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In this episode of Weird Finance, Paco talks to Damain Gomez about his 20 years of experience as a working actor in Los Angeles, from his first paying job to how he got his union status, his perspective on the strike and why he feels hopeful, the ups and downs of a career in the arts, and the value of creativity.
Born in San Francisco but residing in Los Angeles, Damian(@mrdamiangomez) has made a career for himself in the entertainment world. His immigrant parents taught him how to hustle for success, financial stability, and meaningful relationships. He’s worked with musical acts like Janet Jackson, Queen Latifah, J Lo, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber, Jason Mraz, Hozier and many more. He’s been on film and TV for projects like La La Land, This Is the End, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, and more. He’s a dancer, actor, & writer by trade but a curious explorer of feelings and the world by heart.
This episode also features a segment called Ask Paco Anything. Thank you to our anonymous caller for their question about choosing a bank. If you’d like to contact us about the show or ask Paco a question about finances, call our hotline at 1-833-ASK-PACO, email us at weirdfinancepod (at) gmail.com, or submit your questions here.
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