We had the good fortune of connecting with tim de la motte and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi tim, the decisions we make often shape our story in profound ways. What was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make?
Taking a leap from living and working in Chicago to where I know I needed to be, Los Angeles. I left behind friends and l moved even farther from my home in New Jersey but I knew I had to be here to achieve my goals.
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.
I’m an actor comedian and regular tweeter in Los Angeles Cal. (SHOUTOUT TO Twitter.com) I started doing comedy at a young age after watching how making my family laugh eased their worries and kept everyone happier! I realized why I’m doing this on stage in Chicago at the Second City conservatory acting and writing with some of the most talented performers on earth and then took the jump to Los Angeles to make it a career. Once my dad died I found a renewed passion for acting and have been focusing on it with the help of my wife ever since. I think I’m on the cusp of making someone laugh VERY soon.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Being from the East Coast my imaginary friend is visiting from there so we’re going to take full advantage of the weather. First stop a chili burger at Tommy’s in Westlake followed by beers at Crawford’s. The next day for sure to Griffith Park for a day hike. Then since it’s LA we’d have to do a trip to the beach, I love riding Metro to Santa Monica with folks to spend the day in the sun. Next would be Downtown LA for some hangs and bar hopping and see some local flavor. Then maybe a trip to Altadena for some Mountain Biking. There’s just too much fun stuff to do and always sun! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Everyone in my life is a constant form of support if they know it or not. Whether it’s direct support from my wife or family or indirectly from my agent at Beth Stein and Associates, folks I act, or write with, or even the folks in my neighborhood. There’s nothing I could achieve without all of the people in my life. Everyone in the world plays a part for each other and I’m constantly being held up by the people around me.