*(Los Angeles) — Actor Ro Brooks, now an accomplished author, Brooks has written a book entitled “How To Go From Extra To ACTOR: The aspiring actors guide to stardom.” His second edition updates and revises material in this pocket guide to success in the film and television industry.
In his book, Brooks gives advice from his personal experiences on how to break into the business and how to avoid the pitfalls along the way.
Brooks, starring in OWN-Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and The Have Nots”, returns for Season 2, premiers on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Brooks also gives valuable tips and important information that ranges from how to choose the right headshot to how to get an agent. “How To Go From Extra To Actor” is available now @ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-go-from-extra-to-actor-ro-brooks/1120430414?ean=2940149913923
“When I got in the game I didn’t have anyone to show me the ropes. I tried almost everything, causing me to waste a lot of money and loose a lot of valuable time. One could get discouraged easily and give up. It could take a lifetime to learn this business without guidance. That’s why I wrote this book; to hopefully encourage all of the lost aspiring actors out there with no one to turn to” said Brooks.
Viewers can remember, Brooks (Michael) met Hanna (Crystal R. Fox) at the same hospital Benny, Hanna’s son was in and learned that his six-year old granddaughter Lizzie had been hit and killed by the same person who hit Benny in an hit-and-run car accident. Both experience the pain of losing someone they held dear, even if momentarily and had understood what the other was going through. Look forward to Michael and Hanna’s relationship strengthening in THHN’s 2nd season.
Brooks has worked on numerous films, television shows and commercials including: “Transformers Revenge of the Fallen” and “A Beautiful Soul.” Television shows include: “FX’s Sons of Anarchy,” Showtime’s “Shameless,” FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine Nine,”24,” CBS’s “CSI New York,” critically acclaimed HBO’s “The Wire” and many others.
Brooks is currently on the cover of Evolution Magazine with an in depth interview of his life. http://evomag.co/2014/11/evolution-magazine-november-2014/
With a music background, Brooks welcomed acting in music videos as the love interest of Syleena Johnson in 2 of her videos and Lil’ Mo to working with such artists as, 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Lil’ Wayne, TI, Jill Scott, Young Jeezy, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Master P. and others.
Brooks’ recently released and up coming projects include; El Rey Network’s Matador, Toyota Avalon commercial starring opposite Idris Elba, a National United States Marine Corps commercial (Spring 2015) and films, “Squatters,” with Richard Dreyfuss, “In Mysterious Ways,” starring opposite Wendy Raquel Robinson and “The Congregation,” (Spring 2015).
“It was an awesome experience working with Tyler Perry and the cast of THHNs,” said Brooks. “Tyler is a great director, he’s an actors director. THHNs has one of the best cast on TV right now.”
Ro Brooks is moving quickly towards being one of Hollywood’s Leading Men.
About Ro Brooks
Actor Ro Brooks, aka, Jerome Brooks is currently best known as Michael on Oprahs’ OWN and Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots.” Raised in West Baltimore, he
has worked with acclaimed directors Quentin Tarantino, Michael Mann, Tyler Perry and Michael Bay. For more information visit: