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August 1, 2013

A different kind of action

Firefighting past sparks career in TV, film industry


It’s a company town, and no one is particularly awed by the hype connected to it. When a good part comes along, “They just say, ‘Oh, you’ve got work,’” he said. He’s relies closely on his manager, Johnny Webster of New Wave Entertainment.

Pasdon cited actor Steve Buscemi as a career model. A New York City firefighter, Buscemi went on to become one of Hollywood’s busiest character actors, often portraying lowlifes and villains.

“I do not need to be the next Brad Pitt,” Pasdon said. “I just want to be a working actor.”

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