Gary is a graduate of Saugerties High School, New York (1971) and then the University of Alabama (1975) with a BA in Theater and a Minor in English Literature. Gary began his writing career with the UA student newspapers: The Crimson White and the Boll Weevil. He was a walk-on football player for Coach “Bear” Bryant’s 1972-3 Alabama Crimson Tide national championship contender, wearing #28 on a glorious afternoon against the Florida 'Gators. Gary was hired to model for art classes at the UA, and soon snagged by Atlanta Models and Talent. Hugh Hefner spotted one of Gary’s ads (1978) and signed him for Chicago-based Playboy Models. The Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, at the behest of Hefner, sent Gary to Spain/Mexico/Portugal/Greece (1980-84). From 1985-7, he did post graduate writing studies at New York University while modeling. He caught the eye of famed New York Literary Agent Bertha Klausner and was signed in 1991. Three years later, she sent Gary to India to pen the Kashmir Fear Trilogy for the Times of India, and most importantly, write a novel (MAD HORSES of Matheran). Gary has been married since 1998 to Indian-born artist Milly Pawar Richardson. In 2015, Gary rescued Natty, a darling female Pit Bull, from the streets of Dallas (where he currently lives).
Date of Birth: 12/2/1952
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish and bad Hinglish.
DETAILS: Height…6’2,” 215 “Gym-Toned” Pounds, Blond Hair, Blue Eyes.
Photos Number One - Three: My mother. (RIP, Mom.)
Photo Four: Acceptance Letter from iconic New York Literary Agent BERTHA KLAUSNER
Photo Five: Easter...1954 (with older brother Frank)
Photo Six: Gary's school photo from 1959 when he was 7-years-young.
Photo Seven: Gary playing wide receiver for the national champion contender Alabama Crimson Tide 1972-3.
Photo Eight: Gary's senior photo for graduation from University of Alabama 1975.
Photo Nine: Chicago Marathon '78
Photo Ten: My Father's Mother...Charlotta on her 90th birthday. (RIP, Grandma)
Photo Eleven: My father and I at Yankee Stadium in '93. (RIP, Dad)
Photo Twelve: My football coach (1972-3) at the University of Alabama, the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant
Photo Thirteen: Hugh Hefner, my Playboy Models agent and mentor.
Photo Fourteen: Alyque Padamsee, my theater mentor and partner with the MAD HORSES Theater Troupe
Photo Fifteen: Harkin Chatlani (with wife Pinky), my friend and CEO of India Book Distributors
Photo Sixteen: Milly Richardson at the opening of her 2010 critically-acclaimed art exhibit at the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
Photo Seventeen: Gary and his female pit bull -rescued from the streets of Dallas in 2016- swimming.
Photo Eighteen: With my two life-long best friends Alek Marko (middle) and Dr. Dave Smith (also an ace photographer). Alek and I were known as the "Dynamic Duo" by photographers in Mexico City, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and Athens when we modeled there from 1981-84.
Photo Nineteen: With First Lady Laura Bush discussing their efforts to save the Monarch Butterflies
Photo Twenty: President Bush -not a fan of his politics, but it's not every day you get to click with the President.
Photo Twenty One: With animal-lover and Grand Sarovar Hotel manager Ajoy Balkrishna, planning another night of theater with the MAD HORSES Theater Troupe.
Photo Twenty Two: 1979 sailing in the Chesapeake Bay with brother Frank (RIP) and his wife Joan.
Photo Twenty Three - Five: KASHMIR FEAR TRILOGY (Times of India '94)
Photo Twenty Six: It's been six decades on five continents of fun and entertainment...lots more to come.