GUEST: Stan Kirsch

Stan's the Man - and will be joining us for HLWW:10...

We are delighted to confirm that Stan Kirsch will be joining us for The Gathering in October.

Stan, who played Richie Ryan in Highlander: The Series will be with us on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October and will be taking parts in panels as well as running an acting workshop.

Following a brief stint as a professional child actor, Stan focused on academics and eventually graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in political science. He then returned to acting and six months later landed a lead role in the ABC pilot The Streets of Beverely Hills in Los Angeles.  Although the series was not picked up, Stan relocated to the west coast where he spent his twenties starring and guest starring in numerous television shows, movies for television and feature films.  With over a hundred hours of screen time to his credit, Stan’s resume includes Friends, JAG, General Hospital  and – of course – that five year run on Highlander 

Upon turning thirty, Stan got behind the camera for the first time.  While directing several short films and new media projects including Straight Eye: The Movie (Alan Dale and Rex Lee, Entourage), Us One Night (Alison Brie, Glow, Mad Men) and Liza Weil, How to Get Away with Murder), and a commercial for QUALCOMM, he also cast a variety of projects including three seasons of the MTV series Invincible, Stan Lee’s Time Jumper for Walt Disney Studios and Transgressions (BAFTA Award nominee for Best Short Film).  During that time Stan began teaching and coaching actors as well. 

As demand for his classes and coaching grew, Stan and his wife, Kristyn Green, formed Stan Kirsch Studios (SKS) in 2008.  SKS quickly became one of the most prominent and sought after actor training facilities in Los Angeles. Over the past decade Stan’s clientele, comprised of both celebrities and working actors throughout the entertainment industry, have booked upwards of a thousand roles from film leads to TV series regulars, recurring roles, guest and co-stars as well as leads On and Off-Broadway.  SKS is now home to three studios in which multiple classes are held concurrently as well as two audition taping facilities and a top notch faculty comprised of esteemed teachers, coaches, and studio administrators.

The success of SKS initially necessitated that Stan and Kristyn put their respective directing, acting and casting careers on hold.  However, as the studio’s faculty and staff have grown, Stan has recently begun to field directing offers again.  He and Kristyn continue to reside in Los Angeles with their dog Duke…

 

 

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