Success Stories

These are the words of some of the actors who have worked with Gary.

Jared Harris

“Gary’s skills as a writer and an actor make him a great coach. As a writer, he understands what the scene is about, and as a wonderful actor himself he understands what to play and when to play it.”

Jared Harris. Chernobyl, The Crown, Foundation, The Expanse, Lincoln Mad Men

“Gary Marks is smart, generous, and an extremely perceptive teacher and friend. He is both wonderfully inventive and sensitive to the unique gifts of others. He has always been passionate about whatever work he tackles– be it acting, writing, producing, directing, or coaching. He knows himself, so–consequently, and by example– he can help others to find their own truths.”

Michael Stuhlbarg. Call Me By Your Name, Your Honor, Shape of Water, Fargo, Lincoln, Boardwalk Empire, A Serious Man. 

“Gary is one of those rare people that, when you meet him, you feel totally at ease, comfortable in yourself and ready to try anything! He has the ability to get you excited about a role, even if you think there’s nothing there. A man of incredible insight, he has a unique way of seeing characters and breaking them down for you. I wouldn’t have gotten my last film if not for Gary. Even after they thought I wasn’t right for it, couldn’t do it… but Gary pushed me to try again and again until we finally got it. I would have given up, but Gary persevered. I owe him a lot!”

Jack Huston. Boardwalk Empire, Not Fade Away, Twilight.

“Gary is a godsend. So helpful and insightful – gives me great notes, puts me on tape and sends it to wherever it’s meant to go. Couldn’t be a more comprehensive service. I can’t imagine doing an audition without him.”

Sonya Walger. For All Mankind, Get Shorty, The Catch, Power, In Treatment, Flash Forward.

“It’s pretty simple. I work with Gary, and I book jobs.”

Tara Summers. High Fidelity, Mercy Street, Ink (on Broadway), The Hard Problem (Lincoln Center), Madam Secretary, Rake, Ringer, Sons of Anarchy, Damages, Boston Legal.

“I can’t say enough about the positive experience I have had working with Gary. He has an uncanny insight into the actor’s mind and abilities. Helping to develop a character in a comfortable, fun, and most importantly truthful way. His encouragement and enthusiasm for the craft instill an extra layer of confidence when walking into an audition or on to any set.”

Gail O’Grady.  Criminal Minds, Revenge, NYPD Blue

“Gary Marks is one fantastic coach. And not just an acting coach, even though that is his title. Besides helping you find the tools you need to conquer the character on the page, he motivates you to find your inner power to really shine bright.”

Tiffani Thiessen.  Saved by the Bell, 90210, White Collar

“Gary has a way of Empowering your instincts while helping you discover new and unexpected choices.
He’s direct and quick with material while helping you build trust in your work.”

Ray Santiago.  Ash vs. Evil Dead, Meet the Fockers, Interrogation

“Gary is a cool coach.  He’s all about the work, and getting the best out of you and the scene.”

Carl McDowell.  Ballers, Holidate, The Babysitter

“Gary Marks, the ‘Acting Guru’ is truly a fantastic coach. His previous training as an actor puts him in a unique position to help each client in ways they will understand. He is largely responsible for me getting a recurring role in Carnival Row, and I had the pleasure of working with him for his directorial debut in Daddy’s Home. If you have the chance to train with him, grab it.”

Jamie Harris. Westside Story, Carnival Row, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Kingdom

“Gary has helped me break down scenes from a POV that I’ve never had before. I’m very proud of the work we’ve done and I look forward to working with him whenever possible!”

Kat Graham.  Vampire Diaries, The Knight Before Christmas, Operation Christmas Drop, Forget to Remember

“Gary Marks is a joy to work with. He inspires you to be the best you can be as an actor and as a person. His enthusiasm for the work and his compassion for the artist create such a wonderful, collaborative process. He makes you excited to work.”

Brit Shaw. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Nashville, Bones, Peace in the Valley