Master US Dialect Coach
For every non-American actor intent on playing American roles in US film and television it is absolutely critical to master an accurate and convincing General American accent. What is the Gen Am (or Standard American) accent? Specifically, it is the common non-regional American accent used by non-American actors when playing American roles.
American born and raised Tyler Coppin is one of Australia’s most in-demand, admired, and earliest coaches of the US Accent having started during the 1980’s wave of Aussie actors to Hollywood. He has trained literally hundreds of actors in classes and in private sessions, for plays, and as a US dialect coach on-set for film (including Dark City, Where the Wild Things Are, Torn, Peter Benchley’s The Beast); and television productions (including Race the Sun, Superman Returns, Babe, Strange Chores). Today he continues his passion as a Gen Am and actor coach working with so many of the talented actors of the new generation – nearly all with the US industry on their horizons – coaching their screen-tests and self tapes (as both actor and accent coach), also working privately with them on accent and acting technique. Past clients include Heath Ledger, Madeleine Madden, Melissa George, Joel Edgerton, Magda Szubanski, Ben Mendelsohn, and Mavournee Hazel (Piper Willis from Neighbours).
Actors and students love working with Tyler because of the passionate, warm and thorough approach he brings, that gets them the results that they want. Add to this his own unique backstory of always having had one foot in Australia and the other in the USA, and a decades-long career as a respected and award-winning actor (Helpmann Award, Edinburgh Fringe First, Green Room Award) with an ardent devotion to the craft. A NIDA graduate, Tyler has worked as an actor (and writer) for most of the major theatre companies in Australia, as well appearing in films including Hacksaw Ridge, Winchester, Predestination, The Tender Hook, One Night Stand; Mad Max 2 and Lone Wolf, starring Hugo Weaving.