Bringing Grace and Honor to Hollywood
Bringing Grace and Honor to Hollywood
Last week I had the incredible honor of introducing the brand new facts about the amazing actor, producer, and rap artist, Lil’ Mirkk. I have to tell you, I am not normally a person who goes ‘ga-ga’ over celebrities, but when I began to learn about this amazing man, I was completely taken by his warmth, realness, and honesty. And I am so happy that 2012 will be the Year of Lil’ Mirkk.
From new movies – comedy to action to a ‘video game’ obsession; to a new CD that is going to take the music industry by storm, Lil’ Mirkk has a list of extraordinary work coming out for his fans!
This week, I have received an even bigger honor. We are going to ‘sit down’ and have a conversation with this remarkable star who has spent his whole life – since the age of four – in sitcoms, commercials, movies, and on stage. Lil’ Mirkk is not only an icon for others, but he is also a truly dedicated, passionate and driven soul who does his absolute best to make others’ lives better. Being able to overcome drama and aid people in overcoming their difficulties in order to reach their dreams and change their lives, is an amazing quality that Lil’ Mirkk ‘gifts’ to the world.
So, without further delay, here is a candid and exciting look at Lil’ Mirkk, his amazing story, and his outstandingly bright future!
How did you begin acting at such a young age in commercials? Were you just taken to casting calls and that’s how the process first began?
My dad, who is now deceased, was once a part-time DJ for KJLH. My mom, who has also gone on to Paradise, got me started in the industry. As casting directors began to approach her, they seemed to see the talent that I possessed at a very young age. These professionals would pick me for casting and I booked the jobs. Sadly, some of my early story involves these same professionals stealing my funds, but I forgive them. I’m a very forgiving person.
What was your very first ‘acting’ job?
Being cast on the sitcom, Chico & The Man.
Chico & The Man was such a beloved show in America! I know you were very young, but do you have any impressions of what it was like to work with two such phenomenal men like Jack Albertson, and the amazing, Freddie Prinze?
Yes! They were amazing. I watch the DVDs every now and then. When I do, I end up falling asleep with the show still running on my Blu Ray player. This was a great show! The memories are vague, seeing as that I was only four-years-old, but I remember always getting in front of the cameras and microphones. Now that I’m grown, I am so very grateful to have worked with two such great men and the other cast members. Chico & The Man was so funny, as well, I recommend it to every viewer out there. It was almost like a ‘play’ set inside a T.V. sitcom.
I know that on a personal level you have spoken about a harsh background with gangs, and finding a way to change your life. Could you tell our readers a little about this? How you changed your life and now help others do the same?
Well, unfortunately, this is a side no one really knows about me. I had parents who said, at one time, that they wished I had never been born, and treated my sibling far better than me. So, I was always looking for a ‘true’ family. As I got older, I got involved in the wrong thing – a street gang where I saw many good young men die. After years of being involved, I had a son, and knew it was time to quit.
I came very close to losing my life twice, but the good Lord spared me. So now I use those experiences and speak to America’s youth about the harm of being involved in gangs. I speak about becoming a part of groups that will get them very far in life, and not put them or their loved ones in jeopardy. No one wants to look over their shoulders every day. God did not put us here for that reason. He put us here to love one another and to appreciate all.
When did you enter into the music world? Can you tell readers a bit about the ‘rap’ album that was released, “Seeing is Believing”? And the new one being worked on now?
I entered the music world at the age of fifteen; I had been rhyming since the age of five. Unbelievably, my dad would help me with this particular skill and give me Snickers for each ten sets of words I would rhyme. I wanted it so bad, I did it. I think that helped a great deal.
One day, I had a substitute teacher, wrote a rap, and rapped it in class; all my classmates were in love with it. The teacher even said that she saw potential in my work and a possible future in the music industry. Well…I hit the studio in 1985, about five months later, and ‘Bam!’ it began. I was able to get used to it, learn more, and develop my music, and that’s how the album, “Seeing is Believing” came about. There are those who said I would never make it as a rapper, but I proved them wrong. WTF, the new CD, will be more focused on ‘life’ and ‘truth’ – discussing many things in our everyday lives that need change.
You have been in an incredible number of shows, commercials, etc. – is there one that stands out for you from all the rest?
I would have to say Bionic Boy, just because of all the special effects, and he was more of a ‘superhero’ character, which was incredible.
I have to address this because after our first article with you, fans are clamoring for information. Is there anything you can tell us about a screen version of HALO? (If not, we totally understand)
Yes. HALO IS in the process of trying to get funding. A friend of a friend of mine introduced me to Peter Jackson, the Director, who said I would fit this project if it ever got started as the main character, Master Chief/John-117. So we are currently waiting for the ‘word,’ which will then send us to New Zealand to start shooting.
Mischief Manor sounds like a truly hilarious picture. Are you shooting this now? Or, is it already completed? What did you think about your role?
We have not begun to shoot as of yet, but it’s a movie written by a great person, Mark Lane, who is a close friend of mine. My character is Ruben Ramirez, and the first time I read over the script I absolutely loved the role.
Battleship is also being touted as a huge hit for 2012. What was that like to film?
It was great! The islands of Hawaii are truly beautiful, and working with Peter Berg was remarkable. Also, all of the cast was a great deal of fun and a pleasure to work with – especially Rihanna. Battleship will be her very first film.
You have already had a remarkable life, beginning in the entertainment industries at such a young age. Do you have any plans to write a book?
Maybe someday. It has crossed my mind plenty of times, but we will see what the future holds.
Do you have any personal icons? Is there anyone who you would love to work with in the music and/or acting fields?
I’m a big Drake fan in the music scene; he is my favorite. I love that man and his work ethic is outstanding; I believe it would be great to collaborate with him. Actor Denzel Washington is my favorite actor. He is a magnificent talent who I would love to work with.
It seems that you certainly have a full schedule for 2012. Are there any other projects you would like our readers to know about?
There are ‘talks’ of me being in “The Flash” movie, but we will see. Also, I am getting more and more involved with various charity organizations. I love helping others.
I always end with these ‘special questions’ because readers absolutely love them! (This is what we call an ‘Ode’ to James Lipton)
What is your favorite word? God. Without God, there is no me or my career.
What is your least favorite word? Satan
What turns you on? Cameras and microphones; and my fans – I love them all!
What turns you off? Evil and deceitful people.
What sound or noise do you love? Ocean waves. I truly love the sound of nature…God is good.
What sound or noise do you hate? Chalkboard scratching is very irritating; I think we all would agree on that one. LOL.
What is your favorite curse word? F**k (Everyone’s favorite)
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Writing a movie.
What profession would you not like to attempt? Being a mechanic.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I forgive you of all your sins…come in.
Readers, Lil’ Mirkk is an outstanding rapper, a wonderful actor, and a shining example to our young adults stuck in some fairly horrific situations across the land. Mr. Mirkk wished to add a couple of things in conclusion today. Firstly, he wanted to state that his parents asked him for his forgiveness which he did give towards the end, and Lil’ Mirkk says that: “I miss them and will always remember them. With my career, they saw things I did not.” He would also like to add his thanks to his parents, his fans, Tom Ski, and Mark Lane (big time). He would also love to give a ‘huge’ thanks to his great publicist, Kayo Anderson of Kayo Anderson Media, who has “helped me major, and I recommend all the ‘talent’ to head straight to him!” Also to Theo, his fantastic agent, “without him I would be nothing.”
All I can say is I am completely enthralled and unbelievably impressed by this individual. I’m not only talking about his amazing talent, I am referring to the fact that inside Lil’ Mirkk is a man I would definitely want to call my friend! In this world where some ‘artists’ are simply just tabloid gossip, or care only about the next million-dollar-contract, Lil’ Mirkk is a truly unique and exceptional man.
Until Next Time, Everybody!
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