Dwane Starlin
Dwane Starlin

INTRODUCING
DWANE STARLIN

Born and raised on the High Plains of Northeastern Colorado near the Nebraska panhandle, Dwane grew up on a wheat farm & cattle ranch. Early on, he developed a fascination for the past from his maternal grandmother, Ila Hannah, who was a one-room school teacher during most of the 1920 & 30s, as well as his mother, Mildred Starlin, who founded the Washington County Pioneer Museum.

He graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in International Affairs & from the University of Denver with a JD.

Through the years he has been a rancher/farmer, dry goods salesman, hotelier, advertising displayer, real estate broker, barkeeper/restaurant owner, petroleum landman, stock broker before settling down as a professional musician & actor along with a DC tour guide’s license here in DC. He thinks of himself as an Edutainer.

He relocated to the greater Washington-Baltimore region over 35 years ago; contracted “Potomac Fever,” where he remains today. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and the American Guild of Musical Artists as an EMC with AEA. He belongs to the Association of Oldest Inhabitants, the Guild of Professional Guides of Washington, DC, & the Historic Society of Washington. He maintains an association with the Dumbarton House Museum and the Burleith History Group (he recently co-authored the book, Images of America: Burleith.)

HISTORICAL CHARACTER/INTERPRETER
SPECIALIST PERFORMER APPEARING AS

  • MARK TWAIN
  • CLARENCE DARROW
  • PROFESSOR GIZMO
  • THOMAS A. EDISON
  • JOSEPH HENRY
  • WALTER CRONKITE
  • ROBERT FROST
  • SANTA CLAUS
  • DONALD J. TRUMP
  • OLIVER WILLCOTT NORTON
  • JOHN GEORGE BUTLER
  • JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
  • EBENEZER SCROOGE
  • JONATHAN GREEN
  • JONATHAN UNDERWOOD
  • EDMUND OBEDIAH CUTHBERT
  • JOHN PHILIP KAZOOSA
  • LICENSED TOUR GUIDE & ORAL HISTORIAN
  • MUSICIAN: TRUMPET, BUGLE, HARMONICA & KAZOO