American actor Daniel Pinder (@danieljpinder) is making major waves in the entertainment industry. He had his major career start on the hit TV show Chicago P.D as Michael. The 25-year-old star has become a fan favorite within the television scene since then. Furthermore, he’s set to appear in highly-anticipated movie Garrison 7, which has no release date yet. In our recent conversation, we spoke about acting and Daniel’s most exciting roles. Check it out below.
When did you begin acting?
I was going to culinary school in Minneapolis, Minnesota right out of high school and I had this feeling that I was meant to do something more. I had a feeling that I was on the wrong path, so I dropped out the next day. After leaving culinary school, I reached out to my first agent in Chicago and landed my first role within the first couple
Did you ever doubt yourself when you first began?
When I first began my career in acting, self-doubt was never in my mind. Furthermore, I always knew if I truly put my mind toward something, that I would succeed at it.
What has been your favorite role/character to play?
My favorite role is one I actually haven’t filmed for yet. That role would be Kai in my next movie; Garrison 7: The Fallen. I’m excited about the role of Kai because he’s very different than any role I’ve ever seen, but he’s still very similar to me personally.
What is the biggest moment you’ve had in your career?
The biggest moment in my career has to be my first major role, which was on NBC’s Chicago PD. I was lucky enough to play my role as Michael and I cannot thank Dick Wolf and the whole team on NBC for everything.
What is one show you watched growing up that you wish you could have been an actor in?
It would have to be American Horror Story. Being able to work with the same cast, but playing different characters and creating a whole new story each year always sounded very fun to me.
What is the most challenging aspect of being an actor?
The most challenging aspect of being an actor is rejection. When you first start out, you go to constant auditions and there’s a lot of rejection. Some people can’t handle it long enough to stick with it, but it only makes you stronger and I’m thankful for every experience even if I faced rejection myself.
What projects are you going to be making an appearance in?
Currently, I’m gearing up for Soul Drift which is actually filming in my current home state of Minnesota, Lincoln Road with UFC’s Amanda Nunes. The project I’m most excited about is Garrison 7: The Fallen. I’m very excited to work with some amazing actors and I just finished my part of the G7 audiobook along with Ian Beattie from Game of Thrones.
What is your next big move?
My next big move is starting filming on Garrison 7: The Fallen. I cannot wait to devote many months to filming this project. I’m so stoked to welcome the fans to the next Science Fiction universe. Garrison 7 is going to be massive.
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