It reads: "Jun made his acting debut not as a background extra in a toothpaste commercial, but as a principal in a music video directed by none other than David LaChapelle..."
WELL! I auditioned for that Music Video and didn't get the part!! Wahhh.
Anyway, if you look at the video above, around 1:11, you will see three Asian businessmen sitting. My friend, Jun, is the one in the middle.
And who knew? He's a great dancer!!
Okay, back to me. I actually made my acting debut as an Extra, for a featured film, many many many light years ago...
It was definately a learning experience for me. As well as networking. I have met a lot of great people on the set... Exchange infos... and from that, I landed my first agent through referral.... and pretty much branched from there.
So, if you're in New York, and Asian, and interested in trying out Background/Extra work, check this out:
Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking Asian men and women (ages 18-80) for new feature film Old Dogs, starring John Travolta and Robin Williams. This is a Karaoke scene. Must be available all day for shoot date July 31, 2007. Please respond with ALL OF the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
3-COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
5-Known stats (height, weight, age, sizes)
Doing background can be a very tough job. Not that you will have a lot of things to do - it is because there will be basically nothing for you to do with a lot of waiting time. So, bring a book, homework, games, to keep yourself occupied while you wait for your cue from the Assistant Director & Production Assistant.
Grant Wilfley Casting is one of the biggest and legit background/extra acting agencies in New York. You're in safe hands if you registered with them.
To read and learn more about background acting, please click HERE.