Paul Moon who graduated from Ohio State two years ago with a BA in theatre, made a splash last summer on the soap opera All My Children. Moon played a recurring character, a reporter, on the long-running soap, which was resurrected and aired twice a week, on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and online.

Moon snagged the choice role because of his prowess as an actor on the Off-Broadway show My Big Gay Italian Wedding, which he landed after just two months in the Big Apple. His work as the swing, and later as the play’s antagonist, earned him his Actor’s Equity Card.

Working on All My Children was an eye-opener, Moon said. “The soap world is unreal. It’s the toughest form of acting I’ve ever seen,” he said. “Things move at lightening speed and you’re lucky if you even get two ‘takes’ at something.” Being in the show—which has been canceled again but may still be viewed on Hulu—means Moon is now identified as a professional film/TV actor.

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