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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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Movie Stars Behaving Badly

In all the years that I’ve been working as an actor in Los Angeles, I can honestly say that I’ve never witnessed one of those unpleasant scenes that sometimes show up on youtube. Secretly recorded video footage of some movie … Continue reading

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Coffee in the Cup

You’ve all seen it. The moment in the big budget Hollywood movie where the big time movie star is not drinking hot coffee out of a cup. He is not drinking the hot coffee out of the cup because there … 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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When Directors Yell

There can be some overlapping between jobs that are background, and jobs that are more than background. It is becoming increasingly common to get booked on a film or tv show, and find yourself all alone in the frame, or … 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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Nearly Death

Here, a gift from the universe. A job, out of the blue. On second thought… sorry. It’s not for you. Twice in one week. A job offer came in and was withdrawn in the time it took me to return … Continue reading

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