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This is a Volkswagen commercial in which I act.

My film, The Vase, starring Joel Murray and Maggie Philips, had its world premiere at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.


I acted in The Family Fang. The film stars Nichole Kidman, Jason Bateman and Christopher Walken. It is directed by Jason Bateman. 


Lee Strasberg's Method, my documentary film, is available for purchase at The Drama Book Shop and on Amazon.


I taught Method Acting, Acting for TV and Film, Improvisation, Acting for Independent Films, Creating Your Own Work, Sketch Comedy Writing and Sketch Comedy Performance at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.  

"The Young Actor's Handbook", by Jeremy Kruse, ignites the beginning actor's creative soul with acting exercises, acting theory, writing exercises and insight into what it means to be an actor. This is a pragmatic manual that guides and informs the young actor, beginning actor, novice acting teacher or anyone who wants to understand acting.

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Vincent D'Onofrio Testimonial


"Jeremy Kruse's book, "The Young Actor’s Handbook", leads the young actor on the correct path. Jeremy is an experienced acting teacher who has broken down acting in an academic way while nurturing the soul of the actor. He understands the emotional aspects of good acting. I commend Jeremy and believe he has accomplished quite a feat in writing "The Young Actors Handbook."


Vincent D'Onofrio - actor, producer, and singer. He is known for his roles as Private  Leonard Lawrence ("Gomer Pyle") in Stanley Kubrick's war film Full Metal Jacket (1987), Wilson Fisk in the Netflix series Daredevil, Edgar/the Bug in Men in Black (1997), and Detective Robert Goren in the crime television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He has also co-starred in The Judge (2014), Run All Night (2015), Jurassic World (2015) and The Magnificent Seven (2016). He recently played Vincent "Chin" Gigante in Godfather of Harlem and is currently filming The Eyes of Tammy Faye.


Irma Sandrey Testimonial

“Jeremy was my student at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute through New York University. His book, “The Young Actor’s Handbook,” presents the fundamental acting principles that every actor and acting teacher should know. It clarifies concepts that sometimes take years to understand. The performance material is excellent. Jeremy has expertly compiled a manual that will serve the theatre and film community for years to come.”


Irma Sandrey - Irma acted in leading roles on Broadway, on off-Broadway, in regional theatres, on television and on film. She taught acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute from 1976 to 2016.


Geoffrey Horne Testimonial


“I have difficulty reading acting books. I still haven’t finished “An Actor Prepares” by Constantin Stanislavski, which I started to read in 1950. But, Jeremy’s book, “The Young Actor’s Handbook,” is easy to read. It is beautifully organized, intelligent, challenging and comprehensive.”


Geoffrey Horne - Geoffrey started studying with Lee Strasberg in 1954 and has been a teacher at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York since 1978. 

Jeremy is the artistic director at Gorton Drama Studio

in Lake Forest, IL.

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