THE NEW BOOK by DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL

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 guide to breaking in, making a living, and making a life in the fabulous trenches of show business.  

 Praise for WORKING ACTOR

“WITTY AND HONEST... a must-read for anyone pursuing this crazy profession.”

--Margo Martindale

Tony nominee, 3-Time Emmy-winner,

“Justified,” “The Americans,” “Bojack Horseman”

"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

"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” and “Lady Bird”

"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”

--Alfred Molina

Multiple Tony, Emmy and Olivier award nominee,“Feud,” “Red” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

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!

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