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David Dean Bottrell

Sci-Fest Chills and Thrills at LA's Acme Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Unfolding like exquisite, lost Twilight Zone episodes, Sci-Fest is a theatre festival unafraid to journey into the bleakest, most gut-wrenching corners of human nature to the sheer delight of the thoroughly mind-bended audience.

David Dean Bottrell's Hilarious Ode to Working Hits the L.A. Stage

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

L.A. Theatre-goers are in for a treat because for four successive Wednesday evenings from February 20th to March 13th, acclaimed actor/writer David Dean Bottrell takes to the Acme Comedy Theatre stage.

David Dean Bottrell Makes Love Returns to L.A.

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

"There's nothing funnier, and there's nothing more terrifying, than the truth," says David Dean Bottrell, whose brilliant one man show, David Dean Bottrell Makes Love returns to L.A. as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

You Kill Me

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

I was 20 minutes late when I arrived at the theatre. It was a small joint carved out of an old retail space and the metal door squeaked loudly as I pu...

Don't Clap For Me, Argentina

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

The first time I ever appeared on stage was in a high school play. I was at the time, a nerdy, nervous 15 year-old with bad skin who had only audition...

As Seen on TV

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

About a year ago, I came out of "theatrical" retirement to act in a play here in Los Angeles. During the run I was interviewed by a local arts reporte...

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and, doggonit, people like me!

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

Every once in a while, people in my business need a little pep talk. Over the past few years, I've given a fair amount of them via a mentoring program...

Getting It Straight

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

A couple of days ago, a friend sent me a link to a piece published on Newsweek.com that really pissed me off. Written by an openly gay entertainment w...

Sign Language

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

After several anxious months, the Hollywood community breathed a collective sigh of relief last week when it was announced that the land above the wor...

Sweet Charity

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

There have been a lot of news stories lately about celebrities showing up to raise awareness and funds for some of the areas of the world that have be...

Shameless!

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

When I was a young actor I was pretty damned determined to "make it." To me this meant I had no choice but to nag the hell out of any and all potentia...

Streep Tease

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Dean Bottrell

Last July, I was in the gym, huffing and puffing away on the treadmill, when a stand-up comic approached me. Soon I found myself agreeing to appear in a show entitled Streep Tease.

Magic Envelopes!

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Dean Bottrell

As we approach the next round of SAG-AFTRA-WGA negotiations, we will need to keep a close eye on the future of residuals.

The Waiting Room

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

I've never been a particularly patient person. I came from a family of slow-moving people who seemed to think that life was something that just unfold...

He's Got a Ticket to Ride, But He Don't Care

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

Recently, I was reading in one of the entertainment rags that in 2009, Steven Spielberg was paid $50 million dollars by Universal for theme-park royal...

I'd like to thank the Academy... If they'd just let me!

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

A few weeks ago, the Oscar nominations came out and I was shocked to see that my name was not among the nominees. I suppose there's some logic to this...

A Serious Man

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

Last night, I sat and watched the students in my acting class do some very good work. I've been blessed with a very gifted and unique group this time ...

Short and Sweet

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Dean Bottrell

I recently discovered that a short movie I wrote and directed had been viewed by over 100,000 people. This sort of floored me, mostly because it the odds against that little movie even being made were enormous.

A New New Year

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Dean Bottrell

bitterness, which grows quite beautifully in Southern California, has to be replaced with something a little more likely to blossom and bear fruit in the New Year.

Stage Struck

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

Theatre in L.A. is sort of a strange beast. When I first arrived here to seek my fortune as a screenwriter, I was floored by the number of small theat...

Ego Stew

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

It's not much of a surprise when megastars like Kanye West land in some kind of trouble. Whatever their moral compass may have been, it no longer works in the upper stratosphere.

Death by Resume

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Dean Bottrell

Who am I anyway? Am I my resume? We all want to be one of the cool kids. It's tough to let go.

Why I Love Jews

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Dean Bottrell

The biggest reason I love Jews? They love bacon and Christmas more than I do. Friendly, funny, honest and loyal. As Marty's mother used to say, "What's not to like?"

State of the Union

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Dean Bottrell

If the new SAG leadership doesn't rapidly start taking all the painful, but necessary steps to merge with AFTRA, we are fucked.

Hollywood's Family Affair

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

Other people's family fights always make me uncomfortable. That's why I cringed a little last week as I watched Ryan O'Neal's oldest son, Griffin, spewing a few choice memories about his nutty father on Larry King Live.