- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2010
LaMarcus has been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his home, and online. LaMarcus has helped students learn skills in film/tv acting, Producing there own films & directing movies. He is best known for his roles as teenage football star Dallas on the Emmy Award winning NBC television drama Friday Night Lights, and as Kevin on the ABC comedy Cougar Town. He appeared as the recurring character Shane on the third season of the Emmy Award winning FOX television show Glee. LaMarcus is also a producer/director and production company owner. As an expert in his field, LaMarcus looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. LaMarcus’s teaching style is very hands on. LaMarcus’s believes in not only providing the skills necessary to succeed in the entertainment business but also believes in providing the necessary mentorship for all of his students.+ Read More
Working as Executive Producer of film.
Working as the Director/Executive Producer for the feature film Love Poem.
Working as the Director and Executive Producer for the feature film 400.
Working as the Director and Executive Producer for the feature film CaseWorker.
Worked as the Director and Executive Producer for the feature film La Cadena.
Working as the Director/Executive Producer for the feature film Ms. Debbies Son.
Working as the Director/Producer for the television pilot Under Nitrous.
Worked on a Stage Production called "The Bright Side", which deals with the subject of male breast cancer and how it effects the family.
Worked as the Director and Executive Producer for the feature film Walk By Faith.
Worked as the Director and Executive Producer for the feature film Down By The River.
Performed as Chris in the Sketchy Comedy, Beets By Dre.
Performed as Earl Monroe, on Season 4 of Arrested Development.
Performed as Shane during, Season 3 of GLEE
Performed as Big Corporation in the feature film The First Time.
Performed as the teenage football star Dallas Tinker during, Season 4 & 5 of Friday Night Lights.
Performed as Kevin during, Season 2 & 3 of Cougar Town.
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
Total joke, bad communication! He forgot about our first lesson and then "went out of town" for a month the day before our second. I was so excited to work with him but he does not value his students time. Would not recommend
Didn't show up for the first lesson and took a day to get back to me. Then when I rescheduled he cancelled the next 3 lessons. I saved money for the lessons and was very excited to work with him.
Awesome instructor! LaMarcus took the time to explain acting skills and techniques to my daughter. She is looking forward to her next lesson.
Great first day of training
Lamarcus did an awesome job. Chikako was very happy with the lesson.
LaMarcus operates in a spirit of excellent. He is knowledgeable in every area as it relates to behind the scenes in Film Pre and Post Production. I have also had the privaledge workinhnwoth him on several projects and the production has always ran smoothly due to is commitment and dedication to any project he's involved with. Thank you for everything! Joan+ Read More
I always spent my time over analyzing everything but after training with LaMarcus, I am developing the creative me. Growing and changing is not always easy but a hands on teacher like, LaMarcus will inspire and guide you to develop your talents. LaMarcus welcomes you in with that contagious smile and laugh.+ Read More
LaMarcus is not only a great 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
Mr. Tinker speaks very clearly and is very patient, he makes sure you understand the material, and his positive attitude makes whatever your learning fun.
LaMarcus is a PHENOMENAL teacher!
Mr. Tinker is excellant! He has many, many years of experience. Mr. Tinker is a total professional, he makes you feel so comfortable. He does a great job of communicating, and you always learn something new. I wish we could give a 10!
Awesome first lesson, great personality and humor. Help me improve on the first lesson.
He's super insightful and has a really great way of articulating what you need to know to improve.
Made me feel comfortable. Very knowledgeable and funny.
My daughter had absolutely no experience in acting. Mr. Tinker designed a specialized lesson plan catered to her development.
You can't help but grow in your abilities after working with lamarcus.
Helps you to build skill and confidence in yourself. With his help I created my first independent film.
I got the lead role in my school play because of Mr. Tinker's training and mentorship. Thank you Mr. Tinker! I owe you one.
HE KNOWS THIS INDUSTRY FROM A FILMAKERS STAND POINT AND AN ACTORS STAND POINT. YOU CAN NOT ASK FOR MORE THEN THAT. I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH DURING OUR SESSIONS.
Patient, Understanding, Brilliant, Supportive, Wealth of Knowledge, Experience for days, Honest and he will never allow you to give up on yourself. He believed in me more then I believed in myself until I caught up. Lol
Mr. Tinker believed in my son and was so patient with him. I felt he truly cared about helping him develop his acting skills but also helping to develop his stage presence for theater class. He educated and mentored my son.
I give Lamarcus a 4 out of 5 stars not because he doesn't deserve 5 but because I hate I couldn't work with him actually in person one on one. We had to do everything through online communication. He taught me acting techniques and how to take a Directors instructions on set. He taught me how to just be myself. This guy has a contagious presence and passion to help individuals achieve there goals.+ Read More
Mr. Tinker taught me about the Business in Show Business. He taught me about SAG-AFTRA, Tax Incentives, Contracts, Negotiations, Location Scouting and so much more about film production.
Mr. Tinker taught me that before I can be an actor. I must first master who I am as an individual. He helped me learn diffrent techniques for memorizing lines, creative tongue twisters and what it truly means to become a character. Not just in the physical but also mentally and emotionally.+ Read More
I don't need to say much that has not already been said but Mr. Tinker's experience in this industry allowed him to not only teach me about filmmaking but open my eyes to the gifts I have inside of myself. His industry pedigree speaks for itself.
I gained so much technique from working with Mr. Tinker. He helped me overcome my fear of performing in front of the camera. He also broke down the difference between stage acting and film acting. Which I really need to learn in order to truly be successful at my craft. I will be forever grateful to Mr. Tinker.+ Read More
My daughter has always shown that she loves to entertain. So, I began my research to find someone to help me mold her abilities. My daughter is only 10 years old. So, I reached out to Lamarcus because I had a fellow co-worker who's son was getting lessons from him. We talked and Lamarcus immediately started formulating a plan of action to help build my daughters skill level.+ Read More
I started off not knowing anything about film production. I just had the desire and passion to want learn. LaMarcus Tinker broke things down thoroughly and accurately to me. He allowed me to ask questions and more importantly he encouraged it.
Mr. Tinker has been a true inspiration to me. He worked with me on coming out of my shell. He taught me how to give my character a back story beyond what the script describes. He taught me acting is not a hobby, it's a lifestyle. With this understanding and with the wealth of knowledge I learned during our session, I know I have a bright future in acting.+ Read More