Bill Coelius

Acting Faculty Member

What Lights Him Up About Teaching?

When students realize they are enough, and that they can relax and enjoy themselves, in class, on camera and in life!

Proudest Career Moment

Whenever a student writes to me about how the knowledge from my class helped them in a real world situation, from a breakthrough during an audition, or agent meeting, to booking the job. I get more excited than they do. I recently had a student book a international Kindle commercial, easily a six figure income year. I live for those kind of life change possibilities for my students.

Get to Know Bill

I'm a two time national poetry/prose performance champion and have twenty percent hearing in my left ear.


Philip Seymour Hoffman's Dusty in Boogie Nights. Gene Hackman's Coach Dale in Hoosiers Denzel Washington's Whip in Flight. Mel Rodriguez's Patsy in Getting On.

Bill Coelius has been a working actor for over 15 years and counting. Bill has booked over 50 national commercials and appeared in numerous television shows, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Criminal Minds, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, The Office, Desperate Housewives, Law and Order, and American Horror Story: Hotel, where his throat was slashed by Lady Gaga, a career highlight so far. His movies include Taking Woodstock directed by Ang Lee and Brave New Jersey with Tony Hale. He teaches acting in New York, Los Angeles, Portland, and Detroit.

commercial acting

commercial acting

Learn the art of commercial acting and auditioning to demystify the process and remove fear from the work. Launch your commercial career and deepen the skills you need to work commercially.
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"I BOOKED three new spots because of Audition Mindset Class!"
— Kevin G
"Bill's class was the best class I'd taken in years. He is extremely pedagogical and inspiring - a gifted teacher. I hope you keep offering this class to more students!"
— Leigh F.
"It was my first step in my acting career after deciding to pursue it and boy did I make the right choice!"
— Stephanie C.