Business of Acting • Audition Technique • An Actor's Toolbox
Brief info

Christopher B. Duncan is known for his extensive range as an actor. He has worked steadily in television, film and theatre. He was a series regular on THE JAMIE FOXX SHOW, playing the role of Braxton P. Hartnabrig. Additional television credits include long standing recurring roles on THE RESIDENT, BLACK LIGHTNING, YOUR HONOR, AMERICAN SOUL, VERONICA MARS, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, JANE BY DESIGN, LINCOLN HEIGHTS, ALIENS IN AMERICA, THE DISTRICT, SOULFOOD and COACH. Mr. Duncan also played President Obama exclusively for THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO.

His guest starring credits include: LEGACIES, MODERN FAMILY, 9-1-1, CHICAGO P.D., ROSEWOOD, CASTLE, NCIS, BONES, MENTAL, E.R., SHARK, CRIMINAL MINDS, 24, CSI, CSI MIAMI, WANTED, THE PRACTICE, BOSTON LEGAL, iCARLY, REED BEWTWEEN THE LINES, THE PARKERS, DIAGNOSIS MURDER, LIVING SINGLE, DREAM ON, MARTIN, FAMILY MATTERS, THIRTYSOMETHING, HARDBALL and WALKER TEXAS RANGER. He appeared on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and had a recurring role on GENERAL HOSPITAL. Christopher was a principal actor on the daytime drama GENERATIONS.

His feature credits include a co-starring role in THE CONGRESS with Harvey Keitel, and a supporting lead in TICKET OUT starring Ray Liotta. Christopher played leading roles in RAPTORS, FEEDING MR. BALDWIN, CONTRADICTIONS OF THE HEART, FAIR GAME and ORIGINAL GANGSTAS. Mr. Duncan also appeared as President Obama in one of Bollywood’s most successful films - MY NAME IS KHAN starring Shahrukh Khan and

Kajol. His first feature experience was IN THE ARMY NOW. Christopher was featured in the television movies DEADLY MEDICINE, MAJORITY RULE, WILD PALMS and JACK REED 3.

In the theatre, he received an Ovation Award nomination for Best Featured actor for his role of Husband in the Pasadena Playhouse’s Production of THE OLD SETTLER with CCH Pounder. Mr. Duncan has performed with a number of distinguished theatre companies including MINDING GOODMAN at The Edgemar Theatre in Los Angeles, BLACK STARLINE at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, ROSETTA STREET, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES, and an award winning production of EQUUS all at the West Coast Ensemble, in Los Angeles.
Mr. Duncan received an NAACP Theatre Award nomination for Best Actor in the Los Angeles production of FULL COURT PRESS. He also worked with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, ROMEO AND JULIET and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.

Christopher earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He continued his training in Howard Fine’s Master Class.

 

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Classes Offered:
  • Dealing with Rejection – Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL CLASS

    Rejection is as much a part of the performance industry as auditioning. However, left unchecked, it can affect the most important aspects of an actor’s work — emotional and mental well-being and confidence.

    Gain knowledge for your “Life’s Toolbox” to help you deal with rejection. Learn to avoid harmful traps that can hinder your growth as a performer.

  • The Actor’s Tools – Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL CLASS

    This class offers a general overview of the actor’s standard marketing tools: photos, resumes, demo reels, and business cards. It is of utmost importance that an actor is perceived as a professional. The quality of your tools will make the difference between industry professionals seeing you as a pro or an amateur.

  • When Should I Move to L.A.? Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL CLASS

    Ever wondered if you have to be in L.A. to get your career started? If you choose to move to L.A., what realities do you need to be prepared for? This class offers insight into the truth of the LA market, and discusses important considerations before making that big move.

  • Headshots and Resumés: An In-Depth Look Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL CLASS

    Proper resume format makes it clear whether you’re a professional or an amateur. The same can be said for your headshot. We’ll tackle the do’s and don’ts to make sure you stand out … in the right way!

    Some questions covered include:

    Which photographer should I use? What should I look for in their portfolios? What must my headshots convey? Do I put Film or TV credits on my resume first? What if I have no current credits to build a resume? And so much more!

  • Agent vs. Manager – Who, When, Why? Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL CLASS

    This class will explore the differences between an agent and a manager, along with other pressing questions for those seeking representation. When is the right time to seek rep? How do I get an agent? Do I need both an agent and a manager? What is the difference? Why do I need representation? And so much more!

  • So You Want To Be An Actor? – Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL CLASS

    Considering a career as a performer? Knowledge is power! Discover the obstacles you’re up against. Be honest about your reasons for pursuing this particular career. This course will challenge you to confront the hard truths and rewards of a career as an actor.

  • One Liners: “You Want Coffee With That?” – Aspiring Actor, Teen

    SELF TAPE CLASS

    Love ’em or hate ’em, one liners are a part of every actor’s journey, and yet in many ways, they are considered the hardest type of audition. In this class we will discover how to make your one line audition seem natural and memorable (for all the right reasons!).

  • Co-Stars: Serving the Story – Aspiring Actor, Teen

    SELF TAPE CLASS

    Co-stars and Day Players have an important role in storytelling: they often interact with the main character and move the plot line forward. In this class we will learn how to balance your character development amid your part in the project as a whole.

Personal Coaching Specialties:
  • Career Consultations
  • On Camera Auditions
  • An Actor’s Materials