Grandinetti, Fred M. 1961-
GRANDINETTI, Fred M. 1961-
PERSONAL: Born May 1, 1961, in Watertown, MA; son of Dominic B. (a shoe repairer) and Dolores A. (in purchasing; maiden name, DeMeo) Grandinetti. Ethnicity: "Italian." Education: Northeastern University, B.S., 1984.
ADDRESSES: Home—96 Edenfield Ave., Watertown, MA 02172.
CAREER: Writer, cartoonist.
MEMBER: International Popeye Fan Club (co-founder, established 1989).
AWARDS, HONORS: Three Conti awards for Drawing with Fred; one Conti award for "Danny the Lifeguard," a public service announcement on water safety.
Popeye the Collectible, Krause Publications (Iola, WI), 1990.
Popeye: An Illustrated History, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1994.
Popeye: Le Marin, Dreamland (France), 1996.
Writer and program host for Drawing with Fred, a local children's television series which has aired for ten years. Contributor to magazines and newspapers. Cowriter on "Popeye" trading card series, Card Creations (New York), 1994, 1996.
WORK IN PROGRESS: A manuscript on the work of Jack Mercer who was the voice of Popeye for over forty years and writer of hundreds of animated cartoons for many studios.
SIDELIGHTS: Fred M. Grandinetti told CA: "The animated film career of Popeye the Sailor had never been fully covered prior to my publication. Since the sailor has had the longest run in the history of animated cartoons, someone had to tell his story. I have been a Popeye fan since the age of three and, since 1983, I have published a number of articles on the sailor."