Gerald McCullouch- award-winning, actor, director, screenwriter

Weather you are struggling actor, working actor. or a famous actor. You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive, shakin on line waiting for your turn to audition, hoping you don't break out of character to get the role. Acting is partly a childlike game of pretending, part a very mature and sophisticated study of human nature, part alchemy and almost certainly a form of insanity and what all actors have in common weather they are a A-list celeb or waiting tables until they get their break, actors are always waiting, waiting and waiting, for their next audition, role, or in a trailer for their next scene.
Today I am talking to an award-winning, actor, director, screenwriter, and singer. Gerald McCullouch.

Gerald McCullouch is a care bear!!

He is best known for currently playing Bobby Dawson on CBS television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He was a recurring guest host of FYE! on E!TV. He has appeared in numerous commercials and print campaigns - having billboards in Times Square and on Sunset Boulevard and has performed stand up at LA's world famous Improv. As a director/writer his Award-winning short film ' The Moment After has received critical acclaim and festival screenings worldwide. McCullouch has been in many publications, including the New York Daily News, Los Angele's Daily News , Jezebel, The Advocate, the Instinct and now Splash Global Hooray.Eyes, Words and Scene with the talented Gerald  McCullough

 

David
Hello gunman, who is your pistil aiming to shoot out today?


 
Gerald
I've been doin' the bi-coastal thing for the past four years and am en route to NYC today. And, unfortunately, it's Turkey Day weekend so probably one of these amatuer travelers at the airport. Oy.

Gerald McCullouch & Derek Storm

 

David
As an actor you are put in unbelievable situations that you have to make believable for the viewers. What do you struggle with most when performing?

 
Gerald
Hm. I struggle with different things depending on the story. Sometimes it may be as specific as a dialect or bodily affectation and others it's the overall struggle of staying fully involved in the story from action to cut.

Mike Ruiz & Gerald McCullouch


 
David
What are some eccentricities and peccadilloes you develop for your craft?


 
Gerald
I'm pretty vanilla. Not really a superstitious person. I've had a lot of ups and downs. I just try to take everything in stride and be peccadillo free.


 
David
In your opinion what makes an actor a good actor?

 
Gerald
Their ability to be fully and wholly present in the story they're telling. Accurately and honestly.


David
When writing, acting or directing you come up with outrageous, surprising, or even deeply felt actions and reactions. What inspires?


 
Gerald
I find alot of things inspiring. That's why I love New York so much. The city breathes inspiration. Sexiness inspires me. But really, life inspires me. All the time. I live it hard and love the fuck out of it.

Gerald McCullouch, Andrew Werner, Jamison Stern

 
 
David
You are also a trained boxer and not too long ago a man attempted to steal your laptop and pulled out a kitchen knife, lucky you fought him off. What was going through your mind the moment he pulled out the knife?


 
Gerald
It was an out of body experience. And somewhat unbelievable. Still, to this day, I cannot believe I had the instinct to fight off a 6 foot 3 man with a 10 inch kitchen knife. In hind sight, a very stupid thing to have done. Aw well. Ya' live and ya' learn.


 
David
What would be your ideal role to play?


 
Gerald
I had the pleasure to play a dream role earlier this year in NYC in a play called "Daddy". I am in love with the story. It's so freakin' funny and immensely heartbreaking. And the role is so rich and sexual. The show was received really well by the critics who were extremely generous to me. And luckily, the show is moving to the west coast. We open in LA Jan 8th so I'm back in rehearsals for the project again. It's gone through a rewrite, and there's a new creative team on board and we hope to move it to an open ended Off Broadway run. To run this for a while then do the same role in a filmed adaptation - that'd be something I'd be very excited about.


David
What advice can you give anyone trying to break into showbiz?


 
Gerald
Showbiz is such a loaded word. There are many aspects to it. And in each aspect there's varied experiences. I think before anyone does anything they should know why their doing it - if it's to find validation, I'd look elsewhere. If it's because they're passionate about telling stories, then rock n roll. Let the ride take you where it will.


 
Thanks for rolling with me Gerald. I wish you rock all the way to the top and if you fall "drop it like it's hot and pick it up like it's cold". Readers I can validate Gerald is full of talent and has lots of character.... this is for you Gerald.
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