Paul Barry

Photo by Kurt Sneddon
Photo by Kurt Sneddon

Paul is a Los Angeles-based Australian actor, director, writer and acting teacher. He is a graduate of the and former acting teacher of the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia, breeding ground to the talents of Cate Blanchett, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving and Mel Gibson.

Aside from coaching award-winning Australian actors, Paul’s current and former clients have taken lead and guest roles in US productions, such as Limitless, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Pacific, Shameless, NCIS, Spartacus, Greek, Hercules, Teen Wolf and many more. Former and current clients of Paul’s are repped by: CAA, UTA, Abrams Artists Agency, The Gersh Agency, ICM Partners, Paradigm, and managed by: United Management, Principal Entertainment, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Untitled Management, having worked at: MGM, CBS, NBC, C20th Fox, MTV, ABC and more….

Paul has taught in excess of three thousand actors over the past 20 years, in both Australia and America. He has been a professional ‘reader’ for American & Australian auditions, seeing literally thousands of auditions in this time, developing a solid understanding through his own observations (as well as constant dialogue with industry practitioners) of what works and what doesn’t.

Paul has been acting coach on US feature film and a multi award-winning Australian TV. He has taught Australian Film Institute (AFI) & Logie Award-winners and nominees, as well as other professional actors. Former students of Paul’s have taken lead and guest roles in most TV shows and films made in Australia in recent years and now regularly appear in US TV & film.

Paul’s classes are currently conducted in Santa Monica and online worldwide, via Skype. Paul Barry (IMDb)




"P.I.E. - Excellent model. Good departure from (needless) soul-searching."

- Richard Clairmont

"Paul - so much fun! Interesting - broke things down for me in a way to look at things differently - Thank you. "

- Elise Falanga

Paul draws upon a wealth of real industry experience to bring out your best work on the day.

- Matt Lausch

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