Name: Guy Olivieri
Hometown: Cresskill, NJ
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Major: Drama and Communications
Favorite Quote: Don’t dream it; be it.
Audition Counter: 2404 auditions
What led me to be a coach?
I’ve worked as a casting director on shows such as The People vs. Mona, Letter From Algeria and The Importance of Being Ernest.
I’ve worked or volunteered at ABC Daytime and Primetime, CBS, the WB, and JHA Management.
I’m a founding member of The Versuche Ensemble.
I’m a producer and company member of Ground Up Productions, an award winning Off- and Off-Off Broadway theatre company.
I spent a year as a stand-up comic and have appeared at practically every club in New York.
I wrote and produced a holiday musical called “Hot Damn Holiday”.
I was an assistant at The A-list, a series of seminars where actors meet-and-greet with agents and casting directors, where I worked with over 50 industry professionals.
I wrote, produced and created a sitcom to showcase me and my friends, called FreakMe.
I am a working actor in New York.
I’m an actual “working actor”. I didn’t skip any steps. I am constantly struggling. I have lived in horrible sublets. I’ve had terrible day jobs. I’ve waited on line for 10 hours for a 30 second audition. I’ve done extra work in the freezing rain, and summerstock in 100 degree heat. I’ve faced huge amounts of rejection.
But, I’ve also logged a massive amount of field time--over 2400 auditions. I have worked in theatre, film, commercials, voiceover, industrials, stand-up comedy, and television. I know the business. I also have relationships with hundreds of actors, dozens of agents and casting directors, and I know what they all really do.
More to the point: I make enough money with my acting career to not need another job. Let me help you do the same thing.