PHILIP GRANGER, Academic Director (Acting Department)
Phil’s expertise as a teacher, director, and actor began with his training. As well as teaching, Phil is currently shooting a recurring role on new series Rogue starring Thandie Newton.
Over the course of ten years he studied with Yale University’s Stella Adler ( To the Actor), Robert Lewis ( Method or Madness), George Shadanoff (student of Constantine Stanislavski and co-founder of New York’s Chekov Players), and Peggy Fury (famed Los Angeles Acting Coach). Following his extensive training he co-founded The Naked Stage in Los Angeles, the mandate was to produce original works, one of which was (The Final) which later became a feature film starring Dennis Leary. This was just one of many successful plays nurtured by Phil Granger and playwright Bruce McKintosh. Stay current at his Webster Talent page.
For (The Final) he was awarded the Hollywood Drama Logue Award for best director, and then went on to win the Hollywood Drama Logue Award for best actor in Amlin Grey’s Wormwood. In the theatre Philip has directed or starred in over 50 plays. In film and television Phil has appeared in over one hundred projects as either a lead or guest star, and has played a regular or recurring character on five different television series, one of which earned him the coveted Gemini Award . His most recent credits include Eli Craig’s Tucker and Dale Vrs Evil, Caprica, V , Comforting Skin, Southern Justice, Walter Hill’s Broken Trail with Robert Duvall, Steven Spielberg’s Taken, and the critically acclaimed film The Paper Moon Affair, for which he was nominated for a Leo for best supporting actor in a feature film. Phil Granger was recognized by the Governor General of Canada for his contribution to the arts.