Decades upon decades I played the fool making others smile but no one ever seem to consider me too entertaining. Even my seventh grade class blamed me for the failure of the annual class play and my eight grade class wouldn't let be part of their class play ( I was the only one not in it). The idea of ever acting again was quite dead.
For over three decades my life was void of being anything entertaining on any public scale. In the early 2000s, I had a chance to dress up and play the fool again. I became more extroverted and confident in front of crowds and they actually were entertained by my increasing antics when I thought I was just having fun. I was becoming very popular with the crowds and known by my two characters. A few years later, as I headed home at the end of the season, I was told by one of the theatrical directors they wanted me to join their cast! I never acted professionally or had any training but they told me come to auditions. I did and would be an bonafide professional actor for the next four years and a freelance icon for the last 9 years and so well known by staff and patrons my image has been used in advertising.
For over 30 years, I believed I was an absolute failure as an actor.
I fell out of a parked truck (one of the really large and tall ones) when I was about 7 and slammed my head into the concrete curb. I honestly think that I might've gotten slight brain damage because now I'm a fucking weirdo with no friends and no drive to better myself