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)
“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)
Welcome to Walter Alza Acting Studio -Home of the crafted - (ALZA- means RISE In Latin). Crafting Actors for over a decade now. Whether you need your acting skills to be polished, taking it to the next level, or you are an emerging actor on film and television, we are here to help you. The goal remains the same: to become Crafted, to let you express and to book more gigs. Our classes and private coaching are ideal for the experienced, emerging 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.
Walter Alza and our award winning faculty have 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 Trailblazer and multiple time Award winning actor/filmmaker and visual artist Walter Alza. Walter Alza’s work spans for more than 20 years of solid work, with hundreds of hours of screen time and the bif 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).
Walter is Currently set to shoot two films from Hollywood and he is developing several projects to shoot this year. Congrats Walter just Wrapped shooting 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) Walter Alza is also currently developing various films and web series.
Walter is regarded as one of Canada’s top crafted acting teacher. Walter Alza Acting Studio has been crafting Actors for over a decade now.
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.
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. Walter teaches also a few times a year the showcase at casting workbook.
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.
Walter Alza is one of the few teachers in Canada who actually teaches what he does
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. 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 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.
Private coaching pays off (reserve your spot now)
Special Correspondents Look for Walter in this upcoming Netflix Original movie, the highly anticipated film by Ricky Gervais. Releases in 2016.
News today: Congrats Natalie on her new role in a feature film ! I strongly recommend training in class and in privates at the Alza Acting Studio. After my first session of classes and privates with Walter Alza, I just landed a lead role in a feature film, a principal role in a television series, and signed with one of the leading agencies in Toronto.! Natalie R. read more
I started training years ago at the studio“I landed my first film in 2012 called Blackbird which had its world premiere at TIFF winning multiple awards. Since then I have been working non-stop. This just goes to say that I owe my current success to Alza Acting Studio and Walter for building the confidence in myself and pushing me to go out and get it! So if your that guy or gal who's been looking for a challenge to step up your game and stand out, I strongly recommend you check it out- Alex Ozerov”. The director of the film had to say: "Thank to you Walter Alza for your incredible acting teaching and support" Maxime DesmonCongrats Craig, his film made it to cannes!"After booking 5 auditions on a roll I can tell you Walter's method works!" Craig Porriet
Winner 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 Transpoter)