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A Thousand Words

“You look like a mime.” That came from the photographer who was shooting my headshot. Years ago. Back in New York. When we were still shooting in black and white. Film. Not digital. People say that to me all the … Continue reading

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Take A Bite

“Here, we just bought these tuna fish sandwiches, so feel free to eat them in the scene.” Oh, great. Every actor who is a vegetarian has this scenario in the back of their mind. At some point during their career, … Continue reading

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May I Have A Volunteer?

One of the first things I learned as a clown was how to choose a person from the crowd. The rule was: Only play where you are invited. If a person was smiling and seemed eager to engage, great. Pull … Continue reading

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Another Chance To Get It Right

On two separate occasions, I was hired to work background on big budget films that were shot a year before. In both cases, the movies were not testing well in previews, and so the decision was made to go back … Continue reading

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The Best Kind of Audition

Walk in the door to find the lobby full of guys reading for the same role. None of us look alike. None of us are even the same type. Casting the net wide. The oldest fellow appears to be about … Continue reading

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Learn Your Damn Lines!

It’s the most common question people ask an actor. “How do you learn all those lines?” Up front, this seems like a silly question. Of course we can learn lines. That’s elementary. There are far more difficult aspects to being … Continue reading

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Must Be Airline Pilot

It has come to this. Must be airline pilot. Must have clocked a minimum of two hundred hours flying. For a non-speaking role. In a commercial. Please, someone, tell me how this makes sense? That they must hire an actual, … Continue reading

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