Tim Landfield

Core Faculty, Director of ACYA

Los Angeles Campus

Fields of Study: Acting, Theatre History, Directing


Tim Landfield’s love of teaching stems from his rich professional résumé as an actor in theater, film and television. He is a veteran of seven Broadway shows, including residencies with The Neighborhood Playhouse, The Shakespeare Workshop in New York and the South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and he has shared the screen with such notable names as Rob Lowe, William H. Macy and past Academy student Judd Hirsch. But according to Landfield, his proudest career moments have come from one particular role: training and empowering the next generation of actors.

With an endearing approach, Landfield fuels his students’ inventiveness and encourages fearlessness in discovering their characters. He draws from his practical knowledge to lead his students through an intensive experience of uncovering and discovering their characters, and nurtures a safe and inviting environment in which to excel. Like a wolf leading his pack, Landfield emphasizes camaraderie and positive, like-minded connections while challenging his students to hone in on personal experiences to truly master emotional presence.

“Your imagination is limitless,” explains Landfield. “I try to inspire each of my students to reach into the depths of their imagination. There, they’ll find a way to relate to their character and artistically bring it to life.”

It’s hard to find a more passionate, dedicated and truly invested instructor than Tim Landfield. He brings to the Los Angeles campus genuine excitement and enthusiasm for the arts, and he leads with an honest sincerity and pride for his students’ accomplishments. If you ask him where his love for his work comes from, Landfield will tell you candidly: it’s his students.

“I am so proud,” Landfield beams, “so proud to see their work come to fruition. This is what theatre’s all about. This is why I do this – to see it on stage and to have it come to life the way it does.” He pauses, reflects and says, “I can’t thank them enough.”


"Your imagination is limitless. I try to inspire each of my students to reach into the depths of their imagination."

Landfield teaching students on the Los Angeles Campus
Landfield teaching students on the Los Angeles campus.
On stage as Scrooge with the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol
On stage with Scrooge as The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol.
Landfield with co-star Carmela Corbett in Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydic
Landfield with co-star Carmela Corbett in Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice.
Performing a monologue in a production with the South Coast Repertory
Performing a monologue in a production with the South Coast Repertory.
Landfield with co-stars Nancy Bell and Kandis Chappell in Noises Off
Landfield with co-stars Nancy Bell and Kandis Chappell in Noises Off.