T.J Mannix has been teaching acting and auditioning in NYC and around the world for over 15 years. His former students are working on Broadway, with the Second City, in the recording studio, on films, and on television as series regulars and guest stars.
He is a member of the faculty at the Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre, NY Film Academy, the Montclair Film Festival, and Magnet Theater, and specializes in Acting for Film/Television, On-Camera Auditioning, Commercial Auditioning, and Improvisation/Musical Improvisation. He is an alumnus of the University of Miami, Florida and has taught master classes across the U.S., Canada, and 14 countries. During his two decades in NYC, T.J. has appeared in more than 85 TV and radio commercials – along with roles on Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order,Law and Order: Criminal Intent,All My Children, One Life to Live,As the World Turns, and numerous appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
He is 23-year veteran improvisor in NYC and Chicago, and has toured with several casts of The Second City/NCL. He was an original cast member and host of the innovative, NY Times approved, BLANK: the Musical off-Broadway.He is the founder of the 11th annual New York Musical Improv Festival and is currently touring with the epic one-man improvised musical LimboLand. He admits to spending a very dark year working as a Mouseketeer.