So, how can a 13 year old become an actor?
In this guide, I'll cover everything you need to know, from the training you need (hint: it's less than you think) to how to start finding auditions ASAP. We'll also talk about how to get your parents on board if they don't support you.
Ready to get started?
How to Become an Actor at 13
The fastest way to become an actor at 13 (even if you have no experience) is to just start submitting yourself to auditions online. Some of those submissions will lead to auditions, and some of those auditions will lead to acting work!
As a kid, you'll have a much easier time getting acting work than most adults do because casting directors (the people who'll hire you) don't expect you to have many credits on your resume. So the sooner you start submitting yourself for real projects, the better!
Martin Bentsen (author of this guide) is an actor marketing coach who uses “outside the industry” thinking to help actors book more work. He’s helped over 6,000 actors with their careers and actor headshots since 2009 and his photography studio City Headshots is ranked #1 on Yelp. He’s spoken at NYU, The New England Theater Conference, The Actor’s Green Room, and other venues.
Want to book more acting work by thinking different? Start with his free Actor’s Toolkit to create new opportunities right away, or visit his website at www.martinbentsen.com.
Some Additional Q&A
Is Netflix Looking for Kid Actors?
Netflix and plenty of other production companies are looking for kid actors. if you google things like "how to become a kid actor on Netflix" or you read my Ultimate Guide to Getting Acting Work on Netflix, you'll quickly learn how to start getting those opportunities!
How Do I Start My Child in Acting?
The fastest way to get your child started in acting is to sign them up for some local acting classes ands create a free profile on Backstage, where they can begin submitting themselves for more auditions. Check out my Ultimate Guide to Finding Auditions for a quick-start guide on where your child can start getting real acting work.
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