CRISCO JANDA --- ACTOR - DRUMMER - PERCUSSIONIST
Crisco was born and raised in Tiburon, California. He has been an active member of The Screen Actor's Guild since 1989.
His film credits include: Blood In-Blood Out, Getting Even With Dad, So I Married An Ax Murderer, American Grafitti, MILK, and La Mission. He has done many commercials, including: Milk Advisory Board, KTVU News and Weather, Tombstone Pizza and Pacific Bell Yellow Pages. He had a recurring role on the series Jesse Hawkes and Nash Bridges, as well as doing an HBO Special called NEED. Crisco has done several documentaries including: "Helmet Run" Anti-Helmet Law Benefit, Ladies Who Ride Harleys, and Dade County.
As a musician, Crisco has often been called "the hardest workin' drummer in the North Bay". His tireless dedication and exceptional versatility make him highly sought after in many music genres. He registered as both a performer and songwriter with ASCAP in 2000.
His recording credits include: Terry & The Pirates, Ed Earley Band, Sky Saxon & The Seeds, Pete Sears, The Soup, Mt. Tam Blues, Matzaballz, RUCKUS, Mountaindawg, Mark Williams and Bo Gypsy.
He has performed with many talented artists including: Dale Pryor & Hayfever, Slick Aguilar from The Starship, Randy Forrester from Eddie Money, Elvin Bishop, Jimmie Mamou, Richie Barron, Greg Douglass, Joe Louis Walker, Freddy Roulette, Rob Robinson, Eugene & The Bluejeans, Alligator & The Bayou Boogie Band, Buckaroo Bonet, The Skallywags, The Buddy Owen Band, Sweetiepie & The Doughboys and many more...
Currently Crisco is working with 6 bands in Northern California, as well as pursuing his acting career. He lives in the North Bay with his wife/manager/agent Lori, is the proud father of 3 adult children and grandfather of one granddaughter so far... in his spare time, when he has any, he enjoys baseball, billiards and anything else he can hit with a stick. His name and biography can also be found in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in The World.