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"Inside the Actors Studio" (1994) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1994-

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27 June 2003 (Germany) See more »
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 26 nominations See more »
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Save Your Money On Acting Seminars & Watch This. See more (33 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 36)

James Lipton ... Himself - Host / ... (242 episodes, 1994-2015)
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Series Directed by
Jeff Wurtz (12 episodes, 1996-2009)
 
Series Writing credits
James Lipton (13 episodes, 1994-2009)

Series Produced by
Michael Kostel .... producer (97 episodes, 1995-2004)
Alice Siess .... associate producer / producer (75 episodes, 2000-2005)
Jeff Wurtz .... producer (22 episodes, 2005-2013)
Vienna Steiner .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1998)
Sabrina Fodor .... producer (16 episodes, 2005-2007)
James Lipton .... executive producer / associate producer (14 episodes, 1994-2015)
Jasmin Proios Gammon .... associate producer (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Gina Angelone .... producer (12 episodes, 1995)
Shawn Tesser .... producer (6 episodes, 2008-2013)
John Servidio .... producer (5 episodes, 1999-2004)
Julie Schwarz .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Frances Berwick .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Eileen Lanci .... associate producer / producer (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Christian Barcellos .... executive producer: Bravo (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Caroline Kaplan .... series producer (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti (16 episodes, 1994-2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jeffrey Burns (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jeff Wurtz (11 episodes, 1994-2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michele O'Callaghan .... makeup artist / make-up (6 episodes, 1994-2007)
Laurie Lambardi .... make-up / makeup artist (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Audrey Da Costa .... key makeup artist / makeup artist (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Yoko Fumoto .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Management
Stan Schnier .... production manager (5 episodes, 1999-2005)
Bob Conover .... production manager (3 episodes, 1999-2003)
Patrick Burns .... production manager (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
 
Series Art Department
Joey DePaolo .... stagehand (15 episodes, 2004-2006)
Patrick Moran .... stagehand (5 episodes, 2005)
Mark Johnston .... graphic design (4 episodes, 2001-2007)
Jeff Rochstein .... graphics (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
George Xenos .... scenic design (3 episodes, 1999-2004)
 
Series Sound Department
Tim Cereste .... sound mixer / audio (13 episodes, 1994)
Jason Zampino .... utility (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Spyros Poulos .... audio / dialogue editor / ... (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Bob Aldridge .... audio engineer (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jeff Rochstein .... post audio / post audio mixer (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Alex Kushman .... audio (3 episodes, 1999-2003)
Rand Gamble .... sound (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Steve Giampaolo .... audio assist / audio assistant (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Kevin Hartman .... house audio (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Liz Ip .... audio assist (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
J.M. Hurley .... video engineer / senior video controller (140 episodes, 1994-2009)
Tim Cereste .... senior video / video engineer (99 episodes, 1994-2004)
Katherine Ray .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Howard Heitner .... jib operator (11 episodes, 2012-2015)
Eric Espeut III .... camera utility (4 episodes, 2005)
Mark Britt .... jib operator (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jeffrey Burns .... lighting designer / lighting director (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Pete Forrest .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
John Lott .... lighting board operator (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Dave McCarrie .... tape operator (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jim Nassetta .... camera / camera operator (3 episodes, 1999-2005)
Kevin Collins .... camera / camera operator (3 episodes, 1999-2003)
Scott Herde .... camera / camera operator (3 episodes, 1999-2003)
Bill Scammon .... camera / camera operator (3 episodes, 1999-2003)
Pahu Van Riel .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jay Kulick .... jib operator (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Chris Peterson .... electric / electrician (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Rich Houseman .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Doug Schneider .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jeff Steiner .... electric (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Don Wood .... electric (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Steve Long .... video utility (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Daniel McKenna .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Stan Pressner .... lighting designer (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
Keith Anderson .... video engineer (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
Simon Miles .... lighting director (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Laurent Legall .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Amy Leland .... assistant editor (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jill Rizzi .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Music Department
Jim Bruening .... music editor (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Angelo Badalamenti .... composer: theme music (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Other crew
Jordan Gosnell .... production assistant / stage manager (28 episodes, 2007-2014)
Lisa Rosado .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2007-2012)
Jeremy Kareken .... research associate / researcher (8 episodes, 2001-2009)
Sam Sibble .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2004-2005)
Daniel McKenna .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bob Reynolds .... assistant: to Mr. Lipton / assistant to executive producer / ... (7 episodes, 2001-2009)
Dana Marcolina .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joy Besozzi .... theatre manager (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
John Fistos .... technical director: Pace University / technical director (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Maher Kheirbek .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Beth Rooney .... stage manager (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jay Johnson .... engineer in charge (4 episodes, 2009)
George Schak .... technical manager (3 episodes, 1999-2005)
Teague Clements .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1999-2003)
Lisa Monroig .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1999-2003)
Jasmin Proios Gammon .... photo researcher (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Daniel Byron Spangler .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2004)
Nikoo Yahyazadeh .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2004)
Ed Lavin .... utility (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Russell Muccigrosso .... utility (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
David Watson .... director of cultural events: Pace University (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jeff Zorrilla .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Michelle LaBarbera .... assistant stage manager (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joseph Carney .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
Grégory Santerre .... stage manager (2 episodes, 2002)
August Barber .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Stephen J. Friedman .... president: Pace University (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Daniel Shepard .... production associate (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Robert Brotzman .... engineer / utility (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gus Arvanitopolous .... utility (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Thanks
Jane Arginteanu .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
James Douglas .... photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 1999)
Hyung-Ki Joo .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Marilyn Kamen .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Max Loubiere .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Claire Mercuri .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Gretchen Roberts .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Dorothy Stone .... photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 1999)
Joseph Stone .... photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 1999)
Sharon Stone .... photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 1999)
Cate Blanchett .... acknowledgment: photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 2003)
John Cusack .... photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 2007)
Sam Ash .... special thanks (1 episode, 2009)
Christian Barcellos .... acknowledgment: for Bravo (1 episode, 2009)
Frances Berwick .... acknowledgment: for Bravo (1 episode, 2009)
Patrick Harbron .... acknowledgment: photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 2009)
Rich Hardcastle .... acknowledgment: photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 2009)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Inside the Actors Studio: The Craft of Theatre and Film" - USA (first season title)
"Actors Interview" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
65 min | 60 min (including commercials)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Brazil:Livre

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Trivia:
Once, while a guest on British talk show host Stephen Merchant's show, the comedian Louis CK joked about the students in the audience on "Inside the Actors Studio" who ask famous actors for career advice: "it always occurs to me, you know, when an actor stands up - one of the people in the audience - 'I am an actor what can I do' and asks Sean Penn or whoever 'what can I do to reach your level,' you just want to say 'you will never be famous!'" In 2013, Louis CK costarred in American Hustle with Bradley Cooper, who was not only one of those Actors Studio students in the audience in several episodes (including one featuring Robert DeNiro, who was also in American Hustle) but also specifically one of the students who asked Sean Penn a question during Penn's 1999 episode.See more »
Quotes:
James Lipton:What is your favourite word?
Meryl Streep:I... well, y'know, I don't want to lie...
James Lipton:Don't lie.
Meryl Streep:Because I knew that this was coming and so I asked my daughter what her favourite word is and she's six and ever since she said her favourite word, which she said without hesitating, I can't think of anything else...
James Lipton:Say it.
Meryl Streep:Coconut milk.
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Save Your Money On Acting Seminars & Watch This., 6 April 2004
Author: lovejam from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I can sit in my living room yet feel like an audience member learning from this show. Here, the interviewed actor/director/writer feels liberated enough to reveal a relaxed side of themselves: There's always a golden nugget of info the actor shares with us. Actors should watch this with a pad and pen ready for note-taking. I don't know about the general public, but most aspiring/struggling/starving/working/professional actors who watch this show will toss away the idea of attending seminars to absorb the info being spilled here. Why read a book on acting when you can hear Julianne Moore talk about how she approaches a roll? Most viewers have their favorite interview: The best actors are the most educational ones while the rest are entertaining. I like James Lipton's approach to the actors. How else can he get the actors to relax and spill their guts? If I want hard-hitting journalism, I'll watch 20/20 for that. All I want is more info on what could make me a stronger performer, not this person's sexual preference or how many times they've checked into rehab: I'm not interested in the gossip and I'm thankful this show isn't about that.

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