Mr. Vigus has worked in independent films, television, music videos, theatre and television commercials as a Production Designer, Art Director, Prop Master, Set Designer, Decorator, Dresser and Builder. He has also been an Actor in Film, Television and on Stage, as well as a Casting Director, a Teacher of Acting and Improvisation, and an Acting Coach for celebrities, athletes and young performers.
Before attending Carnegie Mellon University and The American Academy of Dramatic Art, Larry studied ballet and modern dance, and worked onstage with such professionals as Dick Van Dyke, Edgar Bergen, Paul Lynde, Robert Preston, Dick Shawn, Debbie Reynolds and Chita Rivera. After dozens of roles in summer stock and regional theatre he began working in production for the studios in Hollywood while pursuing his acting career.
Mr Vigus worked for television shows such as: “All In The Family,” “One Day At A Time,” “Days Of Our Lives,” “Van Dyke and Company,” “The Golden Globe Awards Show,” “The Sonny and Cher Show,” “Archie Bunker’s Place” and many others. Larry built sets and worked as a prop master for music videos and stage shows including: Alice Cooper’s “Welcome to My Nightmare,” Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up,” “Party Man” by Prince, and many others including the long form videos for “Too Legit to Quit” and “The Addams Groove” by M.C. Hammer, “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814,” and the most expensive music video ever made: Madonna’s “Express Yourself.”
While In Hollywood, Larry founded LA ARTS Repertory Theatre with the late Broadway and Film actor/director John Megna. He is an original member of The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and studied improvisation with Second City and the Groundlings.
Larry was awarded the Fourth Annual New Hampshire Theatre Award for “Best Professional Actor in a Drama” for his role as Ed Banner in the Gamaliel Theatre Company production of “The Car.”