Kent Jackman

Kent J.

Jersey City, NJ
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Method Acting

Levels Taught:
Intermediate, Advanced

My professional background and experience includes acting (stage & screen), directing, and playwriting. As a result, I often include aspects of each discipline in my work with Actors (including teacher development training sessions).
I present students of all ages with creative challenges within the scope of select (Spolin/Stanislavski-based) theater exercises and games, later providing them with more advanced opportunities to incorporate the related skills into their scene-study work.

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Kent teaches



Kent delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
June 1979

Kent is a graduate of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts (drama major). As a playwright, director, and actor he has created original productions for national and international youth programs (including the musicals "Triunfar!" (i.e. The Winners!) in Bogota, Colombia and the hip-hop musical "A Friend in Need" in Las Vegas. As a professional actor he has appeared on stage, screen, and as a voiceover artist including: "Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU," and as a regular ensemble player on the syndicated "Apollo Comedy Hour." In recent years he toured with the Pushcart Players theatre ensemble.


Oct 1996 - Present
City Lights Youth Theatre, West Las Vegas Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of NJ

I have more than thirty years of arts-education experience, and apply a personalized (Stanislavski/Spolin based) blend of theatre games and exercises, improvised role play, scene study, and basic playwriting skills—that provide students of all ages with a comprehensive introduction to the dramatic arts.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)
Sep 1974 - May 1978
Howard University


Radio Broadcasting
May 1987
Announcer Training Studios (@ Crown Business Institute) NYC

Professional training in speech, voiceover technique, copywriting, and editing - as related to the radio broadcast industry.


Golden Eagle Award
Aug 1983
CINE (Performed the title role in "Jack and the Dentist's Daughter")


Actors' Equity Association
Sep 1982

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
May 1982

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

Photos & Videos

From the repertory theatre production - "Nevis Mountain Dew" (Wash., DC)

JACK - from "Jack and the Dentist's Daughter" (adapted from a Brothers Grimm tale) PBS-TV

From "Jack and the Dentist's Daughter" (adapted from a Brothers Grimm tale) PBS-TV
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2 Reviews

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James Jr. Aug 28, 2015
Acting · In studio

Kent has the ability to do or teach drama, comedy and improvisation. He has wisdom, talent, intelligence and integrity. I know of his abilities to teach, direct and to create a performance of the highest level. He's one of the best, as I know from having been taught by him. Try him out and judge for yourself. You'll be better for it in more ways than one.

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SOLID T. Apr 20, 2015
Stage Performance · In studio

I was honored to have been guided by Kent J. during a historic presentation in honor of Malcolm X in Las Vegas. His patient and motivating spirit makes him an excellent teacher and mentor. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and look forward to the opportunity to be under his leadership once again. Because of Mr. J, I have decided to seek additional acting training for my own career.

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