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Coburn Goss

Coburn is thrilled to be teaching at Acting Studio Chicago, having taken all of Rachael's classes upon moving to Chicago from Arkansas many moons ago.

Since then, he has worked in Television: Empire (FOX), Mind Games (ABC, guest star), Chicago Fire (NBC, guest star), Boss (Starz, guest star), The Chicago Code (FOX, guest star), Reconstruction (NBC Pilot - series regular), Mob Director (FOX), The Beast (A&E), E/R (NBC, guest star), and Prison Break (FOX). Film work includes: What Women Want, Shelter, Joshua, The Lucky Ones, Man of Steel and Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

On Chicago stages, he has worked with Steppenwolf (Fake, Dead Man's Cell Phone, When the Messenger is Hot, Absolution ,The Royal Family & most recently in Bald Sisters (2022), Goodman (The Crowd You're In With and Vigils), Timeline Theatre (Chimerica) and Writers' Theatre (The Diary of Anne Frank and The Seagull). He performed opposite Mike Nussbaum in the long-running Frued's Last Session with CRC Productions at the Mercury Theater. He has also had the pleasure of working with Irish Theatre of Chicago (founding member), Next Theatre, Rivendell Theatre, Chicago Dramatists' Workshop, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Arkansas Repertory Theatre. He performed When the Messenger is Hot Off Broadway at 59E59. His commercial work includes numerous brands. His voiceover work includes McDonald's, Illinois Lottery, NyQuil, American Family Insurance and Country Financial.

Mr. Goss' play Marked Tree won the American Theatre Critics Association's Osborn Award and After Dark Award for Best New Work. The film he wrote, All Happy Familes, will premeire at the Chicago International Flm Festival this fall, as well as the Mill Valley Film Festival, amoung others. He's  taught Acting for the Camera at Chicago Conservatory of Performing Arts at Roosevelt Univ., and for Northwestern Univ.




I took On-Camera 2 w/ Coburn Goss and left the class feeling more confident about acting on camera. I enjoyed listening to the feedback given to students and seeing how we all progressed throughout the 8-week course. Highly recommended! 

— Cayge Clements

The environment of Coburn Goss' Camera 1 class was super supportive, so I never felt like I didn't have the freedom to try anything or be judged. There was no judging.

— Debbie Roberts

Coby (Goss - On Camera 2) did a great job of preparing us for auditions and encouraging us to do our best. He's incredibly supportive, yet discerning and specific at the same time.

— Marla Seidell

Coby (Coburn Goss, instructor - On Camera 2) helped me to feel really equipped for future auditions. I have a much better sense of where my work stands as an actor.

— Ethan Peterson August

"Coby (Coburn Goss, Instructor- On Camera 2) provided very constructive criticism and always presented and communicated in a supportive, direct, and relatable way.  Acting Studio Chicago is wonderful and I will continue to recommend/refer several friends here!"

— Camera 2 Student

"Coby (Coburn Goss, Instructor- On Camera 2)  was very constructive and helpful.  He was great at giving direction and had a lot of patience to do multiple takes until we got it just right."

— Camera 2 Student