SAG - AFTRA - EQUITY
A native St. Louisan, Harry began acting professionally in 1975, after enrolling
at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Hollywood, California, where he studied
with Lee Strasberg, Shelley Winters, Dominic DeFazio and Beth Brickell.
After a month at the Institute Harry was introduced at the Actors
Studio-West by Dominic
De Fazio, where he was invited to participate there as a staff observer.
It was at the Actors Studio that Harry was given the
opportunity to study the work of some of the greatest living actors of our time,
as directed by Lee Strasberg, and critiqued by Studio members, including Shelley
Winters, Martin Landau,
Lee Grant , Ellyn
Burstyn , Bruce
Harvey Keitel, Ray Walston,
Martin Ritt ,
Salome Jens ,
Albert Paulsen, Ron Liebman and others. In 1980, he joined
Martin Landau's private class.
In 1989, Harry was invited to live at the Actors Studio, where he would
serve as technical director and "caretaker" of the building, theatre
and grounds at the Studio's location at the
William S. Hart park in West Hollywood. During this period,
he formed close personal relationships with actors who had reached the pinnacle
of artistic achievement, sharing the stage with them with the world's toughest
critics in the audience.
Throughout his career, Harry has appeared in all forms of entertainment
media, including Stage, Film, Television, Commercials and Industrials.
Presently, he has returned to St. Louis with his wife, actress Melissa Mayo, to
be available to his family while they are in "the winter of their lives".
To keep his artistic needs fueled, he and his wife started a theatre company,
which they call TheatrGROUP .
At TheatrGROUP Harry trains actors,
beginning through advanced, in those techniques and procedures he learned from
Shelley Winters, Martin Landau , Ray Walston and Barry
Primus at his "Method" acting workshop. He has made TheatrGROUP
available to its 20 members 24 hours a day.