Welcome to James Reese Studios ... Where Actors Succeed

James Reese
James Reese


+ James Reese Studios + 


Has been an encouraging & positive environment for artists for nearly two decades.


The actors who have worked with James have created successful careers in Film + Television + Commercials + Theater + Stand Up + Music.


Receiving Acting Nominations for Oscar's, Emmy's and Screen Actor Guild Awards.


"We "Act" because we are passionate, we are interested in the human condition, for the complete joy of it, and because we are storytellers that want to share our gifts. 


The "Business" demands that we are prepared, relaxed, and fully confident at every turn.  Much like Olympic Athletes, we "Actors" must train smart & consistently so when an opportunity is in front of us we have the presence of mind to succeed.


James' ongoing classes provide a venue for developing methods while applying authentic self awareness to the technical craft of acting. Incorporating all acting methods, practical tools, & with simple applications for achieving your goals."

                                            + James Reese



+ Our main focus is on Film and TV in every aspect. 

Including - +Technique, + Auditioning + Cold Reading , + On Camera,

 + Script Analysis, + Relaxation, + Life in this Moment, + Your Personal Brand and more. 



"Learn the rules like a pro, so that you can break them like an artist." -- Pablo Picaso

“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” - Pablo Picasso


“For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” - T.S. Eliot





+ quotes:

Kevin Quinn
Kevin Quinn



"...As an actor, I have found that finding the right coach is not an easy task. It requires compatibility, relatability, and a true sense of direction from the coach to the artist. James is easily all those things put into one..."



+  SERIES REGULAR on Disney's  "Bunk'd"  +

 Recurring - NBC's "Champions" + Film + "Canal Street"


Laura Regan
Laura Regan



"...Vague, generalized acting finds its ‘antidote’ in James Reese. He never fails to detect falsity, and doesn't let any of his actors get away with a single non-specific moment in their work. His coaching is a litmus test for authenticity..."



+ Recurring - SERIES REGULAR on FOX's  "Minority Report,"  + 

AMC's "Mad Men, + Without a Trace,  +

                       Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, +  Law & Order: Criminal Intent


Darren Hayes
Darren Hayes



"...The Best Acting Lesson(s) I have had with James

- are always about learning & trusting to let my guard down"


+ Singer, Writer, PopStar - Savage Garden +

Chris Lowell
Chris Lowell



"...I wholeheartedly admire James’ dedication to this art form.  And believe me, he is a master of it’s domain.  I express my full appreciation for it all."


+ Series Regular - ABC's "...Life as we know it", "Veronica Mars" ,

+ Series Regular - ABC's "Private Practice" "Glow" 

+  Film:  "The Help", "Up In the Air"....

     Demore Barnes
Demore Barnes




"...So many of us actors have received a gift we're not certain how to use.  James continues to teach me to wield my own gifts with great skill, confidence, and a commanding force..."


+ Series Regular - CBS' & David Mamet's "The Unit",

+ Recurring+ CW's The Flash, +   NBC's Hannibal, +

12 Monkeys Series, + Hemlock Grove, + Supernatural, + Caprica, + XIII


  Arielle Vandenberg
Arielle Vandenberg


"...I am so thankful for everything that James has done for me in my acting career. And extremely happy that I have a teacher-coach I can trust and be myself around...  "YES, I can honestly say I have the best teacher ever..." I have learned the most and had the most fun in James’ class!"


+ Host: CBS Series "LOVE ISLAND" 2019

+ Series Regular - "Meet the Browns",  + ABC Family's "Greek",

+ Film: "The Ugly Truth" + Multiple National Commercials +

          Influencer + SnapChat + Instagram.

"James is genius in the art of teaching acting, he always finds the best jewels in the script within seconds. His instincts, understanding of the character's psychology and knowledge is priceless. Coaching with him makes difficult sides easy and fun. Not to mention what a gifted artist he is himself."

 Yaniv Rokah

+ james' actors have appeared in:



+ Minority Report (Series) , Oz: The Great & Powerful, Masters Of Sex, Mad Men, Southland, VEGAS, The Notebook, Chuck,  World War Z,  HBO’s -Entourage, FX’s - Damages, NBC’s Conviction, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, C.S.I.: Miami/New York/Vegas, THE OFFICE, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Roger Dodger, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, ABC’s Notes from the Underbelly, Road to Perdition, FX’s -The Shield, Fox’s -That 70’s Show, CBS’s - Without A Trace, NBC’s - Will and Grace,  M.O.W. Saving Jessica Lynch, NBC’s - American Dreams, ABC’s -Desperate Housewives, I Wanna Be A Soap Star, English as a Second Language, Passions, Curb Your Enthusiasm, NBC’s - Scrubs, Fox’s - The OC, CW’s - Gilmore Girls, MD’s, DA’s, NBC’s - The WestWing, NBC’s - A.U.S.A., Back to You, WB’s - Dawson’s Creek, Monk, ALIAS, She Spys, CBS’s - King of Queens, Pilot - Silver Lake, America’s Next Top Model, The Stepford Wives, FX’s- Nip/Tuck, Medical Investigation, Jonny Zero, HBO’s - Big Love, Cheaper by the Dozen, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, MySpace Webisodes/NBC  ‘Quarterlife’,  Ocean’s 13,Transformers II, The House Bunny, Pushing Daisies, Chuck, HEROES, and many, many more.+






Occurs When Your DREAMS


Than Your EXCUSES!