Spike has performed improv on and off since the fourth grade. His early work included some really great scenes set at Disneyland. More recently, he performed with Combo Za and the Department of Homeland Security at Williams College. Most recently, he has studied at the UCB Theatre with such awesome teachers as Anthony King, Chris Gethard, Peter Gwinn, Billy Merrit, and Christina Gausas among others. He is so excited to be playing with Raynard. Finally, to answer your question, his mom gave him the nickname Spike when he was born, and no, he did not give it to himself because of a lifelong obsession with Spike Lee's gritty take on urban life in America. Honest.