The Actors Workshop is one of southern California's oldest film acting programs and is generally associated with the Sanford Meisner and Charles Conrad techniques. The company was established by its parent company, Shannon & Company.
Founded by Film/TV actor R.J. Adams in 1980, The Actors Workshop has been training aspiring and professional young film/television actors in both Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Throughout the years a number of well-known industry directors and casting directors from Universal Television, Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, Lorimar TV, NBC, CBS and ABC have been affiliated with the workshop and continue to make bi-monthly guest appearances on a monthly basis. The school has bolstered the career of many well-known actors who have appeared in dozens of starring and co-starring Film/Television roles. R.J. Adams' son Rob Adams now owns and runs The Actors Workshop and has been coaching young actors for twenty nine years. Rob Adams is credited with coaching such stars as Sarah Lancaster, Warren G, Wayne Bastrup, Annet Mahendru and Tiffany. Today The Actors Workshop is currently ranked as the number 3 Best acting school in California.