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No Hamlet In Maine

Once, I almost played Hamlet. Well, sort of. I’d been cast to play the Dane, but not in the Shakespeare. There is a very funny play by Lee Blessing, in which the entire cast of Hamlet appears, in a way … 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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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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Ready or Not

Being prepared is something they always tell you makes a difference. They. All of them. We hear it often enough. Bumper sticker slogans about good luck being the result of hard work and preparedness. Is that a word?

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Tale of a Pig and a Cello

How often does an actor get to work with a pig?  An actual pig.  Not very.  At least not this actor.  This was my first time.  The most noticeable thing about pigs is that they are cute.  Really cute.  I … Continue reading

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Snow White and Jesus Christ

Snow White was my first partner.  The audition was for a commercial.  The setting was a child’s birthday party.  They were casting a princess and a mime to be performers at that party.  Easy, right?  Since performing at parties is … Continue reading

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