Celebrating Our 13th Year in New Jersey!

Transforming people of all ages into Actors and Public Speakers through our unique approach, allowing them to begin the journey to discover themselves and to become their very best!


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JW Actor’s Studio is for anyone aged 7 through adult for professional training in acting, improvisation, comedy, public speaking, and voice over. If you are truly serious about being the best you can possibly be or are a parent looking for that extra professional edge for your child—on stage, on television or film, behind the microphone, or to increase confidence in the classroom, or at the speaker’s podium—you will benefit from our guidance. Director Jody Wood is an actor/director with over 35 years of professional experience. He knows first-hand what it takes to be a “working actor,” sketch comic, voice over artist, and to master the art of of speaking in public. He will guide you to overcome the fear of, and excel at Improv. Our workshops are designed to ensure each student will feel very safe in knowing you can tap into your creativity where no one is judging you. If you’re willing to work we will pull out the very best from you…Guaranteed!

A well-trained actor speaks and behaves truthfully in the imaginary circumstances.

Ignite your passion!

We look forward to working with you!


“Irza and I are deeply grateful for the dedication to our children and the great experiences you provided them. Under your teaching, they both gained skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. Thank you!”

Paul Hoogsteden, Father of 2 Princeton, NJ Students

“Our daughter was first in line when Jody Wood opened JW actors studio. She takes acting very seriously and Jody’s classes are a perfect fit for her intensity and passion for acting. Jody sees that his students are committed to the challenge  of becoming great actors because he teaches with the utmost respect for the craft and the individual who is determined to work hard to skill build.  His tremendous sense of humor keeps things fun and comedic at just the right time! Since beginning, our daughter has successfully played some much sought after stage roles and, with Jody’s coaching and contacts, begun auditioning for film, television, and Broadway roles! More importantly, she is confident in her ability to communicate in front of an audience…a skill that will serve her well all of her life. We have no doubt that Jody will remain an important teacher and coach in her life for many years to come.”

Gigi Goldman, Mother of Princeton, NJ student



“I met Jody when my daughters were interested in taking an acting class. Being in Jody’s class has given them the opportunity to learn the craft in a safe, fun, environment. They have acquired skills necessary for any actor. Jody stresses the process, which allows the young actor to explore their work to the fullest without feeling pressure. I was so impressed that I took Jody’s adult class! It has provided me with an extension of my many years of acting. His professional experience in the field and his love of his vocation shines through and makes me realize how much I miss being on stage. Jody’s energy and enthusiasm makes his class one of the best I have ever taken.”

“If you want some safe-blanket, cushy, being praised for everything you do, “I’m gonna be a star” acting class. This is NOT for you. If you’re looking for a real class with no bull, finding the truth in whatever work you do and learning what it truly means to be an actor, you’re in the right place.”

Declan Maloney Drummond NYC Student

“It’s almost every day I come across casting that requires improv, and it’s almost every day that I thank Jody in my head for all the improv classes that he gave and all the extra time he took for us, giving up his lunch breaks and staying at school long hours to prepare us for the real world in a way that the American Academy of Dramatic Arts could never have done without you. Thank you Jody!”

Georgia Sidell NYC student (Now working in London)

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