David Kagen - "Sheriff Garris"

Contact Information:
Website: David Kagen's School of Acting
David Kagen's Film Acting
6442 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Suite 208
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Biography: "David Kagen is a Carnegie-Mellon graduate who has taught and coached successful actors such as Ted Danson, Alec Baldwin, and Robin Wright. He's taught at Yale Drama School, Cal Arts and USC and he's been teaching and acting for over 30 years. He's appeared in over 250 television, film and stage productions. He was an observer at the Actors Studio in New York City under Lee Strasberg. Kagen worked for famed Broadway producer Cheryl Crawford, who co-founded two of the most influential acting organizations in America, The Group Theater and The Actors Studio."- David Kagen's School of Acting

Quote: "I was excited because it was a terrific opportunity. No question, that's why I took it: the size of the part, the prominence of the film, and that it was produced by Paramount. I did have concerns, because I didn't know what effect these movies had on the people who watch them. I really did. And I still do - I don't know, overall, what the net effect is.

But Tom McLoughlin's a smart guy. He's a deep guy. I don't mean to put down Friday the 13th, but he's capable of other stuff. I understood this was an opportunity for him to get somewhere. I can't speak for anyone else, and I can't say I wouldn't have done the film if he hadn't been involved, but it definitely helped alleviate my fears. - p. 151

I started on stage, and when I came out to L.A. in 1982 or '83 I started doing television and more stage work. I did a great lead in a short movie but I hadn't done much in feature film when I auditioned for Tom. And as it turned out, Jennifer Cooke had been an acting student of mine. So we had a chance to go off and do material before we went in, and I felt very focused and very confident and very committed. And I remember they asked her, 'Which actor do you want to work with?' Jennifer said, 'David.' And they said, 'Well, that's our choice, too.' So it worked out. It was nice to know that I knew her and that she respected me and so there wasn't the issue that I was too young to be her dad." - pg. 156, Crystal Lake Memories

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Shackles (2005)
Hologram Man (1995)
Boris and Natasha (1992)
Body Chemistry (1990)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

MTV's Real Life: I'm an Actor (199?)
On the Line (1998)
Follow Your Heart (1990)
Blind Faith (1990)
Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (1987)

Television Guest Appearances
In Justice (2006)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005)
Without a Trace (2003)
Dragnet (2003)
Enterprise (2002)
Philly (2001)
Angel (2000)
V.I.P. (1999)
The Magnificent Seven (1998)
Profiler (1997)
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1994)
Melrose Place (1993)
The A-Team (1986)
Remington Steele (1985)

Where Is He Now?: David Kagen runs his own acting school in North Hollywood, and continues to pursue acting in film and television, most recently appearing on an episode of In Justice.

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