Brie Larson (Academy Award Winner, Room, The Glass Castle)
When I was about 17 I was totally broke and couldn’t afford acting lessons anymore. I was really rusty and I went to John for an audition, and he was like ‘why aren’t you taking this more seriously?’ He was the first person I opened up to and I cried and said I couldn’t afford it, and he hugged me and said ‘don’t ever let money get in the way of this.’ So in exchange for lessons with him, I taught his kids class. It was great, I learned how to cold read through it and we spent hours together. He helped me and then shortly afterwards I booked United States of Tara which was the turning point.
Kirsten Dunst (Emmy/Golden Globe Nominee, Interview with the Vampire, Spiderman, Melancholia, The Beguiled, Jumanji, Bring it On, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
John Homa taught me how to access feelings I didn’t think were possible at a young age, while protecting me. He is passionate about acting and his students in a way that challenges all involved. If you’re serious about acting, John will bring out the best in you.
Ricky Martin (Grammy Nominee, American Crime Story, Glee, General Hospital)
I’ve been lucky enough to work with John for many years. Bringing out the right element in me with the correct methods to fully overtake the scenes. He is a true actor, implementing wise and genuine manners. John is my acting Guru.
Mena Suvari (American Beauty, American Pie)
I have known John for over 20 years now and having him come into my life to not only coach me through projects, but guide me along in the industry has been an absolute blessing! He is not only diligent about his work, but challenges you to give forth what he knows is your best within. And that right there is what you need to succeed. He is patient and passionate about all that he does, and has truly changed my life.
LeAnn Rimes (Grammy Award Winner, Coyete Ugly, Northern Lights, Logan Lucky)
John has been a creative force in my life since I was 16. He has guided me, challenged me, and helped me grow as an actress. He’s not only my coach, he’s my family. I am beyond grateful to have him in my life.
Taylor Momsen (Gossip Girl, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Underdog)
John has helped me draw out the depth and meaning of every character. He’s amazing!
Eric Balfour (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 24, Six Feet Under)
John Homa taught me to love acting as a craft, a science, and a tool that I could create with, and to deconstruct humanity and the characters I create. John was my first acting teacher in my life and I am forever grateful to him for the gifts of knowledge he has given me. The simplicity of the concept that acting is simply communicating an idea truthfully moment to moment. Still to this day, more that 20 years later, I still use John’s lessons as an actor and now director. There are many philosophies about acting, and I’ve explored many of them, but none of them have ever been as clear, concise, and practical as the methodology John uses. Every actor would benefit from studying with him. In my case, and I know for many others, John has become more than a teacher. He is like a father figure to me. John loves and cares for his students in a way that goes beyond what is necessary or required. He truly is a champion of the artist
James Maslow (Big Time Rush)
John Homa is one of the most assertive and real acting coaches I have worked with. His approach to teaching stems from years of practical application from his days as both an on-set coach and an actor himself. This translates in the classroom, as he has a unique eye for not only good acting but what will work best on camera. More coaches should take a page out of his playbook to prep their students for what being on a set is actually like.
Eddie Cibrian (Rosewood, The Best Man Holiday, The Playboy Club)
John Homa has been a valuable part of my career. From preparing for a particular role or working on an important audition, Homa’s approach and insight gives an actor the confidence to succeed.”
Connor Paolo (Gossip Girl, Revenge, Mystic River, Alexander)
John Homa is a singularly powerful acting teacher. An impressive actor himself, John works as director and scene partner, bringing forth the best of you almost immediately. Never have I met someone with such an instant and instinctive understanding of story and character.
Sammi Hanratty (The Vampire Diaries, Salem)
I’ve known John for over 7 years now. He has been my coach, friend, therapist, and someone who I know has and always will believe in me. This is an extremely difficult industry so to have someone like John Homa on my team is a true blessing. He sees my talent and he knows my potential. He pushes me to do my best as any great coach does, but he also cares deeply about me. That is a rare thing out here. Cheers to you Homa.
J.J. Totah (Champions, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Glee, Other People)
The mark John Homa has made on my world is far past monumental. John has allowed me to express parts of myself emotionally and physically that have allotted me a multitude of opportunities that played, and continue to play, vital roles in my success today. He has enabled a spark in myself that I didn’t know I had and opened my mind up to a whole different perspective of living life- knowing what you want and doing everything you possibly can to get there. The idea, teachings and analyzation of story in which I have learned from John has given me the power of a plethora of skills to take on any project.
Amber Tamblyn (127 Hours, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Ring, General Hospital)
You have been the arrow on the compass of my soul. I love you dearly.
Brighton Sharbino (The Walking Dead, True Detective, Miracles from Heaven)
John Homa is great at relating to me and helping me connect to the character. He’s very engaging and breaks down the character and story in a way that I can understand and relate to. I love working with John! He helps me so much!
Cindy Osbrink (Agent, Founder/CEO of The Osbrink Agency)
John Homa is the real deal and so is his approach to life and acting. Keeping is real!!! I have known John for over 25 years. He has always been a caring professional. John treats each client as an individual…like they are his only student. He will push you to be your BEST!
Arjay Smith (The Day After Tomorrow, Perception, Sons of Anarchy)
Honest, engaging, inspiring…those are just a few vibrant qualities of John Homa. For over 10 years John has been my coach. When we have our sessions they are stimulating, powerful, and I always walk away gaining a new perspective of a character I’m portraying. John challenges his thespians to truly understand the psychology, behavior, and attributes of a character’s soul. He teaches the importance of awareness and the importance of listening. He is a brilliant coach.
Jay Jay Warren (Bosch, Day Of Reckoning)
John is arguably one of the best acting coaches in the world. I am greatly indebted to him in career and in life. His love and passion for story telling is infectious. Homa, I don’t know where I would be without you.
Shelbie Bruce (Spanglish)
I had heard about John Homa from Cindy Osbrink, as one of the best coaches in the industry. When I got the part of Christina Moreno alongside Adam Sandler in the movie Spanglish (Director James L. Brooks), John was the on set coach assigned to her. I was very nervous because he was known to be tough, and expected the actors to work as hard as he does. One thing everyone forgot to mention was that as tough as he was, he had a heart of gold. He doesn’t mess around; he helps you morph into the character like no other coach helps you to do so. As far as I’m concerned, he is not one of the best in the industry, HE IS THE BEST WITHOUT A DOUBT!
Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
John Homa has helped me understand characters from the inside out on a physical, mental, and emotional level. He genuinely cares about you and your life experience and what you can call upon to bring forth into the character. He communicates his vision in a way that allows you to explore and go places where you’ve never been. He was instrumental in the casting process of “Terminator 3” and helped me lay the groundwork in creating my character TX.