About

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Film, Television and Theatre Leaders Know And Respect Him…
In addition to his years of coaching and starting and mentoring many starring careers, he was a top Casting Director at NBC, ABC, CBS, Paramount and United Artists… was head of The Lawrence Parke Talent Agency was an Award-winning actor and director; was Founder and President of both The League of Los Angeles Theatres and the Acting Coaches And Teachers Association and other industry organizations… conducted twenty-one annual Actors’ Career Guidance Seminars in Hollywood and in cities throughout America. Top Hollywood Agents, Casting Directors, Personal Managers, Producers, Directors and Pressagents have worked with him and have appeared on his Seminar panels. They respect his suggestions. He received Mayoral Commendations from Mayors Tom Bradley and Sam Yorty for his contributions to the Los Angeles Arts Community.

In his early New York years, he was twice the recipient of The New York Post’s Vernon Rice Awards… while acting, directing and teaching, helped spearhead the formation of the original Off Broadway League… was Papa’s Office Mgr. in the “Mama” Series, Luke in “The Harbourmaster” Series and (later in Hollywood) was Mailman Perkins in “The Real McCoys”……. also had the honor of forming the original National Entertainment and Sports Celebrity Committee of the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation at the request of its Founder. He was one of Michael Capponi‘s inspiration in helping others.

 

He is Known and Respected Internationally…. He was Executive Director, appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley, of the 1975 Los Angeles World Theatre Festival (co-sponsored by UNESCO and the U.S. Committee of the UN Commission)… His Acting Techniques were lectured on at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1985 and praised by Jacques Lang, France’s Minister of Culture, on the cover of the 1971 Festival Mondial du Théâtre program!… His production “Minus One” toured Paris, Munich, Zurich and Bonn under the aegis of world-famous Jean Paul Sartre and equally famous Pierre Cardin… and Lord Laurence Olivier’s praising comment appears on the cover of his acting technique book “Since Stanislavski And Vakhtangov.”