The Late Bloomer Actor

The Late Bloomer Actor

This monthly podcast series, hosted by actor David John Clark, will focus on his journey as a late bloomer actor and the people that he has crossed paths with on that journey. You will hear words of wisdom and wonderful stories of self-discovery from actors and industry guests, all willing to share their learnings to assist you, the listener, and hopefully enable you to broaden your knowledge on this journey.

Episodes

February 15, 2024 54 mins

A very special episode this month where I interview my son Connor Clark.  In this conversation, Connor discusses his journey and aspirations in the acting industry. He shares his experience preparing for university and the benefits of formal education in acting. 

Connor also talks about his favorite movie and TV show locations explored while we enjoyed a family holiday in the USA over Christmas and the New Year. Also, the ...

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Season 3 starts off with an awesome conversation, John Orcsik, an experienced actor and founder of TAFTA, discusses his background in acting and the evolution of the Australian television industry. He shares insights into his time working with Crawford Productions and the impact of shows like Number 96. John also talks about the importance of believability in acting and the emotions training method. He highlights the need for actor...

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Are you ready to traverse the ever-changing landscape of the acting world with three industry stalwarts? Allow Greg Apps, Jeff Seymour and Tiffany Lyndall-Knight to guide you through the tumultuous events that shocked the acting world in 2023, including the actor strike in the US and the rising influence of AI in the creative realm. Hear the the group share their perspectives on these events, with Greg offering his insights from a ...

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Get ready to be captivated as we engage in a riveting conversation with award-winning actor, director, and lecturer Tiffany Lyndall-Knight. Born in Canada and raised in Australia, Tiffany has cemented herself as an industry stalwart with several nominations for Jesse Theater Richardson Awards. Her prowess extends from the stage to the screen, featuring in hit shows like Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, and Supernatural. Her insights...

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August 15, 2023 87 mins

Are you ready to pull back the curtain on the Hollywood acting scene and see the reality behind the glitz and glamour? This conversation with Audrey Moore, renowned LA actress and host of the Audrey Helps Actors podcast, offers a raw and in-depth exploration of the actors' strike, the impact of AI on acting, and the stark economic realities faced by actors. Drawing on her extensive experience in the industry, Audrey offers a u...

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Experience the rollercoaster journey of an actor's life with our guest,  Vincent Donato. From a high school audition that didn't pan out to appearances in renowned productions like Storm Boy and Heaven's Burning, Vincent offers a peek behind the curtain into the unpredictable world of acting. We also touch on the fascinating duality of his life, as he expertly juggles a thriving acting career with the responsibilitie...

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June 15, 2023 62 mins

S02 E06: Ever dreamt of making it big in Hollywood? You're not alone - join me as I share my experiences and insights from a recent trip to the heart of the entertainment industry. From navigating the infamous traffic to connecting with fellow actor Jacqui Darbyshire, I was inspired by the energy and motivation that LA has to offer. Together, we'll explore what it takes to chase your dreams and overcome the fear of failur...

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May 15, 2023 58 mins

S02E05 - Join me as I get personal with my longtime friend and bodybuilding mentor, Nick Jones, who shares his inspiring story of overcoming a troubled past and dedicating 33 years of his life to nutrition, health, and wellness. We discuss the impact of health and wellbeing on actors' careers, and Nick gives us a sneak peek into his podcast Inspiration. We also explore how Nick's experience starting his successful supplem...

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S02E04: Discover the secrets behind the casting director's creative process in our fascinating conversation with John Frank Levy, a veteran LA casting director with over 35 years of experience and author of Right for the Role. We dive into John's illustrious career, passion for people and their stories, and how he transitioned from directing theatre to casting. Listen as we discuss the importance of community in successfu...

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March 15, 2023 55 mins

We have a true 'role reversal' in this episode with my very good friend, fellow actor and my first EVER guest on the show, Eva Grzelak playing host and turning the interview onto me.

We discuss my journey to becoming a 'late bloomer actor', starting at kindergarten  in Adelaide and heading west on a trip around Australia, that ended 14 years later.

We delve into my early years as an 'extra...

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February 15, 2023 58 mins

And we travel to good ole England for Episode 2, Season 2 to catch up with actor and podcast host of 'Actors Making It', Danny Barton.

In this episode, I turn the tables on Danny, where he normally gets to drill his guest on his podcast (including myself in 2022) and delve into what drives him to be an actor.

We talk about how growing up and how 'performance' can make you feel part of your envi...

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January 15, 2023 75 mins

Season 2, Episode 1. We start 2023 with an awesome episode with friend and acting teacher, from Los Angeles, Jeff Seymour, aka The Real Life Actor.

Jeff has been an acting coach for 42 years. He currently has a number 1 rated podcast, The Real Life Actor, with 151 episodes which can be found on all platforms. Jeff also wrote a book on acting, The Real Life Actor, available on Amazon.com. He currently teaches six internatio...

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Episode 12 - End Of Season Special for 2022. In this episode I bring back 3 guests form the year to discuss some of the pertinent topics raised by guests throughout the year.

 From my very first episode in January, the wonderful actress and great friend, Eva Grzelak.

 Followed by, from Episode 3, Brisbane based actor and voice over artist (and spider whisperer), Stephen Walker.

And last, but certainly not least, from Episode 9, fellow...

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November 15, 2022 53 mins

Episode 11 is with international actress and now a coach for the business side of acting, Andrea Osvart.

Andrea has returned to her home country of Hungary where she continues her very successful acting career and is now imparting her acting business acumen onto other actors.

We discuss the pitfalls and benefits of being an international actor and the complete journey her career has taken from growing up in a comm...

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October 15, 2022 68 mins

Episode 10 with Aron Giagu. Aron is an Adelaide based writer and Director of independent productions, specifically his feature debut 'Are We Heroes' and up coming fantasy series 'Warpath Chronicle'. Aron is also a fight choreographer and teachers other actors how to fight for stage and screen both personally and also for local talent training school Type Talent.

It his episode, we talk about the actor/d...

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September 15, 2022 76 mins

Episode 9 with Tony Knight. Educated at Sydney Grammar School, trained at the Drama Centre in London and earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Sydney University. 

He was a long time teacher at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) where he was also the Head Of Acting for from 1992 to 2011 where he trained some of Australia's favorite actors including Cate Blanchett, Sam Worthington, Jacqueline ...

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August 15, 2022 37 mins

Episode 8 is here. And I must say, thank you.......... thank you to all my listeners, this podcast has officially passed the 'death' hurdle........ the point where most podcasts fail to proceed.

In this episode, I am very excited to interview the fantastic actor, Andy McPhee. Andy is an accomplished actor, both in Australia and the United States, with over 140 IMDB credits, including (arguably) his most known rol...

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Episode 7 is all about agents, with my Adelaide agents from Buckland and Gun Management (aka AAA Talent).

We discuss the actor/agent relationship and how to enjoy the journey of acting rather than hoping for fame and fortune alone.

Being Adelaide based, we do focus on the South Australian industry particularly, which was very interesting in the discussions around how SA industry participants are all so open to col...

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June 15, 2022 63 mins

Episode 6  is  with Adelaide based actor, Tim Hawkins.

Tim is an Adelaide identity. Having started out young in the acting world, but then realising he needed a 'back-up' plan to pay the bills, he learned the backstage craft of lighting, sound and general entertainment facilitation. 

But he was always drawn towards the front of the camera, acting, and having a solid background in the crew delivery area, ...

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May 15, 2022 66 mins

Episode 5 is  with Andrew Hearle, actor and CEO of the online drama club and acting resource site StageMilk. 

This discussion went in a completely different direction to what I originally thought it would, and in a very enlightening way.  Andrew’s insights into acting in general and with a focus of us late bloomers was just fantastic. So many times in my discussions about my journey as a late bloomer actor, I bring up the ...

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