Robert F. Lyons' career
has spanned over 35 years.
As a young actor from New York, he was personally chosen by Lee Strasberg
for Lifetime membership in the famed Actors' Studio. He also studied
with Stella Adler, Arthur Storch, and Milton Katselas.
instrumental in starting the Genesis Theatre, where he starred in Sam
Shepherd's first play, Cowboys.
He continued working on
Broadway and off-Broadway, until he came West, where he has starred in
over 17 feature films and numerous television shows and Movies of the
Robert is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
He began teaching in Los Angeles in 1975. Among some of the actors
he has instructed over the years are:
Clea Du Vall
Robert's interest in directing has taken him through several plays, short
films and a feature film.
He has sold as a writer, and currently
has a number of projects in development.
He has also been on the producing line on two features for New World
The value of an acting teacher who is a working actor, who also writes and
directs, is of great value to serious actors who are learning and working
professionally. It is knowing and having a complete range of
technique and being willing to show it, that makes the professional.
What is taught is not academic, it is what an actor needs to know to
compete and then do the job well.