Christopher Becker Interview
Christopher Becker is a 34 year old actor who started in local theater in 1999 and has now starred in The Box of the Dead, Satan's Box, Inglorious Bumblers, Recon 7 Down, The Empty Building as well as starring in Roswell episodes.
Interview with Christopher BeckerQuestion:
How does it feel to see yourself on the big screen?Christopher Becker
: It is refreshing to see myself after the hard work has been done.
Although in most cases, I've seen myself already during the editing and tweaking process so, it's not as big a surprise when I finally get to see my self on the big screen, or in the finished product.Question:
Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the acting industry?Christopher Becker
: I have always been a very outgoing person, open and animated. And at a very young age, I would always watch movies and would envision myself in that role or character. I knew from the start that I would have to be unique, different and be very persistent in the pursuit of acting.Question:
What's next for you in terms of acting?Christopher Becker
: I have a few upcoming projects lined up for the next couple of months, and a couple that are already in production, some in post production.Question:
Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel?Christopher Becker
: Of course not, I knew right from the start that acting was the road for me. Never had any doubts, or thoughts of quitting no matter how tough things got. Question:
What/who was your inspiration to go into the acting industry?Christopher Becker
: I would say there are many things that have inspired me to start acting. First thing I thought of was, well we all need someone to bury us when we die. How about those whom are still with us? They need to be entertained. Which is when I knew that acting was one of those career paths that would always be there, no matter how tough or bad things got.
For one thing, right from the very start of my pursuit, was my need to have a form of career and employment which I could control. Seeing every single one of my family members loose their job at one point or another in my life growing up. I knew deep down that I had to think of something that would be there, acting answered that call.
I knew it would take time, I knew it would be a tough road, and I must be persistent at my goal. I also new that I had to build it based on the RIGHT principals. In this case, my parents. I told my father and STILL tell him, many times that when he needs me I will be there when the time comes. So firstly I am building my career as an actor, for my family. To provide and help them when they get older and can no longer work.
Secondly, I am building my career as an actor, to entertain the many people who exist out there in the world. Knowing that I helped someone forget for an hour or two of their day, all the issues and problems that plague them, simply by watching something I have done. Well deep down that makes me feel good, that I have had that kind of influence on someone, whom I will probably never meet in person.
I pursue acting because I enjoy it, OF COURSE, it is a great outlet for creative energy, and exploration. But also as an actor, I will do things with in my assorted roles that I would probably never do, or be able to do in reality outside the screen or stage.Question:
What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your acting success?Christopher Becker
: Honestly, I have never been a very good swimmer, and to see myself in a role where I had to perform a fight scene that required me to be thrown into the water. That for me was one of the biggest challenges so far, I have had to experience as an actor.
As an artist, we most often times find our self in a part that challenges us, makes us perform something that is often times, outside of our comfort zone or something that we would not normally do.Question:
What's a typical day like, for you?Christopher Becker
: My every day life is pretty normal. I have a few responsibilities that keep me busy, in between projects and productions.Question:
What has been your favorite part of becoming an actor?Christopher Becker
: The ability on different locations and sets, its a great feeling to be a part of something that great, knowing that as an artist I am helping to contribute to it in my own way.Question:
What do you enjoy most about acting?Christopher Becker
: The freedom of expression, to be able to express myself in different ways. Each artist is different but, for me it is always refreshing to see and hear the reactions of the fans. Question:
What acting have you done previously?Christopher Becker
: My most recent project, an independent film shot in New Jersey, titled "Paranoia". A role in which I play an American stuck in Germany during World War 2. Operation Market Garden is completed, the allies have shipped out of the country and only me and one or two other Americans are all that is left. Much to our surprise to find out how alone we really were at the time.
I had a great time filling in that role for the films director. I look foreword to shooting more scenes, and to ultimately see the finished product soon.
Another film in the works in a vampire horror film which I am also looking foreword to seeing being completed this year.Question:
What roles do you prefer to perform?Christopher Becker
: I do not have any specific preference for a given role. But, I do seem to make a better fit in action and comedy roles. I am especially good in films with torture scenes; I know how to die well, and with STYLE. ha-ha.Question:
What tips do you have for others wanting to get into the acting industry?Christopher Becker
: Be yourself, be original. Do not give up no matter what others tell you or refuse to tell you. Be persistent and keep on going. Avoid the pitfalls that may occur on the long road ahead of you. Question:
If you could work with another actor/actress, who would you choose?Christopher Becker
: Oh I would be delighted to work with anyone. If I had to choose however, I would say people like Al Pacino, Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, Jack Nicolson, Morgan Freeman, and Anthony Hopkins. Question:
Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life?Christopher Becker
: #1 Good health.
#2 My wife, my family and the company of good friends.
#3 Enjoying what you do, and doing what you enjoy.
#4 Helping others, and giving back to those who need it the most.
#5 Being honest with yourself, wife, family, friends, and everyone you meet.Question:
Do you have a website?Christopher Becker
60 Second QuizFull Name
: Christopher Michael Becker Nickname(s)
: Weird Al, "Travis" Bickle (Robert De Niro from "Taxi Driver") Hop Along, The Tornado, Crazy man and Special Ed Star Sign
: Cancer(crab)Music Talent
: Play piano by ear, and sheet music, singing, dancing.Favorite Food
: Too many to choose from, but I would say spaghetti, especially Philippine Spaghetti with a sweet UFC sauce, hotdogs, and fresh grated cheese.Favorite Film
: ScarfaceFavorite Actor
: Robin WilliamsBest Feature
: My personality, when I smile!Person You Would Most Like to Meet
: Actor, Morgan FreemanHobbies/Interests
: Landscaping/gardening, computers, bowling, tinkering with anything I can get my hands on at the time!First Job
: Very first job I ever had was the one which I had done the longest. I worked for a irrigation company right out of high school and even part time while still in school during my summer vacation. Worked for that company for 12 years of my life and learned many of the skills and trades that I know and perform today. Although, as times went on and I grew tired of doing the same old thing day after day, I started to look in new directions. That is when acting caught my attention. Are you a Pub, Bar or Club kind
: Not so much, but I do enjoy going out when I can. I am more of a homebody I guess you could say. I enjoy time to myself, and the peace and solitude of what that brings. Time to myself, and my thoughts, I know it helps to keep me calm and balanced. Though everyone chooses a different outlet for their relief of the everyday.What Can You Never Leave Home Without
: HAHA that is a tough one. That would all depend on where I am going at the time. If I am just headed out to the store, I would say my wallet and my phone, along with its charger.