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 actors launch their careers faster and reach Oscar potential on set. He works with artists like Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), Eugene Simon ("Game of Thrones"), Skylar Grey (five time Grammy nominee with Rihanna and Eminem), Iliza Schlesinger (comedian, Netflix’s “Elder Millennial”), 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 TED Talks speakers, politicians, executives, lawyers, CEOs, and other industry leaders develop charismatic confidence to effect maximum change in their audiences. Joseph had the pleasure of coaching Dr. Joanne Liu throughout her campaign to ultimately win the International Presidency of Doctors Without Borders (MSF). She was 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” and “Best Acting Coach” in Los Angeles by Backstage Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards—Joseph is a regular contributor to Backstage Magazine and Inc. 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.” Also located in New York, Pearlman Acting Academy (PAA) 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 (coach to John F. Kennedy, James Dean, Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Cher, Robin Williams, Bill Clinton, Lloyd Bentsen, and many others). Joseph taught with Jeff during the final years of his life.

PAA offers private coaching and classes from beginner, working professional, and celebrity: 

Audition Preparation & Technique | Career Coaching | Taped Auditions | Scene Study | Cold Reading | Kids and Teens Class | Improvisation | Booked Role Coaching | Video Coaching | etc.





AMC Networks – Director – "The Walking Dead" National 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)  

Iliza Schlesinger (Netflix’s Elder Millennial)

Julian Sands (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga)

Agnez Mo (international pop star, 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 (home to Amy AdamsRyan ReynoldsSherri ShepherdGeorge Lopez, and many others...)