This Happy Pirate and father of six has been sailing the seven seas and entertaining children and families for over 20 years.
Some of Gary’s hobbies include writing songs for kids, hanging out on the deck, fishing, and believe it or not, playing with toys including his all-time favorite, Mr. Potato Head (pirate edition, of course.). He also enjoys watching movies and TV while munching on popcorn or Szechuan chicken . His favorite movies are the Pirates of the Caribbean series, his favorite TV show is Sponge Bob Square Pants. Gary has a pet fish named Sebastian and his favorite color is Red!
Gary is a two-time Parents’ Choice Award winning singer-songwriter and the star of the New York State EMMY award-winning television series The Adventures of Gary the Happy Pirate. His travels have taken him to perform at national landmarks like the White House, Saint Jude’s Hospital, and the Mall of America to name a few.
Instead of swabbing decks and hoisting sails like other pirates, in 1995 he founded an organization called The Pirate Toy Fund which has given over 100,000 toys to children in need.
In fall of 2010, Gary docked his ship at WARM 101.3 to host Saturday Morning Car Tunes. Along with playing songs for their mateys, Gary brings his own brand of kid-like humor by sharing silly jokes and snack recipes from the galley. You scallywags might even learn something! Set sail for a fun adventure every Saturday morning from 8:00-10:00am on WARM 101.3. Argh!