Tim True
Los Angeles, CA
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Tim True

Tim T.

Los Angeles, CA
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I've been a professional actor for over 30 years. My work has ranged from classical theatre, world premiere plays, to guest starring roles in television and film including Modern Family, Scandal, CSI Los Angeles and many more.

I co founded an award winning regional theatre in the Northwest that is still running strong. Last year, the film I directed, Here Awhile starring Anna Camp, and Joe Lo Truglio, was released to wide acclaim.

Throughout my career as an actor who has performed with 6 Academy Award winners, I have remained committed to sharing my knowledge and experience with other actors.

I received my BFA at Southern Oregon University where I worked at the famed Oregon Shakespeare festival. My MFA comes form the Alabama Shakespeare festival. I taught acting at Cornell University and Willamette University as well as teaching privately for the last 20 years.

The industry is growing and changing all the time, and what makes working with me particularly special is that I'm still working in the industry, and I have first hand working knowledge of what is current industry standard.

If you're interested in pursuing theatre, I can help you with both scene study and monologue work, honing your acting process and discussing your future path as a stage actor. If working in TV and Film is where your passion lies, we can work on camera technique, character work, and auditioning skills as well as make a game plan with you for breaking in to the industry.

About Tim T.

I’ve been a professional actor for 30 years with strong roots in the theatre, performing in seasons with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Portland Center Stage, The Intiman, and many many others. I co-founded the award-winning and wildly successful Third Rail Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon, and just this past year became the Founder and Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Door Number 3 theatre company in Los Angeles.

Since moving to LA in 2013, I’ve been working consistently, guest starring on Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Scandal, Workaholics, and NCIS: Los Angeles, to name a few. I’ve had recurring roles on HBO’s hit series Big Little Lies and Netflix’s Peabody Award-winning American Vandal. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside and share the stage and screen with six Academy Award-winning actors and countless Emmy winners.


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Tim's class is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their acting skills, audition technique, or general understanding of the industry. He does a wonderful job of translating his extensive experience into practical advice for other actors. Every week, he provides individualized feedback to each workshop participant on every aspect of their submission. I've learned so much about specific techniques for television and film acting, the practical and technical considerations when putting together a self-tape, as well as just general professionalism and industry standards. Thanks to this workshop, I feel much more confident and prepared for what a career in acting entails.

Posted Mar 20, 2021
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This is a very useful class. I've learned a lot about making self tapes that I didn't know before - from technical considerations to acting skills. The class is friendly, supportive, and useful.

Posted Mar 19, 2021
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I love working with Tim! He consistently guides me to do my best possible work, and I always walk away feeling confident that I crushed the audition, whatever it is. And booking several jobs after getting coached by him certainly doesn't hurt!

Posted Mar 18, 2021

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Founder/Artistic Director
Apr 2018 - Present

Door Number 3

Founding Company Member
Jan 2003 - Jun 2013

Third Rail Repertory Theatre


MFA in Acting
Sep 1995 - Aug 1997

Alabama Shakespeare festival

BFA oin Acting
Sep 1987 - May 1992

Southern Oregon University

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