Review from blogger Jessica Gomes

Whether you are just getting your feet wet or are advanced, The Actors Workshop offers the best of both worlds. Rob Adams applies industry standard techniques along with a little tough love to push you further than you think you are capable of. There is endless support and Rob really goes above and beyond to help his students be successful in every way while encouraging you to never give up on your dreams, continue to grow, push your boundaries, and challenge yourself in every aspect. You will without a doubt leave every class feeling inspired and ready to conquer the industry.

Along with learning techniques and doing partner work, you will also learn the business side of acting, how to get yourself in front of the people who matter, land an audition, prepare all the necessary materials you need to get noticed, and get the inside scoop on what Casting Directors and Directors are looking for. It’s an all-encompassing class that does more than let you flex your acting muscles– it sets you up for success for when you are out of the room and in front of Hollywood’s elite. Another perk? He also holds showcases where Casting Directors, Directors, and more come in and watch you work. If you want to be a working actor, look no further than The Actor’s Workshop.

Brian Krause’s new TV show


The Actors Workshop continues to watch both present and past students follow their career path. Once again Brian Krause is back at it with a new show called Cypher. This follows a long line of films and TV shows for Brian that include, Return To The Blue Lagoon, Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers and a series regular role on Charmed. Keep up the good work Brian!


The Actors Workshop review from Ryan D.

The Actors Workshop ReviewsIf you are curious about finding out what acting truly is, and want to commit yourself to improving your craft and learning about this unique field, The Actors Workshop is the place for you. With over 25 years of teaching experience, as well as being a working actor in the industry, Rob Adams possesses a breadth of knowledge and experience about not only the craft, but also the industry, that lends him the credibility he deserves. Rob is extremely passionate and committed to his workshop and students, and his integrity as a teacher and as an individual help to solidify the experience. With a great sense of humor that makes class fun, and both feet planted in reality, Rob will help you to understand how the industry works, how to navigate through the challenges you will face, and most importantly, will help you to master YOU. I have not only gained confidence and skill as an actor, but also as a person, and have learned and incorporated into my daily life many of the lessons I’ve learned during class, which have made a tremendous difference in my life. Regarding the logistics: There are several classes, both morning and evening classes during the week, as well as certain weekends, and there is a North Hollywood location as well. So there are ample opportunities for you to take class. I highly recommend The Actors Workshop as the training ground to prepare you for, and continue fine-tuning your skills, in the field of film and TV acting, and am grateful to be a part of it.

Wayne Bastrup stars in Terminator:Genisys

The Actors Workshop is proud to announce another one of it’s students experiencing success in film. This time it is Wayne Bastrup who stars in the newest Arnold Schwarzenegger reboot of the Terminator franchise. In the film Wayne plays “Young O’Brien.” In the film, O’Brien is played by Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons. I see the resemblance, do you? We are so proud of his hard work and success! Keep it rolling Wayne!Wayne WB WB1 WB3

The Legacy of R.J. Adams

RJI remember when I first met R.J. I had just moved to Los Angeles and a near stranger told me about his class. I remember shaking his hand, feeling the warmth of his contagiously sincere smile, and him promising me he would work hard for me if I worked hard for him. I was sold. As a new actor in the film mecca of Los Angeles, I had no idea what I was getting into. I honestly expected to find the whole experience discouraging to the point where I satisfied my desire to pursue acting, but realized it was not for me. Then I met R.J. He was full of encouraging drive and tenacity for the film industry that one could not help but want to emulate. Before every class, R.J. would update his students on how his career in acting, script writing, and directing was going. We heard of his successes and set backs and watched as he used both to fuel his burning desire to bring films to life. When it came to the film industry, R.J. always reminded his students that “no, is just a temporary word for yes,” and it was with this same fearlessness that he believed in the potential of each and every one of his students. R.J. was more than just a brilliant acting coach. To each and every one of his students, he held a unique relationship that personalized the classroom experience. He was your mentor, always available when you needed his help; he was your biggest fan, who encouraged you to, at minimum, match his own accomplishments; and he was your pillar, the steadfast support system on which you could always lean. However, perhaps what made R.J. such a fruitful coach was not simply because he was encouraging, generous, and devoted, but because as a result of these, he had high expectations and pushed you to reach your best. R.J. saw potential in his students that he unwaveringly sought to surface. Often, students would meet frustration and want to give up, but R.J. never did, and he was there encouraging them to keep going, keep working hard. He expected of his students what the industry expects of its actors. He constantly prepared us with the assumption that at any moment, his students could get their “chance” and would need to be at their best to capitalize. To R.J., his students’ futures were not necessarily years down the road, but perhaps tomorrow, or the next day, and they had to be ready. They had to be at their finest. The road to become an actor starts as a lonely one, and for me R.J. was my biggest support, armed with knowledge and experience. I trusted his teachings and his outlooks. For me, he was the support person who walked two steps ahead, your hand in his, to ensure you are going to make it and endure. It is one thing to have a support system, but R.J. was the first person that truly made me believe I was on the right path, that acting was something I could successfully pursue. His confidence in his students held the greatest significance over all those who believed in them. He had been there, he had and still was fighting all the battles, and he knew what it was like. When he looked you in the eyes unflinchingly, and reminded you that you have what it takes, you knew that it was true. You knew that he had already helped blaze the path and was walking it again with you every step of the way. It is not a secret that R.J. touched and influenced countless lives. I remind myself that although he is no longer with us, his teachings and invaluable friendship remain in our hearts and in our pursuits. – Rebecca Mason


Sarah Lancaster stars in “The Judge”


Chuck actress Sarah Lancaster has joined The Judge, the Warner Bros dramedy starring Robert Downey Jr.

David Dobkin directed the movie, currently set for release on Blu-Ray & DVD January 27, 2015, in which Downey plays a successful attorney who returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral to discover that his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder.

Lancaster play’s Downey’s soon-to-be ex-wife.

Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Leighton Meester, Dax Shepard and Billy Bob Thornton round out the cast.

Lancaster previously starred opposite Zachary Levi on NBC’s cult TV show Chuck and was the female lead on J.J. Abrams’ TV series What About Brian.

Fatal Crossroads

Now Casting for “Fatal Crossroads”

Fatal Crossroads, the story of a young American soldier during WW2 who managed to escape the infamous Malmedy Massacre.

Cast list includes –

Mark Rolston (The Shawshank Redemption, The Departed), Rudolf Martin (Swordfish), Chad Michael Collins (CSI) and  Emilie Germain (Saving Mr. Banks)



Annet Mahendru gets Critics Choice and Emmy Nominations!

Annet MahendruAnnet Mahendru, an alumni of The Actors Workshop and one of the stars of the FX  hit show The Americans has worked her way up to being a very prominent actress. She recently has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award and also earned herself an Emmy nomination. We couldn’t be more proud of her. We expect big things to come for this talented young lady.

Here is what Annet had to say about her experience working on The Americans:

I always think of it as an opportunity. I try not to think about too many things, about whether I’m good for it or not. If it’s coming your way, then it’s meant to be.

Read the Full Interview of Annet Mahendru here

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Agent Showcase Review from 90210 Talent

Theo Caesar 90210 Talent We recently had an Agent Showcase with Theo Caesar of 90210 Talent for our actors at The Actors Workshop. It was a huge success. Over 30 of our actors got to showcase their talent for a very busy Los Angeles Talent Agent.

Here is what Theo had to say about the Showcase:

“R J speaks the truth to these actors. I had the pleasure of seeing some great talent at the workshop I attended. We’re currently making room on our roster for some of them!!”



Top Casting Directors in Los Angeles Review The Actors Workshop

The Actors Workshop has regular showcases with the top Casting Directors in Los Angeles. These casting directors take time out of their busy schedules to see the actors at The Actors Workshop and have outstanding reviews of the actors.

Here is what they said:

“I have enjoyed seeing the talent @ The Actors Workshop for years but think it continues to get better! Very nice people too!!”-Chadwick Struck

“Outstanding young actors trained by one of the best” –April Webster (Criminal Minds, CSI, LOST)

“A pure pleasure visiting a workshop where the caliber of work is so high” –Hank McCann (Steel Magnolias, My Blue Heaven)

“R.J. Adams, one of L.A.’s premier acting coaches” –Donald Pemrick

For more information on Casting Director Showcases at The Actors Workshop email us!