Jan Bryant and Dan Speaker design and coordinate action for TV, film, stage, Internet, and video games, creating a unique look for each project. They specialize not only in training stunt people and actors including Russell Crowe, Bruce Campbell, Charlie Sheen, Viggo Mortensen, and Paul Bettany to perform fights, but also in working with directors including Steven Spielberg, Peter Weir, and Sam Raimi to make the action an integral part of the story. Kim Turney has doubled, stunt coordinated and assistant swordmastered on many film projects such as The Lady Musketeer (Hallmark), A Dead Calling, and produced and directed the Internet series – FIGHT CLASS. Jan, Dan, and Kim have an ongoing training program at their Academy of Theatrical Combat to teach anyone who is interested in combat and swordplay as an art form and have recently published their first book on the basics of theatrical combat technique. Their book Academy of Theatrical Combat Basics Level 1 is available as a paperback through Amazon.com and as an Ebook at TheatricalCombat.com.
SWORDMASTER: Internationally recognized master of swordfighting and combat for stage and screen.
ACTOR: Graduate degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow.
MARTIAL ARTIST: Instructor of freestyle Kung Fu.
WHIP ARTIST: Trick and fancy whip cracking.
EQUESTRIAN: English and Western riding, Dressage, Jumping, weapons on horseback.
DIALECTICIAN: Scottish, Irish, English accents and regionalisms.
HIGHLAND BAGPIPER: Award winning piper; recording artist.Power Talent Group SAG/AFTRA
(818) 334-6299 5’9”, 175 lbs, grey hair, brown eyes
Tengu: The Immortal Blade Fight Arranger Mark Grove
Dracula’s Guest Stunt Coordinator/Starring Role Mike Feifer
Pirate Camp Stunt Coordinator/Featured Role M Kastenbaum
The New World Swordmaster/Stunts Terence Malik
Master and Commander:
The Far Side of the World Swordmaster Peter Weir
Hidalgo Swordsman/Horseman Joe Johnston
Drive Thru Stunt Coordinator Kuhn/Cowles
El Cortez Stunt Coordinator Steven Purvis
Galaxy Hunter Stunt Coordinator Mark Borchetta
Stripped Down Stunt Coordinator Elena Pyle
Atlantis, The Lost Empire Stunt Coordinator Gary Truesdale
Bloodbath Co-Director Anne Kimberly
Viking Sagas Swordmaster Michael Chapman
The Three Musketeers Swordplay Trainer/ Steven Herek
Stunt Dbl. Charlie Sheen
Hot Shots! Part Deux Swordmaster Jim Abrahams
Hook Swordmaster Steven Spielberg
Army of Darkness Swordmaster Sam Raimi
Wizards of the Demonsword Swordmaster/Starring Fred Olen Ray
Glitch! Swordmaster/Co-starring Nico Mastarakis
Witchcraft III, IV, V, & VII Stunt Coordinator Various Directors
Almighty Thor Swordmaster Chris Olen Ray
Empire Swordmaster Jim Manners
Sabrina Stunt Coordinator Ken Koch
Robin Hood Swordmaster/Guest Star (3 seasons) N.D. Directors
Over the Top Swordmaster Michael Lembeck
Lois and Clark Staff fight, Swordfight, Stunts Wally Crowder
Baywatch Nights Swordfight, Stunts Steve Hart
Voice of Disney Guest Star Mike Andrews
Treasure Island... Swordmaster/Supporting Scot Garen
Civil Wars wordmaster/Performer Mark Tinker
Perfect Strangers Swordmaster/Performer Judy Pioli
Ring of the Musketeers Swordmaster/Performer John Paragon
Doogie Howser, M.D. Swordmaster/Performer Mark Horowitz
FIGHT CLASS The Series Starring as himself Kim Turney