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August 9, 2013

The Fuller factor

Pentucket graduate lands acting gigs on 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Suburgatory'

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The latest success came on “Grey’s Anatomy,” a ratings juggernaut entering its 10th season. He was cast as Cash Keller in the episode “Sleeping Monster,” where his character requires surgery after severing a finger.

On the day of his audition, he also benefited from some accidental method acting.

“My character was supposed to be mad, so I went into the audition thinking I was going to be angry,” he said. “I also happened to really be upset about something that day, so it had a level of realism. About a week and a half passed, and I hadn’t heard from them, so I assumed nothing was going to happen.

“Then I ended up getting a callback and I read for the director, producer and all the writers. And they laughed; I was just so thrilled. Two days later, they called me and I got the part. It was extremely professional working on such a famous show.”

Now, with a growing résumé and a budding career, Fuller expresses more confidence about his place in the acting world.

“When I first got ‘Awkward,’ I wondered if I had just gotten lucky,” he said. “Maybe that would be my claim to fame. But this year, I started to notice that it wasn’t just the parts I did get, it was also the parts I didn’t get. Casting directors would say, ‘He was great, but just wasn’t right for this part because he wasn’t old enough or young enough. But he was awesome.’

“I feel more comfortable with where I am in my life and where I am as a person. I look back at three years ago, or even six months ago, and shake my head at what I was thinking then. I feel like my confidence has grown, and I feel like, maybe, I can do this.”

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