mullaney:

If I could talk to my 20 year old self, I’d tell me to get fit and stay fit, then I’d tell me to take some classes in clown, mask work and physical theater. I don’t think I would have listened 46 year old me though.

True in improv. True in acting. Words are the cherry on top.

mullaney:

If I could talk to my 20 year old self, I’d tell me to get fit and stay fit, then I’d tell me to take some classes in clown, mask work and physical theater. I don’t think I would have listened 46 year old me though.

True in improv. True in acting. Words are the cherry on top.

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Watch I Know That Voice Online | Netflix

Watch I Know That Voice Online | Netflix

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I Know That Voice

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A great documentary about animation voiceover actors full with helpful insights and advice. Featuring John DiMaggio (Bender, Futurama) and a whole slew of brilliant talent. Streaming on Netflix (Sept 2014) and available on DVD

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Listen. I wish I could tell it gets better, but… it doesn’t get better. YOU get better.

You think it’s been easy? I’ve gone up, I’ve gone down, I’ve been bankrupt, I’ve been broke. But you do it. And you do it because… because we love it more than anything else. That’s why you’re doing it.

You want a real job, honey, there are a million things you can do. But what we do is not a job — sounds so stupid — what we do is a calling, my dear.

We make people happy.

It’s a calling.

— Joan Rivers, Louie (via talkingbreakfast)

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Ask Me!: Anthony Meindl and agents?

Ask Me!: Anthony Meindl and agents?

Anonymous asked: Hi Angela, How are you doing. I hope all is well. I have two questions. Is Anthony Meindl Actor’s workshop any good? Do they help you later on with getting hired to an agent? Thanks in advance :-) -Mia

Answer:

Hello Mia,

I’m sorry to say that I’ve never been. So I don’t know! My advice to you would be to do a little research. You can do a review search online, see what other…

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Ask Me!: New York Film Academy?

Ask Me!: New York Film Academy?

Anonymous asked: Do you know any good college at los angeles as new york film academy? what do you think about it?

Answer:

Hmm. As far as LA schools go, I have no idea. I’m based out of NYC so my expertise is primarily here.

I am actually not a fan of NYFA.

I think it’s more of a factory than a school – they seem to have a pretty low bar for their teachers, meaning pretty much anyone can teach…

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Ask Me!: How to network?

Ask Me!: How to network?

Anonymous asked: What are ways to meet other actors, I wanna meet people to write, do plays, web series etc. But I dont know where. People say go to a class, but are there other ways?

Answer:

I think class is the best possible way to network. Unless you know of a bar, cafe, or restaurant that actors hang out at! (If you find it let us know…)

You just basically have to go where the people in…

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Ask Me!: Do you HAVE to take acting classes?

Ask Me!: Do you HAVE to take acting classes?

soundsfromneptune asked: Do you HAVE to take acting classes in order to be an actor even if you are a good actor?

Unless this is Meryl Streep asking me  incognito (and even then… I’d probably say the same thing just to make a point!) YES.

YES.

Absolutely, yes. You must absolutely take acting classes. And when you’re working professionally you should use a coach for auditions and a coach for the…

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Ask Me!: HB Studio?

Ask Me!: HB Studio?

amanhattanplease asked: Hi I really love your blog, thanks for all the great advice. My question for you is what do you really think of HB Studio? I signed up for a workshop that’s starting soon to get a feel for the school and see if I would like to invest in scene study classes. Why didn’t you like it?

Answer:

Hey there amanhattanplease,

I would say that jumping in to any kind of acting class…

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Ask Me!: Type-casting Asian actors?

Ask Me!: Type-casting Asian actors?

This is a question on type-casting that was sent to me privately that I thought I’d answer publicly…

Anonymous asked: I have been a struggling Asian actor for 12 years. I am represented in my state but joined a showcase in hope of gaining representation in Los Angeles. The showcase was 6 lessons, $75 each and $350 for the showcase. The woman running the showcase was responsible for finding an…

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Ask Me!: Have you ever been burnt out?

Ask Me!: Have you ever been burnt out?

the-omnibus asked: Have you ever been burned out and how did u find ur way back? Thx

Answer:

Hello americanomnibus,

I haven’t ever really been burnt out as an actor but I have been burnt out in specific areas – the business side of it all and in an area of performance: In improv, to be exact. And I had to take a good, long, hiatus from it.

I had to put my attention back on what I love about being…

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