What Inspired You Become An Actor? Essay example

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Once I became a colossal Hallmark network fan, I discovered that there was a certain actor who seemed to pop up in their films and television shows on a somewhat regular basis. I researched and realized that this actor was none other than Garry Chalk. With around 355 credits to his name, Garry is one of those professionals who has experienced unparalleled success in this diverse world of entertainment. But in spite of his sometimes frenetic schedule, Garry was gracious enough to set aside some time recently to talk about his work with Hallmark, especially his work in the popular “Murder She Baked” series.

What inspired you to become an actor?

When I was in school, I had a friend in English class who convinced me to check out the school drama program. Since I could sing, I took part in their production and I determined that just like my friend had intimated, it was one surefire way to get the attention of the girls. So I persevered and went on to participate in “Oliver,” “Camelot,” and others. I truly enjoyed it.

The problem with acting is that it didn’t pay well or at all, so I didn’t pursue it. In 1974, I went off to college to ostensibly become an English teacher, and I also studied anthropology. As I was studying English Literature, I happened upon a production of the play “What the Butler Saw.” I decided to look into auditioning for these plays, and I was cast in “Of Mice and Men.” I auditioned and was in as many as fifteen plays every term. I knew I had some talent…

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