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    Molly Summer

    For musical theatre actor Molly Summer, getting work is all about the numbers.

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    Den J. Economou

    Den J. Economou spent decades working in transportation and travel in north Texas before pursuing a career in acting, his lifelong ambition.

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    Gio Banuelos

    Gio Banuelos is proof that the right actor is more important than the right role. He knewSolitudewas a project he wanted to be involved in, so he submitted, even though he didn't fit any of the character descriptions in the breakdown.

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    Ryan Satterfield...Got the Part

    "I decided to really take my acting career seriously, so I resubscribed with BackStage.com," says Ryan Satterfield. That night, he found a casting notice for a music video, "Hey 14."

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    Jessica Blair

    When Jessica Blair saw the casting notice forCrimes of the Heartat the Santa Monica Playhouse, she knew the role of Lenny should be hers. Though Blair didn't physically fit what they had in mind, those casting the role were quickly convinced.

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    Carson Grant

    Carson Grant has acted in over 200 films, but the Warren, R.I., native was still on tenterhooks after multiple auditions for the filmLiars and Lunatics, a project he read about in Back Stage East.

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    John Altieri

    Many actors have heard the same thing from well-meaning family and friends: "Get a real job!" Actor John Altieri had heard it for years, ever since moving from Boston to L.A.

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    Derek Lui

    It takes a brave person to leave his homeland, family, and successful career behind to pursue his dreams of stardom in Los Angeles. In 2007, Derek Lui was in Hong Kong, hosting lifestyle TV programs and movie premieres for such blockbusters as Transformers.

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    Alex Querna

    Alex Querna was comfortable in front of the camera long before his first acting gig, having come to L.A. to work in sports television.

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    Ron Millkie

    Ron Millkie, a SAG, Equity, and AFTRA member who made a name for himself with horror fans worldwide when he played Officer Dorf in the originalFriday the 13th, has been reading Back Stage for over 30 years.