Danor Gerald decided to become an actor after being hit with a tennis ball.
While an elementary school student, Gerald was playing a tennis-ball version of dodgeball when he was nailed in the midsection. As he curled up on the ground, classmates quickly gathered around him. He noted their grave concern, saw a humorous opportunity and began squirming and squealing in pain.
"I started to laugh and they threw a fit. 'You are such a faker,'" Gerald said. "Later I realized I had complete control over their emotions for a couple of seconds, and while acting, I could have influence on people. I decided I wanted to be an actor."
Decades later, Gerald continues to fulfill his acting dream.