Sunday, January 20, 2019

Wanted: actors who are....




Lines and lines of commercials pass across the screen of our television in a never ending stream, most of them telling me to buy this brand of laxative, buy this type of adult diapers, buy this car, and it never stops. But this is not the purpose of this post.

No, I am wondering about auditions casting calls, and what are the requirements regarding the actor.

Needed:

a male, ages 40ish, six ft., 180-190 lbs.,  rugged face, mean with furrowed brow, dark eyes, a few scars, black/dark hair, mercenary image, a tattoo or more, not bad looking, knows how to use a gun, possibly sociopath tendencies.  

maybe a few more males of same; facial hair, balding, body builder, unattractive, spits, toothpick in mouth

a female, 40ish, medium height, dumpy female body type, unattractive, hooked nose,  fine mousy hair, drives a 1992 or 1999 Toyota Corolla, wears Alfred Dunner, unpleasant nasal voice, sings off-key, willing to look like her mother.

maybe another female, who may look much the same.


a male, mid-teens, thin/scrawny, 5' 8", 110 lbs., acne, greasy-needs-a-haircut, wears a nerdy plaid shirt un-tucked, broken fingernails, black rimmed glasses, awkward, slouches and doesn't make eye contact.

maybe a few more males like this. About the same description.

a female, mid-teens, snotty and obnoxious, chews gum, trendy clothes, nice legs, big earrings, blonde streaked, Fire Blaze lipstick, slouches with crossed arms, says "...like" and "...no big deal" a lot, must be good at rolling eyes.

maybe a few more females of same type, but with Honey Pink lipstick and Licking Lavender lipstick, purple or blue streaked hair, rainbow stripes knee-length socks or Steve Madden Troopa Combat Boots.

Whatever agent who can fulfill these requirements must have a large client list. 

I do not fit in any requirements. Dang.


GEICO has the best commercials.

48 comments:

  1. Frankly, I think they need to vette the ad campaign designers for most companies better and not worry about who acts, lol...

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    1. Some of the commercials are so poor that having crazy actors is about the only thing that keeps viewers watching. You are right: whoever designs the ad needs to make it better, stand on its own.

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    1. Casting calls! I could not think of that term. Could come up with only auditions! Thanks!

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  3. Never seen a Geico ad before, funny though!

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    1. They are great.

      JG Wentworth: 877-CASHNOW commercials are awesome.

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  4. I can find a whole bunch of teen girls that meet part of that description. I work with them every day. Actually, I'm pretty lucky as you know and work with a bunch of wonderful teen girls and boys, but they do have their moments. ;) The pets are happy with those chairs in the Geico commercial. Pretty sure they'd pass on those brussel sprouts though (ew, never been a fan). Have a lovely (long) weekend. :)

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  5. Great commercial. Sounds like you were describing most of my family lol.

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  6. I always pay more attention to a humorous commercial.

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    1. Same here. Progressive ins. with Flo. She has done well with this.

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  7. I wonder whether any of our screen stars started off in advertisements...

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    1. Tom Selleck did. In the early 80s, I saw him in a breath mint commercial, where he had just eaten pepperoni pizza and stewardess offered him a mint. I thought he was the most gorgeous man.

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  8. Oh that's funny. I'm so glad we have tv that we can ff through all the commercials now.

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    1. Can't do that here, but wish we could. Now, we pause and go to the bathroom, killing about 10 min. that allows us to fast forward a little bit.

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  9. I always wondered how they recruited the actors and actresses who were not BEAUTIFUL with perfect teeth! LOL
    PS: I have answered two of those ads already! LOL (2)

    Good one, now I know why I dropped GEICO! LOL (again)
    I'm a LOL type guy tody. from a windy Florida:
    Sherry & jack.

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    1. We're having wind advisories here in S. California.

      Whenever we saw commercials, I would speculated about these actors.

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  10. Some commercials are just so bad you can't do much with them. But yeah, the line of people that answer these casting calls must be interesting to see.

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    1. You gotta believe that it would be a diverse group.

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  11. Just regular people who want their 15 minutes of fame, i'm guessing.

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  12. I could probably fit into the short (5feet) dumpy (too many kgs) willing to look like her mother category. Where do I sign up?

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  13. Geico does have the best commercials, kudos to their ad agency.

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  14. Sometimes get the feeling the casting director just stands on a street corner and picks what he needs.
    Great money in commercials, wish I'd get picked.

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    1. That would be a perfect way to find what he/she needed. But, I think there is an issue of unions for actors.

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  15. Laughing my head off! Yes, I wonder. (And glad you don't fit the requirements!)

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    1. Amazing who makes this up must be crazily creative.

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  16. I saw something not too long ago (I can't remember where) where they were talking about how commercial actors had to have head shots that weren't all "glammed up" to show their type. And someone responded that she had a glammed photo just for herself, but her headshot for auditions was not that.

    Anyway, my ugly slippers aren't on my Etsy, but I can do a custom order if you're interested. Just contact me directly. (My email should be enabled via this comment.)

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    1. I will get in touch with you. I love those.

      What if her glammed shot were considered as the un-glammed and then she got the job based on that.

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  17. Susan:
    ---Nope...sorry, I missed the parade with THAT cast of characters, too.
    (I did my acting on stage...in my high school's musical - that was very cool and fun and terrifying at the same time.)
    ---You found a CAR commercial?
    I didn't think they still made those any longer.
    ---The "hot lick" these days is ALL about crossovers, and SUVs aka TRUCKS (some with a quasi-automobile body stuck on top of the frame).
    That's what we're "expected" to drive NEXT.
    (when CAR companies stop making CARS...whatta scam)
    My garage doth protest and I'm done driving trucks!
    ---As for Geico?
    BEST commercials on the planet, and that's saying a lot.
    The couple with the recliners is TOO funny (because+++ I know people living around us who would buy into those in a heartbeat...LOL.

    Good post and great comments.
    Stay safe and keep warm out there.

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    1. We love that the focus car is red. We are in this red herd which is slim.

      I love the grandma trying to eat soup. She is so serious.

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  18. Hope you see this. We are in Apache Junction AZ which is kind of a suburb of Phoenix on the east side.

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    1. What a great place. We visited there 12 or so years ago.

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  19. You've just reminded me of some of the reasons why I don't have a TV. Thank you for that.

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  20. Don't ever underestimate the powers of costume and makeup. The folks on those staffs make good money and they earn it.

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  21. Absolutely. They are talented artists. I also hope they get equaled pay.

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  22. I love our local Geico commercial because it has the cutest kids dancing in it. Other than that, I usually record the shows I like to watch so I can skip over the commercials.

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    1. We do as well. These commercials always catch me.

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  23. It sounds like a good thing that you don't fit these descriptions. Heh.
    Have a great one.

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    1. Whenever we are out, we can see plenty of women and teens. But the men? We and they don't run in the same social circles.

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  24. I think people pay more attention to humorous commercials.

    All the best Jan

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!