Gary Schwartz

Gary Schwartz

actor, additional crew, writer

Gary Schwartz was born on Aug 07, 1952 in USA. Gary Schwartz's big-screen debut came with Quest for Fire directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud in 1981, strarring Rouka - The Ulam Tribe. Gary Schwartz is known for Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire directed by Ben Irving, Tom Spackman stars as Bounty Hunter Male and Grey Griffin as Bounty Hunter Female. The upcoming new movie Gary Schwartz plays is The Details which will be released on Mar 26, 2016.

A master improvisational acting coach whose 30 years as a performer and Improv teacher has helped transform the lives of thousands of people, both on- and off-screen.It was Gary's 18-year association with world-renowned theater educator and author, Viola Spolin - famous for training the very first improvisational theater troupe in the US which led to the creation of today's well-known Second City improv troupe - that has provided the foundation for his work today. In 1988 Gary co-founded the Spolin Players improv troupe, and is the only master teacher to have ever earned an endorsement from both Viola Spolin and her son, the legendary original director of Second City, Paul Sills.Originally from New York State, Gary began his professional career as a mime at age 13, performing up and down the Hudson River with Pete Seegar, Arlo Guthrie and other great folk entertainers of the 60's. In the 70's and 80's he appeared in numerous film and television projects including the Oscar-winning feature film Quest for Fire and 65 episodes of the Emmy-winning TV series Zoobilee Zoo, with Ben Vereen. Since then, as a voice actor, Gary has gone on to work with Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Tim Burton, Kenneth Brannagh and many other well-known directors.Today, Gary is a passionate, dynamic Improv coach and facilitator. He is the founder of Improv Odyssey, an exciting approach to changing the way people work and play, entirely based on Spolin's techniques. He served on the counsel of the newly-formed Actors Guild SAG-AFTRA, Seattle branch, and is the founder and Artistic Director of the Seattle area Valley Center Stage Community Theater.Currently Gary resides in Washington state. He teaches theater games in the US and around the world. He also teaches acting for animation and writes on Spolin's work.

  • Birthday

    Aug 07, 1952
  • Place of Birth

    New York, USA

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Movies & TV Shows