Michael O'Leary

Michael O.

Red Bank, NJ
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My fellow thespians,

You will be mentored by an Emmy Nominated actor and award winning Playwright. I have studied with legends such as Stella Adler and Larry Moss. My lessons are built on the Meisner technique. I have the solid foundation as a working actor and writer for thirty years.

I'm a highly sought after speaker and have taught my seminars at universities around the country. One of my goals is to transition the college acting student to a working actor. My students have built careers as a result of my coaching and mentoring. My all encompassing approach will cover everything from how to give an amazing audition to fast tracking you to obtaining an agent.

Compare my credentials of all your prospective teachers. I'm confident that my approach to presentation, proper breathing, voice, making a lasting first impression, how to dress, building your career, how to get an agent is unique and helps me stand apart from my competition.

Lastly, I really care. I am invested in your success. This is tough business and many young actors spend years with the wrong approach. I don't want you to waste your time going 'the wrong way'. It's my passion to for you to succeed.

Good luck in your journey. Break a leg!

Kind regards,

Michael

About Michael O.

Hi friends,

It is nice to meet you! I am an 'Emmy Nominated' actor and twenty five year veteran actor on the longest running show in broadcast history 'The Guiding Light.' I was fortunate to study acting from the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler and Larry Moss. I'm also a student and performer from the highly acclaimed Improv group 'The Groundlings'.


I've been fortunate to be a working actor most of my life. My credits include the recurring role of Dr. Stewart Farmingham on the popular ABC series Doogie Howser, M.D.and Paul in It's a Small World, part of an anthology series produced by David Lynch for HBO and Lead featured roles in Law and Order. I have booked numerous lead roles in feature films and off-Broadway and national television commercials. My American Express commercial won the ESPY award for best commercial of the year.

I’m proud to announce distribution of my award winning comedy soap spoof, 'Steamboat' that I wrote and produced. It is now available on Roku and NetTalk.

My first play as a playwright, 'Breathing Under Dirt' was awarded ''Best Play' at the Manhattan Repertory One Act Festival in March of 2016. ‘Breathing Under Dirt' is now getting Broadway consideration with the highly acclaimed director Larry Moss at the helm. I have just completed my second play 'Red Rain' which explores the themes of war and peace that collide within a family during the Vietnam War.' Red Rain' is currently being work shopped in NYC for a production launch in early 2020.

Enough about me!

I am on this site as my true passion is building successful acting careers.

Just so you know, I am a nuts and bolt guy.

There is a clear road map to increase your chances of success that I will give you.

The fact is most casting directors have made a DECISION about you before you even open your mouth.

I will empower your' actor’s ego' so that you will own any room you walk in.

Preparation leads to Destination!

I prepare you to win.

I am not just a acting teacher but a mentor to help build your career.

Please compare my credentials against all others. Most importantly-my students work!!

I want to learn about you and your goals. Let's start! Just want to wish you success on your journey.

Kind regards,

Michael O'Leary

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Walter G.
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This was a gift for my husband Michael came early. He talked about his credentials. Explored my husbands desires and goals. Then gave him over an hour. He was extremely encouraging and very professional. My husband is very intersted in exploring t

Posted Jan 3, 2020
Mychal
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I loved working with Michael. I am learning a lot and will resume lessons after the holidays. He was a really great coach , answered all questions honestly and encouraged me as well as guided.
Thanks so much Michael, see you in Jan 2020

Posted Nov 26, 2019
Mychal
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so patient and fun

Posted Nov 2, 2019

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Experience

Executive Producer/Playwright
May 2016 - Jan 2019

'Breathing Under Dirt'

Executive Producer and Playwright of the award winning play 'Breathing Under Dirt'.

Executive Producer
Nov 2009 - Jun 2013

Steamboat the series

I was the creator/writer of the award winning web comedy 'Steamboat'. Winner of 12 web award for excellence.

Actor
May 1983 - Aug 2009

'The Guiding Light' CBS Teleivsion

A Emmy award winning and contract actor on the longest running show in broadcast history.

Education

BA Communications
Sep 1977 - Sep 1981

Cal State Fullerton University

Languages

Sigh language

Limited Proficiency

Awards

'Best Play'
Mar 2016

Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Affiliations

SAG-AFTRA
May 1983
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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