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Release Date:
27 June 2003 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
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 1 win & 23 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The format and honesty of the actors and penetrating questions of James Lipton make for the success of this show. See more (33 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 35)

James Lipton ... Himself - Host / ... (241 episodes, 1994-2014)
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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 (13 episodes, 1994-2013)
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 (10 episodes, 2012-2014)
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)
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)
Daniel Shepard .... production associate (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)
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Brazil:Livre

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ever since the show took off, James Lipton vigorously attempted to get screen legends Marlon Brando and Katharine Hepburn on the show. Although they were both members of the Actors Studio, neither wanted to interrupt their retirement from show business, be it talk-show or otherwise.See more »
Quotes:
[his infamous answer to "if heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say to you when you reach the pearly gates?"]
Harrison Ford:You're much better-looking in person.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in WarGames: The Dead Code (2008) (V)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The format and honesty of the actors and penetrating questions of James Lipton make for the success of this show., 14 July 1999
Author: David C. Noll from Annapolis, MD

Mr. James Lipton, an accomplished/actor producer himself, brings out the talent and communicative ability of these actors/artists. It is a pleasure to watch Mr. Lipton ask questions, review accomplishments, and show films clips of the actors, that are gracious enough to share their talents and experiences to future actors, directors and TV viewers. I am overwhelmed by the total honesty of these marvelous artists. They don't come forth with any ego, condescending attitude, but a willingness to share their experiences and faults to further advance the theater and film making.

Please continue the good work,

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