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Author: David John Clark

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Welcome to "The Late Bloomer Actor", a monthly podcast series hosted by Australian actor David John Clark. 

Join David as he engages in discussions with those that have helped him on his journey as a late bloomer actor, where he shares personal stories, insights, and wisdom gained from his unique path as a late bloomer actor and the lessons he has learned, and continued to learn, from the many sources available in the acting world. 

Each episode features conversations with actors and industry insiders that have crossed paths with David who generously offer their own experiences and lessons learned.

Discover practical advice, inspiration, and invaluable insights into the acting industry as David and his guests delve into a wide range of topics. From auditioning tips to navigating the complexities of the industry, honing acting skills, and cultivating mental resilience, every episode is packed with actionable takeaways to empower you on your own acting journey.

Whether you're a seasoned actor, an aspiring performer, or simply curious about the world of acting, "The Late Bloomer Actor" is here to support your growth and development. Tune in to gain clarity, confidence, and motivation as you pursue your dreams in the world of acting. Join us and let's embark on this transformative journey together!

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Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.S03E05 is with Jason Moore. Jason is an actor, martial artist, musician, and counselor. We have a great discussion on how Jason got into the acting world, but how he also uses his skills as a qualified psychotherapist to support his fellow actors and provide them with tools to overcome the hurdles of rejection and and doubt that many actors face on their journey.TakeawaysJason runs a counseling and psychotherapy business called Moore Mindful S...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.S03E04: In this episode, I'm having a bit of a fan 'moment' having the opportunity to chat with Rachel Baker, aka the host of one of my favourite podcasts (outside of mine own of course). When technical glitches are the prelude to an enlightening conversation, you know you're in for a treat. Rachel Lauren Baker, the vibrant force behind "Don't Be so Dramatic," joins us on a journey from her drama-laden youth to her multifaceted roles in acting...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.Today, we are having a chat with my accent coach, Sandra Bell. Sandra is one of Australia's most sought after and experienced American Accent Dialect Coach's with over 30 years of experience in Film, Television, Stage and Voice Over work. Sandra teaches at Universities, Acting Schools and also provides Private tuition. With her "hands on" method, Sandra takes each student with the upmost intention on helping them "win" that role with a 10...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 impact of a ...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 actors to be real...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 casting angl...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 on navigati...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 unique perspective...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 responsibilities of a family business...
Chasing Hollywood Dreams

Chasing Hollywood Dreams

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Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 failure.In this spellbinding...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 supplement brand, GenTech Nut...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 successful productions and shar...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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' in Sydney in the mid to late 1990's, including an ...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 environment and the people, especially pertinent for peo...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 international Zoom classes a wee...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 A...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 communist society in a small communi...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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/director relationship and and how important...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 MacKenzie and Miranda Otto ...
Text The Late Bloomer Actor a Question or Comment.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 role as Keith McGee, in the acclaim...
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