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My Biggest Fan

Earlier this week a documentary I narrated,  “The Real Apes of the Planet”, aired on Animal Planet. (Here’s a clip in case you missed it.) I got lots of congratulations and kind comments from friends and family but I thought I’d share the voicemail message I got from, arguably, my biggest fan – my mom.

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Don’t count your chickens before they hatch … but at least get paid for them: Getting cast on Veep, Part 3 of 3.

The last part of this three part epic is sad, short and explains the title. Six months had passed and my episode of Veep was released. I put the episode on and did a slow fast forward through it looking for myself … I was going to watch the whole episode but the suspense was […]

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Don’t count your chickens before they hatch … but at least get paid for them: Getting cast on Veep, Part 2 of 3.

When you’re on the set of a film or television show you meet a lot of interesting people. There are so many different people doing so many different jobs, lighting, sound, production assistants, caterers, wardrobe and background just to name a very few. Background is hard work; I’ve done a decent amount of it. It’s […]

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Don’t count your chickens before they hatch … but at least get paid for them: Getting cast on Veep, Part 1 of 3.

I booked a part on Veep, the emmy winning HBO show with an amazing cast and of course, one of my favorite women in comedy, Julia Louis Dreyfus. I was booked for three days as the part of the “Child Wrangler”. When I heard three days I was amazed I thought that perhaps I might […]

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Corporate Comedy

I’ve never really worked for a corporation or even in an office for that matter. When I first moved to New York City straight out of college I was trying to find a day job, the thing actors have to do to make money, I had heard of a lot of people getting work through […]

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Lonely Day

  Trying to be a working actor some days are busier than others. Last week I voiced the character of Kitty Pride in an X-Men graphic novel for a company that turns comic books into audio books. It was a really fun job and I hope to work with them again soon. Wednesday I took […]

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Am I Insane or Just Persistent?

I’m driving along to another audition in Philadelphia for a Pennsylvania Lottery commercial, no the irony is not lost on me, I am acutely aware that my chances of booking this part are about the same as winning big on a scratch off. I’ve already auditioned for at least six other lottery commercials and have […]

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Advice From My Mom

Let me start by saying I love my mom and dad. My parents are wonderful people who have been very supportive of my quest to follow my dreams. They are also both full of ideas that they believe would be the key to my success. My mom is a very sweet woman, with a heart […]

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Hey, You Never Know!

I don’t get sent out for on camera commercial auditions by my agent very often, 99 percent of the time they call me for voiceover auditions. The only reason for this as far as I can tell is because I have an unfortunate face. If anyone else has a better reason for my limited on […]

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I Steal Ham

If you’ve been reading this chronicle of my days and struggle/ journey to become a successful actor you probably notice that it’s a lot of effort for little return. The truth of the matter is all this work for such little recognition and by recognition I mean yes I need for people to like me […]

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“Deaf Woman’s Little Boy”

This afternoon I had an audition for a certain salad dressing that shall remain nameless as I don’t want to get in trouble or sued for breaking a non disclosure agreement. The company wanted to to anthropomorphize the dressing into a cute bubbly woman salad dressing with curly hair. The kind of salad dressing woman […]

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If I Were Famous Would This Be Funnier?

HOST: So this is your first Emmy nomination and win! ME: Yeah, it’s been amazing. HOST: So people are kind of thinking of you as an overnight sensation but that’s not really true. ME: No not really. I mean I’ve been working as an actor and writer since I graduated college. HOST: Right, you’ve been […]

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