Walt Plummer, who plays the lead role of Eddie Hooper in CRIMPS, began learning the craft of acting in the mid-1980’s with the Astor Street Opry Company, under the direction of Dr. Del Corbett. In 1992, after playing numerous roles in community and college theatre productions, Walt relocated to New York City where he attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. While there, he studied under such notable instructors as Amy Weinstein, Sir Adrian Williams of the Royal Shakespearian Company, Billy Jhonstone, Tim Favel and Raleigh Morland. The two-year intensive program included vocal and speech training, stage movement and dance, musical theater, stage combat, and film theory and technique. In addition, Walt enrolled in master classes taught by Olinda Turturro, studying Sanford Meisner’s acting method. Upon graduating from AMDA, he began auditioning for small theaters in Manhattan's Lower West Side, landing such roles as Paris in Romeo & Juliet, George in Richard III, Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar, Lieutenant Kaffe in A Few Good Men, Felix in The Odd Couple, Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, and George in George M. Walt also co-founded Nothing Personal, a sketch comedy troupe that toured the New York area, gaining popularity at venues such as Don’t Tell Mama's and the Mint Theatre on 43rd Street. Walt appeared in several NYU, NYFI, and Columbia University student films, which led to roles in two independent shorts, The Collector and Honey, I'm Not Home. Walt returned to Oregon in 2001, where he continues to perform regularly in the theatre. He and writer/director Alderman have collaborated on several productions, including, most recently, The Mystery of Marie Roget (2005) and The Return of the Never-Before-Seen Thing From the Sea (2006).