Jim Bonney

Jim Bonney

Acting Teacher, Actor, Author, Director, Filmmaker, Performance Coach, Producer, Stage Director, Theatre Director and Theatrical Producer

New York City, New York

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About Jim

Jim Bonney is a Professional Acting Teacher, Director, and Actor with over thirty years acting experience on stage, film and television. He has appeared in numerous soap operas including: Another World, All My Children, As The World Turns, the Doctors, Guiding Light, Ryan's Hope, One Life To Live, Search For Tomorrow, and Texas. Jim also appeared on Mike Hammer, Today's FBI, America's Most Wanted, and Saturday Night Live. His film credits include Legal Eagles, Big, and Preppies. He has appeared on stage in Men Without Dates, For Angela And The Kids, Acts Of Love, The Last Mile, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea as an Equity guest artist. Jim directed Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at the John Houseman Theatre, and Pirates of Penzance at the Herberger Theatre in Phoenix, AZ.

Jim Bonney studied acting with Warren Robertson, Bill Hickey, and Pamela Lincoln. He was trained in the Sanford Meisner Technique by Kathryn Gately, who also trained with Bill Esper and Sanford Meisner. Starting as a student with Kathryn Gately, he teacher-trained with her and eventually co-taught the Meisner technique with his former teacher.

In 1990 Mr. Bonney created MeisnerPlus®, incorporating his own unique emotional and body work with the Meisner Technique. Actors learn the traditional Meisner Technique enhanced with proven and powerful emotional techniques that Mr. Bonney has created. Since then, he has been successfully trained hundreds of actors, singers, directors, and artists at his own studio in NYC. Mr. Bonney has worked with many Broadway performers as private clients helping them to enhance and deepen their performances. The techniques he has created have also helped soap, TV, and film actors create unforgettable performances.

Working with David Greer, a playwright who wrote "Burning Blue", he traveled to London to work with cast members at the Royal Haymarket Theatre.

Jim Bonney's students have gone on to have careers in the arts. A former student, Dan Cooney, recently graduated from Yale Drama School and now teaches at NYU, and has performed in the national tour of Fiddler On The Roof.

Jim Bonney specializes in working through acting problems and emotional blocks.

For more information, please call the studio at 917-721-7278, or e-mail us at epbonney@ .

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Unique traits: Jim Bonney, creator of the Best Selling CD "Emotional Preparations for Actors: How to Get Into the Emotional Life of a Scene" will teach you how to use the imaginary world to create a powerful performance, Core Energetic Therapist, combines body work, emotional freedom and Meisner



  • Broadway World -Long Island Best Director "Orphans"


  • Broadway World - Long Island Best Director Award 2013 danny and the deep blue sea

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