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He was just an unknown kid eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, watching Nickelodeon, and wishing he didn’t have to do his homework. His parents brought him on an audition or two for tennis shoe and potato chip commercials, with little results. He couldn’t help thinking, “is this all there is?” He was having a mid-kid crisis. Ten and three quarters, seen every Sponge Bob episode five times, punched various characters in the stomach at Knott’s Scary Farm, what else was there to do? Extreme skateboarding stunts? Jump a BMX off the roof into a pool? It all seemed so pointless.
Then it hit him. Audition. Audition for parts that would catapult his career skyward, and straight into the limelight. So what if he was just a kid? That didn’t stop Shirley Temple, what did he really have to lose? Mom and Dad were supportive, having already laid out a financial plan for how to spend his money in the event that he would have been picked up for that Fritos commercial, so he was on his way.
At first, they came slowly. The search for a really good audition was at times an arduous one, but he was one determined kid. Soon enough, though, he hit upon a gold mine by posting his photo and profile for casting directors to review. After about two months, he landed a starring role as “Short Pants”, the villain in the newest James Bond thriller. He remembered fondly then his days as a kid with no direction, who decided to master the audition, and take Hollywood by storm.