Introducing Darren Barrington; A Local Actor Making His Way

Introducing Darren Barrington; A Local Actor Making His Way

May 28, 2017

You first met Che in Rochester works for actor Che Holloway, an impromptu interview and amble through the Neighborhood of the Arts.

An aspiring and successful actor, Che is deeply immersed in the Rochester cultural scene. So much so, we’ve named him Che of The Town!

Exclusively for Talker, Che has solicited and is conducting interviews from about 80 Rochestarians working in a diversity of creative fields.

For the full series, see Che of The Town: Interviews

Introducing Darren Barrington; A Local Actor Making His Way

Tell us a little about yourself, where you are from, grew up, what H.S./College you attended etc.

darren2Well I’m really a big bowl of excitement, mixed with craziness and humility. I grew up in Rochester New York and haven’t seen much out of the city. I planned on attending a school called Vanguard Collegiate High School, but then I switched to a school called All City High School which really made me think about my future.

What inspired you to be an artist/entertainer? Early experiences worth sharing?

What inspired me to become an actor was  just watching movies and just being amazed about the production and the beauty of film. The first film that made me decide on becoming an actor was Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to work with amazing directors like Tarantino Scorsese Wes Craven and John Singleton.

Talk about a time where you have faced adversity/conflict and have triumphed.

It was at a time in my life where I was seeing kids getting noticed and picked up on TV shows and movies and I would just doubt myself because I didn’t really fit that type of image like those kids did. However, fast forward three years later; a good friend of mine named Joshua pies asked me if I wanted to be in one of his commercials and I was so excited because I never got asked before ever to do something like that and I jumped at the opportunity and ended up doing two more commercials for him.

What do you believe sets you apart from other artists/entertainers?

What sets me apart from other actors is nothing really because I’m pretty sure I love the craft of it all just as much as they do it’s not about the fame or the money it’s about doing something that you enjoy doing every day.

Do you have other interests or hobbies?

I’m not gonna lie most of my hobbies consist of me hanging out with friends just relaxing and having a good time where there’s nothing but good vibes and laughter.

darren3Any projects you have out or currently working on?

Well the projects I’m working on I don’t want to say too much but I am writing my script for a horror movie that I am looking for a director to direct with me and I would like to put a certain cast again to make this film and amazing film because it will be my first film that I ever directed and wrote but I mostly just been thinking of ideas for my upcoming YouTube series that I’m starting in July.

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?

Oh man where do I see myself in five years…married to Halle Berry…i’m just joking, but on a serious note; I would like to see myself doing what I said I was going to do five darren4years before and that was becoming a successful actor and still being a student to the craft then in the next five years I’ve become the teacher.

What advice can you give to aspiring artists/entertainers?

The advice that I will give to people that are looking up to me or see me as a role model would be to follow your dreams, don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do what you want because at the end of the day those are going to be the people watching you do what you do on the TV screen.

How can we follow along in your journey? Social media?

If you wanna keep up with me follow me on snapchat and instagram @swervedb and on Facebook Darren Barrington and my YouTube series is coming soon but if you are a upcoming entertainer and wanna collaboration my email is [email protected]


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About The Author

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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