#ActorSpotlight Who is..... Mike Merrill?
1. For our readers who may not know you, where are you from? And how did you start in the entertainment industry?
I'm from Detroit, Michigan. I started out in modeling, transitioned into acting and then theater.
2. What drives you to do what you do?
Acting has always been my passion.
3. Who are some of your influences?
Steve Harvey, because of His determination, and he also lived in his car. Denzel Washington, He showed that this career involves more than just acting, it takes a certain passion, to achieve his craft. Will Smith, watching Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sparked my interest in acting. And Barack Obama, He didn’t follow the crowd. He was always a leader, even through adversity. Lastly, Tyler Perry. No matter what he always remained true to himself. Through his craft, I admired his ability to bridge the gap between races through his characters.
4. What kind of roles do you prefer?
I don’t have a “specific” kind of role, because I don’t want to be placed in a box.
5. If you could share the screen with any leading female or male actor, who would that be?
Female would be Sanaa Lathan and male, Denzel Washington.
6. What are some of your goals as an actor?
To inspire and motivate others and to become a legend and role model.
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