I want to post some information about what is considered to be one of the most difficult professions, acting. It is very important to know that acting as a profession is not an easy pursuit by any stretch of the imagination. One thing to keep in mind is that regardless of the many roadblocks, the huge walls that stand in front of you, the many difficult challenges that come with the pursuit of a professional acting career… you yourself can create a certain amount of opportunities and successes by simply working hard, staying focused, staying positive, and maintaining faith in yourself. Yes, success in the acting profession does have a great deal to do with luck, being at the right place at the right time. More so than most professions. But do not pay any attention to the naysayers, negative people, those who are non-believers in your abilities to succeed. Only focus on the important tasks necessary that are in front of you. Do not have fear of failure, because failure is part of the acting profession by nature, and simply “fall forward” when you falter. Always keep moving forward, and learn from mistakes. Even when you are a very successful professional actor, you will still falter at times. It takes a lot of confidence to get up there and blow out an awesome performance, just never lose confidence in your abilities, and especially yourself when you experience setbacks. The rewards are profound when you are successful as an actor. Understand the odds, know about the challenges, and never accept failure at any point as a reason to stop finding those great rewards as a successful professional actor
Alan Baltes was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and his family moved to Santa Barbara, California when he was 6 years old. He attended San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, CA with classmates Cathy Ireland, Cady Huffman, Anthony Edwards, and Eric Stoltz. It wasn't until he met actor Don Stroud, that he became interested in acting. Alan attended a casting session with Don to help him read his lines and was noticed by the casting directors of the show "General Hospital". Alan ended up working 8 months on the show as a "Police Cadet McDonald" with fellow actors Mark Dacascos and Jack Wagner. Alan continued to work on various films, television shows, and commercials and also toured with the Native American Dance Theatre as Associate Producer. In 2002, Alan became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee. On February 26, 2008, Alan Baltes became "A United Journey For Humanity's Creative Innovators Advocating A Global Difference Honoree". Alan Baltes founded his company, AB Media Publishing LLC in 2007, which publishes the "Actors Resource Guides" for actors among others. His company also publishes a network of casting calls and auditions information websites. Alan is also an IMDb Pro News Desk Partner. In 2014, Alan Baltes opened a PR Services division of his company, providing publicity services for entertainment industry professionals. Alan is also a film and television casting director, with credits ranging from extras to lead role actors. Alan Baltes is the proud parent of two amazing young daughters, and strives to educate young actors about the trials and tribulations of an entertainment industry career.