Intern at Talent Agencies, Management companies and/or casting offices to see the business from their point of view. You have to know the rules before you can break them.
I had the privilege to interview rising star Cleo Berry. He has appeared in countless commercials and promos as “the funny guy”. While comedy is his specialty, Cleo thrives in dramatic roles against award-winning actors such as Hugh Laurie, Glynn Turman and Ving Rhames.
Cleo’s career continues to blossom in Los Angeles he has two films premiering in 2015. He stars in the horror-comedy “The Sand” (w/ Mitchell Musso, Dean Geyer and Jamie Kennedy), the coming of age college dramedy “Fatties” and he has a supporting role in the hard hitting drama “Love Is All You Need?”. Also, you’ve probably seen him Guest Star as the concierge Carnell on “House M.D.”
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
My greatest inspiration is my mother. Since the age of 10, she’s been on this entertainment journey with me. Shuttling me back and forth to my auditions, bookings and out of state competitions. At the same time, she made sure my two younger brothers were fulfilled in their lives as well. She’s one heck of an amazing woman!
What is your greatest achievement so far?
Fighting for my passion and dream. Most people overlook or run away from theirs. I’m fearlessly fighting for mine!
Do you have any tips for our readers that are trying to break in the industry?
The best advice that I can give to break into the acting industry is to study, study, STUDY (your craft)! Go to a conservatory or a four year college but get the knowledge. And not just the performance side of the industry. It’s called the Acting Business for a reason. Intern at Talent Agencies, Management companies and/or casting offices to see the business from their point of view. I did these things and the “behind the scenes” information I received has served me and my friends well on our journeys in this industry. You have to know the rules before you can break them.