Hollywood bound: Huckabay senior signs with Los Angeles talent agency to launch acting career.
Evan Hamilton is on the fast-track to reaching his dream of becoming an actor.
The 18-year-old Huckabay High School senior recently signed with a Los Angeles talent agency and plans to relocate to the West Coast to launch his acting career.
“I hope to get a couple of commercials under my belt before I move out there,” Evan told Beneath the Surface News. “I am going to be away from my family and friends, but I plan on keeping my eyes on God and everything will be OK.”
Evan’s journey began after he submitted an audition tape to The Ultimate Performer.
In January, he and his mom Polly Hamilton spent nine days in Los Angeles where Evan took part in a talent showcase that placed him in front of managers and talent agencies.
He even sold his truck to help pay for the trip.
“Going to L.A. has always been a dream of mine,” Evan said. “I loved it! I’ve been in Stephenville my whole life so it was a culture shock, but they were the nicest people I’ve ever met.”
During the audition, Jonathan Goldstein and Aasha Davis worked with Evan as his acting coaches.
Goldstein is an actor best known for his role as Josh’s father, Walter Nichols, in the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh that aired from 2004–2007.
Davis is best known for playing the role of Waverly Grady on Friday Night Lights.
Working with the actors paid off and Evan received three call backs before signing a contract with one of the talent agencies.
Now, his immediate plan is to finish high school in May, then focus on his dream of entering show business.
“I love comedy, but I aspire to be my generation’s Michael J. Fox or Matthew Perry,” he said.
Polly and Evan’s father Greg Hamilton say they are proud of their son's determination to reach his dream.
“To say that we are proud of Evan is an understatement,” Polly said. “To see him pursue his dreams with passion, hard work and determination, makes us overjoyed.
“Evan loves acting. He was born with this talent and we are super excited to see what the future holds!”
Evan wrote, directed and starred in a short film called A Flakey Case you can watch on YouTube by clicking here.