Author Archives: Michael

Kill Me Now

When it comes to dramatic acting, I seem to have one of those “pretty boy gonna die” faces. I say this with acceptance since I usually play the good natured guy who gets injured or killed. At a lanky six … Continue reading

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Comedy Callbacks

This week has been a whirlwind. It seemed like everyone I knew was having a birthday party. I think when all was said and done I had six birthday parties to attend. No one does cake in LA, but the … Continue reading

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Blood on the Audition Floor

Two callbacks, four hours, and five scenes later and there was one more scene separating me from the role. I had made it to the final round of callbacks, and it was down to me and three other actors reading … Continue reading

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New Agency: Elev8 Talent

I’m pleased to announce I recently signed with Elev8 Talent Agency for Commercial representation. The lovely Kylie MacKenzie is my commercial agent and will be negotiating for me. Here’s to great things to come! Elev8 Talent Agency Kylie MacKenzie, Commercial 489 South … Continue reading

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Can I Use This Chair?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been tempted to do this in an audition. I’m reading Hollywood Said No right now and have been hooked on Mr. Show sketches. This one is a stand-out.

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You want the Jobs?

“The commercial audition is in Irvine. They’re looking for a young Steve Jobs type. Please confirm by EOD.” The text message from my agent said. The casting breakdown on LACasting confirmed that the audition was for a new video game … Continue reading

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Luck Be A Lady

It’s been said that booking an acting gig is a lot like gambling. Both are high stakes, involve a degree of skill, and both involve that intangible quality of luck.  So it was appropriate that I found myself in a … Continue reading

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Audition Diary #17: Packages

“You’ve got a callback – in your underwear,” the casting director tells me when I pick up my phone. “Ok, just my underwear right? No nudity?” I ask. “No nudity. Well, maybe the underwear will be fleshed colored, but definitely … Continue reading

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Maude Audition

I auditioned for the Upright Citizens Brigade Maude sketch team this week. After consulting the lovely Jackie Johnson’s tumblr about the ins-and-outs of auditioning I grabbed my iPad and a few friends and filmed some impersonations. Check out my impersonations, … Continue reading

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Slings and Arrows

A commercial I shot a few years ago for Dust-Off recently got trashed on E!’s The Soup called “This Is What Second-Hand Embarrassment Looks Like.” As an actor, I take this as a good omen since people are talking since I just … Continue reading

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