Thanks For Coming In

Thanks For Coming In

Thanks For Coming In is a weekly podcast hosted by actor/director Jillian Clare. Each episode features a new guest who shares their journey as an actor and one or two memorable audition stories.

Episodes

November 17, 2022 44 min

Cloie Wyatt Taylor talks her show "Partners in Rhyme" on Allblk, releasing new music, and the time she shouldn't have listened to her manager!

About Cloie:

Born in Washington D.C. and raised in the rural outskirts of Maryland, Cloie Wyatt Taylor is a multi-hyphenate artist (actress, director, singer, and dancer) with over 25 years entertaining audiences. Cloie currently stars as Vicky in Partners in Rhyme a lively comedy...

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Renika Williams talks "The Sex Life of College Girls", her work in the theater community, and the time casting wanted her to sing like Mariah!

About Renika:

Renika Williams plays Willow on HBO Max’s new hit comedy THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS. She can also be seen on season two of both Amazon Prime’s MODERN LOVE and STARZ P Valley. Regional theatre productions at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Indiana Repertory Theatre,...

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November 3, 2022 44 min

Robert Palmer Watkins talks what it was like to join The Walking Dead, his career in horror films, and his most recent audition mishap!

About Robert:

Robert Palmer Watkins caught the acting bug early on, beating out hundreds of other teens for the coveted role of Danny in Barksdale Theater’s production of “Grease. After 4 years of training at a center for the arts high school, then 2 years studying musical theater at Christopher Newp...

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October 27, 2022 62 min

Lin Shaye talks being named the Godmother of Horror, her wide range of acting roles, becoming the face of the Insidious franchise, and the time she auditioned for Jack Nicholson!

About Lin:

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Lin Shaye loved “storytelling” so much that even as a child and knew that she was destined to act. She performed in plays at the University of Michigan and later was accepted into Columbia University’s Master ...

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October 20, 2022 39 min

The D'Ambrosio Twins talk dealing with comparison, balancing their careers with their personal lives, and the time they both had a messy audition with yogurt!

About Bianca and Chiara:

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Twin sisters actresses, musicians, and YouTube sensations, Bianca and Chiara D'Ambrosio broke into show business at two-and-a-half years old and didn't look back. Since their breakout role as Summer Newman on Th...

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October 13, 2022 35 min

Ella Proberts talks working with the UN foundation GirlUp, her new movie "The Curious Case of Dolphin Bay", and the time she almost got a big movie!

About Ella:

Born and raised in Brisbane, Ella has had the acting bug since she was little, starting out in commercials and then joining the Queensland Theatre Youth Ensemble at age 10. Alongside theatre, Ella grew up as a competitive gymnast and won State Champion for Artistic Gy...

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October 6, 2022 45 min

Adria Tennor talks her new movie "One Moment", working on various television shows throughout her career, and the time she auditioned to be a 12 year old boy!

About Adria:

Adria Tennor earned her BFA in stage directing and acting at New York University and Playwrights Horizons Theater School. She began her career as an actress, and her first professional job was playing a twelve-year old boy looking at porn in Tompkins Squar...

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September 29, 2022 25 min

Emelina Adams talks becoming a Guess girl, filming "Bullet Train", and shares a few wild audition stories!

About Emelina:

Emelina Adams is an actress and model, best recognized as the winner of Miss Nevada USA 2016. A model first, Emelina has dedicated over 12 years to gracing the runway and being the face of countless lifestyle and commercial brands, including her two recent global campaigns with Marciano by GUESS for their...

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September 22, 2022 51 min

Sh'Kia talks her new show "Kold x Windy", moving from ATL to LA, and shares that time her neighbors weren't so quiet during a zoom audition!


About Sh'Kia:

Sh'Kia Augustin is an American actress, writer, producer, and singer born to an African American mother and Jamaican father. She was born and raised in small-town Oakland, Florida, where she began singing in the church choir from a young age.

Augustin started...

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September 15, 2022 21 min

Victoria Richards talks her new show "Rap Sh!t" on HBO Max, returning to acting, and that time she tried an accent!

About Victoria:

Actress Victoria Richards is currently recurring in the popular new HBOMax show Rap Sh!t. She truly steps outside her comfort zone to play the role of “Treasure”; a 20 year old sex worker who helps in orchestrating the success of two female rappers’ careers. The show follows Mia and Shawna trying...

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September 8, 2022 39 min

Derek Brady talks the ups and downs of acting, his hit TV show "Johnson", and shares the time the highlighter wasn't on his side!


About Derrex:

Derrex Brady is one of the stars of the critically acclaimed Bounce TV series, JOHNSON

(Executive Producer: Cedric the Entertainer), set to premiere Season 2 on July 10 th . The series

chronicles the trials and tribulations of four life-long friends, all with the last name of “Johns...

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September 1, 2022 31 min

Kayden Muller-Janssen talks “Villains of Valley View”, how music has helped her express herself, and shares a big self-tape fail!

About Kayden:

Wellington, Florida native Kayden Muller-Janssen was raised by Dutch parents in the Winter Equestrian Capital of the World. Her immediate upbringing consisted of farm life, riding horses with her professional trainer parents. While she developed a genuine love for her inherited hobby, she rea...

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August 25, 2022 44 min

In our 100th episode, Edwin Lee Gibson talks "The Bear", his on-stage career, and shares a few memorable audition stories!

About Edwin:

Edwin Lee Gibson began his run of 103 professional theatre productions at age 16. He has gone on to receive a 2006 O.B.I.E. Award (Outstanding Performance) and the solo cover of The Village Voice for his portrayal of Oedipus in New York Theatre Workshop's production of The Seven. His work...

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August 18, 2022 33 min

Bill Kelly talks "Where The Crawdads Sing", working with the legendary Ron Howard, and shares that time he didn't really want to book the part!

About Bill Kelly:

Originally from Richmond, Kentucky, Bill decided to move to the Sunshine State after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University and has called it home ever since. He began acting professionally in 2011 and has appeared in over 50 television and film projects, in...

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August 11, 2022 37 min

Melody Butiu talks starring in the new film "Easter Sunday", Filipino representation in media, and that time she was in the wrong room!


About Melody:

From the Broadway stage to the big screen, actress Melody Butiu is making a name for herself in the industry and beyond. The rising star can be seen playing a supporting lead role in the Universal Pictures and Amblin comedy franchise “Easter Sunday”. The film releases in theater...

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August 4, 2022 37 min

Jack Schumacher shares what it was like filming "Top Gun: Maverick", coming out to Los Angeles, and shares a few embarrassing audition stories!

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July 21, 2022 23 min

Mallory James Mahoney talks growing up on "Bunk'd", convincing her parents to let her act, and that time she almost work with a cast mate a lot sooner!

About Mallory: 

Bright, talented and full of life, Mallory James Mahoney is a rising star to watch at just 17 years old. This summer, Mallory returned to Disney Channel’s comedy series, “BUNK’D” for its sixth season. Having grown up on one of Disney Channel’s most successf...

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July 14, 2022 49 min

Keith Arthur Bolden talks the importance of telling Black stories, working on "Lovecraft Country", his starring role in "Terror Lake Drive", and shares that time he really thought he lost the role!

About Keith: 

Born and raised in Los Angeles and surrounded by all of the action of the entertainment industry, Keith wouldn’t discover his passion of acting and the theater until college. Despite going to college with the ...

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July 7, 2022 40 min

Sean Kanan talks filming "The Karate Kid Part III", becoming a multi-hyphenate artist, his Emmy winning show "Studio City", and shares a shocking audition story!

About Sean:

Sean began his acting career as a child in New Castle, PA. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA with a BA in Political Science. Once there, Sean landed the iconic role of MIKE BARNES, karate's Bad Boy of cobra kai...

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June 30, 2022 16 min

Let's rewind and take a look back at five of my favorite audition stories featuring Julia Rehwald (episode 55), Warren Egypt Franklin (episode 59), Eric Nelsen (episode 83), Charlie Bushnell (episode 74), and Gina Naomi Baez (episode 86)!

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