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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Eve Gordon | Working Actor

Eve Gordon - The World According to Eve!

Eve Gordon's most recent work when this profile was first published was starring in the November 1999 ABC TV movie about the Partridge Family. Eve played Shirley Jones. She also had a recurring role as Felicity's mother on the popular TV series "Felicity". Other episodic work she's done includes "The Practice" and "Party of Five". Eve has starred in three series on Network Television. The first was "Almost Grown", with Tim Daly, created by David Chase, who went on to create "The Sopranos".

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 06:09
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Miguel Sandoval | Working Actor

Miguel Sandoval - He's demon free!

Miguel Sandoval has appeared in over one hundred and sixty film and television roles, including the popular boxoffice hits "Jurassic Park", "Clear and Present Danger", "Do the Right Thing", "Get Shorty", and "Up Close and Personal".

He has guest starred on such television series as "Seinfeld", "Frasier", "Murder One", "Law and Order", "E.R.", "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her", and "The Crew".

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:47
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