Hi Jeronimo, tell us how you first got into acting and performing:
I started acting at a very young age, participating in every school play and musical I could, but it wasn’t until I moved to Paris after graduating from high school that I decided to pursue an acting career. When I made that decision I moved to LA where I attended a 2 year conservatory in acting for film and television and have been working ever since.
Who were some of your biggest inspirations growing up?
My biggest inspirations more than movies or actors were books. I love reading historical literature and have always wanted to be able to live during different time periods. Egypt, Greece, Rome, The dark ages, the Renaissance and live the lives of great people, and thought that the only way that was possible was by being an actor. Life, although great, is very limited where as acting is limitless because it’s born in the imagination.
What kind of training have you had, if any?
I’ve studied theater in Colombia, comedy and improv at the Groundlings, Meisner technique at Play House West, and graduated from a 2 year conservatory in acting from the New York Film Academy.
What has been one of your favorite roles to play so far and why?
So far my favorite role was “Jeronimo” in the TV show “Blackjacks”. Jeronimo is an ex mercenary in a world where democracy is coming to an end, and he pretty much wants to set the world on fire and free the people from the tyranny and corruption of the government.
What kind of projects do you have coming up?
Coming up, I have a horror film that is set to shoot in Colombia around march 2015, the second season for blackjacks and and another film about an artist who is not what we all imagine him to be.
We recently sat down with the very talented and passionate actor Jeronimo Henao, about his life and career goals, here is what he had to say:
Who would be ideal co-star and why?
I would love to act along side actors like, Daniel Day Lewis and Meryl Streep. Nowadays, I believe they are without a doubt, some of the greatest actors, that have the capability to recreate themselves and give life to the most spectacular characters.
What are some of your plans for the future?
As far as my plans for the future, I really believe in taking care of the present and that way, the future will take care of itself. I have several projects ahead of me for the next year, plus a movie called “Sultan” which should be coming out soon, so I don’t really like to get to far ahead of myself.
From your experience, what would be your advice to aspiring artists and performers?
My advice is, prepare yourself as much as you can… even though it is a very competitive industry, opportunities present themselves and as an actor your job is to be prepared to make the most out of those opportunities. If they are not coming as often as you wish they would, create them. Find like minded people and just go out there and shoot something. If it has heart and you put in the hard work, people will eventually notice you.
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