Knowing there is no such thing in Hollywood as a true overnight success, Toronto transplant James Bulliard struggled two full weeks in Los Angeles before landing the lead role in ABC’s time-tripping dramedy “That Was Then.”
“The stakes are so much higher here, you’re just one good audition away from something major happening,” says the actor. And that something was the role of Travis Glass, an idealistic 30-year-old loser who gets a chance to relive his worst days of high school and maybe get it right the second time around.
In between then and now, it almost never happened. “For a long time, I wanted to be a lawyer,” he says.
Would he go back in time if he could?
“I don’t live with a lot of regrets,” Bulliard says. “I guess if I didn’t get this show, I might go back and give a better audition.”