Atlanta, GA

Lesson Details

Method Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Work with a working actor! With over 40 years of film, TV, Theatre and Commercial work. Working with some top name director, producers and actors on film and TV projects. I am able to work with you online to prepare for that big "in person" audition or call back or to assist you for the best taped audition you will send in via the web. I have been teaching on camera and cold reading technique for years and coach and run my own self taping business located in Sandy Springs, GA as well. Break a leg!
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JAMES teaches



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

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Jun 1976 - Present
Self Emp

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!

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Master's Degree
Jan 2010 - Nov 2011
Grand Canyon University
Bachelor's degree
Jan 2007 - May 2009
Ottawa University
Theatre Major
Aug 1980 - Dec 1983
University of Texas at Arlington


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Master Peace Officer
Aug 1999
State of TX

Over the years as a working actor, I also earned my Master level Peace Officer Certification


Best Actor
Jan 1980


Sep 1995

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.

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Photos & Videos

Hey there!

My latest Demo Reel.
Chief Healy

On set with Ed Zwick for Trial by Fire

Dr Kinnard, on "24" FOX Television

Will and Grace, 2001

On set, "Walker TX Ranger" with Chuck Norris

Doctor Roles
Police Roles, the first one with a very young James Franco
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7 Reviews

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Michael Jul 27, 2018
Acting · In studio

"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!"

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Matt Jul 26, 2018
Film and TV Acting · In studio

James is a great resource for self tape coaching.

SCOTT Jul 25, 2018
Film and TV Acting · In studio

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.

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Sheri Jul 24, 2018
Film Acting · In studio

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!

Myles Jul 23, 2018
Film and TV Acting · In studio

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!

Jackson Jul 21, 2018
Film and TV Acting · In studio

James is amazing! We learn something new every time we use him. Great coaching and reader!

Kelly Jul 21, 2018
Acting · In home

Understands.... listens and is always prompt. Great price and knowledgeable.

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