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Chris Sullivan on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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THIS IS US made America sit up in their seats and pay attention to the man behind the immediate heart throb of Toby, Chris Sullivan.  He first gained attention for his portrayal of Tom Cleary on the Cinemax drama THE KNICK.   He played Benny Hammond in STRANGER THINGS and Taserface in GUARDIAN OF GALAXY VOL. 2.  It may appear that Chris had an easy ride to the dense career track he is on, but he has been putting in the work for over 17 years.  Graduation from Loyal Marymont University left him transformed from a Tennis pro turned actor and climbing the ladder to seek representation.   A self-proclaimed perfectionist and dedicated artist with no backup plan, listen in to see how he landed his agent several years after graduation, how he made $5000 stretch for almost a year living in Los Angeles, how Broadway prepared him for a role of a lifetime on the Cinemax show THE KNICK and how every part since The KNICK can all be traced back to that character.

Chris is currently starring on the hit NBC show THIS IS US and is the lead singer of the band SULLY AND THE BENEVOLENT FOLK.

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“Have faith in something, develop faith in something greater than yourself.  That is the thing that will carry you through all the hard times.”

“Rehearsal for high school play is the same as Broadway rehearsal, doesn’t matter, creativity is the same.” CLICK TO TWEET

“An artistic endeavor, job of any art (good, bad or other) is to elicit some desire of exploration in the audience.” CLICK TO TWEET

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Lane Garrison accepted a dare in his senior year of high school and auditioned for the chorus line in the school musical. He didn’t get it, but it gave him the confidence to explore that side of himself. A true Texan boy filled with grit and growth he didn’t follow the rules, he only followed the intensity of his calling to make movies. After graduation he followed his instincts and headed west. But it didn’t come easy for Lane, it took over 6 years to get a theatrical agent. Lane didn’t give himself a backup plan, instead he strategized and worked hard to make opportunities happen for himself. After Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Oscar win for Goodwill Hunting, Lane figured his way into the acting world would be to write himself the part. A deal made over a 10 mile run and a game of basketball with Adam Sandler landed him with the biggest agents in Hollywood. Listen in to hear how Lane followed the “clues to his success” landing him in dynamic roles in Quality of Life, Shooter, Camp Xray, Prison Break, Bonnie and Clyde, From Dusk till Dawn, Better Call Saul, and Roots. The role on Roots garnered Lane a Critics’ Choice Award Nomination for “Best Supporting Actor In A Movie Made For Television Or Miniseries.

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“Once you start to overcome your own fears and your own self doubts, then you can really start to rise.”

“Coincidences are God’s way of staying anonymous.” TWEET THIS

“Success leaves clues.” TWEET THIS

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ALYSHIA OCHSE

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

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