Trish and Harold's Weblog

News, information, and random thoughts from the busy lives of Trish Egan and Harold Phillips.

Friday, May 28, 2010

New Photos With the NebCat

So, I got together with local actor and photographer Deneb Catalan yesterday at Portland's Washington Park to shoot some new headshots. I think they turned out pretty well... Take a look and let me know what you think at my Facebook "Fan Page" (yes I have one of those... that's where I post the more "business-related" and less "personal" stuff). Of course, if you're not the Facebook type, you can always just email me your thoughts... or send them to me on Twitter!

See, I love the headshots that Owen Carey took for me back in 2006... but we shot them in 2006. That's four years ago... and lets be honest - our faces change from year to year!
Rule of thumb when it comes to headshots in the acting biz - they need to look like you. Not the "You" you want to look like - all air-brushed and given the "Glamour Shots" treatment - but the "you" that's going to walk through the casting office/ theater/ agency door when you audition or interview. The person who set that interview or audition based his or her decision - at least in part - on what you look like. S/he knows what you look like from your headshot - and if you walk in the door looking different, s/he isn't going to be too happy. It can be quite the uphill climb, getting past the bad feelings a situation like that can cause.

That's why I went to Colleen Cahill late last year when I grew back my Animus Cross Series II mustache; I grow facial hair from time-to-time, and I'm still looking for work while I've got it on my face. If I get submitted for an audition (or if I submit myself) I need to show the person casting that project what I look like right then - they don't care what I looked like, or what I will look like... they want to see me now, and they want to see what I look like now.

Which brings us back to the new photos... a lot's changed since those shots in 2006. The hair's gotten a little greyer... the lines around my eyes have gotten deeper... I got my teeth worked on and they look different. I just don't look quite like this guy any more... so I've got to find the right shots that show how I look today. Right now.
Well, not right now... I haven't showered yet today... but you get the idea.

So, tell me what you think. Give me your favorites - which shot looks the most like me (and make the most out of how I look right now)? I'd love to hear what you think.

Have a great weekend!


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Thursday, May 27, 2010

I Hear America Barking - And So Can You!

Hey Everyone!

If you're going to be in the Portland area on Sunday, June 13 be sure to come down to the
Someday Lounge at 2:00 pm -I'm going to appear in the staged reading of I Hear America Barking, a very funny new play by award-winning playwright Paul Calandrino.

All the details are on the home page at!

The reading is part of the
Portland Playwright's Project, sponsored by Bump In The Road Theater. Bump In The Road has certainly grown from its early, "turn of the century" founding... they now have an East Coast division AND a West Coast division. I'm really glad to be working with the company again... and to be part of this hilarious play, directed by Lorraine Bahr. Mark your calendar - you're in for some laughs!

Oh, I almost forgot:
Giggity Giggity Giggity... Awright! :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Leverage Season 2 Is Out On DVD!

Ha! Fooled ya! I know, I know... you figured "It's the last Wednesday of the month, Harold will probably have a post on his blog about the latest episode of Animus Cross Series II..." Well, I figured that I'd already warned you that Episode 2 of "Hell For The Company" was going to launch today in my last post - no sense in overdoing it, right?

No, today I wanted to let you know that if you missed my appearance on the season finale of TNT's hit show Leverage back in February, you can now see my episode ("The Maltese Falcon Job") and the rest of Season Two on DVD. TNT just released the show's second season on DVD yesterday - pop on by the Store section of and pick up a copy.

I also put a link up to Amazon's stream of "The Maltese Falcon Job," in case you just want to watch the episode I'm in... but it's part 2 of the season finale, and wouldn't you like to see both parts to get the proper context? Of course you would... and I'm not just saying that because your DVD purchase will go towards any residuals I get for my work on the show. Nope. No way! Not at all...

Hope you're all doing well...


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Monday, May 24, 2010

Animus Cross Series II, Episode 2 is Coming!

Hey Everyone!

Been a while since I've posted anything here on the ol' blog... I've been collecting my thoughts (and about 200 photos) from my recent trip to Arizona - expect a long-ish, meditative post on that later on this evening... or maybe tomorrow morning!

For now, though I wanted to encourage you all to visit on Wednesday (after 12:00 PM Pacific Time) for the release of Episode 2 of "Hell For The Company," the second series of the celebrated frontier web series Animus Cross.

What can you expect to see in Episode 2? Well... here's a little taste:

Hm... That Henry guy. Ya can't trust him, I tell ya!

Be sure to spread the word to all your friends - Episode 2 goes live on Wednesday at, and it launches on YouTube the following Wednesday (June 2nd). If you haven't seen Episode 1 already, head over and take a look... And be sure to let us know what you think on the series' Facebook Page - we'd LOVE to hear from you!

Be careful getting home... There's blood in the air!

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