Silverback was first exposed to breaking just after college in 1983 at The Roxy in New York when he was a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs, learning basics in 1984 from the legendary Mr. Wiggles, Fast Break and their local crew members at the former P. Lynch Community Center P.A.L. in South Bronx, New York, later joining street hitter Wayne Blizz and the Float Committee.
Silverback was born in 1959.
- See 1985 footage of Silverback here.
- Recent video footage of Silverback breaking can be found here.
- See Silverback today at IG @Silverback_1959
- See photographs of Silverback from 1984 and 1985 here.
Among the earliest showcase events sponsored by Silverback were performances at Dartmouth College in 1984 and 1985, featuring Mr. Wiggles, Fast Break and many others from South Bronx as shown in the video here.
Silverback moved on with his financial career and did not actively return to breaking himself until late 2010, then began sponsoring breaking events in 2011, including The Urban Movement Tour competition in Philadelphia and other competitions and showcases, later co-founding UDEF and the Pro Breaking Tour.