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Ilana Rapp is a media-savvy Generation Xer with instinctive wit, quick humor and a taste for deep human emotions. As a former (child) actress with Broadway, film and television credits, she is adept at, well, lots of things. She currently blogs on The Huffington Post and writes entertainment pieces for NYCastings. She is a huge fan of the television show V. Ask her why her favorite number is 22. Follow Ilana on Twitter @LizardLadyNJ.
Tricia Helfer in Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica actor Tricia Helfer played the unforgettable incarnations of character Number Six. Currently, Tricia is in two back-to-back shows which premiered at the same time: Shudder Network’s Creepshow and Syfy’s Van ...
Adrian Martinez. Photo By Tommaso Boddi. Getty Images for IMDb. 2019.

ABC actor, Stumptown’s Adrian Martinez, has muddled blurred lines in more ways than one. First, he has tested the boundaries of being an actor by becoming an actor who also ...
Marcus Zane. Photo by Russell Baer.

The CW’s Riverdale Actor Marcus Zane balances life between his hometown of Vancouver, Canada and Los Angeles, CA. It’s not easy just picking up, sometimes at a moment’s notice, to ...
Brett Cullen

Joker Actor Brett Cullen has what we, as actors, strive for: a long, distinguished acting career which consists of actual acting. Brett Cullen, who played Batman’s father Thomas Wayne in ...
Rebecca Metz as Tressa in Better Things. Photo by Jessica Brooks / FX.

Actor Rebecca Metz took a controversial role which, unbeknownst to her at the time, was the key to catapulting her career to the next level. The risk Rebecca accepted in ...
BLESS THIS MESS - Ed Begley Jr. Courtesy of ABC / Brian Bowen Smith

Actor Ed Begley Jr. proves the struggle is worth it. Ed currently plays Rudy in ABC’s Bless This Mess which is described as “Newlyweds Rio and Mike make the decision ...
Chloe Perrin in Itsy Bitsy

Some of the creepiest, scariest movies have child actors in them. i.e. Poltergeist (Heather O’Rourke, Oliver Robins), The Exorcist (Linda Blair), Pet Sematary ( Blaze Berdahl / Jeté Laurence) … and ...
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People recognize Disney’s child actor Ava Kolker from shows such as Girl Meets World and most recently Sydney To The Max. You may remember her from Scary Movie 5 and Insidious: ...
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My head is exploding from speaking with Larry Silverberg, one of the leading authorities on the Meisner acting technique. What makes Larry an authority? Well, Mr. Sanford Meisner was Larry’s acting ...
Child Actor Jack Messina of NBC's Manifest

It’s hard enough booking a great role, or any role for that matter. But what’s it like to book a huge job while you’re still in school? Child actor JACK ...
The Passage

Child actor Saniyya Sidney has a heavy message to deliver. Working non-stop, she still has time to share her thoughts on how Hollywood can be more diverse so roles are ...
GOOD TROUBLE - Tommy Martinez. Photo Credit: Freeform/Valerie Durant

So Actors, what’s it like to play a bisexual character? Tommy Martinez currently plays Gael, an artistic bisexual man, in Freeform’s TV series Good Trouble (the spinoff of The Fosters). ...
Michael Ironside in The Harrowing

Michael Ironside. When you hear that name, you either go into hiding or you go into shock. That’s proof right there that Michael Ironside is getting the job done by ...
Glenn Scarpelli

GLENN SCARPELLI has been a staple in show business for 40+ years. He is one of the people you can say has continued to build an entertainment career over a ...
Killjoys

Television is a great beast that we’d all love to conquer. As actors, we want to be able to develop a character, and having a series that runs multiple seasons ...
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Michael Campion is one of the stars of Netflix Uber-popular comedies Fuller House, currently streaming three seasons with the fourth season in production. You’ll recognize Michael as Jackson Fuller, the ...
NYCastings Don't be a hot shot

Actors, cut it out right now.  .. I’m talking about your ego, of course. There’s no place in show business for arrogant actors.  .. While I admit having an ego ...
Directing Young Performers – With John David Coles

As a young performer, you’re going to be working with numerous Directors. Each Director has their own style so you’re going to have to learn how to adapt from one ...
Casting Director Donna Morong

Casting Directors can certainly tell if you’re serious about acting. Your audition is one of the most important steps in your career. There are many layers of auditioning — there ...
Success in Acting

Finally! After what seems like forever, (probably because it WAS forever), you land the juicy job that gets you noticed. Welcome to the land of frenzy, Actors! … Your life ...