We had the good fortune of connecting with Hollywood Bob and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hollywood, why did you pursue a creative career?
I always knew I had to become successful some way some how. As most black young kids growing up in New Jersey; my first “dream” was to play professional basketball for the NBA. Although I had a pretty well known game I actually managed to get cut from the varsity team all 4 years of high school. So as my basketball career quickly came to an end; I began to utilize my gift for comedy to help steer my life in the proper direction.
So when I graduated high school, I went to college & majored in international business management & minored in film/theater.
I guess you can say I’ve always been just a natural outgoing person so acting came natural to me & I soon then fell in love with the work that came with it. While growing up I had been in a few on stage plays, but I never really thought about who or what I could become within the entertainment industry until basketball was no longer an option for me. I was always referred to as a “class clown” coming up so evolving into an entertainer is kind of something that I guess was destined to happen.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Well, to first answer the question I guess you can say what keeps me busy is the thrill to be granted the opportunity to be able to work. Knowing that I could possibly make someone laugh, forget about their problems temporarily, or just simply smile is what keeps me going. I’ve grown to be more excited about the journey than the actual result.
Since high school a sequence of events have occurred in my life that have enabled me to see things for what they are. We all have emotions & we all go through things, but eventually we have to push through life’s adversity. It wasn’t easy getting this far & I’m sure it won’t get any easier as we move forward. Nevertheless, they always said nothing worth having will ever come easy.
The brand of Hollywood Bob is a faith factor. Believing that you can makes a brand, but having faith in the brand changes everything.
Seeing what you believe in before it happens means you’ve accepted the work that comes with who you want to become. As many have probably heard before “Faith without work is dead” & that is true. So hopefully one day my story, my life, or my success can help someone recognize what the power of faith can truly do.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite spot to eat in Atlanta, I was told is actually going out of business unfortunately. “The Varsity” fast food spot by far has the best burgers & Hot Dogs in the city. All of Atlanta is beautiful. JJ’s Chicken & Fish doesn’t miss either. This is literally the place to find anything to eat & it’s guaranteed to be amazing. There are many attractions anyone could enjoy. The only thing you can’t do in Atlanta is swim in the ocean.
When I’m not making content or not on set; as cliche as it may sound, I usually find more work to do. Whether it’s business, personal, or leisure I tend to try my best to remain busy. I try my best to go outside & leave the house everyday. Although I did recently join the PlayStation network, but I’m terrible at playing games so we can move on from that.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
If anybody deserves credit it’s God.
Yes, there are many people in my life that have been around for a long time. There are many influencers or influential people in this world. Nonetheless, none of those people exist and nothing I’ve already experienced and will experience would be possible without God.
With God on our side; there’s no telling how far we are about to go.
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