Jim Bates | Acting for Film & Television Faculty | Vancouver Film School


Jim Bates

Scene Study on Camera / Camera

Jim is an actor, director, and teacher with over 20 years of experience in theatre, film, and television. Trained as an actor at the William Davis Centre, his recent screen credits include We Don't Live Here Anymore, The Final Cut, Tru Calling, Da Vinci's Inquest, Jake 2.0, and Traveler. Jim is most notable for his recurring role as Sonny Elliman over 6 seasons on USA Network's The Dead Zone.

Jim regularly coaches other professional actors for performances in theatre and the film and television industry. He specializes in dramaturgical breakdown and interpretation of scene work for all actors of all levels. He has directed and mentored many alumni with producing theatre and short films for themselves.

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