BY THE CRIME GUY (Byron Walls) has been speaking on Crime Safety since 1980 when he went to work for Citizens Against Crime in Nashville, Tn. From 1984 to 1996 he was Regional Director of CAC in Portland and Seattle where he and his staff spoke to 20,000 people a year on this important subject. In 1994, CAC (with speakers in 50 cities) chose By as National Speaker of the Year. In 1996 Byron moved to Los Angeles and started California Crimefight. His skills developed over twenty years as a professional entertainer are abundantly clear when you hear him speak. That experience combined with his love of teaching (his father was a college professor and Byron has a Masters Degree in Communications from San Francisco State) has resulted in the creation of a charismatic, powerful speaker who garners rave reviews wherever he goes.
OTHER CAREERS BY HAS ENJOYED INCLUDE:
FOLKSINGER: At the age of 21 he was a folksinger at the Purple Onion in San Francisco opening for PHILLIS DILLER.....for 3 months. That was followed by a month at the Hungry i opening for MORT SAHL. As a member of THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS in the late 60s he performed at the White House with BOB HOPE and at the 1970 Super Bowl Halftime in New Orleans.
COMEDIAN: As part of comedy duo BYRON & HOWARD ("an act as exciting as its name" ) he appeared at the Purple Onion for 4 years and with ROSEMARY CLOONEY at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.
ACTOR: In the Jeff Bridges movie STARMAN, By played the Arizona Police Sgt. In the ABC Movie COUNTRY GOLD with Linda Hamilton and Lonnie Anderson he played the role of Connie.