JD was born in Lisboa. He has worked as both Radio and TV Presenter.

Between 2003 and 2007 he reported from the United Kingdom as a foreign correspondent for one of the prime radio stations in Portugal.

Since 1989, he has been building up a career as a professional voice over for corporate films, internet use, commercials, radio and television.

Being the voice of the National Geographic documentary premier in 1992 remains an achievement as it meant the beginning of private Television in his home land. In coexistence with this, has been his involvement with education in the UK, Chile and Brasil in the role of bilingual-assistant, language teacher, seasonal tutor, examiner and director of studies.