Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Audition: “Esurance” @ RMB Casting.  Fun times in the room!  I love playing a dad…maybe I’ll actually be one in the future.  I’d be a great dad I think!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Callback: “Newcastle Brown Ale” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  This was a last minute callback.  I was good in the room…but I was so much better in the car on the way home.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Audition: “Newcastle Brown Ale” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  This was a lot of fun.  I had a great partner to work with and the spot was very tongue in cheek.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Callback: “Staple’s” @ Joe Blake Casting.  Hmm…not so sure about this one.  I don’t think I was really giving the director what he was looking for.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Audition: “Staples” @ Joe Blake Casting.  Another one that went really well for me!  Fingers-crossed!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Audition: “Lowe’s” @ Francine Selkirk Casting.  Yes!  I felt really great about my work in this one regardless of whether I get a callback or not…but hopefully I’ll get a callback.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Audition: “McDonald’s” @ TLC/Booth Casting.  Always an interesting experience being in the room with, Leland, the session director.  I think I did pretty good and didn’t “work too hard”.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Audition: “USPS” @ RMB Casting.  This was a fun audition and I think I did well, so hopefully, I’ll be at callbacks.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Today is my late mother’s birthday.  I lost her 12 years ago to pancreatic cancer and miss her everyday.  Ironically, I sort of lost my father around the same time.  He’s still living, but I stopped reaching out to him back in 2003 and seriously doubt he would reach out to me.  There is a very good chance that I’ve already spoken to him for the last time.  Sucks.  I guess somebody has to be the black sheep in the family.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Audition: “Criminal Minds” @ Scott David Casting.  Just a short 3 weeks ago I had one of my worst auditions ever.  It was so bad that it made me question whether I should be an actor at all…it was not a good day.

Realistic, I probably wasn’t as bad as I thought I was, but still, I sucked.  I also think that casting directors know that, sometimes, actors have bad days.  Fortunately, this time, things in the room went much, much better.  Sigh.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Audition: “Criminal Minds” @ Scott David Casting.  This was a nice little scene and the part was perfect for me.  I rehearsed and went through the material back and forth…and got completely tongue-tied in the room.  Like completely.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Audition: “National Car Rental” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Simple stuff.  Quick-fast, in and out.

Audition: “Verizon” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  This was a lot of fun in the room.  I had a great “wife” to work off of and I was happy with what I brought to the table.

Audition: “Personal Assistance” @ Michael Sanford Casting.  Funny enough…actually, not funny enough, I’ve been a reader for this short film.  Sadly, I was horrid in the audition.  Painful.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Callback: “The Odd couple” @ Greenstein/Daniel Casting.  Can I tell you that I was completely shocked that I got a callback for this?  I mean, the pre-read wasn’t absolutely horrible, but I didn’t think I was moving on to the next stage.  This office has hired me in the past and, hopefully, they will again in the future.  Oh yeah, I was happy with my performance in the room!  One of the CD’s, Brett, asked me what it was like to not be working overnights anymore.  He remembered, almost a year ago, when I told him I was going to be leaving the night job.  It was nice of him to ask.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Audition: “Experian” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Lots of dialogue for this one and I think I handled it pretty well.  Funny spot.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Audition: “The Middle” @ G. Charles Wright Casting.  Again, I felt great about this one.  I held my head high walking back to my car…that isn’t always the case.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Audition: “Diamond” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Can’t say anything about this one other than it went very well I thought.

Audition: “Silk” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  This didn’t go bad at all, but I felt like I was pushing a little too much in the room.

Audition/Producers: “Living Room Coffin” @ Lisa Zambetti/Emily Schweber Casting. I don’t know how right I was for this character, but I was I was really happy with my performance in the room.  I actually felt their attention shift in the room.  They paid attention to my interpretation of the character.  Lisa is also the associate on “Criminal Minds” so hopefully this audition will help me continue to get called in for that show as well.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Audition: “H&R Block” @ Sonnenburg Casting.  I think I was pretty good in this one.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Audition: “The Odd Couple” @ Greenstein/Daniel Casting.  This was a pre-read for a same day callback at CBS Radford.  I felt okay when I left the room. I just thought it took me too long to get where the casting director needed me to be.  But he must have thought I was right for it since he invested his time in me. 

The audition info clearly stated that callbacks would be held in the afternoon, but the CD said that he wasn’t sure when they would be.  Things change all the time…or was he just be polite.  Hmm…  Honestly, I was still kicking myself when I got to my car.

Friday, October 03, 2014

One of my long-time commercial agents, Brooke, is retiring from the biz.  My new agent who will be taking her place, Valerie Chiovetti, called to see if I had a moment to stop by for a meeting.  Of course I did.  What a great lady!  I’m really excited to be moving forward with her.  I’ve had nothing but great experiences at that agency and I expect it to continue…I just want to book more jobs for them.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Callback: “McDonald’s” @ RMB Casting.  This was a straight to callbacks call and it went great!  I’ve book through this office before and hopefully I’ll get an avail…and more.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Audition: “Criminal Minds” @ April Webster Casting.  I’ve worked on this show before and I’d love to work on it again.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Audition: “IHG Rewards Club” @ TLC/Booth Casting.  It’s usually an interesting experience in the room at this casting office and this venture in did not disappoint.  I had a great time with the other actress I worked with.  It’s a Joe Pytka-directed industrial.  I’ve worked with him 3-times in the past and I’d love to make this the 4th!

Friday, September 19, 2014

I responded to a posting on Twitter for a last minute request for someone to be a reader for a short film.  I had been wanting to start being a reader again so I responded, but I didn’t get a response.


I figured I would just drive to the office an offer to help…if they needed me and that’s just how it played out.  It was a little awkward at first since I had no idea what I was reading, but after getting more info of what was happening in the scenes I was able to settle in.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Audition: “The Miller’s” @ Dava Waite Casting.  I left feeling very good about my performance in the room on this one.  And the lead actress on the show waved to me as she passed by in her car on the lot.  Maybe that’s a good sign…or she’s just a really nice lady.  Who knows, but I’m glad CD Dava Waite knows who I am and still calls me in for auditions.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Audition: “Lettuce” @ Ross Lacy.  Hmm…Lettuce?  Anyway, I had a lot of fun in the room with the other actors.

For the first in many, many years I went to a…gentleman’s club.  There were many scantily-clad women there.  They had stripped down to very little clothing…if any at all.  Interesting.  Not really my scene…I ain’t judging though.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Well, my agent got the news, and yes, “Verizon” is renewing the commercial for another cycle which means I’m out of the running for the “Samsung” spot.  That’s cool, at least I can expect a check in the mail…and who knows, maybe the “Verizon” spot will start airing again.  It was a slip up from my agency, but I’m glad it happened like that.  It’s always good to get a callback and I like having my name float through the office for a progressive reason.

Friday, September 12, 2014

So, the deal is this…I got a callback for “Samsung”


It conflicts with my “Verizon” spot of which the holding period ends today.  The spot hasn’t aired since very early in the year so I’ll see if my agent can find out if I’m going to be held for another holding period.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Audition: “Samsung” @ Francene Selkirk Casting.  This went great, hopefully I’ll be at callbacks.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Wow, this happened really fast.  I signed paperwork to start working at my old job again.  Whoa…

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Audition: “Statefarm” @ Petite, A Casting Company.  This was so much fun!  I was a dad with a great wife.  They could have been my real family!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Audition: “CSI: Cyber” @ Jennifer Cooper Casting.  I’m not sure what else I can do to book these smaller roles.  I guess I’ll just keep trying.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Audition: “Alive” @ Craig Colvin Casting.  I left feeling great about this one.  I’ve been trying to book at this casting office for so long it’s not even funny anymore.  I’ve had numerous callbacks and avails, but the bookings haven’t happened…yet.

Audition: “KFC” @ Dowd/Roman Casting.  Pretty simple stuff and I delivered!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Audition: “HBO” @ RMB Casting.  This went really well I think, but I’m not sure if I’d be the guy they’d choose…  I’ll keep my fingers-crossed.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Callback: “Target TV” @ M Casting.  This was one of the best callbacks I think I’ve ever had.  I was at my best…hopefully it works for the spot.