January 22, 2020

Hollywood, Harps, and the Healing Hands of Chris Kinkade

Chris Kinkade is a stage and film actor whose work includes Alpha Dog with Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake, and My Sister’s Keeper with Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin (both directed by Nick Cassavetes). He’s the former lead singer of the Seattle-based 1970s/80s rock band Rail, the current lead singer of the band Elsewaves, and a professional harpist. Chris is also one of Hollywood’s most sought-after massage therapists, whose clientele includes Woody Harrelson and Nick Cassavetes, among others.

What you will learn:

  • How Chris Kinkade trained to become an actor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.
  • How a chance meeting in the stairway of his acting school resulted in a life-long friendship with A-list film director/actor Nick Cassavetes (The NoteBook, Alpha Dog, Face-off).
  • How Chris’ love for music led him to rock and roll, but also to a deep love and appreciation for the harp.
  • How Chris’ love for acting led him to the stage, and then to television, and ultimately to the big screen.
  • Why, despite his success in film, he still considers acting to be a hobby and not a full time obsession.
  • Why he considers massage to be not only a healing art, but an act of creativity.

Resources About Chris Kinkade:

Check This Out:

How to Break into Hollywood, with Greg Mariotti

Light, Space and Interactive Technologies with Dylan Neuwirth

Episode #97: Castille Landon on Acting, Harvard, and Writing and Directing Fear Of Rain

From Sondheim to City On A Hill, with Jere Shea

Talking with Michael and Roger Fisher “Heart” Bandmates , Part One

« View Recent Episodes | View All Episodes »