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Shifting sights: November election inspired ABQ actor to do ads pushing people to vote

Editor’s note: Venue Plus continues “In Case You Didn’t Know,” a weekly feature with fun tidbits about New Mexicans and their projects.

Leading up to the November election, there were tons of political ads on TV.

Odds are Addison Foskey was in one of them.

The Albuquerque-based actor was seen in Bernalillo County’s push to get people to register to vote.

“I’ve never been an overly political person,” Foskey says. “With this last election, I felt like I wanted to participate in this so I can say something.”

Foskey has been part of the local film scene for years.

With the pandemic affecting potential jobs, he shifted to setting his sights and kept himself busy by exploring nature.

He often takes outings in the Sandia Mountains.


Albuquerque-based actor Addison Foskey has found an outlet in telling video stories on social media. (Courtesy of Nuwin Photography)

And he’s come across plenty of stories along the way.

“New Mexico is an amazing state, and the people are great,” Foskey says. “You have everything within driving distance, and most places are a day trip away.”

His love for nature and storytelling comes from his 25 years of metal detecting.

Albuquerque-based actor Addison Foskey has used his downtime exploring nature. (Courtesy of Addison Foskey)

“That’s the thing: I dig up amazing old coins, and that’s awesome,” he says. “But finding the story is part of the fun. Social media lets me share stuff that I run across.”

Foskey recently ran into a woman who had View-Master discs sitting in her home.

“There are some incredible photos on there,” he says. “It’s a part of history that I hope doesn’t get lost.”

While commercials continue to find Foskey, he’s enjoying all of the opportunities it brings.

“My girlfriend, son and I did a spot for the state Tourism Department,” he says. “That should be coming out this year.”

Foskey is also working with Elite Dance & Theater on the production for “Mr. Mallard’s Magical Menagerie,” which will be presented in May.

“Originally, it was going to be a live performance, and they’ve transferred it over to a film production,” he says. “We’ll be shooting in April without a live audience. It’s beautiful.”

Here are five things you probably didn’t know about Foskey:

1 “I grew up in a funeral home. It’s nothing like ‘My Girl.’ ”

2 “I don’t dream – ever. Most people will drop into REM sleep and then will go into a deeper REM sleep. I’ve had sleep studies done, and my brain jumps out of REM sleep 500 times a night.”

3 “I didn’t start acting until I was 40. I’ve never taken an acting class. I got lucky, and I stumbled upon ‘Hell or High Water’ and thought to myself, ‘This is the most amazing thing in my life.’ ”

4 “I started reading Stephen King novels when I was 10, which explains my Stephen King tattoos. I’ve been a fan ever since.”

5 “I love to play Minecraft.”

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