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Mini Bio (1)

James Rekart attended high school with Val Kilmer, graduating with classmates Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham.

He got an agent straight out of high school starting in the business by doing commercials.

He began studying the craft of acting extensively with famous top film acting coach Charles Conrad, in the Meisner Method of acting. Conrad called him "a natural".

He next studied under James Best at the well-respected acting workshop James Best Theatre Center, where the primary purpose was to teach actors how to act for motion picture and television camera. It was there he met Gerald McRaney who encouraged him to take classes with the legendary famed actor/teacher Jeff Corey. He auditioned for Corey and was immediately accepted into his Professional Actors Workshop where Corey taught the Stanislavski Method technique. (Jeff Corey and Charles Conrad were the two main and most prestigious acting teachers based in Hollywood).

He has furthered his acting skills with Stuart K. Robinson, who is widely regarded as one of Los Angeles' top professional acting instructors at Robinson Creative Lab Actor's Studio, The Groundlings and much more.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: BoxCanyonBandit

Trivia (10)

The hands of actor James Rekart are the "famous" Manhands of the Seinfeld episode "The Bizarro Jerry". James Rekart was personally cast by Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld remembered Rekart from acting classes they both attended.
Nephew of pioneering helicopter pilot Bob Gilbreath.
Served on the Screen Actors Guild National Telecommunications Committee with Peter Haskell and William Schallert as chairs when he was 21.
Among several acting coaches, studied under Jeff Corey and also James Best.
Certified (at age 14) NAUI scuba diver.
Once walked 33 miles across part of Death Valley, CA. It was August - 119 in the shade (there was no shade) - it took 12 hours.
Put himself through acting classes/schools and also university by working in construction, cleaning swimming pools, and acting in commercials.
He holds Bachelor in Arts degrees in Journalism and History.
Studied Improv at The Groundlings in Los Angeles.
Played a shape-shifter assassin on No Ordinary Family (2010) and Guest Starred as a demon on The X-Files (1993).

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