TitlesProfessor of Theater
Marcus Giamatti joined the Conservatory in 2019 and is associate professor of theater, teaching acting techniques for television and film.
Giamatti is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Yale School of Drama, and has been acting professionally for more than 33 years. He is best known for the role of Peter Gray on the long-running CBS drama Judging Amy. Giamatti’s appearances include more than 25 films and 100 guest star roles, as well as dozens of recurring and series regular roles on television. Giamatti’s extensive theater credits include work on and off Broadway, at Lincoln Center, and regionally across the country, from the Seattle Rep to Hartford Stage. Additionally, Giamatti spent five seasons at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.
Giamatti founded his own acting studio in Los Angeles, where he teaches scene study, audition technique, and acting for the camera. He previously taught at the University of California Santa Barbara in the Department of Theater and Dance, as well as the Department of Film and Media Studies.
Giamatti served as director of education at the Ensemble Theater Company (ETC) in Santa Barbara, where he developed original outreach programming, including the ETC Young Playwright’s Festival, Adopt-a-School, and a craft-based acting program for local high school students called the Young Actor’s Conservatory.
Giamatti currently teaches at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and is an associate professor of acting and directing at Temple University.