Faculty: Acting For The Camera

Faculty

image002Judith Moreland

Judith teaches acting at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. She is a seasoned actress who has performed both on and Off-Broadway and has worked with many theater companies including the New York Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theater Los Angeles and Shakespeare Festival/LA. Additionally, she was a company member of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater for many years. Ms. Moreland won an Ovation Award for her performance in the Fountain Theater’s production of Miss Julie and a Bay Area Theater Critics Award for her performance in American Conservatory Theater’s production of Miss Evers’ Boys. Her film and television credits include Dark Skies, Eagle Eye, Blackish, Parenthood, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks and RecreationGeneral Hospital, The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist and Castle. She has taught at Stanford University, American Conservatory Theater, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Oxford University for the British American Drama Academy. Judy is not only an instructor, but a co-creator of this program.

image003Andrea Bendewald

Andrea is a graduate of the acclaimed Drama Department at LaGuardia High School of the Arts in New York City, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. A professional actress for the past twenty years, Andrea has appeared in over thirty television shows and films, including such favorites as Entourage, CSI Miami, Without a Trace, Good Luck Charlie, Ellen, Seinfeld, Friends, Suddenly Susan and Two and a Half Men. She was nominated for an Ovation Award for her performance in Girls Talk, which premiered in LA at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and was selected to perform her one-woman show, Above and Beyond, at HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival. Andrea is currently a sought-after acting coach, working with notable actors at the height of their film and television careers. Her clients are currently starring in television series and movies on NBC, Lifetime, CBS, USA and FOX. Andrea is Founder of The Art of Circling: a spiritual program that deepens the relationship to the authentic self through circle work, ceremony and self empowerment techniques. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/writer/director Mitch Rouse, and their two children, Tennessee and Strummer. Andrea is not only an instructor, but coordinates the very special guests for our program.

image004David Dean Bottrell

David is a veteran character actor whose television work includes many guest and recurring roles on such shows as Justified, Mad Men, True BloodModern Family, Longmire, NCIS, Criminal MindsLaw and Order: SVU, Castle, Boston Legal and Days of Our Lives to name just a few. Since 2009, He’s taught a popular L.A. camera acting class as well as teaching frequent workshops for the SAG Conservatory, SAG-AFTRA’s continuing education department and the Actors Link. Since 2012, he has taught acting and camera technique for both the New York and the Los Angeles Campuses of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In addition, he has an extensive theatre background and has also written screenplays for many of the major studios in Hollywood.

image005Daniel Buran

Daniel is an actor, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree in acting from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and studied at The Stella Adler Academy Of Acting in Hollywood. Daniel is a twenty year veteran of the film industry, working both behind and in front of the camera, in which he's proudly carved out a career as a character actor in film and television. He has recurred on numerous television series including True Blood, Nashville, Justified and Major Crimes. And he has guest starred on many more, including Dexter, CSI:NY, Criminal Minds, Second Chance and Southland. He also played the lead character in CSI creator Anthony Zuiker’s three part, digital-horror-novel-series Level 26.

When not acting, Daniel dedicates his time to writing and painting on canvass at his home studio in Venice Beach.

alicia_coppolaAlicia Coppola

Alicia is currently recurring on Showtime’s Shameless and is starring in the soon to be released Feature film A Cowgirl’s Story opposite Baliee Madison. Alicia is also recurring on CBS’s NCIS LA and recently co-starred opposite Zac Efron in Max Joseph’s Feature film We Are Your Friends. She has recently appeared on TruTv’s Those Who Can’t, FX’s Sons Of Anarchy, CBS's Criminal Minds and as the Iconic role of Talia Hale on MTV's Teen Wolf. During Alicia's career, she's been known for the role of Lorna Devon on NBC's long running soap opera Another World, has starred in television series such as CBS's Jericho, TNT's Bull, NBC's Cold Feet, and Trinity, to name a few. She has recurred on ABC FAMILY's Nine Lives of Chloe King and USA's Common Law, and is highly recognizable for her roles in CBS's CSI and Two and a Half Men, NBC's Law And Order: Criminal Intent, Crossing Jordan, USA's Suits and the Feature film National Treasure 2, Book Of Secrets. You might also know Alicia's voice as she has an extensive voice over career, as the tag voice of Acura, the voice of Kikkoman, Publix, the trailer of Pedro Almodovar's Volver, and "She Hulk" in the Iron Man games to name just a few. Alicia is a published author. Her book Gracefully Gone is a decade long dialogue between Alicia and her father Matt, as he lay dying from brain cancer while she struggled to grow up within that murky shadow. Alicia is from Long Island, NY and holds a Bachelors Degree from NYU in Political Anthropology and Philosophy. She currently lives in California with her husband and their three daughters.

Timothy Davis-Reed

Timothy is a veteran of over 150 episodes of network television, including two seasons as a Series Regular on Sports Night and 6 seasons as White House Press Reporter Mark O’Donnell on the Emmy winning hit The West Wing. Other television appearances include NCIS, Light as a Feather, Arrested Development, Harry’s Law, Big Love, Studio 60, Monk, Desperate Housewives, 24, Scrubs, 7th Heaven, The Drew Carey Show, Will and Grace, Star Trek: Voyager, Chestnut Hill and, more recently, a recurring role on the mini-series Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. He was head of On-Camera Acting in The Syracuse University Drama Department for 10 years before returning to Los Angeles. He has also taught On-Camera acting at Alfred University and the prestigious Rose Bruford College in the UK. He’s played leading roles with Riverside Shakespeare, Manhattan Stage, Theatre at Monmouth in Maine, The New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, Playwright’s Theatre of New Jersey, The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Syracuse Stage and several productions with various Los Angeles theatre companies.

nikki_deloachNikki Deloach

Born in a small town in South Georgia, Nikki always knew she wanted to be an entertainer. She started dancing at the age of three which led to singing, modeling, and, eventually, acting. All of her hard work paid off and at the young age of 12, DeLoach became a member of The Mickey Mouse Club, alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears,Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling. After the show, DeLoach spent several years in Los Angeles pursuing acting where she starred opposite Mark Wahlberg and Bill Paxton in the movie The Traveller, and played Anthony LaPaglia's daughter in The Jimmy V Story, and TV series like Misery Loves Company. Soon after, she was offered the opportunity to venture into the music industry. She signed to RCA and BMG records, and became a part of the 90's girl group Innosense. Since then, DeLoach has gone on to enjoy a successful and diverse career as an actress in Hollywood. DeLoach recently wrapped MTV's #1 scripted and critically acclaimed show, Awkward, where she was considered one of television's "hottest moms" with her portrayal of Lacey Hamilton, the young and well-meaning mother of Jenna, the show's focus. The series was praised by fans and critics alike, and appeared on numerous "Best of TV Lists" including TV Guide's Hot List, Variety, USA Today, Huffington Post, The New York Times, and Time Magazine, to name just a few. The series along with the cast was nominated for a Young Hollywood Award for Bingeworthy Television Show, as well as for a People's Choice Award for Best Cable TV Comedy. DeLoach has recently been seen guest starring on hit shows Grey's Anatomy, Castle, The Exes, NCIS, and Criminal Minds, and as a series regular on the popular show North Shore. Other credits include guest roles on CSI, CSI: NY, Ringer, Major Crimes, Sirens, Cold Case, Mad Men and Without A Trace, to name just a few. Some of DeLoach's most recent films include A Kind of Magic, Love & Other Drugs where she starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Flying Lessons opposite Maggie Grace and Hal Holbrook, and the French comedy Hollywoo. Outside of acting, DeLoach is dedicated to sharing her passions and idea with others. She started a blog with SheKnows.com that is a platform for women all over the world to come together through common experiences. She is also very well-versed in current events and enjoys sharing her views on politics and pop-culture as a guest panelist with The Young Turks Network and Dr. Drew On Call. DeLoach shares her love for acting by coaching at the renowned Warner Loughlin Studios. She also co-founded an organization called "iWe" (Industry that Works for Everyone), that fights for gender equality in the entertainment industry. With such a busy schedule, DeLoach works hard to find a happy balance between work and her personal life. It has been almost two years since she was blessed with a son, and a brand new role to tackle. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and watching football.


Meagen Fay

Meagen is an actress, writer and director. She studied classical theater abroad and served her apprenticeship in Dublin, Ireland before becoming a resident company member of Chicago’s famed The Second City. She has appeared on and Off-Broadway and has been a regular and regular-recurring actress on TV shows including Roseanne, Carol and Company, Home Court, Whoops!, Love and Marriage, Malcolm in the Middle, Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital, Murder in the First, Transparent, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Good Girls Revolt, Shrink and The Big Bang Theory as well as guest appearances on Mad Men, Criminal Minds, Mad About You, Bones, Salem, Dr. Ken and Powerless, among many others. Her film credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Barton Fink, To Keep the Light, Loneliness, La-La Land, That’s My Boy, Entourage and Authors Anonymous. Fay recently directed the play Kunstler, which, after a sold-out run in New York City, will be touring nationally in the 2018-2019 season.

image008Randee Heller

Randee made her New York debut in Godspell and then soon joined the Broadway cast of Grease as Rizzo. A television series written by Joan Rivers brought her to Los Angeles as a series regular. In LA, she soon became a regular in the groundbreaking series, Soap, playing the very first lesbian on network television. More recently, Randee has appeared as a guest star on The Mentalist, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, Nip/Tuck, ER, Modern Family and numerous other dramas and comedies. She's had recurring roles on Wilfred, In Plain Sight, Judging Amy and Popular. Adept at both comedy and drama, she considers herself fortunate to have played two iconic roles in contemporary American entertainment: Lucille LaRusso, Ralph Macchio's mother in The Karate Kid and Ida Blankenship, Don Draper's secretary in Mad Men , for which she received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

LAINIE KAZAN

Lainie Kazan is a visiting associate professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. She is the embodiment of the word entertainer — an artist who has reached the pinnacle in virtually every area of performance. She has come a long way since she was Barbra Streisand’s Broadway understudy in Funny Girl. Once she was able to display her talent in two shows, she became the chanteuse of her native New York, with nightclub stints and guest appearances on virtually every top variety and talk show in network television, including an unparalleled 26 appearances on The Dean Martin Show. She even hosted her own variety special for NBC, and at the Playboy Clubs in Los Angeles and New York, opened the popular Lainie's Room and Lainie's Room East, respectively.

The sensual magnetism Kazan exuded in her variety shows and nightclub acts attracted film directors and producers, leading quickly to roles in both film and television. After watching her perform at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola offered her a prominent role in One From the Heart (1982), which led to more acting opportunities. Her next role was in Richard Benjamin's My Favorite Year (1982), starring Peter O'Toole, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination. Other films include Lust in the Dust (1985) with Tab Hunter and Divine; The Delta Force (1986) with Chuck Norris; Harry and the Hendersons (1987), directed by Steven Spielberg; Beaches (1988) opposite Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey; 29th Street (1991) with Danny Aiello; The Cemetery Club (1993); The Associate (1996) with Whoopi Goldberg; Love Is All There Is (1996) with Renee Taylor, Angelina Jolie and Paul Sorvino; The Big Hit (1998) with Mark Wahlberg; The Crew (2000), with Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfus and Jennifer Tilly; What's Cooking? (2000) with Mercedes Ruehl, Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick and Alfre Woodard; Gigli (2003) with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez; Whiskey School (2005) with Olympia Dukakis, Mary Stuart Masterson and Gary Swanson; Bratz (2007); You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (2008), alongside Adam Sandler; and Beau Jest (2008), starring Seymour Cassell and Willie Garson.

Kazan received critical acclaim for her role as Maria Portokalos in the blockbuster comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), which received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, and grossed more than $369 million at the worldwide boxoffice. She reprised the role of Maria in the CBS TV series My Big Fat Greek Life (2003) and the film's sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016).

Kazan’s other television credits include The Paper Chase, for which she received a Cable ACE Award nomination; and St. Elsewhere, for which she was Emmy Award nominated. She was featured on Fox's Beverly Hills, 90210 and had recurring roles as Aunt Frieda on CBS'The Nanny, and as Kirstie Alley's mother on NBC's Veronica's Closet. She guest starred on CBS’ Touched by an Angel and starred in the Wonderful World of Disney TV movie Safety Patrol, opposite Leslie Nielsen. She guest starred on Will & Grace and co-starred with Virginia Madsen in the Lifetime Original Movie Tempted. She starred in TNT’s The Engagement Ring with Patricia Heaton, Vincent Spano and Tony Lo Bianco, helmed by Emmy-nominated director Steven Schachter. Other credits include the webisode In the Motherhood, opposite Leah Remini; ’Til Death, starring alongside Joely Fisher and Brad Garrett; Ugly Betty, with Vanessa Williams, America Ferrera and Judith Light; Desperate Housewives; Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy.

Kazan earned a Best Featured Actress Tony Award nomination for her reprised role in the Broadway musical version of My Favorite Year(1992-93). She also starred on Broadway in The Government Inspector (1994) with Tony Randall, the award-winning drama The Exonerated(2003), and The Vagina Monologues (2005). At the Brentwood Theatre in Los Angeles, she starred opposite Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna in the Broadway comedy Bermuda Avenue Triangle (2006).

Kazan has performed to sold-out engagements at Los Angeles’ Cinegrill and Catalina Bar & Grill; Atlantic City’s Atlantic City Hilton, Harrah’s Casino and Resort and Trumps Castle; and New York City’s Feinstein’s at the Regency, Rainbow and Stars, Tavern on the Green and the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel. She has also performed with such symphonies as The Boston Pops, The Palm Beach Pops and The Cleveland Symphony, and has sung throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

She released two albums, 1995’s Body and Soul, and 1998’s Lainie Kazan: In the Groove, which was produced by Kazan, David Benoit and Clark Germain.

Kazan has graced the stage for many AIDS benefits, telethons and non-profit organizations. She produced and performed in Doin’ What Comes Natrur’lly!, an all-star Broadway tribute to Ethel Merman to benefit Gay Men's Health Crisis that also featured Patti LuPone, Elaine Stritch, Andrea Martin, Madeline Kahn and Bette Midler. She serves on the Board for the Young Musicians Foundation, B'nai Brith and AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Kazan received her bachelor of arts degree in speech and drama with a minor in education from Hofstra University. She studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse, voice with Joseph Scott, and acting with Lee Strasberg. She is a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio.

Kazan has received a Woman of the Year award from B'nai Brith, was named the reigning 1997 "Queen of Brooklyn" at a ceremony hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden, and in 1990, was presented with The Israeli Peace Award. She is a past vice president of The Muscular Dystrophy Association Board of Directors. She is also an adjunct professor at Hofstra’s School of Communications and sits on the advisory board. She previously sat on the boards of the Screen Actors Guild and The Young Musicians’ Society.

KATIE AMANDA KEANE

Katie was born and raised in Kansas where she received her BFA in theatre.  Her ultimate goal was always to move west, which she did, despite everything her mom made her watch on the news.  She received her MFA in acting from Cal State University, Long Beach and has been a working actor for the past fifteen years. Katie was a series regular on the ABC Family show Ruby and the Rockits where she got to perform along side legendary teen heart throb, David Cassidy and Academy Award winner, Shirley Jones. It was pretty much the best gig ever. She has also recurred and appeared in over twenty-five TV shows and films including: Major Crimes, Rebel, The Exes, Without a Trace, NCIS, Notes from the Underbelly, How I Met Your Mother, Back in the Game, See Dad Run, Rizzoli and Isles, USS Alabama (f/x pilot), Prison Break, CSI:NY, Funny People, and My Name is Khan. Recently, Katie has been pursuing her career as a writer and producer, with a love for all things dark, funny, and slightly offensive.  She currently has scripts in different stages of development with Eric Tannenbaum (CBS, Two and a Half Men, The Odd Couple), Linda Wallem (co-creator Nurse Jackie, That ‘70s Show) and rock legend Melissa Etheridge, Nat Bernstein (Ally McBeal, Doogie Howser, M.D.), and Bold Soul Studios. She has also developed projects with Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant, Avalon Studios, and CBS Studios.

Megan McNulty

Megan is a working actor, educator, producer and writer. She holds her Master of Teaching and BA in Theatre from the University of Virginia. Upon graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Megan moved to New York where she worked in film, commercials, daytime drama, and on stage, both regionally and within the city. She then moved to Los Angeles and quickly started to accrue network, cable and pilot credits. Megan has guest starred on CBS, ABC, NBC, TNT, Showtime, Lifetime and Nickelodeon. Favorite credits include Huff, Heartbeat, How I Met Your Mother, Zoey 101, Friends With Better Lives, and General Hospital, opposite James Franco. On stage, she has originated numerous roles, including world premieres at the Cherry Lane Theatre, the Abingdon Theatre Company, and the LA premiere of Dog Sees God (ensemble nominations -LADCC, LA Weekly & GLAAD Awards). As a certified educational specialist with 18 years in the field, Megan has managed a successful tutoring business, throughout NYC and LA, utilizing creative instructional methods to help her students master concepts and gain confidence. Megan has been most thrilled however, to combine her passions for acting and education in her work as an in demand staff teacher and audition coach. She loves to mentor students of all ages in the classroom, and on set, and enjoys watching her clients star across feature films, cable, and network television. Known for her experience with curriculum, individualized instruction, and varied teaching strategies, Megan always brings her commitment to meet the specific needs of her actors and help them grow. As a producer, Megan’s first project, ½ hour comedy “Lick It”, with writer/creator Bert Royal (“Easy A”) sold to a major cable network. She has developed projects and scripts for MTV, Origin Entertainment, Imperative, and has been an ATX Television Festival finalist. She now has several TV projects in development, including an hour family drama and a true crime limited series with EP/Dir Scott Winant, and writing partner, Nikki DeLoach. Megan lives in Burbank with her husband, talent executive, Stuart Ambrose, their daughter, Mackenzie, and their son, Huck.

Joel Murray

Joel is a versatile writer-director-actor. The youngest of the nine Murrays is a veteran of over 250 sit-com episodes. He has been a series regular on the comedies Grand, Pacific Station, Love and War, Dharma and Greg and Still Standing. He has also recurred on the series Mike and Molly, My Boys and Two and a Half Men. On the dramatic side, Joel played Freddy Rumsen on AMC's Mad Men as well as Eddie Jackson on Showtime's Shameless. He recently starred in Bobcat Goldthwait's dark comedy, God Bless America. He can be heard playing Don Carlton in the Pixar prequel, Monsters University. He was also in 2011's Best Picture The Artist. Joel has been in numerous films including One Crazy Summer, Scrooged, Long Gone, Hatchet, Lay the Favorite, Sophie and The Rising Sun, Mr. Pig, Bloodsucking Bastards, LambSeven Minutes and The Last Word. He studied improvisation with Del Close, among others, and was a founding member of Chicago's Improv Olympic. He enjoyed five years at The Second City in Chicago. He has been doing theater since the 4th grade, performed with the Remains and Organic Theatres Companies in Chicago and still performs frequently at the I. O. West in Los Angeles. Joel loves playing with Whose Live Anyway, playing golfing and ordering scotch.

image014Emily Rose

Emily received her B.A. in Theatrical Arts from Vanguard University and continued her studies at UCLA where she received her MFA in Acting from the School of Theater Film & Television. Rose most recently led five seasons of SyFy’s hit supernatural Stephen King drama series Haven playing FBI Agent Audrey Parker. Rose’s other TV series roles include Graceland, E.R., Brothers & Sisters, Jericho, and David Milch’s HBO series John From Cincinnati. Additionally she has guest starred in Private Practice, Two and a Half Men, Without a Trace and Cold Case. Rose also has a cult following for her role in the popular video game franchise Uncharted for which she voices and portrays the game’s heroine, Elena Fisher. While at UCLA, Emily was an active participant in Arts Bridge America, a program that fights to keep arts education in public schools, and also taught at the UCLA summer Youth Performance Conservatory. Theatrical roles include Sylvia in I Gelosi, Dorine in Tartuffe, and Beth in Wounded with the Los Angeles Theater Ensemble. Emily currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, son and miniature schnauzer.


Troy Ruptash

Troy has been an actor for over twenty five years and has appeared in dozens of television shows including The West Wing, Desperate Housewives, The Mentalist, Murder in the First, Longmire, Training Day and Justified, to name but a few. Troy had recurring roles on Prison Break and David E Kelley’s Boston Public, played the ‘real’ Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men and played Marc Maron’s brother, Josh on his show for IFC Maron. Troy played David Tannistone on the HBO Series The Young Pope and can be seen in the films Dig Two Graves with Ted Levine and Maven Pictures Wildling with Liv Tyler and Bel Powley, as well as on the CNN Special The History Of Comedy.


Elizabeth Sampson

Elizabeth is an actor, director and playwright. She is a graduate of the M.F.A. program at The American Conservatory Theatre, and is also an adjunct Professor of acting at Pepperdine University in addition to her private coaching. While at A.C.T. she was asked to join the prestigious resident acting company where she performed in the west coast premiere of 1918, as well as Christmas Carol and Twelfth Night.  Her NYC credits include Bringing Home the Girl (Here Space as co-writer and actor) as King of the Moon (Present Company, director). As a Los Angeles based actor she has been seen in Melissa Arctic, That Good Night, As White As O at The Road Theatre Company and in Detachments with the Loretta Theatre Company (Beth Henley and Amy Madigan producers) with Glenn Headley. She is a founding company member of A Noise Within where she did The Way of the World.  Her film and television work includes the film Last Rampage (with Heather Graham), Leaving Barstow, As Easy as Pie, Battle of the Sexes (Sundance), Disfigured, Modern Vampires’(with Rod Steiger), Aquarius, Rizzoli and Isles, Law and Order: Los Angeles, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Without a Trace, E.R., Boston Legal, Strong Medicine, The Unit, Cold Case, The Pretender, Medical Mystery Investigation and a long recurring onThe Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire. She has been performing her short stories in the heralded Spark Off Rose (recorded for radio), Melt In Your Mouth and Tree People (also recorded for radio) spoken word events in Los Angeles for the last 13 years. 

image016April Shawhan

April is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television department. She has brought her teaching talents to the Trinity Rep Conservatory, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the New York Playwright’s Horizons. Miss Shawhan has directed and acted in countless plays on Broadway, Off Broadway, and Regional Theaters playing such roles as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Desiree in A Little Night Music. Miss Shawhan is a prominent Los Angeles audition and acting coach.

image017Scott Alan Smith

Scott serves as the Associate Artistic Director of the award-winning Road Theatre Company and has been the Summer Playwrights Festival Director since it began in 2010. At The Road he has directed Melissa Arctic by Craig Wright (LA Times Critic’s Pick), Sovereign Body (world premiere) , That Good Night (world premiere) and Lady by Craig Wright (4 Ovation nominations and 5 LA Weekly Award nominations with 2 wins) Scott also directed New York Mets (ADA nominated) and So Nice to See You (1 Dramalogue award), and The Petoskey Stones. Scott is co-author of King of the Moon which ran Off-Off Broadway, in Los Angeles at the Groundlings Theater and HBO Workspace and was made into a film for FOX Searchlab that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He directed Ed Harris for the L.A. Philharmonic's 2005 Season Opening Gala at Disney Hall, and Heart...Beat for the Boston Court’s Music at the Court series. His over 100 appearances in television and film include playing Kate Walsh’s therapist on 'Private Practice' appearing in 21 episodes. Other TV credits include The Fosters, State of Affairs, Revenge, Newsroom. (with Jeff Daniels), Rizzoli and Isles, Murder in the First, Hung, CSI: Miami, CSI:NY, CSI, Medium, NCIS, NCIS:LA, Cold Case, Without a Trace, Next, Rules of Engagement, Bones, Three Rivers, True Blood, House, Chuck, The Closer, Veronica Mars, Big Love, Entourage, Justice, Philly (recurring), NYPD Blue, Boston Legal, Six Feet Under, 24, JAG, Alias, a recurring role as Dr. Jack Gannon on The Young and the Restless and others. Scott's film credits include A Matter of Faith, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty, Stargate, Mousehunt, D.C.9/11, Magnolia, Déjà Vu, Bewitched, The Ring, X-Files: The Movie, and Bounce. He is also featured in the documentary No Net about making intimate theater in Los Angeles. Scott trained at Arena Stage and the Studio Theater before earning his MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, SDC and the Actor's Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit, and is also a proud alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab West (Gold Medal Class of '05). He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Pepperdine University.

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