ASSOCIATE COACHES

Jessica Cummings
abc

As an acting coach, Jess brings a unique perspective - having worked both in front of and behind the camera - and having made the transition from theater to film herself. Besides teaching with the BK gang, Jess has taught at NYU (Stonestreet - Tisch) and The Freeman Studio, and she works with actors at all stages of their career. 

Projects she has coached actors for include Ghosts, Fellow Travelers, The Missing, Dear Edward, Kevin Can F**k Himself, Partner Track, House of Cards, Daliland, City on a Hill, Succession, Hunters, FBI, FBI:Most Wanted, L&O, L&O:OC, L&O:SVU, Chicago Med, Gossip Girl, Queen America, Murphy Brown, Girls5Eva, Bull, What We Do in the Shadows, Tell Me A Story, The Looming Tower, Charmed, 13 Reasons Why, The Equalizer, Power Book II: Ghost, Happy!, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, and many more.

She has acted on camera (WeCrashed, The Equalizer, Bloodline, L&O:CI, L&O:OC, The Big C, Maybe There’s a Tree, Astraea, Diving Normal, Gold, et al.) and on Broadway (The Seagull, Therese Raquin) as well as off-Broadway and regionally. 
Jess studied theater with the British American Drama Academy and double majored in Theater and Political Science at Northwestern University.

www.jess-cummings.com

 
Gameela Wright 

Lembeck

"Pronounced "Guh (as in "Garage") - MEE - Luh Having over 20 years experience not only in various areas of acting (TV/film, commercials, theater, voice overs), Gameela also has real-life experience from actually being on the set, auditioning and the realities of the acting business - which are not often taught, but hard earned through experience. By imparting her knowledge and experience, Gameela hopes to help other actors excel in their careers , to have "an easier time of it" and have fun along the way. Select on-camera credits include Film: The Comedian, Tully, John Wick; Television: Billions, The Missing, Flatbush Misdemeanors, The Sinner, The Endgame, The Equalizer, She's Gotta Have It, Bull, and over 20 episodes of Blue Bloods. Some of the projects she has coached actors for include Thirteen Reasons Why, Mindhunter, Queen & Slim, Don’t Look Up, Chicago PD and more.

www.gameelawright.com

 
Vance Barber

I’ve had the privilege of working with actors as a coach since 2012. I have taught weekly, ongoing classes at a variety of studios including: 5 years at Stonestreet (NYU/Tisch’s Film & TV Conservatory) and 7 years at The Freeman Studio. My classes have included On-Camera Technique, Script & Screen Analysis and Showcase Preparation. Today, I proudly continue to coach and teach for the BK gang.

TV/Film includes: Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, You, Billions, Class of ’09, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Gray’s Anatomy, Power Book II: Ghost, How I Met Your Father, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Halloween Ends, Mindhunter, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Younger, City On A Hill, The Deuce, Law & Order, Law & Order: Organized Crime, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Med, NCIS: New Orleans, Hightown, Archive 81…
www.vancebarber.com

 
Josh Mendelow 

As a coach I’ve had the opportunity to work with actors from a wide variety of experience and backgrounds: from Broadway/Musical Theater actors eager to try On-Camera to series regulars in search of inspiration.

I work with actors from the selftape/live audition, through the callback and ultimately to being on-set and filming.

I have never not had fun.

Some of the projects I’ve worked on: For All Mankind, Severance, The Greatest Showman, Tom Swift, The Prodigal Son, Dynasty, The Equalizer, Younger, Super Pumped, Billions, Bonding, NCIS: New Orleans, New Amsterdam, The Good Fight, Elementary, Bull, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Blue Bloods, The Halloween films, The Good Wife, The Gilded Age, Love Life… 
www.joshmendelow.com


 
Eric Reis

I’m an acting coach based in New York City working under Bob Krakower. My students have received the Screen Actor’s Guild Award, the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, in addition to Teen Choice Award and Drama League Award nominations. They have landed leading and supporting or recurring roles in both studio films and television series (including on HBO, Netflix, Amazon, Disney, AMC, ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX, to name a few), in addition to leading roles in the Broadway productions of Mean Girls, A Bronx Tale, and others. I have served as the on-set acting coach for several high profile projects (darn NDA’s), and teach weekly on-camera acting classes online, in the US and in Europe.

www.eric-reis.com

 

THE CONSIGLIERE

Keri Uribe 

Keri is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, a two-year company member of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and is a founding company member of OnTheRoad Repertory Company (artistic director, the late, great Alice Spivak) here in New York City.  On-camera work  includes  Ugly Betty, The Sopranos, One Life To Live, All My Children,  Hitch  and  Brooklyn Rules. 

Keri has been studying with Bob for over a decade and became his assistant in 2013.  

She is currently Chief of Operations of the BK gang.

 

 


The Word on Bob...

"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

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