Thursday, January 31, 2013

LA Talk Radio Podcast/Interview

Yesterday, I had the chance to join my acting coach/director/friend, Paul Kampf, on Sheena Metal's LA Talk Radio show for an interview.  If you want to listen to me talk about my semi-convoluted journey to LA, sports, and "Amnesia," the indie film I am working on, please check it out!

To hear the interview, click THIS LINK and scroll down to Wednesday, January 30th.  You can either play directly from the site or download to listen later.  The show is 2 hours long, but I am only there for the first hour.

It was a lot of fun, and I tried not to ramble on too often...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dallas Non-Stop

 The humor (or maybe the Dallas accent?!) is too much for my friend, Geoffrey, in the front row...
Last night I did a reading of a new play by our friend, Boni.  "Dallas Non-Stop" is a sometimes realistic, sometimes whimsical look at life in a Filipino call center.  The script was wonderful, and I got the chance to work with so many talented folks!

A reading is usually a step in the process toward getting a play produced.  It is a chance for the playwright to hear his/her words aloud in a simulated performance.  All of the actors had a script, but we had a few rehearsals prior to the read so that there could be a performance aspect to it.

Friday, January 18, 2013


A good friend invited Gina and I to join him at The Magic Castle this week for dinner and a Houdini Seance.  The food was excellent and it was a lot of fun -- and maybe, just maybe, we made contact with The Great Houdini and his wife, Bessie.  The spirit of Appleton, WI was strong with us!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Abbott Labs Print Audition

Audition today for a Abbott Labs print job.  They took the usual several pictures (front, profiles, 45 degrees to camera, smiling with teeth, smiling without teeth, close up, full body) and that was that.  Not sure when it shoots, but the gig would be a great way to start 2013!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Giant Baby Steps

For a week in December I worked as a stand-in on the TV Land comedy pilot, Giant Baby.  It was a great experience as I got to meet and work with an amazing and eclectic group of actors: Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, Christopher McDonald, Gilles Marini, and Michael Richards.

The process of shooting a multi-cam comedy is much different than say, a one-hour drama. Through the week, the writer, director and actors rehearse and tinker with the script and blocking and the crew gets the cameras set in anticipation of finally taping before a live audience at the end of the week.  As a stand-in, you help to work out the timing and marks for the cameras and fill in for the actors when they can't be on set.

I'm not sure when Giant Baby will air, but I hope it gets picked up to series, as that could mean more work with this cast and crew!

Here’s a series description, courtesy of TV Land.
Giant Baby revolves around Madison “Maddie” Banks, a Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Arlo, her long-lost son, turns up looking to connect after his adopted mother has died. However, Maddie doesn’t exactly see nerdy and schlubby Arlo fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. When her attempt to change Arlo backfires, Maddie finds that perhaps they both could use a little change in their lives.