Actor Stories

ACTOR STORY | How the Late Michael K. Williams Almost Gave Up on Acting 

ACTOR STORY  How the Late Michael K. Williams Almost Gave Up on Acting  Michael K. Williams’ struggles and triumphs, as an up-and-coming actor (by Carmichael Phillips) (Michael K. Williams) In honor of the…

OPINION | What Annoys Me the Most About Casting Directors? Ambiguity! 

OPINION  What Annoys Me the Most About Casting Directors? Ambiguity!  I want specifics! I’m trying to book this thing. (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Pixabay | Pexels) You know what annoys me the most…

ACTOR STORY | Technical Difficulties Ruined My Virtual Audition! 

ACTOR STORY  Technical Difficulties Ruined My Virtual Audition!  I never even got the chance to act…  (The Anonymous Actor)  (Photo: Daniel Reche | Pexels) Do you want to know how crazy my last…

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  • ACTOR STORY | My First Zoom Callback 

    ACTOR STORY My First Zoom Callback  Let me tell you how it all went down…  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: CoWomen | Unsplash) I just had my first virtual callback audition! Let me tell…

    ACTOR STORY | Ice-T’s Wild Toilet Audition 

    ACTOR STORY  Ice-T’s Wild Toilet Audition  How Ice-T got his start in movies and television (by Carmichael Phillips) (Ice-T) File this one under “your big break can happen anywhere, at any time”. That’s…

    One Fact About Post-Audition Fears That You Should Always Remember 

    One Fact About Post-Audition Fears That You Should Always Remember  More likely than not, the casting director thinks you did fine!  (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: JJ Jordan | Unsplash) Look, it’s normal to…

    OPINION | Actors, Social Media is Fake as F&%k! 

    OPINION Actors, Social Media is Fake as F&%k!  People only post good news on social media (The Anonymous Actor)  (Photo: Sammy Williams | Unsplash) I’ve gotta admit, bro. Social media used to have…

    OPINION | Casting Directors Should Give Us Feedback on Our Self-Tapes! 

    OPINION Casting Directors Should Give Us Feedback on Our Self-Tapes!  Casting directors demand so much, yet don’t even give us the courtesy of feedback on our self-tapes  (by The Anonymous Actor)  (Photo: Pixabay…

    OPINION | Self-Taping is a Godsend! 

    OPINION Self-Taping is a Godsend!  If the choice is between a self-tape and sitting in rush-hour traffic, I’ll choose self-taping every time! (by The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Jill Wellington | Pexels) Anyone who…

    ACTOR STORY | How Ed O’Neill Landed His Breakout Role by Making a Bold Choice 

    ACTOR STORY How Ed O’Neill Landed His Breakout Role by Making a Bold Choice  O’Neill hit casting directors with something they weren’t expecting (by Carmichael Phillips) (Ed O’Neill in Married…with Children) At an…