Wolfgang Bodison studied the Meisner technique for five years under the tutelage of Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West. When it was apparent he wasn’t going anywhere and that the school was never going to get rid of him, he was asked to teach the technique at Playhouse, and then after years as a teacher, was chosen to take over Tony Savant’s position as Director of the school when Tony moved to Philadelphia to open Playhouse West Philly.
As an actor, he’s best remembered for his performance as Lance Corporal Harold Dawson in the critically acclaimed, Rob Reiner film, A Few Good Men. Most Wanted, Freeway, Joe Somebody, and Legacy, are just a few more of his ever-growing film credits. Television credits include recurring roles on Nothing Sacred and Family Law, as well as numerous guest-star appearances on hit television shows.
The past several years, Wolfgang has begun the transition to filmmaker by writing and directing the short films, Simone, Broken, Sarah’s Wish, and The Long Wait, all of which have screened in major festivals and won various awards worldwide. As a theater director, he’s directed numerous play, including the recent productions of Tape, by Stephen Belber, Feet of clay, by David Caudle, Morning Coffee, by Frederick Stroppel, and original plays by Playhouse West students, For Better For Worse, by Reed Arnold, and, The Reaper’s Angle, by Jeff Houkal.
He’s very proud to be a part of the Playhouse West family and reminds all students to get their “PWP” tattoos. Playhouse West Pride!