Chris Bashinelli pursued a second career to use the media to build cultural bridges. Most people know his as Bash and for his 10-year acting career that included an appearance on The Sopranos.
He now hosts Bridge the Gap, a PBS and National Geographic Channel television series where he experience’s life in someone else’s shoes. That has made him an important voice for diversity, inclusion and mindfulness. He’s shared his message with Fortune 500 companies, inside prisons and the United Nations General Assembly Hall. He worked with Stevie Wonder, the UN Secretary General and his mentor Dr. Jane Goodall.
He studied anthropology in East Africa but came home when his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. That death prompted Chris to better understand what leads to happy and meaningful lives.
Bash has unique stories of his journey and shares what the human connection is about. He spoke at TEDx, at multi-million dollar companies and universities. He was one of the youngest moderators in UN history.