Crazy Legs Conti was born in Boston, played high school basketball for Belmont High School and then sat on the bench for three sports at Johns Hopkins University, where he also majored in Writing Seminars and minored in Film Studies.
He moved to New York City and worked in the independent film industry for The Shooting Gallery, working with directors like Billy Bob Thornton, Al Pacino, and Morgan Spurlock. He left film producing to focus on his creative endeavors in writing, TV, and film.
He has written spec scripts for “Seinfeld”, “The Simpsons”, and “30 Rock.” He also has written an original series titled, “The Strip Club Grind” based on his eight years as a beverage manager of two high end strip clubs. He has written four screenplays in different genres including a script about the only man to escape from Attica prison and an adaption of a Ken Kesey and Ken Babbs novel about the 1901 Pendleton, Oregon Rodeo. With Chris Kenneally, he created the short series, “Base Camp” about two slacker mountain climbers who never ascend the peak. Eight episodes of the series were shot, produced, and screened.
Crazy Legs has written and directed three short films – “Tiddlywink” “SOULFINGER vs GOLDFINGER” and “Heimlich” – all the films have screened at major festivals and “SOULFINGER vs GOLDFINGER” won the Boston Underground Festival and the Verona Film Festival.
Crazy Legs co-authored his good friend, James Mastrangelo’s autobiography: “Little Man, Thinking Big”
Drinking While Writing While Writing While Drinking
All proceeds benefit The Little People of America.
Some of Crazy Legs’ voluminous competitive eating writing can be found at The Huffington Post.
The book: “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Eater: A Competitive Eater’s Diary“
Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/