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Joshua Bitton on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

061: Josh Bitton

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This week we dive deep into the journey of finding your spotlight by saying yes, hustling and doing the work. Work can come in the form of sitting around a campfire expressing your art to your fellow actor, coaching others to their potential, or holding the space for other actors opportunities as the best damn reader in town. Getting to work with Josh as an actor, coach or reader will highly improve your level of artistry. With over 20 years experience, Josh Bitton is hitting his stride in the light of highly complex characters and understanding that the gratitude for what you have will land you the happiness of being right where you are.

Joshua Bitton is a stage, film and television actor best known for his work in HBO’s critically acclaimed series “The Night Of” as Maldonado and for his portrayal of Sgt. J.P. Morgan in Steven Spielberg’s award-winning World War II mini series “The Pacific.” Bitton’s been featured in numerous hit television projects, including “Castle,” “The Mentalist,” “Bosch,” and “Justified.” Additionally he’s guest starred in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Last Tycoon,” “American Vandal,” “Reverie,” “Lucifer,” and “Daredevil,” to name a few. His film credits include “National Treasure,” “Larry Crowne,” “For Love of Money,” and “The Tangle.” He’s currently teaching acting classes in Los Angeles.

From drama to comedy, Joshua Bitton has appeared in dozens of award-winning projects in film and television over the years and is positioned for his most exciting year yet. In 2018, he can be seen starring on CBS All Access’ new mystery drama series, “One Dollar,” opposite John Carroll Lynch, Leslie Odom Jr., Aleksa Palladino, and Hamilton Clancy.

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“I say to my students all the time is that you have to believe ‘I’m enough.” That you simply, presently in the moment are enough, but also, I think, in life.”

“What the business does or does not do with you does not reflect on whether you’re good enough to be in the business.”

“Any chance you get a chance to act in a room you didn’t pay for is a great day.”

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026: Sean Carrigan

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Sean Carrigan is a former professional boxer turned stand-up comedian, actor and producer. Sean has appeared in numerous films, television shows and commercials, including the television movie, “Call Me Crazy,” starring opposite Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and directed by Ashley Judd. He has guest starred in the series, “Modern Family,” “The Closer,” “Hart of Dixie”, “The Event” and “The Young and the Restless.” Carrigan appeared in the Tyler Perry film, “Single Mom’s Club,” where he played the love interest of Wendy McClendon-Covey, and in the romantic comedy “Strangely in Love,” directed by Sundance Award-winning director Amin Matalqa.

Sean is also a comedian and co-founder of the production company Woodhead Entertainment, which focuses on original shorts, branded media and feature films. With Woodhead Entertainment, Carrigan contributes as both a producer and actor. His comedic performance as Brett Favre in the viral parody hit, “Brett Favre: Rise – What should I do?” gained over 4 million online views and has garnered him great reviews. Carrigan can be seen doing stand-up comedy all over Los Angeles and in other cities in the US and Canada.

Currently, Sean is Stitch on “The Young and the Restless” and Coach Rafferty on the Critics Choice Nominated hit Netflix original show “American Vandal”.

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“Put Down My Boxing Gloves and Picked Up My Heart. How Comedy Led Me To embrace my failures.”
“Stand up comedy turned my acting career around and changed my life.”
“Doing stand up comedy gave me a different way to look at things. I was able to laugh at my failures.”
“Read Steve Martin’s book BORN STANDING UP and learned that he had bombed thousands of times. There was something inside me that said I had to try.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“I have this need to get on stage and be heard.”
“There is something about this thrill or rush, you either win big or get your ass beat.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“No matter what, you have to be easy to work with and bring something to the table.”
“There is no experience like EXPERIENCE.”
“Get up on stage and know that you are going to bomb.”
“In Stand Up, you have about 30 seconds to a minute to let the audience understand that they can trust that you know what you are doing.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“I don’t censor myself but I try to stay true to what is me.”
“I’m good at making fun of myself.”

 

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Los Angeles-based actress, bestselling author, host of That One Audition podcast, entrepreneur, & mother.

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