Billy Burke: From Twilight to Fire Country


Tag: interviews
Year: 2024 (4.16.2024)

In the latest episode of her podcast, That One Audition, released on April 16, 2024, Alyshia Ochse sits down with Billy Burke. The interview is available on mulptiple platforms, you can listen to it on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Stitcher, and Alyshia ‘s website. Scroll down to watch the video version shared on YouTube.

Billy delves into his journey, sharing insights into his versatile career spanning from Mafia! to Twilight and beyond. He shares how having a bold confidence in himself led him to a sense of fearlessness that shaped his path in Hollywood. He discusses not taking the business too seriously, and what he thinks is good direction to give actors on set. When it comes to the craft, Billy lets his instincts, both on and off the screen, guide him and his work speaks for itself.

With candid discussions about the evolving landscape of auditions, the importance of self-taping, and the essence of good direction, Billy offers invaluable advice for aspiring actors navigating the industry. From his early music pursuits to his acclaimed roles, Billy’s story is one of dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to his craft.

Episode Highlights:
1. Trusting Instincts: Billy shares how he relies on instinct and the script to guide his performances, emphasizing the power of simplicity in acting. (Starts at 21:28)
2. Good Direction: Discover why Billy believes that less is often more when it comes to directorial guidance, and how collaboration fuels creativity on set. (Starts at
3. Blessing of Self-Tapes: Explore the rise of self-taping auditions and why Billy sees it as a game-changer for actors, offering greater flexibility and opportunity. (Starts at

Alyshia Ochse is a film/television actress, producer, best-selling author and entrepreneur. She hosts an honest, humorous and inspirational podcast with your favorite on-screen storytellers and Hollywood influencers who reveal their most life changing audition tales as well as the survival skills they’ve collected along the way. She has recently worked with Billy on Mourning Rock, a horror movie directed by Jeff Wolfe, set for release this year. 

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