"Walter Alza has been an inspiration to my clients. He helps them with their craft, while giving them confidence and perspective while auditioning. This approach ultimately helps them win the role" Shari Quallenberg Agent/Manager AMI Agency
Walter Alza Acting Studio was founded by Trailblazer and multiple time Award winning actor/producer/director/writer Walter Alza. A leading and crafted character actor with a career spanning over 20 years and hundreds of hours on the big and small screen. Some of his more memorable roles include as The King Pin Raoul in the drama Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director, Jim Sheridan and Terrance Howard (Iron Man); guest starring in the series, Flashpoint; and co-starring in the six time award winning film, At The Hotel , Gangster Exchange and in Metropia
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.
Welcome to Walter Alza Acting Studio - (ALZA- means RISE In Latin). Crafting Actors for over a decade now. Whether you need your acting skills to be polished, or you are an emerging actor on film and television, we are here to help you. The goal remains the same: to become Crafted and to book more gigs. Walter Alza Acting Studio offers classes and private coaching that are ideal for the experienced, emerging and or crossing over from Theatre to Film, and for dancers.
The Actors we have coached have gone on to win awards and light up the silver screens at some of the top largest festival in the world, such as Cannes International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and many other festivals in Canada and the USA and appeared in virtually every major TV series and films shot in Toronto. 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 Degrassi, Cracked, Flashpoint, Rockie Blue, Lost Girl, Blackbird (winner at tiff), Hannibal, HBO’s Transporter, The Strain, Nikita to name a few..
Walter Alza and Our award winning faculty has over 50 years of combined experience on film, television and theatre ready to give it to you first hand.Walter Alza Acting Studio was founded over a decade ago at Yonge and Bloor by the Trailblazer and multiple time Award winning actor/producer/director/writer and visual artist Walter Alza Walter has a career spanning 20 years and almost 50 screen credits, including Get Rich or Die Trying, lead role in the series Metropia, Flashpoint, At The Hotel. NEWS Walter has just been nominated for two new Awards to add to his name.
We are passionate about the craft and we want to share that passion with you. The prove 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. We believe that any one wishing to explore acting and or who wants to become crafted should learn from professionals who actually do the work and understand what it means to be standing on a set or an audition. The work of the actor is different from class to performance on set, but the work ethic is the same. Discipline is a must, is not enough to just have talent. We want the director/producer to cast you over and over again.
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 enxt 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 two feature films 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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