Jeff Siggins has been an actor on Broadway and the Patty Duke Show on television, a carpenter, mason, detective, tour guide, designer, furniture maker, disc jockey, lecturer, hotel desk clerk, stock boy, Wall Street clerk, market researcher, data collector, medical investigator and a teacher.
Now he wants to be president.
The 65-year-old Warren County native is running as a write-in candidate in the 2012 presidential election, and he's doing it without any campaign organization - no television commercials, fundraisers or telephone calls, advertisements or committees. No tour bus, debates or speeches.
Just his book - "Me for President and Pope", which is on sale at the Warren County Historical Society. The only money for his campaign will be raised through sales of his book, he said.
Siggins said he attended Warren Area High School when it was brand new and had originally intended to study science, but after acting in a play he relocated to Buffalo, N.Y.; then he went on to do four Broadway plays.
"If George Bush can be President of the United States, anybody is qualified," he said. "Texas has got to stop sending us their village idiots."
Siggins said, if elected, his job in Washington will be akin to Hercules cleaning the Augean stables.
"I will be cleaning out the stables in Washington" for most of his first year as president, he said, adding that his goal is to be an "agent of change" and to not be beholden to "money people."
As a write-in candidate, Siggins said he is allowed to be "free" and unrestricted by election laws.
So far, he said some people are on board, with supporters working in North Carolina, California and Idaho.
On his first day in office, Siggins said he would examine agencies for wasteful spending.
He said his presidency will fight corruption and will work to scale back the government, something he said the Tea Party has gotten right.
"We need to look at the government and pare it back," he said.
Siggins would also convene the Joint Chiefs of Staff and order them to send American troops home not just from active wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but Germany, Japan, and Korea as well.
"What are we doing with 200,000 (troops) in Germany?" he asked. "What are we doing in Korea? That war was 60 years ago."
Besides aspiring to become the second actor to run the world's most advanced industrialized economy, Siggins plans to appoint himself pope by force, if necessary and will nominate five vice presidents the American people will vote on to take his position when he takes over at the Vatican.
As pope, Siggins said he would work to reform the "obsolete" and "outdated" Catholic Church to "go back to the early Christianity." Once his reforms are implemented, Siggins said he would turn the papacy over to a woman.
"The new Christianity will facilitate the healing process that will become a unifying spiritual force. The new Christianity will facilitate the healing process: as the new government starts to do well by its people, the people will step into a new role and continue to serve mankind. For once, in close to three hundred years, the "pursuit of happiness" clause of our heritage will be attainable," he said in a press release.
His book also outlines his positions as president on foreign policy, education, labor, defense, economics, energy, the environment and health care.
More information is available at his website, www.jeffprezpope.com.