Today we’d like to introduce you to Reece Cross.
Reece, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve had a bit of a journey to get to where I am today. I am a former professional athlete turned entertainer. I started out playing baseball and doing hip hop music at an early age. Eventually, those two passions got me through college and into the professional sports realm. I played two years of professional baseball as a pitcher. Soon after, I began focusing on my music full time after moving to Florida. Eventually, I got struck with the acting bug and figured I’d try my hands at it. So I packed up and moved to Los Angeles, where I attended the Theatre of Arts and continue to pursue the acting profession to this day. Since then, I have done a few theatre plays, performed at the Comedy Store a dozen times and been in an award-winning movie called “Brown Paper Bag”. I also enjoy working technically with writing scripts, filming, video editing and color grading. My hip hop stage name is That boi Cross and I continue to produce, write, perform and engineer music on a regular basis. I recently finished my newest project entitled “The Shift” this month. It is a compelling ten tracks album focused around social injustice and systemic racism that is being faced in the US.
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?
Where do I begin? To be completely honest, much of my life has been a struggle, but mostly a good struggle. I was always taught at a young age that nothing in life comes free and if it does you probably didn’t deserve it. My parents instilled in me that in order to get to where I want to be, I have to work hard, persevere and never give up. That’s why one of my favorite mottos is “Hard work always beats talent when talent doesn’t want to work hard”. I have always seen myself as the underdog because no matter what I decide to pursue, I always stay real and true to myself.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am an actor, comedian, videographer and hip hop artist/engineer. I create content on a regular basis while continuing to better perfect my craft. I am most proud of my endless effort to never give in to failure in this industry and the understanding that I will receive more no’s than yes’s, but using that mentality as a fuel is what makes me go harder everyday for my dreams.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success in one term: “Do what you love to do and you’ll never work a day in your life”. There will be a lot of blood, sweat, tears and continuous doubt. However, if you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, then it will make the journey worth it.
- Website: https://www.iamreececross.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamreececross
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamreececross
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thatboicross
- Other: https://www.facebook.com/thatboicross
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