SAG-AFTRA & EQUITY
are few performers anywhere who can match his creativity, range
>>> L.A. Times review of James Bolt
James Bolt is a second-generation actor, raised in a theatre family, acting since his early teens. His stage instincts were inherited and he developed his writing skills independently. Acting, writing and performance-poetry have evolved simultaneously for Jim.
After his early theatre experiences, Jim trained for film and
television at the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS and continues to train in various workshops and private classes. James also teaches scene study,
character development, memorization and improvisation.
As an acclaimed PERFORMANCE-POET,
James has appeared on MTV, performed at the
Lollapalooza alternative rock tour, competed at the National Poetry
Slam and continues to electrify audiences around the world. (www.rockpoet.com)
A lifelong member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA (ACTORS' EQUITY), James has worked in film,
television, webcasts and on the stage. He has also been featured in several national commercials.
IMPROVISATION and COMEDY have played an intrinsic part in Jim's development, as well. He trained directly with Viola Spolin, who created the improvisation techniques used by THE SECOND CITY. After training with Viola Spolin, Jim was asked to co-create and perform in an original touring show with the Spolin Players.
After touring with the Spolin Players, Jim co-founded The Exotic Women, an innovative
underground improv/music troupe. Starting with sketch comedy and then full-length scripted productions, the Exotic Women added live music and ultimately won a Rockefeller Grant.
For his most ambitious project, Jim fused several years of poetry, songs and stories into his first solo-show, YOU ARE HERE (A Personal Tour of the Universe in Seven Magnitudes), for which
he received excellent reviews in The Los Angeles Times and The L.A.
(James Bolt Leaves No Time For Idle Minds)
Currently, Jim is working on a new play/podcast series about suppressed
scientific inventions and recording a new spoken-word album.
As a tool for education, Bolt has taken his original poetry into
schools and colleges; as a tool for healing, he has taken his original
spoken word into mental health institutions and prisons.