"...End up you don't do anything but run around all day smelling things, like a dog. And you know, people, they'll characterize this as erratic behavior...But to a dog, you see, just seeing something, touching it, it's not enough, it's just a shadow of something until you've gotten close, smelled it, and then it's right there, your're part of it, nothing is really real until you breath it in."
from Dog Logic by Thomas Strelich
Jamie B. Cline is a Los Angeles based actor from Orlando, Florida. Recently, he finished his M.F.A. in Acting at the University of Southern California where he learned from some amazing professionals including Andy Robinson, David Bridel, Natsuko Ohama, David Warshofsky, and Charlotte Cornwell. He also had the privilege of working and growing with ten other extraordinary individuals during his three years at USC, culminating in a Three Play Repertory wherein each actor had each other's back and put on some amazing theater. This is also where his classmates affectionately dubbed him, The Cliner.
Before moving to L.A. and studying at USC, Jamie studied theater at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL.) and performed for over ten years in the Orlando entertainment and theater scene. There he performed with many of Orlando's most reputable theater companies, including Mad Cow Theatre and Theatre Downtown. He's no stranger to the Orlando International Fringe Festival, where he has performed and produced multiple times. Jamie also performed regularly for many years at Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World Orlando, Dramatic Solutions, Pirates Dinner Adventure, and Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Theater. When back in Orlando he can still be found performing with the Lab Rats at SAK Comedy Lab. While in L.A., Jamie can be found at Pirate's Dinner Adventure as Captain Sebastian the Black. Jamie also tours with interACT, doing educational and instructional theatre for the U.S. Navy and Marines.
Apart from acting, Jamie writes, sword fights, does character voices and impressions, and is an avid amateur photographer. In his leisure time he likes to hike, climb, read, play video games, learn the guitar, and more than anything else, swim. Yet the most important part of Jamie's life is his family, who have always inspired and encouraged his art. In fact, his first produced play "A Brighter Light" was directly influenced by the life of his cousin Monica, who passed years ago due to a debilitating and little researched disease called Leukodystrophy. It is part of Jamie's mission to be able to fund research and share with other families, through his craft, the knowledge and insight gained from having had Monica and her sister Alicia (who was also afflicted) in his life.