Episode 9-Jeffrey Marcus
This week we sit down with Jeffrey Marcus, a successful actor who, some might say by divine interference, ended up becoming a highly successful acting teacher. With a Masters in Spiritual Psychology, Jeffrey adds a deeper level to his work and is known for helping actors find what is powerful about themselves. Jeffrey shares with us his views and tips on how and why actors have the power to “enlighten the human condition.” We hope you sit back and really dig in to this fascinating conversation that is sure to inspire you to “be authentically, creatively you.”
Jeffrey Marcus-Acting Coach
Jeffrey Marcus has been teaching and coaching actors in Los Angeles, since arriving from New York almost 30 years ago to do the TV series “Alien Nation”. Before that he starred on Broadway, feature films and on television. Mr. Marcus has directed numerous award-winning plays and has worked with some of the most popular actors on stage, screen and television.
Jeffrey is well versed in the teachings of Stanislavsky, Strasberg, Meisner, Hagen and Adler. His most powerful influence was Mira Rostova – mentor to Montgomery Clift and Geraldine Page. He completed a Master’s Program in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis in Consciousness, Health and Healing to further enhance his teaching. His desire is to have actors actually heal their own issues through the imaginary circumstances of the dramatic material. In addition to his acting classes, Jeffrey coaches privately and work with actors on and off sets, has hired by the Presidents of Fortune 500 companies to assist them with their public speaking, and prepares celebrities for media appearances. He has coached executives at ABC, Disney, Fox, MTV and Dreamworks.
His coaching has been profiled on E! Entertainment as ‘Actors Who Teach’, CBS “Big Brother”, Oxygen’s “All the Right Moves” and the cover of Backstage West.
Most recently he has coached actors on “American Horror Story”, “True Blood”, “90210”, “Glee”, “Shadow Hunters”, “Chicago Fire”,”Pretty Little Liars”, and “Supergirl” to name a few.