Born into a filmmaking family and a native of Brooklyn, New York, John Coppola is a multi-talented director, teacher, and actor whose career has taken him from the footlights of Broadway to the soundstages of Hollywood. John began his acting career over twenty years ago, attending Yale’s prestigious drama program. He first appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, followed by Biloxi Blues, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, American Buffalo, and the European revival tours of Hair and West Side Story. John’s television credits include Fox TV’s Herman’s Head, NYPD Blue, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, among others. On film, John starred in Into the Paradise and has also appeared in Last Exit to Brooklyn, Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap, and Terry Southern’s You Gotta Leave Your Mark. John also produced and starred-in his award-winning one-man show entitled The DeVivo Variation, which premiered at the prestigious HBO Workspace in Los Angeles, and successfully ran for over two years on both coasts, garnering two Critic’s Choice Awards and a Dramalogue Award. As a director, John has helmed over fifty theatrical productions in New York, Los Angeles, and abroad. His credits include groundbreaking productions of Shakespeare, Brecht, John Patrick Shanley, and Caryl Churchill, as well as critically acclaimed adaptations of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and Cabaret. As a film director, John’s accolades include the award for Best Director at the 2005 New York International Film & Video Festival for his film, Possibility, which also took the Grand Jury Prize for short film. Most recently, he has completed Bourbon Street, a new television pilot he directed in New Orleans for Rampart Entertainment. John currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is in demand as one of Hollywood’s top acting coaches. As one of the co-founders of the Studio C Artists, he offers his unique style of teaching and private coaching to a thriving group of students, established actors, and movie stars.