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Meet Carlo Sciortino

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carlo Sciortino.

Carlo, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I fell into acting accidentally, and it all started with a photo shoot of my own design. I deliberated for some time about whether I wanted to try my hand at modeling and when I got around to it, the concept took off. I won contests, held audience with some big NYC agencies and eventually got a job promo modeling. Everything was a nice supplement to what came next, an offer from a local producer for a role in a new war movie. I’d done so well in their latest music video it was only a matter of time before I came back.

That was four years ago. I never would’ve guessed it, being so new, but seeing how far I’ve come definitely makes me proud of the milestones. I’ve gone through so many trials and tribulations that I wrote a book about how I managed to make it in LA. I am forever thankful for the growth I’ve made in my years as a performer. Without it, I’d never been the SAG actor, stuntman, screenwriter, director, producer, and published author that I am today.

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?
It’s been a constant struggle between feast and famine, highs and lows. But without traveling on that road, I would never know if I had what it takes. My blessings have been the support from my family and friends, and the entire career and livelihood I left behind. My darkest days yet range from homelessness and drug addiction to adult films and losing some of the biggest roles of a lifetime– the Power Rangers’ Green Ranger and lead role opposite of Dwayne Johnson.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
For me, my brand is Carlo Sciortino. I used to be a talent manager for other companies before moving to LA, but never have I invested all my talents and resources into myself. As a brand, I’ve created screenplays, TV shows, films, and worked as a representative for myself and others in the industry. My proudest moments as an actor with this confidence in my platform are when I’m able to gift my experiences and tools for success unto others.

I’ve been referring to this as “share the stoke” for over ten years, and in Hollywood, we all definitely need it just a little more. I’m not sure if that’s the ultimate trait that sets me apart. At least I hope there are more people like me. But I know that when it comes to expressing my passion and working hard for it, I’m going to focus on creating a world where everyone can be welcomed to the table. If I’m leading that charge, I’ll be the last one to sit down.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
When my family would visit my grandparents in upstate New York, my dad and I would some times go out to this golf course called Hidden Valley. I’m pretty sure I was convinced that’s where they got Ranch from, but either way, I believed that place had secrets meant for me to find. My dad would wake me up at like six in the morning and we’d head out to be some of the first golfers on the tees. He probably wanted to get there a bit earlier so I wouldn’t hold up all the older guys.

I was just stoked because it meant I got to sneak a Mountain Dew at 7 am to hold me over until that back-9 hot dog I’d get from the clubhouse at 10 am. I could drive the ball, but almost never found the green. So when I took my 4th stroke just to get on the green with my dad, I’d finally get the chance to catch up with putting– I was a shark. My dad would let me drive the cart around the course some times and I remember trying to be real cool and scoop up a ball while driving…and I toppled out of the cart into a giant puddle. That place was magical and it felt like its own little Narnia if I only drove that cart just a little further.

Pricing:

  • My book, “A B.T.S. Story: [Barely] Surviving Los Angeles” is on Amazon & Kindle for $4.99

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Jenny Diem

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