Acting Coach John Pallotta

Acting Coach John Pallotta

John Pallotta Studio of Acting
Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Stage Director, Story Analyst, Theatre Director and Theatrical Producer

New York City, New York

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January 2012
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About Acting

John Pallotta is a well-respected acting coach offering acting classes and workshops at John Pallotta Studio as well as private, on-set and online coaching.

Our actors are given opportunities they won’t find in any other acting class, including intensive camera work and on-set, on-location study, where students get a chance to explore all facets of film work, from sound engineering, location scouting and directing to working with each other on camera on a professional set. You put all this together and the result, we’ve found, is students coming out of our studio more prepared for not just the business, but life in general.

Unique traits: Sample a FREE Transformational Acting Class with NYC Master On Camera Coach John Pallotta John Pallotta's method is aimed exclusively at unleashing the actor's emotional power and designed to get you out of your head, fully alive and present in each moment and have you prepared and working professionally in front of the camera. Classes are offered in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Chicago. Register Free at the link below to get started. -John Pallotta Studio



  • How I Killed My Roommate ...and got away with iy

    How I Killed My Roommate ...and got away with iy MY ROOMMATE and got away with it. Written by John Pallotta, A comedy about retired South Side Chicago hit man, ANGELO VETRANO who wakens one day with a dream of becoming an actor in NYC. Seeking the following: ANGELO VETRANO, Hit man turned actor, late 30’s to 40’s good fellow type,. VLADIMIR BECKETT, The roommate from hell, a recently released mental patient. He is you worst nightmare. A clinically diagnosed mental case. YOU WANT HIM DEAD!!!. THE DON, Older, adopted as a young child into an Italian mob family. He is a small and fragile man that speaks softly. He is after all THE DON the most respected man in organized crime. He answers to no one. DESTEPHANO, Bisexual hitman, ROXY POZZO, Angelo’s love interest, a beautiful and stunning woman. Strikingly beautiful. She promises him sex on the night of his first big break. She is in it for the money (can be played by a man or a woman). BRYCE FLAVOUR, Hollywood “VERY” bad actor type. Good looking, hansom. But never the less, a really, really bad actor. But millions adorn him. CHICKIE, Niece of the DON, reacts on the Don’s every wish. Beautiful, but she suffers from a darker side. ENSEMBLE WOMAN, (Thelma and Wilma or more) Beautiful woman that work for the Don. BOND GIRLS / BOND MEN (Bryce’s women and men, both in life and in death).

  • Jane Ho

    Jane Ho Drama Jane Ho Written by John Pallotta What image appears in your mind when you hear the word "prostitute"? Take a minute to visualize it. What does that word mean to you? Specifically what kind of person does your mind conjure up as a typical prostitute? The everyday life of prostitution is distant from most of us. And here, our imagination is a poor assistant. Negotiate a price with a stranger. Agree. Pull down one pant leg. Come and take me. Finished. Next, please. It becomes too ugly to really take it in. The imagination screeches to a halt. Jane Ho tells a different story. Streetwalkers, ladies of the night, hookers - call them what you will, the job description stays the same. But what exactly is it that these women do? And what are they really like behind the mystery of their occupation? The simple truth, of course, is that they lead domestic lives that aren't so far removed from yours or mine: it's really only what they do for a crust that sets them apart. To find out more spend an evening with four Hookers, to see what daily life is really like for a prostitute and the things they tell their pillows, that nobody should. Jane Ho is a sexy, disturbing and ultimately moving exploration of the inner workings of the life of a high priced call girl. It recently had a workshop reading at the Dramatist Guild in NYC from where it was selected by HExTC to be produced as this exciting NYC premiere at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row. Jane Ho is based on a true story about one woman’s struggle to become the highest priced call girl. In the process of creating Jane Ho, I interviewed almost 200 call girls to write the story. Eventually I narrowed it down to a few that would tell the story of Jane Ho. Sasha, Brittney, Gina and Natalia. They became the invisible hand that wrote the story of Jane Ho. That sweet small voice to explain the themes to our audience. They gave me the [initial] characters and the form of the story. In the process I listened to their biographies, ideas, opinions, things they said casually; and the music behind their voices. I conceived of a scene and visualized it, entered into it imaginatively and used their voices as a score. Words would arise out of that music or voice. Later a story emerged when one character butted up against another. In the course of six months or so, I would go out on calls with these men and woman, learning about their world from the inside. Gathering their emotions before they got the call, when they got the call and when their business was finished. The story about a call girl turned out to be a totally different one than I had expected. While the story was being written about a prostitute, I found out that I could have been writing about any one of us.

  • Miracle on Mulberry Street

    Miracle on Mulberry Street MIRACLE ON MULBERRY STREET Ebenezer Scroogianno is a miserable middle aged mobster who believes that Christmas is just an excuse for people to miss work and for idle people to expect handouts. He doesn't believe in all of the good cheer and charity that the season promotes, and he makes sure everyone knows it. One night, Scroogianno is visited by the ghost of his former business associate, Jacob Marlianni -- a man who was as greedy and cold as Scroogianno is. Marlianni warns Scroogianno that if he continues to live so selfishly, he will spend eternity wearing the chains and cement shoes that his greed has built. Three ghosts visit Scrooge successively: the Ghost of Christmas Past (Roxy Brown), the Ghost of Christmas Present (Young actor), and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (Biker Chick). They show Scroogianno his error in valuing organized crime and money over people. Scroogianno is frightened by the bleak picture of his life and promises to change his ways. Scroogianno awakes on Christmas morning a new man. He becomes jolly and charitable, and truly turns into the man he promised the ghosts he would become. He carries the spirit of Christmas with him all the year round.

  • Love is a VERB

    Love is a VERB Comedy Love is a verb - What price wold you pay for a trip to paradise

  • Hustle Casting

    Hustle Casting Drama ELVEE TULSA (open description), a singer from New Orleans, dreams of being a star on Broadway (Singing not required, but may be later) is conned by a man, DAKOTA RAYE who promises her stardom beyond her wildest dreams in New York City and the lights of Broadway. Instead of bringing her to the lights of Broadway, he takes her to the streets of Palisades New Jersey. He strips her or everything she was and leads her into a life of drugs, stripping and prostitution.


  • The Accidental Redhead

    The Accidental Redhead (2018)
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  • Gangsters

    Gangsters (2017)
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  • Wannabees

    Wannabees (2017)
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  • Star Trek Dakota

    Star Trek Dakota (2017)
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  • Barely Legal

    Barely Legal (2017)
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  • Character Works TV with John Pallotta

    Character Works TV with John Pallotta (2016)
    Television (Drama) Actor Our actors are given opportunities they won't find in any other acting class, including intensive camera work and on-set, on-location study, where students get a chance to explore all facets of film work, from lighting, soundg, location scouting and directing to working with each other on camera on a professional set. You put all this together and the result, we've found, is students coming out of our studio more prepared for not just the business, but life in general. Written by John Pallotta

  • The Audition

    The Audition (2016)
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  • Dirty Laundry

    Dirty Laundry (2015)
    Television (Action) Actor DIRTY LAUNDRY Teaser Outline Dark futuristic world where rampant poverty and disease has changed the dynamic of morality and culture. The population in the major cities is self-policed by groups of specialized vigilantes, private guards and anti-government factions who are very territorial about the areas they patrol and protect. Black market services offering fresh food, medicine and even education are rampant. Population control messages are everywhere encouraging people "If you can't feed yourself, you can't feed a child" to discourage propagation. The rich who hoarded hard currency and private personal wealth are virtually free to live immoral, hedonistic lives without fear of being challenged by the great unwashed masses beyond their gates. Sexual services of every kind are offered to the rich and powerful by sex workers who are becoming a financial power on their own. There is a group of sex workers who are also trained vigilantes, using their access to the wealthy and powerful ... Written by John Pallotta

  • Master Class

    Master Class (2015)
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  • Capitol Sins -

    Capitol Sins - (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Drama) Actor Love for Sale, what price would you pay - For a trip to paradise. A woman living two lives - By day a struggling actress. By night, a high priced call girl to Washington DC's Elite.

  • Lessons

    Lessons (2014)
    Television (Drama) Actor Lessons of life.

  • Youngfella's

    Youngfella's (2014)
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  • Not Guilty

    Not Guilty (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Casting director In this Multi-Award winning and Nominated Independent Short Film,A man from the Dominican Republic comes to NYC to visit his daughter.His daughter is murdered and goes to court to allow the justice system to work. But he wrestle with the fact that he wants to get revenge or to let it go. This is a Court room drama that has realism and keeps your interest going and leads to an explosive ending! Written by Anonymous

  • Redemption 101

    Redemption 101 (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Casting director A young woman struggles to overcome a drug addiction to retain custody of her infant daughter.

  • The Carrie Diaries

    The Carrie Diaries (2013)
    Television (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

  • CSI: NY - Season 8: A Flash to the Past

    CSI: NY - Season 8: A Flash to the Past (2012)
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  • How I Killed My Roommate... And Got Away with It

    How I Killed My Roommate... And Got Away with It (2012)
    Film (Comedy) Actor This totally over the top korky comedy is about a Kwirky Killer/mob hit man 'ANGELO VETRANO' who wants to retire from the mob. BEFORE THE DON will grant Angelo his walking papers and 6.3 million pension he must meet 2 conditions: knock off the famed actor BRYCE FLAVOR, refrain from violence for the following 6 months while co-habitating with VLAD, the roommate from hell. Written by Anonymous

  • 666 Park Avenue

    666 Park Avenue (2012)
    Television (Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew If you could make one wish, what would it be? And what would you do to get it? At 666 Park Avenue, all of your dreams and burning desires can come true: wealth, sex, love, power, even revenge. But just be careful what you wish for, because the price you pay...could be your soul. Welcome to The Drake, the premiere apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Owned by the mysterious Gavin Doran (Terry O'Quinn) and his sexy wife Olivia (Vanessa Williams), The Drake is home to dozens of residents who are unaware they're living in the dark embrace of supernatural forces. They think their dreams are all coming true, only to find they've been lured into making, what feels like, a deal with the Devil. When a young Mid-western couple - Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable) - is hired to manage The Drake, they soon discover that evil, obsession, and manipulation has a home. Written by ABC Television

  • Crack

    Crack (2011)
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  • Timeless

    Timeless (2011)
    Film (Short, Biography, Drama and Fantasy) Actor In 2008, Sheila Marden was suffering from malignant brain cancer but was misdiagnosed and put in a psychiatric ward. The journey of Sheila's final days and the story of a Mother's love. Based on a true story.

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2007 - 2011)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig

  • Candy's Room: Soleil Noir

    Candy's Room: Soleil Noir (2011)
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  • Criminal Minds

    Criminal Minds (2011)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo

  • Fragile Hearts

    Fragile Hearts (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actor Over a period of two years, a young couple struggles to get pregnant and finally start their family.

  • Walls

    Walls (2010)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Actor A man gets access to see through walls, and discovers how bizarre people really are.

  • The Orgasm Diaries

    The Orgasm Diaries (2010)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Actor A poetic love story that follows Manchester and Noon as they enjoy a long, hot, summer romance. Noon is our narrator, a shy taxidermist who keeps a silent menagerie in the freezer alongside Manchester's ice pops. Manchester documents their affair, creating wonderfully charged images with just a couple of cheap, instamatic cameras. When a wealthy gentleman called Franny discovers Manchester and launches his photography on the art world, the success destroys the beauty of their once idyllic life. Written by Anonymous

  • Yoga

    Yoga (2010)
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  • Touch

    Touch (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor An ode to city life, Touch explores themes of isolation and the universal need for community when two strangers make the most important connection of their lives while waiting for a train.

  • Fragile

    Fragile (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama and Mystery) Actor Out of options, Kathleen, an estranged wife suffering from kidney failure, descends into the gritty underworld of black market human organ trafficking. After recovering from the operation, she searches for the identity of the mysterious donor who saved her life. Written by Anonymous

  • The Assassin Next Door

    The Assassin Next Door (2009)
    Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Actor In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite with her little daughter that she left back home in Ukraine. Eleanor is a grocery store cashier and a battered wife. She dreams of winning the lottery and running away from her abusive husband. Galia and Eleanor don't know each other, but as neighbors they share two things: an adjoining wall and a strong need to plan their escape. As Galia disobeys her latest contract, a woman target, and Eleanor discovers that she's pregnant, the two women decide to take action against their oppressors in a fight for survival and freedom. Written by Anonymous

  • Unstable

    Unstable (2009)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor A working woman recovering from an abusive relationship and its self-destructive repercussions meets a seemingly charming, friendly bank teller, whom she marries. Almost as soon as the marriage begins, she begins losing things and events begin occurring that she cannot remember, which all seem to be the fault of her husband. Whether she is actually insane from going off her medication or if her husband is inexplicably toying with her remains to be seen. Written by jackie norgle

  • Maury

    Maury (1994 - 2007)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Talk-Show) Actor Day by day, Maury and his producers invite guests to the show. The audience participates and put questions to the guests. This talk-show is different from many of its peers by handling topics that are more sensitive and "private." Written by Ari Herzog <>

  • Cleaners

    Cleaners (2006)
    Film (Short) Actor The comedic adventures of two hotel room cleaners going about their workday.

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent

    Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2006)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor This show centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat, Sherlock Holmes-like Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York. It also puts a new twist to the "Law & Order" formula: now, in each episode, we see the crimes as they are planned and committed. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

  • America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back

    America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (2006)
    Television (Documentary, Crime and Drama) Actor In this series, John Walsh, the father of a murdered child hosts this show that illustrates crime stories which have lead to the capture of hundreds of fugitives from the law. With as much luridness and accuracy as possible, various crimes are dramatically recreated with an appeal for any viewer with information as to the crime and the perpetrators to call the show and the authorities and help the cause of justice. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

  • Frágiles

    Frágiles (2005)
    Film (Thriller and Horror) Actor As the new night nurse at a soon to be abandoned children's hospital readies the last group of orphans to leave, it becomes increasingly clear that these are not normal children. Something living in the hospital, something the children call the "mechanical girl," has a terrifying hold over them and will stop at nothing to keep them in the hospital with her forever. Written by Anonymous

  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury

    Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor Lennie Briscoe, now retired from the NYPD, joins the District Attorney's office as an investigator. Through him, and the various lawyers, jury members and court officials we meet along the way, the show explores the intricate workings of the jury system. Written by Anonymous

  • Star Trek: Enterprise

    Star Trek: Enterprise (2005)
    Television (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor The year is 2151. Earth has spent the last 88 years since learning how to travel faster than the speed of light studying under the wisdom of their alien ally called the 'Vulcans'. Now, the first crew of human explorers sets out into deep space on a ship called the 'Enterprise' to see what is beyond our solar system.

  • Descontrol

    Descontrol (2005)
    Television (Animation and Comedy) Actor The first animated serie of Mexico. Is a half-hour animated sketch-comedy show that make fun of famous characters of the mexican pop culture.

  • Fracture

    Fracture (2004)
    Film (Drama, Thriller and Crime) Actor Leeanne Rosser a strong but world-weary 20 year-old solo mother, sits on a hot train with her one-year-old, half-Samoan son Sam. It's her mother's birthday and Leeanne and Sam put up with the heat to visit her in Wainuiomata. But her mother is feeling the pull of the church, and refuses to accept Leeanne's baby born out of marriage. Leeanne's father is helpless to bring them together. Unknown to all of them, Leeanne's brother Brent is out creating mischief. He pretends to be a student or a bible salesman, and then robs houses when their owners are absent. Today an unsuspecting victim, Ulla, returns home during his robbery. Brent panics and sends Ulla plummeting down the steps with a sickening crack. For Leeanne and her family, and Ulla and her family, from that moment on, everything is changed. Ulla is paralyzed, her neck broken. Ulla has a 15 year-old daughter Olivia and an estranged husband Athol, who still lives at home and buries himself in his rental properties. Her husband's ... Written by NZ Film Commission

  • Without a Trace

    Without a Trace (2003)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor As any detective can tell you, investigating missing property or deaths is comparatively easy compared to elusive missing people. However in New York City, there is a special unit of the FBI that is designed to find them. Using the vast resources of their bureau, the team, lead by Agent Jack Malone, race against time in the tight 72 hour window after a disappearance while hope for a recovery is still typically possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

  • The Dark Redemption

    The Dark Redemption (1999)
    Film (Sci-Fi, Short, Adventure, Action and 1 More) Actor Set two days before the events of Episode IV, Jedi Mara Jade has received a copy of the Death Star plans, which she must somehow get to the rebel forces. Unfortunately, she is being held prisoner by the Empire, and only two rebel soldiers, Zev and Klaus, can save her. As if breaking into an Imperial prison and getting the plans wasn't hard enough, bounty hunter Boba Fett is also in the neighborhood to complicate matters. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

  • Fort Apache the Bronx

    Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Actor From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. The story follows officer Murphy, who seems to be a tuff cynic, but in truth he's a moralist with a sense for justice. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

  • Hustle

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  • Vegas

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  • The Actor Whisperer

    The Actor Whisperer
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