Steve Braun is an LA-based actor and acting coach. Over his 15 year career he has starred in such movies as HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE, WRONG TURN 2 and THE TRIP as well as being a series regular on such television shows as THE IMMORTAL and TWINS. He has recently guest starred on CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, BONES, GILMORE GIRLS, THE CLOSER, NCIS, and THE MENTALIST.
As an acting teacher and coach Steve has taught his method of achieving truthful emotional expression to actors of all levels. He has coached lead actors, series regulars and recurring actors from such movies and TV shows as TWILIGHT, DEXTER, VAMPIRE DIARIES, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, THE HELP, HOMELAND, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, BEING ERICA, LOST GIRL, THE L WORD, MY GENERATION, THE EVENT, THE SECRET CIRCLE, GENERAL HOSPITAL, and more. He has recently coached guest stars on CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: MIAMI, ENTOURAGE, COLD CASE, THE MENTALIST, GENERAL HOSPITAL, LOST, CHUCK, BURN NOTICE, CRIMINAL MINDS, WITHOUT A TRACE, SMALLVILLE, and more.
Beyond his work with actors, Steve works with non-actors in the political and corporate worlds to achieve a strategically authentic level of communication. For two years Steve worked for Barack Obama’s campaign for president, training staff and volunteers to strategically communicate their truthful point of view to voters all over the country.
Steve has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and has studied acting at the University of Toronto and with Micki Maunsel, Sandy Marshall and David Proval.
Steve lives with his wife in Studio City, is a rabid Winnipeg Jets fan and spends most early mornings training with 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk, The Venerable Shifu Shi Yan Fan.
“Steve is an amazing teacher and coach. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has helped me find my confidence, and I have grown immensely as an actor thanks to his teaching.”
-Ahna O’Reilly, The Help
“I cannot express enough the difference his class has made in my abilities as an actor and the impact it has had on my life. Thank you Steve, from the bottom of my heart.”
-Anna Silk, Lost Girl
“Coaching with Steve before an audition gives me the practical tools and the confidence to book work.”
-Daniella Alonso, One Tree Hill, Friday Night Lights, The Hills Have Eyes II, My Generation
“Using Steve’s techniques, and coming from a place of truth, I quickly started to feel more connected to the reader and to what I was saying. Now I LOVE auditioning. I owe it to Acting The Truth!”
-Jana Williams, The Young and the Restless
“Steve has such a keen sense of the human experience and is able to convey his observations and relate them to the process of acting in such a sensitive yet point blank way. I have benefited greatly from his coaching.”
- Dave Baez., Dexter