- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 12 to 80
- Teaching since:
Hello and congrats on taking this big step. I have been acting since I was 15 years old. A theatre major in HS and College doing Theatre, Film, TV, Industrials and Commercials. I even got my first agent when I was only 15 years old, booking my first 1 liner speaking role on the "who shot JR" episode of Dallas in 1980.
I have worked with and interned with some of the biggest Casting Directors, Directors and Producers in CA, TX, and GA. Learning the Do's and Don'ts in the business and for acting, auditioning and taping.
I work from a "real' actor stand point, but certainly believe in the Method and Technique when they are needed, so those are also taught. But remember, they are hiring you, so that is where the character's life begins!
I also had a real life and was a police officer for 30 years while I continued to act.
Now that I am retired I spend my days acting, teaching and coaching actors for self tape and "in person" auditions online or out of my house in the Atlanta Metro Area.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to help you to move your career to that next level.
Break a leg!
I have been acting since I was 15, getting my first agent at 16. Film, TV, Commercials, Theatre, Industrials. Now that I am retired, I am taking my training and years of experience to help you achieve your dream. In person or online, I can help you be a better actor!+ Read More
Over the years as a working actor, I also earned my Master level Peace Officer Certification
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.+ Read More
"I have worked with James on a few auditions and I can tell you that his previous experience in law enforcement and his amazing acting career helped him give me great adjustments! Those adjustments, and some were just the slightest adjustments, changed everything in playback! I highly recommend working with him! He makes the environment safe and his setup is professional! Check him out!"+ Read More
James is a great resource for self tape coaching.
James takes the time to give you valuable feedback and redirection. Allowing you to get a different perspective or approach that you might not have thought of. This often results in a reading that sets you apart from what everyone else is submitting. I highly recommend him for helping you advance your acting career.+ Read More
James is great to tape an audition with because he gently offers guidance if I want/need it. It's actually fun to "collaborate" with him! Definitely think he has the knowledge and the talent to guide us to being better actors!
James is very helpful and insightful when it comes to coaching. I've booked with him previously and grateful that he's in my area!
James is amazing! We learn something new every time we use him. Great coaching and reader!
Understands.... listens and is always prompt. Great price and knowledgeable.