ClassMate Bio


       Robert Zappalorti, THS '59

Published: September, 2002





On the beach in Aruba - August 2002.

I'm accomplished as an environmentalist, wildlife photographer, and writer.


I founded my own successful environmental consulting business 25 years ago, therefore I'm well established, I'm self-employed, and financially secure.


I'm a herpetologist (one who studies reptiles and amphibians) who is known as an expert in the field. I'm often invited to present lectures at schools and universities. I'm also a published author (wrote two scientific books) and nature photographer. In fact, one of my photographs was featured in the April 2000 issue of National Geographic Magazine.


Standing in my backyard - June 2002.


On the set of 13th Child,
Legend of the Jersey Devil - April 2002.

I was recently hired by a New York film company as a location coordinator for a major motion picture. I friend of mine wrote the screen play about the "Jersey Devil" and I had a small role in the movie as well.

They started filming principal photography on October 16th, 2000 at Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest, New Jersey and in Philadelphia, Pa. Shooting was finished on April 20, 2002. It is a fun project and the movie will be entitled, "13th Child, Legend of the Jersey Devil."

A distribution deal has been reached and the film will be released in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware on or about October 25, 2002.


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