We had the good fortune of connecting with Christian Andre Campos and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christian Andre, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
Both of my parents migrated to the U.S. from Guatemala in the 80’s to pursue a better life. I was born and raised in Koreatown, Los Angeles. My parents did not know English yet, so naturally when I was born in 1987, they only spoke to me in Spanish. When I began elementary school I immediately struggled in school since everything was in English. I am eternally grateful to my parents for having taught me Spanish as my first language, because today I am bilingual and have shot many national commercials in both markets. My background and culture is something that I will always be proud of and represent for the rest of my life.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It wasn’t in my deck of cards to become an actor. There’s no history of having had family members who were performers. My journey as an actor began in the year of 2003, the age of fifteen. I was attending Manual Arts High School in South Central Los Angeles, where my acting coach, Bobby Gene stopped by to do an outstanding acting showcase in our auditorium. After the showcase ended, Bobby extended an invitation to all students to audition that Saturday for a free three-month scholarship at his Actors Clubhouse. I was blown away by the opportunity that has presented itself. This was my shot to start acting. That Saturday, I went to audition at the clubhouse and became aware that he was only selecting ten actors for the scholarship. Believe it or not, after everyone performed I was the tenth kid to get picked. Bobby Gene changed my life by Jumpstarting my acting career. Today I have been in hit shows such as Criminal Minds, NCIS, East Los High, have continued to book many national commercials and in 2019 I released my book “Acting Today: A Guide to Hollywood’s New Era.”

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love the nightlife in Los Angeles. There’s so many places to go, if you know your spots. I personally love to dance, so one of my favorite places to go to is The Conga Room located in L.A. Live. It’s so spacious and they play some of my favorite music from Hip Hop to Bachata, Salsa and Reggaeton. I also enjoy roof top bars so The Perch and The Standard are two hot spots I definitely love going to, located right in the middle of Los Angeles. Lastly, The 71 and Above is restaurant not many people know. It’s on the 71st floor and overlooks the entire city of Los Angeles. So if you are looking to take someone special, you know where you heard it first haha.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Both of my parents for all their sacrifices to give me the best life they could. My older brother for always being my protector. Lastly, all my childhood friends who I consider family. It’s only a few of you, but you know who you are. I wouldn’t be here today where I am without you.

Website: https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/acting-today-christian-andre-campos/1133237469?ean=9780578540771

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/ChristianAndreCampos

Image Credits
Elaine Reid (Dressy/Casual) pics Raul Flores (Rollerblading) pics

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