Born and raised in the neighbourhood of Montmartre in Paris, Francis Dumaurier wrote his "Portrait of Jack Kerouac after Desolation Angels" thesis for his Masters' at the University of Paris before going on the road to travel and see the world. After a year in the Amazon jungle of Colombia as a rainforest safari guide, he spent 5 years in Rio de Janeiro working in the travel and hotel industries.
Moving to New York City (where he still lives) he began working in the entertainment industry, first as a host and producer of primetime daily programs on Manhattan Cable TV, and then as an actor in films, tv and voice-overs. He spent his first weekend in America at the original Woodstock Festival. Since then he has also hosted and produced "The Wine CD" as a Compagnon des Vins de Bordeaux with a group of 14 other wine specialists.
Fluent in 4 languages (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese) and in the York and Scottish rites of Freemasonry, Francis also loves to play rock'n'roll music on his Stratocaster guitar and Marshall amp. He was a close friend of Gomelsky for over 30 years and this biography was originally published in France.