How to Get Started as an Actor

| March 6, 2002

Me - on TV? How to Get Started as an Actor, Hassan Nicholas, LA Youth
Unless you're a Trekkie or an avid fan of PBS's Kidsongs, you probably won't recognize Hassan Nicholas. Now 18, Nicholas has been acting since he was 10 - mostly in bit parts on TV shows. Nicholas represents the bulk of struggling actors who work year-round trying to get auditions and going to tryouts, only to be employed about a week out of the year. What money he does earn, he says in LA Youth, goes back into acting classes and head shots. But that shouldn't deter anyone - young or old - who wants to be a star, he says. The treatment you get on the set is great, and the feeling of winning a part is exhilarating.
--Kate Garsombke
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