©2018 by ROBERT F. LYONS.


Professional Acting Class



Robert F. Lyons' career has spanned over 35 years.

As a young actor from New York, he was personally chosen by Lee Strasberg for Lifetime membership in the famed Actors' Studio.  He also studied with Stella Adler, Arthur Storch, and Milton Katselas.  

He was instrumental in starting the Genesis Theatre, where he starred in Sam Shepherd's first play, Cowboys.  

He continued working on Broadway and off-Broadway, until he came West, where he has starred in over 17 feature films and numerous television shows and Movies of the Week.

Robert is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

He began teaching in Los Angeles in 1975.  Among some of the actors he has instructed over the years are: 


Clea Du Vall, Juliette Lewis, Geoffrey Lewis, Natalia Livingston, Heather Locklear, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, Priscilla Presley, Leah Remini, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Stafford, Ethan Suplee, Michael Wiseman

Robert's interest in directing has taken him through several plays, short films and a feature film.

He has sold as a writer, and currently has a number of projects in development.

He has also been on the producing line on two features for New World Pictures.

The value of an acting teacher who is a working actor, who also writes and directs, is of great value to serious actors who are learning and working professionally.  It is knowing and having a complete range of technique and being willing to show it, that makes the professional.

What is taught is not academic, it is what an actor needs to know to compete and then do the job well.