Steve Braun is an acting coach and communication consultant, drawing on many years of acting training, Buddhist practice and martial arts training to help his clients discover and express their unique emotional truth. He has trained in both acting, meditation and martial arts for 25 years, a journey that has taken him from the ego-driven external pursuit of being rich, famous and tough to the powerful internal pursuit of eliminating self through Meditation, Qi Gong and art.
While pursuing an acting career Steve starred in movies such as HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE, WRONG TURN 2 and THE TRIP and was a series regular on THE IMMORTAL and TWINS. He guest starred on CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, BONES, GILMORE GIRLS, THE CLOSER, NCIS, and THE MENTALIST, among others.
His coaching and teaching clients include lead and recurring actors from WHEN THEY SEE US, WESTWORLD, MR. ROBOT, FEUD, NARCOS, ATYPICAL, HOMELAND, THE RESIDENT, SALVATION, THE NEWSROOM, CHICAGO LAW, TRANSPARENT, MAD MEN, DEXTER, TRUE BLOOD, VAMPIRE DIARIES, GREY’S ANATOMY, CSI, CSI: NY, etc, etc.
Whether working with actors, artists of all kinds, or politicians, lawyers and corporate types, Steve’s mission is to help people and organizations discover and express their unique voice and bring the totality of their creative power to their work and their lives.
"Training with Steve at BGB absolutely changed my career. He gives me the practical tools and the confidence to book work. His insight, intuition, and passion for the actor’s process make working with him invaluable."
- Daniella Alonso, DYNASTY
"Steve Braun has been my teacher for 4 years, and his presence in the room every week is unlike any other teacher. He is allergic to the labels of the acting teacher. His class is a place where egos are murdered at the door, and that goes for his own ego, too. I have seen so many actors have intense personal breakthroughs in the space he creates. He never inserts his desire to control or mold an actor, yet his presence, questions, and ability to hold a safe space allow actors to completely unfold and break down in the most organic way I’ve ever seen. He shines a gentle light on the actor, and it is up to the actor to look down and acknowledge what’s happening within themselves, on their own time."
- Mitch Eakins, TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES
"Class with Steve Braun is like finding out how to truly just BE. And it's from that spot that you feel comfortable enough to take risks and speak lines from the heart; it's how beautiful acting comes out naturally! This technique has helped me in life as well as in my ability to be a more truthful actor. Thank you Steve!"
- Aisha Alfa, DEGRASSI
"Steve has such a keen sense of the human experience and is able to convey his observations and relate them to the process of acting in such a sensitive yet point blank way. I have benefited greatly from his coaching."
- Dave Baez, DEXTER
"Effective. Generous. Ingenious. Thanks to Steve my work is deeper, more expansive and powerfully authentic. He creates a space in class that encourages and ignites explosive truth, possibility and heart."
- Toni Christopher, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN
"Steve's class has helped me develop and acknowledge the knife's edge emotional responses that represent the truth of each moment in both acting and life. This work never gets boring. It is truly magical."
- Adrian Neblett, SUPERNATURAL
"Steve watches for your tells and pitfalls so that you can do your OWN work to navigate past them. My work has never felt so honest. He fosters no hero worship. It's not about Steve. It's about the work."
- Jill Alexander, SILICON VALLEY
"It may sound dramatic, but Steve's class truly changed my life. It did so, because it changed my career. Steve's class, like BGB as a whole, focuses on the creative work in the room without ignoring the issues the ‘Industry’ presents to actors. In the room Steve has an inherent ability to empower each actor. I have never felt more confident, more unique, and more capable of finding the truth in my work. And in a practical sense I have been booking about three times as much over the past year with Steve than my previous 3 years in LA!"
- Michael Scott Allen, THE MINDY PROJECT