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General Information

Name:  Chris Agos  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1973 in Naperville, Illinois

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Agos graduated from Naperville North High School and DePaul University. He now lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chris Agos is one of Chicago’s most prolific actors. He has done on camera commercials, voiceovers and live presentations. He also teaches as well as writing his first book.


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Titles At Your Library

Acting In Chicago: Making A Living Doing Commercials Voice Over, TV/Film And More
ISBN: 0982886306

Tragos Ventures, Inc.. 2010

Can you really act for a living in Chicago? Reliable, objective information about the acting profession is hard to come by. Maybe you're new to the business and don't know where to start. Maybe you're training to become an actor, but need practical advice to help launch and cultivate your career. Maybe you're a successful theater actor but sense you could boost your acting income. The nature of the industry is to guard secrets and confuse actors who want something from it. This book unlocks those secrets. Written by a Chicago-based career actor, Acting In Chicago: Making A Living Doing Commercials, Voice Overs, TV/Film And More is the first book of its kind. It's focused entirely on the Chicago market and demystifies the question of how to earn a full-time living as an actor. You'll get details on: -The seven ways Chicago actors make money actually acting -How much career actors can earn -Local agents & casting directors -Training to be an actor in Chicago -Headshots and resumes the Chicago way -Auditioning in Chicago -Working in Chicago -The actor's unions -Other sources of income while you start your acting career -And much more! You don't have to be a starving artist. This book goes far beyond the basics and offers insights and information not available anywhere else. It answers an age old question: Is it actually possible to be an actor and pay your bills? And can you do it in Chicago? Whether you're at the beginning of your career or a seasoned professional, this book has answers to the career-related questions you've never asked. Visit www.actinginchicago.com for more!


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