Backstage.com contributor and winner of the Readers’ Choice Award for Atlanta’s Favorite Acting Coach in Backstage Magazine, Erik Lingvall brings with him over 18 years of experience guiding and training talent, throughout the country. As the founder of Catapult Acting Studios, Erik has established himself as one of the go-to coaches for tv/film actors in the Southeast.
Originally from California, Erik currently resides in Atlanta, with his wife and two daughters. He is dedicated to guiding & connecting his clients to the right people & right path, always reminding them to enjoy the process as much as the product at the end.
Erik’s clients can be seen in projects like: The Walking Dead, Disney’s Bunk’d, Raven’s Home, & Dog with a Blog, The House With A Clock In Its Walls, FOX’s The Gifted, Nashville, The Hate U Give, Maze Runner, Noah, Daddy’s Home 1&2, Terminator Genisys, Batman V Superman, and many more.
“The training at Catapult is remarkable. Not only because they nurture and support artistic growth in the craft of acting, but because they are aware and feel a responsibility to nurture the humanness of it all. I’ve seen wonderful actors, but most importantly, happier humans!”Erica Arvold, Arvold Casting
“Erik and his team at Catapult are one of the top acting studios when it comes to preparing actors for this business. They have raised the bar on what a bookable tape looks like. We happily recommend talent to Catapult!”Jaron Matthews, J.Pervis Talent Agency
“In the world of young actors, one rarely finds an Erik. His warm dedication to those who want to travel down the path to professional acting is unsurpassed. Rarely have I met someone who cares so much – he educates them with respect and guides them with all the knowledge he has garnered from his work and from his interactions with the professionals who are in the trenches. You are in good hands!”Casting Director Deborah Dion, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Limitless
“I have had the privilege of working with Erik Lingvall… What keeps me coming back is his endless enthusiasm and knowledge about the business. He has access to so many resources in the industry and is constantly working to gain the knowledge necessary to guide talent in the right direction. Erik is a down to earth person and someone to trust when you are trying to navigate this overwhelming business. Having been in this business for 20+ Years, Erik is the guy you want in your corner.”Jami Rudofsky, Casting Director - Gilmore Girls, Masters of Sex
“Of all the acting programs we’ve worked with in the Southeast, Catapult is hands down the best. They have a level of professionalism on par with some of the top studios we’ve worked with in Los Angeles. After meeting Erik, Elizabeth signed with two agents and a manager in LA, and has been working consistently on commercials, tv, print and film. She absolutely would not be where she is without their guidance and training.””Allison, parent of Elizabeth Hunter, 90 Minutes in Heaven, The Jersey Boys, recurring on MTV’s Finding Carter & ABC’s Nashville