James Lipton is an actor, academic, author, choreographer, interviewer, scriptwriter, and is a producer for stage and television projects. He is most known for creating and hosting the noted and popular TV series Inside the Actors Studio
, where successful and prominent actors discuss their craft for the benefit of acting students...
“ Dean of the actor's studio Drama school ” - pgrass13
Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working...
“ University Chancelor ” - pgrass13
Walter Koenig has had a recurring role of the quintessential scoundrel Bester on the television series Babylon 5
. He has been the "Special Guest Star" in twelve episodes and, at the end of the third season, the production company applied for an Emmy nomination on his behalf. He once again plays Bester in the spin-off series Crusade
“ Teaches acting classes ” - pgrass13
Andrew Jordt Robinson was born in New York City and attended the University of New Hampshire, later receiving his B.A. in English from the New School for Social Research in NYC. After graduation, he spent a year in England at the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts on a Fulbright Scholarship...
“ Teaches at USC ” - pgrass13
John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Los Angeles, California as a child, where his father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied English Literature. Upon graduation...
“ taught high school English ” - pgrass13
Margaret Hamilton was Born December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio to Jennie and Walter Hamilton. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and practiced acting doing children's theater while a Junior League of Cleveland member. Margaret had already built her resume with several performances in film before she came to her most memorable and astronomically successful role...
“ Was a Kindergarten teacher ” - pgrass13
“ taught acting and history ” - pgrass13
Since the demise of the legendary John Holmes
in March 1988, the short, mustachioed, heavyset Ron Jeremy has assumed the mantle as the number one U.S. male star of adult cinema. However, don't confuse Ron with the similar looking mustachioed 1970/'80s adult film star, Harry Reems
, who has long since retired from the adult film industry...
“ was a special ed teacher before his "acting" career. ” - pgrass13
“ taught high school and helped develop curriculum. ” - pgrass13
Ed O'Neill is an American actor best known for playing Al Bundy on Married with Children
, the most iconic working class character on television since Archie Bunker. Upon his debut on the world stage in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1946, he was christened Edward Philip O'Neill, Jr. Both his father, Ed, Sr....
“ A High school social studies teacher ” - pgrass13
Political Commentator Bill O'Reilly was born on September 10, 1949 in New York City, to Winifred Angela (Drake) and William James O'Reilly. He was born into a classic Irish Catholic family and attended private Catholic schools. O'Reilly attended Marist College and studied history. Bill was also in the football club as a punter and wrote for the school newspaper...
“ taught high school English and history ” - pgrass13
Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen was born Cherlynne Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, on December 22, 1948. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a short time...
“ taught English and was a big advocate of children's education. ” - pgrass13
Bill Cosby is one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high school through a correspondence course...
“ has a doctorate in education and has contributed to education although not taught in a classroom (but played one on TV). ” - pgrass13
Gene Lockhart was born on July 18, 1891, in London, Ontario, Canada, the son of John Coates Lockhart and Ellen Mary (Delany) Lockhart. His father had studied singing and young Gene displayed an early interest in drama and music. Shortly after the 7-year-old danced a Highland fling in a concert given by the 48th Highlanders' Regimental Band...
“ taught a Juilliard ” - pgrass13
Academy Award-winning actor John Houseman's main contribution to American culture was not his own performances on film but rather, his role as a midwife to one of the greatest actor-directors-cinematic geniuses his adopted country ever produced (Orson Welles
) and as a midwife to a whole generation of actors as head of the drama division of the Juilliard School...
“ founding faculty of Juilliard acting school. ” - pgrass13
“ High school english teacher ” - pgrass13
A leading lady of the 1940s, the tall and blonde Foch usually played cool, aloof and often foreign, women of sophistication. As film roles became harder to find, Foch proved to be versatile in many areas. She was a panelist on several TV quiz shows, worked as George Stevens
' assistant director for The Diary of Anne Frank
and directed plays...
“ Taught acting at USC ” - pgrass13
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks
, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco
, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
“ Teaches acting at USC and UCLA ” - pgrass13
“ Taught acting ” - pgrass13
“ Taught High School Latin ” - pgrass13
Tony Danza is an American actor, perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most beloved and long-running series, including Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss (1984-1992). Danza was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to Anne (Cammisa), a bookkeeper, and Matty Iadanza, a garbageman...
“ Taught high school English though this seems like a gimmick ” - pgrass13
“ Taught film history at School of the Art Institute of Chicago ” - pgrass13
“ An acting teacher who taught James Lipton among others. ” - pgrass13
Famed acting teacher Lee Strassberg was born in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, before becoming one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. His greatest influence, however, was through the Actors Studio...
“ An Acting teacher, Came up with the Strasberg method otherwise known as emotional memory or affective acting, he also futher developed method acting. ” - pgrass13
Noted stage actress who has also done limited work in TV and film. Born in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her Broadway debut was in "The Seagull" in 1938. She won her first Tony (and other awards) in 1950 for Clifford Odets
"The Country Girl"...
“ She was a noted drama teacher ” - pgrass13
“ Generally credited with originating method acting ” - pgrass13
Robert Lewis was one of the original members of the Group Theatre in the 1930s and co-founder of the Actors Studio in 1947. He was active as a character actor in Hollywood for only a brief period, under contract first to Fox Studios and then MGM. Though he went on to appear in and direct Hollywood musicals...
“ Founded the Actor's studio ” - pgrass13
Sanford Meisner is one of the most respected and influential acting teachers of the 20th century. Meisner, Stella Adler
and Lee Strasberg
are generally regarded as America's three greatest acting teachers. Founding member of The Group Theatre, 1931-1941. Began teaching at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in 1935; head of the acting program 1936-1958 & 1964-1990...
“ Acting teacher who developed the Meisner technique. ” - pgrass13
“ Was a school Principal. ” - pgrass13
Ellen McLain is an opera singer and voice actress from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She provides the voices of many characters in several video games from Valve. Among them are GLaDOS, the artificial-intelligence antagonist in Portal
(for which she won an AIAS Interactive Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance) ...
Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return, etc.)...
“ Has an EdD but don't think he has done active teaching. ” - pgrass13
American character actor and writer Wallace Shawn has one of those fun, mischievously homely faces just made to entertain. Though he got out of the starting gate rather slowly, he has since excelled on stage, television and film while managing to turn himself into a winner with his loser-type looks...
“ Taught Latin before becoming an actor. ” - pgrass13
National Lampoon alumni. Graduated from Barnard College and has a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Prager has been a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, Penthouse and The Guardian. She has authored the books In The Missionary Position, A Visit From The Footbinder & Other Stories...