Do you have a post on wannabe actors being PAs?
No. Because it’s a terrible idea. If you’re serious about acting, you’ll spend your days either attending classes or auditioning. You need a flexible schedule that allows time off when you get a part.
There’s a reason for the stereotype that all aspiring actors are waiters and/or bartenders. You’re working outside business hours generally, and if your schedule conflicts with an audition, you can trade shifts with other waiter/actors.
If you do decide to PA anyways2, don’t tell them you’re an actor. Actors have a reputation for being lazy, unreliable, and just plain dumb.3 A lot of coordinators simply won’t hire actors. If you don’t fit this image, that’s all the more reason to not let your potential boss dismiss you for unfounded reasons.