Our Team

JIM GLEASON

Acting & Audition Coach Jim Gleason
Acting & Audition Coach Jim Gleason

Over the years, Jim has enjoyed working with the likes of Robert Duvall, Forest Whitaker, Jessica Lange, Hugh Laurie, Larry David and more.

He has acted in just about every medium there is, from film and television shows to stage and national commercials, and in such cities as Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville.

Classically trained and holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Tulane University since 1986, Jim has been acting successfully since 1988 in film and high profile episodic television, including House, M.D., Grey’s Anatomy and NCIS: New Orleans. One of his most well-known feature films was Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which he filmed shortly after moving home to Mandeville after a 14-year stint in Los Angeles. He was also featured in the film Trumbo, opposite Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame.

A popular audio drama podcast out of Los Angeles, We’re Alive, A Zombie Story of Survival, stars Gleason as Sgt. Michael Cross and has a staggering national and international following.

ADAM STEPHENSON

Adam refers to himself as an “accidental actor” who started out to become a teacher, receiving a B.S. in Secondary Education from LSU, but became an actor along the way. He is a Graduate from the Second City Conservatory in Chicago where he developed a base for his Acting Technique in Improv and Sketch Comedy. While in Chicago, he also studied Meisner at Black Box Acting Studio.

Now living in New Orleans, Adam continues to train and now offers training to others, coaching students in Improv and On-Camera Techniques.

His Film accomplishments include lead roles in “Frankenstein: Day of the Beast”, and “Rejected”, an independent pilot that Adam co-wrote and produced. He also has supporting roles in Zack Parker’s thriller “PROXY”, “Evan’s Crime” opposite David Arquette and the upcoming “Geostorm” with Gerard Butler and Andy Garcia.

Adam has worked extensively in the film industry with over 40 Credits in Features, Shorts, and Television along with dozens of Commercials, Industrials, and Voice Over gigs. Adam has also worked behind-the-scenes of the industry at a Talent Agency and freelancing as a Casting Associate and Screenwriter.

If you are driving around New Orleans or flying in/out of Louis Armstrong Airport, Adam can be seen in the Billboard Campaign for the National WWII Museum’s “Road to Berlin” Expansion.

When not doing something performance related he’s eating a Twix and playing Video Games – primarily xbox but weirdly addicted to The Simpsons game on his iPad as well.