Thursday, November 30, 2006


It's sure been a busy week. Tomorrow brings another commercial callback & a feature horror audition. I am grateful for these things. I had to miss an audition today as well due to another appointment. Never like that to happen but it certainly falls under the quality problem category. Class was really good's pretty much going to stay that way.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

happy monkey

Today I am grateful for hope. I read the book by Jane Goodall recently called "A Reason For Hope" and I am remembering how good it was. *and I just now found the website because I wanted to link the Book, how cool - check it out!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Call waiting

Stay with it people, it's only 30 seconds & well worth it. We need a few guys like this in L.A., he is my hero today, I got to laugh early & for that I am grateful.

Monday, November 27, 2006


I have 2 commercial callbacks tomorrow. Good timing too, just when the 'ol head was trying to do some thinkin' about length of time since the last one.

This morning's audition was with Gabrielle Schary for a non-smoking PSA. This is the third non-smoking PSA I've auditioned for since I quit smoking. After the first one I was sure I would book it. I mean the universe has to thank me for that, right? Nope. Same deal on the second one. OK Universe, I get it, I'll just keep suiting up & showing up.

So Today's audition goes well. I did my bit, got some terrific feedback from Gabrielle, did another one & was outa there, life is good. And for that I am grateful.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Goose egg

Today I am grateful for football, friends, serenity & Phó (Vietnamese noodle soup). Even though it was a mighty tough day on the gridiron for my boys.

And I've got a commercial audition in the morning.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Wowie Zowie

Last week I went to see the play "All About Walken" . That's myself & my friend Tara, who did a superb job in the show, eyeballing each other in front of the cool lobby poster. The show was a bunch of impressions, scenes & funny make-em-ups about the amazing Mr. Walken. Good fun, go see it. I am grateful for good shows I get to see my friends in in L.A.

I am also grateful for my friend Lauren and a couple hundred people I got to share some gratitude with this holiday weekend.

A lot

Friday, November 24, 2006


Today I am cumulatively grateful for the other auditions I had this short week.
Jackson-Hewitt for Ross Lacy casting - No callback although Stephon got one. Book it man.
Kia for Deborah Kurtz - fun as hell, would love to call back on this one.
"Dirt" for Fiorentino/Mangieri/Weidman - This was my first Episodic audition in a while & I was psyched to be back in the FMW offices again. They've called me in a bunch in the last couple years. I saw Jonathan there, a fellow blogger who I previously only knew online.

Also I really enjoy the Vietnamese summer rolls (although I think they're really spring...?) I get at the Korean market food court just down the street. Light & delicious & perfect for post overindulging gobble day. Add them to my gratitude list, and the whole restaurant really as I regularly get Pho there, and the occasional #7.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Share the happy

Here's Mom, who makes the best damn thanksgiving dinner ever! I once got the stink-eye from my Grandpa-Jim for mentioning this at Grandma's Thanksgiving dinner table. Oops.

Happy thanksgiving everybody! Today I am grateful for all the friends I get to hang out with, my family scattered around the country who I will not see but some of whom I'll talk to, getting decent sleep last night, the delicious turkey I will soon be gobbling and the best L.A. Thanksgiving tradition ever: Late night charades at Patricia, John & Mairead's House! The Kid:

Fun news - my buddy Hal jumped on board for the 12 Days of Gratitude, the little project I started to combat holiday blues/pissedoffedness. Jump on board if you'd like to do the same, there's plenty of room!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Today I am grateful For my audition with Jeff Hightower for the film "Coma". I kind of improvised on a line, didn't stumble or anything but it was the first line. Would rather have not done that but I mostly think I gave them what I wanted to. It was my first time in this building and I must say the architecture of the building, & the entire office park is just amazing. I'll have to see if I can find a pic.

12 days of gratitude

OK, the 33 days really.

I don't like death I don't like ultra early advertising I don't like gluttony I don't like the overindulgence of this country & this town I don't like sadness I don't like our incompetent president I don't like war I don't like arrogant religious zealots I don't like uber commercialization I don't like sickness I don't like pain I don't like douchebags.

So in an effort to be happy & healthy & joyous to family, friends, myself & all those in-between, I am going to post something I'm grateful for every day until Xmas. Feel free to join along with me, won't you?

Monday, November 20, 2006

Steelers spank Browns in their own house

Yup, that title says it all! After a lackluster start the Steel is back in the game. That sorta goes for the whole season as well as this game. And the sniveling of some browns fans about the loss is just gravy on the cake. Thats right, cake-gravy brownies, eat it!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

12 of 12 November

The 12 of 12 is a fun project started by a guy named Chad(click link) that I try to do every month. Today I was working as a proctor at the Chiropractic National Board test. Actors have weird Bi-Annual jobs.
6am - My first (and only) obligatory "Way to effin early" mirror shot.

7am - The lovely Rachel (my co-proctor...we wear the badge!) on the right & the lovely Dana (SP coordinator & big chief) on the left.

7:30am - Life size acupuncture training statue (the AcuOscar) This one has a small loin cloth & we're looking out a couple of the cool square windows.

8am - Looking across campus...sometimes the crappy phone cam™ just doesn't get it.

9am - The rotation board for the exam. Don't touch, damnit!

10am - The largest block of the cool square windows with foliage. There's some cool architecture here.

11am - These are on top of the doors of the training rooms we use to crash out in (not part of the live exam)

11:01 - Warning!

1pm - We got the tiny TV to work in the break room and the Steeler game was on. We Won!

2pm - As a proctor, we can officially look into the "staff only" room. Those are shelves full of Chinese herbs on the left, going all the way back. It smelled nice & healthy.

2:30 - Theres Tim posing with one of many cool body cut away charts.

3pm - Here's the AcuOscar that is anatomically correct. The red scarf was put on by some modest person. It got moved back & forth several times over the weekend. Funny shit. (I got busted once - heh heh)

4pm - This months bonus picture theme was "Thanksgiving" Getting onto the 10 meant I was almost home after a very long weekend.

Welcome other 12 of 12ers, feel free to leave a comment/take a look around.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Back in the saddle

Auditions are picking up it seems. Had to miss 2 last week due to flying back east but it got busy at the end of the week here a bit: Time Warner commercial for Jane Doe Casting and AIG for Joe Blake. And get this, they were both on Friday, an hour apart and right next to each other in the same casting office, 200 S LaBrea! I thanked the casting gods. Both were good. I am going in to Joe Blake a lot recently/this year...I feel I will book with him soon. My audition was with a real great kid playing my daughter, we ran lines & talked about Halloween before going in. She likes Rolo's.

Then it was straight to another great Howey class. If you are an actor in need of a better class, I highly recommend this one. Highly.

Today's audition was for a SAG Modified Low Budget short. I think it went real well, I really connect to this character & liked the folks in the room. We shall see.

And we finish off (or start the new week, depending on your prefs) with a theatre audition Sunday. Onward.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kerry on Kerry

Click here for YouTube video.

It's to bad he didn't get to be president when we elected him.