Over 30 million people in the United States, Canada, and Australia know Alan Dysert as Sean Cudahy from the ABC soap opera, All My Children. Alan's five-year portrayal of that devious yet humorous cad landed him on the cover of People magazine and made him a regular guest on such shows as Regis and Kathie Lee, Sally Jessy Raphael, The Merv Griffin Show, and a co-host of The Mike Douglas Show. Alan has also been seen on prime time television, in movies, and in national commercials. His commercial credits include Toyota, Chrysler, Atari, and others.
Though he earned a Mass Communications degree from the University of Illinois, it's Alan's unique ability to carry those communication skills he's learned as a performer, teacher and producer into the business world that has made him a highly sought after speaker, image consultant, and trainer of executives, sales teams, attorney's and professional speakers.
Alan is very passionate about his "Fight the Fear" program, developed to help individuals overcome their fear of speaking and performing in public. Alan is dedicated to encouraging others to take risks and overcome fears like those he fought for years.
An even more inspiring fight is Alan's battle against a rare, aggressive, and incurable cancer. Diagnosed some twelve years ago, Alan has had four major cancer-related surgeries, one recurrence, many rounds of chemotherapy and 29 CT scans to date. Despite all this, he has managed to continue teaching, as well as creating new content and acting on his own. His refusal to let cancer define him or to slow him down serves as an inspiration to others.
Lights, Camera, Cancer is a true testament to one man's courage and determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.