Acting Credits
Jim VanValen
Actors' Equity Association

Eyes: Blue     Hair: Some     Height: 5'10"     Weight: 180 lbs.


RED Rothko Riverside Theatre, Iowa
Underneath the Lintel The Librarian Riverside Theatre, FL
An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf Victor Riverside Theatre, FL
A Steady Rain Denny Riverside Theatre, Iowa
Harvey Elwood P. Dowd Barter Theatre, VA
Twelfth Night Feste, the Fool Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble, VT
As You Like It Jaques Riverside Theatre in the Park, IA
Rounding Third Michael Riverside Theatre, FL
Sylvia Tom/Phyllis/Leslie Riverside Theatre, FL
Tuesdays With Morrie Mitch Fulton Theatre, PA
Lightning Rod (world premiere) William & Benjamin Franklin Fulton Theatre, PA
The Grapes Of Wrath Tom Joad Barter Theatre, VA
Our Town Doc Gibbs Barter Theatre, VA
Ah! Wilderness Uncle Sid Riverside Shakespeare Festival, IA
Stones in His Pockets Jake Quinn, et al Riverside Theatre, Iowa
Manning Up (world premiere) Donnie Riverside Theatre, Iowa
Private Lives Elyot Old Creamery Theatre, IA
Treasure (world premiere) Frederick Muhlenberg Fulton Theatre, PA
Ragtime Henry Ford Fulton Theatre, PA
The Mystery of Irma Vep Nicodemus, Lady Enid, et al Iowa Summer Repertory, IA
14 (world premiere) Ron Partnership in the Arts, U. of IA
Three Viewings Emil Riverside Theatre, FL
She Loves Me Sipos Riverside Theatre, FL
The Foreigner Charlie Florida Repertory Theatre, FL
The Guys Nick Florida Repertory Theatre, FL
Biloxi Blues Sgt. Merwyn J. Toomey Florida Repertory Theatre, FL
The Merchant of Venice Launcelot Gobbo Riverside Theatre in the Park, IA
Out Of Order George Pigden Connecticut Theatre Festival, CT

click to see full size image FILM & TELEVISION

"5:45am" - Short Film Lead Independent Film Channel (IFC) 
"CRC DataProtection" Internet Commercial Lead Ben Hill Media Productions
"Minnesota Test Championship" Lead Pearson Education Industrial
"Project Regatta" Featured IBM & ProfessorBright Films
"Trajectory Zone" Computer Game Voice-Overs Midnight Ryder Technologies
"Opstaller 6" - Animated Film Voice-Overs Frozen North Studios
"Majors Steakhouse" Lead Commercial (New York)
Commencement Speech (moments, circles) Faculty Speaker Cornell College, IA

TRAINING & RESIDENCIES click to see full size image
MFA in Acting —
University of Iowa
MA in Theatre Arts
— State University of New York at Stony Brook
      Acting: Stanislavski, Meisner, Period Styles (John Cameron, Debbie Mayo)
      Voice: Berry, Rodenberg, IPA, Dialect Work (Judy Leigh-Johnson)
      Movement: Stage Violence (Ralph Hall), Laban Effort-Shape (Terri Kent)
      Shakespeare: John Cameron, Thomas Kranidas
      Improvisation: Bill Bruehl
      Acting for the Camera: Louis Peterson
      Meisner Summer Intensive with Terry Knickerbocker
      Shakespeare’s Heightened Language with Patsy Rodenburg, OBE
      Meisner Teaching Certification with Larry Silverberg
      Resident Actor — The Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA (3 years)
      Associate Director/Resident Actor — The Arena Players Repertory Theatre, NY (2 years)

click to see full size image SKILLS

Accents (British RP, Cockney, American Standard, Southern, New York, et al)
Juggling, Improvisation
Associate Professor of Theatre & Head of Acting — Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA (2007-2016)