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My parents threatened to shiv me if I changed majors or dropped out of college so I spent the last year of my education preparing to move to LA after graduation and finishing up my degree by taking the “Intro to…” course load. Did anyone ever try to persuade you not to take up acting as a profession, to do something more practical instead?
Someone tries to talk me out of being a professional actor almost every day.
The field of archaeology has provided the action-packed backdrop for countless films, novels, video games and even children’s toys over the years.
For many people, just the word “archaeology” conjures up images of Indiana Jones swinging from his whip, or Lara Croft, pistols in hand, racing around the world in search of ancient treasures.
The prospect of living in a cubicle for the next several decades sounded pretty unappealing, and I had stopped enjoying even learning about engineering. I had gotten involved in the school’s drama department as well as with some independent productions on campus.
Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. My name is Eitan Loewenstein and I’ve lived in Los Angeles over half my life, but didn’t start getting into acting professionally until after I graduated from college. I’ve been acting in some capacity (school plays, student films, shows friends asked me to be in) since I was in second grade but only during college did I decide I wanted to do this professionally.
Eitan Loewenstein is a professional actor who has been seen on “Ghost Whisperer,” “i Carly” and Lifetime’s “Final Justice” in addition to his commercial work for “Saturn,” “Las Vegas, “AT&T” and “Hertz” among others. Before that I’ve lived in Bethesda, MD, Sharon, MA, and very briefly Tel Aviv, Israel. When I first went away to college I wanted to be an engineer.
Eitan lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and daughter. I am 28 years old, so that means I’ve been a professional actor for almost seven years. So for three years I studied electrical engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Tell us a little about yourself (Where are you from? Describe your job and how long you’ve been at it, ect).
The field is often roughly separated into two general groupings: prehistoric archaeology and historic archaeology.