- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10 to 70 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2005
Film credits include Swing Kids with Christian Bail & Robert Shawn Lenard; Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon & Toby McGuire, Stay Tuned with John Ritter along with Plain Cloths, Stepfather III, Walking Thunder, Roomates, and The Hazing to name a few. Television series roles include “Sessions,” produced by Billy Crystal, as well as “One Life to Live” as Paul Cramer, “Roommates” as Brady, “Worlds Apart,” “Buddies,” “Salute your Shorts,” “Good Behavior” as Cozy Boy, “Brand New Life” as Bart McCray, and “The Young and The Restless” as Billy Abbott. Recent top rated TV shows include NCIS and NCIS New Orleans and CSI Los Vegas. See Resume in Photo and Video as pdf to see more.+ Read More
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I've been a member of SAG/AFTRA for more than 30 years now.
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.
First lesson was great. I already feel confident that with his help I can and will accomplish goals. Highly recommended
I started taking lessons with David a few months ago with zero experience in acting. He has been a great coach who is also very patient. David is really flexible and understanding, always willing to work around my schedule as best he can. His deep experience and insight in the industry really helps when he starts working with you on auditioning. All in all, I am really glad to have David as my acting coach.+ Read More
I tried several other voice acting teachers on this site before I came across David. And I can say with absolute confidence that he is the best teacher on here. David is kind, helpful, and an incredibly down to earth guy. Most teachers throw you in expecting you to understand their methods like I'm some kind of savant. David however, gives you material but also tells you why he gave you the material. He breaks down the process. Also, certain teachers will coddle you and give you fake praise so you continue to buy their program. And i'm not saying David doesn't give praise. But he gives meaningful praise. He is honest about when I lack in a certain aspect and tells me how to improve, while also giving my positive feedback on the things I am doing well. If you are on the fence about this teacher stop. He is worth every penny. If I got to do it over again I would have chosen him first in a heart beat for twice the money. He has rekindled my passion for voice acting and is actually giving my real hope that I can achieve my goals of becoming a real voice acting soon. I can not stress enough how wonderful he is as a teacher and that anyone and everyone who has a drive to learn acting should take his classes. I am continuing classes with him, but even when I'm finished (eventually) I will never forget what he taught me. Thanks David :)+ Read More
David is a phenomenal teacher! He gets to know you as an individual, your goals, and your motivation, then guides you accordingly. If you put the work in, take his teachings and advice to heart, and go get experience, he can help launch you to your goals! David instills confidence and clarity, and teaches from a place of expertise yielded from 30+ years in the industry. His accolades as an Emmy-award-winning actor goes to show that he not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. Davis is such a personable guy, and you'll be missing out on great instruction if you don't hire him right now!+ Read More
David is really the best acting teacher ever! Very patient, always makes sure you’re comfortable with the material and also he always knows what to do to help you improve :)
David is a phenomenal instructor. I learned quite a bit from him and recommend him highly. Not only did he provide me with a lot of insight into this field but he also gave me acting techniques and exercises that were designed to enhance my skills. I learned a lot from him and look forward to working with him again in the near future if he has availability.+ Read More
David is amazing. His method is very effective and I really enjoyed the classes.
David is generous and knowledgeable teacher.
Our daughter absolutely loved her first lesson - she learned so much in such a brief amount of time - when the lesson was over she went right to her script and started making changes to how she was portraying her character - she’s super excited for her next lesson!+ Read More
David was very personable and really helped get my child to open up and she enjoyed her first lesson more than words can describe. I had reservations about the online platform for teaching, but I was very wrong! I highly recommend David as an acting teacher and I am looking forward to watching my daughter grow!+ Read More
David is amazing! I came to him as a beginner in January, and within a few months he introduced me to methods of acting, taught me the business side, developed monologue & scene work, AND he helped me find, pick, and breakdown two monologues for my school auditions. (I got into all three schools and was given an audition based scholarship for one - so yeah, he’s pretty good)
He’s fun, flexible, and genuinely cares about his students’ success. Super happy with my decision :)
David is amazing! He makes his classes so fun. My daughter looks forward to his classes every week and has already grown so much in her acting. I highly recommend David to anyone wanting to learn how to do film acting.
My son was interested in acting and wanted to start auditioning for local plays. David helped him prepare to audition, and when he got one of the leads(!), David helped him get ready for the role. He has been very patient with our technology troubles and is a great teacher. The online format has actually worked very well. We highly recommend!+ Read More
I have two sons that are being coached by David Tom. He is excellent and knows how to bring the best out for our young actors.
He really worked around our schedule and helped my son a lot in preparation of his audition. We are very thankful and would recommend him to others!
Definitely chose David, he is a very nice guy and he is very good at acting. This was my first acting lesson and I felt really comfortable, he made me laugh.
best instructor ever!!! made me feel very comfortable.
David is a really nice dude and he helps a lot. I would suggest him.
David was perfect, very patient and encouraging! He truly has the gift of being able to teach it shines through with out a doubt. According to my son he was a "funny teacher" the two were working together very hard and cracking jokes like old friends how can anyone top that. I have a feeling we gained not only a teacher but a great new friend!!!+ Read More
Great with our 6 year old. A lot of energy and compassion for teaching.
David is an incredible teacher, he makes sure you’re comfortable and always makes sure you’re following his instructions and tips!
Just had my first lesson with David. It was very helpful, he is amazing and I highly recommend him !
David is just amazing! Our daughter learn a lot in her first lesson and we will continue to work with him for a long time! We highly recommend David!
Dave is phenomenal, during lesson planning he was able to do what no ones been able to do for me—
Made very use of our time. Incredibly useful information and learned very fast. Can't wait for the next lesson.
Great first session. Skype is nutz, sometimes, but we kept going. David Tom is a great listener and has every intention of getting the student to their next goal.
Highly recommend David!
Just had my first class with David and he is a fantastic instructor. He was very attentive and helped give me pointers on how to dive into a character. I am looking forward to my future classes with him.
Just had my first lesson. Excited for the rest!
David is informative, engaging and approached my lesson with great input on technique. He helped me go beyond the lines I needed to read, to a better understanding of the character.
He's fun, thoughtful and kept the lesson moving.
I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
David Tom is literally one of the nicest people I have ever met. He went far beyond my expectations and it pains me to have to end classes(unforeseen circumstances) although I have a feeling this is not the last time I will take class with him. He is a Fantastic teacher but also a friend and I believe his method of teaching will greatly improve anyone that is seeking to improve their skills. Thank you so much David, until next time.+ Read More
David's awesome! He is very encouraging about your work and he tailors his teaching to what you need as an actor. He has a plethora of knowledge in the industry and is a phenomenal teacher!!
David speaks very clearly and is very patient, he makes sure you understand the material, and his positive attitude makes whatever your learning fun.
David is a very passionate, professional, intelligent and talented teacher. I initially chose him for his experience and five minutes into our first lesson I knew I had made the right choice. I honestly cant wait till our next session. Not before I finish my homework though!+ Read More
David Tom is a terrific instructor. He helps you understand what your doing and how you do it. He's patient and down-to-earth. He makes acting fun and enjoyable.
David gave excellent instruction, advice and tips. I loved the one on one coaching and attention to detail. Can't wait for the next class!
First experience with David Tom....very nice teacher. I look forward to the rest of our classes.
Fantastic and fun to work with as well as being super qualified!
My 11 yr old daughter is loving her acting lessons....good choice for us!
David was great! My son really enjoyed his first class with him. David took his time explaining a lot to my 9 year old son and get to know him.
We will be having more classes with him.
Awesome coach. Ive been with David for the past 3 weeks now, and I have learned so much.
Awesome day 1!! Very excited for the future
This was my son's first lesson and he was enthralled. David worked with my son on material for an audition (improv and character analysis) he had immediately after the lesson. My son made it for the callbacks which I think was largely due to the work he did with David Tom.+ Read More
Tom is a very sweet and understanding teacher. Our first lesson was great and cannot wait for the next one!
My 11yr old son had his first lesson with David last night. David was wonderful! My son was extremely nervous but said David did a great job of making him feel comfortable and explaining things to him so he could understand. My son was so so excited after his lesson and wanted to know when his next lesson would be! We are very happy with our decision to take lessons with David!+ Read More
I am as beginner as they come, and right away David made me feel comfortable. He's very good at bringing you into this world where things seem to be a reality because we base them on reality. He's outstanding and we've seen progress already!
Great with kids! Our 7 year old loves him.
David Tom is the best acting teacher ever! I am so lucky finding him! 5 stars is not enough to rate his teaching! Mira
David is masterful, an Acting Coach! He uses coaching skills to customize his training to his students. My daughter is always looking forward to end her week with David. It is always a treat for her! What a wonderful sight to see coach/coachee relationship in learning acting skills!+ Read More
My son's first lesson with David was incredible. David is easy to follow and has my son excited to study acting & learn more from him.
It was a very good first session. We had enough time to get to know one another and begin a program for advancing my skills.
I look forward to every lesson. He is really good at breaking down characters and analyzing a script. He really cares. He is awesome!
My son loved his first lesson and is looking forward to his next!
He is exactly what I was looking for. We are very close in personality so it was extremely easy to open up and understand what I was learning. I am more than excited to continue
Very precise attention to detail. Goal-oriented and motivated. Positive and encouraging. Couldn't be happier with my lesson.
Very good teacher. Explain things clearly
David was great during his lesson with my son Kage. He helped Kage to open up and have fun. He gave great advice to both of us for moving forward, and Kage is still talking about his fun lesson. We look forward to many more!
David was authentic and fun in every acting session! I was new to the game and he knew exactly where to start me and how hard to push me. As long as he's teaching in LA I'll be taking his classes!
Couldn't have asked for a better first session! Honestly, wasn't expecting someone as insightful and informative as David was to a beginner like myself.
David has helped me grow not only as an actor. But as a performer. I have seen marked improvement in all of my work from my stage monologues, to my acting scenes. I feel much more connected to the material and being alive within the moment
David is knowledgeable and fun! He answered all of our questions and took extra time to go to know us!
David is very patient and sensitive to his clients... I love his creative ideas, he has help me immensely...:)
David has really helped my auditions. I have booked two jobs since coaching with him. He takes me back to the basics, forces me to let go of my ego, and doesn't allow me to use any of my actor "tricks." Consequently my auditions are resonating in a new and effective way. As of right now, he is absolutely essential when I have an appointment. I emphatically recommend him for coaching.+ Read More
I have been coached by acting instructors since I was a little kid and I've never worked with someone who had more understanding of the acting craft than David Tom. I've never seen an acting coach simplistically break down technique for me to understand the way David did. I am so greatful he has shared his knowledge that must have taken years to master with me.+ Read More
I've been working with David as a coach on both auditions and jobs for years. He has a great understanding, not only of the craft, but also how to work with actors of any level. Whether you're brand new or have been doing it for years, David is a fantastic resource when it comes to analyzing the script, finding the most honest choices, and arcing scenes. No tricks or gimmicks here. If you're looking for someone to help you be the real deal, look no further.+ Read More
This guy really knows what he is doing. And I can't believe his price! David, you should really be charging more. A friend of mine just booked a job after using him and he was the one who hooked me up with this guys info. I have gone to many different coaches but never really hit it off with them but david made it super easy. I mean the man has won a damn emmy! He let me take some pictures with it. I now walk into casting rooms more confedent and for the very first time ended up testing for not one but two different pilots that he has coached me on. Can not recommend this man enough!+ Read More
David Tom is not only a fine young actor but a wonderful coach. He listens. And that's one of the most important things an actor/actress can do. To listen and to react. He's one of the best there is at being natural, a quality lost on a lot of people these days. Trust in him and know that you are being coached by one of the BEST.+ Read More
SPEAK THE SPEECH I PRAY YOU TRIPPINGLY ON THE TONGUE
AND DO NOT SAW THE AIR
David has been my coach for the past 5 yrs. I booked a 5 year recurring on days of our lives through David's coaching along with many other jobs. I feel David's approach to coaching is unique where he really got to know me as an actor and brings the best out in me. He will always be my coach!+ Read More
David's shows professionalism while coaching. He is great with people of all levels of experience. He has patience and takes the time to get to know each of his clients to determine what coaching tactic will best suit them. I would highly recommend David for coaching+ Read More
I've had a great experience working with David to prep for meetings. Highly recommend him.
David Tom is a very professional and an awesome acting coach/teacher. He takes his time to really make you feel comfortable which makes the whole process feel natural and constructive. I would recommend his service and have to other actors I know regardless of their experience I think he has the resume and expertise to help any actor at any level. It is rare to find such a successful actor that is also teaching. His classes have helped me so much in my chosen field. Thanks so much David+ Read More
I have been acting for over twenty five years. David has the innate ability to create unforgotten characters. He reminds you why you decided to be an actor in the first place. I have used his input while filming numerous television shows as well as the movies Waiting and Legally Blond 1 and 2. David helps you fall in love with acting all over again. He is my good luck charm and I trust his insight implicitly.+ Read More