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Photo Credit: Yan Norman, 2011

The Swan and the Crow

Recently a young person sent me a question regarding introversion as an actor. It reminded me of my personal struggles as a teenager and my life-long work in using introversion to serve me as an actor. One of the things it reminded of most was that there are a few different types of people. Mainly, […]

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From Audition to Set: My first commercial booking

Over on The NYC Actor on Tumblr I was asked to talk about my first booking. I chose my first commercial because that is the better story! There was a posting on Actors Access for a Comcast commercial. I was working with a non-union agent at the time but I wasn’t going out that much. […]

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Award Season Roundtable: The Actors

The Hollywood Reporter's awards 2011 season roundtable with the boys. Click the image for the full interview over at THR.com

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Anecdotes on the job: Where are all the good makeup artists?!?!

This is an actual transcription of a real conversation that happened over a lunch break on a commercial shoot I did recently. At one point this makeup artist told me that she was using techniques she learnt on Kim Kardashian. This all begs the question: Where, oh WHERE, are all the good makeup artists, dammit?!?! […]

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Anecdotes on the Job: Clean hands and feet!

You’ve got to remember about your hands! I seem to forget that with commercial auditions your body is quite frequently (and for lack of a better way of saying it) a prop. So much of the time there will be closeups of the product with you holding it, eating it, playing with it, etc. And […]

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