An abbreviated list of the actors who've been photographed by Jonathan Vandiveer.
Frida Farrell was the eldest of three siblings growing up in Malmö, a city with three hundred thousand inhabitants in southern Sweden. Her interest for acting awoke at the age of six when her grandmother took her to the theater to see Romeo And Juliet. Soon after, her mother enrolled her into a youth theatre group...
“ I've shot with Frida several times, she is always a joy to shoot with. ” - jonathanvs
Erin Carufel is an American actress, born in Modesto, California on September 28. Her mom, Catherine worked as a checker in a grocery store and her father, Michael as a salesman. When she was two years old, her father was transferred by his job to Beaverton, Oregon where her and her younger brother...
Mariah Buzolin, youngest child of two, was born on February 3, 1991 in Brazil. She moved to Los Angeles in 2007, where she began her career as an actress. Mariah Buzolin is best known for her role Maya Mercado in All my Children and for her role Zoe Mendez on Jane by design.
Zane was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he began modeling at 5 years of age. He shot one of his first commercials on his 10th birthday. He relocated to California, in 1999, with his mom, Laura Mary Clarke
and his three younger brothers; Beau, Harrison and Mackenzie Holtz. Zane continues to thrive in his career and has been seen in principal roles, both in Television and Film.
Allison Munn was born and raised in South Carolina, where she spent her childhood taking voice and dance lessons and performing in local theatre productions. After graduating from the College of Charleston, Munn knew she wanted to pursue acting full time and moved to New York to study. She soon joined...
Elisa Perry was born April 24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an actress known for Everybody Hates Chris (2006-2008), Won't Back Down (2012) and Lila and Eve (2015). After the loss of her mother at age six to breast cancer she and her siblings lived briefly in Asheville, North Carolina with her grandfather...
Tara Wilson was born in Canada and currently resides in New York and Los Angeles. She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York city.
John Griffin was born and raised on Long Island, the son of two educators. He graduated from Stanford University, studied at Oxford University, then decided to forgo Columbia Law School, opting for a career in Hollywood instead. After many commercials and several guest star appearances, he was nominated...
Born and raised in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Ethan is American/British and a combination of Cuban and Russian Jewish. His mother was born in Havana and was an accomplished Latin Jazz singer and songwriter. His British stepfather who raised him is a lost recluse and his Grandmother saw him through College in London...
Jeronimo is an American born, US Navy (Hospital Corpsman) veteran-turned-actor. He's best known for his semi-recurring role of NCIS Agent Thompson/Thompson on the hit CBS drama, NCIS: Los Angeles
. His most memorable TV moment (brief but significant) was his first TV moment, on the wildly popular FOX drama, 24
, followed by the long running Criminal Minds
Gene Gabriel studied at HB Studios in New York City. His first professional job was a small role as a gang member in Joseph B. Vasquez
's (Hangin' with the Homeboys) film The Bronx War. While living in Miami he answered an ad for improvisers and auditioned for "Laughing Gas" Improv comedy troupe and was one of their fastest rising apprentices...
Kandra landed in California to attend California Lutheran University and immediately pitched her tent. She graduated Cum Laude with a BS degree in Pre-Law at 19 years of age. After her first year of law school, Kandra realized that she would rather play a lawyer on TV than become one and embarked on an acting career...
Born and raised in Weston, Connecticut, Ross graduated from Brown University before entering careers in finance, the music business, and internet start-ups. He discovered his love of acting while living in San Francisco when he took a beginner acting class at night at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) and was immediately hooked...
Michael Bretton, born Michael James Robert, was born in Lakewood, California. However, as a young boy and teenager, he had already began to travel the world! Michael's stepfather was in the military, which led to his early travels between the ages of 7-19, and his moving at least 11 times! Michael lived in numerous places within the United States including Virginia...
“ Shot with Joelle back in the 90's. ” - jonathanvs
Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Lucy Golden brings a vivaciousness and quirky sense of humor to the many projects with which she's been involved. Her upbringing with her farmer parents in Kenya continues to shape her adult life as she follows her passion for performing by giving her courage and the ability to laugh off the pitfalls of show business...
He is a Juilliard graduate. Originally from Belize City, Belize, he is Known for his roles on the television shows "House," "Sleeper Cell," "Shameless," and the "God's Army" films. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Immediately after graduation he was cast "Stone Throw" written by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Lynn Nottage.
“ Shot with Desean back in February 2009. Desean, your reel is awesome, you are very talented. ” - jonathanvs
Randi, grew up thinking that all actors should be triple threats. That's what happens when you are weaned on MGM musicals. Though a classically trained actor and comedienne (UCLA Theatre Alum) the industry had other plans for her. A dance teacher suggested she go audition for the renowned choreographer...
Lycia Naff began her Hollywood career as a lead dancer on the T.V. series, Fame
. She was given the opportunity to act on the series. That's when the acting bug bit. After three seasons on "Fame", Lycia went on to star in a number of plays, including "Closely Related", at the Southcoast Repertory Theatre...
Adam Donshik was born in New York but grew up in Connecticut. He attended Carnegie Mellon University where he intended to study Cognitive Neuro-Psychology. Two years into the degree Adam wised up and auditioned for Carnegie's prestigious College of Fine Arts. Four years later (six in total), Adam graduated...
Chris having seen gay culture grow from underground/taboo to mainstream within his lifetime. Growing up in the Latino-American community, Chris' journey with discovering who he is has been a long tough road, interacting in a machismo culture. Chris has a special bond with his dog, Lucky, who travels with him in the side bag of his motorcycle...
Alexandre Chen was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to Taiwanese parents. He was educated in the San Francisco Bay Area, graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Biology, and moved to Los Angeles where he taught high school science for two years. His first job in the entertainment industry was with the locations department on a pilot called CSI...
Valerie Mikita was born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania. At the age of 4, her family moved to the Windy City, "Chi-Town." This is where Valerie fell in love with Musical Theatre, and more importantly, found her own voice. During her senior year in High School, Valerie was recruited by a professional touring theatre company and began touring the U.S...
Marc Casabani is of Egyptian nationality. As a young boy, he learned English by watching Sesame Street
, and The Electric Company
. He is a veteran of regional theatre where at Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago his portrayal of Song Liling in David Henry Hwang
's M. Butterfly, won him the Chicago Academy of Theater Artists' Artisan Award for Best Actor in a Drama...
Lisa Pescia was born and raised in Jacksonville, North Carolina, a small southern town adjacent to Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base. The only child of Richard and Edie Pescia, she grew up playing classical flute and studying dance. After finishing college in San Francisco, she moved to LA and began studying acting with Milton Katselas who quickly became a lifelong mentor...
Andrew Patrick Ralston
Raised in Scottsdale, Arizona and Overland Park, Kansas. Moved more than 22 times. 12 of those happening before graduating high school. Andrew's first experience performing was as Pacman singing "Pacman Fever" at a second grade talent show. His best friend at the time (who was the Blue Ghost) and he...
“ 05/2008 ” - jonathanvs
Raised in Hong Kong, Elizabeth Sung is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and was a member of The Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Elizabeth studied acting with Sanford Meisner
and Milton Katselas
. She was in the Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute where she made her first award winning film...
Jessa French has a gift for deception. This sunny, doe-eyed blond has an innocently magnetic, room-illuminating charm; yet, she has convinced millions of viewers otherwise, amassing a resume that reads like a rap sheet. Addict. Exhibitionist. Gangbanger. Prostitute. Religious fanatic. Arsonist. Murderer...
Originally from Vienna, Thomas Mikusz is a sought after Austrian actor in Hollywood. With the face and charm to match his bravado of pursuing a career in film and entertainment, his variety of credits range from network television to independent film to theater, voiceover and animation. His face can be seen in magazine print ads and editorials in The New Yorker...
Tarniesha Stimage is an actress, model and producer, known for Hansel and Gretel Strike Back (2012), Pounce (2009) and The Shuttle (2013). Tarniesha also appears in Cinterra Pictures' Palisades Justice as the Palisades Honorary Mayor - Sasha Fierce. Born in Riverside, CA and raised in St. Louis, MO Tarniesha attended math and science magnate schools during her formative years...