James has been working on stage and in film and tv for nearly 20 years. An alumni of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, James has appeared in major network shows and studio films.
James is truly a joy to work with. He is patient, witty and fun. Although I've long since given up on a professional acting career, I am still active in community theater and James has helped me refine my craft and reconnect with my inner muse.
Once a student contacts me, we'll exchange some messages to establish their experience level, goals and areas of interest to focus on.
I attended the American Muscial and Dramatic Acadamy (AMDA) in New York City where I was the youngest student ever admitted. I received my degree in theater performance from Montgomery College.
I've spent the last 20 years working professionally in film, television, theater, music and stand-up comedy.
Generally lessons are billed at $40 per hour with an average lesson lasting one hour. Advanced study, such as scene intensive or lessons that involve heavy physicality (such a a center of gravity focus,) are billed at $60 per hour.
With my background in film, TV and stage acting it only seemed natural to segue into instruction.
I have worked with any type of student you could imagine, from children to older adults. Most people are looking for both instruction and also guidance in pursuing a career in film and TV as a performer.
I was recently featured on "The Chris Gethard Show" on TruTV as their mascott, The Official Dum-Dum. I wound up on actual t-shirts/merchandise that fans clamored over.
What areas do you think are most important for you to focus on as an actor, specific to the field you most want to break into? Do you need to work on dialects and accents? Is character study important to you right now? Do you need guidance and advice in how to actually get into the industry while avoiding pitfalls like fake casting agencies and representation?
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