Kevin Sizemore joins us today on Going for Broadway. Eryn has worked and learned from Kevin a lot in the past to prepare for different auditions. Kevin Sizemore has portrayed many memorable characters on television, such as Gary Humphrey on RESURRECTION, Paul Randolph on UNDER THE DOME and Greg Miner on STALKER as well as characters on NCIS, 24, Rizzoli & Isles & DROP DEAD DIVA and many more. Kevin also will be seen next in the feature film WOODLAWN, alongside Jon Voight, Nic Bishop and Sean Astin. He plays Coach Jerry Stearns, a no nonsense football coach who’s full of passion for the game, but gets on unexpected gift before the season starts.
Throughout this episode, Kevin talks about the life of being an actor in film. He even tells some experiences he has with auditioning on the spot and being prepared for whatever will come at you. He talks about the demanding things an actor must have including the difficulties that may arise being a working actor.
His son, Gunnar, is also quite the working actor. Kevin talks about some of his ten- year- old son’s work in the industry and the perks and advice that come along with having a child in the industry.
Kevin definitely recommends going to school and earning your degree AND studying business or managing as well to help support you. He also makes it a point to say that you must always hang with the right crowd and be careful with everything you do or post on social media. For if you share something that is bad or something that you don’t want to be seen, then it will come around and bite you in the back at the end!
In This Episode:
2:28- Man… how do you do all of this?
2:58- You have obviously done a lot of film and TV, now was this by choice?
4:27- What is the difference between acting on the camera and on the stage?
6:01- How is the training compare from being a theatre actor or being a film actor?
7:36- What are some of the major difficulties in the business, and specifically in your case working mainly in film?
10:10- What are some of the most demanding things an actor must have?
12:30- How many auditions on average do you do?
13:27- I remember you telling me once that you were somewhere filming, and in the hotel room you were filming another audition…
15:11- There was also the time when I think you were auditioning for Stalker, and you had something for your audition planned, but when you got there, you had to change up everything on the spot, and eventually landed the role. Can you give us that story again?
17:05- Any tips for being able to stay on your feet and being prepared for whatever can come at you?
18:26- Are you always continuing to learn and discover?
19:14- What are some major things that you have come across as a person or as an actor that has shaped you into the person you are today?
20:13- When doing a show like Under the Dome where your character eventually gets killed off, do you know this from being cast?
22:39- My audience are like me, High School and Middle School age kids looking to take the next step…many of us will be looking at college soon to further our acting/drama development…you studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts…what was that like?
23:58- What is it like being a parent of a child in the business? How did you get Gunnar involved in acting?
27:19- Is there a special formula that goes into becoming a successful actor?
28:51- Do you think an aspiring actor should put all of their eggs in one basket?
30:54- What advice, in closing, would you give someone like me or my audience who want to make acting a career like you’ve done?
33:24- What advice would you like to give to the parents of these actors?
34:55- Is there any way my audience can contact you if they ever needed anything?