I MET David Dean Bottrell in 2006, shortly after I moved to Los Angeles. I’d seen the OutFest screening of a short film called “Available Men,” which he’d written and directed. He didn’t know at the time that his career was about to take off (again). Now, a dozen years later, he’s been almost famous for a decade; he’s been all over your TV set, performed onstage, and taught acting classes. In February, his memoir, Working Actor: Breaking In, Making a Living, and Making a Life in the Fabulous Trenches of Show Business, will be published by Ten Speed Press/Random House.
I was able to read David’s book in manuscript, and we had a freewheeling conversation about all things DDB in December.