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rjWinner of best actor at Cannes Film festival " I Just won best actor in the short film competition in Cannes! Thanks to the one and only Walter Alza for all his hard work and leadership. I couldn't ask for a better coach and mentor." - R.J. Parrish (Also seen in Nikita and Transpoter)

The director of "What we have" Winner of best film Inside out at TIFF: "Thank to you Walter Alza for your incredible acting teaching and support" Maxime Desmon

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"Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone-driven, boorish Walter Slavic" - john doyle, globe & mail

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"Canada's very own bad boy" - ctv eTALK Daily

-The Craft Class –with Walter Alza Starts This month (the instrument) 4 levels

"The craft class is absolutely wonderful. It is at the same time challenging which it great. It will take you places that you forgotten or might have buried deep down inside yourself. But once you let it out, it feels like the best achievement in the world. It is so inspiring, makes you want to play, go out there." Alex Ozerov.

The craft class has helped me be aware of my surroundings and my feeling. Learned to give in to trust, to be in touch and to contact within me. LIL

The craft class has opened me up to myself and helped me to access parts of myself that I had locked away. I’ve learned more ways to connect to characters and scenes and how to discover more about them.

I’ve learned to be less self-conscious and I’ve been inspired to continue on this long journey, which I now love even more than before. Thank you! Laura. 

The craft class has helped me be aware of my surroundings and my feeling. Learned to give in to trust, to be in touch and to contact within me.   Lil.

The craft class has opened my eyes to a person I’d never would of known I could be. It opened me up to another me, someone I know I can always be.   Cesare.

In this class I’ve had the privilege of seeing things and being places that I haven’t seen or felt in over 12 years.

It is a great way of remembering who I am and where I am coming from in a deep artistic way. Sebastian.

The craft class is a great, I see how the exercises invoke the emotions and how to explore them. But I keep worrying I don’t have emotions within me. I had to get out of my head, I am to f**king logical I have to let it go! Aaron.

I am thankful and grateful that I was wanted to do the craft class, it has allowed me to scratch to surface of opening myself up as the true artist that I am inside. It has made me understand how critical the foundation is, how much dedication and practice so required to become crafted, and how far I have to go. Mostly I am ------------ reworking my imagination, which has been underused in my daily work life. This does make me ----. It makes me feel alive.  Selena.

"Walter Alza has been an inspiration to many of my clients. He gives them confidence, perspective and a new approach to auditioning which ultimately helps them win the role." Shari Quallenberg Agent/OWNER AMI Artist Man agement Inc.

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Our award-winning faculty has over 50 years of combined experience in Film Television and Theatre ready to give it to you first hand.

In Alza Acting Studio We believe that what one can accomplish, another thousand could accomplish as well. It is our mission to develop each actor’s truth – body, soul and voice Let's a begin the journey.



walter alzaWalter Alza is one of the few teachers in Canada who actually teaches what he does

Pilot season is here and BAM! ALZA actors are already working in TDOT and LA. This is a busy year, so make your mark.

3 things you need for sure A) A plan. B) Be in shape with your craft so when they call, YOU ARE READY . D) Have ALZA'S Famous 3 Ds: one is Desire! Do you know what the other two are?

Walter has a wonderful gift when it comes to his craft, he is focused, truthful and his instincts never let him down.

" Casting Director Millie Tom ( RDC Associate The Hulk, Love Guru)

Welcome to Walter Alza Acting Studio -Home of the crafted (tm)- (ALZA- means RISE In Latin). Our classes are regarded as one of the most in depth and fun acting classes in Toronto for all levels. A Sudio with zero Attitude, at Walter Alza Acting Studio we are all about the work, passion, motivation and having fun. All classes are shot with the highest technology in Canada and review on large HD screens, our work mirrors what you do on set.

Our classes and private coaching for acting and career planning are ideal for the experienced, emerging actor and or crossing over from Theatre to Film or other disciplines or you simply have the ACTING BUG! Why not? We see month after month how ordinary people become great actors and great actors become crafted actors. The goal remains the same: to become Crafted, to let you express and to get cast more. We also train individuals who want to expand from other mediums such as dance, singing and business professionals

alza_flashpoint.jpgWalter Alza Acting Studio was founded over a decade ago at Yonge and Bloor by Trailblazer and multiple time Award winning actor/filmmaker  Walter Alza. Walter Alza’s work spans for more than 20 years of solid work, with hundreds of hours of screen time and the big and small screen, and titles such as Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director, Jim Sheridan and Terrance Howard (Empire, Iron Man).  You have seen Walter in Flashpoint; in the six time award winning film, At The Hotel, Metropia (over 80 Episodes). As a filmmaker Walter's feature film debut was sold to 8 different networks across Canada including TMN, Rogers where it aired in Pay Per View and VOD and 7 other networks. Walter directed and produced the winner of the Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film Festival 2010 "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" - an edgy comedy.

Look out for Walter Alza o Netflix's Special Correspondent with Ricky Gervais (The Office), Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Hanna, and Star Trek). Kevin Pollak (The usual Suspects), (Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, Superstore).Walter Alza is also currently developing various films and web series.

Walter is regarded as one of Canada’s most complete and crafted acting teacher. Walter Alza Acting Studio has been crafting Actors for over a decade now.

Walter has an extraordinary ability of bringing out the best performance from any actor. Walter has taught and or moderate at the Actra Conference (the actors union), at various film festivals (and universities), at Equity Showcase and leads the agents showcase at casting workbook a few times a year.

Our Actors are currently working in leading, guest starring and principal roles in most of the major films and series been shot in Toronto and around the world. Our actors have gone on to win awards and light up the silver screens at some of the top largest festivals in the world, including Cannes, TIFF, Venice and hundreds of festivals around the world. The studio has helped shape the career of many successful Canadian actors who have gone on to star, co star and play principal roles  in films & series such as The Americans, Bitten, Degrassi, CrackedFlashpoint, Rockie Blue, Lost Girl, Blackbird (winner at tiff), What we have (winner at TIFF Inside Out) Hannibal,  HBO’s Transporter,  The Strain, Nikita to name a few..

“When Walter acts, you see the intensity of a beast in him, Academy Award Nominee Director Jim Sheridan Get Rich or Die Trying(Dream House In America, In the name of The father)

Several of clients studied with Walter and have nothing but great things to say about his techniques. After knowing him for a while, I highly recommend Walter's classes. You won't be disappointed" - Stephanie Porter - Porter Group Agency

I Just won best actor in Cannes film Festival, corner competition! Thanks to the one and only Walter Alza for all his hard work and leadership. I couldn't ask for a better coach and mentor." -RJ Parrish- (Transporter). (read more)

"Most people quit because they get discouraged. True warrior's don't get discouraged." I love this quote! Thank you Walter.

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YOU will be working On camera in our studio which it mirrors working on set with Award Winning Professionals, multiple time award winning actors and directors who are ready and willing to give their passion, skill and talent to take you to the next level and help building your confidence with a new set of skills.

Our Mission

We are passionate about the craft and we want to share that passion with you. Our work has been out there for 10 years now. We offer you the chance to develop your instrument and nourish your craft to work on film, television and theatre. In each of Alza Acting Studio’s classes, it is our mission to develop each actor’s truth – body, soul and voice. For us it is about the craft, quality versus quantity. We pay respect to our history, to the great legendary teachers  Sanford Meisner, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler to name a few, they were actors before they become great teachers and directors.  


People say Walter Alza and our Award winning faculty are rare passionate, actors, directors and acting coaches who genuinely love working with actors. We have the extraordinary ability of bringing the best performance out of each actor. More info please visit us at  If you want to be crafted, take your passion to the next level and learn to use effective tools, if you need to be motivated all the time, we are the right studio for you.

Finally, do you want to be set apart from the rest?

-If you don't put the work, you just give the opportunity to someone else to succeed-

Walter is Co starring and appearing in several projects this year. Walter Alza and faculty are also currently developing several projects. We work the craft and we pass on to you.


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Walter Alza in one of his many live shows appearances - Frank De Angelo show, a week after Al Pacino was in the same chair.

"Walter was the first one to get me out of my box, and my comfort zone. He inspired me to believe in myself and I will go far. I owe a lot to you Walter." Michael James Regan, Producer Backlash/Actor, Hannibal



triciaCongarts Trisha 3 gigs and a new agent in one week.


Congrats Danielle Aarssen! Walter, I have three films shooting in the next 5 weeks. Every piece of encouragement has truly helped me get here and I can't tell you how happy I am to be at this point in life and belonging to the studio :)

jakeCongarts Jake 3 gigs on one week!



marcoCongrats Marco just got cast in a film!


Congrats Jeniffer just got cast in a film!

Congrats Aryan just got cast in a feature film!