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With your Mentor Billy Gallo

Go After Your Dreams
With A Vengeance!


Unlock Your Acting Potential: Elevate Your Craft with an Experienced Mentor
Embarking on a career in acting can be a bewildering and intricate journey. With over 40 years of hands-on experience in the industry, I intimately understand the rollercoaster ride of show business. But I am not just an acting coach—I am your unwavering mentor, here to empower you every step of the way.
As a seasoned actor, writer, and producer, I have traversed the ups and downs of this profession. With my unique perspective from both sides of the casting table, I possess invaluable insights that will set you apart from the crowd. Together, we will unravel the mysteries of the acting business, sidestepping potential pitfalls and equipping you with the indispensable skills necessary to secure coveted roles.
Prepare to unleash your acting potential and delve into a world of endless possibilities. With my guidance, you will unlock the true depths of your talent, honing your craft.
If you are ready to embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and artistic triumph, join me and together we will embark on the path to your acting dreams.

My Background & Experience

From Brooklyn to Center Stage: A Journey of Passion and Possibility
At just 11 years old, the acting bug bit me hard. Growing up in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, I had one big dream—to cross that iconic Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan, where the world-famous theaters stood tall. My goal was to study at the legendary Lee Strasberg Studio, where acting legends like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Marlon Brando had once honed their craft. At 16, I made it happen, stepping into the Strasberg Studio for the first time.
Before long, I booked my very first play at the Actor’s Studio, and the fire within me burned brighter than ever. With just $200 in my pocket and an unyielding spirit, I hopped on a one-way ticket to Hollywood at 18, ready to start my acting dreams. Almost 40 years later, I’ve been incredibly blessed to live my dream as a working actor, producer, and writer. Along the way, I’ve shared the screen and stage with Academy Award winners and some of the industry’s biggest talents.
But now, it’s my turn to pay it forward by helping others make their dreams come true. Whether you’re an actor, writer, director, or producer, I wholeheartedly believe that it’s never too late to pursue what sets your soul on fire.
Your dreams deserve to be unleashed, and I’m here to guide you every step of the way. It’s time to chip away to expose the hidden talents already within you. Together, we’ll make your dreams a reality.

Production Office

The Manhattan Actor Studio, a thriving creative hub, was thoughtfully established in a collaborative effort with Brooklyn Bridge Productions. Its inception was driven by the vision to create a secure, inspiring, and positive environment for the myriad for artists to grow. From novice actors taking their first steps into the world of performance, to seasoned writers spinning engaging tales, to directors shaping the course of narratives, and producers working diligently behind the scenes – artists of all levels are warmly welcomed here to refine their skills and pursue their passions.

However, the Manhattan Actor Studio is more than just an acting studio. It serves a dual purpose by also functioning as a full-service production office. This unique combination of facilities empowers us to offer a wide range of services to our members, providing a comprehensive solution for all creative and production needs under one roof. It’s a place where scripts can turn into performances, where auditions can lead to productions, and where creative dreams can become tangible realities.

From a Few of Our Students

A+ training opportunity. The Manhattan Actor Studio / Coach Gallo create a world class learning opportunity right here in the tree section! My son (age 12) took the The Michelangelo Course. The acting training was excellent. As a business professional, I was equally impressed with the lessons my child learned that he will use outside of the theater. Billy conducted training on interviewing, preparation, communication, and executing in a pressure filled situation. The interview prep training alone was worth the price of the course.

Ange B.Hermosa Beach, CA

Billy is an amazing acting coach and I feel stronger as a person and an actor after each and every session. I was hesitant about getting back into acting, and he made me feel so comfortable and excited about diving back in. He teaches more than just the art of acting- he also teaches you how to feel more confident as a person in every day life

Nisha W.El Segundo, CA

I started taking private acting lessons with Billy Gallo at his Manhattan Actor Studio end of last year, and am now also taking group classes in his Actors Gym. Its been an amazing experience and has not only given me the skills I need to be a great actress, but I’m now more confident in myself, in my day job and overall I feel more outgoing! I strongly recommend the Manhattan Actor Studio to anyone, not just actors/actresses, that may be looking to come out of their shell, be more confident and improve skills such as public speaking. Many thanks to Billy!

Marie R.Manhattan Beach, CA

For 2 years now, my teen son is learning all the essentiel of acting with Billy Gallo in this great school here in Manhattan Beach! i am so grateful that i found right where i live this quality of acting lessons for my son… i thought i could only have found this near Hollywood ! But no! Every class is rich with real advices and help you to find the method to improve as an actor… If you are looking for a real, serious acting class and not a gimmick puppet show, this school is the one 🙂

Gigi G.Los Angeles, CA

An Actor Prepares

We cannot give you talent, but we are going to force you to live up to the talent you have.”

-Lee Strasberg


For information on coaching or production services, please call
Billy Gallo directly at (323) 854-1107 for more information.

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