Jeremy Kent Jackson
Guest Artist, Studio School-Los Angeles
Jeremy Kent Jackson, originally from Colorado, graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of Oklahoma School of Drama and completed a six level improvisation program at Minneapolis’ Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop where he then performed as an improviser in over one hundred shows. He has also performed professionally in over sixty plays in six states and has Guest Starred and Recurred on Network Television Shows including ER, CSI, Las Vegas, CSI:Miami, American Dreams, Happy Family,Drake and Josh, Without a Trace, and Friends With Benefits. For three seasons he regularly recurred as Douglas Davenport on Disney XD’s Lab Rats and continued the character for another year in the spinoff series, Lab Rats: Elite Force. In addition to his stage and television credits, Jackson has been seen in nearly fifty national commercials including major campaigns for Pizza Hutand Burger King, served a two year term as Best Buy’s in-house spokesperson, performed in several feature films including one with master-director, David Lynch, and lent his voice to dozens of video games, most notably as the lead character, Joker, in the motion capture project Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Alongside his career as a professional actor, Mr. Jackson has made a consistent commitment to the classroom. He has taught acting, improvisation, voice & speech, stage-combat, stage-movement, playwriting, audition technique, and acting for the camera for arts organizations in Oklahoma, Ohio, Minnesota, and California. Additionally, Mr. Jackson has helped to develop theatre education curriculum for Silva’s Fine Arts, The Columbus Junior Theatre, Homeward Bound Theatre, Stages Theatre, and The Glendale Center Theatre. In 2006 Mr. Jackson co-founded DiscoveryOnstage, an arts education consulting company now in long-term residency at Providence High School in Burbank. He continues to serve as DiscoveryOnstage’s Co-Creator/Creative Director helping to create, develop, promote, and maintain unique arts education programming on behalf of schools, business, and communities area wide.
Jeremy Kent's Workshops
The Industry Audition | Film + Television
Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , , /
This workshop will familiarize students with the professionalism and protocol of auditioning for film and television productions in the contemporary marketplace. Students will utilize their performance skills to bring personal truth and engagement to audition sides and cold reads, while honing their ability to quickly and specifically analyze and immerse in text. Students will learn how to prepare adequately, perform with presence, and follow through respectfully for all professional audition environments in film and television.