Seven Lakes High School Alum Sets Sights on Acting Career in Los Angeles
Bob Beathard, a recent graduate of Seven Lakes High School, is setting his sights on a career in entertainment, driven by an unwavering passion for acting. Graduating in May 2023, Bob's journey into the world of performance started early, fueled by his innate love for the art form. His supportive parents have played pivotal roles in Bob's pursuit of acting, encouraging and nurturing his burgeoning talent.
Bob's commitment to acting stems from his fascination with becoming another human being on stage or screen. Embracing the philosophy of discarding the self to embody a character fully, he finds joy in the challenge of portraying diverse personas. His interest in acting dates back to the 4th grade, evolving from comedic skits on his parents' iPad to a deep-seated desire to excel in the art form.
Throughout middle and high school, Bob actively participated in over twenty theatrical productions, refining his craft in both school and extracurricular settings. Despite his initial aversion to acting classes, he recently joined one, realizing the value of mastering the basics. His dedication to continuous learning led him to an acting class where he delves into the intricacies of film acting.
"I want to play three-dimensional, layered characters that I can lose myself in. I would also like to never play the same part twice. I want every character I play to feel completely different from the last, and from myself," said Bob.
Beyond acting, Bob engaged in various activities during high school, including choir, voice work for animated short films, and a film class at the Miller Center. Despite the challenges, he gained valuable experiences and honed his skills in different creative domains.
Bob's aspirations extend beyond local stages. With a focus on TV and movie work, he envisions playing three-dimensional, layered characters, each distinct from the last. While fame is not his primary goal, he acknowledges its role in accessing compelling scripts. Bob's wishlist of directors includes industry luminaries such as Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Chloe Zhao, showcasing his ambition to work with some of the best in the field.
"I would love to meet people who are known for being easy to work with, being leaders on set, and playing varied roles. Bryan Cranston, Denzel Washington, Justin Theroux, Glenn Howerton, Andrew Scott, Tilda Swinton - I’d love to learn from them so that I can be a leader one day (should I make it that far)," said Bob.
Currently enrolled in the Nikki Pederson Talent program, Bob is diligently working towards his dream. The program not only imparts the basic tenets of acting but also equips him with the intricacies of film acting. As he navigates this talent scout program, Bob is gearing up for a showcase for agents, signaling the next step in his journey as he eyes a move to Los Angeles.
But before packing his bags for L.A., Bob has been picking up gigs here in Houston, like Women in Jeopardy! by Wendy MacLeod at Theatre Suburbia, Northwest Houston's longest running all-volunteer playhouse. Theatre Suburbia is currently celebrating their 63rd season, with 409 shows under their belt. In Women in Jeopardy!, Bob is playing the role of Trenner in this fun and flirtatious comedy where Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club. The production runs through December 2, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For tickets and additional information, visit web.theatresuburbia.org/reservations.
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.