Sunday, December 22, 2013

Who is Art Lynch?

An actor, voice artist with 19 years on the Screen Actors Guild / SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors, Art has a PhD in Education, Masters in Communication, and Bachelors in Speech-Theater-Mass Communication, with an additional two years of post graduate work in theater. 

Recent roles include the title character "Kaldur" on film, Frank Crowe: the man who built the dam" on video and live stage and Mob Boss Frank in "Splitzville." Lynch is on the air on News 88-9 KNPR on the Nevada Public Radio Network on Sundays, and does freelance work at conventions, public events and voice.

Art Lynch spends much of his time teaching or as a coach for acting, which he has done both full and part time for over 20 years. He also teaches at Nevada Stage College and the University of Phoenix.

He grew up in Chicago and developed an interest in high school in theater and journalism.  His high school, Oak Park River Forest, is well known for its active theater arts program, producing internationally known performers. He also worked on the school newspaper. These early interests influenced his college and career choices. 

While at University of Illinois, Chicago he managed the college radio station and participated in theater, both on campus and with award winning north side Chicago theater companies, including Second City and Kingston Mines.

After graduation he worked in radio, doing stints as a reporter, news director and operations manager in several states, winning awards along the way. He also stayed active in theater and film (particularly musical theater). 

He launched a nationally copied structure for and coordinated the Las Vegas branch of the Screen Actors Conservatory. He passed the Conservatory on to hard working and solid hands as his sift led him to national level work representing the state of Nevada on numerous committees and commissions.

He has served on SAG National Board of Directors for the past 18 years.  He keeps in touch with talent he has worked with coast to coast and around the world who can and do assist him in representing Nevada at SAG-AFTRA and in other professional associations and roles.

Lynch has never given up acting. He did leave journalism and broadcasting to word in advertising and public relations, founding a successful, award- winning boutique agency. 

Lynch has discovered his love for teaching, which allows him to employ both his performance and journalistic aptitudes, and has taught at both public and private colleges.  

He continues to pursue theater and film as an actor and teacher, and works Sundays at the public radio station, KNPR. 

He now lives in the small, historic town of Boulder City, Nevada, close to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. His PhD dissertation researched the 31ers Education Program, which keeps alive the history of Boulder City. He also serves on the Dam Short Film Festival Board in Boulder City. 

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