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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Adam Suzuki...Got the Part

    The story told in "La Sierva" was what interested Adam Suzuki when he saw the notice on BackStage.com in June 2011.

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    Johnny Ferretti...Got the Part

    Know your "type" and submit only when appropriate are basic rules every actor should follow, yet many do not. Fortunately for Johnny Ferretti, he has made these rules the foundation of his pursuit of acting.

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    Robert Sciglimpaglia

    When Robert Sciglimpaglia walked into the courtroom at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice to film a mock death-penalty trial for a set of research videos, he felt right at home.

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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.