A graduate of New York University's (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, Joseph Pearlman is an acting coach for Hollywood celebrities, musicians, and comedians—he helps his clients launch their careers and reach Oscar potential. He works with artists like Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), Eugene Simon ("Game of Thrones"), Skylar Grey (double Grammy nominee with Rihanna and Eminem), Alex MacNicoll ("Transparent"), Sherri Shepherd ("30 Rock”), Michael Welch ("The Twilight Saga"), Julian Sands ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"), and he also coaches presenters for all the major award ceremonies, including the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes, and Independent Spirit Awards.
In addition to his work with actors, Joseph helps politicians, executives, lawyers, CEOs, and other industry leaders develop charismatic confidence to effect maximum change in their audiences. A year ago, Joseph had the pleasure of coaching Dr. Joanne Liu throughout her campaign to ultimately win the International Presidency of Doctors Without Borders (MSF). She is now on the front lines of epidemics like the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Joseph is also a regular guest speaker and presenter at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, McGill University's International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) executive program, and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Pearlman Acting Academy was voted Best Acting Studio in Los Angeles by Backstage Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards—Joseph is a regular contributor to Backstage Magazine. Joseph’s work with actors was recently recognized by The Huffington Post’s national cinema, theatre and art critic James Scarborough, and he was named one of the industry’s “Top Ten Acting Gurus” by The New York Times reviewed “Actor Genie” app. Also located in New York, Pearlman Acting Academy offers private coaching and classes from celebrity to working professional and beginner. Every client leaves every session and class having experienced an undeniable acting breakthrough and transformation.
Joseph Pearlman trained with the great Jeff Corey (personal coach to John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Lloyd Bentsen, Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Robin Williams and many others). Joseph taught with Jeff during the final years of his life.
Joseph Pearlman Coaching offers private coaching and classes from beginner to working professional:
Audition Preparation & Technique | Career Coaching | Taped Auditions | Scene Study | Cold Reading | Kids and Teens Class | Improvisation | Booked Role Coaching | Skype Coaching | etc.
AMC NETWORKS – Director – "The Walking Dead" National Promo Campaign
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Oscar Awards
The Recording Academy, Grammy Awards
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Emmy Awards
Film Independent's Spirit Awards
Roz Savage: World Champion Rower and Environmental Activist
The Boston Red Sox
Joanne Liu - International President of Doctors Without Borders
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, 500 Days Of Summer)
Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones)
Sherri Shepherd (The View, 30 Rock)
Skylar Grey (five-time Grammy nominee with Rihanna & Eminem)
Julian Sands (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga)
Agnes Monica (international pop star, singer/songwriter, actress)
Elaine Hendrix (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, The Parent Trap)
Charlotte Salt (The Tudors, Beowulf)
Lucine Fyelon (Glee, Mind's Eye)
Samantha Lockwood (Shoot the Hero, Lords of Dogtown)
Susie Suh (singer/songwriter, soundtrack to Must Love Dogs and One Tree Hill)
McGill University - International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) executive program
New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
University of Southern California - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
The New England Conservatory
Joseph coached at WL Studios for three years (home to Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Sherri Shepherd, George Lopez, and many others...)