Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Ahh man!!! I missed another audition. CFB casting associate Corbin Bronson called me directly with an appointment for tomorrow for "Monk". Obviously I can't make it, but he said he'll call me again. I really want to work on the show, hopefully it'll happen this season.

Monday, June 28, 2004

MY BIRTHDAY!! I am so SORE!! My body is aching and it will get worse before it gets better. Oh well, it's the price we pay for our fun.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Today was the big motocross day for my family. My nephew and my brothers Jeff & Todd have their own bikes. Since we are one bike short we trade off when we ride/race each other. While we were packing up to go to the track my brother Jeff surprised me with another bike for me to ride. He spent $3600 bucks so I wouldn't have wait around to ride. WHAT!!! Yeah it's a very slightly used 2004 Yamaha YZ125, it's beautiful. So now we have a 2003 Honda CR125, a 2001 Suzuki RM125, a 2001 JR50 and the YZ. We are set. Eventually my sister-in-law and niece will get bikes too.

Okay the race, it was a mudfest and not much fun. We considered it wash. Honestly my brother Jeff had the best day. He's a little slower, but doesn't make that many mistakes. I can't tell you how many times I fell. There was a point where I was officially "not having fun".

We will try to get back out there next week, but it's supposed to rain most of the week. We'll see.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Today I get a call from Henderson/Zuckerman Casting to work as a reader this week. Can't do it.My theatrical agency calls with an appointment for NBC's "Las Vegas". Can't go. I didn't even know they were back in production already. That's 3 calls in 2 days, hopefully it's a sign of things to come when I return to Los Angeles.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Budd's Creek Maryland here we come. Today I along with my family are attending the US National Motocross Series stop in Maryland. We spent a long hot day in the sun and had a blast. There was a lot of great racing and a lot of great laughs to be had.

Friday, June 18, 2004

HUMIDITY!!! And it feels good. I am so glad to not be in LA right now. I just really needed a break and here it is. When I get back to LA I will be ready to make it happen, but right now I want to spend time with family, cut grass, motocross ride, go to the beach among many other things.

Tonight I get a call from casting director Ricki Maslar to participate in a script reading for a director next week. Obviously I can't do it since I'm on vacation, but hopefully she'll call me again soon. She cast me in an independent film several years ago and I hope to get in her office more often.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

I didn't get a chance to see and thank "The Terminal" casting director & associate Debra Zane & Tannis Vallely at the screening so I stopped by the office today. They are just the nicest people and were very sorry that my scene in "Ocean's Twelve" was cut, but I am more thankful to be in a position were that could happen. It happens all the time and it's nobody's fault. I'll get 'em next time. Deb & Tannis gave me the heads up on another project they are doing this Fall. I always feel great when I talk to them.On my way out of the office I ran into Lee Thompson Young of "The Famous Jett Jackson" fame. I chatted with him for a moment and told him that I did a voiceover for his character several years ago. We got a laugh out of it. Nice guy.Tonight I am going home on the red-eye flight to Virginia Beach, VA. I am SO looking to this. LAX here I come!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Tonight is the cast & crew screening for "The Terminal". I can't believe I made the final cut of the film. Just about everything I shot was there. It was a first for me to see myself in a studio film. I hope for many more to come.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

INT. Stephon's Apt 6:29pm.

SFX: (Phone ringing/Caller ID-Private Caller) Usually that's my agency.

Stephon:
Hello.

Brittany(agency assistant):
Hey Stephon? It's Brittany.

Stephon:
Hey, how are you?

Brittany:
Great and you?

Stephon:
Fantastic.

Brittany:
Debra Zane called. She was asking if you are attending "The Terminal" screening tomorrow night.

Stephon:
Oh yeah, I'll be there.

Brittany:
She's a big fan of yours. You've been in the office twice and booked twice.

Stephon: I'm a bigger fan of hers!!

Brittany:
Anyway, she called to inform us that your role in "Ocean's Twelve" had been cut.

Stephon:
Aww really? Oh well, it happens like that sometimes.

Brittany:
Yeah, she said they were doing a lot of rewrites and it was cut. She wanted to give you a "heads up" so you wouldn't find out at the screening.

Stephon:
Well, who knows maybe they'll write it back in.

Brittany:
Maybe.

Stephon:
I hope I actually made the final cut in "The Terminal".

Brittany:
Huh?

Stephon:
Yeah, you never know until you know. I guess I'll find out tomorrow night. Thanks.

Brittany:
Sorry, see ya.

Stephon:
Bye.....

Monday, June 14, 2004

LA actor orientation for a group of actors from the Actor's Connection in New York visiting the LA market.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Friday, June 11, 2004

Still just counting the days until I go to LAX for my flight home. To pass the time I've been spending an insane amount of time at the gym and riding my mountain bike. I'm in training for the "Fuller Motocross Challenge". My two younger brothers are talking a lot of smack so I really need to go home and represent on the dirt bike. I am the reigning champ, but this time it's a much longer track. I'm not too concerned about my skills but my fitness hasn't been tested. They ride pretty often, but I haven't ridden since December.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

NOOOOOO! I get a call for an audition. It's cool though, it auditions and shoots this week. Also this director doesn't usually have callbacks. Audition: "Sony" @ Loree Booth/TLC Casting. I think there is something that I am right for in this spot. The legend Joe Pytka is the director and I have worked for him before. Maybe that will work in my favor.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

I WANNA GO HOME!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to get to Virginia, I just need a break to do something else for minute. I am in shut down mode, I stopped doing drop-offs about 10 days ago. Honestly, I don't want to have any auditions before I leave to town. I'll print postcards before I leave and send them from Virginia before I come back so I can hit the ground running. I'll be fresh and ready to rock n roll.

Friday, June 04, 2004

Film: "Dear Frankie" @ the DGA. I enjoyed this film.
I had a meeting with my tax preparer today and I was looking at my earnings over the last 7 years. It was quite interesting to look at the flucuations over the years. When I look at the raw numbers it seems that best thing I ever did was to resign from waiting tables. When I stopped waiting tables my earnings more than doubled the next year. Go figure. I hope I didn't just jinx myself!!

Film: "The Notebook" @ the DGA. I really, really enjoyed this film. Parts of it reminded me of my mother which made tears flow. Parts of it reminded me of my father which made me think of how tragic the lack of a relationship between us is. The rest of it made me look forward to being in love with someone and having a family.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Okay today I am shooting a role in the indie feature "Three Wise Women". Again this is the project that my friend Jennifer Fontaine is producing. She is living proof that it can be done. A lot of people talk, but few walk it. She and her team are walking it. I am so proud of her. The biggest surprise was I showed and found out that I was getting paid!!! I just hadn't really thought about that. I knew it was a SAG contract, but I thought it was deffered pay. As they say "you go girl!!"