165+ Film & Television appearances (imdb/imdbpro) working with Oscar winning directors Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Ang Lee, and Oscar nominated Wolfgang Petersen, and Emmy winners Paris Barclay, John Frankenheimer and more
Directly opposite Oscar winners Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Kathy Bates, Louis Gossett Jr., Holly Hunter, and Oscar nominated Tom Cruise, Woody Harrelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Alec Baldwin, George Segal, Don Cheadle, Tim Roth and Alfre Woodard
38 years Acting experience
30 stage Plays at professional regional & independent theaters nation-wide
35 years Screen Actor Guild member
30 years Film Industry -earning living in Film & TV
20% Career booking ratio -auditions to paid work
15 years Intensive Actor training with legendary acting teachers/programs: Sanford Meisner (with the man himself for 5 years) / Alan Vint / Martin Barter / John Ulmer / José Quintero / Moscow Art Theatre / (MFA) Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre/Acting –Florida State University Oslo Conservatory -which qualifies me to teach at university
FSU Film School
Countless scene work
1,000+ Auditions -Film, TV, Commercial, Theatre
40 Short films -multiple award winning
Co-founder Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts in Los Angeles
15 Theatre productions -many ‘Theater Picks of the Week’, LA Weekly
15 Television and Internet commercials
GOFBA -Chief Marketing Officer
Entrepreneur -creating, managing and operating many successful businesses
(BS) Bachelors of Science degree Business Administration/Marketing –California State University, East Bay
Class President of Business School –California State University, East Bay
(AA) Associate of Arts degree –Los Medanos College
Mentorship = if you want to succeed as an actor, then learn from a successful actor.
Three ways to get Mentorship:
Group Mentorship -Monthly 2-hour seminar. New Mentor every month.
Group Acting Class -Weekly 2-hour class. Same Mentor.
One-on-One -1 hour private class. You choose your Mentor: day, time and frequency.
Our Actors learn from successful Working-Actors who each teach their own proven acting techniques and approaches. This 'insider' knowledge of what 'really works' will inspire, educate, and propel our actors to succeed!
Our Mentors focus mainly on the Film and Television Acting Business. We teach our actors how to develop their acting and audition skills so they can get agents and book jobs.
Our Mentors prepare actors of any level, and our classes are active, positive, supportive, confidence building, mentally-emotionally safe (NO method acting) and collaborative with scene-work and knowledge open to discussion among students.
We focus on:
Listening and reacting -'Repetition exercise'
The 12 Tools
Scene-Script Analysis / Sequential Roadmap
How to memorize your script
Cold Reading / Audition Technique
Taking direction & adjustments
The Business of Acting (Agents/Casting Directors/Producers) and more!
Well know Acting Techniques and teachers that may be used include:
Group Mentorship -Class size is unlimited.
Group Acting Class -Size limited to 10 students, so you will work every class and get intimate and personalized training while at the same time learn from watching your acting peers. We learn as much from watching as we do from doing!
One-on-One -Just you & your Mentor of choice.
This is true Mentorship and the revolutionary way to start or advance your career!
*In Group Acting Class it takes 48 Class hours to learn the tools to develop a Solid Acting Technique and in One-on-One Class it takes 24 Class hours. After which it must be exercised, practiced, deepened and fine tuned. Acting is muscle memory, your body needs to learn it. Like going to the gym, ‘use it or you lose it.' Many actors, even the famous ones, never stop training, and/or always consult with a ONE-ON-ONE Mentor to help them prepare for important roles.