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I shaved off my mustache about a month ago, and my new look depressed me. I mean, how pathetic can a grown man get – worrying about how he looks without a mustache?  But when you’ve had a ‘stache for fifty years, it’s difficult to accept a new look.  And in the actor’s world – your face is your ‘brand.’

I went for a walk with the Vancouver ‘Venturers that day but almost canceled because of my fragile ego.  But many of my friends would be there on the walk at Stanley Park, and I was looking forward to seeing them.

During the walk, I got compliments on my new look from a few gal pals.  They thought I looked ten years younger, without the ‘stache.’  And that’s all it took for me to decide to ‘keep’ my new look.  Maybe I don’t look like a nerd, after all.

After the walk, I contacted Kevin Clark Studios to book an appointment for new headshots.  Kevin and his wife, Tricia, have been doing my headshots since 2007, and they’ve become great friends.  In my opinion, they are the best photographers in the city.

That was an excellent way for me to commit myself to be clean-shaven.  Now I would be changing my photos on my acting websites such as IMDb.

I haven’t been auditioning because I wanted to wait until my new headshots.  Come to think of it; I don’t think I have any photos of me clean-shaven – after my teenage years.

During the session, I asked Tricia to take some photos and video clips with my cell phone camera.  Here are the video clips.

For the session, I had four different wardrobe changes.  Kevin took lots of photos of each look – and now I’m trying to choose which ones I want to keep for publication.  However, I’m only planning to save ten photos for my 2020 headshot portfolio.

UPDATE – January 12, 2020:  Thanks for viewing my headshots, and thanks for your opinion.  I ordered ten looks based on my readers’ favorite picks. 

Here are my new headshots for 2020.

Most people who’ve heard my voice lately, probably wonder why I’m still chasing my dreams.  I thought about quitting being an actor, but then again, that would be like giving up.  Besides, I’m in the 40% group!

Dedicated to my actor friends 

Hugs,

Danny

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Daniel (Danny) St. Andrews

An almost famous Film, Television & Stage Actor (as in almost pregnant) living in Vancouver, BC His other passions include cancer patient advocate (he had stage 3 throat cancer), walking with the Vancouver 'Venturers Walking Club, and of course, spoiling his dog, Holly Golightly. If you like the stuff he writes about - please leave a hug (or a comment).
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8 thoughts on “A New Look

  1. They are all good. I am very happy to hear that you have not given up on your passion. It’s not a dream. It’s hard work and commitment and love for your work. The rewards are worth it every time. Hope you book your next gig soon. 🙂 and ps. don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas Spirit either. Your best role is Santa Danny.

    1. Thanks, Sue! I often tell people that I’m living the dream – because I am!
      My dream is to be happy and healthy, and I’m inspired by my talented actor friends like you. Getting a booking will come in time. It’s like winning a lottery – you can’t win unless you buy a ticket. And I’m going to continue working with Santa Danny – he has the best job in the world – making children smile!
      Hugs,
      Danny

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