Howard Fine

Acting Coach

For over a quarter of a century, Howard Fine has built an unshakeable reputation as the best acting coach in Los Angeles. He is highly sought after by actors, managers, agents, casting directors, producers, and celebrities, knowing his coaching defines careers. Howard Fine is devoted to elevating actor training and developing the best acting classes in Los Angeles.

In 2006, Backstage named him “Best Acting Teacher in Los Angeles”, a reputation that has preceded him since. That is to say, his reputation encompasses his remarkable expertise uniquely coupled with an extraordinary gift to push and inspire. As such, Fine all but explodes the stereotype of the screaming, bitter acting teacher that potential students fear. Instead, Howard’s philosophy reflects that of his mentor and close colleague Uta Hagen. 

For over a quarter of a century, Howard Fine has built an unshakeable reputation as the best acting coach in Los Angeles. He is highly sought after by actors, managers, agents, casting directors, producers, and celebrities, knowing his coaching defines careers. Howard Fine is devoted to elevating actor training and developing the best acting classes in Los Angeles.

In 2006, Backstage named him “Best Acting Teacher in Los Angeles”, a reputation that has preceded him since. That is to say, his reputation encompasses his remarkable expertise uniquely coupled with an extraordinary gift to push and inspire. As such, Fine all but explodes the stereotype of the screaming, bitter acting teacher that potential students fear. Instead, Howard’s philosophy reflects that of his mentor and close colleague Uta Hagen. 

Howard is an active board member of the Synagogue for Performing Arts. He is also the proud and loving father of his Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Ernie. To learn more about Howard and his teaching, we recommend reading his book Fine On Acting: A Vision of the Craft.

Celebrity Acting Coach in los angeles

During his 30-year teaching career, Howard has been a celebrity acting coach for Hollywood stars including Oscar winners Jennifer Connelly and Jared Leto; Oscar nominees Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams, Salma Hayek, Bradley Cooper, and Will Smith; Golden Globe nominees Brooke Shields and Mark Harmon; and Emmy winners Kim Delaney, Sela Ward, and Michael Chiklis.
Additionally, Howard has worked with hundreds of actors including these many recognizable names:

During his 30-year teaching career, Howard has been a celebrity acting coach for Hollywood stars including Oscar winners Jennifer Connelly and Jared Leto; Oscar nominees Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams, Salma Hayek, Bradley Cooper, and Will Smith; Golden Globe nominees Brooke Shields and Mark Harmon; and Emmy winners Kim Delaney, Sela Ward, and Michael Chiklis.
Additionally, Howard has worked with hundreds of actors.

  • WILL SMITH
  • CHRIS PINE
  • MICHELLE WILLIAMS
  • GAL GADOT
  • BRAD PITT
  • BRADLEY COOPER
  • AUSTIN BUTLER
  • JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
  • KERRY WASHINGTON
  • VANESSA HUDGENS
  • JARED LETO
  • DWAYNE JOHNSON
  • CONNIE BRITTON
  • SOPHIA BUSH
  • JENA DEWAN
  • SALMA HAYEK
  • CHRISTOPHER MELONI
  • JON BON JOVI
  • ELIZABETH BERKLEY LAUREN
  • LINDSAY LOHAN
  • BROOKE SHIELDS
  • NNAMDI ASOMUGHA
  • JIM BELUSHI
  • VAL KILMER
  • JENNIFER CONNOLLY
  • CARLA GUGINO
  • DAVEED DIGGS
  • GERARD BUTLER
  • TORI SPELLING
  • KIRK CAMERON
  • MICHAEL CHIKLIS
  • HAYDEN PANETIERRE
  • SARA GILBERT
  • GARRY SHANDLING
  • CHLOE BENNET
  • MARK HARMON
  • AMY SMART
  • EMMANUELLE CHRIQUI
  • SIMON BAKER
  • DIANA ROSS
  • SELA WARD
  • GEORGE EADS
  • ROSANNA ARQUETTE
  • DAVID FAUSTINO
  • HEATHER LOCKLEAR
  • CLAUDIA SCHIFFER
  • MICHELLE KWAN
  • ROB ESTES
  • MAURA TIERNEY
  • PEPE GAMEZ
  • MADISON MCLOUGHLIN
  • SAKIS ROUVAS
  • TRACI LOURDES
  • GERI HALLIWELL
  • JOSH SWICKARD
  • MAURICE BENARD
  • MARTIN KOVE
  • LEE TERGESEN
  • DAVID ELIOT
  • JASON PRIESTLY
  • FERNANDO CARRILLO
  • CHRISTOPHER KIRBY
  • KENNY JOHNSON
  • BENITO MARTINEZ
  • BERNIE PAZ
  • ALFONSO HERRERA
  • CAMILA MORRONE
  • MAYWEL CAUFIELD
  • LINDA GREY
  • JACK COLEMAN
  • JANE SEYMOUR
  • GRANT SHOW
  • CATHY RIGBY
  • DARYL HANNAH
  • LORI LOUGHLIN
  • ELLE MCPHERSON
  • “STONE COLD” STEVE AUSTIN
  • LOU FERIGNO
  • TALMA HOPKINS
  • EDDIE FURLONG
  • JOSH GROBAN
  • GREGG BINKLEY
  • SCOTT WOLF
  • MALIN ACKERMAN
  • CHRIS BROCHU
  • CARL LEWIS
  • GREG LOUGANIS
  • RAY PARKER JR
  • GLYNIS BARBER
  • MICHAEL BRANDON
  • BILLY MOSES
  • MARK BALLAS
  • CODY LINLEY
  • MARK FEUERSTEIN
  • BRIAN BLOOM
  • MORENA BACCARIN
  • MERYL DAVIS
  • WILMER VALDERRAMA
  • RICHIE SAMBORA
  • VINCE NEIL
  • KIM DELANEY
  • TRISTAN ROGERS
  • JOHHNY CORBETT
  • PAM DAWBER
  • MARTHA QUINN
  • BOBBY BROWN
  • ARIANNA HUFFINGTON
  • ISABELLE CORNISH
  • BRETT DALTON
  • AUSTIN NICHOLS
  • LUKAS GAGE
  • JOSIE BISSET
  • FINN JONES
  • JULIANNE PHILLIPS
  • TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
  • EVAN ROSS
  • DEBBIE GIBSON
  • RICK FOX
  • AMANDA DE CADENET
  • SHERY LEE RALPH
  • MARY WILSON
  • JOEL MADDEN
  • DANIEL DAVIS
  • TISHA CAMPBELL-MARTIN
  • WEIRD AL YANKOVIC
  • MARTHA QUINN
  • SHEA FARRELL
  • JOSE CANSECO
  • DANA CARVEY
  • ANTONIO SABATO JR.
  • RAY BOOM BOOM MANCINI
  • DOLPH LUNDGREN
  • FRANK STALLONE JR.
  • CARRIE ANN MOSS
  • MORRIS CHESTNUT
  • BARRY WILLIAMS
  • MALCOLM JAMAL WARNER
  • CHAREWE TILTON
  • TARA REID
  • GARCELLE BEAUVAIS
  • OLIVIA D’ABO
  • MARYAM D’ABO
  • DANNY NUCCI
  • EDUARDO YANEZ
  • BILL CAMPBELL
  • E. G. DAILY
  • JESSICA COLLINS
  • SAM HARRIS
  • CHAD LOWE
  • PETER HORTON
  • TAYLOR SHERIDAN
Chris Pine

Chris Pine

Star Trek, Wonder Woman, Jack Ryan

“When I first met Howard he told me his job was to make the actor a self-sufficient artist. His great skill is the joy he takes in watching you discover, with the tools he provides, the essence of a character. He loves actors, he loves the process, and he is all about the work.”

Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino

Entourage, Sucker Punch, Watchmen

“I have worked with Howard for many years and since the first time, I have found his insights to be spot on, not exclusively on acting, but on something much more important to an actor, the inner workings of human beings. Often teachers want to own an actor’s process. Howard shines a light on yours so that you can fly freely on your own.”

Austin Butler

Austin Butler

Elvis, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

(On The most meaningful moment to help him grow his career) “The day I met Howard Fine… it’s completely true, because I didn’t have a grasp of craft before we met and so I was shooting in the dark and it was inconsistent. That was enormously meaningful. I am so grateful for Howard”

Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

Golden Globe & Emmy award-winning

“Howard is not a guru. He does not work from a place of selfish aggrandizement. He is generous and encouraging, not dictatorial and ego-maniacal. He loves actors and their process. He is loving and nurturing while still demanding that his actors continue to strive for their personal best… I have not worked on a single role – whether it was for the stage, film or television – without going to Howard.”

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