David Tom

David T.

North Hollywood, CA
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Lesson Details

Theater Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.
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About

David passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.

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Experience

Film, TV and Stage Actor
May 1985 - Present
Emmy Award Winner

See Resume (located above in the video and picture section as a JPG file)

Languages

english
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

SAG/AFTRA
May 1985
Actors Unions

I've been a member of SAG/AFTRA for more than 30 years now.

Awards

Emmy Award
Jun 2000
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
May 1985

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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Personalization in acting.
This is some of the work that I've done recently and in the past.
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Film, Theater and Training Credits

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57 Reviews

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Thomas ". Dec 13, 2017
Acting · Online

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!!!

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Elias B. Dec 10, 2017
Child Acting · Online

Great with our 6 year old. A lot of energy and compassion for teaching.

Greta B. Dec 5, 2017
Acting · Online

David is an incredible teacher, he makes sure you’re comfortable and always makes sure you’re following his instructions and tips!

Scarlett-Stella M. Nov 27, 2017
Acting · Online

Just had my first lesson with David. It was very helpful, he is amazing and I highly recommend him !

Szandra M. Oct 26, 2017
Child Acting · Online

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!

Tam V. Oct 5, 2017
Film and TV Acting · In studio

Dave is phenomenal, during lesson planning he was able to do what no ones been able to do for me—

Jake Sep 29, 2017
Acting · Online

Made very use of our time. Incredibly useful information and learned very fast. Can't wait for the next lesson.

Jennifer G. Aug 6, 2017
Improv Acting · Online

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.

ryan G. Aug 3, 2017
Acting · In home

Highly recommend David!

Kody Jun 20, 2017
Acting · Online

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.

Chelsea Jun 9, 2017
Acting · Online

Just had my first lesson. Excited for the rest!

Erin Jun 8, 2017
Acting · Online

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.

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David K. E. Jun 2, 2017
Voice Acting · In home

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.

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Weston May 26, 2017
Acting · Online

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!!

Travis W. May 24, 2017
Film Acting · Online

David speaks very clearly and is very patient, he makes sure you understand the material, and his positive attitude makes whatever your learning fun.

Arya J. May 23, 2017
Acting · Online

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!

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Joseph May 3, 2017
Film Acting · Online

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.

Miranda Apr 22, 2017
Film and TV Acting · In home

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!

Jennifer Mar 26, 2017
Acting · Online

First experience with David Tom....very nice teacher. I look forward to the rest of our classes.

Danny W. Mar 9, 2017
Voice Acting · Online

Fantastic and fun to work with as well as being super qualified!

Amber H. Feb 16, 2017
Acting · Online

My 11 yr old daughter is loving her acting lessons....good choice for us!

Thomas H. Feb 4, 2017
Acting · Online

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.

Jamie L. Jan 19, 2017
Acting · In studio

Awesome coach. Ive been with David for the past 3 weeks now, and I have learned so much.

Taryn K. Jan 18, 2017
Acting · In studio

Awesome day 1!! Very excited for the future

Makoa Jan 12, 2017
Child Acting · In studio

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.

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Dimitra A. Jan 8, 2017
Acting · Online

Tom is a very sweet and understanding teacher. Our first lesson was great and cannot wait for the next one!

Tyler D. Jan 5, 2017
Acting · Online

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!

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Trevv Oct 26, 2016
Acting · Online

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!

Brody Oct 10, 2016
Film Acting · Online

Great with kids! Our 7 year old loves him.

Mina N. Oct 7, 2016
Child Acting · Online

David Tom is the best acting teacher ever! I am so lucky finding him! 5 stars is not enough to rate his teaching! Mira

Bing K. Oct 7, 2016
Theater Acting · In home

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!

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Luke V. Sep 17, 2016
Acting · Online

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.

mark jackson Aug 31, 2016
Voice Acting · Online

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.

Adam P. Aug 23, 2016
Improv Acting · Online

Excellent instructor!

Gary Aug 19, 2016
Film Acting · In home

I look forward to every lesson. He is really good at breaking down characters and analyzing a script. He really cares. He is awesome!

Michael W. Jul 6, 2016
Acting · Online

My son loved his first lesson and is looking forward to his next!

Emily A. Jun 1, 2016
Film Acting · Online

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

Jason B. May 21, 2016
Voice Acting · Online

Very precise attention to detail. Goal-oriented and motivated. Positive and encouraging. Couldn't be happier with my lesson.

Tin-Wan T. Apr 18, 2016
Voice Acting · Online

Very good teacher. Explain things clearly

Kage C. Mar 30, 2016
Acting · Online

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!

Derek Feb 23, 2016
Acting · In home

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!

Derek Feb 1, 2016
Acting · In studio

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.

Jeff Jan 15, 2016
Acting · In studio

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

Alexis G. Dec 1, 2015
Film Acting · Online

David is knowledgeable and fun! He answered all of our questions and took extra time to go to know us!

Nicholle Nov 23, 2015
Acting ·

David is very patient and sensitive to his clients... I love his creative ideas, he has help me immensely...:)

Heather Nov 19, 2015
Acting · In home

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.

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Philip Nov 18, 2015
Film Acting · In studio

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.

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Zach Nov 18, 2015
Acting · In studio

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.

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Aaron Nov 18, 2015
Acting · In studio

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!

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Shane W Nov 13, 2015
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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.

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Michael E. Nov 12, 2015
Acting · In studio

SPEAK THE SPEECH I PRAY YOU TRIPPINGLY ON THE TONGUE
AND DO NOT SAW THE AIR

Brendan Nov 12, 2015
Acting · In studio

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!

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Reese Productions Nov 12, 2015
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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

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Austin Nov 12, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In studio

I've had a great experience working with David to prep for meetings. Highly recommend him.

Hailey Reese Nov 12, 2015
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Amazing instructor!!!!!

Ben Nov 12, 2015
Film Acting · In studio

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

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ALANNA UBACH Nov 12, 2015
Film and TV Acting ·

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.

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