Ever wondered how you are going to land a career changing role without a manager or agent? This episode is all about the craft and keeping your head down and doing good work. Good work is the best branding for an actor and creates angels in the industry (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jason Bateman). Trevor Long has had some remarkable angels shed light on his 20 year artistry and he lays it all out here.
Trevor Long is a film, stage and television actor with twenty years of experience to his name. He is best known for his stand out, recurring role as Cade Langmore, in Netflix’s highly acclaimed series “Ozark,” acting alongside Laura Linney and Jason Bateman. He is also known for his work in “Low Winter Sun,” the AMC series following the murder of a police officer by a fellow detective in Detroit. Long starred in Andrew Dominik’s “Killing Them Softly,” as Steve Caprio, along with Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and Richard Jenkins. He stars in and co-produces the upcoming horror thriller “Seeds,” directed by Owen Long. The film follows Long’s troubled character Marcus after he retreats to the New England Coast. Long has guest starred in numerous television shows throughout his career, including “Blacklist,” “Unforgettable,” and “Blindspot.” He is a longtime member of acclaimed NY LAByrinth Theater Company.
- Trevor Long IMDB
- Seeds Trailer
- Ozark: Season 2 Official Trailer
“I was going to do whatever it takes. I spent three years in a conservatory. Spent a lot of money, did a lot of training. I knew that this was not like, oh, what’s plan B?”
“I left the room feeling very exhilarated, because Hoffman took the time to really work with me, and pushed me and knew that I had the talent, but he was trying to push me through my little tricks.”
“It may take you ten to fifteen years before you start working…and he was pretty much right.”
“I don’t doubt the way I approach the work. I don’t second guess it like I did all those years, trying to figure it out, and please the teacher.”
“I think actors really want to be validated and seen for who they are, and when we don’t get that in life we try to put it into our art, our craft.”