Tag Archives: Los Angeles

The Good News

“Do you have a relationship with Jesus?” Oh, man. Why did she have to go and do that? We were having a perfectly wonderful day together. I’d worked with this older lady a few times before. Doing background on a … Continue reading

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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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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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A Mime and a Shopping Bag

This past week, I worked a mime gig at a high school in Huntington Beach. While I was on the phone with the school teacher, I was already sorry I had taken the gig, which didn’t pay well and did … Continue reading

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Sharing a Dressing Room with Marilyn Monroe

Last night I shared a dressing room with Marilyn Monroe. How many actors out there dream of saying that? Well, I can say it. In a way. It was at a corporate event. A great big splashy holiday party. The … 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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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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