• Welcome!

    My job is to help you avoid the pitfalls of Hollywood that hold you back from starting or advancing your acting career to the next level, booking bigger roles and better parts. I will help you find ways to promote and market yourself for casting directors and agents/managers.
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  • Yesenia Palma
  • Luis Alberto Aracena
  • Kassie Johnston
  • Toni Perrotta

Yesenia Palma

"Jake O' Flaherty coached me for over 3 years and has helped me book a pilot for a TV show, plays & my acceptance into a performing arts school. His coaching has made me stronger and more creative. Jake's tips and suggestions gave me a more in-depth analysis of character work and actions.  He is the BEST :)"

Luis Alberto Aracena

"Jake is my go to acting coach for commercials, TV, Soaps, and Hosting. He breaks everything down for me quickly so I understand what I need to book the job. He always helps me find something unique about my performance that keeps me working!"

Kassie Johnston

" I took Jake O'Flaherty's "On-Camera Commercial" class at the Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory. Every class, he gave us one or, usually, two commercials to prepare and tape. Not only did he expound on the the variety of ways to approach the different commercials and provide advice regarding auditions, he critiqued each of us individually. He helped me--a soft-spoken Midwestern young-woman--to use my voice and body language to project confidence, while keeping true to my personality, and advised me on how to make each style of commercial work for me. This has helped me immensely in my auditions since, and I am so glad to have taken his class."

Toni Perrotta

"I took Jake's commercial class and business about the business class. Both classes were fabulous! I learned so much. This is information I'll have forever. He is a great teacher, and communicator.  I give both classes 2 thumbs up!"

What's My Approach?

Coaching for me is finding the essence of the character thru the written dialogue, physical actions & tone of voice. Making simple, specific choices that make sense yet are unique, is the secret to creating memorable characters that still seem true to life. Asking yourself : who, what, where, when & why is the first step. From there finding interesting choices in the delivery is what books you the job!

More Information

Ken Jeong

Jake Has coached Ken Jeong for Hangover 2 and 3, Pain & Gain, Despicable Me 2, NBC's Community and various other TV Commercials and projects.