Richy B. Jacobs is an actor and personal trainer who appears in the film Sober Here is a link to his IMDB page:
Q: What made you want to become an actor?
A: After playing football in college I was cast in Starship Troopers as a Jumpball player, which was like Football, only in the future. The sets were so huge and I was able to work directly with the Stunt coordinator, The Director and the other Actors starting from the rehearsal process all the way through the rap of the movie. I was able to see the whole process early in my career. I was amazed. I caught the bug and have been an actor ever since.
Q: What is Sober about?
A: Sober is about a Young Woman who owns a bar and allows two Underage Girls to Drink and Drive. The results are Devastating causing the Young Woman to change her life. The message is for Teenagers and their Parents to understand the dangers of being too laxed when it comes to Drinking and Driving and to take responsibility for your actions.
Q: What role do you play in the film?
A: I play Guy who is a friend of the Young Woman.
Q: What method of acting to you use most often?
A: Hmmm, I use many methods, but I would say I use Uta Hagen’s methods the most. I am very intended when I act.
Q: You have done both live theater and film acting what is the main difference between writing for the stage and writing for the theater?
A: In my opinion, the main difference is the repetition. You may have to do many takes on film. There is only one take on stage.
Q: What is your wildest show biz story?
A: My wildest showbiz story is when I was having a drink in the VIP room in the House of Blues. A large man walked up next to me and ordered a drink. He looked at me and I said ”what up”. It was Forrest Whitaker and I couldn’t believe he was alone, huge, and nobody noticed him but me. I said I liked his work and wanted to be like him. He looked at me funny, waited for his drink and then He walked away. He did say thank you though.
Q: What do you like about Los Angeles?
A: I LOVE L.A. !! I am a native of L.A. I was born and raised in the South Bay near LAX. What I like most about Los Angeles is that it is very multicultural here with lots of different types of places to go hang out or go sight see.
Q: What don’t you like about?
A: The Traffic!
Q: How has your job as a personal trainer help with your pursuit of an acting career?
A: Personal Training helps because it allows me to make my own schedule so I can be available for auditions and meetings. I am also very fit, so that helps. I also feel that I am a good Communicator which comes from having to Communicate with my Personal Training clients. I don’t think you can be a good actor if you don’t know how to communicate.
Q: If you could play any character in any classic play what would it be and why?
A: I would like to play Romeo from Romeo and Juliet. I like Shakespeare and I would want the experience of having to show my deep, true passion for someone on stage. There is no faking that .
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