We had the good fortune of connecting with Teddy Lane Jr and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Teddy, we’d love to hear about a book that’s had an impact on you.
It was 1992, and a friend introduced me to an Acting class, across from Oakland in San Francisco. Where I read and still follow the concepts in this “Life Changing” book !! Called “No Acting Please”, and I learned to Be Real in Every Scene, and Not Act !!
“People Don’t Want to See You Act, They Want to See You Be Real !!”

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Since being born a Middle child, I’ve Always Love to Perform !! Middle kids Need to Entertain to satisfy something inside us. I always found it Therapeutic to Take Folks on an Entertaining Ride !! Whether Acting, doing Standup, or singing, it’s such a Rush to affect them Artistically !! I Truly Believe when you Love Doing Something, You’ll do it Better !! And I Love Entertaining Folks, with a Passion !! Also, I Strive to Never Act, but Be Real in All I Do, or Portray !!
Two of the Best things my mom Taught us was to “Speak in Love”, and “Put Yourself in Their Position”. Meaning, to say things how you want to hear them, with Kindness, and to Try to think, what would I do if this happened to me ?, how would I act in this situation ? It Often Taught us the Best Way to handle things.

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.
When Family and Friends come to town, we Definitely Get a Large order of the Best Sushi from “Hikari Sushi”, in Chatsworth ! For the Most Decadent Desserts we’ll hit “Sweet Red Peach”, in Inglewood, and for some Awesome Southern Fried Fish, well swing by “Fish Bone” in Tarzana. Let’s not forget the Best “Spicy Calamari” and Bar Food from the “The Yard House”, in Northridge. Finally, for the most Explosive Flavored Pizza, we’ll hit “Toppers”, in Simi Valley !! And for the Most Sensational Boba Tea, we hit the “Boba Tea House”, in Northridge, right across the street from Northridge University, It’s Sooooo Gooooood, thanks to Debi & Abby !!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would give a lot Credit to My Mom Catherine Lane, an Awesome Single parent,who raised 3 kids Great kids !! She showed us Discipline and Encouragement ! And my wife (Nita’) and son (TJ), are the Best Motivators !

Website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0485215/

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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teddy-lane-jr-a7080a89

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Youtube: https://youtu.be/o9pBCeNJaQk

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