Bill Coelius

Head of Professional Business Program, Commercial Acting I & II


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Bill received a BA in Theater from Eastern Michigan University, earning all three union cards by graduation. His TV and Film credits include Criminal Minds, American Horror Story: Hotel, Modern Family, Parks and Rec, The Office, Desperate Housewives, and working with Ang Lee in Taking Woodstock. He has also booked fifty national commercials.


Bill has been a working actor for over fifteen years, bringing this experience to his classroom for over a decade. In addition to teaching at Maggie Flanigan Studio, he has worked with Anthony Meindl Studios, The Atlantic, Playwrights Horizons, and coaches privately in both NYC and Los Angeles.


Acting, for me, is pure presence. Living in the absolute Now. Every time I walk into the Maggie Flanigan Studio I feel that electricity, that presence, that now. There’s no better place to be.

Commercial Acting

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The Maggie Flanigan Studio understands how important it is for professional actors to have the capacity to generate income from their art.  The commercial industry is a major source of opportunity, and requires a specific set of skills to become viable at booking them.  We are committed not just to the noble artistic pursuit of art, but passionate as well about providing our students with the greatest possibility of earning a living with their hard earned skill set.  We believe in the seriously trained, well-rounded actor.

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Teaching Philosophy

Acting for me is living in pure presence, being in the present, now. And that is why I brought the class to Maggie Flanigan Studio. Every time I walk into the studio I feel that presence, I feel that now, I feel that electricity. There is no better place to be.