Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Audition: "Bremer Bank" @ Craig Colvin Casting. Ahh….it goes ok. I don’t think I really “got it”.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Audition: "According to Jim" @ Zane/Pillsbury Casting. I went on tape for producers and felt really good about it. Gayle Pillsbury is really, really cool and a pleasure to read for. It would be nice to book something........and soon.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Tonight I get the call that I’ve been officially released from the “McDonald’s” avail. No big surprise there. The role was an almost haunting parallel to what I am going through in my life right now.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Audition: "The Learning Channel" @ Melissa Martin Casting. I haven't been to this office in a while. The read goes great.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Audition: "Washington Mutual" @ Alyson Horn Casting. Lots and lots of dialogue, I did pretty good with it. They were patient with me and gave me a couple of tries.

After the audition I was interviewed for a research study by a UCLA graduate student. It was about how working actors construct their sense of being within their professional settings. It was anonymous so I won't be held accountable for what I said. That’s probably a good thing because my head was spinning the whole time.

Callback/Avail: "McDonald's" @ Ross Lacy Casting. I still haven't booked in years at this office, but my callback ratio has improved somewhat. I guess that's a good start. The callback goes really well, they kept me and my partner in the room for a good while. I assume they saw something they like in her, me or us. I would love to book this spot; it's been a while sense I've done a fast-food commercial. My agent informs me later to say that I made it to the next round and am still on avail. Cool!

Audition: "Texaco" @ TLC/Booth Casting. This one goes well and I think I'm right for it.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Audition/Producers: "House" @ Amy Lippens Casting. I felt good about this one; I did what I set out to do.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Audition: "Safeway" @ Sheila Manning Casting.

Audition/Producers: "Courting Alex" @ Jill Anthony & Associates. My life is getting in the way of…….my life. So much that, for the first time I missed a producer session. Yeah, I entered "2:40pm" instead of "2:15pm" into my schedule. I'm going crazy - literally.

I got to the office, signed in…….waited…..and waited. Finally, right as I was re-checking the time on my voicemail the assistant came to tell me that the associate, Beth Soike, was on the phone and wanted to talk to me. She said she was sorry but they wouldn't be able to see me. The session had ended and the producers were gone. That is when I realized I had the wrong time. I apologized profusely and she seemed to be okay with it. I felt horrible and so irresponsible. I have got to get things back on track or I'm going to lose my mind. Not good.

I especially hated missing this because I was in this same casting office last week for a series regular on a pilot and was really glad to get back in so soon. Also, I saw a couple of friends on the sign-in sheet that I would have loved to possibly work with, Mike McGill and Bruno Amato. I later found out that Bruno booked one of the roles. Go Bruno!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Audition: "OSH Hardware" @ Alyson Horn Casting. This goes well.

Audition: "The Shield" @ FMW Casting. This was a three page scene as a gay character having a little "war of words" with one of the regular cops on the show. It went well and I think I'm very right for it. Hopefully, I'll get a callback.

Audition: "Prudential" @ Sheila Manning Casting. This audition was a lot of fun. I played a 40-year old father with a wife and two kids. WHAT!!! Yeah, 40! Oh well; I guess Sheila has quite an imagination...cool. My family was incredible, we had the best time.

Monday, January 16, 2006

JANUARY 16th '06*Audition: "McDonald's" @ Ross Lacy Casting.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Wow, pilot season has officially begun for me. I don’t usually get any pilot auditions this early in the season, but my agent called with one today. Hopefully, between this and my commercial activity it will be a busy Spring. I really wanna keep myself busy and then leave LA for a vacation in June. I’m thinking of going to Europe to visit my older brother and see my new niece. Gotta make some cheese first though!!

Audition/Pilot: “Sex, Money, Love & Politics” @ Jill Anthony & Associates.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Audition: “Sprint” @ Ross Lacy. This was mostly improv and my partner was great. Actually, he looked just like my friend Alan Heitz and has the same comic sensibilities; they look and act JUST alike. I also ran into Kevin Christy at the audition. I’ve worked with Kevin twice in the past, most recently on “Love, Inc.”. We both currently have “IBM” spots running. He’s like on a first name basis with the “IBM” people; he’s appeared in numerous spots for them. I hope both of our spots keep running.

Today would have been the 46-year anniversary of my parent’s marriage – wow. That’s a long time. I don’t know if that’ll happen for me, I’m getting a late start. Maybe if I live until I’m 140.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Callback: “K-mart” @ Joe Blake Casting. I felt this went well. I have worked with the director, Brian Aldrich, twice in the past, but I don’t think he remembered me. I took his direction and did what he asked me to do……I think.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Wow! Welcome back to the biz. Alicia, Brooke, Jenny, Tracy, Don and Rose, my agents and assistants @ KSA seem to be really be in the business of "get Stephon Fuller a job!". I love it. I had 5 auditions today; four commercially and one for print.

They are doing what they are expected to do and more......now I have to do my part. I had a pretty good day. They say "you can't have it all" and I don’t, but I've got a lot. I really do. In the biz and out.

Audition: "T-mobile" @ Spot Casting. This is a mistake that I have made before and I have to stop. When the call came in from my agent, they told me "sides are available @ LA Casting". For some reason I forget over and over to download and prepare the sides that are "available @ LA Casting". I guess because commercials don’t usually have too much copy.

So, of course, I get to the audition at the Casting Studios and within 30 seconds they are taking my photo and bringing me in the room. It wasn't a lot of dialogue, but enough that I needed to know what I was doing. Fortunately, my wonderful auditioning partner, who had heard the group explanation, was more than willing to help. In the end, the audition went great.

Audition: "K-mart" @ Joe Blake Casting. This was great because my auditioning partner was Dionne Lea. Dionne and I did a play together back in '97 when I lived in New York. It's always great to see people from years ago that are still in the game.

Audition: "Dairy Queen" @ Joe Blake Casting. Another one that goes well.

Audition/Print Go-See: "Audi" @ Brigid McBride Casting. I get to the location in Venice 90-minutes late because of some of the other appointments running long. 5 digital pics and I’m in and out pretty quick.

Audition: “Wendy’s” @ Ross Lacy Casting. Fortunately, I was still able to get seen for this one; I was an hour late. Actually, my auditioning partner from the “Dairy Queen” spot earlier was my partner for this one too. This caps a great day of running around LA.© 1993 - 2005 stephonfuller.com All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Back in LA and getting up to speed. When I return to town I always want my agents to see me in the flesh so I stop by both offices. I get the feeling from both offices that it’s getting ready to be really busy. I’m ready for ’06!!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Wow, that was quick! It’s already time to return to LA. This was an interesting trip for a couple of different reasons. Most of the time it was fantastic, and part of the time not so fantastic. All in all it was really cool. I absolutely love the fact that I’m really getting to see my younger niece and nephew grow up. They “really” know who I am and I love it. I am fortunate to have the bond that I do with my family.

Matter of fact my younger brother Jeff is coming to visit me in a couple of weeks and then my other younger brother Todd and his son are coming a couple of weeks after that. While they’re here we’re going to Supercross races in Anaheim.

Planes and tears seem to go hand in hand with me. I used to love to fly. I still do, but it brings back so many memories of flying back and forth when my mother was sick. It always catches me by surprise, but at least once while flying you will catch me bawling my eyes out. I find that they best way to deal with it is to not fight it; just let the tears flow and flow they do.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Today is the day for the big family outing to the motocross track. Between the family and others in the neighborhood it ended up being about 14 people going. The weather was nice and we had a great time.

My friend who was visiting got a chance to see me ride after hearing me talk about it for so long. I think she was surprised to see me so spooked when I first arrived at the track because I didn’t want to get hurt. I know how dangerous it is and I need to go back to LA healthy. It was really just a matter of me taking a moment to realize what I was about to do on the motorcycle.

She was supportive and I eventually warmed up and had a good day. My little brother still beat me though, but I’m telling you it would be a different story if I rode as often as he did.

In the first race I got out front and made it through a couple of turns, the first set of doubles and then lost it on the second set of doubles. It was the coolest crash. I knew I didn’t have the speed to make the second set of doubles, but I went for it anyway. Not smart.

About two-thirds of the way through, still in the air, I tried to bale off the bike, but I couldn’t get away from it on the landing. The bike landed on both wheels and I landed very softly with my butt on the seat. The only problem was that my left leg was on the handlebars. The bike just kept rolling about 10-15 feet until it just fell over. By this time I went from 1st to 4th. I picked up the bike with the engine still running and got back in the race. I think it was the most comfortable crash I’ve ever had.

My brother Todd and our friend Tommy and Jeff opened up a nice lead on me. I felt I could catch my brother Jeff. Sure enough, I paced myself, caught and passed Jeff like a stalker. All in all I felt good.

We raced a couple of more times and I was never able to beat Todd or Tommy, but I waxed Jeff’s’ ass every time. I’ll keep working at it.