Bill and Carla Howey bring more than 30 years of teaching and coaching acting to their Howey Acting Studio, which is opening at 916 E. Baseline Rd. in Mesa.
They have coached actors working in film, TV and theater, as well as young actors just starting out.
The Howey’s are especially proud of coaching two actors who have gone on to become successful working actors because they are family: their son, Steve Howey, who has appeared in “Reba,” “Bride Wars” and “Shameless,” and their daughter-in-law, Sarah Shahi, who has bee in “Life,” “Fairly Legal” and ‘Person of Interest.”
Among other actors Bill and Carla have coached: Max Greenfield, Schmidt on Fox’s “New Girl” (Golden Globe and Emmy nominee); Kevin Christy, Showtime’s “Masters of Sex;” Rebecca Budig, Greenlee on “General Hospital” (two-time Emmy nominee); Dan Mintz, voice of Tina on “Bob’s Burgers” (Emmy nominee), and Stephen Rannazzisi, Kevin on FX’s “The League.’
The Howey Acting Studio conducts ongoing classes. Bill teaches advanced/intermediate, Carla teaches teen classes, and they teach the beginner class together.
Bill wrote and Carla published “The Actor’s Menu: A Character Preparation Handbook,” sold internationally. Bill wrote, directed and edited three feature movies that Carla produced.