We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Rhodes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Dedication to the work – Perseverance, never quitting or giving up. The luck of God given talent, and of course, just having some Luck.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been an actor my entire adult life. I don’t consider that my talent sets me apart from others, but rather encourages anyone I work with to put forth a joint effort that culminates in the success of the project we are working on. I’m proud of my acting career – I’m proud that I wrote a successful play – I’m very proud that I finished a Book about my life as an actor. I achieved where I am today by just never quitting. No! It was not easy. I’ve learned that anything you accomplish is worth the effort, but you must be willing to put forth the effort! You overcome challenges and obstacles by taking chances, and being willing to continue to get up after you’ve been knocked down. It’s not how many times you get knocked down in life, but how many times you get back up. I would like to be remembered as a guy that always gave 100 percent of his effort at the time, to every aspect of his life and career.
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.
Well if the theatres were open, I’d take them to at least one good play on Broadway, and then to one funky little off-Broadway show. I’d make sure to take them to Rosa Mexicana up by Lincoln Center for good food & drinks. For hanging out, a trip to the Village both East & West would be on the itinerary. Since visiting me they’d already be in the company of fun, interesting and exciting people, so I would not need to seek out any of my celebrity friends for an introduction.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Without any doubt, Leo Penn. A very talented director – a good friend and the man that really helped my television and film career. Also, long before I had any success in the acting profession, certain teachers & mentors like Karl Redcoff & Wendell K. Phillips leading me in the correct direction to discover what acting talent I had.
Twitter: @Jordan Rhodesact
Facebook: Jordan Rhodes – both a Personal & Fan/Celebrity page
Youtube: Numerous shows out of the Past – Just have to search