actor teachers

by pgrass13 | created - 30 May 2013 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

1. James Lipton

Writer | Inside the Actors Studio

James Lipton is an actor, academic, author, choreographer, interviewer, scriptwriter, and is a producer for stage and television projects. He is most known for creating and hosting the noted and popular TV series Inside the Actors Studio (1994), where successful and prominent actors discuss their ...

Dean of the actor's studio Drama school

2. Patrick Stewart

Actor | Logan

Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he ...

University Chancelor

3. Walter Koenig

Actor | Star Trek

Walter Koenig began his acting career in 1962 as an uncredited, non-speaking Sentry in the TV series Combat! (1962), and in the following few years had bit roles in several television shows, until he landed the role that would catapult his career in ways he could never have imagined, as Ensign ...

Teaches acting classes

4. Andrew Robinson

Actor | Hellraiser

Andrew Jordt Robinson was born in New York City and attended the University of New Hampshire, later receiving his B.A. in English from the New School for Social Research in NYC. After graduation, he spent a year in England at the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts on a Fulbright Scholarship...

Teaches at USC

5. John Cho

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Los Angeles, California as a child, where his father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied English Literature. ...

taught high school English

6. Margaret Hamilton

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Margaret Hamilton was born December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio to Jennie and Walter Hamilton. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and practiced acting doing children's theater while a Junior League of Cleveland member. Margaret had already built her resume with several...

Was a Kindergarten teacher

7. John Hoyt

Actor | Spartacus

John Hoyt was born on October 5, 1905 in Bronxville, New York, USA as John McArthur Hoysradt. He was an actor and writer, known for Spartacus (1960), When Worlds Collide (1951) and Attack of the Puppet People (1958). He was married to Dorothy Marion Oltman and Marion Virginia Burns. He died on ...

taught acting and history

8. Ron Jeremy

Actor | The Boondock Saints

Since the demise of the legendary John Holmes in March 1988, the short, mustachioed, heavyset Ron Jeremy has assumed the mantle as the number one U.S. male star of adult cinema. However, don't confuse Ron with the similar looking mustachioed 1970/'80s adult film star, Harry Reems, who has long since...

was a special ed teacher before his "acting" career.

9. Richard Maynard

Producer | Normal Life

Taught political science as a graduate assistant at Temple University, Philadelphia, in the late 1960s.

taught high school and helped develop curriculum.

10. Ed O'Neill

Actor | Married with Children

Ed O'Neill is an American actor best known for playing Al Bundy on Married... with Children (1987), the most iconic working class character on television since Archie Bunker. Upon his debut on the world stage in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1946, he was christened Edward Philip O'Neill, Jr. Both ...

A High school social studies teacher

11. Bill O'Reilly

Actor | Iron Man 2

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly was born on September 10, 1949 in New York City, to Winifred Angela (Drake) and William James O'Reilly. He was born into a classic Irish Catholic family and attended private Catholic schools.

O'Reilly attended Marist College and studied history. Bill was also in ...

taught high school English and history

12. Lynne Thigpen

Actress | The Warriors

Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen was born Cherlynne Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, on December 22, 1948. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a...

taught English and was a big advocate of children's education.

13. Bill Cosby

Actor | The Cosby Show

Bill Cosby is one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high...

has a doctorate in education and has contributed to education although not taught in a classroom (but played one on TV).

14. Gene Lockhart

Actor | His Girl Friday

Gene Lockhart was born on July 18, 1891, in London, Ontario, Canada, the son of John Coates Lockhart and Ellen Mary (Delany) Lockhart. His father had studied singing and young Gene displayed an early interest in drama and music. Shortly after the 7-year-old danced a Highland fling in a concert ...

taught a Juilliard

15. John Houseman

Actor | The Paper Chase

Academy Award-winning actor John Houseman's main contribution to American culture was not his own performances on film but rather, his role as a midwife to one of the greatest actor-directors-cinematic geniuses his adopted country ever produced (Orson Welles) and as a midwife to a whole generation ...

founding faculty of Juilliard acting school.

16. Joy Behar

Actress | Ice Age: Continental Drift

Joy Behar was born on October 7, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Josephina Victoria Occhiuto. She is an actress and writer, known for Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Hall Pass (2011) and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). She has been married to Steve Janowitz since August 11, 2011. She was ...

High school english teacher

17. Nina Foch

Actress | An American in Paris

A leading lady of the 1940s, the tall and blonde Foch usually played cool, aloof and often foreign, women of sophistication. As film roles became harder to find, Foch proved to be versatile in many areas. She was a panelist on several TV quiz shows, worked as George Stevens' assistant director for ...

Taught acting at USC

18. James Franco

Actor | 127 Hours

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...

Teaches acting at USC and UCLA

19. Ritwik Ghatak

Director | Meghe Dhaka Tara

Ritwik Ghatak was born on November 4, 1925 in Dacca, Bengal Presidency, British India as Ritwik Kumar Ghatak. He was a director and writer, known for The Cloud-Capped Star (1960), Madhumati (1958) and Reason, Debate and a Story (1974). He was married to Surama Ghatak. He died on February 6, 1976 in...

Taught acting

20. Teller

Writer | Penn & Teller Get Killed

Teller was born on February 14, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Raymond Joseph Teller. He is a writer and producer, known for Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989), Tim's Vermeer (2013) and Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003).

Taught High School Latin

21. Tony Danza

Actor | Don Jon

Tony Danza is an American actor, perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most beloved and long-running series, including Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss (1984-1992).

Danza was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to Anne (Cammisa), a bookkeeper, and Matty Iadanza, a garbageman....

Taught high school English though this seems like a gimmick

22. Stan Brakhage

Director | The Loom

Stan Brakhage was born on January 14, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Robert Sanders. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Loom (1986), The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him (2000) and Persian Series (2001). He was married to Marilyn Jull and Jane Brakhage. He died on March 9,...

Taught film history at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

23. Stella Adler

Actress | Shadow of the Thin Man

Stella Adler was born on February 10, 1901, in New York, the youngest daughter of the Yiddish theater actors, Jacob P. Adler and Sarah Adler, who founded an acting dynasty. In addition to her parents, Stella's family included her siblings Charles Adler, Jay Adler, Julia and Luther Adler, all of whom...

An acting teacher who taught James Lipton among others.

24. Lee Strasberg

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

Famed acting teacher Lee Strassberg was born in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, before becoming one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. His greatest influence, however, was ...

An Acting teacher, Came up with the Strasberg method otherwise known as emotional memory or affective acting, he also futher developed method acting.

25. Uta Hagen

Actress | The Other

Noted stage actress who has also done limited work in TV and film. Born in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her Broadway debut was in "The Seagull" in 1938. She won her first Tony (and other awards) in 1950 for Clifford Odets "...

She was a noted drama teacher

26. Konstantin Stanislavski

Na dne

Konstantin Stanislavski was a wealthy Russian businessman turned director who founded the Moscow Art Theatre, and originated the Stanislavski's System of acting which was spread over the world by his students, such as Michael Chekhov, Aleksei Dikij, Stella Adler, Viktor Tourjansky, and Richard ...

Generally credited with originating method acting

27. Robert Lewis

Actor | Ziegfeld Follies

Robert Lewis was one of the original members of the Group Theatre in the 1930s and co-founder of the Actors Studio in 1947. He was active as a character actor in Hollywood for only a brief period, under contract first to Fox Studios and then MGM. Though he went on to appear in and direct Hollywood ...

Founded the Actor's studio

28. Sanford Meisner

Actor | Tender Is the Night

Sanford Meisner is one of the most respected and influential acting teachers of the 20th century. Meisner, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg are generally regarded as America's three greatest acting teachers. Founding member of The Group Theatre, 1931-1941. Began teaching at New York's Neighborhood ...

Acting teacher who developed the Meisner technique.

29. Chuck Huber

Actor | Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Kami to Kami

Chuck Huber was born on May 8, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Charles Cody Huber. He is an actor and producer, known for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013), Dragon Ball Z (1996) and Arbor Day: The Musical (2014). He was previously married to Kirsten Fischer.

Was a school Principal.

30. Ellen McLain

Actress | Portal 2

Ellen McLain is an opera singer and voice actress from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She provides the voices of many characters in several video games from Valve. Among them are GLaDOS, the artificial-intelligence antagonist in Portal (2007) (for which she won an AIAS Interactive Achievement Award for...

31. Shaquille O'Neal

Actor | Steel

Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return,...

Has an EdD but don't think he has done active teaching.

32. Wallace Shawn

Actor | The Princess Bride

American character actor and writer Wallace Shawn has one of those fun, mischievously homely faces just made to entertain. Though he got out of the starting gate rather slowly, he has since excelled on stage, television and film while managing to turn himself into a winner with his loser-type looks...

Taught Latin before becoming an actor.

33. Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley

Actor | Brother Bear

Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley was born on November 8, 1934 in Bethel, Alaska, USA. He was an actor, known for Brother Bear (2003), Salmonberries (1991) and Northern Exposure (1990). He died on April 24, 2011 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Professor of Education at University of Alaska, Fairbanks

34. Robby Benson

Actor | Beauty and the Beast

Robby Benson was born on January 21, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Robin David Segal. He is an actor and director, known for Beauty and the Beast (1991), Friends (1994) and One on One (1977). He has been married to Karla DeVito since July 11, 1982. They have two children.

Taught film and theater at University of SOuth Carolina, UCLA, and NYU. https://web.archive.org/web/20090429165010/http://www.robbybenson.net/careerCredits/teaching.html

35. Emily Prager

Actress | Mr. Mike's Mondo Video

National Lampoon alumni. Graduated from Barnard College and has a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Prager has been a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, Penthouse and The Guardian. She has authored the books In The Missionary Position, A Visit From The ...

36. Yakov Smirnoff

Actor | Night Court

Yakov Smirnoff was born on January 24, 1951 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Yakov Naumovich Pokhis. He is an actor and writer, known for Night Court (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985) and The Money Pit (1986). He was previously married to Linda Dreeszen.

Teaches classes on comedy at Missouri State University and at Drury University

37. Janine Lindemulder

Actress | Hidden Obsessions

Janine Lindemulder did not begin her film career in adult videos. With her gorgeous yet teenage girlish looks and incredible body, she had begun appearing in "mainstream" films in the 1980s, though in typical "blonde bimbo" roles. Among the few "mainstream" movies to her credit is Lauderdale (1989)...

Taught Kindergarten for a short time

38. Karen Price

Actress | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Karen Elaina Price was born on July 17, 1960 in Pasadena, California. Her father was a professional drummer. Price became involved in gymnastics at age twelve. After winning first prize in several local gymnastic competitions, Karen went on to become a children's gymnastics coach and a gymnastics ...

Gymnastics teacher

39. Robert Easton

Actor | Working Girl

Robert Easton was born on November 23, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Robert Easton Burke. He is known for his work on Working Girl (1988), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and Red Heat (1988). He was married to June Bettine Grimstead. He died on December 16, 2011 in Toluca Lake,...

Dialect teacher

40. Ryder Skye

Actress | Babes Illustrated 17

Bright, beautiful and exotic Ryder Skye of Asian and American descent is another one the more promising newcomers in the adult entertainment business. Born October 13, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, Ryder's path into the entertainment field was as she described as "unexpected". This ...

Psych professor

41. Jessica Jaymes

Actress | Sleazy Riders

Gorgeous, buxom, and shapely 5'7" brunette knockout Jessica Jaymes was born Jessica Redding on March 8, 1979 in Anchorage, Alaska. Her mother was Czech and French while her Seminole father was a patrolman and undercover DEA agent. Jaymes moved with her family to Arizona at age ten. Jessica attended...

Taught 4-6 grade

42. Leah Lust

Actress | Cheating Wives Tales 15

Leah Lust was born on December 31, 1978 in Florida, USA as Tiffany Lea Shepherd. She is an actress. She has been married to Danny Mullins since March 26, 2010.

Taught High School

43. Tiffany Six

Actress | This Butt's 4U

Worked at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard, California as a teacher until March 2012. She was fired from her job after her past in pornography was discovered.

Biology Teacher



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