We had the good fortune of connecting with Siggy Bobonis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Siggy, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I decided to pursue a career in acting because I felt like it was a calling to me. Growing up, I’ve always leaned towards having creative hobbies such as playing with Legos, sketching, and writing. When I found my passion for the world of filmmaking and acting, I knew right away that this was the career path that I wanted. I love that is creatively challenging; that I really dig deep and think outside of the box to bring my characters to life. Being an actor has not only taught me a lot about myself, but learning about the characters I play has really broadened my perception and helped me understand people and their behaviors as well.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As most people in the entertainment industry know that acting is not for the faint of heart. It is a very challenging industry and if you are not giving it your best efforts, you will not get far. Knowing this, I still accepted that this career path would not be easy, but I believe that because of it’s difficulty, once you do have those successes in the industry, that will be that much rewarding.
One thing that I learned about acting is that I had to find my niche; something that made me stand out. One of the biggest things that allows me to stand out would be that I am a US Navy veteran. So I usually end up getting roles that either military, or something similar. Another thing that allows me to stand out is that I am a competitive powerlifter, so I have the physique of an athlete or bodybuilder.
Although I’m nowhere near where I want to be as an actor, I have found many successes along the way. I believe the most notable success to me would be being the lead actor in a 40 minute short film called Instant Justice. But I believe that every time I book a role, I consider it a huge success, especially with the amount of actors that audition for the same role.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had a friend come visit me here in San Diego from out of town, I would have a lot of places to choose from to show them. I think the first place would definitely have to be the beach. Mission Bay is my favorite place for the beach because there is a lot to do there. As far as places to eat, I can’t think of any place particular because there is so many good places to eat. But I would definitely take my friend to a taco shop because we have the best Mexican food here in the country.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There’s many people that have supported me and helped me along the way over the years. First I have to get a huge shoutout to my parents. They have always been there for me whenever I needed it and they have definitely been my biggest supporters. Next I would like to give a shoutout to the US Navy and my fellow shipmates. The eight years serving in the navy has taught me structure, discipline, and hard work. And finally I would like to give a shoutout to New York Film Academy in Los Angeles and all the teachers I had that taught me everything I know about acting and filmmaking.
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