Loved joining The Resident on FOX for their pilot! This is going to be a great show! Be sure to tune in!
Joining The CW and Netflix International for a few episodes of Dynasty! Tune in Wednesday nights and have fun!
From the executive producer of The Walking Dead and the executive producer of The X-Files, this anthology series brings to life Aaron Mahnke's "Lore" podcast and uncovers the real-life events that spawned our darkest nightmares. Blending dramatic scenes, animation, archive and narration, Lore reveals how our horror legends - such as vampires, werewolves and body snatchers - are rooted in truth.
MUHAHAHAHA!!!! What an incredible honor it was working on this project with such an incredible group of professionals and just straight up awesome people!!!!
I teamed up with the incredible Michael E. Satrazemis and his Walking Dead posse, Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Haley Finnegan and with all humility and respect, Robert The Doll...for Lore, coming out this October on Amazon Prime!
This will be a 6 episode EVENT! So keep your kitchen knife close...turn off the lights...and Enjoy LORE with us on Friday the 13th. Robert the Doll will be "unboxed" in episode 6.
-Michael Patrick Lane
I'm a fortunate dude. Always have been. I mean I work my rear off consistently and treat people with respect and choose to build others up rather than tear 'em down....maybe that's part of the key to feeling fortunate...I'm not sure...but I am....fortunate.
Today I wanted to touch on pushing through fear.
Our central nervous systems most important task is most likely to keep us alive. It likes things safe..and SAFE is THE SAME as what you've already been doing. So if you've survived binge eating, drinking, smoking, doing heroine long enough...that is your new safe. Your baseline.
You're central nervous system knows it can survive under these conditions and therefore will want to keep you doing those things. You're Central Nervous System is a safety mechanism...not much of a long term planner. Therefore anything that is new or exciting...different from what our minds and body are used to will trigger cortisol and adrenalin causing excitement or fear. Tony Robbins would say that's up to you how to translate the chemical reaction taking place in your body. None the less, when you feel fear. You are feeling a chemical reaction take place in your body.
Fear can be a motivator or a deterrent...whatever you decide it is, you're gonna need to get through it to win. Most of my successes that you are now starting to see have come from pushing through the fear. The fear of what if...the fear of letting my mind project a negative or unpleasant journey or outcome and just DOING IT.
STORY: Yesterday I was at the gym. Not my gym...but one in LA. Crowded, with different smells and different machines making it impossible to do the workouts I planned so meticulously for the results I want. I HAD A PLAN MAN!!!! MY CNS (central nervous system) was going BONKERS!!!!
My workouts are hard enough for me now...two hours of super sets and giant sets with never more than 3 minutes of rest. Now this crowded gym, the wrong weights, in a foreign land....Why THE Heck am I here!!!!
I'll tell you why I'm here at a gym in LA while I'm visiting. Because all the success I've acquired has required pushing past the fear into what can feel uncomfortable. I believe in going the extra mile with no excuses...why? Cause I'm fairly certain it's a timeless principal of success.
So yesterday I was at the gym...tired and uncomfortable, why? Because I left the safety of healthily booking solid roles in movies and television for growth and am in LA taking meetings looking for how to expand my team with win/win type people. I left without having any proper meetings lined up (begin before your ready) but I KNEW I had the connections to get those meetings and I felt me being there would create the shift between not having meetings and having meetings. Another principal of success. It's working. Also I recently opened myself up to dating and vulnerability. Dated an amazing girl for a month, loved and respected the person she was but we both knew it wasn't a fit so ended it. That was scary and hurt, luckily not as much as my last relationship. Also coming off of one show into several more plus call backs and letting go of the day job has been fearful but it is logical with the amount of auditions I'm getting to allocate my time and trust that I will continue to grow as a more and more useful working actor, another reason I'm in LA is to increase my value and learn more quicker.
So I'm AT the GYM and EVERY REP I just wanna QUIT. All these things are hitting me. Wrong weights, coming off of multi acting jobs on hold for my next, a great first date, 2 relationships that ended, leaving the safety of booking Guest Star roles and supporting roles in Indi's to wanting supporting roles in Major Motion pictures and series regs, I feel sick I feel weak. But I keep going. I'm angry, I'm sad, and happy and proud of myself then that rapidly changes to something darker and depressing.....my acting teacher, Anthony Abeson, always said motion creates emotion. I'm moving through it all within a 2 hour stretch and I AM NOT QUITTING.
After 2 hours I'm done...and this is one of those workouts to where I really wanted to be done, I tried every positive visualization I could of WHY I was doing this, and it just wasn't working. But I DID it! Felt good for about 3 minutes. A blessed 3 minutes! Is that all I get? 3 minutes of feeling good. Heck no.
Moral of Story
There's something magical about pushing yourself past your limits and doing things you don't want to do when no one is there rooting for you or pushing you to finish. There's an inner strength there. It's not so much the physical results as much as the spiritual results that come with putting it all on the line again and again. It creates confidence and a belief that you deserve good things because you go the extra mile for yourself. I know that it'll pay off in the long run, because I'm building character. Within the last 15 months I've become a working actor and a more grateful person. Those have been my results that you can clearly see. It's a very difficult field to get a job in and I've accrued quite a few jobs in a relatively short time. So if there's anything from this blog you feel like stealing and making your own. I'm happy to share.
Lets see what the compound interest of pushing through fear again and again brings next she'll we.
#LiveYourDreams If I can do it, and you want to do it, I know.....YOU CAN DO IT!!! #YouCanDoItAllNightLong !!!!!
Michael Patrick Lane
BACK TO BACK SHOWS, 2 DIFFERENT CHARACTERS... AN ACTORS DREAM.
THANK YOU CMT for believing in me and inviting me to Guest Star with Trevor Noah on the mid season finale of Nashville followed by my show, Sun Records!
Want to see if we can rock out a different character on Still the King.... wink wink
Tonight begins a journey back in time to how rock and roll all began!
Join us TONIGHT on CMT at 10/9 central to see the beginning of Elvis Presley's journey and how SUN RECORDS all began with Sam Phillips and Marion Keisker! Brought to you by Emmy winning producers Leslie Grief and Gil Grant and 2 time Oscar nominated director Roland Joffe
Enjoy the fun and see you there!
Sam Phillips (Chad Michael Murray)
Elvis Presley (Drake Milligan)
Marion Keisker (Margaret Anne Florence)
Colonel Tom Parker (Billy Gardell)
Johnny Cash (Kevin Fonteyn)
Becky Phillips (Jennifer Holland)
Dewey Phillips (Keir O'Donnell)
Jerry Lee Lewis (Christian Lees)
Jimmy Swaggart (Jonah Lees)
Earl Hutchins (Michael Patrick Lane)
Vernon Presley (Joe Chrest)
Gladys Presley (Ann Mohoney)
Peggy Sutter (Cait Pool)
Eddy Arnold (Trevor Donovan)
Trixie Dean (AlexAnn Hopkins)
Hank Snow (Pokey LaFarge)
Happy to announce that SIX starts January 18th on History Channel!
Six is a tribute to our Navy Seals and will focus primarily around a daring rescue. Enjoy the trailer, I've got one episode in this show. I'll be tuning in for the whole season though. See yah there!
That's a wrap on SIX for A&E and History Channel
The new Barry Sloane, Walton Goggins and Juan Pablo Raba min series, SIX, written and produced by Williams Broyles Jr. and David Broyles will be airing sometime next year on History and A&E. This remarkable story pays tribute to our Navy Seals and the freedom that sometimes I myself have taken for granted. I had the privilege of working with the genius direction of Mikael Salomon and inspirational Alfredo Barrios Jr. on my episode. I very much look forward to sharing this with you when it comes out!
Million Dollar Quartet will be released March 2017 on CMT
In this coming of age story, Million Dollar Quartet explores the beginning of Rock and Roll. It all began with the legendary Sam Phillips creating Sun Records. CMT alongside producer/writer team Leslie Grief, Gil Grant, Charles Heit and directed by Roland Joffe will be telling the grass roots story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Michael Patrick Lane will be portraying Earl Hutchins, recurring in 7 of the 8 episodes for Season 1
Your dreams will become a reality if you're not afraid to break your own self portrait and take the steps necessary to do whatever needs to be done to accomplish your goals.
Million Dollar Quartet will be airing sometime in 2017 on CMT and I cannot wait to share it with you! Leslie Greif (Hatfields and McCoys) created a magnificent world to live in directed by the phenomenal Roland Joffe (The Mission). It's a gift when such talented and skilled people pour their heart and souls into a project, and that is what happened here.
Working alongside of Chad Michael Murray, Keir O'Donnell and Margaret Anne Florence with Roland Joffe at the helm was a gift.
Looking forward to sharing this incredible series with you. You're gonna love this!
"Understand you were born into greatness and you are phenomenal. But don't forget... to be humble enough to observe the other greats around you and experiment into a new and upgraded version of what you see in the mirror" -Michael Patrick Lane
Michael Patrick Lane
I was once told to "get good before you get famous." At the time I was jumping from a recurring role on a TV show to a lead in a play living in New York City. When I wrapped those two projects, I stopped auditioning and started studying.