Actors earn more money performing in television commercials than in stage productions and feature films combined."Squire Fridell's book is a witty and complete guide. It should be on every actor's shelf right next to Stanislavsky. --Richard Schickel, film critic, Time magazine"Acting in Television Commercials is a great way to break into the business, and Squire Fridell's book is fun and informative . . . a must for any aspiring actor."--Carol BurnettActing in television commercials is fun, challenging, and often very lucrative. Squire Fridell offers tips and advice that will give you the edge necessary to break in and keep on working:How to get started with a winning résumé, a dynamic headshot, and a terrific agentNew audition strategies and performance techniquesLearn to manage "downtime and build your career even while you're not workingPractice acting with scripts from real television commercials!Squire Fridell has appeared in some living room, somewhere in America, selling something to someone on the average of once a day for more than twenty years. His 1,700 television commercials included fifteen years as the Toyota spokesman and six years as television's Ronald McDonald. He has been featured in Newsweek and has been on the cover of TV Guide. In addition to his television, film, and stage credits, he has a master's degree in acting/directing.