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  • SubGenre:Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • Language:English
  • Pages:432
  • eBook ISBN:9781667819716
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667819709

The Life of a Blue Collar Actor

by Jordan Rhodes

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In The Life of a Blue Collar Actor we follow Jordan through his early years in New York going on auditions with Dustin Hoffman and Joe Don Baker of "Walking Tall" fame. His early television appearances with E.G. Marshall and William Shatner. Working with guest stars, Jill St. John and Dyan Cannon, plus his first film with Sal Mineo and Juliet Prowse, and his early theatre performances before moving on to Hollywood. Once in Hollywood he spent over twenty five years working on film and television series as a co-star or guest star, appearing in long running hit series, and doing recurring roles on hit series like Streets of San Francisco and Matlock. We'll discover behind-the-scenes stories on many of the block buster films and legendary Movies-of-the-Week he worked on with some of the biggest names in the film and television world, like John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Charles Bronson, Gene Hackman, Robert Wagner, Jodie Foster, Dennis Hopper, Karl Malden, and Linda Cristal, to mention a few. We'll also learn of his friendships with Sean Penn, Robert Wagner and Chuck Connors. It's all detailed here in The Life of a Blue Collar Actor.
The Life of a Blue Collar Actor details the life of a young man that became a working actor from a tobacco farm in North Carolina ,and literally went from Tobacco Road to Buckingham Palace by way of the New York Theatre and Hollywood Films.
About the author
Jordan's theatrical acting career spans more than five decades and includes over two hundred roles in film, television and the theatre. In addition to his many acting credits, Jordan created and co-wrote an award winning play about the life of Ernest Hemingway, entitled PAPA "the man, the myth, the legend", and toured in the title role for five years. He wrote, directed and produced "The American Cowboy", a documentary which starred Chuck Connors, well known for his series, The Rifleman. Jordan resides in New York City with his wife, Lynn Moore Rhodes, an accomplished singer and actress. He is very proud of his daughter, Cheyenne and his two grandsons, Chayton and Declyn and visits them in CT often. In addition to finishing this book about his Life as a Blue Collar Actor, Jordan continues his career as a writer, actor, director and producer, currently planning a Broadway production of his Hemingway play, and a new feature film.

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