Robert Pine is a great actor to help us kick things off! He's been working for the past 50+ years and probably best known for starring on the show CHiPs. He has over 200 credits on IMDb, appearing on almost every iconic show from the '60s to today. He’s also done commercials, video games, soap operas, theatre, and plenty of films. We talk about being pre-med, his ADD, his son Chris, longevity, and having fun. This episode is brought to you by FreeMeditationCourse.com - start your journey today!
Dakin Matthews is an actor, playwright, dramaturg, director, teacher, and scholar. He has 150+ credits on IMDb, has taught Shakespeare around the world, worked on Broadway and won awards, and was artistic director of several theatres—and he started out to be a priest! We talk about feeling confident and intimidated, why the classics are important, what being a professional means, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook and a 30-day trial at workingactorsjourney.com/audible Dakin Matthews around the web IMDb | Wikipedia | IBDb | Actors Access | His former Andak theatre company Highlights Dakin's father as an indentured servant How acting in a Shakespeare play gave him a more intimate knowledge of it The situations when he feels in awe of people How he approaches working with or teaching younger actors The production of Shakespeare he saw that really changed his view of what theatre could be How he ended up teaching at Juilliard and eventually performing in The Acting Company Why he feels acting is his primary skill, above being a teacher or scholar Why there aren't great Shakespeare acting classes online How he approaches playing real people, and the roles that he couldn't quite figure out The out-of-left-field offer to get involved with Rocky the Musical How Dakin has had time to be involved in so much Working on the "Come vial" speech from Romeo and Juliet Why many actors either shy away from or miss the mark with emotional moments Why it's so important to find a group of like-minded creative people Quotes that matter to him Selected People and Items Mentioned Antaeus Theatre Portuguese immigration to Hawaii ACT, San Francisco The Juilliard School USD San Diego MFA (Old Globe Program) Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA David Ogden Stiers, actor Kurtwood Smith, actor Liz Huddle, actress PCPA Theatre John Houseman, actor, director, and teacher Stephen McKinley Henderson, actor Group 1 at Julliard: Patti Lupone, Kevin Kline, David Ogden Stiers, Mary Jo Negro, Mary Lou Risotti, Sam Tsoutsouvas, David Schramm, Tony Azito, Jim Moody, Gerald Gutierrez, Norman Snow, Benjamin Hendrickson US bombing of Cambodia Jack O'Brien, director Sherlock's Last Case (play) Remington Steele, TV show Henderson Hogan Agency The History Boys (play) Frank Langella as Nixon Rocky the Musical Waitress musical For complete bio and other links, check out the full show notes!
Ray Porter (Tw: @Ray__Porter; IG: @rayporter_narr8s) spent 18 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival playing all sorts of roles, including many leads, and has since narrated more than 300 audiobooks (including the Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry), all while still appearing on film, tv, and onstage. He has multiple Earphones Awards, has been nominated for Audie awards for his narration, and was named Audible's Narrator of the Year. Just a bit of what we cover in this episode: why you don't want to be a tribute band making audiobooks that SUCK (and how to get better) an acting approach that gives you freedom not believing your own PR technique only up to a point the most important thing to do, especially as an actor and lots more! We even work on a piece of text from The White Devil by John Webster! Post-Shakespeare themes and ideas—very cool stuff, and I'm sure most people are not using this for their classical monologue! Click here for full show notes and links. Get your copy of "12 Top Acting Tips from Season One" See additional content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Gigi Bermingham gets honest and vulnerable about the journey—it's a special episode! She's an actress and singer with 30+ credits on IMDb, two LA Ovation Awards, and an LADCC Award for her solo comedy show Non-Vital Organs. We talk about her rural Northern California upbringing, her French mother, exhaustion and a food addiction, her career in real estate, playing Maria Callas, and much more! This episode is sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook and a 30-day trial at workingactorsjourney.com/audible
@ShimermanArmin is perhaps best known as Quark on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series. He has been working 50 years in the business and has 200 credits on IMDb. He's also done many voiceovers, video games, and commercials. Plus: a Shakespeare scholar, teacher, director, and actor. We talk about acting in high school, working at the Old Globe, finding a mentor on Broadway, and even dive into some Richard of Gloucester. This episode is brought to you by FreeMeditationCourse.com - start your journey today!