Since June 2007 Non Commercial Fanwebsite
Blaine Rincon was born in Ozark, Alabama.
He was known for his work as Savior in The Walking Dead.
- Thank you Blaine Rincon being my guest. How did you get your role in the AMC Series The Walking Dead as Savior?
Early on in acting I wanted to get an idea of how things worked behind the scenes. I figured the best way was to do some background work. I did a few gigs on a few shows, like "Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House" (I didnt even show up in that one) and "Killing Reagan" , and in that scene they trimmed the shot so I think you can only see my hand. One goal I had actually, was to get on TWD.
I answered a casting call for a "small group of survivors" and suddenly found myself showing up on Tyler Perry Studios as a Savior. That was a pretty exciting time I have to say! We worked on ep 702 the first day, and almost everyone on set that day was their first time on the TWD set including main actors, with the exception of Lennie James.
- Did you watch the show or read the graphic novel, prior to
your casting to The Walking Dead?
I was an avid fan of the show prior to being on it. I was the guy everyone went to when there was a question about the show or wanted trivia about it. And I had read the graphic novels up to the point of the intro of the Whisperers.
- You worked 2016 -2018 in 5 episodes. Working in The Walking Dead will be a dream for every
TWD Fan, what can you say about working with some of the guys?
I can say that on season 7, everyone I worked with was top notch. the main actors all treated everyone like normal people. The crew was great, the set was great. The other saviors I worked with was great. Some of the friendships made during that season are now a permanent part of my life. Once on a particularly hot day on set, I turned to JD Haun, one of the fellow saviors in the group who was also a fan beforehand, and said "Can you believe we are actually on the set of TWD?" It was a great experience overall. And I can say my first on-screen appearance was The Walking Dead. I'll always have that.
- How much has the series The Walking Dead and your part as Savior Gavin influenced your life? Can you go outside unrecognized ?
To be clear I was a part of Gavin's group. However I can the influence of the experience has been major. I was searching for actor training before the show. Once I heard Jayson Warner Smith (Gavin) mention something about his students. I immediately asked him about classes, where to go, who to recommend. He noted his class was an advanced class, but gave me a recommendation on getting in to get a feel for class and how it goes.
I began classes with Eliana Marianes. She was a great instructor and had a fantastic class. Jayson later asked me how it went and told him of what I thought and how much I liked it. He then invited me to take his class, and I did. Jayson is a great instructor. He definitely is not easy on his students (not in a mean way), what I mean is, he pushes them to improve constantly. That's what makes him great. The influence of TWD and the people I've met have certainly influenced everything I've done since then.
As far as going out, I get recognized sometimes but not too often. Yet. But I kind of like it that way. I'm kind of a quiet person and although I don't mind being in front of a camera creating a part, for the most part I'm really kind of introverted.
- 2019 you had a little part in Stranger Things as Russian Soldier , that's right?
I did. We worked it several days, as a Russian soldier. I was only briefly on there but it was great. (Hint: you might catch on on an upcoming episode as well, again it may be brief)
- Over the years you worked in series and movies like Sleepy Hollow , The Walking Dead , Stranger Things ,Happy Hour..... What's your favorite role so far?
I really like playing parts that are way out of what would be normal to me as an individual. On happy Hour I was a jobless drunk who beat my kid. In real life that is no where near what I am. But to be able to become that on screen is a fascinating thing to do. There is a short film due soon called "Honeybun Runner". It's set in a universe where athletes are trained and kept like race horses. I play the owner of Honeybun (played by TJ Jackson, a great actor by the way) who is top in his field but getting older. I am a tough owner who pushes the athlete. That was a lot of fun to play as well.
- On imdB i see an post-production: Fisher. What can you tell us about and your role as Frank Roberts?
Now Fisher is out, and the part of Frank Roberts is a mild, kind, pastor of a community church. Fisher is a murder mystery/whodunit kind of film. That was one of my favorite roles. I did the sermon scene about 40 times. Not because I couldn't do it, but to film different angles, close ups, once just for the voice, etc. We had a great time on that set
- What can you tell us about Jason Park´s "Four Amigos"?
Ah yes. This was a small part of a fast car and revenge style movie. My character got cut. That's show business. LOL
- Is there a dream role or actor/actress you would love to work in/with into the future?
I don't have a particular actor in mind. There are a lot I would love to work with, but too many to name. I think playing that out as it comes along is best.
No particular role I want, but I am drawn to being a bad guy, tough guy , supernatural or a space-faring individual. Probably because I'm none of that in real life. But I love scifi, and fantasy type movies. I hope to see more of that. Maybe even mix in a little comedy with it. A character like Tom Ellis plays as Lucifer. That looks like a really fun type role to play.
- Blaine Rincon at the last you can say some words to your fans. Is there anything else you would like to let The Walking Dead Fans and your fans know?
I definitely want to say thanks to all. Being part of the TWD world was great.
Covid really shut things down for almost a year here in the acting world. Things are coming back with a lot of filming starting back up. The break during lock down was tough, I felt like I lost a lot of momentum in acting, but its getting going again. I hope to see things back like normal soon.
I do hope to make it to Germany again someday!
- Thank you being my guest and best wishes for the future. I hope to see you one day in germany.