GUEST: Jim Cody Williams
Advice to actors who would like a 30+ year career in Hollywood. Listen to Jim Cody Williams tell his story today on The Doorpost Podcast Project!
Jim Cody Williams graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984. His first role in a major film was Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1987. Jim’s appearance as the “bearded cowboy” was the beginning of many roles to follow.
Television roles for this prolific actor include appearances in The Young Riders, Renegade, Silk Stalkings, Ellen, Babylon 5, Pacific Blue, The Simple Life, L.A. Heat, The X-Files, The Drew Carey Show, ER, Deadwood, The Shield, Charmed, Carnivale, Numb3rs CSI, Sons of Anarchy, Criminal Minds, and Chosen.
On film he appeared in Steel Frontier, Black Out, Trial and Error, Traffic, Dark Blue and Torque. He did some uncredited stunt work in Independence Day, Sledge: The Untold Story and The Alibi. He also appeared in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The Dukes of Hazzard movie, I’m Reed Fish, Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest, Dark Ride, Letters from the Big Man and Adrenaline.
He also appeared in the short film Huntin’ and most recently, Times Like Dying.
“Do it now.”
His first professional paying acting job on Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
The year he had 82 auditions and landed none.
Diligence, hard work and not overthinking why he didn’t get the last role he auditioned for.
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