The Greek Family on American Television: ‘The Slap’

"The Slap" miniseries premiered on NBC this past Thursday night, and though there are no Greek actors in the mix, the show revolves around the...

Acting is hard work. Not in Greece!

There are a lot of things that are difficult about being an actor. Unsteady work, unsteady pay check, too much traveling and being your own...

The Callback: Something Scarier than an Audition

There’s only one thing in the world scarier than an audition. It’s the callback. Upon first learning you’re one of the chosen few it’s...

Hollywood Myths – Part One

Usually, when I tell people outside LA that I live in Hollywood I am immediately bombarded with questions. Things like “is ______ (insert actress)...

What it Takes

Years ago I saw an interview with an actress who made a big impression on me. It wasn’t that she had anything particularly special about her that struck me but simply that unlike many others in our profession she was a real live working actress.‘Working actress’ referring of course to someone who actually earns their living acting instead of as a waitress.

Greek Tales: Myth and Reality

In these difficult times Greece is going through, one can only wonder where the truth lies, considering everything the media has been "feeding" people...
Robin Williams in "Dead Poet's Society"

Comedian Yannis Pappas Remembers Robin Williams’ Important Message in ‘Dead Poets Society’

It's quite strange. Every time a comedian dies, as a fellow comedian, even if you didn't know the person at all, you just feel extremely sad. It's like losing a fellow soldier.

Sex and Éclairs in Hollywood

Sometimes this town really makes me wonder. Just the other day I was leafing through a pile of new casting notices when I came...

When Inspiration Fails…

There is nothing in the world I love more than acting and writing. Not chocolate, not a day at the beach, not even wine...

My Cries of Terror

Just yesterday I was ripped apart limb by limb. It was terribly ugly. There was blood everywhere and as I crawled across the floor...