With so much drama in the LBC, it was kinda hard growing up LAW…
OK, so it doesn't rhyme, but it IS true.
Born just outside of the Bay Area, but raised in the famous (and infamous) Long Beach section of Southern California, Law grew up with - and was a contemporary of - the young men who would one day be known worldwide as Snoop Dogg (nee Snoop Lion), Warren G, and Nate Dogg - along with future groundbreaking producer Keith Clizark (Doggystyle).
Law was bitten by the performing bug early when, at the age of 5, he first commanded attention with his singing in church. At the age of 8 he took up the violin, only to switch to cello upon realizing there were too many violinists in class. But, raised on a foundation of faith and family, even while learning to play music, Law stayed true to his spiritual singing roots; and at the age of 14, earned a spot singing with the renowned Solid Rock Community Choir of Long Beach.
However, his path was forever altered when, to escape the drugs and gangs that were rapidly taking over the Long Beach and Compton areas of LA County (which were gaining national notoriety for all the wrong reasons), Law found himself in Seattle for those key, formative years of high school.
After some years dabbling in stand-up comedy…which he claims to not want to talk about, but actually will, at least until making sure you know he was part of the first wave of comedians to appear on Comedy Central's "Stand Up Stand Up"…Law rediscovered his interest in all things music when, while serving as a medic in the US Army, he bought an electric guitar from a departing soldier for $35.
Instantly music became more than a hobby, more than a profession, more than a passion. Law lived music, mastering many instruments, writing, producing and performing any genre, any style, for every audience, and always with the belief that he can do better and give more.
If you're still reading, here's the part where you're supposed to be even more impressed, as you will discover Law has:
performed and/or opened for and/or with (or just standing while standing very close to): TIFFANY, Christopher Williams, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Rev. Horton Heat, Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Chris Slade (AC/DC-Thunderstruck), guitarist Mitch Perry, Ricky Rouse, Wans (Macklemore), Michael Wastman (the Voice alum),Dazz Band, KC & the Sunshine band, (late)Rev. James Cleveland.
You will also marvel at the fact that, as an actor, Law's TV and Film credits include Malibu's Most Wanted, Allie McBeal, Just Shoot Me, Will & Grace, NYPD Blue.
And if that doesn't win you over, then you should know that as a hired actor/performer/producer/writer/vocalist/instrumentalist and voice-over artist, Law's clients include the Susan G Komen Foundation, Southwest Airlines, Cirque du Soleil, American Airlines, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Dallas Cowboys, Texaco, Make-a-Wish Foundation, MDA, Boys & Girls Club of Seattle, Goodwill of North Texas, and is currently the voice of Logan's Roadhouse. (courtesy of Robert Raymond)