Meet Steve: Actor in HollywoodDate published: Jan. 17, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
“I took classes that broadened my horizons and introduced me to people whose life experiences were so different from my own.”
HACC alumnus Steve Moulton described his current job responsibilities as follows: “Open a script and turn its written words into a living character for stage and screen.” He graduated from HACC in 2003 with a degree in theatre and has since appeared in shows on Netflix, Peacock, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Showtime.
Steve said, “I’d never had much interest in theatre, but loved movies, and when I saw that I could major in theatre and performing arts, I immediately knew I had to give it a shot. It’s among the top 5 best decisions I’ve ever made.”
Steve also said that what he liked most about HACC was “Everything.” He added, “I really can not think of a bad time while I was there. I made some of the best friends of my life. I took classes that broadened my horizons and introduced me to people whose life experiences were so different from my own. Then we worked together to complete projects, produce plays, and even create extracurricular artwork and performances. Additionally, the affordability of my tuition and books made it very easy to stay enrolled and continue my education. I cannot imagine the debt I’d still be under if I’d gone to one of the more expensive schools.”
He added that many of his friends “transferred from HACC to more expensive schools with ‘fancier’ theatre departments, only to find that they were just rehashing a lot of what they’d already learned at HACC.”
Pursuing his passion has not always been easy for Steve. He said, “My challenges are fairly typical for an actor. Leave the hometown for the big city, then just try to survive and pay rent while also looking for opportunities to act or work behind the scenes. Fortunately, my HACC education and my love for reading actors’ biographies prepared me for just how challenging and sleazy Los Angeles could be.”
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