RICH GOTERI (Owner)
Rich (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0331772/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0) was The Artistic Director of the famed Second City Detroit's Training Center/Conservatory program for ten years. Following that he co-created the highly successful Michigan Actors Studio and ComedySportz Detroit. For the last thirty five years he has dedicated himself to the performing arts as an actor, writer, director and teacher.
As an actor Rich has performed in hundreds of improv shows and has appeared worldwide in over eighty five professional plays. TV and Film credits include: Turk on the Outsiders, Raymond in Low Winter Sun, *61, Real Steel, Machine Gun Preacher, SNL, Silk Stalkings and Setup with Bruce Willis, to name just a few. Directing credits include: The National Touring Company, Homeless For The Holidays and No Way Jose Canseco for The Second City. Writing Credits include: Second City, SNL, Filmfest 7 with The Second City and numerous Films, TV shows and Plays. His book on Improv comedy Something From Nothing published by Crazy House Books is available worldwide in eight different languages.
Anne is a professional actress with over two decades of experience on stage, film, and audio. She received her MA in Classical Acting from LAMDA, and has previously taught at multiple colleges, including Central Michigan University. Her voice work has ranged from commercial to animation to industrial, and she has over 100 audiobooks to her name, recorded from a home studio. When she's not hiding in a small padded room and talking to herself, she loves to perform Shakespeare and travels the world with Chevrolet as a live host and narrator.
is an LA based actor who specializes in voiceover. He has appeared in hundreds of TV and commercials, many video games and animation projects (Bioshock: Infinite, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Family Guy, The Walking Dead, Mafia: The Definitive Edition, Star Wras: The Old Republic) audiobooks, trailers, and feature films. He started as an actor in Detroit and performed, taught, and directed at The Second City Detroit. He hosts a podcast about VO called “All Over Voiceover with Kiff VH” which you can find at www.allovervo.com
Chris Newman is an actor and producer, known for BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016), THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT (2012) and LOVE AND HONOR (2013). He began his acting career in college, on a dare and hasn't looked back since, starring in productions of "Brighton Beach Memoirs", "Agatha Christie's Mousetrap" and Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor". He would later play Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and Lt. Daniel Kaffee in "A Few Good Men", to name a few. Following his success in theatre, Chris turned his attention to film, earning roles in the films mentioned above, as well as BEYOND THE EDGE, MOONTRAP: TARGET EARTH & the critically acclaimed INJUSTICE FOR ALL, for which he produced & starred. As a Michigan native, Chris is excited to work in his hometown, helping fellow actors achieve their potential!
TINA GERLACH GOTERI
Tina has been a creative for as long as she can remember. She has been creating visual art, writing, and dabbling on stage throughout her life and has an understanding of the joys and the frustrations the creative process possesses. Her empathy and compassion for fellow artists is what fuels her passion in coaching them along their path and helping them unlock their deepest desires. She has a background in assisting in self-development courses, taken courses to continue the development of her sensitivity, and has helped other artists in their pursuits.
Janet was half of the team of Pound/Mooney Casting which cast such films as Batman vs Superman, The Ides of March, Whip It, Gran Torino, Harold and Kumar Christmas, Kill the Irishman and Red Dawn. TV Credits include Low Winter Sun and Hung. A successful professional actress, director and writer as well, Janet is always busy creating. Her new book ADVICE FROM A CASTING DIRECTOR, MONOLOGUES AND MORE is available at Amazon.com
Jeff Fritz is currently directing the main stage production at Comedysportz Detroit as well as being a regular performer. Jeff started his career at the Second City Detroit where he was a member and later director of the touring company. Jeff progressed to the Second City Main Stage where he spent 4 years before moving to Chicago and continuing his work at Second City. Besides Comedysportz, Jeff has numerous directing credits including “Naughty or Nice” with Motor City Improv. As a teacher he has taught at The Second City Training Center, ComedySportz and for the Michigan Actors Studio. Jeff has played many different types of law enforcement agents on TV and in film, appearing in “Law and Order”, “Life on Mars”, “Fringe”, “Salt”, and “Date Night”.
is an agent at The I Group Model and Talent agency with over 8 years of experience in commercial, industrial and theatrical work for both on-camera and voice over, with a focus on introducing new talent to the ins and outs of the business. A graduate of Wayne State University, Rob is a former middle school teacher and a long time Detroit area resident. He is genuinely excited about the opportunity to teach at Goteri Creative Arts.
Ken is an actor and producer who works in film and theater. He’s worked in major motion pictures (Southpaw, Real Steel),
independent features (Eternal Code, Saugatuck Cures, Consideration) small budget shorts (The University, Present Day,
Promises! Promises!), industrial/ educational films, commercials or stage productions. (most recently in productions of Dry Powder and Superior Donuts.) Two additional films are due for release . Ken co-produced the feature film, Amanda and the Fox, and produced and appearing in over 100 episodes of his branded sales training series for a major telecommunications company. He is currently working on producing his second film and a TV pilot. He believes all actors, of all levels, must continually study, hone and sharpen their skills
In 1994 Michael Mili became the Director of New Markets for Schinker Entertainment. He oversaw the development and implementation of all new one-of a-kind mobile promotional attractions and technologies. Mr. Mili worked with such studios as 20th Century Fox, Searchlight, New Line Cinema, Miramax, MGM, Columbia / Tri-Star / Sony, etc. Michael has teamed up with fellow actor and friend Rich Goteri; together they’ve co-written several screenplays; of which two of them are: “Potty Time” and “A very Low Carb Movie.” Rich and Mike have compiled and developed a method of applied writing principles, which they called: “WORDS TO FILM BY.” Together, they have determined to share the method with everyone who wants to give Screenwriting a shot. The book of the same name is set for release sometime this year.Michael wrote and illustrated: 101 Uses for the Dirty Disposable Diaper and Tasso’s Big Book of Humor. Michael is putting the final touches on his novel; an epic based on three generations of his family, America and the early days of the Mob.
Hobart has been in the performing arts for over twenty years juggling between stage, screen and the world of voice over. Some of his favorite theatre roles include Proof (Robert), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (George) and the role of Edmond (Edmond) written by David Mamet. Voice over credits include: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Nino’s Italian Bakery, K2 Designs, Jump Fuel, The Detroit Film Company and Escape Goat Pictures to name a few. His most recent film credits include: The Funeral Guest (Kohnen) and Impetus (Sandoval). He has been mentoring, encouraging and coaching actors for many years, particularly focusing on removing acting barriers by using the Method Technique.
Jacquie has been in the industry for over three decades, with a strong focus on Voice Over. From everything to audio-books, training videos and animation. (including Stan Lee's CHAKRA THE INVINCIBLE.), Jacquie's pretty much done it all. With the help of her husband, Jeff Priskorn, she's been sharing her experience and knowledge in the booth with other aspiring voice over artists for the last few years. For more details on her career, visit her website at www.JacquieFloyd.com.
Jeff Priskorn has been a working actor, voice artist, and musician for over 20 years. A native Detroiter, he is excited to be joining the Goteri Creative Arts family. Some of Jeff’s voice over credits include Belle Tire, the Detroit Zoo, Michigan Lottery, and many more. Jeff and his wife Jacquie Floyd have been offering one-on-one voice coaching, demo reel creation, and workshops for several years.
Jeff is a co-founder of The Guys Upstairs, the longest-running improv show in north-Oakland county, as well as being an original member of the ComedySportz Detroit main stage cast. A craft beer aficionado (read: snob), Jeff will happily share a pint with you after class. Visit Jeff’s web site at www.JeffPriskorn.com.