Harry Seddon likes to tell the story of his very first report card in Kindergarten. It read, "Harry is a bright child, but is quickly becoming known as the class clown". At that early age, he loved the reactions he got while performing. From singing and harmonizing with his sister, MaryLynn at home, to impersonating his teachers in school, he escaped into his "other world", and has been a big kid ever since. In the late 80's, while doing odd jobs, including driving a yellow taxi at night in N.Y.C., he studied acting with William Esper, who gave him advice that he carries with him till today. " Don't take it so seriously", Esper told him. "You would think he would have told me to take acting seriously. But, what he meant was, relax and don't take yourself so seriously." Coming from a legend like William Esper, Seddon constantly reminds himself of that statement whenever working on a character, but his commitment to the role itself is a serious one. Gaining or losing weight is a necessity if he feels the part calls for it. He gained 30 lbs for the film, 'Child of Fire', and says it can be a struggle afterwards losing the weight in a healthy way, but he works hard at it.
His first principal role on T.V. was on the show, 'Kate And Allie', Seddon being the only actor to ever have lines in their prologue. Soon after, he befriended actor Norman Barbera(Goodfellas). Barbera introduced him to Joe Cirillo('Eischied'...(TV), 'Ghostbusters'), who owned an Entertainment Security Company. Cirillo hired him, and Seddon began working personal security for Frank Sinatra for several years between his acting jobs.
After becoming a single dad in the 90's, Seddon put acting on hold until his son was older, and since 2007 has been working steadily on TV, short films, independent features, as well as several stage plays along the way. One of his more recent films , 'Nasophilia', was screened at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival to rave reviews . In 2014, Seddon also costarred in the Paul Mones directed Judd Hirsch series, ' Small Miracles', which has won multiple awards, while producers are seeking the appropriate network for its public release. In addition, Seddon recently received interest in his short screenplay, 'The Preachers Stare In Time Square', which he is extending into a feature film, diligently finishing the script, and hoping to complete financing and begin filming in 2016.
Name: Harry L. Seddon
Known for: Thorns for Flowers