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038 Michael Mosley on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

S2 038: Michael Mosley

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Over the years, Michael Mosley has captivated audiences with the characters that he has portrayed on television and film. From a pastor who found God after a traumatic experience to a hard-to-catch serial killer, from a narcissistic EMT to portraying political operative Kenny O’Donnell, he has proved time and time again that he can do it all in both comedy and drama.

This year, Michael stars in FOX’s new sci-fi thriller, “neXt” opposite John Slattery. Created and executive produced by Manny Coto (“24: Legacy”), the series follows Silicon Valley pioneer Paul LeBlanc (Slattery) as he discovers that one of his own creations — a powerful A.I. called neXt — might spell doom for humankind, so he tries to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world. When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar (Fernanda Andrade) to fight an emergent superintelligence that, instead of launching missiles, will deploy the immense knowledge it has gleaned from the data to recruit allies, turn people against each other and eliminate obstacles to its own survival and growth. Michael shines as CM, Southern ex-con hacker with a genius IQ who works at the FBI cybercrime division. “neXt” is slated to premiere on October 6, 2020.

Michael was recently seen starring in Netflix’s crime series, “Seven Seconds” opposite Regina King where he played Detective Joe “Fish” Rinaldi. He was also seen in Netflix’s critically-acclaimed drama series, “Ozark” as Pastor Mason Young. Additional television credits include starring on USA Network’s “Sirens,” ABC’s “Scrubs” and “Pan Am” as well as recuring roles on ABC’s “Castle,” DC Universe’s “Titans” and CBS’ “Criminal Minds” to name a few.

On the film front, Michael stars in the indie biopic, “Sister Aimee” [1091 Media] that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Set in 1926 and based on true events, the film follows the most famous Evangelical woman, Aimee Semple (Anna Margaret Hollyman), who is fed up with her own success and gets swept up in her lover’s, Kenny’s (Mosley), daydreams about Mexico and finds herself on a wild road trip towards the border. Additional film credits include “Peppermint” [STX Entertainment], “LBJ” alongside Woody Harrelson and “Hot Pursuit” [Warner Bros.].


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“I got one rule: don’t be an asshole.”

“Do your homework, make this yours.”

“In auditions, you have to have a little bit of a fuck-it.”

 


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  • WRITER: Bebe Katsenes
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

087: Russell Hornsby

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Today we have a fascinating conversation with actor, Russell Hornsby—from Grimm, Seven Seconds, and The Hate You Give—as well as FENCES, both on Broadway and in the film, his career is full of valuable lessons he’s learned.

After twenty years in the industry, he shares how a long-term career was not a given reality for him, but rather something he’s had to fight for every step of the way. His advice is equal parts inspiration and tough love, so whether you’re just starting out or are a few years in, he’s got some healthy perspective about being honest with yourself, doing the work, and putting everything you have on the line for your art.

Russell Hornsby is an American theater, television, and film actor. He is known for his roles as Edward “Eddie” Sutton on ABC Family’s Lincoln Heights, as Luke on the HBO drama In Treatment, as Detective Hank Griffin on the NBC series Grimm, and as Lyons in the movie Fences.

After finishing his studies at Oxford, Hornsby moved to New York City and was subsequently cast in leading roles in Off Broadway productions of To Kill a Mockingbird (as Atticus Finch), Joe Louis Blues, and Six Degrees of Separation (as Paul). In the late 1990s, he decided to move to Los Angeles in order to transition into television and film. He has appeared in several different television productions including appearing in recurring roles in Haunted as Detective Marcus Bradshaw and Gideon’s Crossing as Chief Resident Dr. Aaron Boise. His other television credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Law & Order, and In Justice among others. He also played running back Leon Taylor in ESPN’s drama series Playmakers. On the big screen, he has appeared in such films as After the Sunset, Big Fat Liar, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Keep the Faith, Baby, Meet the Parents, and Stuck among others. In 2000, Hornsby appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Jitney for which he won a Drama Desk Award and an Obie Award.

He starred in the NBC fantasy drama Grimm from 2011 to 2017. In 2018, he played Isaiah Butler in the Netflix crime drama Seven Seconds. That same year, Hornsby joined the cast of the movie Creed II.

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“Know why you’re going into this, know why you’re doing it, because the industry doesn’t need you. They don’t care. You can’t do this for the moment or think you’re going to get rich, because it’s hard.”

“Not what are you WILLING to do, what are you GOING to do to stay in the game?”

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

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