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I knew I loved acting from the time I started— around the 6th grade—and I still love the same things about it: metaphors (poetry), playful engagement, repetition, ritual, flow. When I began getting offers of professional acting jobs at the same time I was going to college (at Northwestern), I gave up thinking about doing anything else.
I ALWAYS say there is something for EVERYONE in commercials. Just watch commercials… there are ALL types, even cavemen! The trend is towards “real people”, “non actor types”, “slice of life” ads. I don’t think there is such a thing as “average” looks. “Average” could be just what the casting director, commercial director, agency, producer, copy writer and client are looking for. To appeal to casting directors be you: if you’re funny let that out, if you’re a hottie or a relaxed dude let us see that. Be you, be real and believable. The days of hard sell sales people in commercials are over.