About the Show

The Love of Acting interview series is dedicated to bringing you inside the lives and minds of working actors, casting directors, directors, producers, acting coaches, agents, and anyone else able to shed light onto the acting craft. It differs from similar concepts you’ve encountered in a number of ways.  First, these are conversations as much as interviews allowing the guests and the host to dive in rather Allen firing the questions away.  Second, these conversations by their very nature take time so no quick hits here.  Finally, while the scope remains constant there is no reliance on celebrity.  You will find people here on all ends of the “fame” spectrum because everyone has a story and all stories are valued and welcome. 

About the Host

Allen is a Chicago based actor and someone deeply passionate about the craft.  Allen’s acting journey started in Ukraine where as a child he was convinced that acting was his life’s pursuit.  Having immigrated at the age of 14 to the United States plans changed, he got “normal” jobs in IT/HR, did well but never felt whole.  While continuing to take acting classes and landing his first role in 2013, acting remained an unrealized dream until his early 40’s.  At which point he understood that if he doesn’t pursue it in whatever way his life as a working family man allows he would never feel truly himself. 

Since that time he has appeared in close to 20 projects including shorts, indies, pilots, web-series, and commercials.  Then in May of 2020 using the free time during COVID-19 pandemic, Allen started this show.  He quickly found his footing and has had the chance to speak to many professionals about the craft they love.  Allen is honored to have this opportunity to share his conversations with his viewers and to contribute in some way to making another person’s acting dreams come true.

Upcoming Guests

Guest Testimonials

Timothy Davis

Billions, The Tiger Hunter

At the risk of accusing myself of being half-responsible for a good time, speaking with Allen was a pleasure, and I hope anyone watching appreciates that if anything useful fell out of my mouth during my time on his show, it’s primarily a result of his generosity and grace as a host. A lovely guy who created a lovely atmosphere where we could speak like old friends, or more importantly, respectful colleagues.

Sugith Varughese

Kim's Convenience, Transplant

Allen’s engaging questions and impeccable research made chatting with him a genuine pleasure. Being that he is an actor himself, we were able to have a wide-ranging insider conversation that I wouldn’t have done with just anybody.

Kathryn Adams

House M.D., Red

Allen has a great knack for putting you right at ease.  His candid conversation style and engaging questions makes for a most enjoyable interview experience and one  where you get to learn a thing or two.  Allen is an artist and his enthusiasm and love for the industry and other professionals of the craft shines through in every interview.  It was a joy to be on his show. 

Elfina Luk

The Good Doctor, Skyscraper

Allen’s openness and genuine interest creates a safe and intimate space to chat and connect. A pleasurable and inspiring conversation.

Sylvia De Fanti

Warrior Nun, Medici

This is one of those interviews an actor genuinely enjoys!  Allen’s Love of Acting reminded me how, through obstacles, bumps and sudden miracles, the journey of my acting career is always inspiring. At times, I feel trapped in the conflict of “to be or not to be?”, but this talk with Allen reminded me that the acting is about the living in, and working in the space between “to be” and “not to be”. 

Thomas Kopache

The West Wing, Star Trek

I was recently interviewed by Allen Vaysberg. Allen immediately put me at ease, because of his relaxed manner and terrific sense of humor. I felt completely comfortable throughout the talk. He is also thorough in his research, so his questions come from really knowing the subject - you. We had a wonderful conversation. I highly recommend Allen to anyone interested in discussing their Love of Acting!

Lois Robbins

Blowtorch, All My Children

Allen Vaysberg is a smart, thoughtful interviewer. My time with him was extremely thought provoking. Follow him and listen to my interview and everyone else's. You'll be glad you did!

Austin Basis

Beauty and the Beast

Allen loves actors & acting. My interview with him was a deep-dive discussion into the inner workings of the acting profession...not into the fanfare that comes with a successful career. This is the type of conversation I usually have with friends & colleagues behind closed doors, but Allen’s show provided the space & platform to invite the public in, much like James Lipton did on “Inside The Actors Studio.” And like Dean Lipton, Allen had done his homework & was prepared with incisive questions- in addition to sharing similar stories of his own. It felt more like a casual, friendly conversation than it did an interview...So, thanks to Allen for letting me talk about myself for almost 3 hours! I just hope we inspired a few actors while doing so!

Bruce Dow

2 Time Dora Award Winner

Through the cacophony of arts conversations now taking place online, “The Love of Acting, with Allen Vaysberg", rings through the noise and bustle with a clarion clarity. Of all the interviews I’ve done recently - and among those to which I am now listening - Allen presents, not only a well-prepared interview, but an enlightened and entertaining conversation! I’m hooked!

Nicole Cannon

Transference, CSI

My interview with Allen was a fun open hearted discussion about everything from spirituality, to healing, artistic expression, the human condition and poetry. It felt more like I was chatting with an old friend and am grateful for the opportunity connect with him and hopefully his audience on a deeper level.

Guests (order of appearance). Hover/swipe for info and click for the interview

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