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Actors you should know....
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FILM STUDIO GROUP left a comment for KP's ACTORS GYM
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"Hi I audition on Sunday. I was an untitled movie. Mainly it was to speak and let the director get to know me. The Director thought I'd be go as the Dinner Waitress. I'm looking forward to hear what is going on. Thank You. Dolores…"
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Here's a little bit of what KP's ACTORS GYM have been involved in. Talents from the GYM are working and developing their craft. Look for more projects to com...
Dec 6, 2010
KP's ACTORS GYM replied to Chad R Homan's discussion The Passing of a Friend
"We are sorry to hear about Eric. Our hearts go out to his family and you in this time of sorrow. We know you two were good friends. I had a wonderful time working with you guys on Gina's film. Nice guy to be around and he made the set fun. I…"
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Areas of Experience:
Writer, Actor, Casting Director, Other
Available for freelance work?
Tell us about yourself:
ALOHA! I've recently expanded to the central valley from Hawaii and opened up a studio. While in Hawaii, I was fortunate to work on LOST,HAWAII,NORTHSHORE, & several other projects on the island. I continue to be apart of that stilll. Many of my students have landed local and national commercials, seen on screen,tv and stage. I've just completed FINDING HOPE NOW THE MOVIE as the ACTING COACH and featured as the Asian gang leader.Please contact me if you need services for your project or training.
List your credits:
resume by request. I listed some things including training background. See KP's Actors Gym for more info.

Video/Film Experiences:**

Finding Hope Now KP Asian Gang Leader Jennifer Tadlock
Lost featured Hotel guest, Thai man, double ABC (5 episodes-behind scenes)
North Shore featured Hotel Guest,Night Club Gigilo, FOX (4 episodes)
Hawaii (pilot) Mechanic-one of the gamblers NBC
Street War, Chi, Sand-dust Production
Obake, Kenji, Kurt Nishimura (VH-1 fame-greattalent!)
My Wife and Kids, Hawaiian Local, Warner Bros.
Hidden Battle, Mr.Kang, Jeff Katts Production
Sun Yat Sen, DR. Sun Yat Sen, China Television
JETLAND for MTV, Monk, Life Force Productions
Passages Principle -various characters Fresno, CSU Studio
Immunization Voice-over, Pappas-Teleproductions
Fresno Institute of Tech., Student(principle), Taylor Productions
HR Connect Worker (principle) Media One,Fresno
Reedley College, Student (principle) Bryant Productions
**SAG eligible –chosen not to join at this time

Some of my many years of Training:
MFA training Asian Theatre University of Hawaii,Manoa
B.A Theatre Arts CSU, Fresno
Directing & Acting for Film Workshop Howard Ritter
Stage Combat (certification) Dueling Arts International
Fighting for Film Workshop Stuart Kwan
Meyerhold’s Theatrical Biomechanics Gennadi Bogdanov
Physical/Mask Workshop John Kane
Stuart Stone CastingWorkshop Stuart Stone
Cold reading/Camera/Audition techniques, acting
Gary Dubin/Steve Snyder
Opera/Voice Helene Joseph-Weil
Vocal Steve Smith
Viewpoint(ETP Workshop) Mary Sutton
Chinese opera for voice &movement
Lu Genzhang/ Li Zenghua, China
Voice for Stage (private sessions)Prof. Terence Knapp, (Master Student of Sir.Lawrence Oliver-see wikipedia)
Puppeteer training, Images in Motion (puppets, puppeteers for the movie Being John Malkovich)

Herb Tannen & Associates, An agency that represents talent for motion pictures, television, commercials, equity , voice-overs, including personal appearances. Assisting agents in daily tasks of managing talents & maintaining relationship within the industry such as casting directors, personal managers, talents, and others in entertainment businesses.

-Acting coach for, Finding Hope Now (feature film), my website has the SAG actors I worked with, various commercials (Nat'l, Regional local), IMTA competitors, Singer * (for concert performances)
* name withheld for privacy
I have worked as casting director or assistant on many shows, and commercials. Most recent and notable are Lost, with Margaret Doversola the casting director (2005-2008)in Hawaii for Asian talent. Assisted in the actual casting,along side Devore, the CastingDirector, Jennifer Tadlock,Director for Finding Hope Now.

Irene Ryan Finalist in the American College Theatre Festival , Regional VIII 2000
Irene Ryan Nominee for the American College Theatre Festival, Region VIII for Sun Yat Sen: In the mouth of the dragon (1999)

Irene Ryan Nominee for the American College Theatre Festival, Region VIII for Twilight (1997)

American College Theatre Festival Nominee as a playwright of Pagodas (1995) which has been performed at California Fresno State.

Original cast of Passages, a story of refugee experiences that has traveled throughout California, Hawaii, and Japan. It was recognized by the state of California. (1992)

was a Member of EWP Actors Network, Los Angeles (East West Players) first and foremost Asian Pacific American Theatre.
Special Skills:
Stunts, sings baritone/tenor, kabuki & stage movement, speaks Laotian (similar to Thai language), Dialect (Pigeon: Hawaii, New York: Bronx, Standard British, American Southern, and other Asians), French, Scottish, and various other accents. Martial Arts (Kickboxing, Tai Chi, Judo, Muy-Thai), Copeiera, Hip-Hop, bartending, Studied world theater –Balinese, Javanese, Indonesia, Chinese Opera-performed, body board, cook, hip hop, stage combat.

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Really want 2 C a show completely different;played only in NY & S Fran? The Godling. Great Cast.Strong acting.Daring. 9 pm $10. RANT:Can't believe Im hearing complaints of nothing to do OR not supporting those who are in shows.Lots out there.Get off your ass,and island-go support! No excuses!…


Posted on October 23, 2010 at 8:32am

EXTRA! EXTRA! Projects/Workshops at THE GYM

It's been an exciting month for us, as we move ahead. We had just finshed up two projects that was recently done here in Fresno, THE CROSS and COMMERCIAL SHOOT (paid gig). Talents from GYM are getting work and having a great time. Thanks for the referrals about the projects that we've just done and several coming up this summer. we have been working in partnership with the RENEGADE ARTISTS DIVISION in providing unique talents. Also,we like to thank DE VORE CASTING for their true…


Posted on May 10, 2010 at 1:30am


Hi and aloha everyone! I am please to announced new classes starting up at teh GYM. Go check it out at

Call me or email me if you are interested.


Posted on November 4, 2009 at 2:30am


ALoha everyone, This was taken from a friend of mind in Hawaii who gave a very helpful advice for inspring actors... I modify some changes to fit us here in the Central Valley and to clarify.

1) NEVER PAY FOR ACTING WORK. Never pay anyone to get you Acting work. This includes ALL fee-based websites which are all a rip-off. Be especially aware of fee-based websites advertised at under "gigs -talent". They are all scams. Don't waste your hard earned money… Continue

Posted on September 4, 2009 at 9:09pm — 1 Comment


Hey everyone! We found a home in the tower district for studio and small venue. If you are interested about acting classes and training, contact us at KP's Actors Gym is opening up in August 2009. Stay tune!!!!

Posted on July 15, 2009 at 2:23am

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At 9:22am on May 22, 2012, Janet Darling said…

Hi-Just wanted to say that you make great commercials. I'm hoping to do some commercials in Fresno one day. -Janet-

At 8:20pm on April 20, 2012, FILM STUDIO GROUP said…

Please contact me...seems you're no longer on this site or maybe you've been away..

At 4:39pm on July 14, 2011, Dolores Torres said…


I audition on Sunday. I was an untitled movie. Mainly it was to speak and let the director get to know me.

The Director thought I'd be go as the Dinner Waitress. I'm looking forward to hear what is going on.

Thank You.

Dolores Torres



At 10:18am on September 12, 2010, Steven Wilcox said…
I e-mailed you, atleast I thought I did. Maybe I e-mailed it to the wrong e-mail. Thanks for the comment, KP.
At 9:32pm on July 22, 2010, Chad R Homan said…
Hey KP!

Have you gotten your final payment from the Arts Council?

At 8:24pm on July 6, 2010, Kevin Searcy said…
Hey KP!! Thanks!! Hows everything going!! It looks like you've been staying busy!! My bad..I havn't been able to be more involved..kinda got bogged down in work. But I'm working on fixing that problem. I need to do some projects..I'm getting rusty!!
At 5:38pm on July 6, 2010, Kevin Van Fossen said…
Thank you KP for all of your encouragement and patience. I greatly appreciate your kind words. It was an absolutely wonderful experience... tiring and hot but wonderful none-the-less. Working with you and Clay Thomas was likewise great along with the rest of the crew. And of course I couldn't have done it without the help of my wonderful assistant Sara Lin. I'll be adding Pictures soon. Thanks again.
At 9:50am on June 13, 2010, George Ohan said…
Sir yes sir! We're making you proud here in Hollywood. We have Will Smith lined up to narrate the new project that we're working on for the executive producer Peter Berg; I hope he agree! It is a documentary for a non-profit organization called - I'll keep you informed. Tell the wifey & kids that I said HI..... :-)
At 1:41pm on June 10, 2010, Jason Black said…
Thanks KP, Figured since I'm actually here I should.
At 3:21pm on May 1, 2010, David L. Kerney said…
Hey KP whats up? I just wanted to say thanks to the associate producer of the Chris Lofing film "Cross". The entire cast and crew were great to work with, hey even the food was good. Everything was cool, I can't wait to see the finished product. That was an amazing fight scene, no doubt, I am thankful to be a part of the project, good lookin' out my friend.

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