Today we’d like to introduce you to Blake Rosier.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was always performing while growing up for anyone who would watch, so it seemed fitting when I finally started doing it more seriously. I started acting on improv teams, plays and musicals close to 15 years ago. Growing up in the Bay Area there was a lot of theatre opportunity but very little TV/Film. After having an agent in San Francisco for a while and about to finish my degree in Theatre Arts, I decided to take the plunge and move to Los Angeles on a whim “for 6 months”. Once I came to LA, I was able to snag an agent in the first week and started working immediately.
So, let’s just say going back to the bay to finish my degree seemed much less important and the previous “6 months” turned to me never leaving. Now in Los Angeles, I have had incredible opportunities working on shows like Loosely Exactly Nicole, Black Jesus and I Want My Phone Back, etc. I also have a Warner Bros film coming out called Good Girls Get High.
I would say a lot of my success comes from writing and producing my own content on YouTube and Instagram. I have had such honors as being written up by Luke Kelly-Clyne (Executive Producer Big Breakfast) in Splitsider/Vulture twice with titles such as “Does Blake Rosier have Perfect Timing?” and “Is this the Best Character Piece on YouTube?”.
The internet has made it possible for me to make connections with folks I look up to that like what I make and want to create together.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Now, I truly feel I have been so fortunate with everything thus far but I would be the biggest dang liar ever if I said pursuing it all hasn’t been hard. When first moving here I was sleeping in a studio apartment, on a couch, at the end of a couple’s bed. I was surviving solely off of hot dogs, bread, peanut butter and raw broccoli. I realize that combo is the weirdest thing ever but I promise I was getting hella nourished.
Of course, there is also the constant rejection of what feels like every casting director, but that is all part of the acting grind and I can’t really complain because it is kind of also magical the way it all works. I would say the consistent monetary struggle has been the hardest. Having no help from any family and working 3 part-time jobs just to have enough to survive so I CAN audition is the hardest part. Although, I have loved the majority of it all.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I have to say my specialty is bringing vulnerability out in as many characters as I can. I think what I find really funny is seeing a character deal with the hardest parts of their life and usually not fully realizing it. Something about a character that lacks so much self-awareness yet is so well versed and intelligent in specific ways is intriguing.
I feel I create comedy that gives you a glimpse into a really dumb person, who is really hecka confident. Some characters that do this are Damien the Celibate Frat Guy, W33D wilLy, Mr. Business and most of my short content on Instagram.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memory is my eight-year-old birthday party at the Nickel Arcade. The presents and cake were off the freakin’ hook.
- I have $8 pin packs including 5 pins with my face on them if you are into that sorta thing
- Website: BlakeRosier.com
- Instagram: @BlakeRosier
- Facebook: facebook.com/BlakeRosierActor
- Twitter: @BlakeRosier
- Other: Youtube.com/BlakeRosier