Q & A
1. Q: What kind of acting method does Joshua teach?
A: Joshua does not subscribe to one "acting style" or manor of teaching. He uses several different approaches to attack the material, and some styles are better suited than others, depending on the project or role. He works on both dissecting the script and the emotional life of the character. As auditions often offer little warning, actors need a process that will allow them to breakdown the material, make choices, and execute a perfect audition in a short amount of time. This is what Joshua helps actors to do. The actor goes in to the audition focused, prepared, and ready to book the job.
2. Q: Where is the list of bookings, testimonials and press ?
A: Joshua has coached many successful and working actors. He chooses to keep his list of working and famous people private. We prefer not to use those headshots to advertise. Client lists are available at the office for prospective clients. Joshua's own bookings on some of the best shows on T.V, HBO, animated, and film, combined with working in every genre on T.V are his testimonials. He has helped hundreds of clients to obtain callbacks and bookings.
3. Q: How long has Joshua been teaching ?
A: He has taught theatre since the year 2000, and film and TV since 2003. He has worked for excellent coaches in both the Midwest and in Hollywood, as well as at acting workshops around the country. Additionally, as he is a working actor, he is also able to bring in his own unique experience in order to help show others what is effective.
4. Q: How do Skype and Facetime sessions work for out of town clients?
A: We will send an audition to you two days before your session, much like your agent would for an actual audition. We will then expect you to prepare the material over those two days, make your choices and be mostly memorized. We run the Skype session like it is an on-camera audition. This is the absolute best way for clients that are not in Los Angeles to get the highest quality in acting coaching for film and television. There are not many studios outside of Los Angeles doing the kind of work we do here. It is a way for students to get the best in acting education, without having to move to L.A at such an early age.
5. Q: Do you teach any classes or workshops outside of Los Angeles?
A: Yes! Joshua has taught workshops all over the country and works with talent agencies in each city. He has taught workshops in Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Atlanta. If you are interested in a workshop in your city contact us for more information.
Joshua is a working actor and producer in Los Angeles. He is a native of Cincinatti, Ohio where he attended LaSalle High School. Joshua went to Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana on a football scholarship, and graduated cum laude from Butler, with both Theatre Performance and Broadcast Journalism degrees. Upon graduation he performed in Othello at the Indiana Repertory Theatre and was directed by Scott Wentworth.
Joshua is best known for his work recurring for six years on the hit HBO show Entourage. He played Josh Weinstein, nemesis to three time Emmy winner Jeremy Piven's Ari Gold. Joshua just finished working as a guest star on the final season of the much acclaimed series Mad Men, as ad man Will Skully. He performed opposite Emmy nominees Elizabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks. He is following up Mad Men with a guest star on Major Crimes. Joshua has booked guest stars on over twenty different prime time T.V. shows and pilots. The list includes CSI N.Y. opposite Gary Sinise, Pushing Daisies opposite Lee Pace and Anna Friel, Castle opposite Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, Tell Me You Love Me opposite Michelle Borth, Boston Public opposite Michael Rapaport and Chi McBride, and Seventh Heaven opposite Jessica Biel. Josh was cast as the lead for a CBS pilot called The Man, where he worked with Anthony Zuiker, Simon West, and LL Cool Jay. He was also a series regular for two full seasons of Sony's animated series The Spectacular Spiderman, where he played Flash Thompson. He worked with a wealth of talent on the show including Lacy Chabert, Josh Keaton, Clancy Brown, Danny Trejo, Phil Lama, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kelly Hu, Alanna Ubach, Vanessa Marshall, Alan Rachins, Robert Englund, and Peter MacNicol. He was also recently seen in the 2013 movie Random Encounters starring opposite Megan Markle, Michael Rady, and Sean Young.
Joshua has been teaching acting in Los Angeles since 2003. He has been a teacher or assistant at some of the most popular and well-respected acting schools in Hollywood. His classes offer some of the best value you can find in Los Angeles. Joshua teachers actors of all ages and skill sets his process with the material. He covers what to do from the time you get the script until you are shooting in on screen. It gives the actor a consistent way to approach and master the material quickly, since most auditions give less than 48 hours notice. His clients have booked series regular roles, guest stars, co-stars, and feature films. What sets him apart from many other acting coaches in town is that he is putting his process into action himself. He is currently working on some of the best shows on TV. A great acting coach should be putting their skills into action, as well as helping others on their journey. Joshua is a believer in letting the coach's actual work speak for itself. On this page you can find his demo and links to his IMDb page, as well as articles about his work. At the bottom of this page you can find photos of Joshua both on and off set. Schedule a consultation and see what's he's all about for yourself!
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