Starting out your acting career as a child can bring a lot of value later on in your occupation because some of the best actors in the business are those who started out as child actors. A few examples include Ryan Gosling, Emma Watson, and Leonardo DiCaprio who eventually became one of the best actors and actresses in the entertainment industry.
Naturally this has attracted the attention of many parents who want the same outcome for their talented children and they start looking for ways that can help their child have an acting career. But since the industry continues to become more competitive than ever, it has become difficult for parents to find the ideal ways to go about the process.
Fortunately, there are a few things parents can do to make it easier for their children to start their acting career by simply looking into the ways or even approaching veteran actors who started their own acting career as a child – such as Robert Harris.
Robert L Harris – better known by his stage name, Robert Harris – is a highly acclaimed American actor, musician, producer, and entrepreneur who has been a part of the entertainment industry for many years.
His professional journey began when he decided to sign a recording deal brought to him when he would sing and perform as a child in his church. It was not easy at first to figure out how to manage acting with all the other things his childhood required but Harris was determined to see through everything and eventually became a child superstar in no time. Some of his popular works include working as a voice-over artist with Disney and on ‘The Sandlot.’ He also appeared in many baby commercials and has received many rewards over the years.
And as someone who has been in the industry long enough, here are a few things he has shared on how many child actors make their way into the industry.
Getting an Agent
If your child is an aspiring child actor, you need to make sure that you have hired the right agent for the job because good agents are essential when it comes to getting acting opportunities from all kinds of talent agencies. Additionally, the more you work with your agent, the more likely they will want to invest their skills and time into your child. It is no doubt that starting out in the acting world can be quite intimidating – but an agent can be a liaison between you and the entertainment industry.
Taking Professional Headshots
Getting creative with professional headshots of your child is an excellent way to make them stand out so allow your child to have fun, showing their personality that will show through the pictures in their own unique way.
If your child wants to be an actor, consider enrolling them in a fun acting course where they can hone their skills more effectively. This can be a great approach as kids tend to learn faster at a young age and still maintain their unique imagination. Moreover, attending acting classes also gives your child the chance to network with all kinds of professionals surrounding them which will later on become very useful once they professionally enter the acting industry.