John Howard Swain as a veteran actor, director and teacher brings a broad range of experience, from both sides of the camera, to the classroom.
As an actor John has guest starred in dozens of network television shows from the legendary Hill Street Blues to the current Law & Order SVU. He also starred in a number of movies of the week and in the mini-series Family of Spies and Blind Faith. His film credits include Best Seller, Angels in the Outfield and The Tenderloin. In addition to his film and TV work he has also starred in more than 200 national television commercials.
As a director John has staged theatrical productions all across the country including productions in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. As a film director he has directed three films: Whose Life?, Uncommon, and Stand By (an official entry to the 2001 Sundance Festival).
As a teacher John was the founder of one of San Francisco’s most prestigious acting programs, Full Circle Productions. Students from his program continue to work across the globe starring on Broadway, in network television series, and in film.
This seven-week workshop gives students the opportunity to work with one of the industry’s most successful commercial acting teachers. Showcase with a casting director in the last class of the session.Learn More
Commercial Acting II is a series of “workout sessions” designed to sharpen your skills, identifying and correcting any weaknesses, while polishing your strengths. On the fifth and final night of the class, actors will showcase their work for Phillip Casesse, commercial agent with Stewart Talent. Phillip has been an agent at Stewart for seven years and books clients in commercials that shoot all over the world.Learn More