Sean BradleyCo-Founder Sean Bradley brings several different perspectives into the class room. Having worked as a professional actor for years, Sean joined the staff at O'Connor Casting Company in 2000. Learning the ins-and-outs of the business, he soon became a full on Casting Director working on jobs from conception to completion. During his years as a casting director he conducted well over 50,000 individual actor's auditions for commercial, film, television, print, and industrial projects. He has since left casting and returned to his acting career with credits that include Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Empire, ABC's Cupid, The Playboy Club, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Remy Bumppo, American Players Theatre, other TV, film, theater credits and many, many national, regional, and local voice-overs, on-camera commercials, and industrials. Sean is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison having completed a double-major in both Theatre & Drama and Molecular Biology.
David MurphyCo-founder David Murphy also brings multiple areas of expertise to his teaching. Having worked for years as a full time Casting Director as well, he joined the staff at O'Connor Casting Company in early 2001, took a hiatus while starting the school, and has now returned to casting with OCC. He now splits time between casting and teaching. Around the casting office, there are two "David's" (David O'Connor is the owner), so this David is often known as "Murphy". Like Sean, he has also conducted well over 50,000 individual actor's auditions. In another life, Murphy was a teacher for the Players' Workshop of the Second City in a stint that lasted over 16 years. Murphy has directed over a hundred shows ranging from improv reviews to children's shows. He has created several touring groups performing for such clients as GE and Novis. Murphy has worked as an artistic director for Bedlam Productions, has worked in casting for Toast productions and has been a consultant to several fledgling theatre companies.
Brian KingBrian King was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from Columbia College he went on to work as a copywriter in the Chicago advertising community for 10 years while also pursuing his acting career. We are thrilled that, with Brian, students get a chance to hear the writer's perspective when it comes to auditions. He left his writing job in 2010 to act full-time starring in over 40 commercials from Budweiser to KFC while landing roles on TV shows such as PRISON BREAK, LEVERAGE, DETROIT 187, MOB DOCTOR, CRISIS, CHICAGO FIRE and EMPIRE. He also played the recurring role of "Chuck" on the STARZ series BOSS starring Kelsey Grammar. Most recently he's been seen in movies MAN OF STEEL and A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET while continuing to perform in smaller independent movies. He has also starred in three shows at Chicago's acclaimed STEPPENWOLF THEATRE. Currently he plays Detective Wallace on the new SHOWTIME hit THE CHI. Later this year you can see him in director Steve McQueen's new movie WIDOWS starring Viola Davis, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell. Brian owns a boat.
Steven IvcichSteven Ivcich is a writer/director/actor/teacher with 30 years of professional stage, film and commercial experience. Working with actors has been central to the arc of his career. His understanding of the actor’s creative needs led him to develop his cross training process, a process that affords actors the very best possible learning and working environment. For more information on Steven and his approach visit www.theactorsprocess.com. And of course- yet one more of the teachers at The Green Room that has experience behind the camera in a casting room at O'Connor Casting!
Sam Porretta knows what he's doing. He's spent many a session behind the camera as a freelance Session Director at O'Connor Casting. But he's an even better actor. Turn on your TV lately and you're sure to see him constantly. He happens to also be a very humble guy and doesn't brag about stuff- he did not write this bio himself. Probably doesn't even know it's up here on the website.