Before The Break

Before The Break

BEFORE THE BREAK is a podcast for actors by actors, and everyone really. Each week, Tommy Beardmore and Adam DeCarlo will sit down with a working actor to discuss the ups, the downs, the trials, and tribulations of the journey that led them to their big break. Guests will include names you're sure to recognize, as well as up and coming actors from various facets of the performing arts.

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August 15, 2022 81 min

This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with actor, Robin Lord Taylor. You've seen him in such films as Accepted, Would You Rather, and John Wick 3; and on the TV shows Gotham, Law & Order: Organized Crime, You, The Walking Dead, and Kevin Can F**ck Himself. We discuss growing up in a small town, the limo driver who changed his life, his incredibly successful group of friends in college, finding early success in th...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with actor, Ann Harada. She has had recurring roles on such shows as Blue Bloods, Schmigadoon!, and Smash. She's also appeared on Gossip Girl, The Flight Attendant, New Amsterdam, Younger, and Search Party.  On stage she's been in the Original Broadway Casts of Seussical, Avenue Q, and 9 to 5. We discuss growing up in Hawaii, a summer internship in NYC that changed her life, ...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with actor, Tiffany Yvonne Cox. She has appeared in such shows as Space Force, Dead To Me, Santa Clarita Diet, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Jane The Virgin, and had a recurring role on Good Trouble. We discuss becoming a mother during the pandemic, her involvement with SAG-AFTRA, growing up as a military brat, learning the ropes from summer theatre internships, making...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with actor, Gerald Webb. He has appeared in such shows as Barry, 9-1-1, Good Trouble, Bull, NCIS: LA, Agent X, Agent Carter, Workaholics, and Always Sunny in Philadelphia. We discuss growing up around so much culture, transitioning from successful DJ to actor, how Jam Master Jay jump started his career, the importance of a game plan, not being afraid to ask for help, how he got into ...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with actor, Emrhys Cooper. He has appeared in the film Mama Mia!, and on such shows as CSI: NY, Desperate Housewives, Touch, and Person of Interest. He most recently appeared in the feature film, The Shuroo Process, which he also wrote and directed. We discuss moving during the pandemic, growing up in England and feeling different, how moving to London changed his life, how arrogance...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with actor, Kennedy Caughell. On screen, Kennedy has appeared in Law & Order: SVU, and on stage she has been in the National Tours of Wicked and American Idiot. On Broadway, she has been in the casts of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, and is currently in the Tony Award winning Paradise Square. We discuss getting the acting bug from...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with actor, Ben Rappaport. Ben has had series regular roles on Outsourced and For The People. He’s also had recurring roles on The Good Wife, Mr. Robot, Younger, and Law & Order SVU. Most recently he was on the Netflix series Inventing Anna, and on the Chicago stage opposite Sean Hayes in Goodnight Oscar   We discuss moving a lot as a child, getting the acting bug from a producti...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with actor, Harvey Guillén. Harvey has had recurring roles on Reacher, Human Resources, Archer, The Magicians, and Mickey Mouse Funhouse. He's also appeared in the films Werewolves Within, and The Internship. And he is currently one of the leads on the hit FX comedy series, What We Do In The Shadows. We discuss wanting to be an actor after seeing Annie as a kid, picking up trash ...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with actor, Maya Stojan.  Maya has appeared in such shows as NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, The Resident, and Magnum P.I. She's also had recurring roles on Agents of SHIELD and Castle. We discuss growing up in Switzerland and feeling a little different, her first role playing a bird, coming to the U.S. to study theatre in college, the pressure of working to fulfill her visa, waiting for a...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with actor, Yosef Kasnetzkov. Yosef has had roles on Law & Order: Organized Crime, FBI, Blacklist, Magnum P.I., The Outsider, MaCgyver, and Hawaii 5-0. We discuss growing up in Hawaii, moving to Eastern Europe to pursue professional tennis, the acting teacher who changed his life, flying to NYC from Florida for classes and auditions, the importance of knowing your look and type, ...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with  actor, Ira Amyx. Ira has had recurring roles on Stranger Things, Fargo, and Empire. He's also appeared on such shows as Chicago Med, Miracle Workers, Sirens, and Shameless. We discuss growing up in Idaho and bouncing between a dozen grade schools, getting the bug in high school from his drama teacher, learning from watching the actors at Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the endu...

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This week on a special episode of BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with agent, Matt Redmond. Matt is the owner and a senior agent at the NYC boutique talent agency, DGRW. We discuss acting being his gateway into the industry, how he picks clients, the importance of clients knowing what they want, the instincts of an agent, why mental health is an important factor of your education, actor do’s and dont’s, why good communication i...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with  actor, James Andrew O'Connor. James has had recurring roles on Hightown and Gotham. He's also appeared on such shows as FBI,  Mr. Robot, Blue Bloods, Blindspot, The Affair, The Good Wife, The Blacklist, and Nurse Jackie. We discuss growing up in the Bronx, watching movies with his father, how coaching has made him a better actor, singing in a choir for composer John Wil...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with  actor, Stafford Douglas. Stafford has appeared in such films as Good Kill, Gold, Hostiles, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Kid, and News of the World. On TV he’s been in Longmire, and Better Call Saul. And he’s had recurring roles on Manhattan, Criminal Minds, and Daybreak. We discuss growing up in the small but booming market of New Mexico, being home schooled, his love for movie m...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with  actor, Lucas Van Engen. Lucas has appeared on such shows as Chicago Fire, Blacklist, FBI, Turn!, Quantico, and Law & Order. He has also had recurring roles on City On A Hill, Emergence, and is currently a series regular on HBO's We Own This City. We discuss growing up in Indiana wanting to play football, being an extra in the film Rudy, having groupies in High School, t...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with  actor, Dave Quay. Dave has appeared on such shows as Blue Bloods, Bull, and Gotham. He has also had recurring roles on The Looming Tower, Blindspot, and House of Cards. We discuss growing up with vaudevillian heroes, getting the film bug from an early age, getting advice from a Hollywood director as a teenager, falling into theatre at college, auditioning for NYU several times,...

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This week on a special episode of  BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with photographer, Michael Kushner. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, and The Tony Awards, among others. We discuss the difference between headshots and social media pics, knowing the proper looks for you and your market, current trends, how to prepare for a headshot session, the importance of being specific, and when to get new shots take...

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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with  actor, Mike O'Gorman. Mike has appeared on such shows as Inside Amy Schumer, Perry Mason, AP Bio, Ugly Americans, and Vice Principals. He's also been a writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. We discuss growing up on Long Island, skipping college to pursue a music career, getting his start in comedy web videos, living at his office, getting an in with Comedy C...
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This week on BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with  actor, Jermaine Crawford. Jermaine has been on such shows as The Wire, Person Of Interest, The Get Down, and the upcoming We Own This City. His film credits include Roxanne Roxanne, Three Pregnant Men, and Twelve. We discuss growing up in Maryland, wanting to become an actor from Shakespeare, watching movies with his father, switching from theatre to on-camera at a young age, h...

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This week on a special episode of BEFORE THE BREAK, the boys sit down with Casting Director, Ally Beans. We discuss what led her to becoming a CD, do's and dont's, and we pick her brain about all things casting. That and much more!

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