It feels like everyone in the country is so disconnected and divided today. I would want the movement to bring unity back to the country. Sit down and talk to those that you have differences with and share your stories. Understand where these people are coming from and walk in their shoes. We need to put our country back together with love and positivity.
I had the pleasure to interview Kurt Deimer aka Bald Man. Kurt is a businessman, entrepreneur, singer and actor. He founded and owns Coolants Plus Distribution Company, Panther Petroleum, Starfire Premium Lubricants and Chemical Company. He’s been featured in the Halloween film directed by David Gordon Green and is the creator of the Beers With Bald Man podcast. Since 2017 he is the owner of twenty-one trademarks. Deimer was born April 25th 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio and is two years older than his younger sister LeAnne Deimer. His father David’s position with Chevron, lead to many corporate transfers causing his family to relocate across the nation about 6 times. From a very young age, Deimer has always had an entrepreneur mentality and began his own lawn business at the age of thirteen, which earned him enough money to purchase his own car, (a Pontiac Trans Am Top) before his sixteenth birthday. In addition to running his own lawn business he was able to learn about sales and the significance of community service through Eagle Scouts and attained an Eagle Scout Award at age 13 (where is name can be seen on the engraved wall of Eagle Scouts in Houston, TX). Outside of the businessman that Deimer has steadily flourished into, music has also been a constant in his life. He learned to play the piano, viola, guitar and percussion instruments. His love for performing began in elementary school when he participated in the talent show with some of his Football teammates. After grade school, he attempted his own band “Circus Birds” in college with his good friend Tim Wullenweber (who is now the Marketing Director at Coolants Plus). Deimer is the father of three sons who he had with his first marriage to Lisa Deimer. After his divorce with Lisa he married Darcy Deimer creating their own Brady Bunch where they both co-parented each other’s children from their previous marriages. In honor of his sister LeAnne (who passed away from ovarian cancer), he founded the L foundation. This has been created to be an informative resource and allow people to contribute in finding a cure for cancer. Deimer, his mother Barbara and his niece Jade have all been very involved in the foundation and given scholarships to two seniors in high school each year in honor of LeAnne’s life (which was sponsored by Starfire).
Outside of being a business mogul he is a very dedicated family man and is heavily involved in his family’s life (including his 104 grandmother’s). With much hard work and dedication, Demier is able to enjoy more of the fruits of his labor. He now experiences success as a means of being able to go to bed satisfied with life and knowing that he’s able to take care of himself and those around him. With his financial stability, he spends more time traveling and producing his many creative endeavors. He attributes his success to the upbringing of his parents who instilled in him the desire to always work for what’s wanted and ‘treat others with how you want to be treated’.
Thank you so much for joining us Kurt! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
When I was in college pursuing my English literature degree I was also in a band called the Circus Birds. I have always had a passion for music and the arts but at the time I didn’t have sufficient funds to chase these dreams. Instead I had to get a job in the oil business working for Chevron and moving all over the country. That is when I started to realize I didn’t enjoy working for other people. I didn’t want to be stuck trying to climb up the corporate ladder. I wanted to build my own company and make a name for myself. I had a lot of success building my own oil company and oil brand “Starfire” which in a weird way led me to the entertainment industry. My oil brand was going to be in the movie “Trading Paint” with John Travolta and Shania Twain and I was going to make a small cameo. Next thing you know they offered me a speaking role in a scene with all the stars. This led to me being in the “Halloween” (2018) film and inspired me to start pursuing the entertainment industry again.
Can you share the most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your music career?
I have always loved music. It has been a huge part of my life ever since I was in my church productions. I know how to sing, play the piano, and play the drums. But after the circus birds I never really thought about making anymore music until 2018. I met my buddy Ben Trexel when I was filming a TV pilot in Alabama. I was introduced to him and immediately we had a bond and musical connection. We were able to pump out three songs in one night and have been constantly laying down fresh new ideas ever since. We are already planning to release our first album by the end of 2019. It was just so crazy to me how we were able to put together such quality and awesome jams in such a short amount of time together. The Bald Man Band is coming and we want the whole world to know who we are.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
Eye for an Eye is an episodic that I star in produced and directed by Relentless Studios. The pilot is finishing up in post production as we speak. I am also extremely excited for my horror franchise coming out in which I am the lead, but I can’t talk too much about that yet, just know it’s going to be a refreshing horror film for horror lovers. People are going to both laugh and scream, it’s going to be a full awesome movie experience. “A Burrowing Heart” is another movie in post production that we are excited about. Bald Man Media is my new production company that we are working on getting off the ground and there’s going to be a lot of hilarious and real youtube content coming from there. Oh yeah I almost forgot, we are revamping our podcast “Beers with Bald Man” as well which we have a ton of fun with.
Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?
It was really cool to interact with John Travolta, Shania Twain and Toby Sebastian on the set of Trading Paint. It was my first time speaking in a film so obviously I was a little bit nervous. John and I planned our my scene in the movie together and it was really cool to chat with him as though we have been buddies for years and learn from such an iconic actor. Toby Sebastian also helped me feel more comfortable in front of the camera by telling me to just relax, talk and be myself. He said a lot of the times he doesn’t even say the right lines because he is trying to be himself and it comes out great. It was really easy to learn from two great actors and it made my first time speaking on screen a breeze.
Which people in history inspire you the most? Why?
I was fortunate enough to witness Michael Jordan play in the NBA and he has had a huge impact on me. He was so competitive and he wanted to be the best basketball player in the world (Which he is. Sorry, LeBron). His competitive spirit is unmatched and I have tried to emulate that in everything I do. I also really admire Abraham Lincoln and how he fought adversity to help shape the future of our nation in such a terrible part of our history.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I never take people for granted and I treat others how I want to be treated. I have donated homes to those in need and I am constantly thinking of new ways to tie in charities to all my work. I also give scholarships to students that graduate from my old high school so they can go to college. My sister passed away when she was only 45 due to ovarian cancer so I try to raise and donate money in her name to St. Jude. I also started my own foundation, the L Foundation in her name and we try to have big fundraisers and events for that annually. I also love supporting our veterans because without them I wouldn’t be able to act, play in my band, etc.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
I think I would start a movement based off our song, “Take my Country Back.” It feels like everyone in the country is so disconnected and divided today. I would want the movement to bring unity back to the country. Sit down and talk to those that you have differences with and share your stories. Understand where these people are coming from and walk in their shoes. We need to put our country back together with love and positivity.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
Well I can definitely give you one thing. I wish someone told me how difficult and complex social media really is. I am always told that content is king and I see people on there doing stuff that makes absolutely no sense but garner thousands of followers. I have two younger men working for me now that understand social media more so I am hoping they can take the reins on that so I don’t have to deal with it.
We are blessed that some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she just might see this, especially if we tag them 🙂
I would love to get in contact with Pink. I have a really awesome song that my sister wrote that I would love to do as a duet with Pink. While my sister was in the hospital and running out of options, she wanted to go see one more Pink show. Despite how sick she was, that was the last concert she made it to and it made her incredibly happy. Pink is so talented with an incredible voice and I can’t think of anyone better to help me get my sister’s amazing song out there and honor her memory.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
You can follow me on social media on every platform @BaldManOfficial and you can follow the band @BaldManBand. We are constantly putting out new content consisting of songs, podcasts, and more that you have to check out!