Craig Greer Gains Hollywood Role
Great news for South African Actor Craig Greer!
According to IAfrica:
South African actor Craig Greer, has been cast in a Hollywood feature film by award-winning filmmaker, Ann P Meredith.
The feature film, called Special, will be added to Meredith’s body of work, which includes documentaries dealing with controversial women’s issues.
Greer will be cast in a supporting role in the feature film, which goes into production shortly.
The actor says he originally joined DJ’s Model Agency in Johannesburg in 2011 “for a bit of extra spending money”.
However, within a year, Greer had already been offered numerous feature roles on various South African television, radio and print commercials.
Some of the brands Greer represented include Makro, Bosch Power Tools, Jik, Castle Light Beer, and GBets. He quickly became one of the highest-grossing and most featured actor in the agency, despite having no formal acting training.
“I was very surprised at the rate at which I was getting called for auditions. What had started off as hobby, was fast becoming a potential career. I decided to give up my day job, move to the United States to study acting, and get into it full-time,” Greer says.
Greer moved to Hollywood in March this year, where he was coached by The Acting Corp’s founder, Eugene Buica. The Acting Corps acting school has trained high-profile actors such as Eminem, Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Tobey Maguire, and Margaret Cho.
Greer was signed by Los Angeles-based talent and literary agency, The Wayne Agency, a month after landing in LA. A SAG-AFTRA franchised agency, The Wayne Agency has secured client project opportunities on leading television shows including The Mentalist, Veep, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Other than his role in Special, Greer has also secured leading roles in short films, some of which are set to appear on US television networks.
“I am so grateful to have the opportunity to focus on acting as a full-time career,” says Greer. “Five years ago, I never would’ve dreamed my life would take me in this direction, but here I am.”