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How To Become a Commercial Actor
Many actors look down on doing commercials and for a long time it was considered petty and degrading to one’s career to be involved in television commercial work. The truth though is that commercials tend to pay more than other jobs and if you become good at the format or structure of auditioning for them you can typically book more than other forms of work. Becoming a commercial actor is simple although it can take a long time for you to reach the level of success you might like to be at making six figures. However it can also happen very quickly if you work really hard early on and have a little bit of luck on your side. Follow these steps and you’ll be on the path to becoming an actor, a commercial actor.
There are acting classes for all sorts of different kinds of acting and commercials are no exception. Take some classes on how to audition for commercials and make yourself look your best on camera. A lot of what will book you jobs is how you come across on camera so understanding what you actually look like and how to make the camera love your face will play off.
Figure out what your type is, meaning what you should play based on how you look and your personality. The better you know what you play the more you can become that type and you’ll be easier to cast.
Look for commercials that have people your “type.” Take note of the type of commercials they are, what these people are wearing and how they act even. Work on mimicking these habits so you look just like these people.
Get good headshots
Have your pictures done by a professional. Ask around about industry trends and research what works and what doesn’t work so you can ensure you get some good photos that will get you the auditions you need.
Get a good agent
The right agent can make all the difference in your getting work since they’re the ones who get you the auditions. You might have to switch through a couple different agents until you find the one that suits you best.
Practice audition technique
Make yourself go through mock auditions so you can practice audition technique and etiquette. Have a friend videotape all of this so you can watch it back and see what you’re doing right and what you still need to work on.
Nail your auditions
Just go in and nail your audition. Do everything you’re supposed to and do it right the first time to prove that you are a professional. It will become easier the more auditions you go on and you’ll start to book work if you keep working hard and putting your best foot forward.