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The Word on Bob...

“Bob has an extraordinary way of making things seem so simple. I can read something over and over, but then I read it with Bob and he helps me to see what I just wasn’t seeing... I think what’s so special about him is that he is a master at understanding people and situations. That not only makes him great at helping you break down a scene, it also makes him a great teacher in that he understands different people have different ways of learning.”
Rooney Mara, Academy Award Nominee – "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"Lembeck“I started working with Bob my first year on 'All My Children', knowing that if I was going to keep my job I needed as much help as I could get. To this day, some of my greatest breakthoughs as an artist came while working with Bob. He has an incredible ability to understand the intention of the writer and an ease in articulating the most effective way to bring those words to life. I continue seeking his insight on all my projects and credit him with much of my success to this point. He's one of the best in the business.”
Josh Duhamel, “Life As We Know It,” “When In Rome,” “The Romantics”

chazzBob Krakower has been invaluable to me as a teacher and as a support
system since the very first class I took with him. If you're committed to
working in this business then you owe it to yourself to work with Bob.
He makes you see the scene and, frankly, your life in ways you've never
known before. He is brilliant, empathetic, supportive and able to provide you with the best tv/film education out there. He is one of the best....no.... he is absolutely the best.”
Brooke Elliott – Lead actress, “Drop Dead Diva” – Lifetime

chazz"Sometimes you are lucky enough to meet someone who can help you realize your potential, and who is generous enough to care that you do. I've worked and been friends with Bob Krakower for years and consider myself lucky on both counts. He has the intelligence, craft, experience and most importantly the heart to help actors find and make the best choices. I can't recommend him highly enough."
John Slattery, Emmy Nominated Actor - Mad Men, Charlie Wilson's War, Flags of Our Fathers

chazz“There aren't many teachers who can help you pick up any script and give it your best shot every time. Bob can do that. And he does it all with empathy, humor, insight, and years of experience in theatre, film, and television. He's worked on every kind of project imaginable: This guy is the real deal.”
Chazz Palminteri, Academy Award Nominee - A Bronx Tale, Bullets Over Broadway, The Usual Suspects, Analyze This, Hurlyburly

Lembeck"I have been a working director for a long time. Often I am asked..."where should I study?", ".....who do you recommend as an acting teacher?" This is a significant question. It is a question I take a lot of responsibility for before responding. For me, there is only one answer. I have sat in the back and observed more acting classes then one can imagine. I have watched acting teachers/coaches, come and go. If you are looking for who I would consider the most passionate, the most invested in maximizing the actors opportunity for success, the kindest, the brightest, and the most skilled, then you want to study with Bob Krakower. This guy loves actors. And he is a better teacher then anyone working today. End of story. There isn't anyone better."
Michael Lembeck, Emmy Award Winning TV & Film Director – Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Tooth Fairy

reba“Thanks to Bob for all his help during our taping of ‘REBA.’ I enjoyed the weeks when he directed. He was definitely an asset to our show."
Reba McEntire, Golden Globe Nomination for her show Reba, 4 time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, 7 time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, 12 time American Music Award for Favorite Female Country Artist

reba“Working with Bob is a brilliant throw-back to the scene work I did with Stella Adler and Morris Carnovsky. He's a remarkably intelligent and sensitive coach who can help you exact a place where the character starts and lives, and then through his acute observations of both you and the text, urge you to a very real and dynamic place. He has coached me on two Broadway plays and several tv auditions. He is a rare combination of your most sage theatre professor and the coolest tv/film producer all wrapped up in one. His ability to make me feel I can fulfill any material -- be it "A Streetcar Named Desire" or a scene from "Seinfeld" -- is unparalleled ."
Jessica Hecht,Tony Nominee "View From The Bridge"

“Bob doesn't bog actors down with acting class jargon and technique talk. He's passionate, efficient, and gets to the heart of the matter while being supportive, specific and nurturing. He encourages each individual actor to inform each individual character by drawing out his/her best, most spontaneous, and personal self. Soon, right and wrong disappear and the scene just flows."
Barrett Foa, Series Regular (Eric Beale) - NCISLembeck “As an acting coach, Bob has proven, time and again, to be an essential piece to the production puzzle."
Joe Davola, Executive Producer -- “Smallville", One Tree Hill, What I Like About You, The Bronx Is Burning

"Bob is without question the best acting teacher and coach I have ever had the privilege to observe. He has a savant-like ability to key into an individual actor’s process, and to help them recognize their own strengths, weaknesses, habits, potentials…with results that can really be transformational. He does it all in a refreshingly down to earth and non-invasive way. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Kathleen Chopin, Emmy Award Winning Casting Director – “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “Going The Distance," John Adams, Recount, I Am Legend, Zoolander

"Bob has an incredible way of getting through to actors. He not only leads them into a scene but all the way through it. I’ve never seen actors improve so quickly or so easily. The guy has a magic touch. I learn something about how to talk to an actor every time I see him work ..."
J. Miller Tobin, Director – 90210, Gossip Girl, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, and many other

“I insist all my clients that need to work on their craft run not walk to Bob's class. The results are remarkable.”
Rhonda Price, The Gersh Agency

Lembeck"Bob Krakower is one the finest acting coaches working today. He has the unique ability to bring out the truth and strength of every actor he works with. His many years of experience working in film, television and theater give him extraordinary insight into what it takes to be great actor and sustain a successful career."
Neil Pepe, Artistic Director The Atlantic Theatre Company

Lembeck“Bob Krakower is without question my go-to acting coach! His seasoned guidance has enhanced my skills as an actor in countless ways. Bob was instrumental in my transition from stage work to film and television, and he continues to significantly accelerate my growth in all mediums. He has an incredibly unique ability to convey the intangible elements of acting in a way that plays to the specific strengths and needs of each individual student. His approach allows actors to find answers within themselves so that the work compliments their own personal process. This is all possible because Bob doesn't just teach the actor, he teaches the person.”
Milena Govich, Conviction (regular), LAW & ORDER (regular), RESCUE ME (recurring)