Testimonials


 
 
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Sebastian Stan

Captain America Series, Avengers Series, I Tonya

I've known Jamie since college. Since then, I've always admired him as an actor and took note of his uncompromising passion for the craft and for the theater. Over the years, I've gotten to know Jamie also as a teacher and what has blown me away every time, every year, which never changes, is his dedication, commitment, and this relentless ability he seems to possess to find the truth in the work at all costs. That idea, you know of searching where you make sure that 'no rock is left unturned' so to speak, well, with Jamie you can bet, there will be at least one rock that you didn't think about, one idea that could be the clue to your character or to your performance, one key thing that he's discovered.

 I found the work we've done together with him as a coach necessary and revealing. His skills don't stop there but include the voice and the body which he will make you realize you haven't actually used, even though you thought you did. The guy is like a traveling encyclopedia. There isn't a master or a technique he won't know about or that he hasn't exploded or studied himself. And best of all, Jamie doesn't possess a single dishonest bone in his body. I have respect and tremendous love and support for him. 


Lana Parrilla

Once Upon A Time, The Tax Collector

 I would highly recommend any artist to work with Jamie. Your experience will not only inspire you to be a greater performer, it will drive you to be a better human being for yourself and those around you.

Lana Parrilla

Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel

The Brave, Pan Am, Blue Valentine

Jamie Wollrab has been instrumental in my continued development as an actor. He has an innate ability to identify places in the body that are blocking/inhibiting the actor and then working through them, freeing them to deliver their best performance. His humble and focused demeanor make this work extremely enjoyable. Love this dude!


Julie Gonzalo

Dallas, Eli Stone

With the help of Jamie Wollrab's techniques I was able to wake up my body, strengthen my voice and find ways to connect to my mind and soul. His approach to Alexander technique helped unlock traumas that were hiding in me which stopped me from fully committing to what my characters needed.

I'm able to use my “instrument” like never before. I can let my body flow and go in the direction it needs. I breath better, have a stronger voice when I do body work with him, and very thankful that we can work on all aspects of acting together. 

Julie Gonzalo

Wes Chatham

Wes Chatham

The Expanse, Hunger Games Series, The Unit

Jamie Wollrab has been my dear friend and coach for almost a decade. I believe the source of his enormous talent is in his compassion.  He is an expert in scene study and character development as well as a master in voice and body work.  What makes him unique, is how he infuses the work with the process of healing. This allows the actor to be fully present with nothing in the way of doing their best work. He has been invaluable to me, and I think any artist would be better for working with him.


Erin Cardillo

Creator of Life Sentence

Jamie is a game changer. His work is hard to describe, but nothing short of life altering -- in the best way. He's intuitive, deeply connected to what's going on in the body, mind and spirit and sessions in his hands leave you feeling deeply connected as well. Run don't walk. Seriously.

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Christine Hassler

M.A., Author, Speaker, Life Coach

It is hard to find words to describe what working with Jamie is like because it is so extraordinarily unique, so I will share how Jamie's work makes me feel and impacts my life. First of all, I feel truly SEEN by Jamie through the eyes of love. Yes, he can see where I may have blocks, stuck energy or emotion, but beyond that he sees my gifts and always supports me in seeing them too. I feel totally safe with Jamie. As someone who is in front of people and supporting others a=on a regular basis, having a place where I can let go, be vulnerable and trust someone is priceless. I feel loved and nurtured as Jamie shows up so completely present and 100% committed to the work we are doing together. He is a true healer, teacher and someone who walks the talk.  As for the impact my work with Jamie has had on my life, I have become a better speaker and facilitator because Jamie has taught me how to use my body and voice in a more empowering and authentic way. I have learned how to breath (amazing how we forget to do that!) which has increased the amount of space I can hold for others in my life.  

I am so grateful to have found Jamie and received the gift of his work.  He is truly one of a kind (and I am very selective when it comes to healers, teachers and bodyworkers!) and someone that I trust and recommend to many of my clients.

 

 


Jordan Mechner

Director, Video Game Creator, Writer of The Prince of Persia

Jamie Wollrab has been my dear friend and coach for almost a decade. I believe the source of his enormous talent is in his compassion. He is an expert in scene study and character development as well as a master in voice and body work. What makes him unique, is how he infuses the work with the process of healing. This allows the actor to be fully present with nothing in the way of doing their best work. He has been invaluable to me, and I think any artist would be better for working with him.

Jordan Mechner

Stewart Pearce

Stewart Pearce

Master of Voice and Corporate Presentation Coach

Jamie Wollrab is a rare find, for he holds a magic compass within his being, first as an Acting Coach of the highest degree, and second as an empath of astounding kindness.
Who would not wish to seek out Jamie for the unfolding of their craft and art, for he implicitly knows that the container needs to be strong, yet at the same time completely flexible. Once taken by his accomplishment, the compass then also spins for the one who receives.


Ross McCall

Band of Brothers, White Collar, 24

Jamie knows actors. He knows how to call you on the tricks you've picked up and tend to use out of comfort. By highlighting those tricks, he gently leads you toward a truthfulness that is beyond liberating. He is one of the few directors I've worked with that can find a variation on a choice that is completely believable and exciting. He plants ideas and let's you see them from another angle - an imperative skill to have if you work in a collaborative surrounding.

Ross Mccall

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Huw Collins

Pretty Little Liars

Since moving to Los Angeles, I have looked extensively for the ‘right’ person to work with as an all-encompassing acting coach. Someone I could work with on specific material for auditions one week, or when it was a quiet week, I could entrust to still push me and find ways to keep me sharp until the next opportunity arose. After some time, I felt like I was at pivotal moment in my career, making progress but not quite getting the job, I knew in order to get from where I was to where I wanted to be, I had to find ways to delve deeper and make better choices, to trust the work and go into any room with the confidence of someone ready to work. 

Thankfully, at that crossroads, I found Jamie Wollrab. 

On the recommendation of a few actors whose opinion I deeply trusted, Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) being one, I started to work with Jamie. The change was literally instantaneous. I worked with him only twice before booking my first major role on American TV. Throughout filming we found so many interesting and different ways to look at scenes, to challenge the way I approached material, to bring something fresh to each day rather than slipping into a complacent, monotonous routine.

I love every minute of working with Jamie, he is an un-traditional acting coach in the sense that he looks at you as a whole person, in the sense that he not only looks at and works on your acting technique but also where in your body there are energy blocks, or we work with dreams to examine where we can find more depth in a character by utilizing the sub-conscious mind, subtle changes that can make a huge difference in your performance.

If you want to maximize your potential as an actor, if you are someone that works hard and strives to  be a truly great actor, I can hand-on-heart say that Jamie will help you get there. He is one of a kind, and I am so thankful I found him.