In an effort to make it easier for my friends and co-workers to give me a hard time, I’ve given them plenty of ammunition here. Below is a series of interesting and self-deprecating pictures of stuff I’ve done over the years.

- Albert



This section has some pictures and stories about some of the things I've encountered. I travel a bit for work, and I've managed to run into some cool people. So, here's some of my favorite pictures and stories.

The force is with meLuke Skywalker. Me. My 1st E3. 'Nuff said.

Me and AliThe Champ. Muhamed Ali. That's me smiling all wide -- probably one of the coolest moments of my life. True story: I walked up to him and said, "It's a pleasure to meet you, CHAMP." and he said, "Did you say CHAMP or CHUMP?" Man -- I thought he was going to beat the crap out of me right there (don't be fooled by how he appears on TV -- he's still a pretty spry guy). Then the guy took the picture. The reason I'm smiling so wide is because I thought this would be the last opportunity to get a picture of all my teeth.

Here I am with Michelle Yeoh at a cover shoot for my upcoming PlayStation game Tomorrow Never Dies. Many of you may recognize her from the Tomorrow Never Dies film as Chinese secret agent "Wai Lin". Those more movie-savvy viewers will know her from her Hong Kong martial-arts films Police Story 3: Supercop with Jackie Chan, Supercop 2 and Wing Chun. She is also one of the most beautiful women I have seen in person, and she's super cool!

I am the luckiest guy!A few years after meeting Luke, here I am with a whole BATCH of Star Wars actors! Clockwise from top: Me. David Prowse (Darth Vader), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Maria  (Greedo), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett). I was at a convention and became friends with the lady running the Men Behind the Masks tour. She arranged for this photo right as the show ended, and I was the only one allowed to do it. There were a couple dozen people taking pictures because it was the only time they were together in a group. I know there are a bunch of people with pictures like this wondering what friggen' Star Wars character I played...

Here kitty kitty!Here I am on the set of the PlayStation video game NUCLEAR STRIKE. The Tiger - real. No cage. Untied. The leash you see was not attached to anything, but the trainer was just outside the shot. If you've ever heard the purr of a house cat (and I assume everyone has), the purr of a tiger is very similar. Except it's louder. And deeper. And this cat could kill you.

I like the way you talkHere I am dressed as "Carl" from the movie "Sling Blade". If you haven't seen the movie, you probably won't appreciate the costume. Evidently, nobody at the party saw the movie because everyone thought I was Forest Gump. 

Here I am with Jimmy Eat World, who were in concert with Tenacious D on November 15th, 2001 – the same day the Xbox launched. Working for Xbox, we delivered the band one of the first consoles along with a bunch of games and controllers. They were super cool guys and excited about getting the games! For me the best part…

Was meeting Tenacious D. We got to hang in their trailers before the show, and then afterward went to get some autographs. Super cool guys!




Full Name:

Albert John Penello, Jr.


 '5 ''11 

Birth Date:

January 19, 1972 


Jessica (19)


Brandon (10)
Here's my little brother singing his ABC's at the age of 4!


St. Elizabeth Seton (elementary)


Norwood Creek (elementary)


Quimby Oak (Junior High)


Archishop Mitty (High School)


Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (College)