Once upon a time
Many year ago I aspired to be an actor. This was a headshot from the studio back in 1983. It was over a hundred degrees that day and I had driven to the shoot in my 1960 Mercedes 190D with the windows down. We lived about 30 miles from Hollywood.
This is not the shot my agent picked. I lost that one in storage. It got water damaged. This is the one my mother liked and had on the piano for many years. In their shot I was wearing a sweatshirt vest and no shirt. My hair was wet. The agent said that was my look and joked that I should walk around spraying myself with water. Of course there were muses you could put in your hair to make it look wet if you really wanted too. The picture was published in a casting book I have somewhere, but it was only 1 inch tall. I had to pay for it and that was all I could afford.
I never did any professional work. I took a lot of acting classes and commercial workshops. It was fun just being in Hollywood.