Break Diving founder Monroe Mann appeared in the 20th Century Fox film "Swimfan" in 2002. In 2017, he was interviewed about his role in that film, how he got it, how it changed him, and--well--you'll find it very useful if you are pursuing a career as an actor!

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

ACTING CREDENTIALS: Monroe is a SAG/AFTRA/Equity actor, a NY entertainment attorney, the producer/co-director/co-star/co-writer of the feature film, “You Can’t Kill Stephen King” that sold at Cannes in over 15 territories, the best-selling author of “The Theatrical Juggernaut – The Psyche of the Star”, and a motivational speaker at places like Screen Actors Guild in NY, Writer’s Guild, Drama Book Shop, and more.)  Dr. Mann also wrote his 220-page PhD dissertation on the decision making processes of successful entertainers.


Here’s a link: The Odd Podcast Interview With Monroe Mann

What is it?  It’s an hour-long interview with Swimfan actor Monroe Mann, and that’s odd.  Why?  He wasn’t a lead in the film.  He had the small (but important) non-speaking role of Jake Donnelly.  The Odd Podcast and its host Joe Parisi wanted to know how I got the role, what shooting was like, and any other advice I could share with others.  I was as surprised as you were about the interview!  But it’s fun, and you’ll like it, particularly if you’re a fan of Swimfan, or are pursuing a career as an actor!

You can also find “The Odd Podcast with Joe Parisi” on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play and Spotify.  The show also has a webpage.



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