About Pepper Jay

Pepper Jay has worn many hats: Actor, Bubby, Lawyer, Mentor, Mother, Performer, Producer, Public Speaker, Translator. Pepper Jay began her performance career at age 5. When she wasn’t appearing in television sitcoms, such as ‘The Real McCoys’, she was performing on stage in school, at local parks, or community theater. From ages of 5 to 15, Pepper also danced and played her accordion for charity events and fund-raisers.

After graduating from San Diego State University, Pepper Jay obtained a lifetime teaching credential from the State of California and Pepper taught in the public schools for over a decade. Pepper taught several subjects for the Los Angeles Unified School District including drama, dance, health education, and physical education. During the 1970′s, Pepper taught at Hollywood High School, John Muir Junior High School, and, at Crenshaw High School, where Pepper was also in charge of coordinating and producing shows by the 100+ member drill team. Pepper Jay was the English as a Second Language Coordinator for a portion of the inner city on LA. Although Pepper Jay completed her pubic teaching career in 1983, she continues to this day her private performance teaching and coaching, specializing in acting and song performance skills. Pepper Jay also continues her public speaking engagements for both public and private schools; sharing with school children topics such as ‘Listen and Be Heard,’ and ‘The Power of Money.’

In 1990, Pepper Jay became John Michael Ferrari’s performance coach. In 1991, they partnered to create their entertainment company, Pepper Jay Productions LLC. PJP produces music, film, TV, internet shows, and live entertainment. PJP also produces and publishes the Actors Podcast Network, consisting of 15+ informative and entertaining shows on three channels: Actors Reporter, Actors Entertainment, and Actors Radio.

From 1993 through 2008, Pepper Jay created and hosted the Working Actors Group, offering on camera and cold reading workshops to working actors. In 1998, John joined Pepper as a performance coach for singers and actors.

Today, Pepper Jay is found on both sides of the camera. Pepper continues to be a producer of live music entertainment and media content and director of films (‘Hercules In Hollywood’), documentaries (‘Women Warriors’), and music videos (‘Run’). She coaches performance skills for actors, speakers, and singers. And, Pepper Jay (“SAG-AFTRA and AEA”) also remains a working actor (“The Call” – 2011, “Midlife” – 2011, “Brooklyn USA” – 2010, “Marked” -2007).