Hackett founded and directed the Madagascar Institute, one of the top jet-powered carnival ride purveyors in Brooklyn. Surviving the Apocalypse in style has been an interest of his for a while, and has spawned a 10-episode teevee show, a monthly magazine column, and this bio.

He is a Bronx native, mostly scar tissue and questionable life choices. The New York Times called him “hulking.” 

He has not been arrested in over a year.