LaMarcus Tinker
Reno, NV
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LaMarcus Tinker

LaMarcus T.

Reno, NV
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching Acting for 8 years professionally and my students have gone on to be lead roles in feature films, supporting roles in feature films, and cast in stage plays. I am a very hands on teacher. I like to get into the character with the actor. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to dissect and embody a character and as time goes on you'll be able to perform two one-minute monologues for a TV/Film agent. If you already have an agent you will be coached for auditions. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About LaMarcus T.

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.

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Lawrence Taylor
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Mr. Tinker was incredible. My son loved his ability to break things down in such away that it took the pressure out the equation and it felt like he was talking to a genuine friend. Mr. Tinker is extremely knowledgeable and very gifted in what he does. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for not only a teacher but a friend and mentor for this industry.

Posted Aug 4, 2019
Ashlee G.
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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

Posted Jan 5, 2019
Ashlee G.
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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.

Posted Jul 1, 2018
Geneva W.
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Awesome instructor! LaMarcus took the time to explain acting skills and techniques to my daughter. She is looking forward to her next lesson.

Posted May 29, 2018
Mary
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Posted May 28, 2018
Cheryl
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Great first day of training

Posted Oct 17, 2017
Cheryl
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Posted Oct 17, 2017
Chikako H.
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Lamarcus did an awesome job. Chikako was very happy with the lesson.

Posted Jul 15, 2017
Joan
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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

Posted Jun 26, 2017
Mike
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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.

Posted Jun 26, 2017
William
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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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
D.J.
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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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Frank
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LaMarcus is a PHENOMENAL teacher!

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Patton
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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!

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Vivian
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Awesome first lesson, great personality and humor. Help me improve on the first lesson.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Mathias
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He's super insightful and has a really great way of articulating what you need to know to improve.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Ivan
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Made me feel comfortable. Very knowledgeable and funny.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Jennifer
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My daughter had absolutely no experience in acting. Mr. Tinker designed a specialized lesson plan catered to her development.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Elizabeth
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You can't help but grow in your abilities after working with lamarcus.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Lauri
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Helps you to build skill and confidence in yourself. With his help I created my first independent film.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Michelle
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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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Kyle
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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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Justin
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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

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Alec
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Caleb
Profile-location-online Online

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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Christopher
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Sean
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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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Robert
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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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Lillian
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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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Mrs. Anita Jackson
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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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Johnathan
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Zoe
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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.

Posted Jun 23, 2017

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Experience

Executive Producer
Jan 2015 - Present

Scoot Productions LLC;Journey Beyond Borders LLC; OC Films LLC

Working as Executive Producer of film. Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/cpTtj9OAisE

Director/Executive Producer
Oct 2014 - Present

GreaterWorks Filming Company LLC, Scoot Productions LLC, Wisdom Productions LLC

Working as the Director/Executive Producer for the feature film Love Poem.

Director/Executive Producer
Aug 2014 - Present

GreaterWorks Filming Company LLC, Scoot Productions LLC, Wisdom Productions LLC

Working as the Director and Executive Producer for the feature film 400.

Co-Director/Executive Producer
Aug 2014 - Present

Wisdom Productions LLC, Scoot Productions LLC, GreaterWorks Filming Company LLC

Working as the Director and Executive Producer for the feature film CaseWorker.

Owner/CEO
Mar 2014 - Present

Scoot Productions LLC

Director/Executive Producer
Mar 2014 - Present

ROCA Productions, Scoot Productions LLC

Worked as the Director and Executive Producer for the feature film La Cadena.

Director/Executive Producer
Jan 2014 - Present

Gixperience Productions, Scoot Productions LLC

Working as the Director/Executive Producer for the feature film Ms. Debbies Son.

Director/Producer
Apr 2012 - Present

3 Night Stands Productions

Working as the Director/Producer for the television pilot Under Nitrous.

Owner/CEO
Aug 2011 - Present

LRT Interest Inc.

Executive Producer
Jan 2016 - Apr 2016

Cockroach Theater

Worked on a Stage Production called "The Bright Side", which deals with the subject of male breast cancer and how it effects the family.

Co-Director/Executive Producer
Aug 2013 - Sep 2014

Wisdom Productions LLC, Scoot Productions LLC, GreaterWorks Filming Company LLC

Worked as the Director and Executive Producer for the feature film Walk By Faith.

Co-Director/Executive Producer
Jun 2009 - Mar 2014

Bridgestone Multimedia Group,GreaterWorks Filming Company LLC, LRT Interests Inc, Wisdom Productions LLC, Aesthetic Films

Worked as the Director and Executive Producer for the feature film Down By The River.

Actor
Oct 2012 - Oct 2012

Yahoo (Funny or Die)

Performed as Chris in the Sketchy Comedy, Beets By Dre.

Actor
Aug 2012 - Aug 2012

Netflix Studios

Performed as Earl Monroe, on Season 4 of Arrested Development.

Actor
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

FOX Studios

Performed as Shane during, Season 3 of GLEE

Actor
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Samuel Goldwyn Films,Destination Films, Jerimaca Films

Performed as Big Corporation in the feature film The First Time.

Actor
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011

NBC Universal Studios & Direct TV

Performed as the teenage football star Dallas Tinker during, Season 4 & 5 of Friday Night Lights.

Actor
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

ABC Studios

Performed as Kevin during, Season 2 & 3 of Cougar Town.

Education

English
Jan 2008 - Aug 2008

University Of Arlington

Affiliations

SAG-AFTRA
Aug 2008
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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