Award winning Actor Bryan McClure is best known for his performances in the hit series Hawaii Five-O, the comedy The Starving Games and the upcoming science fiction project Space Command. The young actor, who trained extensively with Billy O’Leary and Diana Castle, now appears in a new horror-thriller web-series called Strings. This original YouTube show--targeted at the 12 to 20 age range--began on August 15, 2016, and has been described as a mix between the Saw franchise and Teen Wolf. The series opened with the main characters trapped in a seemingly inescapable room. To escape, the group must work together to figure out why they were targeted.

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Recently, McClure spoke about his experience working on this show and in the entertainment industry in general. 

Origins 

Blasting News (BN): What inspired you to become an actor?

Bryan McClure (BM): I knew I had to do something creative with my life. I grew up drawing and painting and eventually studied some graphic design but acting really changed my life. I think film is the ultimate art form because it combines so many different crafts into one: acting, writing, directing, cinematography, make up, wardrobe, etc.

BN: Growing up, what shows and/or stories had the biggest impact on you?

BM: “Ace Ventura” and “Dumb & Dumber: were my favorite movies growing up.

I'm a huge goofball and Jim Carrey was just so brilliant and over the top in those movies, it was amazing! But also movies like “Sandlot” for its ability to capture a specific feeling and nostalgia of growing up so well and the “Lord of the Rings Trilogy” because they were just incredible!

Work

BN: How did you get involved with “Hawaii 5-0" and Strings”? 

BM: “Hawaii 5-O” I auditioned for because they were looking for local actors and the Casting Office offered me a part. “Strings” happened because my manager submitted me and I booked the role right off a taped audition.

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BN: What other projects have you worked on? 

BM: Right now, we're in development and a Sci-Fi TV series called "Space Command" in which I won a world wide talent search for one of the roles, which is very exciting. I worked on a series called "Dirty Cues" as a lead. I played a rookie FBI agent. All the “Dirty Cues” episodes are posted on their website now. "April Showers" was a great indie film directed by actual Columbine Survivor, Andrew Robinson. It's a film about an all American High School where a school shooting happens.

In the story it's not Columbine but all the events that happened in the movie were events that happened at Columbine; very intense, amazing project. Another one of my favorites happens to be a film I did with Christian Vogeler, a recent graduate of AFI. It's called "Forever".

BN: What would be your “dream project”? 

BM: I'd love to play in an epic fantasy like “Lord of the Rings”; something with Medieval aspects and swords--or a ridiculous comedy with Jim Carrey or Paul Rudd!

Future

BN: What has been the most rewarding thing about being involved in the entertainment industry? 

BM: The journey and the need to constantly reach inside myself to learn more and grow.

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Also, the incredibly talented and inspiring people that I have met along the way. 

BN: Where do you see yourself in ten years? 

BM: In a van down by the river...getting dropped off on set that I'm going to every day because I'm working on a fantastic series that enriches me artistically and spiritually. And everyone on set is like a family.

BN: Are there any upcoming projects that you want to mention? 

BM: In addition to Space Command there's Strings on our YouTube Channel.

BN: What advice would you give to aspiring actors? 

BM: Always read the parking signs in Hollywood! And never keep trying. If you have to work another job outside the industry, like most people do, try to find something that isn't going to suck your soul out that allows you to pursue this industry for the long haul. It's a marathon, not a sprint.