Speaker presentation

Ed Hooks

ED HOOKS has been an entertainment industry professional for more than three decades. He has appeared in more than 100 television programs and films and is one of the most respected acting teachers in the United States. Since 1996, Professor Hooks created acting training specifically for animators, and his system is used by leading animation schools internationally. He is continually in demand as a guest lecturer and speaker at animation conferences.


New York & Los Angeles: Stage, Film and TV. 100+ roles.



Ed has been a highly respected acting teacher in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. For more than twenty years he has taught ongoing, professional-level workshops in scene study, acting for camera and commercials.

Acting for Animators

Ed has taught Acting for Animators in the U.S., UK, Australia, India, Brazil, Singapore, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Netherlands, China, Mexico, and Canada. Disney, Clients include DreamWorks, Sony, Microsoft, Valve, Bioware, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Blizzard, Warner Bros. Games, Bournemouth U., Sheridan College, Ohio State, Teesside U., Loyola Marymount, Catholic University and  Filmakademie Baden-Wurtemberg. (A more extensive list of teaching clients is included on the right.)

Trollywood Animation Festival 2016