On Feb. 26, 2015, actor and musician Brian Smith was interviewed on a full two hour show. The show is “The Game Changers Show,” with Aria Dunham. Smith is an award-winning talent who hails from Richmond, Virginia.
Smith is also a candidate for the 2015 Who’s Who Award. It is hard to tell what professional side of Smith to feature, as he is both an actor and a musician. Turned out Aria had the same “dilemma,” so she featured both of his “entertainment sides” during the show. Listeners were able to learn all kinds of things from this talented man, and some of his music was played live on the show as well!
Many of the questions asked during the interview, pertaining to acting, were on basic topics that all new and seasoned actors need to know. Some of them included:
- How does one obtain an agent?
- What is a casting or audition like, and how can one be prepared?
- What kind of acting classes can one take, and where?
- As a novice actor, how does one gain experience?
- After one qualifies, is it important to join the union in the acting industry?
There were similar questions asked pertaining to the music world, and Smith had many informative answers in both areas. Some of them were: being prepared, study, have a current headshot, check out an agent before you sign up, and early experiences in the industry can include being background/an extra in movies.
Brian, what do you think acting means?
“Acting is subconsciously filling a room.” – Brian Smith
Smith also feels that it is good to eventually join the union, but it varies depending on every actor, his or her background, location, agent’s advice, etc. As for Smith, he is SAG-AFTRA. Fans can follow him on Facebook!
To give you an idea of just how dedicated Brian Smith is when it comes to acting, a few of his many credits are below. Discover more on Smith’s acting, voice over abilities, and other talents at his various website links.
“Loving” – Alex – Dir. Jeff Nichols
“Violent Karma” – Supporting – Dir. Clint Gaige
“Perspective” – Lead – Dir. Clint Gaige
“Alien Love Scare” – Lead – Dir. Aaron “Bless” Abrams
“9th Step” (trailer) – Supporting – Dir. Charles McWells
“The Theater” – Peter ‘Terrogation Lead – Dir. Geoff Marks
“Gentleman’s Bet” – Lead – Dir. Alexis Overocker
“Chase” – Lead – LACC
“High School Larceny” – Lead – Dellmar Communications
“Low Expectations ” (trailer) – Day Player – CDW Films
Enjoy video-demo reel of Brian Smith.