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Article | Wed August 03, 2016, 08:08 PM EST

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August 04, 2016 -- Karl Girolamo is originally from New York City.  With several years of work under his belt, he recently moved to Los Angeles to further persue his film and TV career.  You may recognize him from over 4 years on the CBS soap opera “As The World Turns”, or from films such as “Gracie” and “the Phoenix Incident”. Karl also has a film set to come out next month entitled “The Good Ones”. He is represented by PB management and Littman Talent Group.

When did you know without any doubt that you wanted to be in the entertainment industry? 

Probably when I was about 14 or 15 years old. I had booked a print job to be on the cover of one of those SAT books.  It's one of those study books that ends up at all the stores and everyone's parent feels like they have to buy one.  Yup, My dumb face was on it.  Wearing a cap and gown.  The whole job took a couple of hours and I honestly don't remember how much I was paid.  But it was so much fun having everyone tell me how funny it was to see my face on that book.  They, of course, all hated the book, which made it even more hilarious for me.  I thought "I wonder if I could make people laugh for a living?"  The dream was born.  

What inspires you to perform?

Watching other actors perform.  I think it's so important to surround yourself with people who inspire you in your own art.  Watching another actors performance on stage or film and coming away with the thought "No one could have done it like this person.  It can't be replicated. It was unique."  That makes me want to find new materiel to work on.  Every time.  There is nothing like acting and being present with a scene partner.  It's a high for me.  And if I watch another actor go through that experience,  it always inspires me.   

When did you realize you had reached your goals as an entertainer?

My goals as an actor are by no means reached.  But there was a moment that stands out.  I spent 4 years playing a trouble making character on the CBS soap opera called "As the world turns".  We ended up shooting on location for a week at a camp in Staten Island that I attended when I was a little kid.  My Dad came to see me shoot a scene one day and it was the coolest feeling I've bee had.  To be filming a TV show at the same place where he dropped me off for summer camp when I was little.  That was a great moment for me.  

Who is your favorite role model to date and why?

I still look to sports when I think of my personal role models.  And I think no one did it better than Derek Jeter.  He was a great player, played on championship wining teams and was as polite and humble as it gets.  That's what I want for my career.   

What do you enjoy most about your career?  

Collaborating with talented people and making new friends.  With every job I've had I seem to make at least one friendship that lasts a lifetime.  I'm proud of that.   

Can we expect a book from you? 

When people ask me for a book, I'll have someone write it for me.  That seems like a daunting task.  

What is the best way for your fans to know what you’re working on? What can we expect next from you? Check me out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. @karlgirolamo. 

Tell us something new, something bold that you’ve never told any other magazine.

I have a short film coming out this month which I wrote, produced and starred in.  I'm super proud of it and all the talented people who helped me put it all together.  The cast is amazing.  Some of the best actors I've ever worked with.  I'm really excited for this film to make a run in the festival circuit.  Keep an eye out for "The Good Ones".

Article | Wed August 03, 2016, 08:08 PM EST

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