Duncan MacLeod is a native Californian who was transplanted to the East Coast for boarding school and a failed semester at a prestigious Ivy League school. He returned to California to finish his education at San Francisco State University, where he majored in Film and Italian. He directed a feature documentary "La Lucha/The Struggle," performed lead autoharp in the band "The Acres," and is author of the semi-autobiographical novel "5150." Currently, he lives in greater Los Angeles with his partner Rafael and his dog Patsy. He is working on "1/2" - the sequel to 5150, due out in 2015.