Kids React wins the Inaugural International Academy
of Web Television Award for Best Variety Web Series!
May 10 2013
Last week after I completed my blog, I got an instant callback for a national Coca Cola Commercial. The good news was I didn’t have to audition to get to the callback. The better news is I met a really nice family and set of twins from “Days of Our Lives” Soap Opera—Aaron and Griffin Kunitz who play Johnny DiMera. One of them went in the callback with me as my little brother. We looked a lot alike and he did great for a really young one, but he’s been on camera since he was three weeks old. The whole family was a joy to meet. Saturday was my standard Margie Haber and LA Connection classes which both went very well. Sunday Dad and I volunteered several hours at the No Kill LA Pet Adoption event at the La Brea Tar Pits. More than 300 animals were adopted at this awesome event and we loved helping out. I’m sure we’ll do it again soon. Those dogs and cats all need someone to love and take care of them. There were too many awesome pets to describe them all. Monday Dad and I went to our next door neighbor’s home for a birthday dinner for Dad early. The food was great and the company even better. Tuesday was an audition for the film, “Turtle” for the leading role. I felt a very powerful connection between me and the actor who would play my Dad in the film. We looked enough alike to sell the relationship and there was great chemistry. I know I nailed the audition and now we wait. Later in the evening, we screened “Future Self”. I was thrilled with the results of my hard work and believe it is my best work to date. The film made everyone in the theatre cry and it was a powerful performance if I say so myself. The film will go to many film festivals and I’m sure it will garner a ton of awards. The acting was awesome, camera work amazing; lighting on the money, storyline terrific, and even the musical score was original. I’ll get my copy of the film next week so I can see it again and begin to pick apart the performance to make myself better. Wednesday was my Dad’s birthday and I’m glad I got to spend it with him. He’s the best Dad ever. Happy Birthday Dad! Then I had my first one man play audition. I don’t usually do theatre, but my agents felt this production would “showcase” my ability to do multiple roles and accents. When I was on stage during the audition the producer said “Sloane where have you been all my life?” I take that to mean she liked my performance. Now like always we wait to hear for a callback or booking. Last night I saw you guys on the small screen on the Nickelodeon Channel with my role of George on “Wendell & Vinnie”. We had a small party with friends over to the house to watch the show and I must tell you that I was very proud of my performance and enjoyed the friends too. Today I go to an audition for the leading role of Oliver opposite Bill Murray in “ST. VINCENT OF VAN WYCK STREET”. This will be a huge film but I only had last night and part of today to memorize 14 full pages of lines. As always, I will do my best. Next week I shoot a new show for Cracked.com in the desert and Mom comes back home to us. Also my sisters and niece are coming for a visit too. It will be awesome to see them. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
May 3 2013
This week was front loaded and back loaded, but I had the cruise control button on in the middle. Saturday we arrived back from West Virginia late enough to miss my classes. Sunday we pretty much chilled out and relaxed to get back to West Coast time. Because the Disney role of Alexander’s total value, I got coached for the audition on Monday, then went to the audition and nailed it on Tuesday. Wednesday I had an awesome feature film audition for a leading role in “Field of Lost Shoes” about the cadets at VMI who were underage that fought bravely at the battle of New Market. Wednesday night my friend Kayla from the Margie Haber class came to our house and we hung out and went to see Tom Cruise in “Oblivion”. The movie rocked and I would have loved to have been in it. Thursday and today were total rest and relaxation. Dad and I ran errands, went to Tropical Fish Stores (bought a few new corals), Sky High for a workout, and ate well. Saturday and Sunday we start all over again with classes but have no clue what next week holds for us, except we do know we’re screening “Future Self” on the 7th and my Dad turns 63 on the 8th. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
April 26, 2013
This is a pretty short blog as I’m back in West Virginia for my yearly academic testing so here goes. Saturday I had my Margie Haber and LA connection classes and a callback for the role of Brian in “Split”. They were all great and Sunday we flew home to WV to see family and friends and for three days of yearly academic testing. Monday was a day to recover from flying but Dad and I had dentist appointments. Tuesday started the nationwide academic testing. In between and around the testing, I got to see family and friends and have dinner with my sisters and niece. No rest for the weary as I did have a taped audition for a new film called “Let’s Be Cops”. The role is pretty funny and we taped the audition at my Dad’s office. Thursday was “bring your kid to work day”, and my Dad’s company had an awesome program for about twenty of us. I really enjoyed meeting some of the kids of our employees and seeing old friends I have known for years. Today I got an amazing audition for what promises to be a franchise suite of films called “ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY”. I’ll work on the lines for a few days and go in to audition next Tuesday. It’s for the role of Alexander or the lead. It would be a dream to come true if I were to get it. I’ve read all the books and think it would be a career opportunity to have this role. Fingers and toes crossed. The academic testing went well and I believe I’ve done what I needed to do and moving on to the seventh grade with flying colors. We fly home tomorrow and screen “Future Self” sometime next week. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
April 19 2013
Saturday I had my next Margie Haber class. It was as powerful as the last one, but I’m starting to get used to the “drama” in the class. From there we went to an audition where I got to be light hearted and funny. It was a nice change of pace, and I’ll save the suspense as I have a callback this Saturday for the role of Brian in “Split”. Monday was one of my biggest auditions this year for the role of Kenny in “Search Party”. It has the same director as the “The Hangover II”. I nailed it, but await a callback. The deeper I get into this business the more famous the folks I see at the auditions. This one was a pretty neat one. Wednesday was an audition for a project named “Cleaners”. It’s a cool script about a kid (me if I’m lucky) who is a genius that gets kidnapped by two female hit people by accident. I was off book (memorized my lines) as always and hit each and every beat they were looking for. The casting director said he was amazed and had no corrections to give me on my performance. Now we wait for a callback or booking. It would be a really powerful six part mini-series project. Then we went to IFLY and I got to do some indoor skydiving. I really missed it and had a ball being back in the tunnel and back up in the air. Thursday was an audition for a nationwide PSA for Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD. I’d play a soccer player with ADD who understands his medical diagnosis and learns to live with it. It was half lines and half improv. I love those as I feel my improv is getting stronger and stronger. Right now, today is a homework and breather day and tomorrow is Margie Haber, the callback for “Split” and LA Connection. Like the Margie Haber classes, I’ve been moved up in Improv to the teen class even though I’m still only 12. I’m honored to be in the classes with older more mature actors and hope to continue to learn and share my craft. It’s going to be a busy day of ups and downs. Sunday we fly home to WV to see family, friends and creatures. Then I take my yearly academic tests over a three day period to show my homeschooling is working. We got a call yesterday from the Director of “Future Self”. He said the film is completed and he’s thrilled with my performance and the film in general. We will screen it here in LA the week we return. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
April 12 2013
It was another outstanding week here in Hollywood. Saturday I was “sent up” to the advanced teen class at Margie Haber’s. In her 30 plus years teaching acting, I’m now the youngest ever to go into this class at 12. I consider this a great honor. The other students are from 14 to 20. It’s a great class and the first one felt like an intervention. We had powerful lines and opened up to eachother. I was drained at the end of the class and can’t wait till the next one. Sunday was a day to relax and see a movie with the family. We saw “Olympus Has Fallen”. It was basically “Die Hard” in the White House, but the action and stunts were great and the acting was excellent. I can’t wait to be in a big film like that one. Monday we filmed “A Voodoo Possession”. It was an awesome crew and a nice shoot. While I only had one day on the film, it was a full day and one I truly enjoyed. The film will hit the box offices on Halloween 2013 as they have distribution. I can’t wait to see the film and my small but important part. Tuesday was a voiceover for Frosted Flakes, and Wednesday I auditioned for the role of Tony in the new film, “Strings”. It’s a film that crosses “Good Will Hunting” with “Footloose”. It will film in Winnipeg, Canada for about 8 weeks and has a nice cast building and a great budget. I recognized some of the talent at the audition as my competition and casts continue to increase with experience. Thursday was more voiceover work. Today was a co-starring role audition, and Saturday will be class number two with the advanced class at Margie Haber and after that another lead audition for yet another feature film. Sunday is LA Connection and Monday is a HUGE audition for a monster film named “Search Party”. The Director did “The Hangover II” among other huge films. If I could land this co-starring role, I’d be set. Fingers and toes crossed. I love the role and can’t wait to deliver the lines. This has been a full week of exercising Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. At this point, I’m about as connected as I can be. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
April 5 2013
Things are picking back up here in Hollywood. Sunday we drove to Oceanside, California where I was invited to a friend’s un-birthday party. She and her family had it at a Wyndham Resort. The food, facilities and guests were all awesome. We stayed the entire day and spent the night so we could go to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. You all know I love salt water fish so I was a kid in a candy store. It is a most amazing place and the fish and the exhibits were awesome. Tuesday was a “same day” audition for Nickelodeon’s “Sam and Cat” for the role of Butler. I did well, but not sure if that show is a fit for me. Again, all roles are good roles. Wednesday was a wardrobe fitting and continuity pictures for “A Voodoo Possession”. The cool thing is I’ll be working with another young actor who will be my younger brother whose real name is Gabriel, but in the film he will be Cody and I will be Aiden. He and I have the same manager and work together very well. We shoot next Monday all day. Then it was off to an audition for a leading role in the made for TV movie, “Friend Request” in the role of Donny who tries to hook his widower Dad with a wife. The casting director loved my choices for the role and said she loved me as a young actor. Now we wait for the callback and hopefully the role. Thursday was massive voiceover day at Abrams Artists Agency. They have their own voiceover laboratory and I went there first to read for a leading voiceover role in “Boo” for the role of Henry opposite Seth Rogan. While I was finishing up, they also booked me to audition for the new “Penguins of Madagascar” film. It was a cold read, but I did my best as always and now we’ll see if my voiceover classes will help me book. Then we spent some time with the agents saying hi and catching up on what a wonderful pilot season it was for me. They are proud of me and my work, and I think my team is the best I’ve ever seen in our business. It’s good all around. Today is a day for haircuts and lunch with a Producer from Atlanta. We’ll see where he and his Production Company are with “7000 Islands”. Then it’s off to laser tag with my buds and a good night’s sleep. Saturday I’m moving up to the advanced teen classes at Margie Haber and Sunday is Improv. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
March 29 2013
Happy Easter or Passover, whichever holiday you celebrate. Let’s hope it is your best one yet. After a relatively quiet week last week, things have picked up a bit. I have gotten permission to share the name of the TV show I just filmed in the last two weeks. The name of the show is “Wendell & Vinnie” which airs on Nickelodeon’s Nick at Nite, and I can tell you that it is a wonderful cast and crew to work with. It was good to be back on the Warner Brothers lot filming. I got to see some folks I met while filming “Partners”. I was a Guest Star which comes with some great lines, serious camera time, name in the credits at the end of the show, and a nice paycheck. Right now, the show is scheduled to air on 25 May and the name of the episode is Fathers of Fathers and Sons. I’ll let you all know if the schedule get’s changed. Saturday was LA Connection, and Sunday was a pretty busy day. Not only did I have my final Margie Haber Class (I’ll miss those new friends, but going to a birthday party this weekend), but I also had two feature film auditions. The first one was for the role of Kevin in the upcoming follow on movie to all of the Vacation films like European and Christmas Vacation. The film oddly enough is called “Vacation”. I did well and got a callback. Then it was off to another feature audition for the role of Aiden in “Voodoo Possession”. I did well in that audition too and will save the suspense as I booked it on Tuesday and start filming on the 8th of April. “Vacation” is a bigger feature with Ed Helms as the lead. It would be awesome to work with him, but they take their time casting those roles since it’s a high budget and visibility film. Tuesday evening I had my makeup final class for voiceover with Shawn Michael Howard. I have learned so very much in his classes and admire his skills and commitment to the craft. Thursday I had the callback for “Vacation” and actually read for the Director, Executive Producer, and the writer. I was in there for a very long time, and they loved my performance. They had me do it several ways and laughed at each of them (that is a good thing since it’s supposed to be funny while I deliver the lines straight faced). Now we wait. We have a birthday party to go to this weekend, two hours plus away, but it will be fun. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
March 22 2013
This was the most relaxing week I’ve ever had here in Hollywood. It was a nice week to catch up on homework and errands. Saturday was Improv, and Sunday was Margie Haber as it will be this weekend. Both were great, but the rest of the week was spent catching up on many things, however, I’ve got two new exciting auditions set for Sunday after Margie Haber. The first one is for a co-starring role as the youngest son of Rusty Griswold in the new film “Vacation”. The second one is another feature film role as a flashback of one of the leads in a “VooDoo Possession”. The feature film “Love Letter” will now be filming later this summer probably in July and we’ll be heading back to West Virginia in the end of April for my yearly academic testing. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
March 15 2013
If any of you are Shakespeare fans and you’ve read Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March”. I guess this was the day Caesar was assassinated by his friends. Not sure how that fits my blog, but just had to lay it out there. The year 2013 is flying by and now we’re almost one fourth of the way to 2014. Last weekend was pretty quiet with LA Connection and the Margie Haber class. At Margie Haber’s, we worked with a Disney casting director who I’ve read for at least ten times. It was a fun class. Monday was the big day for shooting my “mystery” TV show. It was a long but completely successful shoot and then I had to make a decision. Tuesday night was my second of three voiceover classes but the TV show wanted me to be at the live taping of the show so they could introduce me to the audience as one of their Guest Stars. It was an easy decision and I went to the live taping. I do love this business. The film (TV is so much quicker than the big screen) was awesome. My part came off very real and very funny. I got tons of kudos for a job well done and hopefully I will be able to tell you all in a month or so the name of the show and when it airs. I’m not sure why this show is so protective of their information, but must honor their requests. Wednesday and Thursday were well deserved rest and school days but I did get a few cool corals delivered in the mail for our saltwater tank which is very beautiful and stable now. Today I have more school and a late day audition for a really cool feature film called, “Dead of Night”. I’d like to get this one as I’ve never done a Zombie film and it would be so cool to do one. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
March 8 2013
A long and strong Pilot Season is coming to a slow close. We got some awesome news this week, and I’m proud to share it with you. So last Friday, I read for the role of young Neil in the Pilot “Brenda Forever”. I did well, but may be too young for the part. Saturday I read for the role of Daniel in the film, “Beating”. It went well, so now we wait like always. Sunday I had my Margie Haber classes and read for a really cool role on a new Nickelodeon show. I’ve read at least ten times for that show, and I was very comfortable with the casting directors. I nailed it. Monday was a chill and homework day and Tuesday more of the same, but I started my voiceover classes with Sean Michael Howard. You will know his voice from the “Family Guy” and the “Cleveland Show”, and many others. I’m learning so very much and enjoying it. Of course I’m the only kid in the 10 person class, but I’m holding my own. Wednesday we got the call that I booked a Guest Star (bigger than a Co-Star) role on a very successful new TV show. It films at Warner Brothers so it’s old home week for me. I’m under NDA but will share when it gets ready to air—I promise. It’s a great role and I’m actually in three key scenes. I have lines and the camera will be on me unlike some of the latest TV shows. I’m pretty pumped up about it. Then I went on an audition for young Adam in “The Day We Met”. It’s a feature and I rocked the audition, but like always need to see if I’m a fit. Thursday was a wardrobe fit for the new TV show, and Friday was an entire day of rehearsals and you guessed it, more wardrobe fits. It was a heck of a long day from 5am till 10pm. I like most of the outfits, but it’s not my call. This weekend is LA Connection and Margie Haber, and Monday we film the TV show. Life is good. Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour this weekend unless you’re in Arizona. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
March 1 2013
Another month has come and gone, and now it’s March of 2013. The audition and callback pace continues to pick up. They never seem to get any easier or any more important or less important. Each one is a key to my future. I’m not sure which door they will unlock, but I continue to put my best foot forward and do my best on each and every one. Friday my taped submission for “The Plantation” was due. It was a powerful performance, now I have to hope the casting directors think the same. Saturday we shot the Slormp web show. It was a blast and as always I had fun with the Cracked.com folks. Sunday was the Margie Haber classes. We’re over half way now, and I continue to learn more about my craft. Monday, we picked up Mom at the airport. It’s always settling to have our family back together. It’s wonderful to have her back home. Then we got the call from a feature film called “Love Letter”. They loved my taped submission and want to offer me the leading co-star role of Timmy. This is the first taped submission I’ve gotten a hit on. We have a while to make the decision but they would work the filming so my parts could be shot in a week or so, and we could get back to LA. They would pay to fly us out and back and a small daily rate for an ultra low budget SAG/AFTRA film. The cool thing is that they already have distribution for the film at selected theatres, and I would be working opposite Sid Haig who is an icon in this business! I’m sure I can learn a lot from him. On the way home I read for the part of Sebastian in the Untitled Tad Quill project. I did my thing, but bet they are looking for a blonde based upon who all was there with me at the audition. Time will tell. I know I did the best I could have possibly done. Tuesday was a rest up and school day. Wednesday, I went back for the third time to do a “Producers” read for the leading role in “How the Hell Am I Normal”. I did my best as always, but not sure this one is for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love the role, but after a while you start to feel which role is a slam dunk and which ones aren’t. I think they will go younger and smaller. I hope I’m surprised. Thursday was a total rest up and sleep day, and today, Friday, I have a late audition for the role of Young Neil in “Brenda Forever”. I like the role and will nail it. Let’s just hope I have the right look. Tomorrow, I read for a bully role (I don’t like those much but a role is a role) in a show called “Beating”. Then it starts all over again. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
February 22 2013
Hi there everyone, and welcome to Friday the 22nd. Last Saturday was a relaxing day doing improv at LA Connection. Sunday was my favorite niece, Brennan’s fifth birthday. We got to Skype with her and wish her a great birthday. Her party this year revolved around learning about the American Indians or Native Americans depending on what is politically correct at the moment. She had a ball. Then it was off to my Margie Haber class. Monday was a holiday—thanks past presidents Washington and Lincoln. Tuesday was a ton of schoolwork and in the evening I had a voiceover class with six incredible professionals. One of them was Shawn Michael Howard, who is a voice in American Dad, PJ’s and others. I will be taking a class with him personally the first three Tuesdays in the month of March. We’ll spend two hours each class in the booth perfecting my voiceover skills. Wednesday I was back at Paramount Studios to read for the role of Adam on NCIS. I’ve read for this casting director before and had a great read. To quote him, I was spot on. Now we wait to hear. NCIS is a great show and one of my Mom’s favorites. Thursday I completed a self taped audition for the role of Miles in the feature film “The Plantation”. If selected, I would be a lead and it films in Atlanta. My performance was right on the money and it’s gone to the casting director. Now it needs to impress him/her. Then it was off to a callback on the Chevron Commercial. I nailed that audition in front of the clients, and like always now we wait. So far Friday today is a school and chilling day. Saturday and Sunday are improv and acting class. All in all not a bad week. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
February 15 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you had a chance to tell those you care for, how much they mean to you. News Flash!!! I am now a Union actor. After two years, I have qualified and joined SAG/AFTRA. No more non union work for me. I am very proud to be in the union with my contemporaries. This week continued the amazing pace of the weeks before here in 2013. Last Friday, I read for two more pilots: “Spy” and “Girl Meets World”. I got Producer callbacks and reads for both. Saturday was a rare day indeed where I did Improv and got to have fun. Sunday was the Margie Haber class and then time to relax prior to the week starting back up at a fast pace. Monday was the Producer’s read for “Spy”. I know I did well and that Rob Corddry will be the lead. I’ve worked with him before and know I look enough like him to pass for his son. Now we need to see if I look young enough to sell the role. Tuesday I read for a nice role in a new blockbuster. I can’t mention the name as we had to sign an NDA. We take those seriously so I can just tell you that the casting director said she liked my look and that I delivered the lines perfectly. Then it was off to a Cadillac commercial audition. I did excellent, but as always, commercials are a crap shoot. It’s all about the look. Wednesday was a really neat Chevron commercial with powerful lines about STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. They want to invest in our future. We got two very important calls on Wednesday. First up was the CEO of Guildwood Entertainment and HWY 1 Entertainment. They have their funding for “7000 Islands” and plan to negotiate my role as the lead in two weeks then start shooting the film in May of this year. This is the one I’ve been waiting for. Then we also got a call from the committee for the Apple Harvest Festival back home. This is a great yearly event that is a big time celebration with dinners, galas, and a parade. This year they want me to be the Grand Marshall of the festivities because my town is proud of my accomplishments here in Hollywood. They will pay the expenses for the family to come home for the event so I can see my friends in October. This will be a very fun commitment. Thursday was Valentine’s Day and a day for a haircut and some schoolwork and rest. Friday is more chilling unless some callbacks come rolling in. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
February 8 2013
Congratulations to the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens for a great game. While they were a great team that is not enough to be a champion or a winner. Sometimes you need to be a team of destiny and that is what they were. My team around me which includes my parents, my manager, and my agents has made team Siegel a team of destiny. I can honestly say we are hitting on all cylinders. We are working like a close knit team which is great for me. While I’m working hard, I’m working smart with awesome input and support from all of them. Last Friday was the final callback from the Nickelodeon show “Sam and Cat”. I was close but they went older on this role, so it was not for me. I really liked the role, but it wasn’t meant to be. Saturday was LA Connection and it was a great show, then we went to our friend, Jason’s to tape an audition submission for a feature film called “Love Letter” which films in North Carolina. It turned out to be an excellent audition and the Producer sent back a note to say it was outstanding. She also said she was sending it directly to the Director. We’ll see how long that takes, but we met our commitment with class. Sunday was my Margie Haber classes. They were great and we worked on comedy and timing and how to bring an audience up and down and land the big laughs. It’s very cool stuff that I’m using in my auditions as we speak. Monday I was asked to audition for another role on “There Goes the Planet”. This time they want me to read for the big brother, Elvis. I did really well and will save the suspense. I was asked to go to a working session with the casting director prior to her sending me to audition for the Disney Channel executives on the 21st floor of their building in Burbank, CA. Many kids never get to that event and now I’ve been there four times. Perhaps four times is the charm. I went on Thursday and did my absolute best. I left nothing on the table. Now we wait. Today is another audition for a leading role in new pilot which is coming here from England called “SPY”. This one was rescheduled for my convenience so I could focus on the Disney Channel. I did my best and now we wait for that one too. My agents pitched me separately for another Disney Pilot called “Girl Meets World”. I would play Shamus Farkle. It’s a great role and one I know I could deliver, and they scheduled this for me on Saturday to fit my schedule. I must admit that I have so many lines in my head that it’s hard to keep them all straight and I’m starting to hear voices (not really Mom), but it’s part of the job and part of the career. I’m so thankful for my team. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
February 1 2013
This week picked up where last week left off. I’ve pretty much been on roller skates all month. To recap last Friday, I was on set shooting “A Gun in the Room” from early morning till 2pm. Then it was off to the races. Dad and I drove from Agora Hills, CA to Santa Monica to a Verizon commercial. To save some suspense, I made it to the callbacks on Thursday and now wait to see if I booked it. Then it was off to another site in Santa Monica for a Sprint commercial. After that, we were diverted to drive at 5pm on a Friday night in the rain from Santa Monica to Tarzana, CA and make it to another audition in 45 minutes for a new TV show called Deadtime Stories. It was a cold read (never saw the script till I got there) and I read three times that evening including a chemistry read with another established actor in the series. Saturday we continued filming “A Gun in the Room” all day till 10PM. Sunday was a four hour day to complete the film and come home to collapse. Monday I had an audition for the role of Marcel on a new Nickelodeon show called “Sam and Cat”. The casting director told me I did awesome, and again to cut out the suspense, I have the callback today and if they like me, I start working on Nickelodeon on Monday for at least a week and the character has recurring possibilities. You’ll have to wait till next week to see if I got the role. Tuesday was a crash and homework day, but I had three new scripts to memorize—another 21 pages. We also found out that I have a chemistry testing for the new pilot called “How the Hell Am I Normal”. They are scheduling it as we speak. Wednesday I read for the lead in a new Disney Film called “The Game Maker”. I rocked the audition and now as always we wait to hear. Wednesday night we saw my episode of “The Neighbors” on ABC. I got micro face time towards the end of the show. I can’t wait till I’m a lead and get great lines and total dedicated camera time. Thursday I found out that I also got a callback for the Pilot called “About a Boy”. I’m really thankful Dad keeps the calendar because they are all running together for me. Also Thursday, I had a callback for the Santa Monica Verizon commercial which went very well, and got sent directly to a callback for another Verizon commercial in LA where the casting director said “I’ll see you soon!” to me which is always a good sign. Then we found out that the new Lance Cracker commercial I shot months ago was released—check it out below as I’m on at the 25 second mark with a red shirt and sunglasses on the far left of the dancers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ossSeQRmN-g . We shot all day for the commercial and I’m on it for two or three seconds. However I’m on it. Keep and eye out for it. I hear from friends back home that Ebates is still showing our Christmas commercial.
Today, Friday, I have an afternoon final callback for the Nickelodeon show. Again, you’ll have to tune in next week to see if I landed the role or not. Wish me luck. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
January 25 2013
I hope this blog finds you all well and healthy. I can honestly say Pilot Season is in full swing now. Friday after I wrote my blog, I had an audition for the Adam Goldberg Pilot called “How the Hell Am I Normal”. I know I did well because I got an instant callback. The producers laughed and seemed to like my audition. Now the agonizing wait to hear. Saturday was an audition for another pilot named “There Goes the Planet”. I know I did well on that one because the casting director is germaphobic but gave me a high five. Then it was off to audition for a feature film called “The Secret Children”. I think I did well on that one too. Later that evening the wardrobe person for “A Gun in the Room” came by the house to discuss wardrobe for the film. What nice people they are. Sunday was an early table read for “A Gun in the Room”. To my surprise, one of the actors is Eric Roberts. He plays the butler and it was nice to meet him and I’m looking forward to learning from him or just working with him. Then it was off to the Margie Haber class. It’s a really fun and informative class. Monday was another TV Pilot audition for the lead in a Cullen Brothers Project for ABC. While I read for the lead nerdy bad athlete kid, the casting director said she wanted to switch me up and have me read for the bully. I don’t like bully roles, but hey a job is a job. I did well, but doubt it’s for me. Tuesday we started shooting “A Gun in the Room”. This is going to be a pretty impressive project. It’s a short which is a teaser for a feature film and the cast is powerful. It all hinges on me as I’m the lead. I’m stoked but it might take a few weeks to shoot. We had to move two more auditions to shoot this film, but I believe it’s worth it. Wednesday was a day off, and Thursday was an audition for a NBC pilot called “About a Boy”. They told me it was an awesome audition and I saw the casting director write yes on my resume. On the way home we bought some more corals and one more fish for our salt water aquarium. It’s getting pretty beautiful and full. Today, Friday we resume shooting “A Gun in the Room”. We will also shoot Saturday and Sunday. Friday night after shooting the film, I have a Verizon Commercial audition. No rest for the weary. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
January 18 2013
Hello everyone! It’s much colder out here in California than we’re used to. Saturday was my second Saturday at LA Connection. I had a great time and a good show. I like the new crew and enjoy the new faces and talents. After the show, I had an audition for a leading role in a powerful short film called “A Gun in the Room”. The film is a powerful film that addresses child abuse in upper class families. I would play Henry who is the older child that is pretty strange based upon how he was raised. The film crew is an accomplished one and the organization that “commissioned” the film is “WeCareAboutKids.com”. Their advisory group includes the likes of Cuba Gooding Jr., Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller and more. It would be an awesome project with powerful lines and presence to book and perform. Sunday was the new Margie Haber class. It continues to open my eyes to better acting. Monday was an audition for a Disney Game Host. I know I nailed it, but never seem to be a “Disney Kid”. Time will tell. Tuesday was a well deserved school and relax day and my video for Cracked.com came out on the internet: http://www.cracked.com/video_18525_the-insane-world-video-game-health-care.html . I play an NPC or Non Playable Character who repeats the same line and runs into a wall. I will actually shoot another film for them later this month. They are a really fun group and they are very creative. Wednesday I booked the film, “A Gun in the Room”. We do a table read this weekend and shoot next week. Wednesday night I started getting ready for my Friday audition for a new TV pilot, called “How the Hell and I Normal”. I would be a regular lead. She script is funny and snappy. I like the character and feel its tailor made for me. Fingers crossed I nail it and book it. The show is written by Adam F. Goldberg who is an awesome writer with terrific credits out here in Hollywood. The show would be shot at Sony and is working with Happy Madison and will air on ABC. That couldn’t hurt either. Wish me luck. Saturday we have the table read for the new film, LA Connection if I can fit it in, and another audition for a small part in a feature film called “The Secret Children”. Next week, I’m already scheduled to read for a new animated voiceover on Tuesday. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
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January 11 2013
Hello there everyone. This year is truly starting off with a bang. I’m looking for major events this year. Saturday I started with a new crew at LA Connection because my Margie Haber classes interfere with the Sunday group. This class is amazing and I believe it will enhance my career a ton. I’m already learning the message behind the lines. Then it was off to an audition. This is a first, none of us can remember what it was for, but it was in Beverly Hills. Hopefully I did well and I’ll have a nice surprise booking soon. Sunday was my new Margie Haber advanced fundamentals class. As I said, it was awesome. Monday was a skate day, but trust me; I made up for it on Thursday. Tuesday was an audition for a kid’s game show, I’ll save the suspense, I got a callback to be in it and we had a ball. It’s a “classified” or secret show, but the Production Company is owned by a big time star. Pretty cool stuff. Time will tell on that one as the jury is still out. Wednesday was an audition for a commercial for an Investment Company. What a small world. The young girl they cast me with was my girlfriend in the movie “Monologue” over a year ago. That was actually my first screen kiss as lame as it was. We have both grown up a lot. Thursday was one of the craziest days yet here in Hollywood. Starting at 1PM and going to 8PM I completed three auditions and one callback from LA to Burbank, to LA, to Santa Monica. It’s a good thing my Dad could be a racecar driver. We made them all, but I must admit I’m beat. They were a Nissan Commercial, Warner Brothers Commercial, Secret Game Show, and a Lunchables Commercial. I know I did my best on each and every one of them, so now we wait. Today is a well deserved chill and homework day. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
January 4 2013
Happy New Year everyone!! Welcome to 2013. This like last week is a pretty laid back week because of the holiday. Sunday I went to LA Connection. It will be my last Sunday show for 12 weeks as I will move to a Saturday Show. I’m going to be taking a 12 week class with the infamous Margie Haber in Hollywood on Sundays. It’s time consuming and expensive, but I believe it will be the finishing touches on what I need to have to make 2013 the best year yet. Wednesday we actually found out that my first Hollywood film, “Nuclear Family” has been released to the online SYFY Channel. The link is: http://www.syfy.com/videos/Nuclear%20Family/Episodes/vid:2589867
and my big scene starts at :52. My big line was: “Okay”. This is Chapter 16 out of 20. The film is pretty good and has some fine actors in it. I’m also in Chapter 17 and so is my Dad as they convinced him to help out in the moment. That scene starts at 3:27. I run across the screen behind the main actors and Dad walks after me then we walk together behind the stars. It’s pretty cool as this was the role that made me union eligible after only two weeks in Hollywood.
Thursday I had two pretty exciting events. One was an audition for a Guest spot on “Wendell and Vinnie”. I’ve read for so many parts on that show, it seems like they are trying to find a spot for me. I did well, but with Nickelodeon, it’s always an adventure. Then it was off to a callback with the woman in charge of all voiceovers at Warner Brothers. The callback was for the role of Damian who is the son of Batman in a new Batman animated film. Obviously I did well enough in the audition to get an audience to read with the top brass. I know I did as well as I could, so as always now we wait. Today is a chill day and tomorrow, Saturday, I will start my new run at LA connection. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
December 28 2012
Well I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas. I know my family and I did and we have much to be thankful for. This will be my last Blog for the year 2012. The next time I write one, it will be 2013. I’m planning on 2013 to be a “breakout” year for me. I hope to be filming at least two big feature films this coming year and also hope to land a TV pilot that actually sticks around. I’ll be joining the union in less than a week, so no more Non Union roles for me. This past year was an awesome year. I booked so many roles; I can’t count them all but some highlights are National commercials for Sifteo, Ebates (two of them) and Toys R Us (22 of them). I was in several television shows this year including “Big Time Rush”, “Modern Family” and of course my co-starring role on “Partners” on CBS (we had an amazing cast and crew and I actually got to work with James Burrows). So I’m primed and ready to spread my wings and fly this year. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
December 21 2012
It’s almost Christmas time. I’ve been on vacation this week in Florida with my grandparents and cousins. It’s been a fast fun week of fishing, seeing butterflies, feeding Lorikeets (beautiful large parakeet looking birds). Eating in awesome restaurants on the water and spending time with my family. There have been no auditions, no scripts (had one sent to me, but they agreed to see me after the first of the year). I actually figured out that I like old time game shows on TV. We’ve been watching Family Feud, 25,000 Pyramid, and others. They are really funny stuff. Today is Friday and we’re on our way back to LA. Time for Christmas in our home and then cranking back up to continue to work on my career. I wish you all a beautiful holiday season no matter what your beliefs or customs may be. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
December 14 2012
As we get closer to Christmas and New Year’s Day, the calendar seems to open up a bit. Saturday was a chill day and Sunday I filmed an important Public Service Announcement or PSA for the Veteran’s Administration. My family has a special spot for veterans since both of my parents served. Monday was abnormally crazy. First up was a callback for a commercial selling Lovaza. I met a lot of nice guys who were to play my Dad, but as in all commercials, I have to “match” the one they pick. Then it was off to downtown LA to audition for “Larry Gaye Renegade Male Flight Attendant”. The good news is the casting director had seen me in “Partners” and she said I was a really (three times) good actor. The audition went well, and now we wait. I would love to get that one. Then the race was on to a Bloomberg Print advertisement shoot. It was a haul, but we made it. The rest of the week was just homework and hanging with my Dad. We even saw “Rise of the Guardians” which is an awesome animated film. Today I have a voiceover as the son of Batman named Damian. Tomorrow is a photo shoot and Sunday is LA Improv as the Cracked.com film has been pushed to January. The tree is up and we see my grandparents next week. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
December 7 2012
Seventy-one years ago today the Japanese attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor. This attack was completely unprovoked and completely caught the United States Navy napping. So much for my history lesson, as we all know we ultimately won the war. The Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is portrayed at the very end of the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora!, and in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor, as saying after his attack on Pearl Harbor, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." Well my life is filled with the resolve to make it in Show Business. The jury is out whether my path will be TV or Film, but the truth is I love both. Saturday I had an audition for a film called “Lily”. My role was a spoiled rotten rich kid who did not really like dogs. Since I love dogs, it was a true test of my acting skills. I feel I did well and we’ll wait to hear. Sunday was LA Connection and another trip to the fish store. We now have a monster Christmas Wrasse to replace the one who didn’t make it. This guy looks like a whale in our tank so we know he will do just fine. He’s not very aggressive, but big enough to bluff his way through the pecking order dance. He’s in charge. Monday was an audition for the “Santa Switch”. It is a leading role so it was important. They liked my audition and measured my height. Guess what folks, I’m finally growing and am just over 4’ 10” now. My agent says I’m still in the hunt for the role but they will pick it in January. Fingers crossed. Later that day I had an audition for a commercial for the medication Lovaza which helps with cholesterol issues. I play a kid who wants to play with his Dad who is worried about his cholesterol. I get to throw a football with him and actually threw a spiral. Thanks Dad for showing me how. Soccer players are not used to handling the ball with one hand. Since I wasn’t a goalie, I wasn’t allowed to touch the ball at all except the two handed throw in from out of bounds. Now we wait to see if I match the parents. Tuesday was a sleep in day and catch up with school day. Wednesday was more of the same. Thursday I had two auditions and nailed them both. The first one was for a commercial for PIXL 1. Evidently I made a good impression as they came out into the hallway as we were leaving to check on my union status. Then it was off to Santa Monica where Dad and I had a funny lunch. We went to an English Pub named The Bread and Porridge. They served neither bread nor porridge. We were like why are you named that, and they were like we don’t know. We ate cheeseburgers. Then we were off to audition again with Cracked.com. I love their team and had a ball at the audition. I smell a booking. Today Mom goes to Florida and we’ll follow her in a week or so. I have a huge audition next Monday for a film named “Larry Gaye Renegade Male Flight Attendant. The cast is pretty much booked and some of them are: Mark Feuerstein (from the hit TV show “Royal Pains”), Stanley Tucci, Molly Shannon, and Henry Winkler to name a few. What an amazing honor it would be to be a lead in a film with these comedic heavyweights. Think what I could learn on set. Not to mention it would surely go to the box office. Keep your fingers crossed. See you on the screen big or small no matter to me.
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