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and the Holiday Cards are… done.

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

2016 marks the 12th and final round for my self-produced Holiday Card campaign. When I started I think I had about 40 people on my holiday list, and now it’s closer to 400. I’m not getting any younger and my new kid is likely going to be the focus of future holiday greetings anyway. But […]

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[Warning: this is overwritten, messy and filled with my stupidity… so get a nice cup of camomile tea and settle in for a long ride.] Just got Esai Morales’ election email and in one sentence he says: “…our union apparently is facing difficult financial challenges, including three years of deficit spending.” Then, two sentences later adds: […]

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Fill my Bucketz

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Working actors do (and have done) a lot of jobs that never see the light of day. But this is not one of those jobs. I’m very happy to share this quirky but fun casual game called Bucketz! Only on the iTunes store for the moment. You’ll hear my voice A LOT (maybe too much) […]

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A casting director that could use a hug.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

A fellow talent forwarded me this email from a commercial casting director: Due to actors CONSTANTLY parking in our neighbors parking spots DESPITE NUMEROUS SIGNS ALL OVER THE PLACE in our lot my landlord is requiring that I PERSONALLY PAY FOR a security Guard which will cost me thousands a month. I am in a […]

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You may or may not know the following: You can post on Actors Access (and all the other actor casting sites) for free. You can conduct your search for actors with a great deal of anonymity. There is no shortage of actors willing to do anything involving a camera with little to no benefit. Is […]

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Ben asks me to help out with his outgoing voice message.

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Ego stroked.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Wow. I’m humbled and honored by this little write-up. Jeremy Michael Cohen, you rule. Can’t wait to 1. see the film, 2. work with you again, 3. take you up on that game of Risk challenge. Everyone else, I suggest you keep up with this up-and-comer: ———————————————————-

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