Neighborhood Playhouse


For many many years The Neighborhood Playhouse has proved to be a very fine training ground for actors. I am so glad that I was able to benefit from what the Playhouse has to offer. It proved to be a springboard into the reality of what was to come and the real world. 
I am thankful for that and for having had the opportunity to work with Sanford Meisner. As I told Mr. Meisner many years ago, I always want to consider myself in a state of “potential”, that is until I decide that it is time to retire.  I would like to thank The Neighborhood Playhouse for helping me find my journey in a most complex world, the entertainment world
~ Robert Duvall

We at The Neighborhood Playhouse are deeply proud of all of our graduates from our many years of training actors. We are privileged to have a large number of notable alumni in all areas of the entertainment industry and beyond.

Among the ranks of our alumni are such shining stars as

  • Gregory Peck
  • Joanne Woodward
  • Robert Duvall
  • Connie Britton
  • Mackenzie Davis
  • Steve McQueen
  • Carol Channing
  • Sydney Pollack
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Brian Geraghty
  • Tony Randall
  • Stephanie Courtney
  • Elizabeth Ashley
  • Dylan McDermott
  • Sherie Rene Scott
  • Eli Wallach
  • Walter Koenig
  • Wayne Rogers
  • Amanda Plummer
  • Mary Steenburgen
  • Gabriel Mann
  • Anne Jackson
  • Mark Rydell
  • Susan Oliver
  • Keir Dullea
  • Allison Janney
  • Leslie Moonves
  • Jennifer Grey
  • James Caan
  • Andre Gregory
  • Sydney Lumet
  • Jonathan Goldsmith
  • Marta Kauffman
  • Christopher Meloni
  • Jessica Walter
  • William Esper
  • Julie Garfield
  • Wynn Handman
  • Elizabeth Wilson
  • Chris Noth
  • Stephanie Courtney
  • Lee Grant
  • David Hedison
  • Dabney Coleman
  • Betty Garrett
  • Harold G. Baldridge
  • David Mamet
  • Fei Xiang / Kris Phillips
  • Barbara Baxley
  • Marian Seldes
  • Sally Jesse Raphael
  • Illeana Douglas
  • Ashlie Atkinson
  • Tammy Grimes
  • Tom Stewart
  • Doris Roberts
  • Brenda Vaccaro
  • Griffin Dunne
  • Jasmine Cephas Jones
  • June Carter Cash

and many more wonderful actors and entertainment industry professionals.

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Alumni Profiles