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Rob Mayes

 

When you were a child, what is it you wanted to become?

A detective, surgeon, Navy SEAL, pianist

 

How did your friends/family react when you told them you wanted to be an actor?

They thought I was absolutely NUTS

 

What aspects of your job do you like best/least?

I love it all..we are so fortunate to work in this industry in any capacity!

 

Who inspires you in the industry?

My crew, our writers, my cast!  Dreamers who accomplish!

 

What makes you happy??

Music :) Guitar and piano and singing and writing, rock climbing, being outdoors, wine, beaches, laughter, being present, seeing good things happen to good people.  Family.  Good literature.

 

What in life is important to you?

Family.  Decency, Dedication, Motivation, Truth, Purpose, Worth and Value, making a difference, positively influencing people, helping people to think differently, to make them laugh, to make them feel, to encourage them to LIVE and to STRIVE, to take chances, character.

 

How do you handle criticism when it comes your way?

Depends who's dishing it lol.

I usually ignore it, but no seriously...I try to accept it objectively and without ego..

Do I succeed at this?  probably very rarely..

 

Describe yourself in 5 words:

real, fun, crazy, wild, guy!

 

 

How do you bounce back from a personal defeat?

I kick it in the butt. 

Defeats are numerous and unavoidable, it's just about not getting defeatist about your personal defeats..it's all perspective

 

What do you most value in others?

Damily, decency, patience, Truth, inner beauty, dedication to a craft of some sort, character and accountability; not overt ambition! Selflessness, but not lack of belief in oneself!

 

Name 2 things people don't know about you:

I like Wrangler jeans, and cheeseburgers and I'd like to work for the CIA

 

What is your motto?

When in doubt, make a witticism

 

What one thing do you wish to achieve in 2016?

Keep striving and yet try and get to bed a bit earlier!

 

Any advice for those wanting to become actors?

DON'T DO IT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. DO NOT BECOME AN ----

I'm kidding.  just do it.  get out there and do it.   and believe in yourself even when others don't.  and more importantly, believe in yourself even when YOU don't.  

Be ambitious, but not opportunistic. It smells awful.

 

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