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New accent? Here goes….

New accent? Here goes....
You’ve probably noticed that every day, more and more roles in film and television are requiring accents beyond the one that is referred to as General American. You know you want to be competitive in this arena, but don’t quite know how to get from sounding like an amateur to...
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5 ways to Increase Holiday Happiness

5 ways to Increase Holiday Happiness
I love when the holiday season rolls around. People are happier, nicer and give more of themselves to those in need. It’s also a time we spend with loved ones and are more appreciative of all that we are and all the blessings in our lives. Sadly for many, the...
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Breaking Down

Breaking Down
One of the things that can be frustrating for actors is the feeling they are not getting information. The fantasy is “If I had only known about that part, I would have gotten it.” Note, that I used the word “fantasy”because there is little truth to that statement. Let’s put...
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Uh Oh! Stage Fright

Uh Oh! Stage Fright
  We’ve all been there: Standing on a stage, in front of a camera, or at a microphone. We’re alone up there, but we know that outside the single light that burns our eyes and gives us nowhere to hide, there’s an audience of countless souls, all watching, all listening....
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The Actor Struggle

The Actor Struggle
I’ve received tons of letters from people asking advice about the entertainment industry and, in particular, pursing a life as an actor. People have also asked how I got to be on The Office. This blog, I hope, will address some of those questions. I grew up in St. Louis...
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