Friday, March 31, 2006

Movin on up...

Tomorrow is moving day. We have a crew coming in the morning and should knock it out rather quickly. Deb leaves tonight to make the big 30 mile trip up to Venice Beach with her friends from Vegas. The kids are going to Knott's Berry Farm all day tomorrow with our friend Lori and then spending the night with another friend.

So, let's review:

1. Debbie's Saturday: Fun at the beach with friends.
2. The boy's Saturday: An amusement park and sleepover.
3. My Saturday: Moving crap.

I'm not really's just fun to complain. The house will be so much better for our family.

This week held four auditions, two for major parts in indie films. I'm back on GH monday. I feel like something is going to come in soon. I'm auditioning well.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

House Dwellers, yet again

We got in the house early today! They called and said we could have the keys this morning. We are still planning on moving all of the heavy stuff on Saturday, but Debbie can get the kitchen, etc moved in before she leaves for the weekend.

I drove down to San Diego today for an interview with a film producer to play a leading role in an indie film. Looks promising, but it's definately too early to tell for sure. By the way, it's about twice as far to drive to San Diego as it is to LA, but takes about the same amount of time due to less traffic.

Off to teach a class at church now, and will return to my "half-packed" apartment to watch a freshly Tivo'd American Idol tonight.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Keepin' Busy

This week went by very fast for me. Five auditions and two cold reading workshop classes made for a lot of time commuting. Today I read for a commercial for a Japanese chewing gum that is made of green tea and claims to prevent tooth decay. I did very well and hope to hear was a comedic improv audition. I was playing a dumb American...the role I was born for I think.

I rather butchered my Philly accent at the Hardees commercial on Monday, but beyond that I feel like I'm auditioning better than ever. I'm going up to Vegas tomorrow to meet with some people who might be interested in making a feature film with my production company. I will turn around and head back Sunday.

The packing officially starts tomorrow here at the apartment as we prepare to move across the street in just seven days. Next week will be busy as well. I'm back on General Hospital for at least one day apart from getting ready for the big move Saturday.

I taught on Jonah and Matthew 12 tonight at The Crossing. They are now posting my teachings online at Look for the "Lifelines Messages" and you can listen online or podcast if you want.

That oughtta do it for tonight. I have to get up early and hit an audition in Venice Beach before driving to my meeting in Vegas.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Sorta Booked

I booked a print gig for Harrah's Casino in Reno this weekend...then they pushed it back due to the weather there. They plan to reschedule in the coming weeks. I had a commercial auditon yesterday for Hardees/Carl's Jr. doing a thick Philly accent. I worked really hard on it, but I still feel like I didn't nail it. Callbacks are Friday but I'm less than hopeful on this one.

I have another audition for a film tomorrow and yet another on Saturday.

Will update again soon when I have more time....

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Little Good Things

This week so far has been good. Tonight Debbie and I celebrated her birthday at our favorite new restaurant around the corner from our house. It's called Chat Noir, and it ain't cheap. But it was a wonderful birthday treat.

I've also had some auditions come in. One Friday for an AFTRA industrial, a film next week and an interview for another film project. Still working on some of my own projects and enjoying easing back into a producing role.

Just 15 more days until we move into the house...excited to get in, just a little less than excited to pack again.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Weekend wrap-up

This concludes a very active weekend. I had four auditions and had to turn another one down because I couldn't fit it in on Saturday. I have another tomorrow at 20th Century Fox. It will be my first time at FOX and I always love being at the big studios. I'm auditioning for a non-speaking role on a sit-com pilot. I would play a Russian basketball player.

Eli and Aidan got haircuts today and are looking quite daper. Debbie turns 32 in a few days! We are the same age for about three weeks each year and then I'll lap her again. 33 is just around the corner for me. Most people date Jesus' death at that age and I've always associatde that number with him and his life. I feel it will be a year of communion with him in a new way.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Producing, Following

I went to the SAG Signatory Seminar at SAG HQ last night to learn more about producing low budget indie films. It was helpful in that regard, but I also discovered that I happened to be one of the only actors in a room full of producers. I was able to give my card to a few people...I felt very sly.

Out of nowhere I have four auditions this weekend. I officially give up on trying to figure anything out in that regard. Take them as they come.

I'm meeting in a few hours with a potential partner for my LLC, Rebel Pilgrim Productions. I have about ten projects that could or could not happen this year and I'm realizing that I need help on the business side.

Lifelines is tonight and it will be nice to continue the journey through Matthew. We are in chapters 11 and 12 now and Rabbi Yeshua continues to reveal himself as a radical socio-economic revolutionary, mystic teacher and powerful leader. I regret how misunderstood he is in our culture, particularly among the religious. But why should we expect him to be any more palatable today then he was when they killed him? It's nice to be a part of the revolution.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Oscar Night and I'm Teaching Improv Classes

My favorite Oscar moments:

5. David Letterman cameo-nice.
4. The comedy that Jon Stewart actually influenced, ala the "campaign videos"
3. Reese Witherspoon's speech. Very real and authentic.
2. Philip Seymour Hoffman winning. He's superhuman good at acting.
1. Every time George Clooney was on screen. This is gonna sound a little gay, but I can't take my eyes off of him. I predict he will be president in twenty years.

My least favorite Oscar moments:

5. The theme of downplaying DVD's in favor of cinema. Don't beg, just make better movies.
4. The countless montage videos. You could tell Jon Stewart hated them too.
3. Ben Stiller. I reall really like him, but the green suit made me feel weird.
2. Winners bringing props (bowties, penguins, etc.) It feels less than humble.
1. The celebrity reporter people asking stupid questions. They are embarassing.

And in other news...

I've decided to teach a four-week Saturday morning Improv class. I've gathered about six students via Craigslist and will limit it to twelve. E-mail me if you are an interested Orange Countian. The cost is $30/class for four weeks. It will start sometime in April.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


So much for pilot season. This has been the slowest audition season since I moved to socal in July. I've only had two auditions from my agent in the last two weeks and only one from self-submissions. I have to assume that it has something to do with joining the unions, but it's driving me a little crazy. I've tried to focus more on writing and producing...some good things from that I guess.

By the way, the new house is a done deal. We move in April 1. No foolin. The last thirty days of apartment living should go by quickly.

I'm going to go stare at my cell phone until my agent calls now.