Growing up in Stamford, CT, Joe Tyler Gold started his artistic career as a teenager performing over five hundred magic shows at kid's birthday parties. Excited to create magic that told stories, he developed an award-winning magic act with a sarcastic talking teddy bear where he sawed off the bear's arm while the bear screamed and fur went flying. It won him first place at magic camp, and he became known throughout the magic world as the kid with the talking, mutilated bear. Joe got a BFA in theater at the University of Michigan. (Go Blue!) After heading to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, Joe wrote, produced, and starred in two feature film comedies, Never Say Macbeth and Desperate Acts of Magic. Both films are fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and both got distribution deals. His second film, Desperate Acts of Magic, played theatrically in four cities and received rave reviews from The New York Times,Village Voice, and Variety. Now focused on writing comedy for television, his latest TV pilot, Out of The Stone Age, made the Top 75 of the Tracking Board Pilot Launch Contest (out of 2,500 scripts).