The Entrepreneur Series: Modeling and Acting
Hello everyone. Happy September. I hope that you are doing well. What better way to start the month off than with the next installment of the Entrepreneur Series? If you’re new here, this series features an entrepreneur or side hustler. I give them the chance to tell their story. Today, you will be learning more about Darryl Chambers.
Male Model, Actor, and Host Darryl Chambers is a native of Valley, AL and has been in the
Entertainment Industry since 2009. At the age of 30, Darryl has been fortunate enough to work
throughout the industry landing small feature roles and even doing behind the scenes stand-in work on popular shows such as BET’s “The Game” as a San Diego Saber, Jumanji, B.E.T.’s “The Quad”, and “Star” on FOX. Some of his bigger acting gigs include the Independent film “XXI O’Day” where he plays the role of “Ronald” who the opposite of Jonica “BLU” Boothe from Bad Girls Club.
How did you get into modeling and acting?
After modeling for a couple of years, I decided that I wanted to give something else in entertainment a try, so acting was next on my list to try. Acting was nothing that was on my radar to do either, but I knew that it would be a challenging, wild adventure to tackle, so I went for it. I began doing strictly background work in order to see how the industry, being on set, and behind the scenes worked. Once learning a lot of different things about the acting world I began working on a few indie films and that led to some commercials as well as music videos etc.
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How long have you been doing it?
I’ve been doing entertainment all together for 12 years.
What has been your favorite role or shoot?
How do you find opportunities?
Describe an audition process.
How has your industry been effected because of COVID?
My industry has definitely been affected by COVID. All production shut down beside a few music video productions. Things are slowly trying to get back on track now, but several major productions are still at a halt.
Do you have any tips for anyone wanting to get into the industry?
The tips that I have for anyone looking to get into the industry is to first off know that there are no shortcuts. Secondly, do research on anything that you do as well as anyone that you deal with. There’s a lot that comes with this industry and a lot of false perceptions of the business as well as people in it. Lastly, I advise anyone wanting to do this to study the craft and network like crazy.
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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself having major roles on several of our favorite shows, owning a few businesses, and being mentioned in several households around the globe.