About Ted

About Ted

Ted Mattison, Instructor at Los Angeles Branch

Ted Mattison has been a professional actor, director and acting teacher for 30 years. He’s been teaching acting at Seydways Acting Studios in Hollywood since 2014. He also teaches acting at the Actor’s Studio of Orange County.

As a member of SAG/AFTRA, Ted has appeared as a principal actor in over 35 television shows and 90 commercials. Recent credits include: White House Plumbers, The Sterling Affairs, Loot, Veep, Dave, Bosch and American Horror Story Hotel.  He’s appeared in leading roles in scores of plays including The Merchant of Venice, The Cherry Orchard and Closely Related Keys. He’s written, produced and directed dozens of plays including The Baby Dance, and his award-winning play, Recollect the Snow. He’s the founder of Ted’s Theatre Kitchen.

Originally from Minneapolis, he received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his Master’s degree in Education. Ted believes that the primary goal for the actor is to expand their craft and become more fully realized artists. He approaches his work with a generous, encouraging and collaborative spirit that allows for risk-taking, rapid growth and greater confidence.

Ted's Class

Beginning & Intermediate Ongoing Class
Los Angeles

Mon. 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM


"Over the past twenty years, I studied with arguably the top acting teachers in Los Angeles; I thought I had all the skills needed and was confident in how I approached and absorbed new material. Recently, I had the pleasure to work with Ted to understand and apply using “triggers” to my auditions and jobs. I’m now working at another level in my freedom, confidence, and creativity as an actor.”

David Lowe
The Old Man, Criminal Minds, The Ugly Truth