Bob Carter, President. Bob Carter founded the original Actor’s Rep in 1980 at 308 S. Dixie Highway, in downtown West Palm Beach, with the support of his many acting and technical colleagues. Although a professional actor, he is best known in Florida as a director and teacher. His students are working internationally, nationally and locally in theatre, TV, radio and film.
Bob’s training began at Palm Beach High School, under the direction of Frank Leahy. Then in 1957, he was hired as an actor/technician at The Royal Poinciana Playhouse, under the Artistic Direction of Paul Crabtree. While there, he appeared in the opening production, and was cast in many of their productions for the next two seasons. Upon graduation from High School, he moved to New York, where he was accepted into the private classes of Paula and Lee Strasberg, at Carnegie Hall. Bob went on to study with Sonia Moore, John Houseman, Jose Quintero, and Charles Nelson Reilly, just to name a few. He now has a very successful school of acting here in Downtown West Palm Beach, and in his private Lake Worth studio.
His classes are frequently recommended by casting directors, talent agents and local theatre professionals.
As a performer, Bob has been on stage around the globe from New York City to the United Kingdom. Bob has enjoyed further success in both commercials and feature films with his latest film, New Line Cinema’s All About the Benjamins, and A Veteran Affair, opposite Michael Winslow.
As a director, Bob has directed productions at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Burt Reynolds Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Cuillo Centre for the Performing Arts, Alexander H. Dreyfoos High School of the Performing Arts, and many other theatres in both the South Florida area and Hawaii. While at the Burt Reynolds Institute, he worked with and trained High School students to create the Young Actors Guild, now known as The Youth Actors Guild, or YAG.