An acting career has to start somewhere...In 1972 I was cast in "Bummer". I played a musician in a rock group called "The Group". Our bass player turned out to be a psycho who killed groupies. No academy award nominations for this one. It played at drive-in theaters over the summer. Remember Drive-ins? The psycho bass player was played by Dennis Burkley. We became friends and have been friends to this day. One of the perks of the acting business.
Dennis went on to have a terrific career. "Sanford" with Redd Fox, "Mask", "Murphy's Romance", "Tin Cup" to name a few. Hurray for Hollywood!
I'm not referring to the exciting art of flying an airplane. No, I'm talking about that time of year when the Agents in Hollywood pick up the phone and try to convince casting directors to give their actor clients an opportunity to audition for a role on a new Television Pilot.
Sometimes it takes a little push to get them in the door.
I keep myself motivated with the "belt sander to the head" technique.
"Why can't a vampire be short!""
After all the smoke clears, another happy Television Season is ready to air. Gotta love it! Stay tuned...
As I walk along the Hollywood Stars (Bing Crosby, Rin Tin Tin, Rita Hayworth) on the way to my office, I think about my life's journey and what brought me to this place in time. I've lived in Hollywood most of my life. Grew up in a family of actors and later became one myself. I've been an actor, a television and film writer, and now a Talent and Literary Agent. As my Hollywood journey continues I invite you to walk along with me. I'll look back from where I've been and up ahead. Who knows what's around the next corner...