FULL ACTING POTENTIAL
Intense, individualized coaching for those who are serious about advancing their career and their performance.
Actor. Producer. Voice Over Artist.
Personal Acting Coaching for those serious about advancing their careers.
Keith Jefferson’s experience, formal education and versatility make him a highly referred coach to actors who want to slam dunk their auditions and land more roles.
For more than two decades Keith has performed with such prestigious theatre companies as The La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory, 3-D Theatricals, Cabrillo Music Theatre, LA Theatre Works, Cynet Theatre and Southwest Shakespeare.
Keith is often found working with Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino in such roles as Pudgy Ralph in DJANGO UNCHAINED, as Charly in THE HATEFUL EIGHT and Land Pirate Keith in ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD.
Keith’s film and TV career has included roles on the JAMIE FOXX SHOW, VH-1's ILL-USTRATED, BUFFALO SOLDIERS, THE LAST FREE MAN, BOYS ON THE SIDE, and THE FANTASTIKS.
He has worked alongside stellar actors such as Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Danny Glover, Angela Lansbury, Christoph Waltz, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Samuel L. Jackson
Keith is also producing and developing several projects and is starring in the upcoming film, ALL-STAR WEEKEND directed by Jamie Foxx. The film stars Foxx, Jeremy Piven, Robert Downey Jr., Gerard Butler, Eva Longoria, and Benecio Del Toro.
Keith received a BFA in Musical Theatre from US International University/Performing Arts in San Diego, then an MFA in Acting from The University of Arizona in Tucson.
He resides in Los Angeles, California where he is called upon as an actor, singer, voiceover and recording artist. Keith shares his passion with acting students pursuing their careers.
Keith Jefferson was born to Lovie and the late Reverend Edward Jefferson in Houston, Texas.
"There are certain people that can bring the ART out of an actor and build them up to high standards....that person is Keith Jefferson!"
- Dave Brown (Founder, Indie Film Night)
I have had the pleasure of working with Keith Jefferson for the past 8 years. In that time, he has taught me so many things about acting and dedication to the craft. Not only is he an amazing teacher, but a good person who you want in your corner. He will guide you and support you in every way.
-Shannon McIntosh, Producer of Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
Keith’s training is a masterwork of insight, empathy, and craft. Beyond his bevy of useful techniques, he has taught me a raw, open-ended philosophy of acting that serves me just as well in rehearsals as it does in the audition room.
-Julian Coker, Graduate of Juilliard School of Acting, New York City
Keith has been coaching my 9 year old daughter Maliyah for over a year now and her self confidence has blossomed tremendously! Keith doesn’t just focus on acting, he takes the time to talk to her about how she’s feeling as a young actor! Keith is patient and his passion for acting truly is a plus to help his students succeed.
-Ramona & Maliyah Kellam, Actress on The Walking Dead:World Beyond
Having the opportunity to take Keith's class was an amazing experience...
Keith gave us tips on how to bring out different emotions while on stage or on camera, and I have used these tips during auditions and performances. Keith is an amazing instructor who brings real stories and experiences to the table. I am grateful that I got to study with him.
- Jerrica, Graduate of the American Academy of Arts, LA
Personal Acting coaching and workshops
Slam Dunk Your Audition!
Learn the key factors and protocols that will position you to control the room and get the call back!
ACTING COACHING: FILM
Discover The Camera As Your Companion!
Master acting techniques for the camera, transitioning from stage to film, audition preparation and character development.
PRIVATE SESSIONS FOR ADULTS & TEENS
Move Your Career Forward!
Whether you need to prepare for an upcoming audition, hone your cold reading skills, or get ready to act for the camera, Keith can prepare a session tailored to your individual needs and objectives..
WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIUMS
Learn And Grow With Other Artists!
- Physical and vocal tools, attend group and panel discussions to prepare you for film, stage and TV.
- Monologue and scene preparation, trust exercises and methods for personal exploration of the performing arts.
- Techniques for the camera, transitioning from stage to film, audition preparation and character development.