Jeremy Russial's Short Bio

Hi Everyone,

Here's my current draft of my short bio. This is the version I'd use as the welcome page to my website. Let me know whatchu think!

"I was born and raised in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, home of Yuengling Beer, John O’Hara, and good old-fashioned coal!

How I came from such earthy roots and ended up an actor navigating the streets of New York City sometimes astonishes me. But truth be told, my interest in acting was sparked very early in my life...(perhaps too early) the ripe age of 4...when I first watched the movie Jaws (I know, what were my parents thinking??).

From Robert Shaw’s haunting account of the USS Indianapolis, to Richard Dreyfuss’ energetic quips, to the sheer adventure of the shark hunt!...the movie utterly captivated me. I would act out scenes with my two younger brothers, even prop my mattress against the bed at an angle and pretend to slide down the slippery boards of the ship into the mouth of the shark...

For a while, I kept my dream of becoming an actor a secret. However, as I grew more confident, my secret passion for acting became my not-so-secret passion, and I ultimately went on to study Theatre at Muhlenberg College, which in 2011 was ranked as the Number One undergraduate theatre department in America by the Princeton Review. I’ve also had the pleasure of studying and performing Theatre in Italy and now New York City. I’ve had the opportunity to work with established veterans of the industry such as Judd Hirsch and Kathryn Kates, and I look forward to collaborating with others! Please feel free to check out my reel and reach out if you’d like to collaborate!"

Buying a Tripod

Hi everyone! Any suggestions on where I might buy an economic 72" tripod in NYC? So far I've checked Best Buy, B&H Photo, and 42nd Street Photo. Unfortunately none of them carry lower-priced 72" tripods. I would go for a shorter tripod but alas...I'm 6'3". I'd love to buy the 72" tripod Roz recommended - the Professional PRO 72" Super Strong Tripod from Amazon, but unless I pay an arm and a leg for shipping it seems I could potentially be waiting 2 weeks to receive it.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a NYC store and/or online retailer that might sell economic 72" tripods? Or shall I bite the bullet and wait patiently for the Professional PRO 72" Super Strong Tripod from Amazon?

Thanks everyone!

A little delayed, but nonetheless Potent! - My Declaration of Artistic Freedom!

I, Jeremy Michael Russial, believe that acting is fun. I believe a great performance can inspire people. I believe a great story can inspire people. Acting makes me feel alive. It exhilarates me. It inspires me. It makes me happy.

I’m committed to telling stories that inspire me and other people to make this world a better place.

I’m committed to creating the acting career that I dream of. I’m committed to exploring my talents as a writer. I’m committed to doing all that I can to give myself opportunities to perform in professional, paid projects that excite and inspire me – whether they are NYC stage productions or film and television projects. I’m committed to this course. I’m committed to moving past my fears and insecurities. I’m committed to being the best person and actor I can be. I’m committed to taking responsibility. I’m committed to being courageous!!!