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Inside the Actors Comedy Studio

Show Biz Weekly
March 29, 2017 7:00 PM


Show Biz Weekly welcomes Gunnar Rohrbacher is an American acting coach, writer, director, producer, actor and comedian. He is the Founder and co-owner of Actors Comedy Studio in Los Angeles, California and is a staff writer for Backstage West. He is a graduate of the Warner Bros. Comedy Writer’s Program and is featured in Judy Kerr's Hollywood Survival Guide: Acting is Everything. First time guest Rohrbacher, talks about his second season of the streaming season of Actors Comedy Studio on ZPTV.

Segment 5: Gunnar. Having taught for over 23 years, Rohrbacher has been in the industry just as long. His career includes acting roles that he still gets, and teaching in school famous schools as the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Scott Sedita, before starting his own studio. In fact, he just taught at SAG/AFTRA and over 130 people showed up. The success of the Actors Comedy Studio will take he and his business partner Lauren Marie Bertoni. to Dublin next week to teach the comedy studio program.

Segment 6: Gunnar. The Actors Studio was created as a counterpoint to the improv and sketch comedy programs that have proliferated in Hollywood. ACS focuses on acting for sitcoms and on-camera audition technique. Rohrbacher designed and taught the "Acting for Animators" program for Disney Animation Studios. He was a character consultant on two of Disney's feature films; Meet the Robinsons and Bolt. He consulted for Klasky Csupo Animation Studios. He also wrote animation for Dreamworks and Sony Animation’s Mega Babies.

As an actor, Gunnar starred in two pilots for NBC: Prime Time Comedy, produced by George Schlatter, and the semi-improvised sitcom The Weekend. He also appeared in Boutonniere, starring Zachary Quinto and Wendy McLendon-Covey. Boutonniere was the 2009 24FPS International Short Film Festival Silver Medal winner.

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