Actor/Director/Cos-player Alex Dean, Also Known As Alex RPG, Talks With TMI About His Time On Nerdtabulous & His Growing Social Media Presence
Hey Alex!! Can you tell us how you first got into Social Media?
I first got into Social Media when I was promoting my web show “Nerdtabulous”. I found it was a great way to connect with fans and let them know about upcoming episodes.
You have created a huge social media presence for yourself. How did you gain such a huge following on social media?
My following is small compared to some people out there! It takes hard work. You have to try to post everyday to keep the fans engaged.
Why do you think social media is so important for teen actors & singers today?
Social media is really the way my generation communicates with each other. If teen actors and singers want to stay current in today’s world they need to use social media as a way of connecting with fans and promoting their work.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
I use mostly Instagram to stay connected to my fans. I do have a personal Facebook page so that I can stay connected to my friends and family.
What inspired you to pursue acting & singing?
From the first moment my mom first showed me “Star Wars” I was hooked! I was about 4 or 5 years old and I told her I was going to be the next George Lucas. I became obsessed with the “Star Wars” saga and movies in general. I couldn’t get enough of them! I’ve always wanted to be behind the camera which is why I am going to film school. I want to know all aspects of the industry.
You are well known for your role on the popular web series “Nerdtabulous”. Can you explain the process of how you got involved with this series?
Like many projects I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in this was a creative collaboration that was brought to fruition as this awesome web series.
Can you explain what your part is in the web series?
I was co-host for 72 episodes of the show and was lucky enough to win 3 awards. It was a fun mix of movie reviews, cosplay convention coverage, and interviews.
What do you think makes this show standout from other shows that have been aired on YouTube?
It had a very professional look and it gave the viewers new and interesting content every episode.
What do you like about being on a show that’s aired on YouTube?
I like that I was part of a show that was fun, entertaining, and a fan favorite!
Can you spill any details on what the supporters can look forward to on the show?
I have since left the show to pursue new and exciting opportunities!
Are there any cool projects in the works you can tell us about?
I am working on a short film that will be heading to the festival circuit when it’s finished. I am also doing some voice over work on two animated projects on YouTube, but I can’t talk about them right now. When I can spill the beans you’ll be the first to know!
What’s it like being in the spotlight on such a big platform like YouTube?
It’s amazing how YouTube has turned into such a huge medium! Sometimes I get recognized because of my show which is fun.
How do you want your relationship to be with your supporters?
I want my supporters to know how much I always appreciate their support of my career. I never want to take them for granted.
Does your fan base have a name?
Not that I know of! Any ideas?
What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?
Nothing too crazy! When I go to cosplay conventions, kids always come up and want their picture with me which is always a great compliment.
Do you have any advice for your supporters and mine about how to grow their following on social media?
My advice would be to just keep engaging with your fans in a positive way. Sometimes there is a lot of negativity on social media so I really focus on my social media being positive and fun!
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Thank you all for supporting me and especially thank you to my parents who have sacrificed a lot for me to pursue my dream.
Thanks for taking the time and doing this interview 🙂
Thank you so much for asking me!