The Top Indie Film Actors & Actresses in D/FW

An on-going list of actors & actresses I have had the pleasure of working with/heard of in the Dallas and Ft.Worth area. They seem to consistently work on numerous projects. Not all are always in front of the camera; some are starting to produce, direct, write, and cast. Films they have been involved in have been accepted in numerous film festivals. This list is to give "kudos" to the hard working talent that have credits to back them up, and productions that enjoy working with them. The following are listed in "NO particular order"..... If you would like to see how they rank according to the "Starmeter" , click on the pull down menu where it says 'sort by' and click on 'STARMeter'......
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Barry Corbin
Barry's full given name is Leonard Barrie Corbin, and he was born on October 16, 1940 in Lamesa, Texas, to Kilmer Blain Corbin, an attorney, and Alma Corbin, an elementary school teacher. Barry has a daughter named Shannon Ross, with whom he shares his 15-acre ranch in Fort Worth, Texas, when he isn't working. He says that he rides horses there every chance he gets.
 
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Andrew Sensenig
Actor, Powers
Andrew Sensenig was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and spent most of his youth in Central Illinois. Thanks to several inspirational teachers and mentors in public schools, Andy was introduced to acting and music at a young age, leading to a multitude of award-winning theatrical and musical achievements...
 
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Farah White
Farah White, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and began acting professionally in 1999. She started landing roles in film and commercials almost immediately. She's won over directors and fellow actors in such hits as "Miss Congeniality" (2000), "Serving Sara" (2001) and "Hate Crime" (2005). Her role in "Hate Crime" as a struggling detective and single mom...
 
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Frank Mosley
Frank Mosley has been called "a superb actor and filmmaker" (RogerEbert.com) and "the sort of experimentalist we don't see often enough...thoughtful, approachable, and unpretentiously curious about the nature of motion-picture artifice" (Keyframe). He is an alumnus of the 2015 Berlinale Talents and a graduate of Black Factory Cinema's 2016 Workshop for Auteurs with Abbas Kiarostami...
 
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Rebekah Kennedy
Actress, Bastard
Rebekah Kennedy, born in Texas, began acting on the stage. Rebekah spent all of her time doing theatre and it wasn't until after she received her B.A. in Musical Theatre from Palm Beach Atlantic University, did she truly discover the screen. While continuing her love for the stage, Rebekah started to explore the world of film...
 
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Bryan Massey
Actor, Mad Money
Bryan Massey was born in Pontiac, Michigan but moved to Dallas, Texas when he was just 7 years old. He began his illustrious acting career at the tender age of 9 when he made the local paper by winning the 5th grade talent show lip syncing to Steve Martin's "King Tut." At the age of 13, Bryan showed an interest in cartooning and filmmaking...
 
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LeeAnne Locken
Miss USA finalist...LeeAnne was born in Pasadena, Texas and was raised by her grandparents in Houston. She attended the University of Houston before moving to Chicago to pursue modeling. Later she lived in Los Angeles where she developed her passion for acting. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas where she continues to host television programs...
 
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Natalie Makenna
Actress, Manglehorn
Natalie Makenna is an actress, TV host, and opera singer known for her role in Manglehorn starring Al Pacino. She was raised in Lawrence, Kansas. At the age of four, she began her training as a classical violinist. By the age of nine she was studying piano, then by eleven the guitar. She went on to...
 
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Larry Jack Dotson
Actor, Bernie
Larry was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and has been married to actress/teacher, Tracy Dotson, since 1984. Always a performer at heart, he was often involved in school and church productions as a young man. Larry traveled the country as lead singer and front man for a quartet for almost 20 years...
 
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Benjamin Dane
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Benjamin attended the High School For Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) where he studied art, not drama. However, after a stint as a vet's assistant, he promptly switched enrolment to The High School for Health Professions. With an intense love for art and design...
 
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Morgana Shaw
Beginning her career as a dancer in Dallas, Texas, Morgana moved quickly into acting roles. Her breakthrough performance came in the television movie, "A Promise to Carolyn", playing the younger version of award-winning actress, Shirley Knight. In this television movie, featuring Delta Burke and Swoosie Kurtz...
 
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Cassie Shea Watson
Cassie Shea Watson is the oldest of four children; all, of which, are girls. All of their names also start with a C. And contrary to the popular belief that the youngest gets away with everything, in this case, Cassie never got in trouble, and, well, the youngest never stayed out of it. Not that Cassie never did anything wrong...
 
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Holt Boggs
Holt Boggs was born and raised in Houston, Texas for the most part. The son of a geologist, he and his family traveled the world for several years living in Africa, Indonesia, Singapore and Jakarta before returning to Texas. Shortly there after, his parents got divorced and he and his little brother went to live with their mother back in Houston...
 
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Tim Taylor
Tim Taylor is an character actor born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. and now based in Dallas, TX. He has an ever growing list of roles in film, TV and commercials. Tim was a professional stand-up comic for 10 years performing at comedy clubs across the USA and performed on several network TV shows. Tim studied acting at the School Of Drama at Carnegie Mellon and The Pennsylvania Actor's Outlet.
 
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Shane Land
Shane Land was born and raised in Kerrville, Texas before moving to Dallas, Texas. He was introduced to acting by Rich Christensen, whose persistence, coaching and work ethic molded Shane with positive acting traits early on. Despite a later start, Shane has always been fascinated by acting. Shane started...
 
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Julin
Actress, The Final
 
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Frederic Doss
Fred is a born entertainer, but did not discover acting until his senior year in High School. After studying theater in college at Missouri Southern State University, he eventually earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, got married and shortly after 9/11 joined the US Air Force. It wasn't until 2006...
 
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Stephen Brodie
Stephen Brodie was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and is the oldest of three children. Growing up, he was an avid reader, and from an early age, he began to write short stories and poetry. Stephen was always creatively and artistically-inclined, and although he dreamt of acting, singing, and performing his poetry live...
 
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Arianne Martin
Actress, Drive Angry
Arianne Martin was born in Austin, Texas. Before the age of seven, she had lived in several different countries including New Zealand, Saipan, and American Samoa. Her travels led to an intense interest in arts and culture. She began her film career in production. She made the transition from being behind the camera to in front a few years later...
 
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Sharon Garrison
Having shared stage and screen with industry icons such as Olivia Newton-John, Rue McClanahan, Dennis Burkley, Beth Grant and the amazing Pat O'Brien early in her career, Sharon has been a busy professional actor since her childhood. Before leaving Fort Worth, TX, the hometown many performers have shared...
 
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Ali Faulkner
Ali has recently landed the role of "Bianca" in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. Ali's much appreciated childhood in West Plains, Missouri provided no outlets for an early career in performance. Relocating to Dallas gave her the opportunity to explore her talents, while achieving her BA in Communications. Her professional...
 
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Joey Greco
Self, Cheaters
Joel Stephen "Joey" Greco is an American television personality and actor, best known as the host of the reality TV show Cheaters where he was the host for ten seasons. Greco was born and raised in Long Island, NY. He graduated from Evangel University, a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri...
 
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Gerardo Davila
Actor, Super
Gerardo Davila was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and grew up in Garland, Tx. In his late teens he used his music background and formed a rap group called Latin Royalty that was an opening act around the Dallas scene. He gave up his musical aspirations as a young adult and began his acting career at the age of 29 jumping right into theatre at Teatro Dallas...
 
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Jim Blumetti
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Jim stumbled into acting in 1987 while operating a business consulting practice, when a friend suggested he take an acting class to improve his poise and speaking skills. He took that advice and was hooked on the craft from then on. His passion now includes writing, directing and filmmaking. He has written, directed, produced and co-produced several projects...
 
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Kelly O'Neil Jackson
Kelly O'Neil Jackson was born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1966, but actually started his life in the town of Waterloo. His performing abilities first emerged at the age of 6 when he won an audition to appear with "The Young Americans" on a stage- with "Big Bird" from Sesame Street making a guest appearance...
 
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Anthony A. Kung
Growing up bi-lingual and Filipino-Chinese in his home town - the former British colony of Hong Kong - Anthony arrived in the USA to attend USC, earning a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering. He then worked in the Global IT industry for 15 years in California, Hong Kong, Texas, UK, Sweden, and South Africa...
 
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Candice Irion
Candice Irion, a native Texan, moved to Maryland at a young age spending much of her early years acting and stage managing theater productions. While in college, Candice continued her love of theater but expanded her scope to writing and directing. It was there that Candice realized a love of the media world and sought different venues on how to help others through this medium...
 
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Monica Peña
Actress, Prison Break
Monica Peña is a film and television actress that has appeared in numerous independent films and network television shows such as Friday Night Lights, Chase, The Lying Game and Prison Break. Among the many powerful short films she has starred in, she also appeared in sci fi feature films, Mandrake and Zero One...
 
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Kerry McCormick
Disciplined in various acting techniques including Meisner, Stanislavsky, Stunt Performance and short/long form improv, Kerry has had a broad spectrum of roles. Her repertoire includes award-winning short and feature films, commercials, web series, local theater productions and an improv troupe. Her most recent roles include Mrs...
 
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Niko Red Star
Actor, The Judge
Niko Red Star was conceived beneath a Christmas tree on the island of Oahu in Waipahu, Hawaii. He was born in a small country town in central California, to a Portuguese mother and a Russian father. She was a painter and his father designed technology for the military. His parents divorced very early in his childhood...
 
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Michael P Gardner
Michael is best known for his co-starring role as Officer Rosenthal on the Emmy winning Television series, American Crime. Michael says "working for Oscar winner John Ridley was such an honor. He's the best." With the face of a grizzled Marine Officer, Michael is a go to guy for films and TV shows that seek that strong authoritative character...
 
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Rheagan Wallace
Courtney Rheagan Wallace was born to Rodney and Silvia Wallace on June 9, 1987 in Dallas, Texas. From the time she learned to walk and talk, Rheagan exhibited all the signs of a true entertainer; putting on "plays" in her living room in front of the family camcorder, doing impressions, and reciting every line from every movie she watched...
 
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Jena Waldron
Producer, Entity
Jena Waldron is an East Texas native with a passion for producing films that impact lives. She enjoys being involved in projects that connect people and share her love of life. Jena likes projects she can, not only put her time into, but her heart. Serving as the CEO of 2theSkyEntertainment and former president of Prelude Limited and AMG Releasing...
 
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Brad Hawkins
Actor, Boyhood
From starring in a #1-rated, syndicated children's television show, to 2 Top Ten country music videos, and a supporting role in the critically acclaimed Richard Linklater film, Boyhood, actor/recording artist Brad Hawkins has covered some ground in his career. A native of Dallas, Texas, he began his acting career in 1994 with the lead role in the children's television series V.R. Troopers...
 
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Matt Socia
Matt Socia is an American actor born in Bay City, Michigan. After many years of working in independent films he gained notice as Sean, the only surviving member of a failed space mission in Director Clay Liford's acclaimed Scifi film, Earthling. Earthling premiered at the SXSW film festival and has screened worldwide...
 
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Stacy Cunningham
Actress, Rudderless
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Texas, Stacy Cunningham's dreams of being an actress surfaced early in her childhood. Her family always performed. Her sister sang, her dad played the guitar, her little brother rapped and Stacy performed monologues. Although her dad practices as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon...
 
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Charles Baker
Actor, Splinter
Born February 27, 1971 in Washington, DC and raised in Hawaii, Charles has lived a life most people write books about. The son of an army colonel, whose father was written up in the Los Angeles Times in 1994 by Robin Wright, Charles traveled the world by the time he was 17. He's lived in England, Israel...
 
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Terry Kiser
Excellent, prolific and dependable character actor Terry Kiser was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Terry attended the University of Kansas on both football and dramatic scholarships. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and worked for three years in this profession in his hometown of Omaha...
 
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Susana Gibb
Firmly established in the North Texas film industry, Susana Gibb graduated from the University of North Texas with a major in Theater and a minor in English. With a wide array of feature film, 200 plus commercial and music video credits, Susana has most notably appeared in "Dr. T and the Women" for director Robert Altman...
 
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