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Rick Kunst • Interviews from the Inside

2009-07-17Where in the world am I today?: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Prologue: Rick and I became friends on the Canadian Fringe Festival Circuit in particular the Edmonton Fringe Festival where Sak Theater had legendary status. For some reason be it deserved or not I seemed to acquire a bit of that sort of status as well and as we often shared the pitch and certainly the audiences of Edmonton we had a nice commonality of experience that lead to a quick friendship. In the years since Rick has always impressed me with his ability to articulate his ideas about what performing can be and how to get the most out of a theatrical setting. He’s also a heck of a nice guy…don’t let that cheesy mustache throw you off.


Name: Rick Kunst
Birthday: March 9, 1960
Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
Started Performing/Working in the Industry: Fall of 1980
Discipline: Clown, Acting, Improv, Metal smithing
Websites: www.privypeople.comwww.menintights.ca
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBu6lxyL04
Venues Worked: Every state except Alaska, Most Provinces, Various shows, Festivals and corporate events

Hot 10 Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream and why? • Natural Chocolate
  2. Name one movie that would make it to your Top 10 all-time great films.Big Trouble in Little China
  3. What was your favorite toy from childhood? • James Bond Finger Gun
  4. Who were your biggest inspirations when you got started? • The Pythons, Bill Murray, Buster Keaton
  5. From the world of animation what one character do you most identify with or see yourself in? • Bugs Bunny.
  6. Name something that scares you.Extreme Heights
  7. Apart from the entertainment industry, name one other job you’ve had. • Jeweler
  8. What’s something you haven’t done yet that you’d like to try? • Get to Everest Base Camp.
  9. What’s your least favourite thing about being a performer? • The hours
  10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? • “Good show Rick”

The Nugget:

Pick one nugget of wisdom you’ve picked up from your career in Show Business to share with the World.

It’s an actor’s (performer’s) job to justify.

–Rick Kunst

3 Responses to “Rick Kunst • Interviews from the Inside”

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