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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 1 win & 20 nominations See more »
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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)

Michael Fitzgerald (unknown episodes)
 
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)

Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
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 (25 episodes, 2007-2012)
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)
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)
Dana Marcolina .... production assistant (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)

Philip Cottone .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Gabriel Friedman .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Chris Robertson .... rights and clearances (unknown episodes)
 
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

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Trivia:
Various guests of the show are welcomed back for another interview to further discuss their careers and how their craft has evolved since their first visit to the Actors Studio. So far, Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Billy Crystal, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Mike Myers have revisited the Actors Studio for a second time.See more »
Quotes:
[Lipton tries to get De Niro to say "You talkin' to me?"]
James Lipton:The film Taxi Driver. In which, you spoke those immortal words...
Robert De Niro:[uncomfortable] Well, you know... The usual.
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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
"Brillaint"-James Lipton, 30 June 2002
Author: Opion8d from SC

*Inside The Actor's Studio*

I haven't seen Inside The Actor's Studio very many times, but the ones I have seen were fabulous. I love this show because instead of going into the celebrities personal lives (which all of E!'s shows do, and it's so BORING), they discus their films. Hosted by the wonderful James Lipton, who asks all the right questions.

Here are some of the people who were being interviewed when I watched it. Steven Speilberg, Jack Lemmon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Affleck, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks. As you can see, they have a diverse list of accomplished actors. For some reason, before I watched her on Inside The Actor's Studio, I disliked Sarah Jessica Parker. I always associated her with the character she plays on Sex In The City (rich, clothes obsessed, spoiled). After watching her on Inside The Actor's Studio I realized she grew up poor and with the dream of becoming an actress. She didn't make it on her looks like most actors. She struggled. When Jack Lemmon was interviewed he admitted he was an alcoholic. That really touched me. This show goes deep.

Another thing I love about the show is James Lipton covers about every one of the actor's films, one by one. This is a great show for anyone interesting in film and the actor's craft.

*9/10*

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