Trial Consultant:

Alan Blumenfeld graduated with a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and earned his MFA at the American Conservatory Theater where he trained as a classical repertory actor. It was there in 1973 that he, and his wife Katherine James, began their life long collaboration as theater artists, teachers and visionaries – applying theater techniques to other disciplines, most notably the law. Alan is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants.

For almost 40 years, as co-founder of ACT of COMMUNICATION® Alan has been developing, and conducting workshops for lawyers and their clients all through the country and the world. As a highly sought after teacher and performer, Alan has taught more than 30,000 attorneys in Legal Education courses, colleges, self-sponsored workshops, law firms and as a part of faculty at law schools and legal seminars, including: NITA, ALI-ABA, The Defense Research Institute, Attorney’s General Advocacy Institute, USC Law School, Harvard Law School, Georgetown Law School, American Association for Justice Ultimate College (Founding Faculty), and scores of others; as well as at firms such as O’Melveny & Myers, Munger Tolles & Olson, Fish & Richardson, Latham & Watkins and internationally in Edmonton, Canada and a series of workshops in Australia for The Shine Law Firm.

In 1977, Alan and Katherine also founded the Free Association Theater, a collection of theater artists creating, producing and performing original works and adaptations of classical literature.

Currently, they are producing Katherine’s original plays in the Los Angeles area.

For almost 40 years, Alan has had an active career in film, television and theater, having guest starred on more than 300 television shows and appearing in more than 30 films. (link here to film/TV/theater resumes and videos). One of Alan and Katherine’s favorite projects was performing in the film, CALLBACK, with original music and sound recording by their son, Nathan Blumenfeld James. Their older son, Jordan, has been named a Rising Star in the Super Lawyers of Los Angeles and California.

Alan is currrently working on a book for actors based on his 6 years of teaching at Pomona College, his experiences filling in and teaching at UCLA and USC, and his 37 years of professional experience. The book will be focused on acting for the contemporary stage, for classical theater and for film and television.

 
If you would like to view Katherine’s entire acting resume, please click here.

 

Actor, Director, Producer:

To view the many film, TV, theatre or directing roles
Alan Blumenfeld has played a part in, please select the appropriate link below.

Film

Television – Series, Pilots & MOWs

Television / Episodic – Guest Star

Theatre Resume

Directing Resume

Stone Manners Salners – Alan’s Representation

AKA Talent Agency – Alan’s Representation

Commercial Talent Agency – Alan’s Representation


 
Film:

  • Confession
  • Righteous Kill
  • Pathology
  • Saints No Angels
  • Pandemic
  • The Optimist
  • In Her Shoes
  • Dickie Roberts – Former Child
    Star
  • The Ring
  • Heartbreakers
  • Flinstones: Viva Rock Vegas
  • Sarah – Portrait of a Film School
    Graduate
  • Dinner & Driving
  • Jingle All the Way
  • The Flinstones
  • Tin Men
  • The TV Set
  • Problem Child II
  • Innerspace
  • Wargames
  • Friday the 13TH, Part VI
  • Twice Upon a Time
  • Dark Side of the Moon
  • Blackbelt
  • Toddlers
  • Nightlife
  • Outcold
  • Instant Karma
  • Peter and the Wolf
  • Dillinger & Capone
  • K-9
  • Worth Winning
  • Hot Guys with Guns
  • The Interview
  • Pinksy
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Television – Series, Pilots & MOWs:

  • Oliver’s Ghost
  • The Sitter
  • Jane Doe 8
  • Aces
  • 2gether
  • Jackie’s Back
  • Breast Men
  • The Barefoot Executive
  • Lightning; 87TH Precinct
  • Just in Time
  • Henry Winkler Pilot
  • Perry Mason
  • Lethal White Female
  • Good Enough to Win
  • Spare Change
  • Gone are the Days
  • Tangled Web
  • Payoff
  • I’ll Take Romance
  • Preppy Murder
  • Shakedown on the Sunset Strip
  • Frank Nitto, Enforcer
  • Badge of the Assassin
  • Adversaries
  • Hallmark/MOW
    Hallmark/MOW
    Hallmark/MOW
    WB Pilot
    MTV /FILM
    LIFETIME
    HBO/MOW
    ABC/Disney/MOW
    NBC/Hearst Ent./MOW
    SERIES REGULAR
    DISNEY/NBC
    Viacom/MOW
    MOW
    MOW
    Pilot
    MOW
    MOW
    MOW
    MOW
    MOW
    MOW
    MOW
    MOW
    Hulu Pilot


     
    Television / Episodic – Guest Star:

     
    Recurring

    Murder in the First
    Heroes (Seasons 2 & 3)
    Gilmore Girls
    Philly
    Becker
    Golden Girls
    Life Goes On
    Family Ties
    Hill Street Blues
    Cheers
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Equal Justice

     
    One Hour

    Bosch (Season 2)
    Mentalist
    Numbers
    Cold Case
    C.S.I. (2 Episodes)
    The Young and the Restless
    Mad Men
    12 Miles of Bad Road
    Grey’s Anatomy
    Smith (2 Episodes)
    Women in Law
    The Division
    Without a Trace
    Judging Amy
    Women in Law
    ER
    NYPD Blue
    The Practice
    Stargate: Atlantis
    Arrested Development (Netflix)
    Parenthood
    Castle
    Shameless

     
    Half Hour

    Fresh Off the Boat
    Unt. Chris Kattan Pilot
    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
    It’s Gary Shandling’s Show
    Empty Nest
    Dream On
    Murphy Brown
    Single Guy
    Women in Law
    Saved by the Bell
    Roseanne
    Dave’s World
    Hanging with Mr. Cooper
    Zeke and Luther


     
    Theatre Resume:

     
    South Coast RepertoryCosta Mesa, CA
     
    An Italian Straw Hat
    A Feminine Ending
    Born Yesterday
     
    Felix/Beuberpuis
    David
    Eddie Brock
     
     
    Berkshire Theatre Stockbridge, MA
     
    Awake & Sing
     
    Uncle Morty
     
     
    Richard Rogers Theatre New York, N.Y (Broadway & First National Tour)
     
    Laughter on the 23rd Floor
     
    IRA
     
     
    A Noise Within Pasadena, CA
     
    Man of Lamancha
    Loot
    Ubu Roi
    Much Ado About Nothing
    School for Wives
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Etienne
    Taming of the Shrew
    Awake and Sing
    The Illusion
    A Christmas Carol

    The Beaux’ Stratagem
    Figaro
    Romeo and Juliet

     
    Sancho Panza
    McCleavy
    Pere Ubu
    Dogberry
    Chrysalde
    Bottom (Hollywood Bowl and Glendale)
    A Flea in Her Ear
    Gremio
    Uncle Morty
    Matamore
    Ghost of Christmas Present &
    Benevolent Gentleman
    Scrub
    Dr. Bartholo
    Capulet
     
     
    Odyssey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
     
    Creatures
    Mario
    Rhinocerus
    Mr. Peachum
     
    Fatfish
    We are Family
    Jean (Garland & Dramalogue Award) Mr. Peachum
    Three Penny Opera
     
     
    Norris Theatre Palos Verdes, CA
     
    Abe Dreyfus
    Nat
     
    Squabbles
    I’m Not Rappaport
     
     
    Theatricum Botanicum Los Angeles, CA
     
    Twelfth Night
    Dracula
    Omnium Gatherum
    Seagull
    Madwoman of Chaillot
    Skin of Our Teeth
    King Lear
    Lysistrata
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    As You Like It
    Winter’s Tale
    Tempest
    Tempest
    Pericles
     
    Two Gentlemen of Verona
    Taming of the Shrew
    Romeo and Juliet
    Lettice and Lovage
    Cleon
    Talley’s Folly
    Merry Wives of Windsor (Critics Circle/Dramalogue Awards)
    Merchant of Venice
    Julius Caesar
    The Miser
    Hamlet
    Merry Wives (2011)
    Tartuffe
    Heartbreak House
    Cherry Docs
    The Royal Family
    Tone Clusters
    Lear
    All’s Well That Ends Well
    Equivocation
    Augus: Osage County
    Romeo and Juliet
     
    Malvolio
    Van Helsing
    Rover
    Shmarev
    The President
    Mr. Antrobus
    Kent
    The President
    Bottom
    Feste
    Touchstone
    Autolycus
    Trinculo
    Stephano
    Cleon
    Launce
    Grumio
    Friar Laurence
    Mr. Bardolphe
    Percicles
    Matt Friedman
    Falstaff

    Shylock
    Casca
    Harpagon
    Grave Digger
    Falstaff
    Cleante
    Mangan
    Danny
    Oscar Wolfe
    Frank Gulick
    Gloucester
    Lavatch
    Nate/Cecil
    Uncle Charlie Aiken
    Capulet

     
     
    Fountain Theatre Los Angeles, CA
     
    Cornnelius McCorkle
     
    A House Not Meant to Stand
     
     
    Ojai Shakespeare Festival Ojai, CA
     
    Henry IV, Part I
     
    Falstaff
     
     
    The Globe Los Angeles, CA
     
    Twelfth Night
     
    Sir Toby
     
     
    The Little Night Fox Theatre San Francisco, CA
     
    Bleacher Bums
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
     
    Decker
    Cheswick
     

    Cannery Theatre San Francisco, CA

    The Taming of the Shrew
    Pedant
     
     
    Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts Santa Maria, CA
     
    Inherit the Wind
    That Championship Season
    Damn Yankees
    Streetcar Named Desire
    Westside Story
     
    Matthew Brady
    Phil Romano
    Coach
    Steve Hubbell
    Glad Hand
     
     
    Oregon Shakespearean Festival Ashland, OR
     
    Romeo and Juliet
    Henry VI, Part I
    All’s Well that Ends Well
     
    Old Capulet
    Mayor of London
    Florentine Lord
     
     
    The American Conservatory Theatre San Francisco, CA
     
    The Misalliance
    The Pillars of the Community
    Taming of the Shrew
    Richard III
    Cyrano De Bergerac
     
    John Trarleton
    Mayor
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
     
     
    San Francisco Opera San Francisco, CA
     
    Carmen
    La Clemenza da Tito
     
    Lilias Pasta


     
    Directing Resume:

     
    Santa Monica PlayhouseSanta Monica, CA
     
    Merchant of Venice

     
     
    Theatricum BotanicumTopanga, CA
     
    Charley’s Aunt
     
     
    Free Association Theatre San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA
     
    Miranda
    A three person play based on the work of Katherine Anne Porter.
     
    Beatrix Potter: The Sharing of Peter Rabbit
    A one woman show based on the life of Beatrix Potter.
     
    To Be Young, Gifted and Pregnant
    An actress in labor explores motherhood from the great literary mothers of 20th Century America from Tillie Olsen to Anne Sexton.
     
    Sholem Aleichem: Laughter and Tears
    A one man show of the work and life of the great Jewish writer.
     

     
    Los Angeles Theater CenterLos Angeles, CA

     
    Kazrilivka!
    An adaptation of Sholem Aleichem short stories.
     
    Goldena Medina
    The early twentieth century immigrant experience—adaptations of American Yiddish writers.
     
    Der Finer Yid
    In the 1930s the division between the wealthy and the worker becomes profound.
     
    We Survive
    World War II—resistance at home, resistance in Europe.
     
    Red Nisht
    The Blacklist—stories of children of the blacklist.
     
    1492
    The Spanish Inquisition woven through a tale of a young girl in New Mexico who discovers that she is one of the hidden Jews of the Americas.
     
    Ringlets in the Net
    The life and work of IL Peretz.
     
    Wandering Star
    An adaptation of the Sholem Aleichem novel of a wandering theatrical troupe.
     
    Bread and Roses
    The labor movement in the United States—from the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire through today woven through the eyes of a modern Jewish family.


     
    Stone Manners Salners – Alan’s Representation

    9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90035 • Phone (323) 655-1313 • Fax (323) 655-7676
    900 Broadway, Suite 910, New York, NY 10003 • Phone (212) 505-1400 • Fax (212) 505-1448


     
    AKA Talent Agency – Alan’s Representation

    6310 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90043 • Phone (323) 965-5600 • Fax (323) 965-5601


     
    Commercial Talent Agency – Alan’s Representation

    12711 Ventura Blvd., Suite 285 Studio City, CA 91604 • Phone (323) 591-0404 • Fax (818) 579-4753