|In the past year or so our actors have booked several National Commercials, Video Games, TV Shows and Feature Films. Several have won theatrical representation or have been accepted to prestigious universities.|
In 2011, Juliana Harkavy booked the films RENEE and DOLPHIN TALE with Morgan Freeman. Larisa Oleynik became a recurring guest star on HAWAII 5-0. Rider and Shiloh Strong, who wrote and directed THE DUNGEON MASTER--which made the festival rounds, including the Tribeca Film Festival, and won BEST COMEDY at the 2011 Sonoma International Film Festival--added METHOD to their original award winning treasure trove of films. Amber Luallen was accepted to study at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Kay Panabaker had a starring role on NO ORDINARY FAMILY until its cancelation. Phil Abrams booked recurring roles on NEW NORMAL, BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, GREY'S ANATOMY, PARENTHOOD and HUGE as well as guest roles on BIG BANG THEORY, ICARLY, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, HOUSE of LIES and MIDDLE. Desi Lydic continues to star on MTV's AWKWARD.
2013 promises to be as exciting a year for a lot of very special Actreel Actors as 2012 was. Noah Geldberg, who booked films CRABS and MAN WITHOUT A HEAD a couple of years ago, started the ball rolling by booking his 7th National commercial. Scott Clifton who received FOUR Emmy Nominations for his work on GENERAL HOSPITAL and ONE LIFE TO LIVE then joined the cast of BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL where he received a FIFTH nomination and WON the Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor. Now in 2013 he has received his SIXTH nomination for his work on BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL for Best Supporting Actor. Melissa Claire Egan also received an Emmy nomination for her work on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Kelcie Stranahan, who booked three starring roles in one year in the films AVARICE, UNDER THE BED and HIDING has recently booked a web series RUNAWAYS, and the starring role in the film LAST HOURS IN SUBURBIA, DIRTY TEACHER and many other projects. Brooke Smith joined the cast of Renee Zellweger’s Lifetime 1970's drama pilot CINNAMON GIRL. Amber Luallen is winning all sorts of accolades for her burgeoning stand up comedy career and recently booked a role on THE MINDY PROJECT for FOX. Ashley Nunes was cast in the Syfy Network's all new series ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE. Finally Tom Vincent scored a guest starring role on the Showtime series RAY DONOVAN with Liev Schreiber. Why not join us this session!
Presented below are updates for a very small selection of the actors who have coached or studied with Studio Actreel/Bruce Ducat over the past 20 years (updated on 5/2/13). If you have ever studied with Bruce and would like to let everyone know what you've been up to lately, please email a brief update, with headshots, to the address listed on the contact page.
Studio Actreel Actors Work
|ADAM AFFONSO AKA ADAM LOGAN AND ADAM STRADLIN|
Adam has acquired several television credits, from NBC's Quantum Leap to ABC's Alias, as well as feature film credits like Mona Must Die and Wooly Boys (pictured to the left).
Adrian graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute and is now working as a designer at Free Range Studios. He does web and print design as well as identity and branding work for progressive nonprofits and socially-responsible businesses. No acting right now, but one day...
Agatha had recurring roles on FOX's Get Real and MTV's Undressed and guest roles on the WB's Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Gilmore Girls and FOX's Boston Public.
Alan has been residing in the Chinese People's Republic this past year and can personally attest that our pampered, first-world immune systems are actually much stronger than we think they are. Please learn Chinese, see the world, and enjoy your friends and loved ones. He works with MIMA Music, whose mission is to inspire students of all ages with a lifelong appreciation for music making.
Alex has become a very well known face, starring in UPN’s Mystery Girl, ABC's Romy and Michele: In the Beginning, CBS's The Ex List, and the feature films Big Fat Liar (with alum Amanda Bynes), Orange County, D.E.B.S., The 9th Passenger, and She's the Man (again with alum Amanda Bynes). She was also a series regular on FX's Dirt, had a recurring role in FOX's Opposite Sex, and has been a recurring voice on Family Guy, and had guest roles in CBS's JAG and CSI.
Alexis had guest roles in Disney's Even Stevens and That's So Raven and was one of the Disney Movie Surfers. Her Disney Movie of the Month, Luck of the Irish, continues to air. She now works as a swimsuit model.
Alisa was a regular on Nickelodeon’s All That and co-starred in NBC's One World, MTV’s Spyder Games and Disney's The Proud Family and The Proud Family Movie, as the voice of LaCienega Boulevardez. She also had recurring roles on Passions, The Bold and the Beautiful, American Family, and Boston Public. She counts Pledge of Allegiance, A Sight for Sore Eyes, and Contradictions of the Heart among her film credits.
Aly is featured in Disney's Hannah Montana and the CW's Supernatural.
|ALYSON (ALY) MICHALKA|
Aly co-stars in Disney's Phil of the Future, Now You See It, Haversham Hall (with her sister Amanda), and Cow Belles (also with her sister Amanda). She also co-stars in the MTV feature film Super Sweet 16: The Movie (again with her sister Amanda) and the new to theaters Bandslam. The Michalka sisters also have a successful music career, with a third album being released in 2009.
Alysoun started with Bruce at the Drama Studio London when she was in high school in Berkeley. Since then she has been a successful model, commercial actor, phenomenal stage performer, co-starred in the Video Game The Psychic Detective, and is well on her way as a singer. She has an incredible voice, but is somewhat of a reluctant pop star even though she has two videos on MTV (she's the vocalist on both Jondi & Spesh's The Sway and Momu's The Dive) and she is featured on the New Arist Album by Jondi & Spesh, on the SPUNDAE label. On top of all that she is also a US Berkeley Grad Scholar in Linguistics.
Amanda was a regular on Nickelodeon's All That and went on to star in her own show, The Amanda Show and the WB's What I Like About You. She also starred/co-starred in the feature films Big Fat Liar (with alum Alex Breckenridge), What a Girl Wants, Love Wrecked, She's the Man (also with alum Alex Breckenridge), the remake of Hairspray and Sydney White. She also had voice roles in Nickelodeon's Rugrats and the feature film Robots.
Amanda has built an impressive resume which includes an enormous number of guest-starring roles including NCIS, Threshold, 7th Heaven, Strong Medicine, Without a Trace, Judging Amy, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (with alum Sarah Hagan). She also co-stars in the feature films The Failures, Askari, Death Can I Buy You A Drink?, Americanese, KUSH (with alum Escher Holloway), and Mr. Sadman.
|AMANDA (AJ) MICHALKA|
AJ was a series regular on CBS's The Guardian and FOX's Oliver Beene, had recurring roles on General Hospital and Six Feet Under, and co-starred with her sister Aly in Disney's Haversham Hall and Cow Belles and MTV's Super Sweet 16: The Movie. She is also co-starring in 2009's The Lovely Bones. The Michalka sisters also have a successful music career, with a third album being released in 2009.
Amber has been a cast member at the happiest place on earth! No, not Bruce's class...
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Amber has also guested on CSI:NY, in 2011 she was accepted to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and in 2013 booked a role on The Mindy Project for FOX.
|ANDREA ELERI DAVIS|
Andrea was an early 90's grad from Juilliard and Mills College with honors. She did an enormous amount of theatre while in New York, much of it as a Company Member at the National Actors Theatre in NYC. Andi also has some television appearances under her belt. Most importantly, Andi is married and the proud mom of two kids.
|ANNA HALBERG AKA ANNA ROYCE|
Anna booked guest-starring roles in FOX's Boston Public and Disney's That's So Raven, graduated from USC Film School, finished a presentational pilot as the lead for director Joe Napolitano and was in a short film called "Ma Cite Mon Histoire." She also owns her own film production company, Six Foot Turkey Productions, and is producing with Spencer Pratt from MTV's The Hills.
Annie is heavily featured in independent film Wrestling, which has been submitted to Sundance.
Ashley had guest roles on The Baby-Sitters Club, NBC's Law & Order, Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh, and was featured in the films Protecting the King, Paradise Hills, and 2009's Twixter.
Ashley has gone from a scrawny eleven year old actress to this ugly model who can also kick your ass. She really is a champion with the US National Karate Team. Now she is on her way back to acting.
Ashley is the featured girl in a Bo Bice (the guy from American Idol) music video, and stars in a small independent film, Relationship Theorem, which also includes classmate Kaitlyn Burkett. Cast as the lead in Adult Behavior, a 2006 indie film, Ashley has also begun a modeling career by virtue of the two print ads in which she is now the principal model. Ashley also appears in the feature film Knuckle Draggers, and guest stars in Unknown Sender and Therapy.
Ashley was accepted in 2010 to Carnegie Mellon University.
Asia was a series regular on The Young and the Restless for three years.
Ben toured the world with the band Natural, which he was the bassist and lead singer for. Natural received Two Gold Records in the U.S. and 8 Top Ten Singles Worldwide, including Number 1's in Germany, Austria, Thailand, Lebanon, and The Phillippines. He has performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the NY, NY float singing the RIAA certified Gold Single "What If." Trivial Pursuit documented that NASA wanted to have the band be the first musical act in space and performs a song about Microgravity in the 20th anniversary edition. Ben is now performing and touring as a solo artist with his first solo CD "An Insomniac's Guide to a Lonely Heart," which is available in all major online outlets. Ben also guest starred in NCIS and House.
Ben was a young acting student in Berkeley. From there he joined the Navy in his quest to become Ernest Hemingway. He is now a filmmaker and writer living and working in Los Angeles, where he can often be spotted walking his dog, Valentine. He wrote and directed the feature film Big Heart City, in which he cast alum Desi Lydic to round out his small and very talented cast.
After starring in 7 seasons of ABC's Boy Meets World, Ben was featured in the films Swimming Upstream, Car Babes, Making It Legal, Palo Alto, CA, and 2009's Doesn't Texas Ever End. He also had guest roles on NBC's Chuck and CBS's Without a Trace. He graduated from Stanford in 2004 with a degree in Political Science.
Brady stars in Mysterious Skin and co-stars in Thunderbirds, a feature film that also stars Bill Paxton and Ben Kingsley, and has a very meaty role in Holly Hunter’s film Thirteen. Thirteen was an award winner at Sundance. In 2006 Brady was a recurring character on FOX's 24, playing Kiefer Sutherland's character's son. 2008 had him co-starring in Funny Games with Naomi Watts. He also guested on Law & Order and stars in films La Derive and The Alistair Banks Griffin Project.
Briana made her Broadway debut in 2009 in the revival of HAIR.
Brooke has had quite a ride with guest spots on 7th Heaven, Malcolm in the Middle and a major appearance in Max Keeble’s Big Move. She also booked a WB Pilot called House Blend and a guest-starring roles in My Wife and Kids, Judging Amy, Cold Case and CSI. She stars in an Educational Series ALERT (with alum Zoe Levy) and booked a National Commercial. In 2010 she booked a starring role in the Independent Film Nowhere Home and the horror film Mischief Night. In 2012 she joined the cast of Renee Zellweger’s Lifetime 1970's drama pilot Cinnamon Girl.
Catherine had a guest spot on The Young and the Restless and a co-star role in Scrubs. She was featured in a music video that's playing on MTV and FUSE all the time. She is also a member of a sketch group that performed in the Los Angeles Sketch Festival. And she is finishing her degree in mass communications.
Charles booked a pilot, three commercials, and some print jobs. He was also featured in the films I-See-You.com (with alum Mathew Botuchis), Remember the Daze (with alum Lyndsy Fonseca), 2009's Why Am I Doing This? and 2009's The Things We Carry.
Chris is featured in the films Freaky Friday (2003 remake), Pink Eye, and The Danny Comden Project. He also worked as Composer on the feature films Silent Night and 2009's Amongst Friends and a Still Photographer on Pink Eye and Silent Night.
Courtney appeared on S Club7, Tucker, Mad TV and was a recurring character on MTV’s Undressed along with alums Ryan Carlberg, Scott Clifton, Agatha Drake, Mathew Botuchis, Matt McKane, Teal Redmann, Katie Lansdale, Tara Rose, Talia Osteen, Zarah Little, and Jill Noel. A graduate of Loyola Marymount's Film Program, Courtney was a film editor for BlackLight Films, working with cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg for over six years. She is now a Post Production Supervisor and Assistant Editor working for Disney on a nature documentary, Hidden Beauty, that will be released in theaters in 2010, from the producers of Planet Earth.
Cristina was a series regular on NBC's Daddio, was featured in the independent film The Greatest Adventure of My Life, and had a guest role on FOX's Malcolm in the Middle.
Danielle was a Drama Studio student in the early 90's. She is now a working in actor in the Bay Area getting rave reviews for her work at a variety of San Francisco theaters, most notably the Cutting Ball Theatre Company. She has performed in Cutting Ball’s productions of Avant GardARAMA!, No Exit, Risk is This as well as the Hidden Classics Reading Series and developmental workshops for Mr. Fujiyama’s Electric Beach. Some favorite roles include Nancy in Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Liz in The Book of Liz, and Constance in Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet. Danielle can also be seen in the independent films Spectator, The Rewrite of Your Life and The Bike.
A graduate of the University of Kansas, Danner earned her degree in journalism and entered the broadcasting business through the assignment desk at KAKE-TV in Wichita, KS. From there, Danner had her first taste of anchoring and reporting at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA. She then moved on to WSET-TV in Roanoke, VA and is now the main anchor for WMBF News, the NBC affiliate in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Daya was another extremely talented student from the Drama Studio in Berkeley. From there she went on to a talent scholarship with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in New York. Since then she has guest-starred on over twenty television shows including All of Us, Two and a Half Men, Dexter, and Navy: NCIS, as well as a handful of films. Look out for this girl.
Debbie earned her master's degree from Stanford and went on to create the award winning Adina's Deck video series (co-starring alum Kelcie Stranahan). She worked in production on several films including Raspberry Magic and co-created, directed and produced a new pilot.
Desi and her many looks scored roles in films Legally Blonde II: Red, White and Blonde, Out at the Wedding, Screw Cupid, Not Another Teen Movie and Stan Helsing, and booked episodes of What I Like About You and Invasion Iowa for Spike TV, Complete Savages, CSI: NY, Pepper Dennis, The Real Wedding Crashers, The League, Two and a Half Men and Traffic Light, and a starring role in the new MTV series Awkward. She also did a really fun microseries called Fresh Takes with Alicia Keys.
Devin was featured in several films and television shows throughout the 90's, including co-starring and starring roles in the films All I Want for Christmas, Camp Nowhere (with alum Hillary Tuck), Galgameth, and Locust Valley (with alum Alex Breckenridge), guest roles on the shows High Sierra Search and Rescue, Strange Luck, Step by Step, Pacific Blue, The Army Show, and a recurring role on Over the Top. In 2009 he made the short film Ojai Bums, which he wrote, directed, produced, shot and edited, composed for, and co-starred in.
Devyn is featured in a SAG film called Mean and a commercial for Eye Care Plus Optometry Center.
Elizabeth is a graduate of Second City's Conservatory. She has been seen on Scrubs, Joan of Arcadia and ER, performing at the Improv Olympic, in the horror film Asylum, and in the independent film Other People's Parties, which had its festival debut at the Cannes Film Festival. She has also participated in the 48 Hour Film festival in Vegas, creating, writing, shooting, editing and turning in a 7 minute film in 48 hours multiple times, with her comedy group On Spec Productions. In addition to her acting talents, Elizabeth has also been producing and singing in Cabaret shows at the M Bar in Hollywood.
Erin trained as a teen with Bruce and his faculty at the Young Actors Programme of The Drama Studio of London in Berkeley in the early 90's. Since then, Erin has developed an impressive resume that includes Acting, Dance, Choreography, and Songwriter. The last we heard she was working in Residence with Actingworks-NY (AWNY), a company dedicated to teaching children life skills and expanding creativity through the process of acting. For years she has been working with disadvantaged, at risk, and disabled youth.
Escher did the film Edith and a Cingular Commercial. He then booked five films in a week and a half: Blue 14, Tillamook Treasure, KUSH (with alum Amanda Fuller), When a Stranger Calls and Choosing Connor (with Actreel newbie Ashley Maimes). This guy is a booking machine. Way to go Escher.
Franki has the lead in a PSA for The AD Council's "Boost Up" Campaign with alum Aly Madden as the Spokesperson.
Frank booked two back to back national commercials and meaty guest-star roles on The Division, Judging Amy, ER, The Shield (recurring), Strong Medicine and Heist. He also snagged a meaty role in Holly Hunter’s film Thirteen along with classmate Brady Corbet, major roles in the feature films The Last Shot, Wrong Turn and Providence, and a guest role on Freddie Prinze Jr's show, appropriately titled Freddie. Frank also became a performing member of the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood. 2006 saw Frank become a series regular in the Comedy Central show American Body Shop. He also guests in Showtime's Sleeper Cell and landed a juicy co-starring role on Grey's Anatomy.
Fred was a recurring guest-star on Even Stevens the television show and co-stars in the Even Stevens Movie and was booked as the star of the feature films The Catcher and Suspended Animation. He also guest-starred on 7th Heaven and The Handler. His other feature films include Dirty Deeds, Confession and Raise Your Voice.
Gabriella booked her first National Commercial in 2008. She co-starred in the short film Amy & Penny, directed by Chris Cordova and Holding Pattern, directed by Luke Slendebroek, and played the lead in Rush, also directed by Luke Slendebroek.
Garrett booked a short film and a national Heineken commercial.
Hayley is hiding. As a child, she co-starred with alum Rider Strong on the short lived series Julie, which starred Julie Andrews (pictured to the left). She then did a bunch of guest-star roles on shows like Empty Nest and Dave's World, and subsequently left acting to do professional choreography. She also got married. If she'd only call we'd know more.
Heather graduated from an NYU with a BFA, appears in the film Zelda and a mile long list of Stage Productions.
Heidi was cast by American Beauty director Sam Mendes in her first film role in his Road to Perdition with Tom Hanks, alum Tyler Hoechlin, and Jude Law. She then co-starred in the short horror film The Visitor, had a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful, and was featured in the 2009 comedy short Ochophobia (Fear of Vehicles). Heidi is also an up and coming young artist who paints beautiful portraits.
Helen has been in films The Wrong Score and Get The Dime.
|HILARY ANGELO AKA HILARY SALVATORE|
Hilary is a booking machine. She went from being a series regular on Nickelodeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack (with alum Larisa Oleynik) to guest roles on many television shows, including Dharma & Greg, Profiler, Beverly Hills, 90210, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Without a Trace, Cold Case, and Navy NCIS. She was also featured in the films American Pie (with alum Tara Reid), Veil, Bring It On, Local Boys (with alum Natalie Ramsey), Tangy Guacamole, and Charlie Wilson's War.
After Hang Time, The Great Mom Swap and Camp Nowhere (with alum Devin Oatway), Hillary had a long run on television's Honey I Shrunk the Kids and starred in a stage production of Taste of Honey. She went on to a cherry role in the 2001 hit film Life as a House. All of this was followed by great roles in Bones, The Closer, House M.D. and Cold Case.
Holly's national commercial list has gone up to 19 with six since the last update alone!! She stars in music videos for John Mayer, Harland Williams and Moth. Her film roles include Cold Case, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Entourage, and Rules of Engagement. She had lead roles in the films Envy, A Hollywood Tale and Shards of Darkness, and supporting roles in Fired Up, Fugie Wugie Fudge Face and Darkstar.
Hope joined Bruce's class in 2009 and only a few months later landed her first agent and booked her first feature film, One by One: Death's Door!
Jacey co-stars in the Sci-Fi series Outer Space Astronauts and has appeared in many films including The No Sit List, Next of Kin, Dark Reel, After Midnight: Life Behind Bars and Storm.
Jade had a recurring role on 3rd Rock from the Sun, was a series regular on Passions, produced and starred in Old Man Music, and was featured in the film Prey 4 Me.
Jamie is another Berkeley alum. She went to the east coast and got her BA from Wesleyan and her Masters from Columbia. For quite a while, Jamie was a writer for The Daily Show. Now she's back on the west coast writing for a prominent ad agency.
Jarett was in The American Black Box, a play that was part of the Midtown International Theater Festival in NY, NY.
Jason was featured in films Smart House (with alum Josh Boyd) and The Newman Shower, had recurring roles on Freaks and Geeks (with alums Sarah Hagan and Matt McKane) and Boston Public, guested on Normal, Ohio, Malcolm in the Middle, Happy Family and The Comeback, co-starred in an webisode of Speedie Date, and produced and edited two episodes of MTV's True Life.
Jenna did a couple of commercials and a PSA and got the representation of an agent she met at class. In 2008 Jenna booked two National Commercials, one of which was the DIET PEPSI commercial with Justin Timberlake for the Superbowl.
Jennie came in for coaching one day, early in 2005, for a Daytime Drama. She was the second choice for the role, as her look on camera was way too young for what they felt the role needed. While they raved on and on about her acting, it was not enough to get the part. They even went so far as to promise her that one day they would find SOMETHING for Jennie. That's usually "Hollywood Lie Number 12". BUT, late in 2006, Jennie got a call from the Casting Director who said, "Remember when I promised you....?" They apparently wrote a recurring role JUST for her after she auditioned for them over a year earlier. Go figger. Just when you think you know Hollywood, it does something like this.
Jenny was for a time a member of the Girl Group Sensation INNOSENSE. They had been the opening act for both NSYNC and that SPEARS girl all over the world. Jenny is now working as a solo act. She also appeared in films House of Pancakes, The Barefoot Executive (TV), and Reflections of a Sensitive Man. On television she was a guest star in Water Rats and The Secret World of Alex Mack (with alum Larisa Oleynik).
Jessica was another Bay Area kid who has accumulated quite a resume. 50 First Dates, Derailed and Joy Ride are a small fraction of her feature films and movies for television. She is most known for her portrayal of Colleen Cooper on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Jessica was a high school student in Berkeley when she was at the Drama Studio. She went on to study at Columbia University and later was on the faculty there, and taught at New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, the New York Film Academy-Los Angeles, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Hollywood. She has an M.F.A. in acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and is certified to teach Fitzmaurice Voicework. I'm so lucky to have worked with so many talented people.
Jill played Ally McBeal at age 15 and had a recurring role in MTV's Undressed (with many other Actreel alums) and Days of Our Lives. Some may recognize her as the KORN girl from their video. Jill also guest starred on Boston Public and CSI.
After her 11 years on Full House, Jodie guested on Party of Five, Brotherly Love, and Yes Dear. After some hard times she has re-invented herself and is back to acting.
Jonathan booked a role in the 2006 release of Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima along with alum Mathew Botuchis.
Josh has been a guest star on tons of TV projects, including a recurring role on 7th Heaven and appeared in Disney's Smart House (with alum Jason Lansing). Plus he gets to push Leo DiCaprio around in the Spielberg movie Catch Me If You Can (pictured to the left). He also did a guest stint (no, not a splint) on ER and the film Big Things.
Julia booked a pilot of a show called Facets of the World.
Juliana guest starred on A&E's The Glades and starred in the 2011 feature films If Only You Knew, Renee and Dolphin Tale with Morgan Freeman.
Kaitlyn appears in the independent film Relationship Theorem with classmate Ashley Schultz and is a graduate of USC.
Katherine graduated from USC and booked an episode of Entourage and appears in the TV Movie The Greatest Show Ever.
A graduate of the UC Santa Barbara Dramatic Art Program, Katie has done a lot of theatre and appears in the feature films American Wedding and Nine Months, and student films Classified and Earthmen.
Kay is a rising young star who is quickly making a name for herself in a big way. She is starring in the new film version of FAME and movie for TV Happy Camper. Other film credits include Nancy Drew and Moondance Alexander. TV fans will recognize her as a series regular on the WB hit Summerland. She also guested on an eclectic list of shows like Ghost Whisperer, Boston Legal, Weeds, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Two and a Half Men, and CSI, and recently booked a starring role on No Ordinary Family. I am very proud of and happy for you Kay.
Keenan booked her first on camera gig in a PSA for The Partnership for a Drug Free America and booked a small role in an Indie. When we know the title so will you.
A fairly busy Ford model, who booked a national Levi's print campaign in 2010, Kelcie stars in an Indie Film Series Adina's Deck which was directed by former Actreel Student Debbie Heimowitz. Kelcie also appears in the films The Kite Runner, Less, Avarice, Under the Bed and Hiding, as well as an episode of Without a Trace. She alo has a starring role in the web series Runaways and feature film Last Hours in Suburbia.
Kimberlyn was doing nothing except acting class and college for over a year and a half and then suddenly over a period of two months she worked on a Missy Elliot music video, a Bo Bice (the guy from American Idol) music video, and she was featured in the film American Dreamz, which stars Dennis Quaid and Hugh Grant. She also did an American Eagle Outfitters commercial.
Kristen booked a guest role on the pilot for Apostles, a police drama in consideration for pick up by FOX. If the pilot is picked up, she will have a recurring role. Oh and she got married. Sorry guys. She says, "I shot a series regular role in a spec pilot that a writer from Family Guy and iCarly (I realize, polar opposite shows) wrote. I played opposite Jerry Trainor, one of the series regs on iCarly."
Kylee booked back to back Nationals in 2009, including one very powerful PSA, and a role on Nickelodeon's Victorious.
Lana is featured in the films Adventures of Pluto Nash amd Dying for Dolly and appears in In The Mix (with alum Kristen Renton), Girlfriends (TV), and Back When We Were Grownups. Lana is also featured in movies The Metrosexual and The Year Without a Santa Claus.
Known the world over as Alex Mack, Larisa was also a recurring guest star on 3rd Rock From the Sun and Boy Meets World and she co-starred in Ten Things I Hate About You, A Time for Dancing, American Rhapsody and 100 Girls. After taking a break to attend university on the east coast, Larisa added feature films Relative Obscurity (2007) in which she stars, Together Again for the First Time, Bringing Rain and Pope Dreams to her resume. Larisa also appeared in Pepper Dennis (with friend and alum Rider Strong) starring Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, the new Hawaii5-0, Mad Men and Psych. Both Larisa and Rider are graduates of the Les Miserables school of Drama which was held at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco.
Laura started when she was a high schooler in Berkeley, CA where she trained with Bruce at the Drama Studio London. She appeared then in a Robin Wright film Denial. She has since been working extensively with The Salt Theater in New York City. Her Salt Productions include Stage Door - 2000 Fringe Festival, The Cherry Orchard, and Scenes from a Marriage. Her contribution to the excellence of Salt's productions helped to earn them an OBIE GRANT. Other recent NYC credits include Thunderbird, at The Cherry Lane Theater, Unbecoming, 45th St. Theater, Tragedy in Nine Lives at P.S. 122, shows at LaMama, Soho Rep, Target Margin Theater, HERE, Tenement Theater, and Access Theater among others. Regional credits include Juliet and other roles with The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and Gum at The Magic Theater in SF. Laura is also and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's Moscow Art Theater School program.
Laura has guested on such shows as Once and Again (recurring), Malcolm in the Middle, Days of Our Lives, Family Law, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Shield, Commander in Chief, Veronica Mars and Notes from the Underbelly, and is featured in the films Art School Confidential and Wasted.
Lauren graduated from the professional actor training program at NYU class of 2004, got an agent and was auditioning like crazy. Taking a break from acting Lauren finds herself in the role of Casting Associate for all sorts of major series and films.
Another alum from the Berkeley days, Laurie received a BFA from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, with a minor in Broadcast Journalism. She has studied with David Mamet, Cameron Manheim and Felicity Huffman at the Atlantic Theatre Co in NYC. Off-Broadway performances include Grove St. Playhouse, Atlantic Theatre Co., and LA Mama ETC. Her work is published in The Best Women’s Monologues, '98. TV credits include Yahoo and Levi's commercials, and Pandora, a Lifetime Channel movie. Laurie has taught at the SF Conservatory of Music & Foothill Theatre Co. and now teaches an On Camera Acting workshop in the SF Bay Area.
Lyndsay booked guest-starring roles on 8 Simple Rules, Boston Public, MTV's Scratch 'n Burn, and NBC's MDs. Her film work includes Raspberry & Lavender, The Curse of El Charro and Good Company.
Lyndsy was a series regular on Young and the Restless for years and left there to do TV projects Big Love, Waterfront, and Scarlett. Latest films include Intellectual Property, Kick-Ass, Hot Tub Time Machine, and The Ward. She also had recurring roles in Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, CSI, and a laundry list of other great shows, and is now a series regular on Nikita.
|MARCHELLE & MARISA BRADANINI|
Marisa and Marchelle have been doing great!! They co-authored a big selling book Fighting the Freshman Fifteen: A College Woman's Guide to Getting Real about Food and Keeping the Pounds, available in all major book outlets. While Marisa has moved to Montana to pursue non-performance opportunities, Marchelle (pictured to the left) is a big hit in the LA club scene with her hot electro/punk band Bedtime for Toys.
Marla was a series regular on The Practice, has a long list of feature films behind her including Dude, Where’s My Car? and Sugar and Spice, and is the lead role in the low-budget indie features The Tollbooth, Home of Phobia and Deluxe Combo Platter. Marla has also had tons of recurring guest roles on shows like Meteor, Maneater, Flower Girl, and Burn Notice.
Matt was featured in the films Superbad, Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Crazy/Beautiful and Living Out Loud, had recurring roles on Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks and guested on Arrested Development, Joan of Arcadia and The Norm Show.
Megan is known the world over as Z.Z. Ziff from Nickelodeon's Salute Your Shorts. She also co-starred in The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom and appeared on Full House. Now a university graduate, Megan has returned to acting.
Megan starred in Santa Barbara's Victoria Hall Theatre Company's first production of The Country Girl. Megan is also featured in the films Complete Guide to Guys, Asylum, and Dark World. She also starred in a professional stage production of Monster.
Melissa had recurring roles on Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill and booked a multi year contract role on ABC's All My Children. She was also featured in the films Wrestling and 2009's My Father's Will. She has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her work on The Young and the Restless.
Michael got an agent on Monday and booked a guest role on The District on Tuesday. Busy week. Since then, Michael has also done five national commercials as well as guest-starring roles on Meth And Red, Gilmore Girls, and Scrubs.
Michael is living in Toronto. He has appeared in a number of American shows including Witchblade, Odyssey 5, Queer As Folk and many others. He booked two National Commercials and Clement Virgo's feature Lie with Me set for dance and beyond. He was also in series called G-Spot.
Miranda July was Miranda Jennifer Grossinger when she was a student of Bruce's at the Drama Studio London, Berkeley. Since then she became a successful performance artist, writer and filmmaker and was quoted as saying she has not worked a day job since she was 23 years old. Now she is an even more successful Independent Filmmaker. Her film Me and You and Everyone We Know won The Caméra d'Or in The Cannes Festival 2005. Also to her credit are films Satisfaction and Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody?, both of which she wrote.
Monica co-stars in the films Pledge of Allegiance and I Soldati, guested on Entourage, Las Vegas, Veronica Mars and ER and had recurring roles on Scrubs, Charmed and Days of Our Lives. She has also been featured in the films Fool Me Once, Redline, Birth Control, Blinded, and 2009's Why Men Go Gay in L.A., The House That Jack Built, Steppin: The Movie, Downstream and Barry Munday.
Myles graduated from UCLA with a BA in theater. In between studying acting and playwriting, his chief focus was helping to create The Mike and Ben Show, UCLA's first weekly program, which still airs. He wrote and directed The Hunchback of North Dakota: A Musicalamity (Best New Play nomination, OC Weekly); The Seward Follies: An Eskimusical (winner of the first ever STAGESTheater Playwrights' Survival Challenge), and the still unrivaled Survivor: The Musical, based on the popular reality series. He has written jokes for the sci-fi spoof musical It Came From Beyond (nominated for 6 Ovation awards), done comedy news on Sirius satellite radio, and written a children's play about dinosaurs, which tours L.A. schools. His play Tiger Buns was performed by Chicago's Revolution Theater and every year he writes two short children's plays for Live at CCCT Drama Camp. He is also a company member at ComedySportz, L.A.'s longest-running show.
Natalie is in the feature films Cruel Intentions 3, Local Boys, Cherry Falls and Pleasantville. She also stars in a 2005 show called Boarding School and a 2006 show Beyond the Break.
Nicole booked an HBO print ad.
Noah booked his first job ever, a National "Miracle Whip" Commercial. Weeks later he booked a second commercial. Now he has SEVEN national commercials to his name, including a National Slim Jim Commercial, FedEx Office Commercial, Toyota Commercial, and Cricket. Noah is also a graduate of USC Theatre, and in 2011 booked the films Crabs and Man Without a Head.
Olver did his first role on Criminal Minds and the film Megan Is Missing.
Paddy cast in an episode of Grounded For Life and a National Taco Bell Commercial and completed work on his 2nd film Night Owls of Coventry. He won an award for his critically acclaimed performance in the film Dreamcatcher at the Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece.
Paydin has guested on such shows as The O.C., Heroes and Cold Case. She is featured in the films House at the End of the Drive, What Just Happened and Shark Swarm, and plays the lead role in the horror film Triloquist. She also appeares in 2009's Spring Breakdown (with alum Sarah Hagan).
Phil is a super booking machine who has booked guest-starring roles on many, many shows, including Maybe It's Me, Pepper Dennis (with alum Rider Strong), The Practice (with alum Marla Sokoloff), What I Like About You, Birds of Prey, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Spy TV, Providence, Desperate Housewives, The O.C., Strong Medicine, Malcolm In The Middle, NYPD Blue, Monk, Medium, LOST, Castle, Grey's Anatomy (recurring), The Mentalist, Greek, iCarly (recurring), Parenthood (recurring), Brothers & Sisters, In Plain Sight, Big Bang Theory, Shameless, Huge (recurring), Switched at Birth, House of Lies, and Middle. Phil also appears in the 2005 feature film The Island and the 2007 feature film Nancy Drew.
Rachel is a working stage actor. This miraculous feat is evidenced by her performances with the Virginia Stage Company, Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, National Shakespeare Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and of course Broadway. Rachel is a member of the Resident Company at the Pearl Theatre in NYC. Rachel holds a B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Rachel was a series regular on Titus. Since Titus, she has done tons of guest-starring roles including Veronica Mars and feature films The Drive, and Almost Romeo.
An Emmy winner, Rebecca is known everywhere as Greenlee on All My Children. Rebecca also has a long list of film and television credits. And in case you hadn't heard, she's the one who married Bachelor Bob.
Renee produced the children's show Animal Yoga. Her acting credits include Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Mall Rats, Devil in a Blue Dress, The Cure, her Sundance award winning independent film Fun, another independent film Family, and Some of an Equation, which brings her film total to over 20 and counting.
Ricky is another Berkeley/LA alum. Back in the day he made a couple appearances on Boy Meets World, did some acting in Hawaii, and is now married and living in NYC. He's doing the acting thing in the city, which these days is more the directing thing, which he says is fine by him.
After 7 1/2 years on Boy Meets World, he chose to take some time off to go to school in N.Y. where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University. While still in school, he booked a pilot for UPN, produced and starred in feature film Buck Naked Arson, and starred in feature film Cabin Fever and indie film Mojave. He guested on Law & Order and had a recurring voice role on Kim Possible (with alum and Boy Meets World co-star Will Friedle). He also starred in the 1st National Tour of the Broadway hit The Graduate and booked films On The Rocks, Borderland, Doubting Thomas, and WB show Pepper Dennis (with alum and friend Larisa Oleynik), starring Rebecca Romijn. Rider is slowly becoming the Indie king. He and his brother Shiloh (another alum) have written and directed three independent films Irish Twins and The Dungeon Master, which were accepted to the 2008 and 2011 Tribeca Film Festivals, and Method. The Dungeon Master won Best Comedy at the 2011 Sonoma International Film Festival.
Robyn was for almost 11 years known everywhere as "Maxie" from ABC's General Hospital. She was accepted to many colleges and decided to take some time off from school and just work on her acting. New agent. New Manager. New job. She also booked a guest-starring role in a pilot Brave New World and a recurring guest-starring role on Veronica Mars on UPN/CW.
Rochelle booked her first professional job as a featured player in a Lindsay Lohan music video, which was followed by a role in the indie film Charlie Woo. Rochelle is now kickin' butt at Boston University's Conservatory.
We were just one of Ryan's many teachers and we are proud that in some small way we contributed to his success in such feature films as How to Eat Fried Worms, The Cannon, Freaky Friday and Go Figure. Ryan has also guested on such TV shows as Malcolm in the Middle, Gilmore Girls and Standoff and is a series regular on Gary Unmarried, co-starring with comedian Jay Mohr.
Sabrina appeared in the films Gambling for Your Soul and Just Like Me and a national commercial. Her beautiful voice combined with her exceptional acting & dancing skills has brought her some success as a Musical Theatre Performer. At last count Sabrina has starred or co-starred in some twenty productions in the San Francisco Bay area.
Following his co-starring role as Quentin in the final two seasons of ABC's Grace Under Fire, Sam had recurring roles on such shows as Opposite Sex, Grounded for Life and 8 Simple Rules, and guested on many shows, including Do Over, One Tree Hill, Still Standing, Cracking Up, Oliver Beene, Quintuplets, Joan of Arcadia, Desperate Housewives, Veronica Mars and CSI. He also appears in the feature films Accepted and Bar Starz.
Sarah was a series regular on Freaks and Geeks and the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (with alum Amanda Fuller). She has also guested on such shows as Ally McBeal, DAG, Undeclared, Boston Public, Judging Amy, Grey's Anatomy, Medium and Close to Home. She also appears in the films Faith, Architecture of Reassurance, Orange County, and 2009's Spring Breakdown and Thunder Geniuses.
|SARAH LAINE AKA SERAH D'LAINE|
Sarah was a series regular on General Hospital and its spinoff Port Charles. She has also appeared in the films American Pie 2, Mermaids, The Rain Makers, Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough, Parasomnia, and 2009's Redefining Love, Knuckle Draggers, Here & Now and The Rig.
In 2003 Scott booked the coveted role of Dillon Quartermaine on General Hospital. Less than two weeks after his first appearance he was offered a multi-year contract. He was nominated for an Emmy for his first three seasons of work on the show. Scott has also done national commercial work for Adidas and Volvo, voice-over work for several TV and radio commercials, as well as the video game Hitman 5, and guested on multiple shows. He also has lead roles in the feature film Arizona Summer and independent film The Death Strip. In 2009 he booked another major contract role on another major daytime drama, One Life To Live, for which he received his FOURTH Emmy nomination, and in 2010 he booked yet another major contract role on yet another major daytime drama, CBS's Bold and the Beautiful, for which he received his FIFTH Emmy Nomination and WON! He has now been nominated for a SIXTH time. Scott is also a musician, with three albums under his belt (Untitled, Unbeautiful and So Much for the Night Life), which sold out in record time at Disney World's Super Soap Weekend.
Shana starred with her own Montreal based touring company, "Les 7 Doigts de la Main", as one of their premiere trapeze artists (pictured to the left). She then went on to further her training at Montreal's Ecole Nationale de Cirque and at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris. She has since performed her aerial acts with circuses and dance companies around the world, and was featured for over five years as a solo trapeze artist in Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco.
Shiloh won the prestigious DRAMALOGUE Award for writing for his play Shades of Blue, which co-starred his brother (and alum) Rider Strong and was directed by a really cool guy. Some may remember Shiloh from The Mommies, Maybe This Time and 3rd Rock from the Sun. He was also a regular on Dinotopia and a guest-star on Monk and 24, all while putting the final touches on his first directorial effort Buck Naked Arson, starring Rider Strong, Azura Skye, and Christine Lakin (Step by Step). He also appeared in the feature film Cabin Fever with Rider, and his voice is stars in the video game Tales of Symphonia. He and Rider also have written and directed three independent films Irish Twins and The Dungeon Master, which were accepted to the 2008 and 2011 Tribeca Film Festivals, and Method. The Dungeon Master won Best Comedy at the 2011 Sonoma International Film Festival. Shiloh also attended The Brooks Institute of Photography where his focus on still images expanded his career in visual media to include commercial photography.
Stephen graduated from the advanced training program at NYU, moved to Hollywood and became an extremely popular playwright. He co-starred in the 2002 film Buttleman. He now writes a lot of television scripts and screenplays. 2009 found Stephen writing for Showtime's hit series Weeds, and in 2012 he wrote and produced Next Caller, which was picked up by NBC.
Summer booked Disney's 3-Minute Game Show for the Camp Rock/Cheetah Girls segment. She also appears in the films You, Me and Dupree and Short Term 12.
Sunny scored his first film roles in Bulletfighter and a very funny small role in Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World with Albert Brooks.
Susannah is a working actor who has been performing in starring roles in Equity houses all over the country for the past ten years.
Talia is a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema and Television Production. An actor since the age of ten, she has starred in five national television series including What About It? and Secrets of the Animal Kingdom and was featured MTV's Undressed along with several other alums. She has also co-starred in the feature films Florida City and Things Behind the Sun. Last we heard, Talia resides in New York where she is a Creative Executive.
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Taran has had an exciting life so far. He took classes and coached with Bruce in both Berkeley and Hollywood. He grew up on the hit television show Home Improvement, became one of the nation's youngest licensed airplane pilots, went to Oklahoma City at his own expense and without cameras or reporters to bring aid and comfort to the victims of the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City terrorist blast (that's a hero to us), and last we heard he is living in LA and the proud owner of a Vegan Restaurant and a furniture design business as well. Taran, if you can, check in and let us all know what's up with you. We wish you well.
Tara Reid is a household name, having now been in over 30 films, including Clean Break, 7-10 Split, If I Had Known I Was a Genius, Incubus, Silent Partner, The Crow: Wicked Prayer, Alone in the Dark, My Boss's Daughter, Van Wilder, American Pie & American Pie 2, Josie and the Pussycats, Cruel Intentions, Urban Legends, The Big Lebowski and many more. She is also known for her role as Danni Sullivan on Scrubs.
Tara guested on 8 Simple Rules and MTV’s Undressed. Along with lots of auditioning, Tara is now going to law school at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, studying to be an Entertainment Attorney.
Taylor did a small role on Ghost Whisperer and on Wizards of Waverly Place.
Teal is best known for her role as Louise Grant on the first four seasons of the CW's Gilmore Girls. She has also guested on MTV's Undressed, Boston Public, CSI: Miami, had a recurring role on CSI, and appears in the films Chameleon 3: Dark Angel, Double Teamed, Dumb and Dumberer, and Special Breakfast Eggroll: 99¢.
Tiler made her Broadway debut as Gracie Shinn in the 2002 revival of Music Man, co-starred in feature film Donnie Darko, co-starred in ABC's Geppetto, Radio City Christmas Spectacular in L.A. (2 years as Clara), Lead Dawler and narrator for Barbie's 40th Anniversary at the Waldorf Astoria for Dick Clark. Last we heard she has an active career as a ballerina with the NY City Ballet.
Tomoe graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Theatre. She has put her acting career on hold while she is pursuing a modeling career and is modeling for some big ticket companies around the world.
Tom did a Fox Sports commercial and guested on Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, did a short SAG Film, the film Overnight, and booked a coveted Rascal Flatts music video and shot an Elton John video. Tom is also appearing periodically on General Hospital and Greek, and scored a guest-starring role on the Showtime series Ray Donovan with Liev Schreiber.
Tony booked his first role on the new sitcom Pastor Jones (pictured to the left).
Tracy was for a time with the Sketch Comedy Company Blow Girl. She received her Bachelors in Writing in 2007 and is now pursuing a career in modeling and acting after a collegiate hiatus.
Trent has guested on The West Wing, The Parkers and The Game, and had a recurring role on the hit series American Dreams. He also appears in the films Social Misfits and 2009's Slapped by Love.
In 2002, Tyler co-starred in Road to Perdition with Tom Hanks and Jude Law, playing Hanks' son. He then co-starred with John Larroquette in the short film The Rapture of the Athlete Assumed Into Heaven and was a series regular on the final four seasons of 7th Heaven. He also guested on CSI: Miami, My Boys and Castle, and appeared in the films Grizzly Rage and Solstice. Tyler is also a baseball player who played infield for Arizona State University, the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League, and the UC Irvine Anteaters.
After 7 and a half years on Boy Meets World, Will has had several great voice roles including the Batman Beyond series and movies, Kim Possible series and movies, The Secret Saturdays, and Kingdom Hearts II, Advent Rising, Rogue Galaxy and many other video games. He has also had a recurring role on Go Fish and guested on several other shows. He also appears in the films Lady Killers (aka National Lampoon's Gold Diggers), Everything You Want, Jack's House, and more.
Zarah guested on the shows Boston Public and MTV's Undressed, appears in the horror films Ted Bundy and The Hillside Strangler, and has done voice work for many anime projects, including the series Samurai 7, for which she voices the character Okara (pictured to the left).
|ZOE LEVY AKA ZOE HALL|
Zoe has appeared on such shows as Las Vegas, Medium, My Date, and the series 10 Things I Hate About You, and in the films My Long Distance Relationship, Phil & Sam and Curve of Earth. She was also in the recent 40th anniversary production of the great American tribal love-rock musical HAIR, produced by the show's original Broadway producer, Michael Butler.