Buddy Powell
Actor Teacher
Phone: 818.220.0875


After working for 26 years as a professional actor, I created Buddy Powell's COMMERCIAL ACTING for ADULTS. I wanted to provide an inexpensive weekly on-camera opportunity for learning commercial technique. I encourage beginners, intermediates, and all to come to class and perform in a comfortable and supportive environment. I have personally developed an ongoing curriculum that addresses all aspects of television commercial performing.

Nearly every day in Los Angeles, television commercials are produced. Nearly every commercial produced is seeking new faces to promote their products. Baby boomers and seniors 60+ currently comprise the largest demographic of consumers in the United States. Now is the time for seniors and beginners who think that they might enjoy performing in television commercials to learn about the business, develop skills, and go for it!

Buddy Powell's COMMERCIAL ACTING for ADULTS are ongoing, continuous year-round classes taught by commercial actor Buddy Powell. Mr. Powell has performed in over 100 television commercials and is uniquely qualified as an actor, and as a credentialed teacher working with adult performers. He is a patient, caring, and amusing fellow!

Instruction includes:

  • The history of the television commercial
  • The advertising formats used in commercials
  • The basics of acting in commercials
  • The tools required for commercial acting
  • The interview/audition process
  • Understanding agency representation
  • Understanding electronic casting
  • Related careers in performing

Students are invited to perform regularly on videotape and have their work professionally critiqued. Emphasis is placed on developing the individual's unique qualities, understanding student's particular type, strengthening confidence, and developing professional skills necessary for entering the television commercial industry. Guest speakers include working professional seniors, commercial agents, managers, casting personnel and photographers. Many students from COMMERCIAL ACTING for ADULTS can currently be seen in commercials promoting a variety of products.

Acting in Television Commercials

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Class Locations

$10.00 per Class per Week

Mondays 1:30pm - 3:30pm
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
Cellar Room (Green Awning on Carlos Ave.)
1760 N. Gower St.
Hollywood, CA 90028

North Hollywood
$10.00 per Class per Week

Wednesdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm
TU Studios (Theatre Unlimited)
10943 Camarillo St.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
North Hollywood
$10.00 per Class per Week

Thursdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm
TU Studios (Theatre Unlimited)
10943 Camarillo St.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Culver City
$10.00 per Class per Week

Fridays 1:30pm-3:30pm
Temple Akiba
Conference Room
5243 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

2017 Class Holidays 2018 Class Holidays
Class does not meet on these dates:

Monday, Jan. 2 Tuesday, July 11
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