Jim O’Brien On Camera And Voiceover

Jim O’Brien On Camera And Voiceover

5.0 (2)
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
42 years in business

About this pro

I have 39 years of combined experience working in TV, Radio, Voice-Over and on camera acting for TV and commercials.  I have been a union performer since 1993.  I have worked as a Film Critic and have interviewed and learned from Hollywood’s biggest stars.  I have worked with some of LA’s best acting coaches.  Put it all together and you can access an incredible wealth of knowledge, not just about “acting”, but the “business” and what to do and not to do.  Oh, and I know what’s it like to start from scratch and I will treat you with the respect you should expect! My web site is: jimobrien.info

I have always appreciated my mentors and I strive to return what I have learned and experienced to others.

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Downey, CA 90240
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2 Reviews


  • Daisy Barajas

    Great coaching approach. Willing to work on any area of focus you want while providing great expertise.

  • Lezlie Cohen

    Jim O'Brian is the best. He taught me everything I needed to know about how to do a self taped audition and how to go about getting a reel made and coaching on the proper way to do taped auditions. Thanks to his help and guidance I am feeling very confident heading into my next audition. Jim is very knowledgeable and does and excellent job in explaining and answering any and all questions or concerns about how to get ahead in the acting community.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Get to know the person and where they are in their process.  iall about getting work.  Focus on practical goals and practical training the can be drawn upon as needed.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

39 years of actual professional experience.  I have worked full-time as talent since I was 18 years old.  Take advantage of my experience.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

i want to make my service as affordable as possible.  I will negotiate with students and take in ability to pay.  Roughy $25.00 per hour for in person, online or phone coaching.  I can also help with video and voice-over reels.  I can also advise you on head shots and equipment purchases for submiting from home for on camera and voice-over.

How did you get started teaching?

I have always mentored and trained talent throughout my professional life.  It's a logical step to use the internet to help train more talent from any location.  

What types of students have you worked with?

People of any age who are just starting and could use basic information on what and what not to do to get work!  Don't get ripped off!  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently helped an actor not to get taken by a casting scam.  Also advised an actor on basic steps to do a solid on camera audition.   

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Listen to your gut.  Does the teacher have real experience?  Do they treat you with respect?  Do they ask for money upfront or constantly ask you to spend more?  If it doesnt feel right.  Dump them and move on.  

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why do I want to do this?  What am I willing to do to reach my goals?  How can this person help me?  

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Voice Acting Classes