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    Ervin Ross was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Ramona Ross (née Simpson), a care provider for physically and mentally developmentally disabled adults, and Eric Wayne Ross, a corrections officer. He graduated from Groveport Madison High school and went on to Ohio University to pursue a degree in Music Education. 

    With an innate ability to make anyone laugh, Ervin shifted his career path to entertainment after college. With a move to Los Angeles in 2010, he began studying and performing with several prestigious improv schools (Groundlings, UCB, IO West) as well as performing at The Comedy Store. He has also trained with several reputable acting teachers in commercial and Meisner techniques. 

    Upon arrival in Hollywood, Ervin booked his first ever audition for a role on the hit show Parks

    and Recreation. Since then, he has carved out an impressive body of work in numerous hit

    sitcoms and TV dramas including but not limited to “American Crime” “Perpetual Grace” “Fuller House” and “The “Mindy Project”. He has also appeared in commercials for Burger King, H&R Block and Sprint. Ervin continues to evolve as an artist and filmmaker, branching out into writing and producing, and is continually pursuing roles that challenge him to perform to his true potential.

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March 19, 2021
An in depth discussion with three 48 Hour Film Project alumni actors of varying ages, experience and training backgrounds from across the United States, who found themselves on very different individual journeys leading them to Hollywood, finding successful work in television, film, voiceovers, commercials and web series. Covering a wide variety of topics, from theatre and improv comedy roots and working in entry level production roles, to the importance of training and honing your craft, finding representation, booking the job, preparing for the role, networking and social media’s impact on your career.