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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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    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.

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    Jon Frederick

    To borrow a phrase from the late Rodney Dangerfield, bass players "get no respect."

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    Walter B. Smith...Got the Part

    Since getting his first professional review in Back Stage as a young man, "appropriately handsome with a fresh scrubbed–naiveté," Walter B. Smith has shuffled through casting notices in the publication.

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    Kristopher Kling

    Even though actor Kristopher Kling signed with an agent shortly after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, he adamantly refused to sit around waiting for the phone to ring. "That's why I subscribed to Back Stage," says Kling, "to be more proactive."

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    Clayton Farris

    When Clayton Farris got the part of Paul in “Kiss Me Kate” at the Glendale Centre Theatre, he knew a dream of his would be realized: He'd get to sing and dance to the iconic “Too Darn Hot.”

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    Carole Balkan

    "I really think that in my heart, I've always been an actor," says Carole Balkan, a woman who took a hiatus from the profession for the better part of two decades in order to raise her two children (one of each).

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    Ron DeStefano

    Ron DeStefano was going to be a chemist; he only took a job doing summer stock to say goodbye to performing before grad school. But he was passionate about being on stage.

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    Setor Attipoe

    Setor Attipoe didn't always plan to be an actor, graduating with a business degree from Temple University in 2003. But after receiving an acting class in Philadelphia as a birthday gift, Attipoe found her calling.

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    Louie Olivos, Jr.

    Just two years ago, Louie Olivos, Jr. rubbed elbows with Cate Blanchett, Robin Williams, Mark Ruffalo, and Quentin Tarantino when he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award -- and it only took him 35 years to get there.