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Seth Burnham struggles to keep his acting dream alive

After three years of living in Los Angeles, Burnham hadn't had a single role he could be proud of. In a cable TV comedy, for instance, he'd played "Percy the Carjacker," a dimwit blown to shreds by an air hose. Read more: An actor despairs in Tinseltown