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100 Industry Professionals
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THE ACTOR'S JOURNEY® IS AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY FOR ACTORS OF ALL LEVELS AND ABILITIES TO LEARN THE ESSENTIAL BUSINESS AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT SKILLS FROM 100 DISTINGUISHED AND AWARD WINNING ACTORS AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY VETERANS.

The Actor's Journey® is taught by 100 distinguished and award winning entertainment industry veterans who have decades of experience to impart.  These are Pros who have been there, done that... and SUCCEEDED!  Who are you learning the Business of Acting from?


   

  100 INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS  
 
To watch VIDEO CLIPS of many of our 100 Industry Pros
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MELISSA GILBERT
Former Child & Teen Star, Actress & Director
PRESIDENT – THE SCREEN ACTOR’S GUILD (2001 - 2005)
(Emmy & Golden Globe Award Nominated Actor)
Little House on the Prairie ("Laura Ingalls"), Diary of Anne Frank, The Miracle Worker, Safe Harbour
 
 
 
RICHARD DONNER
Director, Producer, Executive Producer
X-Men, Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 3, 4; Superman 1,2, The Omen, 
The Goonies, Lady Hawk, Maverick, Conspiracy Theory, Free Willy 1, 2, The Toy, Scrooged, Radio Flyer, Tales from the Crypt



JACK SHEA
Director, Producer
PRESIDENT – THE DIRECTOR’S GUILD of AMERICA (1997 - 2001)
(Emmy Award Nominated Director)
Silver Spoons, Full House, Growing Pains, What's Happening, Designing Women, The Jeffersons, The Waltons, Sister Sister, The Golden Girls, Goode Behavior, The Ropers, Good Times, Sanford & Son, Hawaii Five-O



SHERMAN HEMSLEY
Actor
(Emmy & Golden Globe Award Nominated Actor)
The Jeffersons ("George Jefferson"), All in the Family, Amen, Goode Behavior



HENRY WINKLER
Actor, Director, Executive Producer
(Emmy & Golden Globe Award Winning Actor)
Happy Days ("Fonzi"), Click, The Waterboy, Arrested Development
Executive Producer – MacGyver



MICHAEL YORK
Actor
(Emmy Award Nominated Actor)
Romeo & Juliet, Logan's Run, Cabaret, Austin, Powers 1 & 2, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers
 
 
 
 DANNY TREJO
Actor, Producer
Machete, Grindhouse, Halloween (2007) Sin City 2, Con Air, Spy Kids I, II, III, 
From Dusk 'Til Dawn, XxX, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Night Stalker, Reindeer Games, Anaconda, From Dusk ‘til Dawn, Jacks Law, Animal Factory
Performances in over 170 Movies and Television Shows
 
 
 
BARRY LIVINGSTON
Former Child Star, Actor
My Three Sons ("Ernie"), The Jersey Boys, Argo, The Social Network, You Don't Mess With The Zohan, 
Zodiac, First Daughter, Invisible Mom, Invisible Mom 2, Big Love, Navy - NCIS, Mad Men, Two and a Half Men, Judging Amy, Crossing Jordan, The West Wing, ER, Will & Grace, Boston Public, Sliders
 
 
 
 
Veteran Casting Director
 (Emmy Award Winning Casting Director)
StarWars (2015), Super-8, Fringe, 2012, Leverage, Star Trek (2009), Mission Impossible 3, 
Criminal Minds, Lost, CSI: Criminal Scene Investigation, Army Wives, Alias,  The Day After Tomorrow, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, The Patriot, The Nanny, Godzilla (1998), Stargate, Night Court
 
 
 

TONY DOW
Former Teen Star, Actor
Leave It To Beaver & Still The Beaver ("Wally")
Director & Producer
The New Lassie, Coach, Harry And The Hendersons, Honey I Shrunk The Kids (TV), Child Stars – Their Story



RICHARD RUSH
Director, Producer, Writer
(Academy Award Nominated Director & Writer)
The Stuntman, The Color of Night, Freebie & The Bean, Getting Straight, The Savage Seven, Psych-Out, Hell’s Angels on Wheels



BEVERLY GARLAND
Actress
(Emmy Award Nominated Actreaa)
My Three Sons ("Barbara"), Lois and Clark, Scarecrow & Mrs. King, Port Charles, Seventh Heaven



KATHY GARVER

Former Teen Star, Actress
Family Affair ("Cissy"), Invisible Mom, Invisible Mom II



MARSHA POSNER-WILLIAMS

Executive Producer, Producer
(Multi-Emmy & Golden Globe Award Winning Producer)
The Golden Girls, Designing Women, Night Court, Soap, Benson, Amen



BRANDON CRUZ
Former Child Star, Actor
Courtship of Eddie's Father ("Eddie"), Courtship of Eddie's Father (2004), The Motorcycle Diaries, The Bad News Bears
Editor - South Park
Former Lead Singer with The Dead Kennedys



BILLY GRAY
Former Child & Teen Star. Actor
(Emmy Award Nominated Actor)
Father Knows Best (“Bud”), The Day the Earth Stood Still
Performances in over 85 Movie and Television Shows



FRANK McRAE

Veteran Character Actor
Dillinger, Used Cars, F.I.S.T., 48 Hours, Another 48 Hours, Cannery Row, Batteries Not Included, Norma Rae, Last Action Hero, License to Kill, Red Dawn, Rocky 2, F.I.S.T., Paradise Alley, 1941



ROBERT ILLES

Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
(Multi-Emmy Award Winning Producer)
Silver Spoons, Amen, Goode Behavior, Sister-Sister, Family Matters, Private Benjamin, The Carol Burnett Show, Flo, What's Happening, Fernwood 2 Nite, One Day at a Time



JAY NORTH

Former Child Star, Actor
Dennis the Menace ("Dennis"), Maya, The Teacher, 
Dickie Roberts
 
 
 
ANSON WILLIAMS
Former Teen Star, Actor
(Golden Globe Award Nominated Actor)
Happy Days (
"Potsie")
Director, Executive Producer, Writer
The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Lizzie McGuire, Charmed, 
7th Heaven, Beverly Hills - 90210,Star Trek; Deep Space Nine, Sabrina - The Teenage Witch, Skyward, Skyward Christmas



MARVIN PAIGE, CSA
Veteran Casting Director
(Multi-Nominations: Casting Society of America Award)
Star Trek – The Motion Picture (1979), Jump!, Take the Money and Run, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, Planet of the Apes (TV), General Hospital, Breakfast at Tiffanys
 
 
 
FRAN BASCOM, CSA
(Emmy Award Nominated Casting Director)
Days of Our Lives, Designing Women, Lou Grant, Evening Shade
 
 
 
PAUL PETERSEN
Former Teen Star, Actor
Donna Reed Show ("Jeff Stone"), Soupernatural, The Portal, The Will, Dickie Roberts
Founder: A Minor Consideration (Child's Rights Advocacy Group)



PAULA DRAKE
(Attorney at Law)
Child & Teen, Young Adult Labor Law
(Actress)
In The Picture, Mission 8, Last Days of Cinerama, Liv, Lara Dana, Esq., Fix,
 
 
 
 
JON PROVOST
Former Child & Teen Star, Actor
Lassie, ("Timmy"), The New Lassie, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, This Property Is Condemned



FRED OLEN RAY

Director, Producer
Invisble Mom 1 & 2, Submerged, Sideshow, Critical Mass, The Kid With X-Ray Eyes, Invisible Dad, Rapid Assault, Dinosaur Island
(Directed over 100 Motion Pictures)



JOHN G. STEPHENS
Executive Producer, Producer
My Three Sons, Family Affair, Gunsmoke, Simon & Simon, Major Dad, Whiz Kids, Marciano, How The West Was Won (TV), Wonder Woman, The Smith Family



GARRISON TRUE

Veteran Casting Director
Annie, Pipi Longstockings, Brubaker, Black Beauty
 
 
 
 
JOHNNY WHITAKER
Former Child Star, Actor
Family Affair ("Jody"), Tom Sawyer, Sigmond and the Sea Monsters, Napoleon & Samantha, Snowball Express



JEANNIE RUSSELL

Former Child Star, Actor
CHAIRPERSON – The Screen Actor’s Guild
Young Performer’s Committee (1994 - 2000)

Dennis the Menace ("Margaret")



BRAD WAISBREN
Talent Manager
Manager: Cheech & Chong



STEVE BARKETT

Director, Producer, Actor
The Aftermath, Empire of the Dark



L. RICHARD WICKLUND

Veteran Studio Teacher & Welfare Worker



CLINT HOWARD

Former Child Star, Veteran Character Actor
(Winner - MTV Movie Award)
Gentle Ben, Fun With Dick & Jane, My Big Fat Independent Movie, Frost/Nixon, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, 
Cinderella Man, Apollo 13, Austin Powers I & II, Cocoon, Splash, Parenthood, Gung-Ho, Far & Away
Performances in over 180 Movies and Television Shows 



RANCE HOWARD
Veteran Character Actor, Writer
(Emmy Award Nominated Writer)
Performances in over 200 Movies and Television Shows
Father of Ron & Clint Howard
 
 


CHUCK McCANN
Veteran Character & Commercial Actor
(CLIO Award Winning Commercial Actor)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Performances in over 100 Movies and Television Shows



LARRY MATHEWS

Former Child Star
The Dick van Dyke Show ("Little Ritchie")
Post Production Executive 
 
 

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RON ZODKEVITCH, MD
Psychiatrist
Counseling of Teen & Young Adult Actors via S.A.G.




JOHN WALMSLEY
Former Teen Star, Composer
The Waltons ("Jason Walton"), Walton's Mountain, more...



ALAN YOUNG
Former Child Actor, Actor
(Emmy Award Nominated Writer)
Mr. Ed ("Wilbur"), The Time Machine
Performances in over 80 Movies and Television Shows



BRENT MADDOCK
Writer, Executive Producer, Producer, Director
Short Circuit; *batteries not included, Wild, Wild, West (
with Will Smith); Ghost Dad; Hearts & Souls, Tremors I, II, & III, Tremors (TV Series)



LAURA DASH
Stunt-Performer for Children & Teens
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, War of the Worlds, Amityville Horror, 
Jurassic Park, Van Helsing, Collateral Damage, The Time Machine (2002), The Three Kings, Halloween 5, Robocop 2, Kindergarten Cop, Matilda



TOMMY COLE
Former Child Star, Actor
The Mickey Mouse Club ("Mousketeer")
(Emmy Award Winning Make-Up Artist)
"Backstairs at the White House" 
The King of Queens, LA Confidential, The Devil's Advocate, Evening Shade
 
 
 
 
 
ERNEST THOMAS
Former Teen Star, Actor, Producer 
Everybody Hates Chris, Funny People, Revenge, '79 Parts, Malcolm X, What's Happening!! ("Raj"), What's Happening Now!!, Roots,

 
 
 

MESHACH TAYLOR
Actor
(Emmy Award Nominated Actor)
Designing Women (Anthony Bouvier"), Criminal Minds, Dave's World, Damien: Omen II
Performances in over 60 Movies and Television Shows



STANZI STOKES
Veteran Casting Director
The Terminator, 1941, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Silent Night…Deadly Night, Casual Sex, Feds, Return of the Living Dead, Motel Hell




MARY McDONOUGH
Former Teen Star, Actress
The Waltons ("Erin Walton”), Boston Legal, Will & Grace, The West Wing, ER, Picket Fences
Director, Producer, Writer
For The Love of May
Performances in over 40 Movies and Television Shows



CANDY CLARK
Actress
(Academy Award Nominated Actress)
American Graffiti ("Debbie"), Zodiac, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Radioland Murders, The Blob (1988), The Big Sleep, More American Graffiti, Blue Thunder, Fat City



MICHAEL McGREEVEY
Teen Star, Actor
The Shaggy DA, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Impossible Years, Now You See Him – Now You Don’t, Snowball Express
Writer, Producer, Director
Fame (TV), Born Free, Wonder Woman, The Waltons



MICHAEL ZANUCK
Veteran Talent Agent



GARY SHIMOKAWA
Veteran Director
(Multi-Director's Guild of America Award Winning Director)
Titus, Coach, The Golden Girls, Alf, Night Court, Archie Bunker's Place, Laverne & Shirley, Welcome Back Kotter, Saved by the Bell



DIANNE KAY
Former Teen Star, Actress
Eight Is Enough ("Nancy Bradford"), Steven Speilberg's 1941, Falling Sky, Portrait of a Showgirl
 
 
 
 
TIM CONSIDINE
Former Child Star, Actor, Writer, Director
(Special Jury Prize Winning Actor - the Venice Film Festival)
My Three Sons ("Mike"), Spin & Marty ("Spin"), The Shaggy Dog, Executive Suite, Sunrise at Campobello, Patton, Ray of Sunshine (2006)



MARY GRADY
Veteran Children's Agent



ROBERT CRAWFORD
Former Child & Teen Actor, Actor
(Emmy Award Nominated Child Actor)

Producer & Associate Producer
The World According to Garp, A Little Romance, Funny Farm, The Sting, The Great Waldo Pepper, Slap Shot



RON PALILLO
Former Teen Star, Actor, Stage Director
Welcome Back Kotter ("Horshak")



CHRISTOPHER ATKINS
Former Teen Star, Actor, Producer, Writer
(Golden Globe Award Nominated Actor)
The Blue Lagoon ("Richard"), Dallas, A Night in Heaven, Pirate Movie
Performances in over 80 Movies and Television Shows



BILL MUMY
Former Child & Teen Star, Actor
(Emmy Award Nominated Actor)
Lost In Space ("Will"), Babylon 5, , Papillon, Crossing Jord
an, Bless the Beasts and the Children, The Twilight Zone
Performances in over 80 Movies and Television Shows
ALSO: Producer, Writer, Composer, Musician



ADRIA LATER
Veteran Studio Teacher & Welfare Worker



RON MICHAELSON
Veteran Commercial & Character Actor and Casting Director
Star of "Ditech Mortgage" and Cash Call Commercials ("Lost another loan to
 Ditech!"), Entourage, Carnivale, Designing Women, Golden Girls
 
 
 
 
BRAD LEMACK
Veteran Talent Manager
President - Lemack & Company.
Author - Book: "The Business of Acting"



TINA COLE
Former Teen Star, Actress, Singer
My Three Sons, ("Katie"), The King Family, The 6th Friend, See Me, Eleanor and Franklin
Director, Children's Acting Teacher



LARRY THOMAS
Actor, Director
(Emmy Award Nominated Actor)
"Soup Nazi" on Seinfeld, Austin Powers, Postal, Paranormal Calamity, CSI, Law & Order
Performances in over 60 Movies and Television Shows



MARC COPAGE
Former Child Star, Actor, Singer
Julia ("Cory Baker"), The Kid, The Wave



BARNEY MARTIN
Veteran Character Actor
Seinfeld ("Morty Seinfeld"), Arthur, Arthur II - on the Rocks, Mel Brook’s The Producers
Performances in over 80 Movies and Television Shows



DON GRADY
Former Teen Star, Actor
My Three Sons (-"Robbie"), Mouseketeer
Composer, Arranger
Skin Deep, Switch, Lucas Films, EFX (Las Vegas) Universal, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, Disney Channel



KELLY FORD KIDWELL
Co-Author - Book:
"Your Kid Ought to Be in Pictures"



RUTH DEVORIN
Veteran Children’s Agent & Co-Author - Book:
"Your Kid Ought to Be in Pictures"



STEVE RAILSBACK
Actor, Director & Producer
(Golden Globe Award Nominated Actor)
The Stuntman, Ed Geim, Rest Stop, Helter-Skelter ("Charles Manson"), Life Force, The Golden Seal, Torchlight, From Here to Eternity (TV)
Performances in over 80 Movies and Television Shows



OLIVIA HUSSEY
Former Teen Star, Actress
(Golden Globe Award Winning Actress)
Romeo & Juliet ("Juliet”), Psycho IV, Death on the Nile, The Man With Bogart's Face, Lost Horizon (1973), Stephen King's "It", Mother Theresa
Performances in over 50 Movies and Television Shows



BEVERLY WASHBURN
Former Child Star, Actress
Walt Disney's "Old Yeller", Star Trek, Spider Baby
Performances in over 50 Movies and Television Shows



MICHAEL HARRAH
CHAIRPERSON – THE SCREEN ACTOR’S GUILD
Young Performer's Committee (2001 - 2003)
,
Casting Director



PETER NOVICK
Commercial Talent Agent



BUTCH PATRICK
Former Child Star, Actor
The Munsters ("Little Eddie", Lidsville, the Phantom Tollbooth
Performances in over 50 Movies and Television Shows



APRIL WEBSTER, CSA
Veteran Casting Director
(Emmy & CSA Award Winning Casting Director)
Star Wars - Episode VII (2014), Bates Motel, CSI, Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Fringe, Super-8, Criminal Minds, Revolution, 
Army Wives, Leverage, Mission Impossible 3, The Day After Tomorrow, Lost, Alias, The Patriot, Godzilla, Stargate, Night Court



FRED BERRY
Actor
What's Happening!! ("Rerun"). What's Happening Now!!, Dickie Roberts
 
 
 
RICHARD HERD
FORMER 3rd VICE PRESIDENT - THE SCREEN ACTOR'S GUILD
Former Co-Chairperson - SAG Wages & Working Conditions Committee
Former Chairperson – SAG Independent Film Committee

Veteran Actor
Seinfeld ("Wilhelm"), - Star Trek: Voyager ("Admiral Owen Paris", All the Presidents Men, China Syndrome, F.I.S.T.
Performances in over 110 Movies and Television Shows



RADAMES PERA
Child & Teen Actor
Kung Fu (
“Caine” as youth)
(Former Member – S.A.G. Young Performer's Committee)



POLLY BUSINGER
Veteran Studio Teacher & Welfare Worker



SARA ALTMAN
Casting Director
Tremors, Silk Stalkings, Motorcrossed, Red Skies, Kate Brasher, The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story, 
The Chronicle
 
 
 
JOHNNY CRAWFORD
Former Child Star, Actor
(Emmy Award Nominated Actor)
The Rifleman ("Mark McCain"), The Naked Ape, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase, The Legend of Bronco Billy
Performances in over 60 Movies and Television Shows



DICK VAN PATTEN
Veteran Actor
Eight Is Enough, Spaceballs, Robin Hood - Men in Tights, Westworld, The Santa Trap
Performances in over 150 Movies and Television Shows



DEE WALLACE-STONE
Actress, Executive Producer
E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial, Cujo, The Howling, The Frighteners, Sons & Daughters
Performances in over 200 Movies and Television Shows



MARGARET O’BRIEN
Former Child Star, Actress
(Academy Award Winning Child Actress)
Meet Me In St Louis, Jane Eyre, Madame Curie
Performances in over 60 Movies and Television Shows



DAWN LYN
Former Child Star
My Three Sons ("Dodie"), Walking Tall 1, 2, 3




DENNIS GALLEGOS
Veteran Commercial Casting Director & Director
Welch’s Grape Juice Commercials



CHICK VENNERA
Actor, Director
The Milagro Beanfield War, Yanks, Thank God It’s Friday, Last Rites, Night Eyes,
Performances in over 65 Movies and Television Shows



SCOTT WILSON
Actor
(Golden Globe Award Nominated Actor)
The Walking Dead, In Cold Blood, The Right Stuff, In the Heat of the Night, The Great Gatsby, Junebug, The Last Samurai, Young Guns 2, Pearl Harbor, G.I. Jane, Dead Man Walking, Pearl Harbor, Monster, The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
Performances in over 75 Movies and Television Shows



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NOTE:
Updated credits for each professional
can be found by going to:
THE IMDb.com (International Movie Data Base)


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