Hello! Welcome to my page…
My name is Eric Kramer, but I’ve also been called Bob Duncan, Little John, Bear, Lodge 49’s Sovereign Protector and even Thor. That big guy from that thing you saw.
With over 30 years in front of and behind the camera, numerous series regular, recurring and guest star roles, as well as a lifetime on stage, I bring real world experience to my classroom. I have seen this industry from all sides and know first hand what producers and directors are looking for in an audition and what they expect from an actor on set. Because of this, I have successfully taught many years of acting and improv classes, guest directed as many workshops, and lectured and worked with students of all ages. I don’t coach from a book and I don’t try to mold actors into something or someone else. I encourage the discovery of who you are and what you can bring to your work. You are your greatest asset as an actor.
We know how things have changed for actors with auditions and callbacks moving to self tapes and online meetings. Love it or hate it, it is here to stay. So it’s no surprise that my coaching focus has shifted to the virtual classroom. Simply put, working online gets you better online as well as in front of the camera. I have learned a lot from the experience of the last few years, booked several jobs with that knowledge, and want to share that insight with you. Together we can get you to your best work and help you deliver an honest, connected performance that will get you to stand out and offer up the best chance of landing the role.
I was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My father played football in the CFL which moved our family to Canada. Like my dad I also played a lot of sports but found myself a home in the Junior High and High School Drama Departments which would eventually lead me to the University of Alberta where I received my Bachelors in Fine Arts (Acting). After graduation I worked across Canada as an actor, director, writer and fight choreographer in productions that ranged from RICHARD III to THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. I came to Los Angeles with THE FOREIGNER and shortly afterwards landed the role of THOR in THE INCREDIBLE HULK RETURNS, my own tiny slice of the MCU. This would be the project that would keep me in California and, even though my career has taken me around the world, Los Angeles has been my home ever since. I am father to three incredible daughters who remind me daily that I am still on my journey. I want to help you on yours.
Acting is a lifelong education and every day is a new opportunity to learn and get better.
Young or old, beginner or veteran, your acting muscles need exercise. Together we can get and keep you in top performance shape, ready for your next opportunity. So grab your material, hydrate, and I’ll see you in my acting gym for some reps. I look forward to meeting and working with you.