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Meet Kyle Derosiers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kyle Derosiers.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kyle. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born in Providence, Rhode Island. I moved around semi regularly throughout my life so far. Lived in RI for seven years then over the border to South Attleboro, Massachusetts for another seven years. Lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a number of years and in Seminole Florida for a year. Now I live currently in Silverlake, California. I’ve been here for about five years. I am an actor who just finished filming my first lead role in a feature film. Ever since I was little, I can remember entertaining people, whether it was playing the Mad Hatter in my 4th-grade play or making “jackass” style video’s and being weird with my friends. I’ve always wanted to create stuff and make people feel. I think it has to do with moving a bunch and having to make new friends and always trying to make people laugh and accept me into their friend’s group.

I’ve really been acting since I was in 4th grade “non-professionally” and since I’ve moved to LA, I started to make a career out of it. My most recent job was the lead in a feature film called “Stroke Of Luck”. It’s in post-production right now and will be coming out later on this year. We shot back around where I grew up in Massachusetts and I thought it was really cool because I was getting to see how everything changed and my family all while getting paid to do what I love doing. I’ve learned so much from when I first moved here until now and I’ve met so many people in the industry. People are starting to know my name and it’s a cool feeling.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Moving here from Iowa was definitely a change. I moved here with my friend Josh Michalec with literally 1000 bucks in my bank account. We stayed with two of my friends Amber and Alyssa Pitt in their studio apt in Westminster, CA. I had to figure out how to get a job and find an apartment that was decently affordable. I was in for a treat finding out how much the cost of living was out here. Every day I went to find a job up in LA to be closer to auditions (which I wasn’t getting because I had no idea what I was doing). I would drive an hour up to LA every day with Josh to find a job to make me financially stable. Finally, about two weeks into the move I got offered a job as a server at a restaurant. Surprise surprise, an actor that serves. I saved up some money over the next few weeks and we found a 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment in Glendale CA paying 1175 a month. I thought that was so much. To put it in perspective, I was paying 300 dollars/mo living in a three bed two bath house in Cedar Rapids.

Six months later, Josh isn’t feeling LA and tells me he is going to move back so I had to find another roommate. I, of course, went to Facebook and my friend Shawn-Jeray Hinton said he was down to move. After another six months of living with him, I decided to venture out on my own and thankfully a friend of mine had a neighbor looking for a roommate. I moved in and that’s when I really started figuring out the biz with what little resources I had. An acting coach/producer/writer named Chambers Stevens I had met a few years back in Minneapolis pointed me in the right direction and helped me gain my SAG Eligibility by getting vouchers as a background actor on his wife Betsy’s Disney channel show. Being SAG-E is a big deal because it put me in a category of greater value to agents and managers. Three apartments later and a few broken hearts, I have a full team of representatives helping me along in my career. Now people come to me for advice and it feels good.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m an actor. I do a lot of comedy but I also do a drama as well. I studied under a few different teachers so far out here from a mix of techniques. I would say I’m known to be the funny guy and someone who has great facial expressions. What sets me apart from others is that I am constantly working on something. Whether it’s writing a script for a sketch that I will produce and act in or studying scenes for class or watching film and taking notes on choices actors make in their scenes. The thing that I am most proud of so far is that I am still out here. It’s insane the amount of people that move out here for a “dream” they say they have and they give themselves a time limit and then get mad and leave when things don’t go their way. I see it all the time. I think subconsciously that may be why so many people out here have shallow conversations because they know that half the people they have those conversations with are going to leave. I think I’m real. What you see is what you get for the most part. If you are really close to me, I get even goofier.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck is a huge part of my business, but opportunity mixed with luck and preparedness equals success. That why I learn new things when I can and listen to how people are in groups and one on one and I use that to understand character and that makes me prepared for when opportunities come. I think life is what you make it. You have to find ways to make negatives into positives.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @RegularKyleD
  • Twitter: @RegularKyleD

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