We recently chatted with actor Rob Kirkland who plays Bill Ramsey in Paramount+‘s Yellowstone, and Captain Walter in Mayor of Kingstown (also on Paramount+). We asked Rob about his acting experiences and working on both these series. Check it out below!
When did you decide that acting and storytelling was something you wanted to do?
RK: I’d been fascinated with storytelling from music, to acting, to filmmaking for long as I can remember. I decided acting and storytelling was something I wanted to do (professionally) about 15 years ago.
What advice would you give to people pursuing acting?
RK: Advice I’d give to someone pursuing acting is that it’s not about you: not the job, rejection, nor praise— it’s about what’s best for the story being told.
What was your first acting role?
RK: My first acting role (stage) was waaayyy off Broadway as Alex, in Lanford Wilson’s “Serenading Louie.”
Do you have a favourite role that you had the chance to work on in the past?
RK: I had a chance to portray the great Jesse Owens in a film a few years back. I have to say that’s the favourite from the bucket-list so far.
What’s it like working on shows like Mayor of Kingstown and Yellowstone?
RK: Working on shows like Mayor of Kingston and Yellowstone with that caliber of writing, cast, and crew is a dream.
Outside of acting, do you have any other interests or passions?
RK: Outside of acting, I train in Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu Jitsu, hone storytelling through writing and composing, and hunt for healthy donuts.
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