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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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Screw You, Actor!

There is no getting around it. Production companies take advantage of actors at every turn. We all have stories about how we were cheated out of overtime, or denied a payment we were supposed to receive for doing something not … Continue reading

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Being a Mime

As a kid, I used to watch a mime on tv. His name was Robert Shields. It must have been re-runs of the variety show he had with his wife in the 1970s. The show was called Shields & Yarnell. … Continue reading

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A Week in the Life

Monday At the costume fitting, I discovered I was to be wearing what amounted to little more than a long scarf.  A strip of flimsy fabric reaching mid-calf, with an opening at the neck.  Nothing on the sides.  No sleeves. … Continue reading

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Work Work Work

This past week, I was booked on a three-day background shoot at another sports stadium.  Actually, it was the first job in a surprisingly full week.  Two additional background jobs, a corporate picnic, and a commercial.  As a mime.

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Borat Non Borat

Another Russian.   That’s what I am called in to play lately. Russians and Eastern Europeans. Back in New York, I was often mistaken for some other nationality. Other than American. Mediterranean, Jordanian, something. When I first came to Los … Continue reading

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