THE ACCLAIMED NEW BOOK BY DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL
Published by RANDOM HOUSE
& TEN SPEED PRESS
Veteran character actor DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL ("Modern Family," "The Blacklist," "Boston Legal") draws on his 35+ tumultuous years of work in the entertainment industry to offer a witty, informative and very honest guide to breaking in, making a living, and making a life in the fabulous trenches of show business.
"Weaves a lifetime’s worth of experience navigating the slings and arrows of the acting game into a compilation of personal stories and pragmatic lessons to
enlighten, encourage and forewarn both the novice and more advanced performer."
--The Los Angeles Times
Praise for WORKING ACTOR
“WITTY AND HONEST... a must-read for anyone pursuing this crazy profession.”
Tony nominee, 3-Time Emmy-winner,
Justified, The Americans, Bojack Horseman, Mrs. America
"WONDERFULLY PERSONAL AND UNIVERSALLY USEFUL...
Survival requires a sense of humor and Mr. Bottrell is a sage storyteller..”
--Stephen McKinley Henderson
Tony nominee, Obie-winner, film credits
include Fences, Manchester by the Sea, Lady Bird and Dune
"BOTH PRACTICAL AND INSPIRING... open-eyed and unsentimental...This is no guru-like tome, but a hands-on, working manual written out of true experience and enthusiasm for what can be achieved”
Multiple Tony, Emmy and Olivier award nominee, Feud, Red, Fiddler on the Roof,
Raiders of the Lost Ark and Spiderman
Me on stage (with Brett Porter) in my first Equity show. I was happy, intimidated, confused and so excited! I still remember being handed my first paycheck by the company manager. It was such a rite of passage. I wanted to frame it, not cash it. But I was seriously broke, so I cashed it!
“Totally unlike any of the other "How to Succeed in Show Business" books out there, this one is funny, easy-to-read, honest and has a ton of excellent advice from one of the most respected working actors in the business. I wish a book like this existed when I was starting out. Buy this book!”
“Barb and Star to to Vista Del Mar” “Bridesmaids,” “Best in Show,” “Waiting for Guffman”
“David Dean Bottrell proves to be one of the guiding voices I keep returning to on my journey. This book is an extension of his wisdom, told in true wit and humor from his very own perspective and experience in this industry. If you want to know what to do next, buy this book!”
-- Alexander Hodge
“Andrew,” HBO’s “Insecure”
“Having had the privilege and pleasure of working with this extraordinary actor, it is no surprise that David pours his prowess into his book ‘Working Actor.’ This is an in depth look into the trials and tribulations of living life as an actor and a guide for those who want to take the leap into the world in front of the camera.”
“Matilda Webber” of CBS’ McGyver