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Portrait of Ivan Thompson

Ivan Thompson

About Ivan Thompson

Phoenix, AZ

One of my earliest memories is of me singing to large audiences. It’s always been my dream and enduring passion. I recently “left my day job” to become a full-time singer/songwriter, actor, author, consultant and someday inventor. On the way to this new life, I spent 24 years on active duty and four years a cadet at the Air Force Academy. It is certainly an unusual path for a “creative type” but I treasure my time in uniform. It has helped shape my core values: faith in God, service to the community, sharing, respecting the differences in people’s ethnicities and culture and a commitment to hard work.  While in uniform, I toured with the Air Force’s “Tops In Blue” and performed all over the US and parts of Europe. The tour experience stirred in me a desire for more. Later in my career, I was stationed in Los Angeles and began to expand my performing into acting, improv comedy, voice-overs, musicals, print work and I sang at every type of national sporting event (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, NASCAR, NCAA). That wasn’t enough to satisfy my appetite for performing, and I began to record songs, audition for Broadway and perform as much as I could while in uniform. This passion for the arts has rubbed off on 3 of my five kids who are doing very well in the entertainment industry in LA.

If you ask me where I’m going, I am trying to find out how high the ceiling is for me as a singer/songwriter, actor, author, consultant and inventor-in-waiting.  I plan to share with you, all my gifts and passions as I journey more deeply into my creative life. What type of music do you sing? Anything that uplifts encourages inspires. So that might be a gospel song, the national anthem, a tribute song to the Tuskegee Airmen, a song from a movie soundtrack or Broadway show or a non-explicit love song. My acting projects and the things that I author will follow in this same vein. My hope is that is that as you catch me doing any of things I’m doing that I will inspire and encourage you.



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