John Raymond Barker

John Raymond Barker

Actor-Singer-Writer-Director. Recent Guest Star on Law & Order: SVU.

On-Camera Commercial Acting with Barry Shapiro

In early 2013, I decided to tackle the art of acting in commercials. I knew exactly who I wanted to study with after having seen him speak on a panel–Herman & Lipson casting director, Barry Shapiro. Barry is a lovely, funny man, who at the same time does not pull punches. And that’s exactly what I want in a teacher–someone who will be completely honest when I fail, allowing me to pick myself up and succeed next try. I learned a great deal about the commercials side of the industry from Barry.

If you are interested in studying with Barry, please visit Actors Connection for more information.

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pride 2020

For its 10th anniversary, I’ve given this song a makeover. I wrote it during the fight for marriage equality, yet the song still resonates given the actions and goals of the current administration. This July, I celebrate 10 years of marriage with the man this song is about. No one can take that away from us.

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