A few Heartland acting students got a chance to hear some words of wisdom from someone who knows his way around the business.
Stage actor turned Hollywood actor Bill Oberst Jr. gave a talk at Truman State University Tuesday evening.
He has played small supporting roles in over 100 films.
He said you have to start small and work your way up.
He gives college lectures on how to brand yourself in all career industries by having a story and narrative to your name.
"The business world is very much a niche market world today. You have to find your niche because the market is so fragment not only in my business but all businesses. It's very hard now to capture a large part of the market so try to find that little niche, your share. I look creepy on camera so they hire me as killers and that's my niche," Oberst said.
Oberst also told the students to always be persistent and never give up.
You can see Oberst guest star as a killer on an upcoming episode of "Criminal Minds". That episode airs on KTVO CBS on April 2.