Mike Doyle is dying to make a living. Literally. He has made a name for himself as the actor who “dies” all the time onscreen. But what is it like to get killed so often? We met the very “alive” actor and he told us how he actually gained his trademark status. “The first time out, I thought, oh interesting, it would be fun to die,” he said. “And now when I turn the page, I’m like, ‘Oh, man. Again? Again?'”
And what is his technique to making the scenes so believable? "It’s not as easy as you think," he says. In one of his death scenes he kept his eyes closed and they started to flicker, so he figured next time – play a dead man with his eyes open.
Fortunately for moviegoers who want to see him staying alive, his next role is with Nicole Kidman in the upcoming movie, "The Rabbit Hole." He won’t have to rehearse playing dead for that one, but who knows now that casting agents get to see him play out his last goodbyes so well in our CNN "American Morning" piece.