Earlier we posted up photos, videos, links, and more for the seven women contestants on ABC’s new reality competition The Glass House premiering tonight at 10/9c, and now it’s time for the men! So, without further ado, here are the seven guys competing to win $250,000 by courting your votes on the first season of The Glass House (click on their images for a full-page view):
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Occupation: Bail Bondsman
Special Talent: Free-Style Rapping
Number of Facebook Friends: ~2600
Motto: Go big or go home
My name is “Prime Time 99” (Alex), and I am on the grind all the time, baby. I am a 25 year old Bail Bondsman from Dallas, Texas that loves to eat steak and shrimp on a daily basis. I live my life one day at time and the most joy I get out of it is making other people laugh. I have always been the class clown and I have never been afraid of the spotlight. I am excited to compete in “The Glass House” because I have been a top level competitor my entire life. I was captain of my High School football team, where I wore the number 99 loud and proud on my chest. I still carry the nickname with me today. I’m the “99man” and I’ll always blow your mind, man. I have never or will never be afraid of anything on this planet because I live my life without fear. I am a true patriot that loves America more than anything, I am also a lifelong Texan that graduated college from Louisiana State University down in the Bayou of Baton Rouge, so when you’re watching 99 do his “thang,” be prepared to get some South in yo Mouth, baby, because I am putting the South on my back and taking us all the way to the championship game. I may be young but I have experienced a lot of trials and tribulations in my life, which has made me the man I am today. While I am in the house I promise you I will be the life of the party because that’s the only way I know how to live my life. Life has given me so many lemons so I know how to make some delicious lemonade. If at first I rub you the wrong way just give me chance to show you how kind of a person I really am. I was raised by a single dad so my father is the most important person in my life; he is also my best friend in the entire world. Now my mom is an angel but she is also the one who taught me how to be the life of the party. I wear my heart on my sleeve and there is nothing more on this planet that I want than to make you happy. Whatever I have to do please America, I will gladly do with a huge smile on my face. I’m very sympathetic for my competitors because I am a fine oiled machine that can’t be stopped by anyone or anything. So America, sit back and relax while Prime Time 99 entertains you to your full potential. Trust me you don’t want to miss what I’m about to do in “The Glass House,” baby.
Alex’s bio from RawArtists.org:
Comedian Alex Stein can be described in two words: Steak and Shrimp. With his commanding stature and big personality, Alex is a jumbo shrimp. His sweet southern charm and smooth delivery are reminiscent of a rib eye steak, medium rare. This unique combination of style and personality have been a well received breath of fresh air to the Los Angeles comedy scene. Originally from Dallas, TX, Alex moved to Los Angeles after winning a campus wide comedy competition at LSU. From the minute he took the stage in front of over 1,000 people and was named LSU’s funniest man, he knew comedy was for him. After graduating from LSU, 99 decided it was time to follow his dreams and make something happen. Since being in LA Alex has worked his way up quickly, performing at the Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, the Improv, Flappers, and most recently being featured as the headlining comic for the Los Angeles Raw Artists Showcase. His quick wit, unique writing, and original form of delivery have made him a crowd favorite. With Alex Stein, no topic is safe or to taboo. From the first joke to the last, audiences are consistently on the edge of their seats waiting to hear what will come out of his mouth next. Alex may shock you, but he’ll shock you with a smile.
The Glass House Alex Stein’s Twitter: @TGHAlex
The Glass House Alex Stein’s Facebook: N/A
Alex Stein’s YouTube account: primetimestein99
Alex Stein’s The Glass House profile video from ABC:
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Special Talent: Poetry
Number of Facebook Friends: ~5000
Motto: One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.
My name is Apollo. This summer, I have an opportunity to make a dream come true, but not without YOUR support, which is why I’m calling out to all of you to join my team, as we rise to the top! (cue Rocky theme song) A little background on me: I was raised on the East Coast and now live in the Southwest. I have had many challenges in my life, including being homeless and getting robbed at gun-point, but I always pushed forward regardless. I used my experiences as an opportunity to transform myself, rather than become a victim of my circumstances. In 2009, I overcame my fears and moved into my van to travel around America for six months. During this life-changing trip, I went to over 40 states and got to experience the diversity and culture of this country. I volunteered at homeless shelters, high schools, nursing homes, and everywhere I could. My mission was to spread positivity, to inspire and uplift people, and to promote the arts. I documented my journey in a book I wrote. Do I still have fears? We all do! The goal isn’t to be perfect. The goal is to push through as much as we can and constantly grow and expand. Even though I have gone through a lot of tragedies, experienced loss, and suffered from countless health issues, I never used those things as EXCUSES. I chose to not allow my circumstances to be a crutch for my aspirations. Everything is a choice! My philosophy on life is to live it as passionately as possible. For that reason, I became obsessed with learning. So people get a little surprised when they find out that I’m an author, poet, photographer, poker player, magazine columnist, magician, rapper, certified life coach, activist, public speaker, entrepreneur and film-maker! Sound a little too ambitious? Well, I believe “over-achiever” is a term that under-achievers made up to feel better about themselves. Our time on this planet is so short, so why waste it with the mundane? I want to inspire people to shake things up! Break through their fears! I am still working on breaking through my own and sometimes in life, you just have to take a chance and have faith. My goal for the show is to be myself, have fun, and be in the moment. I believe there is an equation for success, and I will not stop until I find it! The fact that you are reading this right now means that our paths were destined to cross and we are now connected on this great journey that lies ahead. And with that said, let’s go kick some Glass House butt, shall we?
Resume bullet points from his website:
• Featured on MTV’S True Life
• Performed on Showtime at Apollo
• Featured in Vibe Magazine
• Performed at the Billboard Awards
• Appeared on ABC
• Opening act on the Pussycat Dolls & Pitbull Tours
• Sponsored member of the RAP OLYMPICS team
• Source Magazine’s “Unsigned Hype” Champion
• Power 92.3s’ Hall of Fame
• Performed at Madison Square Garden and the America West Arena
• Featured on the Sway & Tech Wake Up Show twice
• Winner of the Presidential “Point of Light” Award
• The # 1 voted hip hop artist in the country in MTV2.COM’s On The Rise Contest
The Glass House Apollo Poetry’s Twitter: @TGHApollo
The Glass House Apollo Poetry’s Facebook: facebook.com/apolloglasshouse
Apollo Poetry’s personal Twitter account (disabled): @ApolloPoetry
Apollo Poetry’s website: ApolloPoetry.com
Apollo’s Reverb Nation profile: reverbnation.com/apollopoetry
Apollo’s album Spiritual Hiphop Poetry on amazon.com
Apollo Poetry’s The Glass House profile video from ABC:
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Special Talent: Wake Boarding
Number of Facebook Friends: ~1700
Motto: Only the dash matters.
“Hollywood”, a nickname synonymous with Gene. With his charismatic appeal, dramatic presence, and chameleon like ability, Gene’s poised to impact the nations. This single, tall (6’7”), dark, and handsome young man is a force all his own. As a Stuntman, Wrestler, Professional Driver, Bodyguard, Director, Social Event Sponsor/Promoter and more, Gene wears many hats. He’s an ambitious force that sees anything he attempts become immensely successful without breaking a sweat. One of Gene’s most memorable moments was a towering “dunk” that shocked the crowd and shattered a backboard – gifting him with a few scars and a story! Paintball, basketball, football, snowboarding, roller coasters, collecting Star Wars memorabilia and, of course, his trademark-hats tell the story of Gene! With a personal mandate to enjoy New Life, Gene surrounds himself with positive people and is always ready for a good time, believing laughter is “good for the soul.” This gregarious and fun-loving guy makes sure that there is plenty to go around with a contagious and hilarious blend of knowledge, loving sarcasm, and a razor-sharp quick wit. Gene is a quiet storm with a ROCKSTAR mentality so watch out! Proudly, Gene has always been 100% drug free. Gene has several goals: to be the greatest stunt actor to ever live, to direct national and international hit stage plays and feature films, and open an international chain of faith-based social clubs. Internally, Gene’s upbringing and foundation keeps him firmly rooted. God, a great mother, a close-knit cadre of friends, and a never-ending quest for life affirming opportunities keeps him moving. He remembers jumping over a railing some 35 stories in the air to help free himself and his trapped friends from a rooftop stairwell. Gene’s mother, a strong and driven single parent, nurtured and encouraged her only child. He credits his good friend Joe Williams for motivating him to become a professional stuntman. After an unexpected death of a dear friend, “Rice”, he committed to making everyday EPIC because “it’s not about how long or short your life is, but what you do with the dash in the middle that counts,” Gene says. Gene strives everyday to do his best and focus on what’s right. An avid thrill seeker, Gene is undoubtedly one of the most adventurous and motivated individuals to hail from Chicago. This is shaping up to be a spectacular life for this twenty-something on the national and international stage.
The Glass House Gene’s Twitter account: @TGHGene
The Glass House Gene’s Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Glass-House-Gene-Fans/299215950170963
Gene’s The Glass House profile video from ABC:
Hometown: Coos Bay, OR
Special Talent: Dredging for gold
Number of Facebook Friends: ~2600
Motto: Do more for others than you do for yourself.
Hello, everyone, my name is Jacob – and I’m 28 years old 6 feet 2 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes. I was born and raised in Coos Bay, OR, a little town with a few thousand people on the Oregon coast where I have spent my entire life up until 4 months ago when I moved to Hollywood, CA to pursue my dreams. I am extremely athletic and confidant I work out and run every day, I take great care of my body. I grew up playing every sport you can think of along with racing motorcycles and going hunting and fishing with my dad and friends all my life. One of my favorite hobbies is going Gold Mining on the Sixes River and I’m a huge gold and silver collector. I also love to go to the beach and go Metal Detecting. I’m a huge treasure hunter. I have a great family that I love with all my heart. I’m a very hard worker. I’ve done manual labor, everything from fishing on an 86 foot dragger boat, to logging in the woods, to working as a masonry packing cement blocks, to being a golf caddie and to being a head cook flipping hamburgers at my grandparents restaurant. I always knew and felt in my heart that I was meant to do more and big things, with my personality and strengths and will, there’s nobody out there that dreams bigger than me. The more I have to go through in life to get me what I want only adds to every attribute and makes me who I am. My motivation is wanting to succeed to be something in life. Being able to get and do what I want without worrying about money or how I’d be able to do it. Just to be able to one day afford to help little kids or someone other than myself. I’m very passionate about helping others, the biggest high I can ever get in life is when I see the look on someone’s face after you know you did something nice for them to make there day that’s what I want to do every day of my life when I make it big. I have a very special ability with helping people. To actually have enough to make a difference be it animals or little kids there’s too many starving and struggling to just want it all to myself. I’m a very generous person with a huge heart. It kills me to see someone in a worse situation than me and the best I can do is pocket change. I want to be able to change someone’s life as much as this could change mine. So America, I would love for you to keep me in the house and vote for me because I will always give you the best personality you have ever seen on TV every single episode you watch and I’ll do whatever it takes to keep you on my side. I will never be fake or someone I’m not, I will always give you the real me every single day. I promise you will love me.
The Glass House Jacob’s Twitter account: @TGHJacob
Jacob’s The Glass House profile video from ABC:
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Special Talent: Collecting kitsch
Number of Facebook Friends: ~1000
Motto: I don’t look at the glass to see if it’s half empty or half full. I ask, “Are there free refills?”
I had never been to New York City before moving here 9 years ago with my friends. My job as a paraeducator for people with disabilities in California ended due to budget cuts, and since I didn’t have the resources to finish college, I thought a creative adventure would be worthwhile. After many retail positions, writing classes, and temp assignments, I settled into being a very, very high powered… receptionist. I miss the days when I worked as a summer camp administrator and job coach for people with developmental disabilities, but I am a true believer of that tired, old saying “Everything happens for a reason.” My motivation in life right now is trying to define and discover the new American Dream. We have all been told it exists, but there are so many paths to choose from on the way to finding it. Perhaps this show is part of that journey. My humorous outlook on the world around us keeps me grounded and sane. My family of friends and I have fun hosting game nights, themed brunches, and silly hat parties. I am very passionate about LGBTQ civil rights and activism, Mexican food, and my sweet mother, who, as a cancer survivor, has taught me that the power of positivity conquers all.
Here’s Jeffrey’s professional information via Linked In:
• President’s Receptionist at Pratt Institute
• Summer Camp Director/Team Leader at Catholic Charities of Orange County
• Teaching Assistant at Orange County Department of Education
• Teaching Assistant at Fairview Developmental Center
• Orange Coast College
Jeffrey Marx’s The Glass House profile video from ABC:
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Occupation: Police Sergeant
Special Talent: Looking like Ryan Gosling
Number of Facebook Friends: ~300
Motto: Get busy living or get busy dying.
My name is Kevin and I am a 33 year old father of one from Toledo, Ohio. My daughter’s name is Samara and she is 15 years old. During the school year Samara lives with me full time which causes me to rely heavily on the assistance of my mom and sister, who fortunately live close. Samara and I live in a small suburb of Toledo called Walbridge, Ohio. I have lived in, or around Toledo my entire life. I am employed with the Toledo Police Department where I have worked for nearly 12 years. Six of those years were spent as a Detective with the Vice/Narcotics Unit, though I now work as a supervisor in Field Operations (patrol). Before becoming a police officer I worked as a pizza maker, shoe salesman, and even a 911 call taker. My work history has provided me with many unique and interesting experiences which I’m sure will come in handy while competing in “The Glass House.” In my spare time I attend classes at a local University and expect to have my degree in criminal justice sometime early next year. When I’m not pulling daddy duty, working, or going to school, I absolutely love to watch and play any and all sports. My favorite sport to watch is football and my favorite sport to play is softball. I consider myself a very competitive person who hates to lose. I also love to read and travel, though I don’t get to do either one nearly as much as I would like. I try to read at least one book a month but sometimes my schedule doesn’t allow it. My ultimate goals in life are to raise my daughter to be a good person and to continue to work hard serving the citizens of Toledo. I believe that you only get one life to live so you should always make each moment count. My absolute number one priority is to always have fun no matter what I’m doing. If you’re not having fun, what’s the point?
The Glass House Kevin’s Twitter account: @TGHKevin
The Glass House Kevin’s Facebook page: facebook.com/GlassHouseKevin
Police Sergeant Kevin Braun of The Glass House previously cleared for shooting suspect
Kevin Braun’s The Glass House profile video from ABC:
Hometown: Pembroke, MA
Occupation: Bar Mitzvah DJ – DJ Mike Love
Special Talent: Double-jointed fingers
Number of Facebook Friends: ~100
Motto: Always remember I’m unique, just like everyone else.
How do you squeeze 48 years into 500 words? Get to the point quickly! That’s what you can expect from me. That’s a Northeast attitude, we don’t beat around the bush. Let me explain, I come from a long line of Irish “geniuses” raised in Boston dating back to 1840. I’m not kidding, very important…Civil War Officers, Doctors, Professors and Business leaders, then there’s me…a Bar-Mitzvah DJ! (What happened? I’ll get to that in a moment). From my Great, Great Grandfather to my father, all of my ancestors shared the same philosophy. The key to their success was a simple formula….HARD WORK, look people in the eye, your word is your bond, discipline, and never ever forget where you came from. My father stressed these values to me growing up. I thought I knew better and rebelled against his advice. I decided life was too short to work hard, so I wanted to have fun! Sometimes too much fun (no convictions). I was the prince of high school parties and graduated to King of Campus in College where I created so much fun they asked me to leave. So what does an undisciplined know-it-all ask himself after the shame of flunking out?… How can I get PAID to party and have fun? The idea came to me — start a DJ business (That’s how you make lemonade from potatoes, kids.) I was the worst DJ for 2 years. Discouraged, beat down and losing clients, it appeared the party train was running off the rails. My dad offered advice again, but this time I was ready to listen. He said “if this is what you love doing… then be the best at it.” I knew entertaining people was what I loved, so I buckled down, worked hard and figured out how to get to the top. After 30 years I stand on top of Mitzvah Mountain. I have done this successfully for over 2000 families all over Boston. With the clarity of my dad’s advice, I wanted to push myself even further. For the last 15 years I’ve taken on many difficult challenges and have come out of every situation grateful for the experience. These challenges tested my intestinal fortitude in ways ranging from physical extremes to mental endurances. I learned discipline, self control and focus. Life was getting good; beautiful family, successful business and pursuing unique endeavors. I enter this competition for two reasons; win money for my children’s education and look at myself in the mirror and be proud of my children’s father!
Mike McCarthy’s The Glass House profile video from ABC: