Chip Chinery: Actor, Stand Up Comedian
I’ve been watching this week’s guest perform for almost 30 years – first, when he would return as an alum and do stand-up at Balcony (a bar that is no longer in Oxford) and now, on countless sitcoms and movies. Chip Chinery has appeared in, among many others, Seinfeld, Friends, 3rd Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Family Guy, and most recently the movie Battle of the Sexes (and countless TV commercials). In the pod Chip talks about how creating a day-in-the-life documentary of his senior year led to his first job out of college at a news station, and the importance of friendship - as it was a Miami fraternity brothers father who helped him land his next job with a bank (which paid for his stand-up touring). Chip also has some great stories that give insight into the world of a working actor in Los Angeles, from finding out the day before about important auditions, to attending a movie premier only to learn you’ve been cut out of the film (it’s an epic tale). Make sure you stay until the end to hear about his on-set conversation with award-winning actress Emma Stone and the Miami connection they have together.
One highlight from Chinery’s career
Didn’t find out he was cut until he was watching it at the premiere
Sometimes you find out the night before or the day of that you have an audition
Always was interested in comedy.
Realized he didn’t want to do business after a 8:00am M-F Calculus class.
After graduating Miami.
Keep your friend’s parents in mind for employment.
Transitioning into stand up.
Chip’ s Money Tip’s Blog (http://www.chipsmoneytips.com/blog/)
Emma Stone’s parents went to Miami University (and her aunt).
Next iconic actor he wants to work with:
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