Tell us about yourself. You do so many things, acting, producing and being a comedian - one of my favorite professions. Tell me about how you got started in the exciting and busy world of entertainment.
LLoyd Booker: I’m an educator by trade. I worked in the Philadelphia School System, (Liam Neeson was a former teacher also!) I was also a counselor at the Mathematics Civics Sciences Charter School.
This is how and when I got started in film. One of my students - a young man Ahmir Covington - well his mother Adrianne Covington worked worked with Mike Lemon when M. Night Shyamalan was making “UNBREAKABLE” with Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and Robin Wright Penn.
There’s a whole funny story about that and my conversations with M. Night, his staff , etc. because I was the 2nd choice after the 1st guy messed up!! I became Sam’s double/stand-in! I also worked with him and Ben Affleck on “ CHANGING LANES” and him & John Travolta on “BASIC and worked with Travolta & Joaquin Phoenix on “LADDER 49”.
Suzee: What are some other things you have done?
I performed n front of 24,000 fans at the Wells Fargo CTR for the ANGELO CATALDI/ WING BOW, the B & B Pavillion and other places. Watch me here:
|Lloyd Booker with Neicy Nash|
Suzee: Who inspired you to do what you do as a younger man, or who inspires you now?
Lloyd Booker: The Great Spirit that inhabits all of us!! the above people including certain family members & friends , Brian Anthony Wilson Family Friend (Det. Vernon Holley “THE WIRE”) by the way I know Chris Mann also from THE WIRE- your former interviewee!!
Suzee; Let's Talk Ageless Love, which just screened for the Golden Gloves in Los Angeles and played at Cannes! Congrats!! I met you at a special screening of the new film "Ageless Love" at the Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival in New Jersey. This film is already getting critical acclaim. I just loved it. It's a sweet, poignant tale that reflects a slice of time in America. Tell me about this story.
I am also working on a couple area comedic pilots, continue doing radio, a music concert, working w/ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAMER “UNCLE JOHN” ELLISON “SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL” FAME!! and a few commercials (Burger Stop Bucks County Seafood Marketplace and more).
Do you have any mantra or inspirational quote that you live by?
Lloyd Booker: To thine own self be true!! Don’t sell yourself short or compromise your moral center. Surround yourself with a true great support group Truly apply yourself. Don't suffer distractions! Know why you are doing this, don’t do it JUST to become rich & famous!
Lloyd Booker: The Great Spirit that inhabits all of us!! (I am inspired by friends/people I have met) including Philly Guy Kevin Hart, Eddie Griffin, Nelly, Neicy Nash, Mark Curry, Lee Van Dusen (JACK ASS), Bernie Mac, Brian Anthony Wilson Family Friend (Det. Vernon Holley “THE WIRE”). By the way I know Chris Mann also from THE WIRE - your former interviewee!!
After waking doing prayers, sharing my day with some friends and family and doing something athletic, musical, discussing relevant topics!! Over a great meal!!