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Doherty to teach a workshop

Longwood’s own Ransford Doherty, Class of 97, will be on campus for the day Friday, Feb. 21.

Ransford Doherty

Doherty will be on WFLO’s Call Flo Show in the morning and will also be presenting a workshop titled: “Overnight success? A reality check (that won’t bounce)” about the acting business. A practical guide on the steps artists need to take in order to not only survive, but make it in Hollywood. The workshop is open to all.

After completing nine seasons as C.I. Kendall on two of TNT’s top-rated cable series, “The Closer” and “Major Crimes,” which were back to back 100+ episode series, Doherty started 2019 by guest starring on three different networks in the month of March: Disney’s “Sydney to the Max,” “NCIS” on CBS and Showtime’s longstanding hit “Shameless.”

His past credits include numerous guest appearances on top-rated shows such as “Touch,” “Castle,” “The Office,” “Bones,” “Girlfriends,” “Wizards of Waverly Place:” and “ER” and recurring roles on “Jonas LA,” “Las Vegas” and “Joan of Arcadia.”

Doherty has also appeared on the big screen, most notably in the films “Hostage,” opposite Hollywood heavyweight Bruce Willis and in “Something Like a Business,” alongside Kevin Hart.

When the acting business slows down, he puts his masters in special education to good use as a special education teacher at Augustus F. Hawkins High School in Los Angeles.

He is a promotor of Winning at The Money Game, a curriculum he and a business partner created. The program teaches financial literacy through the game of basketball to elementary, middle and high school students.

Finally, with a team of innovators, he recently launched an online masterclass for actors called Actforaliving.com.

He plans to release an autobiography this year.