Alvin Cowan’s Adventure: Ivy League QB, Actor, Writer, Producer

podcast Jun 06, 2022

Meet Alvin Cowan is the guest on this episode, and it was great to meet him through a mutual connection and to hear his Career Adventure from being a quarterback at Yale and not wanting to follow the “usual’ path of those alumni to work on Wall Street or for a U.S. Senator. He still had NFL aspirations, but that didn’t pan out for him.

That took him to Romania and Eastern Europe where he discovered an interest in show producing through some questionable business practices that sent him to California to pursue acting, although he had no previous experience.

Once he was able to take off the “armor” his acting coach told him he had, he found some traction in that work and even shot a scene in the Clint Eastwood movie American Sniper with Bradley Cooper.

As with football, he found acting was a passion he had, but he found a real purpose in the work behind the camera in the writer's room.  

He has had recent success with his podcast American Coyote, a story that gave me a real insight into some innovations happening in Hollywood and has given Alvin a pathway to his dream job.

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