa Rosa – local TV – numerous com. roles – 1981-1993



-Bank of America – husband/father – (internal) – late 1980s
-Viacom Cablevision – cable TV salesman – Robert Tat Prod. – late 1980s
-Del Monte – food salesman – Design Media – late 1980s
-Bank of America – entrepreneur – (internal) – late 1980s



-Pursuit of Happyness (2005): businessman
-Valley of the Heart’s Desire (2005): thug
-Memoirs of a Geisha (2005): vendor
-Carrier (2004): Don Juan teacher “Phil”
-Twisted (2004): police detective
-Angels in the Outfield (1994): entertainer
-Mrs Doubtfire (1993): pet owner
-Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (1993): cop



-Martha Stewart LIVING, Mar 2006, P.54 (www.USPS.com/SmartBusiness)
-Charles Schwab – the “caring banker” – www.Impact.Schwab.com – 2001
-Blue Shield – airline pass. – P.B6A Wall Street Journal – 08/08/94
-Dan Hamburg for Congress; husband/father; mailer; 06/94
-Macy’s – father – full page photo in Image Magazine – 06/21/92
-U.S. Sprint; construction supervisor; 05/26/88



I have been employed part-time and/or worked on assignment and/or volunteered as a reporter, photographer, feature writer, and/or columnist for the following publications: Petaluma Argus Courier, Sonoma Business Magazine, Petaluma Post, The Slant, We The People, and The East Bay Alternative.  I am also a screenwriter and author, and have published two paperback books:

-ORIG. SPEC SCREENPLAY: www.HellinHeavenTheScreenplay.com; 11/2010
-PROFESSIONAL MEMOIR: www.PretendingToMakeALiving.com; 06/2013


D) TOUR GUIDE and DRIVER; SF Bay Area and Yosemite; 2001-2013

I have driven sedan, stretch limousine, limobus, minibus, executive coach, motorized cable car, and amphibious duck tours of: Yosemite, Muir Woods, San Francisco, and the Wine Country, including Napa, Sonoma, The Russian River, and Healdsburg’s Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys.

I hold a Class B driver’s license with an unrestricted Passenger Endorsement and a SPAB Certificate (School Pupil Activity Bus), and have driven tours for:

1) IncAdventures.com; 2004; SF; wine tours, Muir Woods, Yosemite (14p vans);
2) Extranomical.com; 2005; SF; wine tours, Muir Woods, Yosemite (14p vans);
3) PlatypusTours.com; 2005-2007; Napa; (20p minibus, 13p limobusses);
4) WestCoachLimo.com; 2006; Santa Rosa; wine tours (20p luxury limobus);
5) SanFranciscoKOA.com; 2007-2008; Petaluma;  SF tours (22p minibus);
6) ClassicCableCar.com; 2007-2010; SF; history tours (28p mtrzd Cable Cars);
7) RideTheDucks.com; 2007-2010; SF; history tours (37p amphibious DUKW).


E) FedEx PACKAGE DELIVERY DRIVER; Sonoma County; 2010-2017

In 2010, after I wrote and published my first book, I gained weight and wanted to get back into shape, so I began working as a package delivery driver for FedEx Ground and Home, and delivered in Healdsburg full-time since completing my second book in 2013.

I made deliveries to and scheduled pickups from homes and businesses.  Daily work activity included scanning, loading, and sorting 80-160 packages each day weighing from a few ounces to 150 pounds each, climbing stairs, and calling customers to make arrangements for required signatures and/or difficult deliveries.  In addition to using the scanner, routing deliveries, and daily paperwork, I fueled the vehicle and completed a daily DOT safety inspection.


(listed by the year each endeavor began; many concurrent)

1970-puppeteer, magician, ventriloquist
1972-stageplay director
1973-stand-up improv comic
1975-prof. entertainer, puppeteer, clown, improv/stand-up comic, stiltwalker
1976-bank supply and mail clerk
1976-school newspaper editor and columnist
1978-radio engineer; news writer and anchor; announcer; advertising account executive, commercial writer, producer, announcer, and voice actor; public service director
1978-restaurant busboy
1979-restaurant cashier
1980-CA Employment Development Dept youth employment recruiter
1981-actor/model in commercials & features in print, TV, and film
1981-shoe salesman
1982-retail automotive clerk
1983-retail sporting goods clerk
1984-retail men’s clothing department manager
1988-freelance writer, investigative journalist, newspaper columnist
1989-homeowners’ association president
1989-chamber of commerce committee chair
1989-international athletic championship board member
1989-creator, editor, columnist of monthly magazine
1990-political campaign consultant and writer
1998-hiking club founder, guide, webmaster, e-zine editor, writer, columnist
2000-cultural commentator
2001-attraction barker
2001-executive chauffeur and wine tour guide
2001-medical research study recruiter
2002-car salesman
2003-product demonstrator
2004-tour bus driver and guide
2010-package delivery driver

120 4th St #2927, Petaluma CA 94953-2927

Christopher Linnell | Create Your Badge

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