Secret Agent Man

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    Stuck in the In-Between

    Actors spend the majority of their time preparing for the moment when they can perform or auditioning for those who can grant them that moment.

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    A Halloween Tale

    They belong to agents and managers and casting directors. These people used to be my friends. Now they're holding torches, chanting my name like it's a dirty word.

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    L.A. Noir

    It's 10:29 a.m. The city is Beverly Hills. I'm your narrator, Secret Agent Man. Those who know me say I'm a good man in a bad town. Those who don't wish they did. These are my stories.

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    Hit the Road, Jack

    Sometimes I wonder if actors are born with a genetic mutation that forces them to get in their own way. It's the only possible explanation for all the self-destructive behavior.

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    Booking Ratios

    How many postal carriers have had their discs herniated by the sheer weight of all the actor submissions they deliver?

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    Waiting and Waiting and…

    Waiting is a basic component of this business, and that applies to all of us, including yours truly. But it would be a major mistake if you didn't offset all that waiting with a little forward.

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    Rage On!

    It's hard to keep your passion alive when you're surrounded by such negative energy. That's why you have to rage against the dying of the light.

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    What's on My Desk?

    Secret Agent Man reveals eight essential items on his desktop that are integral to his day-to-day operation or that play an important role in his identity.

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    Let's Put on a Show

    "What are the chances of me getting some agents to show up?" I responded, "Slim to none, and slim just left town."

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    Three of a Kind

    When I speak on a panel, actors always ask me the same question: Where do you find your clients? I smile because I know what they're really asking: What did someone else do right, so I can do it too?