(This interview was originally posted on Act.Land.com)
Brian Harrington is an actor who appears in the film Crowning Jules; here is a link to his website:
Q: What made you interested in acting?
A: I actually entered the entertainment world through the producing side of it. I was hired to help market my first film Rodeo Girl with Kevin Sorbo and the co-producer asked me to help do some digital marketing for their Kickstarter campaign. From there I just kept getting more and more roped in, helped them find some additional investors, and before long they were calling me an associate producer. So then after doing the casting on Crowning Jules, my second film, I knew I wanted to give it a shot on the other side of the camera.
Q: You have a unique look; do you think it helps you or hurts you in the long run?
A: Thank you! It definitely helps! The beard is the money maker all the way. People love the story about how I quit my job working at a bank to become a film producer and started to grow the beard and haven’t looked back since.
Q: What is Crowning Jules about?
A: Crowning Jules is about twin sisters, one is a nerd and one is a beauty queen, who take a cross country road trip to get to a beauty pageant. Along the way they come into possession of a stolen jewel and are pursued by some bumbling thieves. It’s a good all around kids and family movie starring Kristy Swanson, Kevin Farley, and Kenton Duty. Look for a release in summer of 2017.
Q: What role do you play?
A: I’m a producer on the film and appear briefly as a guy working at a carnival.
Q: Of all the roles you have played, which one is the least like you?
A: I played a homeless guy on a TV pilot once, this girl was using me as a prop during show and tell for her class and it was pretty funny. But obviously not like me because I do have a home. haha
Q: What is your strangest audition story?
A: Probably when I made it onto Sacred Steel Bikes on Discovery Channel because the audition ended up being the part that made it on the show.
Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it effect your ability to pursue acting?
A: I’m a freelance marketing consultant and I’ve worked for businesses, non-profits, political campaigns, movies, and musicians. I like doing digital marketing and helping people with their PR. It ties in nicely with acting since I’m able to work from home and on my own schedule and the networking aspect is great for getting work done in both areas. Check out www.brianharrington.org/consulting to learn more.
Q: What famous role could you have nailed?
A: Hmm I don’t know how famous they are on the spectrum but I love how the shows Workaholics and Silicon Valley just portray normal looking funny guys. They don’t feel like actors to me when I’m watching the show and I think that’s definitely the kind of character acting I bring to my gigs.
Q: Your website says you are a “political operative.” For whom do you operate?
A: Yeah so that’s part of my day job like you were asking about. I work for conservative Republicans.
Q: Who is in your motorcycle gang?
A: Haha I think you’re talking about the Discovery show Sacred Steel Bikes where I showed up on one episode as a biker model to portray a live painting done by famous motorcycle artist David Mann. That was a blast and so funny because I haven’t ridden a motorcycle since I road dirt bikes back in middle school.
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