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Become an Actor in Missouri!Think major movies and TV shows are only filmed in Hollywood, CA or New York city? Think again. Mainstream motion pictures and television shows are filmed across the country and around the world. No matter where you live, your chance to appear in a movie or on TV is closer than you might think.
The following are people who were either born/raised or have lived for a significant period of time in Missouri.
Robert Altman (1925-2006), film director
Scott Bakula (1954-), actor
Josephine Baker (1906-1975), dancer, singer, actress
Wallace Beery (1885-1949)
Linda Blair (1959-), actress, famous for her role in The Exorcist
Don Cheadle (1964-), actor
Anthony Cistaro, actor
Chris Cooper (1951-), actor
Robert Cummings (1908-1990), actor
Don S. Davis (1942-), actor
Walt Disney (1901-1966), (born in Illinois, raised in Missouri) film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor and animator
Jenna Fischer (1974-), actress
Phyllis Fraser (born 1915), actress, journalist, childrens book publisher, wife of Bennett Cerf and Robert F. Wagner, Jr.
Friz Freleng (1905-1995), film producer, director, screenwriter, and animator
John Goodman (1952-), actor
Lucas Grabeel (1984-), actor
Betty Grable (1916-1973), actress, singer and World War II pin-up girl
Eddie Griffin (1968-), actor, comedian
James Gunn (1970-), film director and screenwriter.
Sean Gunn (1974-), actor
Jean Harlow (1911-1937), actress and sex symbol
John Huston (1906-1987), film director
Don Johnson (1949-), film and television actor
Andreas Katsulas (1946-2006), actor
Kevin Kline (1947-), actor
John Milius (1944-), screenwriter, director and producer
Dan O'Bannon (1946-), film director and screenwriter
Geraldine Page (1924-1987), Academy Award and Emmy Award winning actress
Brad Pitt (1963-), actor (born in Oklahoma, but raised in Missouri)
William Powell (1892-1984), Academy Award-nominated actor (born in Pennyslvania, but raised in Missouri)
Vincent Price (1911-1993), actor
Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), actress, dancer and partner with Fred Astaire
Kathleen Turner (1954-), actress
Dick Van Dyke (1925-), actor
Dennis Weaver (1924-), actor
Jane Wyman (1914-), actress, former wife of Ronald Reagan
William Traylor, character actor
Becoming an actor is not difficult if you know what to do. But most beginning actors quickly realize they have a limited knowledge of how to get their foot in the door and break into show business. For most actors, the hardest information to come by are the inside tips and tricks that can help them jump start their acting careers and get started working in the movies.
The casting process seems to provide much confusion. Many beginning actors don't fully understand how to start acting, where to find acting auditions or open casting calls and whether or not they need a talent agent or personal manager in the early stages of their acting careers.
Luckily, there are two reputable online casting services that take the mystery out of the casting process and can not only teach you the vital information you need to know about acting and what to expect as you start out in the acting business, but can also put you in touch with talent agents and casting directors who are searching for new and upcoming actors.
Actingland.com and Moviex.com are among the most well recognized and regarded of all online casting services. Having been in business for over ten years, both have helped tens of thousands of budding actors learn the acting "ropes" in a straightforward no-nonsense way. Both services can teach you what you can be doing to increase your changes of being cast, how to find acting auditions on your own and how to go about joining an acting union like SAG or AFTRA when the time is right.
As a member of either service, you'll have access to the best tools, tips, and helpful hints to making a career out of acting. Great articles and acting guides will teach you what you need to know to become a successful working actor. Guides for beginning actors will explain how to get started, find acting jobs and get your career off the ground. You'll also receive unrestricted and unlimited access to the hundreds of casting calls, casting notices, movie auditions, and actor breakdowns submitted by filmmakers and producers worldwide.
Plus, both services provide an easy way to gain contacts and connections so you can start networking with the people who have to power to hire you for their productions. You've probably heard the old adage about showbiz - "it's not what you know, it's who you know." Unfortunately, this is very true - possibly more so today than ever before. Unless you have friends, family and contacts in the film or TV industries, you'll need to network. Networking is a vital part of the acting career pursuit. You need to build and maintain strong working relationships with your peers. This is why Actingland.com and Moviex.com provide career networking tools. These services make networking and communicating with your friends and fellow actors easy and convenient. Just like other social networking web sites, you can easily add members with similar interests and values to your friends lists. Use your connections to communicate and share experiences, advice and acting tips or offer help, suggestions and moral support to members like yourself.
In addition, both Actingland.com and Moviex.com provide electronic casting services. Simply create one or more personal profiles and casting directors and casting associates can find you when they're casting their next television show or motion picture film.
Your personal profiles are online biographies that list your description, contact information, skills, and abilities. Along with your profile, you can attach a resume, multiple photographs, your professional headshot, and even personal video clips or your acting demo reel. Casting directors, talent agents, talent scouts, producers and directors may then be able to locate your profile using an advanced search engine. When casting directors and/or talent agents are looking for someone like you or for actors available in or around your home town, they could find your profile within their search results. Once they have located your profile, they can then contact you directly with further details and audition information. In this way, with very minimal effort on your part, you can make yourself known to literally thousands of casting directors, talent scouts, talent agents and filmmakers world wide.
After you have worked on a few acting jobs, you'll realize that the job planning and tracking tools provided by Actingland.com and Moviex.com will keep you organized and on the right path to success. It is nearly impossible to reach your full acting potential if you don't keep accurate records of your submissions, auditions and callbacks. Acting success and success in show business in general, takes both talent and organization. You supply the talent and Actingland.com and Moviex.com will provide the tools to keep you organized and help you track your submission and audition results.
Whether you are seeking just a day of fun up close to movie stars and celebrities on an exciting film location or a way to jump into showbiz and launch your acting career, these online casting services can help you realize your dreams.
Sign up with Actingland.com or Moviex.com and you could be in a future Hollywood blockbuster or even on your way to becoming the next break-out movie star. If you are ready to begin a career in the spotlight, register now and get acting!