Acting Coach Dan Rodandan Teaching Actors How To Act



Each episode, acting coach Dan Rodandan teaches young and up-and-coming stage and screen and TV and film actors and actresses his acting secrets.


  • Episode 42: Remembering John Dunsworth

    Episode 42: Remembering John Dunsworth

    05/12/2019 Duration: 57min

    Dan learns that his hero, actor John Dunsworth, has passed away and connects with Canadian actor Matt Chisholm to share memories about John. We listen back to Episode 30 when Dan first interviewed John in New York City in 2013. Beware of the shit hawk...

  • Episode 41: Leigh Foster Hates Bullshit

    Episode 41: Leigh Foster Hates Bullshit

    14/11/2019 Duration: 16min

    Dan's back from the dead! After nearly five years away, Dan discovers a new top dog in town: actor Leigh Foster and his acting podcast "Action: The Pursuit of Acting Excellence." Booking work, quality information, Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan. Email me at! Dan Rodandan: Action: The Pursuit of Acting Excellence: Leigh Foster:

  • Episode 40: Simple As That

    Episode 40: Simple As That

    06/05/2015 Duration: 53min

    Dan says goodbye (for now). Rebecca BMW, Leigh Foster, Nariko Ott, Nathan Blackwell, Todd Raines, Woody Allen, Kelsey Olsen, the ghost of Dan's mom, Stan Rodandan, Corey Bowen, Jim Lahey, and many more call in to pay their respects. Simple as that.

  • Episode 39: Lorne Michaels is a Mushy Old Sandwich

    Episode 39: Lorne Michaels is a Mushy Old Sandwich

    21/04/2015 Duration: 35min

    Dan teaches us about being a "script girl," how nose guards save us from mustache tickles, how to force ourselves to feel things, how real life is a lie, how the only way to get popular is to fake your own death, and even Lorne Michaels calls the hotline!

  • Episode 38: Live at the Treehouse Theater

    Episode 38: Live at the Treehouse Theater

    03/04/2015 Duration: 21min

    Dan is invited to coach acting LIVE at the Treehouse Theater in New York City. Guests include standup comedian Sean P. Darr and the Improv Troupe "Last Minute." After the taping, Dan receives a very special invitation from a very special Saudi Prince.

  • Episode 37: Dear Lorne Michaels

    Episode 37: Dear Lorne Michaels

    27/02/2015 Duration: 15min

    Dan decides that it's time to "go big or go home," and since he doesn't have a home to go to, he decides to make a plea to Lorne Michaels for a spot on Saturday Night Live by auditioning a few characters and impersonations. Are you listening, Lorne?

  • Episode 36: Promoting Your Online Projects

    Episode 36: Promoting Your Online Projects

    07/01/2015 Duration: 22min

    Dan rings in the new year with a goal to "make it big" by becoming one of The Biggest Losers. He also talks with director Nathan Blackwell about the challenges of promoting Internet content, like podcasts and Nathan's sci-fi web series, Voyage Trekkers.

  • Episode 35: The 42nd St. Elmo Gang

    Episode 35: The 42nd St. Elmo Gang

    09/10/2014 Duration: 15min

    Dan's had a busy summer performing Shakespeare in the Park for tourists and trying to get in good with the 42nd St. Elmo Gang, AKA the Times Squaremos. After inviting the gang to join him on a Saturday Night Fever pub crawl, Dan's luck turns around.

  • Episode 34: How To Make Money Acting in New York City

    Episode 34: How To Make Money Acting in New York City

    11/05/2014 Duration: 12min

    Dan is forced to leave his home in the Hawaiian Gardens area and take a Greyhound bus to the big ankle: New York City! He talks with his one-week sublet roommate about some ways to make a quick buck in the city, mostly performing for tourists.

  • Episode 33: The Perfect Oscar Speech

    Episode 33: The Perfect Oscar Speech

    28/02/2014 Duration: 13min

    Dan gives us the recipe for the perfect Oscar acceptance speech and also gets mixed up in some illegal Academy Awards betting. He puts all his money on Nebraska because, duh, it's black and white.

  • Episode 32: MTVs Ratfished

    Episode 32: MTV's Ratfished

    05/02/2014 Duration: 12min

    Love is in the air as Dan meets young Rebecca BMW to discuss her dreams of becoming a Hollywood actress -- that is, if her plans for becoming a Yarn Queen fall through. Dan gets more than he bargained for.

  • Episode 31: Character Exorcism

    Episode 31: Character Exorcism

    21/01/2014 Duration: 13min

    Dan's past catches up with him as a young Dave Braithwait (Episode 9: You Monster, Harrison Ford!) returns, stuck in villainous-character mode. Will Dan be able to cure him of his method acting or will Evil continue to get mail in the Danger Zone?

  • Episode 30: Being John Dunsworth

    Episode 30: Being John Dunsworth

    25/12/2013 Duration: 39min

    Dan talks with his acting hero, John Dunsworth, about playing Jim Lahey on the hit Canadian television show Trailer Park Boys, sympathetic acting, synchronization, and characterization.

  • Episode 29: The Musical!

    Episode 29: The Musical!

    17/11/2013 Duration: 19min

    Dan sells some plasma in order to take some singing lessons and gives some sage advice to a 17-year-old boy from Arizona who WANTS TO BE A STAR. Got Q's? Dan's got A's! Call (917) 2148-DAN or e-mail him at

  • Episode 28: Lets Learn About Magic

    Episode 28: Let's Learn About Magic

    04/11/2013 Duration: 26min

    Dan gets his first Facebook criticism from poet, writer and director, Don Baldwin, Todd Raines helps us learn about magic, and Dan answers yours calls. Please call or e-mail us your showbiz questions! (917) 2148-DAN or

  • Episode 27: A Voice Not Over, Joel Godard

    Episode 27: A Voice Not Over, Joel Godard

    14/10/2013 Duration: 25min

    Dan visits the legendary voice actor, Joel Godard. His credits include Dateline NBC, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Today, Joel shows Dan how to read copy like a boss and shares the definition of the word "zaftig."

  • Episode 26: Its Not Your Fault

    Episode 26: It's Not Your Fault

    27/09/2013 Duration: 25min

    Dan is back taking your calls! In this episode, Dan coaches Chicago-based actor Leigh Foster on how to deal with rejection after the handsome young man was not cast in a Cheerios commercial. Got questions?; (917) 2148-DAN

  • Episode 25: The Nat Towsen Tight Five

    Episode 25: The Nat Towsen "Tight Five"

    13/09/2013 Duration: 36min

    Dan gets a lesson from comedian Nat Towsen on how to prepare a tight five-minute standup comedy routine and develop it for the late night talk show circuit. Nat discusses the importance of crowd work, laugh lines, haymakers, and not "blowing the light." Find out more about Nat Towsen here: Twitter: @NatTowsen Nat Towsen's Downtown Variety Hour fan page: The Moon's fan page:

  • Episode 24: Summer Lovin

    Episode 24: Summer Lovin'

    27/08/2013 Duration: 15min

    Dan meets a singer in line for a flu vaccine and brings him back to his place where they discuss the ancient oriental art of karaoke, Terry Gilliam's "Brazil", Larry Bird, small pox, and coaches him on the song "Summer Nights" from the musical "Grease."

  • Episode 23: Our Kiki With Playwright Seth Tucker

    Episode 23: "Our Kiki" With Playwright Seth Tucker

    08/08/2013 Duration: 14min

    Dan gets out of his apartment today to interview actor, singer, director, and playwright Seth Tucker about his new play, Our Kiki: A Gay Farce, which will premiere at the New York City Fringe Festival on August 9th at the Connelly Theatre.

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