Robert S. Bates DDS, discusses his acting work, April premiere of ‘Battledogs’ on SyFy Channel

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(PR NewsChannel) / April 5, 2013 / CLARENCE, N.Y.  

A well-known entrepreneur, dental practice management consultant and dentist, Robert S. Bates, DDS has also been working hard in another unrelated industry: Hollywood. Having appeared in various commercials, movies and even popular ABC soap opera “General Hospital,” Bates is now appearing in the SyFy channels’ “Battledogs,” premiering this month.

While his role as an attack helicopter pilot is small, Dr. Bates says the experience has been incredible. He has gotten to work alongside such talent as Ariana Richards of “Jurassic Park” and Wes Studi of “Avatar.”

“Acting is not my full-time career; it’s just something I love to do,” says Dr. Bates. “Working on such projects as ‘Battledogs’ and various other sets has just been a wonderful side project to my true love, which is dentistry.”

However, Bates says acting may sometimes be harder than his daytime job of dentistry. Once the role has been landed, there is a lot of preparation work that goes into every scene. Much like every actor says, Bates agrees that when you’re trying to get a role, there are far more rejections in Hollywood than offers.

“The hardest part of my acting career so far was last year when I narrowly missed two major Hollywood projects in a row, ‘Jack Reacher’ with Tom Cruise and ‘Promised Land’ with Matt Damon,” says Bates. “I really wanted to land those roles, but you learn so much from it. You don’t let it discourage you. There’s no quitting or negative thinking; you move forward and work that much harder for the next opportunity.”

Dr. Bates credits his success to the work he has done with his acting coach, Frank Rossi, who also has a role in “Battledogs” as Air Force Chief of Staff.   Rossi, who has a litany of Hollywood film and commercial credits of his own is probably most adored in his role as Frank Stucci in the Movie “White Men Can’t Jump,” playing the funny, sarcastic mob hit man who shakes down Billy Hoyle played by Woody Harrelson.  Frank has worked closely with Bates to develop his skills.

Bates is available to discuss his work on “Battledogs” as well as his other projects. “Battledogs” is schedule to air on April 6th on the SyFy channel at 9 p.m.

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