Monday, March 31, 2014

Callback: “National Responsible Father Clearinghouse PSA” @ Craig Colvin Casting.  The spot didn’t have any scripted dialogue; just me and "my kids" dancing, connecting and having a great time.

The director asked if "we" had any "dance moves". I was hoping he actually meant "them", but said "we" out of respect...ya know, since I was standing there.

My 7 year-old said, "Yeah!, I can spin on my back!" So he spun on his back...sorta. Then he giggled.

My 8 year-old said, "I can spin on my back too!" So he got on the floor and spun on his back as well… He was a little bit better I think...but his giggle was more restrained.

Now is when it became clear that "we" meant..."we", as in me included.

The director then asked me what I had.

I had already used my "90's rapper" dance move so I was pretty tapped out.

ME: Well, I can spin on my head, but I probably shouldn't for reasons of liability.

DIRECTOR: Really, you can spin on your head?

ME: No.


ME: I was hoping you wouldn't ask that.

DIRECTOR: What about the worm?

At this point I NEEDED to do something, but just kinda laughed like it was silly. The kids had no idea what the worm was...I only kinda knew.

DIRECTOR: You can do the worm?

ME: It's been forever! (As in NEVER!)

I'm thinking "oh sht". Here goes...something.

I had no idea what to do first in attempting the worm. So I took I took off my I wouldn't get a black eye or chip a tooth.

I got on the floor...and...started moving like a freakin' worm!!! I actually, sorta, felt like I was doing it. The worm!

I'm sure I wasn't, but we all got a laugh out of it and the kids were embarrassed by me...their "Dad".

Fun times.

The even better part was checking my messages afterwards and getting a surprise offer for a day of work on THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES film thanks to the great casting director Debra Zane.  I shoot tomorrow.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Audition: “National Responsible Father Clearinghouse PSA” @ Craig Colvin Casting.  This was very simple; just some question and I usually answer questions very well.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Audition: “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” @ Sara Finn Casting.  I was very happy with how this went in the room and even happier that the audition was the direct result of a drop-off I did yesterday.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Callback: “Lipton Tea” @ Francene Selkirk Casting.  Myself and the two other actors I went in with worked really well together and I think the creative team liked what they saw.  Let’s hope, but at any rate, my callback ratio has risen in recent months.

My Life (close to) the Sunset Strip…


Stephon Fuller exits the elevator in his apartment building on his way to an acting class. These days he’s just happy to make it out of the lobby and into the parking garage without his rocket being pulled, touched, caressed or stolen by SheHeHimHer…long story for another time. Anyway, things get interesting once he makes it to the "promised land" of the parking garage...The rest of the story...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Audition: “Subaru” @ Dan Bell Casting.  C’mon!  I HAVE to get a callback on this one!  I was great in the room.  At least I think I was, plus I think it’s being directed by the same director as the Verizon commercial I did last year.  Holla!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Callback: “Soup Plantation” @ Ross Lacy Casting. This was a good callback.  I was right in the zone and I think I’m really right for it.

Yesterday I was talking to a dear friend of mine; a friend of 20+ years. Someone who is younger than me, but I look up to. She's incredible.

We were talking about what is happening, so far, on my mentoring journey. I was telling her how the social worker assumed that I was brought up in a certain way based on what little she knows about me. I laughed and told the social worker that it wasn't like that at all.

This got me thinking and I asked my friend what it was about her mother that made her SO determined to ensure that her daughter (my friend) would rise above her circumstances. My friend answered, simply, that her mother wanted SO bad to give birth to her and to have the chance to be her mother.

That's when my friend told me that she (my friend) was born at 5 1/2 months and weighed just 2.1 pounds. I had no idea. I was fascinated. I was glad to know her late mother and can hear her unique voice as I write this.

I'm not sure where I'm headed with this. It just consumed me after hearing it. Me, I'm on a continual search of who I am and how I got to this place in my life...and of course where I'm going.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Today was “beach day” for the 5 year-old mentee, myself and the social worker.  I think it was rousing success.  This might actually work out; I might be able to add something to this situation.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Audition: “Lipton Tea” @ Francene Selkirk Casting.  This was a funny spot and I hope to get a callback for it.

Audition: “Soup Plantation” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  I was a little confused in this one, but I think I was in the ballpark of where I needed to be…at least I hope so. 

Today is my father’s birthday.  I don’t have a relationship with him, but I do remember.  I wonder if he knows when my birthday is...honestly, I’d be surprised if he did, but who knows.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

So I went to see The Lego movie with the 5 year-old mentee, his foster mom and the social worker.  I didn’t want to come on too strong with the little guy, but I wanted him to know that I was there.  I was pretty low-key so he could get used to me at his pace. 

At one point he was unhappy about something and I took the opportunity to attempt to reason with him and help him through it.  It worked!

Saturday, March 08, 2014

My Life (off of) The Sunset Strip...


So I'm in Toluca Lake, burning off a soon to be expiring Groupon, for an acupuncture session.

I'm freshly showered, smooth with lotion, but not naked. I'm wearing my favorite, red, tighty whities...and a smock/gown get up with an untied open back.

I'm laying, face up, on the acupuncture table.

The Doctor, 50's (Hollywood 50's), friendly, brunette, groovy (of course she's groovy it's Eastern medicine), enters the room. She explains her process as she looks down at me with her chestnut colored locks dangling down towards me.

Bach is playing in the background at a very low volume (I only knew it was Bach because she told me).

SHE: How are you doing? Are you nervous?

ME: No, I'm okay. I think I can handle it. I'm just going to relax and enjoy the ride.

SHE: Good. Show me your tongue.

Inside, I'm giggling. Why? No good reason. I just giggle a lot. Inside.

I stick out my tongue. Not like poking it at her, just a normal, like, ahhh (without the "ahhh" sound).

Here's where it got really least for me.

SHE: We can do a lot with that tongue.

Now, I'm sure the following moment only took 1-2 seconds, but in my mind it took minutes. Several minutes.

Remember, I'm laying on my back, not naked (but "naked adjacent") looking up, and she's standing over me, looking down...Hollywood 50's, with those chestnut locks blowing in the wind like in an Aerosmith video...AND she has just said to me "We can do a lot with that tongue".

I DID NOT remember auditioning for this role at all.

ME: ahhh...

SHE: Yeah, I can see you have trouble sleeping and we can work on your diet if you decide to come back for more of my work.

At that point I was thinking I should REALLY come back for "more work" or REALLY not come back...for more work.

ME: Okay, great.

SHE: I put the first needle in. Did you feel it?

ME: Nope, didn't feel a thing.


When I got back in my car I looked at my tongue. I didn't see any mold, moss or algae on it, but I didn't go to college either...I'm on the really low-end of smart. Who knows though, it's 4:11am and I'm still wide awake, maybe I'm phuk'd.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Today I met the young child that I’m on track to be a mentor to and his foster mother.  I was quite nervous, but things worked out pretty well I think.

We are supposed to see The Lego movie next week along with the social worker who put us all together.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Yes!  A commercial audition!  It’s been a little slow lately, so this appointment was quite welcome.

Not so fast.  Huh? 

My agency called an hour later to inform me that, although I had been specifically requested by the casting director/office – Spot Casting, I had been cancelled by my agency. 


Well, the audition is for AT&T and I have a VERIZON conflict.  Honestly, I forgot because it isn’t airing currently, but I am still “being held” through next week March 12th.

Oh well.  Not much I can do about that and, honestly, I look at it as success.  It’s great to know that my talent is marketable and that that particular casting office hasn’t forgotten about me – I haven’t auditioned there since August 2012.