COACHING STAFF

Wayne Ward

Wayne Ward, SAG-AFTRA,  MASTER COACH

Wayne concentrates on advanced actors and coaches the "ON-CAMERA  AUDITIONING / COLD-READING SKILLS" and "ON-CAMERA 'BEYOND TECHNIQUE' MASTER CLASS" classes.  Wayne's biography and acting resumé are available on the "About Wayne Ward" tab.

 
Iris Wilhelm-Norseth

Iris Wilhelm-Norseth, COACH

Iris coaches our "IMPROV for ACTORS" class.

Biography

Iris has been an active member of the community theatre and improv scene in Hawaii since 2012.

Starting her training with Bill Ogilvie at Diamond head theatre, Iris has branched out to improv, studying with Garrick Paikai founder of On the Spot Improv.  She regularly participates in improv shows in the Honolulu area. 

Iris can also be seen in local commercials such as First Hawaiian Bank, and national TV shows like "Hawaii Five-0".

 
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Daniel P. Marks, COACH and CEO, Hana Hou Creatives, LLC

Daniel coaches our "ACTING ON-CAMERA BASICS" and "BUSINESS of ACTING" classes.

Biography

Daniel is a retired U.S. Air Force communications engineer.  For over 12 years, he has been an adviser & consultant to senior leaders of more than 60 countries, specializing in organizational / cultural change, business process improvement, and technological applications in the workplace.

Daniel has over 40 years of experience in singing and acting on stage and set, appearing in several films and television shows.  He has been studying with Wayne Ward since 2005.

Acting Resumé

Demographics & Measurements:

- Male; Caucasian; hazel eyes; dirty blonde to light brown hair

- Plays:  40 to 55

- No tattoos, piercings, or noticeable scars; no prescription eyewear

- 5’9”; 245lbs -- 18 x 32/33; 40 x 32; 48R; 10W; 7 ¼

Industry Experience:
Television:
- Lost, S02E02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attorney (n/s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ABC; Dir. Stephen Williams
- Lost, S02E21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Skycap (n/s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ABC; Dir. Deran Sarafian
- Lost, S03E03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (background) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ABC; Dir. Stephen Williams
- Lost, S03E04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasury Agent (n/s); Prison Guard (n/s) . ABC; Dir. Stephen Williams
- Lost, S03E15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.S. Marshall (n/s)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ABC, Dir. Karen Gaviola
- Beyond The Break, S01E06 . . . . .Drunk Executive (n/s)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TeenNick; Dir. David Brookwell
Film:
- Revenge Of The Nerds . . . . . . . . .(background) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .20th Century Fox; Dir. Jeff Kanew
- Just One Of The Guys . . . . . . . . . .(background) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Columbia; Dir. Lisa Gottlieb
- Raising Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(background) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Circle Films; Dir. Coen brothers
- Not Quite Human . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(background) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sharmhill/Disney; Dir. Steven Stern
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure .(background) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .De Laurentiis; Dir. Stephen Herek​

Special Interests/Skills:

- Baritone singer

- Father of 3 (2f, 1m); step-father of 2m on the Autism spectrum; grandfather of 5

- Drives/Owns:  2012 burgundy Toyota Highlander & 2018 black Tesla Model 3; motorcycle endorsement

- Sports:  SCUBA; equestrian (Western); small arms & long-barrel marksman; stunt kite flyer

- Lived in:  O’ahu, Hawai’i (current); Arizona (18yrs); Colorado (2yrs); Washington, D.C. (4yrs); Japan (12yrs); South Korea (1yr); Philippines (1yr); Afghanistan (3yrs)

- Traveled to:  Guam; Mexico; Taiwan; Singapore; New Zealand; Australia; Thailand; Germany; Ireland; Italy; Saudi Arabia; Qatar; Dubai; Kuwait; BIOT (Diego Garcia), Canada, North Korea

- Speaks/Reads:  English (fluent/fluent); Tagalog (near fluent/passable); Spanish (passable/near fluent); Japanese (limited/none); Korean (limited/none)

- Retired United States Airman (communications & information engineer); experience in/with senior enlisted (Master Sergeant, Chief Petty Officer, First Sergeant, etc.) and senior officer (Colonel, General, Admiral) positions that included postal (mail) operations, satellite communications, audio/visual support, information/administrative support, computer network operations & security, audit & compliance

- Defense Contractor (business process improvement, consulting, knowledge management); 4 years as a senior advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon; 3 years as a senior advisor to NATO coalition partners, Afghanistan (war zone; counter-insurgency; counter improvised explosive device (IED); international relations)

- Staff officer for computer, communications, command, control, and intelligence operations; action officer for humanitarian aid/disaster relief operations

- Odd jobs:  Taxi driver (Japan) / Uber driver (Hawai'i); bar/restaurant manager; high school music (voice) teacher; dry cleaning assistant; pizzeria cook; bowling alley porter; video rental store clerk; data entry/mail clerk; market researcher

Training:

Acting On-Camera Workshops (ongoing/weekly), Wayne Ward, SAG/AFTRA, Hawai’i