Acting Instructors

William McNamara

William McNamara

Award Winning Actor

Frank Parrillo

Frank Parrillo

Award Winning Film Producer

and Acting Coach

William McNamara studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has since notched up over one hundred and sixty-five film and TV appearances. One of his first roles was that of Joel in the teen movie Dream a Little Dream (1989) with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. He followed this up with the Bette Midler film Stella (1990).

It was during the nineties, however, that William - arguably - turned out some of his best performances. He gave a great performance as Derek Wolfe Jr in the Ernest R. Dickerson manhunt thriller Surviving the Game (1994), in which he worked with a cast of talented veteran actors including F. Murray AbrahamGary BuseyRutger Hauer, and John C. McGinley. That same year he was again teamed with Gary Busey - and Tom Berenger - in the Navy comedy Chasers (1994), directed by Dennis Hopper.

His most prized - and chilling - role, though, is that of Peter Foley the copycat serial killer in the psychological thriller Copycat (1995). The film also starred Sigourney WeaverDermot Mulroney, and jazz musician Harry Connick Jr.. He appeared with Andrew McCarthy and John Stockwell in Stag (1997), and made his way towards the millennium opposite Gabriel Byrne in the World War II drama The Brylcreem Boys (1998).

Billy teaches a scene study class Wednesdays at 7pm.

Mr. Parrillo's resume includes Producing, Acting, Directing, Screenwriting, Editing, Cinematography, Casting, and an Acting Coach.

Frank is the Executive Producer/Producer of over 60 projects consisting of Films, TV Episodes, a Reality Series and Training films and is a successful Producer of Acting Showcases, Workshops, and Actor Boot Camps.

Having Co-Founded the highly successful 1 Media Productions that has a film released in 2019, Project: Puppies for Christmas starring John Ratzenberger, and a 2020 release, 1 Interrogation with Tom Arnold. He is currently in Pre-Production for 1 Dark Night, which he is the Producer and authored the Screen Play, and Produced the TV Series The Nightmare Gate Box.

Mr. Parrillo owned and operated the successful Hollywood Bound Acting Academy which is now DreamTraxx Academy.

 

Frank started acting when he was still in High School, way back in 1979. He has since appeared in over 20 full-length productions and numerous skits.

As an Instructor, Frank teaches Acting for Green Scene, Advanced Acting for the Camera, Advanced Character Development, Building a Deeper Character and Auditioning Techniques, In Depth Cold Reading, Breaking Down a Script, and The Business of Acting. Frank is a sought after Private Coach.

As an Associate Casting Director, Frank has helped cast over 20 Films and Commercials.

As a Producer Frank has negotiated contracts for such stars as John Ratzenberger and Tom Arnold.

Frank is a proud Veteran of the US Army.