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Dean Armstrong

Actor, Coach, Producer

English
Eastern
Meets virtually

Dean's Services

Acting: Film & Television
Acting: On-set Preparation
Acting: Stage
Audition Preparation
Career Consultation
Child/Youth/Teen Coaching
Self Taping: Performance
Self Taping: Technical (Set up, Audio/Lighting)

About Dean

Dean is an actor and coach for performers in film + television. Some of his clients include Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Perry Mattfeld (In The Dark), Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), Devon Bostick (The 100), Kaitlyn Leeb (Shadowhunters), Jake Manley (The Order), Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank), Riele Downs (Henry Danger), Jocelyn Hudon (When Hope Calls), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (The Bold and the Beautiful) and Daytime Emmy winner, Brittany Allen (All My Children).

Founder and Director of Armstrong Acting Studios (1997), Dean also serves as a screen test advisor, pre-production and on-set acting coach for various networks and feature film production companies including HBO, SHOWTIME, HULU, NBC, DISNEY, BET, DISCOVERY, PARAMOUNT, CW and Netflix. Dean’s collaboration, in this capacity, has not only influenced the critical acclaim of many stars, but his direction has also served as the basis for casting and the subsequent development of national and international talent. Dean is also the creator of ActEd Online (2015); the world’s first comprehensive online acting program: actedonline.com

As an actor Dean has had lead + recurring roles on various series and features including CHAPELWAITE, SUPERNATURAL, HEROES, SALVATION, INSOMNIA, JOY RIDE, WRONG TURN, SAW, QUEER AS FOLK as well as 2 years on Broadway in Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize + Tony Award winning musical RENT.

Dean is a graduate of Queen’s University (BAH, BEd)

Industry Highlights

The Handmaid's Tale
TV Series
Work It
Film
In The Dark
TV Series

Session Rates

FAQ

INDUSTRY CONSULTS - 30 minute individual session

Have you got more general questions you need answered before committing time and personal expense to extensive training or specialized sessions?

Book a no-obligation consult session and take the first easy steps forward to getting the answers you need.
$ 45.00 USD

INDUSTRY CONSULTS - 60 minute individual session

Have you got more general questions you need answered before committing time and personal expense to extensive training or specialized sessions?

Book a no-obligation consult session and take the first easy steps forward to getting the answers you need.
$ 90.00 USD

AUDITION/PREPRODUCTION COACHING - 60 minutes individual session

Different shows require different tools and skill sets. These sessions are specific and designed to ensure the most competitive and compelling choices that resonate on the screen. Specializing in ALL genres and styles of performance.
$ 135.00 USD

AUDITION/PREPRODUCTION COACHING - 90 minute individual session

Different shows require different tools and skill sets. These sessions are specific and designed to ensure the most competitive and compelling choices that resonate on the screen. Specializing in ALL genres and styles of performance.
$ 155.00 USD

Dean's Gallery

Testimonials

Nina Dobrev
Actress (The Vampire Diaries)
Dean helped prepare me for the industry in every aspect. I strongly urge actors who are seriously looking to pursue acting to work with Dean!
Mishael Morgan
Actress (The Young & the Restless)
After just a few months working with Dean, I landed not only one but two series regular roles and a lead in a feature. Dean has given me many things: guidance, inspiration, concrete techniques and, above all, a new found confidence in my own abilities.
Athena Karkanis
Actress (Manifest, House of Cards)
After my first coaching session with Dean, not only did I book the job (Series Regular, The Best Years), but I immediately felt he had opened my eyes to a whole new way of approaching an audition. Dean gave me the tools to take risks and trust my instincts in the audition room.
Ray Ablack
Actor (Narcos, Degrassi: TNG)
Dean's ability to quickly diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of every actor and creatively, tactfully adjust their performance while taking advantage of their unique charms, speaks volumes to the calibre of coach Dean is. Above all else though, Dean is a fellow actor who loves the work and the craft and gives selflessly of himself to help aspiring young actors.
Jake Manley
Actor (The Order, Infamous)
Working with Dean gave me the structure and tools I needed to work in this industry - my ongoing work with him and his unique approach have been invaluable in taking my career to the next level. If you’re serious about growing as an actor, there is no one else.
Jocelyn Hudon
Actress (When Hope Calls)
Dean gets results. Simple as that. My first session working with him I booked a lead in a feature. He finds things I miss or overlook and uses my strengths to make my work just that much better. Also I LOVE working with him! He's so professional, experienced and all around awesome dude.