Acting Instructor - Billy Slaughter
Considered one of the top young actors in New Orleans, Billy was brought out to Los Angeles at the invitation of Dustin Hoffman. Since he began acting, Billy was recognized for being an outstanding young talent; he was the youngest lead actor recipient of the “Marquee Award,” the youngest professional acting instructor in New Orleans, the youngest company member of Louisiana’s Shakespeare Festival, and the youngest student a Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
Billy has trained in England at The British American Dramatic Academy (BADA) and has lived and worked in New York and L.A. He holds a B.A. in Drama and Communications from the University of New Orleans, where he graduated #1 in the Drama program (Cum Laude) and was offered a personal scholarship to The Strasberg Institute by Anna Strasberg. In Addition to being featured in The Times Picayune’s annual ‘Best of New Orleans’ edition, Billy received his second “Marquee Award” nomination for Romeo & Juliet, in which he played both Romeo and Mercuito and produced and his commercial with the New Orleans Saints received the National Sports Forum “ADchievement Award.”
In a relatively short period of time, Billy has been able to work with some of the top talent in the industry, including: Tom Cruise, Will Ferrel, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Robert DeNiro, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Barbara Streisand, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Jason Statham, among others. TV credits include American Horror Story, Zoo, Nashville, and Drop Dead Diva. Billy has acted in such films as The Magnificent Seven, The Campaign, Geostorm, The Big Short, Daddy’s Home, Parker, and The East.