Justin Cornwell

TV's Training Day, One Day She'll Darken, We Are Boats, 


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

I wanted to make video games as a kid. but as I got older maybe around 12 I realized I wanted to tell stories. My parents and grand parents owned a video store so that's where it kinda stemmed from.

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

I was the kid with too much energy so my parents had me do a play when I was in middle school. So they where all for it.

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

I love being able to find parts of myself that I didn't know were there. I love telling stories and finding creative ways to say things. What can be a bit of a downer is the in-between time, so the part I like least is (when I am) not working!


When was the last time you laughed so hard/much that you ended up crying? 

I usually cry tears of joy when things get sentimental. I can't remember the last time a laugh made me cry. 

What serves as the greatest motivation for you in your daily life? 

Watching the people around me all striving to do something great in their lives. It reminds me to keep pushing.


What makes you happy?

Relaxing and being with friends.

What in life is important to you?

Family, work, moving forward in my life.

What was the last book you recommended to a friend?

Well it was (recommended to) my brother and it was a free self-help book called "Choose Yourself".


How do you define success?

Loving what you do and being able to take care of the people you care for.


What is your biggest vice?

Too much tv! But maybe that's ok for me haha


How do you bounce back after a personal defeat?

Just being with friends family and finding a new challenge to overcome.

Describe yourself in five words:

Creative, soulful, energetic, patient, tall


What, if anything, do you regret?

I have no regrets, just gotta take life as it comes.

How do you handle criticism when it comes your way?

I always want to see things from a different perspective so I take it constructively. 


What do you most value in people?

Intelligence, there is no substitute.

Name two things people don't know about you:

I'm a certified computer engineer, and also a portrait artist.


Do you have a motto in life / if so, what is it?

Yay or nay, I'll be ok. Kinda my audition motto.


What one thing do you wish to see achieved in the next couple of years?

I want to finish my scripts and work my projects. Also, spend more time with family.


Any advice for those wanting to become actors/actresses?

Progress in this business can sometimes feel non-existent but find the joy in what you're doing and run your race, everyone has their own journey.


Any last words?

If you wait until you're motivated to do the hard thing, you'll be too late. Carpe diem, seize the day.

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