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Actor for Hire (2015)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 January 2016 (USA)
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A bald, out of work actor finds immediate and overwhelming success when he discovers the power of persona in the form of a cheap wig.


Marcus Mizelle


Marcus Mizelle (story), Marcus Mizelle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse O'Neill ... Jesse
Joel Hogan ... Joel
Jandres Burgos ... Jandres
Greg Perrow ... Greg
Hollie Bahar ... Hollie (as Hollie Shay)
Najee De-Tiege ... Najee
Iris Karina ... Casting Director
Jesse C. Boyd ... Boyd
Bryant Turner Bryant Turner ... Bryant the AD
Nick Ditri Nick Ditri ... Nick the Director
JT Alexander ... Jt the Agent
Kate Austin ... Katie
Cynthia Bravo ... Cynthia
Theresa Ireland ... Marilyn Monroe
Lance Charnow ... Lance


Being a BALD, out of work actor and desperate to be seen, Jesse discovers the power of persona in the form of a cheap wig. Wearing a part to play the part can be hairy business in this industry satire where status, celebrity, and friendship are all on the line.

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actor | movie star | hollywood | acting | See All (4) »


Persona is everything.


Comedy | Drama | Romance




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Release Date:

1 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesse O'Niell, Actor for Hire See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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$100,000 (estimated)
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JT The Agent: You don't want to be an actor. You want to be a Star.
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Must see hilarious comedy!
17 May 2016 | by aalfaSee all my reviews

A fresh & fabulous directorial debut by Marcus Mizelle, this is a flat out hilarious movie! Top class indie representing the best of what comedy can provide. Seriously. It's a solid story & a great ensemble cast who keep the laughs coming. It's also filled with familiar LA spots, which if you're familiar with LA, you'll appreciate & if you've ever been on set, or on an audition, you will find Actor for Hire surprisingly spot-on with its insights into Hollywood & what it takes to make it in this town. Very real & very funny.

For anyone who has ever dreamed of making it in Hollywood, Actor for Hire is a blast to watch. A hidden gem that's even better the second time around!

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