William Shakespeare said "There are no small parts*--". William Shatner may have said it too, but the longhair with the tights was first, or so the reports go. In this feature we will explore what it really means to be an actor working in Motion Pictures and Television.

Broad public acknowledgment may have eluded some who find their way to these pages, or perhaps they may have brushed against what is referred to as stardom by virtue of one or more remarkable performances. However for many, the rewards of plying their craft in a field which has allowed them to earn a living may exceed the burdens of public acclaim. Given the chance, some in this clan might prefer the longevity offered by anonymity over the potential for short lived fame.

These individuals, either by design or fate, have managed to sustain a career by crafting performances which rendered them a good casting choice. They are usually thought of as a face you recognize, but you just can't get the name past the tip of your tongue.

Most of these folks have spent countless hours on stage in theaters ranging from 20 seats to 2000, building characters from the works of Ibsen, to Eliot, to Williams, to yes even Shakespeare, and so many of the modern Playwrights. They have rounded their skills doing drama, comedy, & musicals. Their work is a serious venture.

These people have given us screen performances which quite often were the catalyst that brought an Oscar or Emmy to another and yet they continue to work as "Characters" or "Co-Stars" without the trophies and plaques adorning their mantle.
* Technically, it was Konstantin Stanislavski who coined the phrase "There are no small parts, only small actors", but we like the "William" references just for fun!
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Peter Jason | Working Actor

Peter Jason - More fun than anyone else!

Peter Jason was born on the 22nd of July in Hollywood, California. He spent the next 18 years on the beaches of southern cal mostly in front of his family home on the ocean in Balboa, Calif. Growing up at the beach helped form his easygoing love of life, people, and his pursuit of happiness. He attended Newport Beach Elementary School, Horace Ensign Junior High, and Newport Harbor High School where he performed in his first play, "The Man Who Came To Dinner" playing the lead Sheridan Whiteside.

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:14
John C. Moskoff | "Pitch" (2016)

John C. Moskoff - Knows the Satisfaction & Reward!

John C. Moskoff was born in Illinois and raised in Redwood City, California. He began studying acting in High School. He attended San Francisco State University and performed in numerous stage productions including "Kiss Me Kate", "Poor of San Francisco", "Antigene", "The Balcony", "Talk to Me Like the Pain" etc. John apprenticed during two summers at the Bridgebay Summer Theater and at the Pancake Summer Theatre working backstage and performing in many plays.

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 09:09
James Reynolds | Working Actor

James Reynolds - Just keeps breaking those records!

James Reynolds, it is believed, may have logged more hours on television than any other African-American actor in the U.S. (since 1981). We made that statement in May of 2002 when we first published this profile. At that time, with over 19 years on "Days of our Lives" and another year as an Emmy nominated lead of NBC-TV's "Generations", he had averaged over 100 hours of airtime each year. Today that number has been blown out of the park. Mr.

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:16
Mindy Sterling  | "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999) [a]

Mindy Sterling - Always busy acting!

Mindy Sterling remembers what happened when she told her father, comedian Dick Sterling, that she wanted to become a performer. 'At the age of 13 my dad decided to get me private acting lessons to do Shakespeare', the Florida-raised Sterling recalls. He said: 'If you learn Shakespeare, you'll be a great actor'. 'And I was hideous - when you're thirteen years old, Shakespeare is NOT how you want to spend your free time! Needless to say, to this day I hate doing Shakespeare.'

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 08:12