Learn how to be an actor!

Private acting coaching with a 
professional actor and
experienced teacher.


Online or in my home studio in
Lake Forest, IL

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10 minute consulation.

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My qualifications:

Professional actor for over 25 years.


Graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at     New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.


Majored in drama.

Taught acting at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in

New York.

Author of the highly praised book, 

The Young Actor's Handbook.


You will learn how to:

Create a character.

Be a Method actor.




Make money as an actor.


Find an agent.

Create a demo reel.

Create a resume.


Get a great headshot.

Find the perfect monologue.

Be professional on a set.

Build confidence, increase spontaneity, and grow you sense of humor.

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I can help with:


 Auditions for performing arts high schools.

Auditions for college.

Auditions for school plays.

Auditions for professional plays, TV shows, commercials and films.

If you have training or are a working actor, I can help take you to the next level.


I studied Method Acting and taught Method acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

I can meet you online or you can come to my home studio in Lake Forest, IL.


Frequently asked questions

What are your lessons like?

My lessons are tailored for you. After understanding your goal, we do acting exercises and improvisations; we also work on comedic and dramatic scripted dialogue and monologues. By the end of every session, I want you to feel like you have learned something and grown.

Can acting make me more confident and funnier?

Yes! Acting allows you to take risks and sometimes be silly. These experiences can be liberating.

I've always wanted to be an actor. Can I really do it?

Acting is an incredible way express yourself creatively. If you want to act, there are plenty of opportunities - in a professional setting as well as in a community setting; you can fulfill your need and it can be exhilarating.

I've studied acting for years. How can you help me?

I can help you work on a specific part and help you use the Method in order to create real behavior - go deeper in your acting.

What is Method acting?

Method acting is reality acting - creating real behavior instead of pretending. I'd love to tell you more about it and how to use it in your acting. Let's talk!

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10 minute consulation.

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"Jeremy Kruse's book, The Young Actor's Handbook, leads the young actor on the correct path. Jeremy is an experienced acting teacher who has broken down acting in an academic way while nurturing the soul of the actor. He understands the emotional aspects of good acting. I commend Jeremy and believe he has accomplished quite a feat in writing The Young Actors Handbook

- Vincent D'Onofrio

My book, "The Young Actor's Handbook", is published by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.


"The Young Actor's Handbook" ignites the beginning actor's creative soul with acting exercises, acting theory, writing exercises and insight into what it means to be an actor.


This is a pragmatic manual that guides and informs the young actor, beginning actor, novice acting teacher or anyone who wants to understand acting.

Vincent D'Onofrio

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Jeremy Kruse is an actor, writer, filmmaker, and producer. He has been involved in numerous plays, sketch comedy shows, films, commercials, and televisions spots in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. His book, The Young Actor’s Handbook (Applause Theatre and Cinema Books) was published in 2017. His documentary film, Lee Strasberg’s Method, was an official selection at the SOHO International Film Festival NYC. Anti-narrative Number 4, his short film, won the "Director's Choice" award at the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films. His play, Lockers, is published by Dramatic Publishing and has been produced in the United States and abroad. Jeremy taught Method Acting, Acting for TV and Film, Improvisation, Acting for Independent Films, Creating Your Own Work, Sketch Comedy Writing and Sketch Comedy Performance at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. Kruse graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in drama. He also studied at The Second City in Chicago. He teaches acting and dramatic writing classes at Gorton Center in Lake Forest, IL and also coaches and consult actors on their careers privately. Jeremy lives in Lake Forest, IL with his wife and daughter.