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Actor Spotlight ~ Actor Transformation Interviews Nate Bynum

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Actor Transformation

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Actor Nate Bynum

 

 

How did you get started and break into acting?

I always point back to high school; our drama club. I won Best Actor my junior and senior year, which got me theatre scholarships to various colleges. Things spiraled after that into a career I didn’t plan or really direct with any thought.

If you had to pinpoint it, what would you say has been the secret to your success so far?

Luck and good fortune has sometimes played a part, but overall I’d say staying positive and eager to learn, being patient and taking chances. I credit my grandparents with pointing me towards being strong but respectful. 

What is a fun fact about you?

I don’t do heights and I love kids’ cereals. 

Let’s talk about some of your favorites:  Favorite film & TV show? 

Love Story touches me every time I see it.  The Sopranos was excellently written, directed, and acted. 

Favorite food?  

Can’t go wrong with chicken or fish dishes. 

Favorite actors?  

Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Sandra Bullock,  Viola Davis, Bruce Dern, Forrest Whitaker,  Angela Bassett, Clint Eastwood. Not a complete list, though. 

Favorite director?  

Steven Spielberg. Great storyteller.

What has been your favorite role, project, or gig so far?

My recurring role on CRASH, the tv series. Experienced being a regular cast member. Less pressure to perform. 

You teach and mentor many actors at the University level.  What advice would you give to actors who are trying to break in to a career as a professional actor in TV & Film?

Take the pursuit seriously. Value the training and the journey. Compete against yourself to get better. Hard work is the foundation for big dreams! Learn the rules…then see how many of them you can break. 

What are you currently working on, and what does the future hold for you?

I guest-star on How To Get Away With Murder on an upcoming episode. I have two scripts that are in the hands of CAA agents and network producers. I will continue acting, writing, teaching…and being the best grandfather to a very active 3 year old.

 

 

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About the Author
Kari Nissena is an actress, producer, and biz coach for actors in Hollywood, California. With hundreds of credits to her name, she has worked in film, theatre, commercials, voiceover, television, and more. As a business coach for actors, she has coached thousands of actors how to take control of their careers! Actor Transformation is committed to helping actors find success in their careers by providing education, motivation, and valuable tools & resources. *** More About Kari on IMDB: http://www.imdb.me/KariNissena
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