is a professional theater actor, director, and teacher who has lived in the San
Francisco Bay Area since 1973. He has performed for all the major Bay Area
theaters as well as the Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf, McCarter,
and Chicago’s Court Theatre. He directed for many years with the Berkeley
Shakespeare Festival, and also for the
Marin Theatre Company, Berkeley Jewish Theatre, San Jose Rep, Oregon
Shakespeare Festival, and the American Players’ Theatre in Wisconsin. He has
taught acting, directing, theatre history, and Shakespeare for the University of
California/Berkeley, San Jose State, Mills, Foothill, and Solano Colleges.
In 2008, Julian fulfilled one of his life goals by
performing the role of Cardinal Wolsey in Henry
VIII at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, thus becoming one of the few
individuals to have performed professionally in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays.
He is recognized throughout Northern California as a leading authority on
Shakespeare plays and their performance. Julian has also been a two-day winner