On July 6, we welcomed New York Film Academy alum Ronen Rubinstein at the Los Angeles campus for a Q&A. Rubinstein currently stars in Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1: Lone Star which follows a New York firefighter, Owen Strand (Rob Lowe), who relocates to Austin, Texas with his son T.K. Strand (Rubinstein), where he works to save people’s lives while trying to solve his own personal problems. Rubinstein stars as T.K., an openly gay fireman and recovering addict who works equally as hard in his job, his relationship with his father, and his relationship with his life partner, Carlos Reyes (Rafael Silva).

The evening started off with a screening of an emotional and action-packed episode from 9-1-1: Lone Star. During the event, hosted by the Creative Director of the Acting Department at NYFA Los Angeles, Lynda Goodfriend, Rubinstein spoke to NYFA students about his role in the series, the brutal emotional scenes, the intense physical work on the show, and learning the technicalities of playing a paramedic.