Tor Alexander Valenza
|Other names||Solar Fred|
|Occupation||Solar Energy marketing consultant, television writer|
Tor Alexander Valenza (born April 5, 1967) is an American television writer.
Tor Alexander Valenza was born in New York City, New York and is the son of former actor and restaurant consultant Frank Valenza and Gloria Valenza. His twin sister is actress Tasia Valenza. He also has an older brother, Greg.
Tor Alexander Valenza is a solar marketing executive and past writer for several television series.
Valenza is also known as "Solar Fred" and writes several blogs about solar energy for solar businesses and solar consumers. [ citation needed ]
Valenza has written episodes for The Dead Zone , Dharma and Greg and Stargate SG-1 . He also acted as senior story editor on Stargate SG-1.
Valenza has also written and directed plays, including “Uptown #9 Tanya With the Bloomingdales Bag”, which was produced as part of the 10 Minute Plays festival in Oxford, MS.
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Tasia Valenza is an American actress and voice actress.
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