Welcome to John Robert Powers
Where the stars of tomorrow go today!
ABOUT John Robert Powers
In 1923, a young actor turned model created the first training academy of its kind. The “Powers Girl” was known as the epitome of poise, posture, sophistication and social grace. Over two million men and women of all ages have been Powers graduates, including legends like Lauren Bacall, Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Montgomery Clift, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Diana Ross, and Barbara Stanwyck.
Recent JRP success stories have appeared in numerous commercial campaigns, including Ralph Lauren, D&G, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, McDonald’s, Levi’s, Pepsi, Chevrolet, Revlon, Home Depot and hundreds of others.
Some of our clients have been cast in TV series such as Bunk’d, Coop & Cami, Cloak and Dagger, Good Trouble, The Fosters, First Wives Club, The Snatchers, MacGyver and many, many others. JRP alumni have made their mark in blockbuster feature films, such as Charlie’s Angels, Changeland, The Castle Rock Series, Secret Obsessions, X-Men, Pan, Country Strong, Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, Pitch Perfect 1, 2, & 3, Tron: Legacy, Twilight, and many more.
For OVER three quarters of a century, our focus has remained on developing individual potential so our client’s reach their highest goals in Acting, Modeling, and LIFE!
Frequently Asked Questions
JRP offers a unique opportunity for performers to rehearse their skills with industry professionals and showcase their talents in front of leading agents, managers and casting directors from the entertainment industry. For over 97 years, we’ve guided performers in how to earn, and maintain, a competitive edge over their rivals. Famous Hollywood stars still work with acting coaches because the best-rehearsed candidates are the most successful.
We put a heavy emphasis on providing the best possible training for our clients to help them prepare to earn talent representation. Every famous Hollywood star still works with an acting coach and continues their training, because the best-rehearsed candidate are the most successful.
All the difference in the world. The entertainment industry is fast paced and constantly changing. Agents and directors need new faces and talent now. These busy professionals vastly prefer a well prepared candidate to one who lacks polish, experience or training.
No. High fashion modeling has very strict physical requirements, 5’8″ and above for women, 5’11” and above for men, and many otherwise talented individuals cannot qualify. The fact is that over 80% of John Robert Powers’ performers are actors, but we also work with commercial models and singers, anyone who is a part of, or preparing to enter, the entertainment industry.
No. We believe that a solid academic foundation should be a students first priority. JRP’s policy is to work only with those who strive for academic excellence.
Performers commit to a set amount of rehearsal time, scheduled on weekends, to develop their skills and learn their scripts. Auditions and showcases with agents, casting directors or other industry professionals will also occur on a weekend following the rehearsal schedule.
Any other rehearsal time is not required, but encouraged, and will be up to the performer to achieve on their own if that’s something they desire to do.
No. We are looking for people with a high level of interest and dependability. When our clients meet top industry professionals, their conduct is a direct reflection of our coaching.
We have excellent relationships with the best agencies and casting directors because we are known for presenting only the most talented, enthusiastic and professional candidates.
We are not an agency. As in any career, training and marketing are an up-front investment of time and money. The most successful models, actors, and talent will tell you that the learning process never ends. In today’s fast-paced environment, very few agencies in the world will front costs necessary to begin your career. There ARE “discoveries”, but like lottery winners, they are rare. The vast majority of professionals have to work for their success and do so by continuing their education of the craft and business.
At John Robert Powers, we give you the training, guidance and confidence to help you attain your goals in the entertainment industry.