"Mr. Tom Burke is the real deal!! Everything we THOUGHT we knew...we DIDN'T! Tom has taken the time to help. He went beyond helping us actually... even went with us to take my daughters new headshots! Walked with her every step of the way! I cannot say enough great things about Tom." - Joy Tamburro
"I really love Tom! He is such a professional and an expert in his field. Loved the seminar. Tom rocks!" - Angelia S.
“Do you want to get in the door? To that audition? To that agent you want? To that CD you want to meet? This is the workshop to take to make it happen.” - Emily D.
“After taking The Castable Actor, I finally feel like I have direction with my career. I can’t recommend this workshop enough!” - Beth F.
"I took Tom Burke's class and it is SO VALUABLE! He helped me take a look at qualities I have as a person and as an actress and really hone in on them. He helped me become CLEARER and see how best to present myself in an audition. There was so much good in letting go - and great fun in looking forward toward ʺthe next fiveʺ ( years ) as he puts it! I continue to mull over things we learned about ourselves in his class, and it makes me smile - we are all a work in progress!!! Thanks Tom!!" - Julia R.
"The Castable Actor was a very informative class for me. You filled in my background knowledge about acting and the range selection on age as to when an actor does not fit in a category any longer. I did not realize how there was such a distinction as for the two ladies going out for a young Mother. You were very generous with your time with each one of us in your class. I greatly appreciated it." - Carmen O.
"I went to Tom Burke's "Castable Actor" workshop. The whole idea is understanding how the industry will see you. "They won't get you until you get you." He teaches you how to be very specific about your type. It's an honest and kind assessment that he walks you through with the class. I highly recommend it, especially if you're planning to go out for commercials. It's all about marketing." - Adrienne M.
"Having lived in both New York and Los Angeles, I have had my share of acting. Tom Burke is "The Real Deal Coach". His no nonsense and practical approach has helped me gain confidence and in turn land jobs; I am booking more than ever!!! In fact, the skills he taught me have worked for not only acting gigs, but they have helped me book modeling jobs too. The big bonus here, Mr. Burke not only teaches, he works, so he knows what he’s talking about! I wholeheartedly recommend taking his class as I know I will be enrolled when I'm back in LA!" - Clint A.
"After working with Tom Burke on my image and marketability, I met with an agent, and they offered a contract! The head agent was surprised at how well I handled the first interview… something I definitely owe to my conversations with Tom. Thanks to him, I feel so empowered not only as an actor, but as a person." - Nick Reilly
"I have taken the private coaching with Tom Burke to prepare for my headshot session. I cannot say enough about the value of all these courses. If you've ever thought about getting help from someone to prepare for a headshot session, Tom Burke is beyond phenomenal. I just told my friend it was the best money I've ever spent. He knows exactly what he is talking about and got me feeling like I would get the best headshots I've ever taken, and I did!" - Deborah G.
"I would like to thank you for taking the time to host such a wonderful seminar this past Sunday. I can't even begin to tell you how beneficial the evaluations were for myself. I now have some sort of sense as to how I should transition into a more commercial focused career. Thanks again for all the fabulous information Tom!" - Sarah B.
“$40 for about $1,000,000 worth of information. Seriously! This is stuff you definitely need to know to get work as an actor.” - Danny A.
“Why didn’t anybody tell me this stuff when I first started acting? It’s so important yet so simple. If you’re stuck or lost in your career, Tom Burke is just the guy to get you back on track.” - Ben L.
"Tom Burke was / is Soooo Informative! Every time I think I learned another thing or two... here come the details that separate a 'Castable' Actor to one that just is not booking. Tom is such a delightful teacher... yes handsome too. An invaluable 4 hours! Thanks Tom!" - Larjayne B.
"I am so glad I was able to attend The Castable Actor last Sunday! Tom Burke's seminar was really great because it taught me how to think about clarifying the images I put forth, so that casting directors actually know where I might be of use to them. It's so simple and so logical, but it's nothing we actors were ever taught to do when I was starting out." - Cailin M.
"ANY OF MY LA PEOPLE who are trying to be an actor/actress, model, or do any kind of on screen work, TOM BURKE IS THE MAN FOR THE JOB... trust me, one session with him is like 10 with someone else. You've got my word - CHECK HIM OUT!!!" - Corey Black
"I spent so much money on photographers, clothes, hair, and makeup, and got nothing in return. Then I worked with headshot coach Tom Burke and learned the steps to getting a great picture. An agent who I had been sending my picture to for years finally called me in. He said there was something so intriguing about my headshot that he had to meet me in person… I signed with his agency! Thanks to Tom Burke, not only did I get an agent, but those pictures have gotten me more auditions than ever before." - Angela R.
"The headshots I took with Tom’s help are literally the best I have ever had. ... I have never had a headshot coach before but if I had known about Tom before this year, I would have summoned him to help me for every headshot session thus far. I had originally requested a coaching session for wardrobe asking if Tom could literally go shopping with me to get the right ensembles. This was an unorthodox request but he was happy to oblige. Tom and I went to a bunch of stores and found EXACTLY what I needed. It was absolutely perfect! But more importantly, before we even got the clothes, Tom helped me pinpoint the different sides of my personality that I could express in my photos. He narrowed it down to the subtle nuances of me. I’m not just talking about quirky faces here. I mean the thoughts in the eyes. The life and energy, which makes whoever is viewing your photos notice you. There is an art to taking headshots. It is, essentially, an acting job, which Tom helped me see. When I brought him along to the actual shoot, he helped me stay focused and provided me with feedback on how things were looking. It was a long shoot as well so he also gave me ways to change things up if I got stuck in one place. Having him there was the light at the end of the headshot shoot tunnel. I left with the feeling like I had really accomplished what I needed to do. Now, this is all for one photo, or a couple. But I have never had so many to choose from. Never. The results are phenomenal and I am insanely happy with the product of Tom’s help." - Justin S.
"The tools and tips for taking charge in front of the camera will be useful for many, many years to come. As a result of all the combined efforts, the headshots make the connection we were seeking. That connection revealed the most amazingly artful, animated, and fresh photos!" - Valencia M.
"Thank you for such a wonderful, informational afternoon about HEADSHOTS.
"The workshop was pretty direct with having each actor specify their particular type and essence. This way, when it was time to take headshots, we were prepared. Tom's coaching definitely enhanced my session, enabling me to stay focused and concentrate on my goal. The best part was when I later followed up with Tom. I was a little weary that I wasn't portraying my desired looks. [He] took time out of his busy day to go through the pictures and tell me which one worked best. [He] also provided amazing feedback of my strengths and of what I need to work on moving forward. THANK YOU Tom. I cannot wait to see where these headshots will take me." - Caitlen N.
"I used to think that all I had to do was get my clothes together and show up, and I wondered why I wasn’t getting much response from my headshots. Working with Tom Burke taught me how to put in the work that is needed to get a great shot. Using his techniques gave me control of the shoot and the outcome. I learned how to get a pix that represents the true me as an actor." - Bob A.