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Carl McDowell | Average to Savage EP29

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This is the twenty-ninth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring actor and musician Carl McDowell. Paul Guarino talked with Carl McDowell discussing his life growing up in Chicago, how he got into acting, what its like to be on HBO's show Ballers, and traveling the world with the band he is currently in. Follow Carl McDowell https://www.instagram.com/CarlDMcDowell https://www.twitter.com/carlmcdowell https://www.facebook.com/TheRealCarlMcDowell/ Fueled by K Plus Organics kplusorganics.com/

This is the average Ti aveage podcastwith Valgarino everyone, an anyone, athletes selectsand much more tsop everybody, I'm back for anotherepisode of the average Savats podcast. You got another special guest today:Actor Carl mcdol Carl How's it going ryeahthanks for coming on, appreciateit. Let's US jump right into. Could yougive us a little brief summary about yourself about melyttd on HBLS bolarson the basis for the band left, all loral, also known as he ai, previouslyknown as the THT IA couple Moscomin outmothe worldwith king batch and I'd like to be alone out of this dropon video, an demand, a look it about me. Yedo and I know you grew up in Chicago.So what was that like Chicagot Wasouhauseie, Avilen Rogh, I of town,and then it was also cool Chiaodoe Btni'm in La now and IV, fondup a little bit, yeahfor sure where you Aru com, panor, white sox man, grown upSoi, hear that you can only be one but I wive across the street from CaiskiParksweri Sox. So I would always walk over and go to white SOS Games, and Ilove that team, but I would always watch the curbs on TV and I alwayswanted to go those games. I love Brickley field, Inoe Golfin. I loveboth teams, I'm a fan of both team when they won I'll go back to both,especially the windy city, classic tats. Like my my havin right, ther Beca, Ifakan the cubs like h for sure how far apart are the stadiums really fxsouthat itirty sin state and rigly films on the north side ate like they really f,really oar and like growing up like what made you you want to become likean actor and now musician. I meanwatch V askid of nlistenn to a lot of musiceekid.Also Ilearn, like every every song on the radio just saw with be borand.Ijust learned everyone of them bout it like musician. Anything I was just likeSingon to. I never thought that I'd been at theWol musician three years, Buti hitthinkt some sort of sport buae when I messed up my nee S,weompime to go to cafter like how did you break into the Acting IndustryWellwen? I was in college, they gave us a class and it was it a Practicom, andI never really worke to this class. I would always like ges, I just literallyEdai, never went to the class, so the teacher called An said. I be able togive you a great. If I didn't do a play foremand. He wanted me to be cooks, Oimice, Aman of Miceandmen, and I did't want to do the play. But my coachtought Er be funny if I did Tho play and he bouht the team Ande, so theymade me do the play. I did it and I loved it, but even after like duing theplane, I was still playing football. So I just like that was not eointo happento to me football was it and then I guess Ito Hert Myself, my last year ofCollegensoi came NRA so kind of just like happene. It O happenwhatpositeurposiin. Did you Puy, I playd...

...quarterback running back whe. Ireceived a cornerback safety cam, a returning, kick witer. So eeryertincanyou break down what it's like to go into an audition the whole processisyou go in theyll have a leader there with you. They have somebody taping and and that's pretty much it so you'll goin and you prepare your lives. You prepare your yes GISTU and you go inand thel read. You Em put it on pape and then you'll probably get it. If youget a call back that you'll go in, you read for like lady, the Directo orproducer something like that. If I you wor people there chemi the person thates supposed toBeln, I will be there, along with the direct in o prectoses, an an you. Guyswill do the same for them and then, if you like, if they like you, then youprobably I get tepart got Su. So how did it come about that? You Got Thopart for tgd on Ballers Lat, first WEUPDOOUSARFAT redy, Yeahi Wen infor,that on I for that a couple times. I think like two times to or three timesmabe and then I didn't get that part obviously and et, took me theside forTtd, and it was just like this stoner and hestalking about the movie hea talking about the movie, her heas patiquing it,and so I got those sides and I got really stone and I wach the media herand I coultaqe it now en in the next day, and that was what you got: ACOUPLE Timeab two or three times, snplayoff, probably likemaybe, four orfive months before I heard that I got the part I I forgot about it. ATUALL it's crazy. I venthink about anmoremanage call Meyou got thataoutg with the Rockso, that's cool. So how oftendoes that happen that you going a audition you just you don't hear backfor a while, then, is that how youevery Don son as IM, kiout Fha call back or something likethat, so you go in and Ot Tisting K get ps work, it Outi get itomeery Iplay with it a little bit and then I go ahead and do it and I just kick it outof my head. I don'tven think about it anymore. I'm Oif, I hear something back and I usup ten back then I'll get back into it. If I don't, I oen, like you arely Hertcall, you tat,you idn't, get it S. just don't hear anything. Just don'tear, anthing Musnothave gotten that part five month down the line. You you got the part eah yeah.I feel you on that because I mean I applaed the jobs before and it was like.Sometimes I get back to, and sometimes I just don't email you bag. I don't worthe email, but you back months later and say: No, you didn't get it t WAEMOVI. I wenfothey. Normally, don'ttell you that you didn't get the part yeahsothey. So this compan, the emailme and said, hey we're going to go in we're GOINNA, go in a differentdirection. Yeah so were sorry whatever and I was like. Okay, I got the emailsaind I didn't get the part. Then I get a call from this production company andI'm like take happeing. They call like hey. Didyou get the emailwhhywayoeg Oteah yeah...

...that yea at's a little brutal yeah? Imean I'd rather just get the email but like yeah. Even I even I got one phonecall and I knew it was the guy's number like from the job right and then so Ithoughtso. I thought I got it because, like they're not going to call you tosay you didn't get it so they called me and said Bul. You didn't ht the nail onthe head. I was like, Oh okay, I was about to throw my phone across thehallway that day yeah he did heaidy Styou Jusdidn't hitthe nail on the head. I was like all right, Youre calling te Yeu. Tell me yeah IAS like alrig cool. I guess wealkit was CR. I was I was feeling s some type of Wayha. That's all. I knowit was Oyeahim on to the next one. Thatwasthat was the worst one for me,I' rather get the. I rather get the email, like you just said, or nothingatll or nothing at all. So yeah- and I know, like you just saidyeah back to when you said you didn't get the part of fat regie. So did they. So how did that work out? Did they say,like you didn't get that? But we got you to try ou for this part, Mersand Agen, Bou, Thoseheyeh,anythingabut feganymore after the third timeon after Seond or third time, O e,and I just assumed that I didn't get tho part and then and then they saidthey said me, another woneas, like hey, these guys was really likey. They wantyou to come back in IOAND. I was like okay, all rigt us, it overaking it over obvouygot. F, I'm sure you get this alot to. Does anyone ever ask you like? Are you like Ttd Ohyeahexacty, LikeoEonel, you see like perfect Maragebeween r roand it like I mean Ithink I amtpdctdis ne it the axception of he wers a lot of jewelry. I don'twear any youror watches anything like that. I'm not flashy, but any DRI fanycars, I'm not Bak ot, Aamal, O my friends, I'm always abouthelping out. I always quick with a joke. I'm always you know, win cool t shirts,like the PG sports WTONE, like lsty Yeah Yeh for sure, and what what thisTDD stand for? Something I mean it's this season D, laser name Hem, PaenParondarby, but other Han Thatit dosn't thay have anything esin to. I thinksomebody ask in thein th sow like iwn episodes hat. He said it was time todance yeah. I was told a story about footballplayer. This is a real story. Ttdas a football player and his girlfriend hadsheted oneand. He went to her. DORMAND did come out his time to die eard about it, e O, todn itdup, the ttdgot to so that it's great iht. There said it's crazy right there, crazy. Sowhat about when people run into you in public? Do they they run up and say:Hey? What's up ttd, Ohyeah C boy SSO? Is it like it's like normalnow like you'R, like responses to it, yeahknow you from somewhere and liethey'll Giou, a boler hatppens, Ti'm, realy, bi' kind of justwer by nature. Somebody looking at me-...

...and I don't know who you are I'Mkin MChicaginooatwyou ooking at likethatand, Tatgeahty widallulso when you go backto Chicago like do more people know who you are now vefaeand. I mean I got a lot of love,Atat theat the game, but I men just walking around Chicago. I haven't doneit yet GOTCO. What's it like working with the cast Oballer Thela, fun, all good cool people, John David Brock, car thewan,everybody's, just really cool people, it's so much fun of going o set likeyou supposed to be working now and I'm like I'm like rectless right now. Ijust want to go back to work. You don't start back until, but this is normally around. I we begoing back. Ani can't take it. I need to Goi need to gotacfor sure and do youyou watch the show like you go back and watch the SEASONSOE Myoi Hwwhen I getthe scripsed Artausei doN'ti n't ant toknowwhatapens! I watch it go. It is aweird EAH, weird watching yourself. It is Weird Mabe tice I likea we have to like Latweet or something like that. Yeah WTH it. I don't want to look at Myelf,anyor Yougotyou, and what about like? How long does ittake to film like a whole season? ABALLMHKD ten days, one like ten daysfor twenty? Two minutes: Yeah Wow, that's crazy, yeah, Bu, daysepisode, that's pretty much ealye and the know at the beginning.You mentioned your got some new movies and shows coming up. So you want totalk about what those are. One came. OUTON INTA call, I'd like to Ge alonenow as Jack mcee, Mindy, Sterlin, Samlevine, Gamis, a US, a bunch of coolactors, Butnetelis Christopher Bhamncateis, Wie, a kid, the caraccident and p whole family, and I I one of his bestfriends. We go over to support them and and support them. Wejust get in his way and we just sloppin up everything. It's a dark comedy serious and it's funny. Sometimes U we just getin. I wayhe' like to bealone. He just want to be alone and we won't leave him. Malong cy wows himself into a room e just wantsto get along and is a coolitte movie. It's a coole movie.It just came out for ther day and HN. We have rim of the world coming out.This is also a cool movie. Is Mc Onde, LD productions theyget theBabysitteryah s kind of like stanger thingscs hasfour kids O belieave and it's kind of like Ailieno, something like that. MICOmonster so and I me antry bachelor or kin. Batweare like camp counseors,...

...anwe Cino, owe kind o just take e Ta, the All timeyething Andmig outfromimetis year Y, that's going to be a Netflix that'll, be on Netflix yeah, say yourNetflix debut nobwhat kind of like I want to say, like Dream Roll. Do youwant to be like you want to be in like a big time movie or like? What's yourgoal, Lthatn bigtim movie TV series, anydayaything is orry me Abtut, mydream, Roomi think I don't know if you know who oldestreading is I'm a big ODOS rading fan? If and I'd like to do his biography?Okay, that would be fu o me. I think I heard of him. I just not really sure about yeah hes, like aold thingor from back in the Batea in one show in his whole entire life,and then it was because is playing ther crash. Okay, coolhe Ust, reallyGodreally Fun Guyn. He was like Gan O, like Te Brin, his life to ScreanYebe, do and before we get off the subject, acting Gointo musicianship.What advice would you give young actors or actresses love a craft like love thecraft wheder you like money or same yeah bepatient and invest in yourself likeinvestfor yourself, nobody'll, like really take you serious? If you not,will you invest in yourself a forsure actually ma it takes time to becausereally gott really hae, that Paonightfor, sure and hone lastquestion about the acting stuff did bawlers like change your lifeyeahyeah. I totally get just open up likemo s and s the first season Justnon the Firsti, don't know if ithe show of this te acto like deto deal with theRockit Ein David and all Hese Activ. I guess if you'll Screi with them, peoplestart to put you up there as well. If it really does just chage your life,like it doe for sure for sure, so how d you get into your band left Dorn LaurelLeft, O laual, the Fadwich Ottyedmihael N, one of them, and so we would play sports eve Saturday,and he what I was say. We should go it my basement and jam just like jus jm.Let's paone covers in my basement and we ha he play Gecar as BEFRE LO CAS redTom Lally. U Thirty years also plays the Paro he's in the band. We have afriend named Rob Danson. He played with us he's agree, Gitar he's in a bunch ofbands before and then we had my friend Grand Cooles who wer right alone. Hewas ou drummer at first, but he was the drummer at first and then he couldn'the couldn't. He was writing movies and stuff. So he couldn't hang out all thetime and then offerind cant started playing a drum. He didn't he neverplayed a drem before, but he just started playing the drums, and thenthey told me if I came that they teach me how to play the BAS. Well, go over there a go with them anthey would teach me how to play the base a first. I learnd like every noteon the on one rine Toin, the evcord. You can play literally every not Soiwoul. Do that on e one Cor and then start teaching me like how to movearound and like what woul sound, good whene we playing these Tay and o. Theytaught me how to play the base say...

...three years ago and Alia. Now we aboutto put out a Palbum in February, meve, toard, Germany, two times and playd thetrudor, the love Te estival and ill Tel Kay se in La anits Preti said: that'scrazy, no internet international! Already YeahYeah Yeah! We backto go to Germany again nextfestival out there yeah T tiB. What was German like what was Germlic entwice, the first sowertwith to Berlin.We were to Lon, we went to Frankfertn, play four sows in three differentcities and its ity ciy with his own thing like Berlin. First, he went toIETHECIT IDN EV asleep. It was like the New York of Germany. Yeah Frankfort was more Benessy, wait! YeahFrankfort was more like Businesse, like all downtown Nof and colon was all Party so Itas like Idon't now I dor so you can walk down the street as all bars kind of like a college town, an they all had the old differentfields but like the shows, all different and they were, but they wereall fun and then Tus Blaskan. We just did with the FRAK HUR and we stayed inFranker for four days and we just did the festibal there, but it was reallyfoon. It's like a lot of bars e's a lot of history. Obviously it's a lot ofhistory, but it was really cool. Yeah definitely definitely soundsinteresting and you be an actor in musician, that's kind of crazy. You gota busy schedule and stuff like that, so you ready for some fun questions yeah.So what dor you dolike to do in your free time, watch movies play videogames, learn the base watch sports yto the concert, what video game playing now I've beenplaying at NBA, tk lately, but also got that mwill be the show. I only playreally. I Wun play the sports game: Okay Soma. He had like Ed, DarRedemption and Spiterman and all these other games. I Trim every once in awhile, but thats I Matin to get back to the sports game yeah for sure. That'sthat's! That's how I am too yeah for sure what o what' something that peopledon't know about, Carl something that people don't know aboutcar. I don't like torking breaking news, Carl Dos, not liketorking like carkfeelike, everybody loves working, Wa, Ake ithow about thisone. If you could eat one sandwich for the rest of your life, which kind ofsandwich, would it be? Okay, so and I pretty much eat the sandwich, everyDaya es and Miracle Wep every pretty much.Every day I make Thi elt. Oh You migi yourself I' making Myemanwhat about top three movies of all time. Top three yeah you win T go top five. Idon't know I can go fi the door forest dump and Onethe Ayfrites put down Aio. They said they just put down Netflixthe private ov, yeah, yeah yeah, definitely say on othe. What about yea? Are You yea? You nowhow to give you that question.What about? Are you watching any binge watching any NETFLIX series?...

I'm watching Arreste Development IVnever seen that before. So I'm like on a FO season, othat throw backgirltocome back, oh yeah sure Ih'ven' Ave'really got into that. Might try toget INO TROBLEM SA might try to get into that. Haven't really watched it.Before I watched a Couplegyeah Li, I don't know I don't know I got to see. Iyou Ros Ibonyeah, you gotta find out all the houses, allthe characters, all of this sumillion of thebut once you get into the action.Oh my I'm not even like I don't like likehistory, shows I' The castle show I like anere Thatan action person. Idon't know I've never really seen the Harry potters or any of the likeSuceero movies and stuff, like that yeah the game of Bolings Manas InsaneI' starting to get into like the supeero movie te WATC, Tarton ot thegalaxy and like Dadpool and ant my headn te I starting to Getin pette alittle bit really just like funny or real cand of movie yeah for sure. Yeah,I think the the superhero movie sometimes like I got to go, see them,but, like most of the time like come, come on like how many more are yougoing to come out with every mean every five minutes is ilike. I just saw Hawkweman and TNAT.One was like pretty good, but like other than a hat, yeahit Wasitas reallygood. I thought it was ECAUSE. I think that one was like different than theother siwearer movies crobbly, because it was just on I underwater, I guessyou'd say Te. Waerhole Copno, there's like halfening, Oh okay, you gotta gothik, it Outyeah DEFINITELYII'm, not bi, I'm not into super movies, but H, tiwould check it out. Basically, I think if they just didn't say like theSuperaro thing, like I'd, probably just go, see it anyways but like yeah,there's just like Wai after remember when they first came out with them likeit'd say like the first one, big one is probably Spidermar, and that was dope.Like e original one o like toby mcguare Elon was like Nope, I thought and thenlike then they just then they just don't know they just made it to mice.This is two months: Yeah Lik the ammovie really like the same move justand now they're remaking, Hem, moreand, now they're remaking them all thespiderman they made holk like three times like go on yeah yeah, I fel a Iyeah that that waskind of good Wa to long yeah. That's the other thing I saw. I forgot, whichone is Comieng ow remember like everyone on twitter was going wild hendthey're like what it's going to be like three something three chains, long likewhat's going on and then some people are you whatever e'll sit there forthree hours and a hol on I back to back peolear'MSO upset with movies nowlikeevermochagnow they put it to the three: What about Iteahit's crazy? What about? What'syour favorite social media platform Integrami like Anstagatheoherenot sobigin to face, but now twitters way too fastm? I I I don't know, what's happeing on Mon therelike, every time I post O, itgoes my facebookin into my twitin, so it might see like I'm doing thosetwthings, but really just bea, well appreciate you coming on the show andWhit's your best. Best of luck in your career n were aaand. Where coald peoplefind you on Social Media Instagram, I'm carled D, mcdy, O facebook, I'm Callimcdoald on twitter. I think I'm Calnti. I do.

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