In his youth Mr. Dwyer, a California native, began studying improvisation, acting, and theater arts at the highly respected South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa as part of their youth conservatory program for 5 years.
Soon after, Lawrence would pick up his BA degree with an emphasis on “Acting” from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Where he would write and produce an AIDS awareness play to raise donations for The Golden Rainbow, a local charity that helps those suffering from AIDS with everyday human needs. The press from the event attracted donations from personalities such as Bill Gates, Matt Damon, Anne Rice, Samuel Jackson, Angelica Huston, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Kimmel, Vanna White, John Travolta, Jackie Chan, and Fabio, to name just a few.
In 2001, Lawrence would decide to continue his studies in acting under the mentoring of world famous Meisner Technique master teacher William Esper and legendary Broadway director Lloyd Richards while earning his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
For the next couple of years, while at Rutgers, Mr. Dwyer would begin to teach acting and theater appreciations classes to undergraduate students as well as heading up the Young Actors Workshop for children, after school hours.
Since his return from the east coast, Lawrence has found his home in the Los Angeles entertainment industry by filling various jobs and roles in front and behind the camera, while continuing to fine tune his craft of acting under the tutelage of acting coach Joe Palese and the guidance of actor/director Paul Sorvino.
Mr. Dwyer also works as visual artist and painter. He is the founder of Lemondawg Entertainment, which produces “Hot Off Tha Block” (a web-based variety show) and he acts as the Executive Administrator for the 501c3 Non-profit charity ,The Sorvino Asthma Foundation (founded by Mr. Sorvino).