How to Become a Working Actor

A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Working Actor

Everything you need to know to be a working actor...
all in one spot.

After You Join, You'll Be On Your Way To...

Great Marketing Materials

A stellar headshot, resume, and reel are the #1 things you can do to increase the number of auditions you get.

Getting Representation

A team working to get you gigs is a game-changer for your career. Discover the smart way to target, submit, and sign with the perfect reps.

Booking More Acting Gigs

Find the shortcuts to getting more auditions, booking the gig, and getting casting directors to remember you.

Member Success Stories

It is, to this day, one of the best career decisions I've ever made. I have signed with a great theatrical agency, booked a feature film, and wrote, starred in, and produced my own short that is currently circulating film festivals. I also now have relationships with major casting directors and a concrete game plan to take my career to the next level. I recommend Working.Actor to anyone who is ready to get serious about their career.
Jessica Bishop
Actor, Producer
I spent years interviewing professionals to demystify the path to success in the entertainment industry...and now it's all in one spot! This is the resource I wish I had when I moved to LA.
AJ Meijer
Host of Inside Acting Podcast, Recent guest star on Sneaky Pete

"I wish this existed when I started acting"

It's so easy to spend years spinning your wheels, struggling to understand what it actually takes to have a career, and wasting thousands of dollars ๐Ÿ’ฐ on things that don't actually help you make a living as an actor.

You have the passion and the drive. This site has the info you need to really go for it, without fearing that you're moving in the wrong direction.

Waiting For You Inside...

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Step-by-Step Guides

Ever wish you just knew what the heck to do?? We know the feeling. That's why we created simple, actionable next steps for every aspect of your career.

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Coaching

Ask questions, share your specific challenges, and get career guidance from certified business coaches.

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Community

This career can feel lonelyโ€”but it doesn't have to. Join a robust community where you can learn, share, and engage with fellow performers.

Oscar & Emmy Award Winners Weigh In...

"I wish every actor on my sets knew this stuff. Working.Actor has all the information actors should knowโ€”in one place. I highly recommend."
Mary Lou Belli, Emmy Award Winner
Mary Lou Belli
Multiple Emmy Award-winning Director
"Working.Actorย is a must-have for every actor.ย Ben has always approached acting with both a creative and business instinct. He's managed to concisely communicate his strategies to his peers for years, and I'm thrilled Working.Actorย is a platform that maximizes this information even further."
Andrew Carlberg
Andrew Carlberg
Oscar-Winning Producer

Answers to Your Questions

You know, the questions that you have. Frequently.

Absolutely! We made this to be the resource we wish we had when we started in this business.

Congrats! Even if you have an agent and are regularly booking, we have content that will help you book even more (and better!) work, improve your networking skills, self-tape like a pro, master social media, and so much more.

You'll also have the opportunity to expand your network and give tips to your fellow artists who are just getting started!

In short, no. Working.Actor is the perfect place to start. You'll learn how to save money on headshots, what to look for so you don't waste money on an acting class that's a bad fit, where to look for auditions, and how to find the right agents and manager for you.

Nope... this is relevant to actors working in commercials, TV, and movies in any market! Most everything is applicable whether you are in NYC, Vancouver, Georgia, or elsewhere. Fundamentally, building a career as a working actor is the same everywhere.

That said, we know that every market has its own unique attributes, and we'll continue add relevant info as we learn more from our friends and members in these places.

The general principles of a successful career apply no matter where you are. If there are specifics relevant to your local market that aren't covered in the guides, ask the community! We'll do our best to answer your questions.

This is not a live course with due dates or deadlines. The content is available to you all at once so you choose the pace that fits in your schedule.

Depends on your stage of careerโ€”and your definition of success. Everyone's path is different, but if you expect to become famous overnight you will likely be sorely disappointed.

Think of acting like any other career. People typically spend a number of years getting experience and working their way up. A professional acting career is no different, and there's a reason people say "it takes ten years to become an overnight success."

We made this site to give you the information and tools you need to shave years off the time needed to become a working actor.

There's a lot to know to have a successful career, but you won't need to tackle it all at once. Find the section that is relevant to the next step for you and work through it. (Or start with our Goals section to figure out what that is!) Carve out a little time on a regular basis and take it one step at a time. If you ever get stuck, ask the coaches and community!

As little or as long as you like. You're not locked into anything, so it's up to you. That said, as soon as you sign up, you lock in your membership rate for as long as your subscription is active. Even if the price goes up, you'll stay locked in at the lower rate.

There is a community section (kind of like a Facebook group, but without the distractions of being on Facebook) where you can post your questions, and we'll answer. We've done phone coaching for $250/hr. This format allows you to get answers as-needed for a whole lot less!

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They are so good and much more tasty.
A warm tortilla and veggies are great,
We'd write a sonnet but let's not be hasty.

Interested in joining but need one final question answered? Drop us a line!

Save Time & Money

If you're able to avoid paying for a scam, avert a needless headshot session, skip signing with the wrong agent, or book a job faster... the membership has already paid for itself.

Avoid the years and thousands of $$$ most actors spend doing the wrong things. Join today!

Yes, We Have Guides For:

Getting an Agent and Manager

Booking TV, Film, and Commercials

Mastering Social Media

Taking the Perfect Headshot

Properly Formatting Your Resume to Book More Work
(and not look like a novice)

Creating an Epic Demo Reel

Building an Actor Website
(without spending a ton of
time or money)

Self-Submitting Like a Boss

Making the Ideal Business Card and Email Signature

How to Tackle Pilot Season

Email Newsletters & Postcards

Self-Taping Like a Pro

How to Pitch Yourself for Jobs
(even if you don't have an agent)

Moving to LA, NYC,
or Other Major Markets

Finding the Right Acting Class

Made For Actors, By Actors

We've been in LA for 10 years each, spent tens of thousands of dollars, and done all the things in LA that actors "should" be doing... workshops and classes and meetups, oh my!ย 

We've also sought out expert advice from other working actors, casting directors, producers, and other industry professionals... all so you don't have to.

Hello! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ We are your guides on your journey to becoming a working actor:

Ben Whitehair

โœ… Working actor: multiple guest star and recurring TV credits, star of feature films, worked with multiple Oscar-winners (IMDb)

โœ… Professional business/mindset coach

โœ… Chief Information Officer of entertainment's premier social media management company

โœ… SAG-AFTRA Board Member & Chair of NextGen Performers Committee

โœ… Co-Founder LA Actors Tweetup

โœ… Co-created and taught graduate class at UCLA on social media and the business of showbiz

โœ… Champion sheep and dairy cow showman #TrueStory

Gedaly Guberek

โœ… Actor, director, and screenwriter

โœ… Content producer for major brandsย 

โœ… Certified mindset coach

โœ… Digital marketing strategist for startups & multi-million dollar companies

โœ… Founding member & former communications director of Coeurage Theatre Company

โœ… Launched a New York Times best seller (didn't write it)

โœ… Ran multiple successful crowdfunding campaigns

โœ… Sings opera while juggling

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Hey Ben... Yeah Gedaly? Is there anything else we need to tell them? Did you mention the coaching and community inside? Absolutely How about all the specific topics we cover? Got that too Do we have testimonials from people who say nice things? Several Excellent. Did you say we'd give them a puppy if they join? Wait, are we giving away puppies? No, but people will get so much value they might not remember the puppy promise. Let's not do that. ๐Ÿ˜’ Party pooper
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