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.


July 12, 2023 35 mins
Victor Lau talks starting his career as a dancer, transitioning to acting, living out his Glee dreams, and his new film Joy Ride! About Victor: Victor Lau is a professional dancer, competitive choreographer and aspiring actor. He started his performance training at age 12, immersing himself in street dance culture. He has shared stages across the globe with some of the world’s best dancers and has danced behind artists such as Asha...
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Chris Mulkey talks "Twin Peaks", hitting his stride, releasing new music, and that time speaking his mind in the room booked him the role! About Chris: Chris Mulkey has enjoyed a long and diverse acting career in both film and television. His favorite projects include Rambo First Blood, Captain Phillips, On the Basis of Sex, Whiplash and John Gotti Story. Television projects: Castle Rock, Twin Peaks, Boardwalk Empire, Any Day Now, ...
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June 22, 2023 36 mins
Graham Parkhurst talks transitioning from stage to film and TV, his new Netflix show "Glamorous", and the time he dislocated his knee in the middle of an audition!  About Graham: Graham Parkhurst is a trained actor and singer who started his career in live theatre, performing on stages across the US and Canada before transitioning to work in TV and film. He made his debut on the small screen with roles in The Umbrella Academy, Star...
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June 15, 2023 42 mins
Michael D. Cohen talks his love of TV and Carol Burnett, living an authentic life, playing the iconic Schwoz from Henry Danger, and the audition where casting was sure he had a sister! About Michael: Michael D. Cohen is a series regular on Nickelodeon's hit sit-coms Henry Danger and Danger Force playing "Schwoz", a genius of indiscernible foreign nationality. The show won the Kids' Choice Award for best show in 2017 and 2020 and wa...
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June 8, 2023 38 mins
Laya DeLeon Hayes talks "The Equalizer", growing up in the industry, her new film "The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster", and the time a casting director left the room in the middle of her scene! About Laya: Laya DeLeon Hayes currently stars opposite Queen Latifah on the CBS series “The Equalizer,” and is perhaps best known for voicing the titular role in the BAFTA, Emmy® and Peabody Award-nominated animated series, “Doc McStuffins...
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June 1, 2023 58 mins
Kylie Sparks talks WGA solidarity, the new season of "I Think You Should Leave", and that time they tried to hit a note and nothing came out! About Kylie: Kylie Sparks (they/them) is an actor, writer, and wearer of many hats of other things based in LA but born in Tulsa, OK. They have been in the entertainment industry for two decades starting as a child actor, and has worked in every medium possible. They are also incredibly passi...
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May 26, 2023 15 mins
Holy cow - we made it to three years! In this minisode, we celebrate the anniversary with Ian Dick, Kerry Wieder, and Neil Hellegers! Check out the podcasts Ian, Kerry, and Neil are in: In Another Room: Red Riding Hoods: Silverwood: Dark ...
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May 18, 2023 37 mins
Zurin Villanueva talks "Murder Mystery 2", playing Tina Turner in "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical", and the time she auditioned in front of Lin Manuel Miranda! About Zurin: On Broadway, television, and film Zurin Villanueva has been performing professionally from the age of 15. Her first professional role was reenacting the narratives of enslaved children for Nickelodeon’s program Nick News. At 16, she won Amatuer Night at the Apoll...
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May 11, 2023 33 mins
Anna-Maree Thomas talks how Titanic made her fall in love with film, joining the Evil Dead franchise, and how letting go led to success!  About Anna-Maree: While in her final year at Drama School, Anna-Maree was cast in two feature films – Dorthe Scheffmann’s drama Vermilion and Stallone Vaiaoga-loasas’s Hibiscus and Ruthless, where she played the lead role of “Ruth”. After graduating, Anna-Maree’s success continued landing her a r...
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May 4, 2023 37 mins
Shanel Bailey talks "Grease: Rise Of the Pink Ladies", going from college straight to Broadway, and the time she got stopped mid-song! About Shanel: A true triple-threat, Shanel Bailey, is a proud NYC native, hailing from Queens, and a proud Syracuse University Musical Theatre graduate. In less than a month of graduating, Shanel joined the Broadway cast of "The Book of Mormon” and hasn’t slowed down since. She’s appeared in "The Eq...
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April 28, 2023 38 mins
Mirabai Pease talks "Evil Dead Rise", the New Zealand entertainment industry, creating memories for characters, and the time she instantly knew she didn't book the job! About Mirabai: Mirabai made her on screen debut on New Zealand crime-series Harry in 2013. Following this, she went on to appear in a number of roles before attending The Actors Program in 2018. Mirabai was recurring cast in seasons one and two of Head High, the sec...
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April 20, 2023 46 mins
Wilbur Fitzgerald talks "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.", staying curious, and that time he brought special effects into an audition! About Wilbur: Wilbur T. Fitzgerald is an actor, attorney, and producer who has played in over 100 television shows and movies. He is featured in the Lionsgate movie opening April 28th in theatres Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret in the role of Morris Binamin, the boyfriend of Sylvia played...
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March 30, 2023 37 mins
Hayley Sales talks "Lucky Hank", working with Bruce Willis, her new album "Til The End", and that time she wrecked her car trying to make an audition! About Hayley: Hayley Sales has graced some of the world’s largest stages as the opening artist for Rufus Wainwright, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Mraz, Bare Naked Ladies, G. Love and a host of other top musical talent. She is a seasoned singer, beyond her years whose stunning soulful voice ha...
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March 23, 2023 52 mins
Lynn Downey talks her new show "Daisy Jones & The Six", embracing the "midwest mom" inside her, how to create space for yourself, and the time she took an audition in her own hands! About Lynn: Lynn Downey is a professional actor, creator, and life coach. Her midwestern roots infuse a spirit of warmth, collaboration, and fun energy into all she does. As an actor, Lynn has held her own opposite Academy Award nominated Angela Bassett...
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March 16, 2023 49 mins
Nelson Leis talks working on "The Last of Us", what is was like to become the demon Beelzebub in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", and shares a few memorable audition stories! About Nelson: Nelson Heino Leis is an actor and writer based in Vancouver, Canada. Nelson can be seen in Prey (2022) , 20th Century Studios' Predator origin story. In 2023 he will be appearing in HBO's The Last of Us (2023-) and FX's Shogun (2023-) , both hig...
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March 9, 2023 33 mins
Devyn Nekoda talks how she fell into acting, what is was like joining the Scream franchise in Scream VI, and shares a couple surprising audition stories!  About Devyn: Devyn Nekoda can most recently be seen as one of the leads in the Disney+ original film Sneakerella. She started dancing at the age of 2 with the Lisa Naves Dance Company in Simcoe, Ontario where she continued to study ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, acroba...
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March 2, 2023 40 mins
Frankie A. Rodriguez talks High School Musical: The Musical The Series, the musical Calvin Berger, and shares an audition story where shirts went flying! Frankie A. Rodriguez is best known for playing Carlos on the Emmy-nominated High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney+, which just wrapped its fourth season and earned him an Imagen Award nomination for Best Actor. Other TV/Film: Will & Grace (NBC) and Modern Family (...
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February 16, 2023 40 mins
Anais and Mirabelle Lee talk "The Babysitters Club", the new Disney show "Saturdays", making playlists for their characters, and share some truly fun audition stories! About Anais and Mirabelle: Anais and Mirabelle Lee are actresses, models, and dancers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2007. They began modeling at three years old working for brands including Target, Toys’R’Us, Disney, Saks Fifth Avenue, Converse, and many mor...
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February 9, 2023 32 mins
Ben Wiggins talks how he broke into acting, filming "Anna and The Apocalypse", joining the cast of "You", and the time he nearly played royalty! About Ben: Ben Wiggins is an English actor best known for his roles in The Sandman (Netflix), The Witcher (Netflix), Mary Queen of Scots, and Anna and the Apocalypse. Wiggins is no stranger to the theater, either. Past productions include As You Like It (@TheSohoPlace), Coriolanus (Sheffie...
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February 2, 2023 24 mins
Reyn Doi talks filming "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar", what it's like working on "That 90s Show" and how he landed both iconic roles! About Reyn: Reyn Doi  (pronounced Ren) is a 14 year old Japanese-American actor who stars as OZZIE in Netflix’s  'That ‘90s Show', the sequel of 'That 70's show'. His career began at the age of 9 when he booked TV shows such as 'Kidding' and 'S.W.A.T' and he even played Box Kid in 'Boss Baby 2'....
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