Demetrious Polychron was raised in Antioch, California. He began winning awards for his writing and public speaking in junior high. In high school, his English and Creative Writing teachers anointed him a Poet in response to classroom assignments. He went on to win on the National Forensics League’s regional championships in Original Prose & Poetry and he was first nationally published at eighteen in The Journal Of The Golden Gate Speech Association.
Joining the military, he graduated from Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida and served as a nuclear power plant operator for four years in the Engineering Department aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65).
A Combat Veteran with three tours, he was part of the Tanker Wars of 1987-1988 in the Persian Gulf and also Operation Preying Mantis in the Straits of Hormuz, which to the this day is the largest Naval battle fought since World War II.
Moving to Los Angeles, he became an internationally published journalist doing in-depth interviews and writing features on a diverse cross-section of inspiring people and cultural touchstone events.
He has served on committees and boards for local and national political campaigns, charities and one arts foundation, The Alameda Writers Group, formerly the in-house writer’s group for ABC/Disney.
As the AWG’s Executive Vice-President, he hosted weekly workshops and mentored dozens of poets, screenwriters and novelists.
His first original feature-length screenplay “The Unknown Actor” tells the story of how Shakespeare became Shakespeare. It details the events which inspired the playwright’s Great Tragedies Period and the writing of Hamlet, as seen through the eyes of the first actor who ever performed the role.
This script became a semi-finalist at the Slamdance Screenwriting Competition in Park City, Utah and at the prestigious Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
He has written over 400 poems and ten screenplays.
“The Fellowship Of The King” is his first published novel.