Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
I am Andre Boyer – I am an Actor/Chef who was born and raised in Japan. I believe acting and cooking is a skillset that comes hand in hand.
In both cases, takes years of studying and hands on training. And both require absolute control of your mind, imagination and movement. I do this because I feel I was born to do so.
Before I was even a glimmer in anyone’s eye, my Great Uncle Gilbert Moses III ( had become a name in this industry, spoke two languages (French and German) fluently and was already on his way to becoming a great director.
I, so far, following the same path have been able to direct, produce and act while also pursuing other artistic endeavors. I’m also currently learning French (mostly due to my name) plus I LOVE Paris.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
Looks aside…I understand that things do not come easy. I am not afraid to fail. There’s growth in failure. You learn a lot about your self when things aren’t always going to plan.
Thanks to my militant father, I have been able to adapt to almost every situation and stay mentally strong. Different and unique has always been a way others have described me. But I also carry a sarcastic witty chip on my shoulder.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you wanted to do what you do now. Who did you tell first? What has it been like since that moment?
THAT moment!? I remember being in Japan and watching Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Boy Meets World, and Saved by the Bell and realized that is what I wanted to do.
I also loved watching RubberFace starring Jim Carry before he became a household name. I remember telling my Dad that I wanted to be an actor at 7 years old. Since I lived in Japan till about 13, I always imagined what the US would be like, and when I turned 16 I got my first taste of the industry when I touched down to San Diego, California.
Telling military kids that you’re going to be an actor gets a lot of laughs and pokes. But it didn’t stop me… I remember like it was yesterday that I got my first role right after high school on then WB “Veronica Mars”
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
I think one of the biggest challenges is not to stay stagnant. This industry will make you feel not “pretty” enough, too old, not black, and broke. Every day is a battle, but how you choose to attack it is your choice.
I keep it very simple. I coach on everything, I eat and exercise at a very high level, and I keep my circle small.
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level…who would those 3 people be?
Aaron Sorkin, Denzel Washington, Ava Duvernay