Kirk Baltz was born in New York City, New York. He is best known for his role as Officer Marvin Nash, an LAPD police officer in the famous torture scene of the 1992 Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs. Kirk also starred in another film written by Tarantino, 1994's Natural Born Killers, as Roger. His other film credits include the 1990 drama film Dances With Wolves, the 1997 action film Face/Off and the 1998 political satire Bulworth.
Kirk has appeared in many made-for-television films, and starred in the 1999 miniseries To Serve and Protect. He starred in the short-lived 1992 television series Human Target, and played sinister stalker Steve Roth in The Marla Hanson Story (1991).
He has made guest appearances on shows including Will and Grace, NYPD Blue, Seven Days, The Shield, 24, and Without a Trace. Kirk was the first actor to portray the Batman villain Clayface in live-action, in the short-lived series Birds of Prey.
Kirk trained extensively as an actor in New York City and Los Angeles. He studied Meisner technique with Greg Zittle of The Neighborhood Play House, and Strasberg based work with Sandra Seacat, Tony Greco and Susan Batson, all renowned acting teachers and noted members of the Actor’s Studio.
In 1995, Kirk began teaching acting classes in Los Angeles, CA and acting workshops in other major cities across the U.S. and abroad. He continues to do so, while offering acting classes and private coaching in Los Angeles as well as on line sessions via Skype.
Kirk also does on set coaching for TV and film. Participants gain a better understanding of the differences between acting on stage, on camera and in a casting office. His Actor’s Intensive workshops have helped a great many actors, writers and directors to build strong acting technique, and tell compelling stories with clarity and conviction.
His acting classes empower artists to fully be who they are while realizing their absolute potential. All work is Meisner and Method based…using repetition, movement, sensory work, improvisation, writing, script analysis and varying exercises.
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