The Working Actor
EDITOR'S INTRO
This is the seventh in a continuing feature at IndustryCentral profiling "The Working Actor".
William Shakespeare said "There are no small parts.....". William Shatner may have said it too, but the longhair with the tights was first, or so the reports go. In this feature we will explore what it really means to be an actor working in Motion Pictures and Television.
Broad public acknowledgment may have eluded some who find their way to these pages, or perhaps they may have brushed against what is referred to as stardom by virtue of one or more remarkable performances. However for many, the rewards of plying their craft in a field which has allowed them to earn a living may exceed the burdens of public acclaim. Given the chance, some in this clan might prefer the longevity offered by anonymity over the potential for short lived fame.
These individuals, either by design or fate, have managed to sustain a career by crafting performances which rendered them a good casting choice. They are usually thought of as a face you recognize, but you just can't get the name past the tip of your tongue.
Most of these folks have spent countless hours on stage in theaters ranging from 20 seats to 2000, building characters from the works of Ibsen, to Eliot, to Williams, to yes even Shakespeare, and so many of the modern Playwrights. They have rounded their skills doing drama, comedy, & musicals. Their work is a serious venture.
These people have given us screen performances which quite often were the catalyst that brought an Oscar or Emmy to another and yet they continue to work as "Characters" or "Co-Stars" without the trophies and plaques adorning their mantle.
Danny Chambers
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Danny Chambers is a former Child Psychologist from Portland Oregon. He has been earning his living as an actor the past 18 years since moving to Los Angeles from Portland's renowned repertory theater community.

Some of his television and film credits include three seasons on the night-time soap "Falcon Crest" as Sheriff George Buckman, and one year on the day-time soap "The Young and the Restless" as District Attorney Kurt Davis. He has enjoyed recurring roles on "Hill Street Blues" (Four Years), "St. Elsewhere";, "L.A. Law", and "HeartsAfire" The 1998 TV season viewed him as Officer Danny Miggs on ABC's "High Incident".

He has guest starred on episodic shows such as "Lou Grant", "Matlock", "Baywatch", "Paper Chase", "Murder She Wrote", and "Prey". You may have seen him in various Television Movies of the Week such as "The Billionaire Boys Club", "The Deliberate Stranger", and "Those She Left Behind".

Some of his feature films include "The Falcon and the Snowman", "Big Business", "Angel Fire", "First Force", The Raven's Treasure", The Disney family film "Iron will", and the recently released "Out of the Wilderness".

Danny has done many commercials over the years but you might remember him most as Mr. Green on the "Nike Golf Shoes" spots with Pro-Golfers Peter Jacobson and Curtis Strange.

When not plying his craft, the chances are you will find Mr. Chambers somewhere on the links as "Danny will travel anywhere for a game of Golf" !!


Representation:
Malaky International
(323) 310-237-9114

Dannny Chambers' advice to the aspiring actor:
"You need Courage, Patience, Persistance, and a lot of love for your craft.... And never, ever expect to make a living at acting!

Acting needs to be a labor of love that comes from your Soul... It should be something that you have to do with your life... not something that you choose to do!

It needs to be the cause of your soul

Always bring... Truth, Humor, Energy, Clarity, Specificity, and LOVE to The Work!"


Danny Chambers' Credits (partial)
    Film
  • "The Raven's Treasure" Co-Star
  • "Iron Will" - Co-Star
  • "First Force" - Lead
  • "Angel Fire" - .Lead
  • "Das Repperbahn " (German) - Lead
  • "Big Business" - Featured
  • "The Falcon & The Snowman" - Featured
  • "St. Helens" Co-Star
    Television
  • "High Incident" - Recurring
  • "HeartsAfire" - Recurring
  • "Time Travel" - England
  • "Matlock" - Guest Star
  • "Murder She Wrote" - Guest Star
  • "L.A. Law" - Guest Star
  • "Falcon Crest" - Three Seasons
  • "The Young and The Restless" - Guest Star
  • "Hill Street Blues" - Recurring
  • "St. Elsewhere" - Recurring
    Television (MOW's)
  • "Cooperstown"
  • "The Billionaire Boys Club"
  • "The Deliberate Stranger"
  • "Nutcracker"
  • "Those She Left Behind"
  • "Born To Be Sold"
  • "The Baby Brokers"
    Theater
  • "The Girl in The Via Flamina" - L.A. Stage
  • "Shadow Of A Gunman" - L.A. Stage
  • "Lone Star" - L.A. Stage
  • "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf" - Seattle Repertory Theater
  • "The Glass Menagerie" - N.W. Summer Stock
    Training
  • Darryl Hickman (D.R. Studios, 12 yrs)
  • Actors Studio, Lee Strasberg (1 year)

For more info and credits see IMDb

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WORKING ACTOR ARCHIVE
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Richard Roundtree [September 1999]
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September 1999
Pat Harrington [August 1999]
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Robert donner [July 1999]
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