Jonathan Lipnicki. The adorable kid from the Tom Cruise film “Jerry Maguire” has grown up into a martial arts-practicing,fitness-loving man who continues to hit the Hollywood scene.
Maureen McCormick. Marcia Marcia Marcia!
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
How to be a child actor?
Study! Study! Study! Enroll your child in Acting Classes,Improvisation and Scene Study.
Get Experience! Do student films,local theater and school plays.
Get Head Shots! And we mean good head shots,taken by a professional photographer who specializes in babies,kids and teens.
Get an Agent Submit to the top talent agencies for kids in your market after having researched them thoroughly. Meet with them in person before making a commitment.
Get a Work Permi t http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DLSEForm277.pdf
Open a Coogan Savings Account http://www.aftrasagfcu.org/coogan_accounts/
Join online casting sites like Actors Access,Casting Networks (aka L.A. Casting),Casting Frontier,Cast It Talent,1-800-Casting and more.
Network through and read up at industry sites: We recommend Hollywood Mom Blog,Looking Ahead Program,SAG/AFTRA Young Performers,and BizParentz.org
Keep your credit card in your pocket! Don’t pay anyone for “advice” or “services.” Other than acting classes,agent-requested head shots and getting set up on the legitimate casting
Remember Show Biz is a business. Once you’ve decided as a family to take this journey for your child actor,keep all of your commitments (like classes and auditions),…
What is a child actor called?
Child actor. The term child actor or child actress is generally applied to a child acting on stage or in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began their acting career as a child. To avoid confusion, the latter is also called a former child actor. Closely associated is teenage actor or teen actor,…
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