Trey Means


Trey Means
United States
State / Region
Atlanta, Georgia

As a kid, I was always in front of a camera. I was in school plays and took acting classes. I also had the opportunity to be on set in the city I grew up in. I've been cast as an extra a few times in several productions. I grew up watching all types of music from fantasy to comedy & drama. Movies were a massive part of my life. I guess you could say that I was that kid who grew up watching too much tv. 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Trey. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

My voice, as well as my appearance, has always stood out amongst people. Yes, I'm skinny, but I could make my voice very big and scary, or soft and warm. I was always able to change my view to sound like a completely different person. I'm also a huge talker! I've given speeches and spoke to large crowds at church as well. My confidence has always lead me to the front of the line. In one school play, I played three different characters and won the best actor. Being an actor has always been my passion. 

Trey, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as an Actor?

Fulfilment, unity, love, and hope. These are the things that drive me every day. I grew up watching old soap operas and movies with my grandmother, and I would pay attention to how the actors would carry themselves on screen, and most characters would fascinate me. I would practice specific lines, or try to portray actors like Will Smith, or Clint Eastwood. I'd also stay up late during the summer watching the movie channels. They would play all kinds of movies, and I would wait and study. I always wanted to be on TV because as a kid, I never got to play make-believe much, I grew up pretty rough. So I thought it would be cool to give it a try.

Who is your inspiration in life Trey? How do you stay inspired as Actor?

My grandmother. She taught me how to be confident and secure. She taught me how to sing, dance, read and write. I stay inspired by remembering my struggle as a kid. I use to get picked on a lot because of my size, or my voice. I always believed that the jokes and harsh words I've taken over the years were all for a better calling one day.

We all make mistakes Trey; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
Letting my anger get the best of me. I put my all into everything that I do. Moreover, when things go wrong, sometimes I would get distraught. Also, at one point in life, my loved ones started leaving me one by one because of my temper. I lost a few good friends as well too. Moreover, every day, I wish that I were a more relaxed person in my younger days.

Trey, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

Very honoured and dedicated. 

Please tell us, Trey, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?

Well, work is all I know. My family is somewhat divided, so there's not much to do. Social life, sometimes I go to the bowling alley alone and play a few rounds, or walk around the mall. I do lots of driving as well, so I stop and take a moment to look around at things. Friends are also hard to come by so I focus on working. 

Trey, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
There was a time when some actors would come in late or not show up at all. So once, I read lines for those absent actors and added so much life from the lines I was reading. Moreover, by the time it was time to perform on stage, I convinced the writer of the play to let me portray the other two characters. It worked out well. 

Trey, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as an Actor. 
So far, just being cast in productions as an extra has been my most significant accomplishment as of now. I have a long way to go.

Trey, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
I teamed up with my sister to do a short video on the importance of self-love. It was exciting because my little sister looks up to me and it is very unusual that she wanted to team up with me. 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as an Actor?*
Keep trying and never give up. Whatever you're looking for is looking for you!

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