Secret Agent Man

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    What I Would do if I Were an Actor

    My first move would be to make sure I'm ready to compete on a professional level. That means studying everything from scene study to audition technique to improv.

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    How Yoga Applies to Your Acting Career

    Secret Agent Man picked up yoga and it changed his life -- and he couldn't help noticing that his clients' careers were pretty similar to life on the mat.

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    Top-Secret Statistics

    So to give you a clearer picture of how I make a living, I've decided to share some intriguing numbers actors never get to see.

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    Agents, Actors, and Auditions

    For an actor, change begins with an audition. It's the first step that might carry you off in many different directions. The same is true for agents.

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    Pool Hall Lessons

    Inspired by Paul Newman in "The Hustler," Secret Agent Man's fondness for pool turns out to have benefits for actors.

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    Get Your Headshot Straight

    Secret Agent Man doesn't have patience for those who let headshot photographers walk all over them.

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    Submissions vs. Referrals

    There are people in this world who like to chase an inside straight. These are the same people who bet on horses that are 60-to-1. They call themselves risk takers. I call them broke.

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    Booking Ratios

    Our lives are ruled by numbers. New television shows live and die based on ratings. And actors are often judged by their booking ratio.

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    Secret Agent Man Prepares for Hiatus Season

    May and June are the best months for unrepresented actors to send agents submissions, Secret Agent Man says.

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    Lies From a Workshop

    When I attend a workshop, the routine is usually the same. The evening starts with a group of agents answering questions, and then we watch a series of scenes and monologues.