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Kandee Johnson

Kandee Johnson was born on July 9, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kandee Shayn Johnson. She is known for her work on Nickelodeon's Ultimate Halloween Costume Party (2015), Skin Wars: Naked Truth (2014) and The Sierra (2010). She will voice the character 'Mandy Sparkledust' in the upcoming Dreamworks feature Trolls (2016).

Kent Smith

He was one of Hollywood's more interesting curiosities. Kent Smith, by most standards, had the makings of a topflight 40s and 50s film star -- handsome; virile; personable; highly dedicated; equipped with a rich stage background; no slouch in the talent department. For some reason all these fine qualities did not add up and stardom would remain elusive in a career that nevertheless covered almost five decades. Today, Smith's name and face has been almost completely forgotten. His solid body of work on stage, screen and TV certainly defies such treatment. Perhaps his looks weren't distinctive enough; perhaps he was overshadowed once too often by his more popular female screen stars; perhaps there was a certain lack of charisma or sex appeal for audiences to latch onto; perhaps a lack of ego or even an interest in being a "name" star. Whatever the reason, this purposeful lead and second lead's resumé deserves more than a passing glance.

Christened Frank Kent Smith, he was born in New York City on March 19, 1907, to a hotelier. An early experience in front of a crowd happened during childhood when he performed as an assistant to Blackstone the Magician. Kent graduated from boarding school (Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire) and attended Harvard University, finding theater work at various facilities during his time off. One such group, the University Players in West Falmouth, Massachusetts, produced such screen icons as James Stewart, Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan.

Kent made his theatrical debut in the short-lived play "Blind Window" at the Ford's Theatre in Baltimore in 1929 in a cast that also featured young hopeful Clark Gable. Taking his first Broadway curtain call in "Men Must Fight" in 1932, a steady flow of theater work came his way throughout the rest of the 30s in which he performed opposite some of the theater's finest grande dames -- Lillian Gish, Katharine Cornell, Jane Cowl, Blanche Yurka and Ethel Barrymore. He proved equally adept in both classic ("Caesar and Cleopatra," "Saint Joan," "A Doll's House") and contemporary settings ("Heat Lightning," "The Drums Begin").

Aside from an isolated appearance in The Garden Murder Case, Kent's film output didn't officially begin until 1942. RKO took an interest in the stage-trained actor and offered him a lead role in the low-budget horror classic Cat People as the husband of menacingly feline Simone Simon. He returned to his protagonist role in the lesser-received sequel The Curse of the Cat People. After a few more decent films, including Hitler's Children and This Land Is Mine, Kent joined the U.S. Army Air Force and appeared in several government training films during his service, which ended in 1944.

He came back to films without a hitch during the post-war years posting major credits in The Spiral Staircase, Magic Town , Nora Prentiss, My Foolish Heart and The Fountainhead, although he tended to pale next to his illustrious female stars -- Dorothy McGuire, Jane Wyman, Ann Sheridan, Susan Hayward and Patricia Neal. Normally a third wheel in romantic triangles or good friend/rival to the star, he never found the one big film role (or TV show) that could have put a marquee name to the face.

Kent fared better on stage and in the newer medium of TV in the 1950s. Among the highlights: he complimented Helen Hayes both in the video version of her stage triumph "Victoria Regina" and in her Broadway vehicle "The Wisteria Tree", which was based on Chekhov's "'The Cherry Orchard". He was also given praise for his strong stage performances in "The Wild Duck" and "The Autumn Garden", and appeared alongside Elaine Stritch in the national touring company of the musical "Call Me Madam". He was everywhere on TV, guesting on such popular shows as "Wagon Train", "Naked City", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Outer Limits" and "Peyton Place". In 1962, he replaced Melvyn Douglas in the national company of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man". Also in the cast was actress Edith Atwater. The couple married that same year. His first marriage to minor actress Betty Gillette ended earlier in divorce after 17 years and one daughter.

The remainder of Kent's career remained quite steady, if unremarkable, in both films and TV, lending able character support as assorted gray-haired authoritarians usually upstanding in reputation but certainly capable of shady dealings if called upon. The actor died at age 78 of heart disease in Woodland Hills, California, just outside of Los Angeles. His widow Edith died less than a year later of cancer.

Perhaps with such a common last name as "Smith", it was destined that he would spend a life time trying to stand out. Nevertheless, a career as rich and respectable as his was, and with a wide range of roles that included everything from battling evil cats to spouting Shakespeare at Stratford, true recognition and reconsideration is long overdue.

Shelby Young

Shelby Young is an American actress with lead and supporting roles under her belt in numerous film and television projects. Shelby's most recent project is the soon to be released, Lucasfilm animated series "Star Wars: Forces of Destiny" in which Shelby provides the voice for Princess Leia Organa. Other recent work of Shelby's consists of the starring role of Vivian in the film "A Haunting in Cawdor", a psychological thriller also starring Cary Elwes and the lead role of Amy Lawrence in Lifetime movie, "The House Sitter". Previously, Shelby had two back-to-back lead roles in both feature films "The Midnight Game" and "Nightlight", and a very intense guest starring role on the long-standing Television series, "Criminal Minds". Another recent film venture for Shelby was none other than the Oscar nominated, David Fincher directed/Aaron Sorkin penned, "The Social Network."

Shelby's other recent voice work includes the role of Becca in the multi-platform, best-selling game, "Battlefield 1" and for the past two holiday seasons, Shelby has recorded multiple Toys 'R Us commercials. She has also lent both her voice and movement (through motion capture) to the lead role of Annie in the XboxOne launch title "Dead Rising 3". Her other voice work ranges from being the "General Mills" girl in New York, where she previously voiced a large number of the Lucky Charms, Trix and Coco Puffs commercials to ADR work in over twenty-five popular films, such as DreamWork's "The Boss Baby", Sony Animation's "Smurf's: The Lost Village, "Neighbors 2", "The Fifth Wave" and many more.

Alternately praised and hated by soap fans for her work as the spiteful Kinsey on the legendary NBC property "Days Of Our Lives", possibly Shelby's most buzzed about role was her stint as a recurring character on the Emmy winning, Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk created series "American Horror Story" on FX. Years of commercial, voice, modeling and stage work led Shelby to a recurring role as Jennifer on the CW's "Everybody Hates Chris", guest star roles on the hit MTV series, "Awkward." along with "Ghost Whisperer" and "Freddie", and a high profile supporting role alongside Emma Roberts, Aidan Quinn and the late Natasha Richardson in Universal's "Wild Child" movie. Shelby was the original pilot lead for Nickelodeon's popular "Lazytown" project and has also appeared in the films "2 Bedroom 1 Bath", "Waltzing Anna" & "The Naked Brothers Band Movie".

Hildegard Knef

Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef was born on December 28, 1925 in Ulm, Germany. In 1940, she began studying acting. Even before the fall of the Third Reich, she appeared in several films, but most of them were only released after the war. To avoid being raped by Soviet soldiers, she dressed like a young man and was sent to a camp for prisoners of war. She escaped and returned to war-shattered Berlin where she played her first parts on stage. The first German movie after World War II, Murderers Among Us, made her a star. David O. Selznick invited her to Hollywood and offered her a contract - with two conditions: Hildegard Knef should change her name into Gilda Christian and should pretend to be Austrian instead of German. She refused both and returned to Germany. In 1951, she provoked one of the greatest scandals in German film history when she appeared naked on the screen in the movie The Sinner. The Roman Catholic Church protested vehemently against that film, but Hildegard just commented: "I can't understand all that tumult - five years after Auschwitz!"

With the support of her first husband, the American Kurt Hirsch, she tried a second time to launch a Hollywood career, changed her family name from Knef to Neff (because Americans could not pronounce Knef), but the only worthwhile part she got was a supporting role in the Hemingway adaptation of The Snows of Kilimanjaro. She became a leading lady in German, French and British films. Finally, America offered her another chance, this time on the stage. She achieved a kind of stardom as Ninotchka in the very popular Broadway play, "Silk Stockings". In 1963, she began a new career as a singer and surprised the audience with her typical, deep, smoky voice and the fact that many lyrics of her songs were written by herself. In 1970, she wrote the autobiographical bestseller "Der Geschenkte Gaul". She got sympathy from all over the world for her fight against cancer, which she defeated several times.

After the German reunification, Hildegarde Knef moved back to Berlin and died at age 76 of a lung infection on February 1, 2002.

Jason Barry

Jason Barry hails from Artane, Dublin. Is a graduate of The Samuel Beckett Center for performing arts at Trinity College. His first lead role was in a BBC Film called O Mary This London, a part which required him to run for half a mile naked down Camden High Street for one of his opening scenes. He has lived and worked as an actor across the globe, noticeable Ireland, the UK and the US. Recently he as broadened his work within the industry to include directing and writing his own projects. He is a keen marathon runner. He has two daughters , Freya and Nova.

Katy Selverstone

Katy earned her BFA in acting at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. She began her career on stage in regional theaters and New York's Off-Broadway where she was privileged to be part of the development and premiere of Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Doug Wright's "Quills" at New York Theatre Workshop and Tony Award winner Steven Sater's "Asylum" at Naked Angels. Katy won a Fany award for Outstanding Broadway Debut in Arthur Miller's "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan" with Patrick Stewart and Frances Conroy. She has also been honored in Los Angeles with awards including two Garlands, the LA Weekly, two Dramalogues, and multiple nominations for the LA Drama Critics Circle and Ovation Awards for her work in "Breaking the Code", "Golden Boy", "Scotland Road", "Indiscretions", and "Big Love". While film fans may recognize Katy as the young Maggie Smith in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, she is a huge fan of independent film and was the Grand Jury's unanimous choice for Best Actress in a Feature at Outfest as "Una" in Laura Nix's "The Politics of Fur". From TV Katy is most known for her roles as "Sienna" in Seinfeld, Drew's girlfriend "Lisa" on The Drew Carey Show, and "Darlene" in MCI's "Grammercy Press" commercials, which she credits with putting her on the LA casting radar. She recently got to work with the amazing director Domenica Cameron-Scorcese on the short film "Roots in Water" which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010 and was shown in the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival.

Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Andrew Keenan-Bolger is an actor, director, author and filmmaker. He recently starred as "Jesse Tuck" in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway (Drama League Award nominee). He created the role of "Crutchie" in the Original Broadway Cast of Newsies (Outer Critics Circle nominee). Other Broadway: Mary Poppins, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol. Film: "Billy Frazier" in The Rewrite starring Hugh Grant, Marci X, Are You Joking? TV: "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime), "Looking" (HBO), "Naked Brothers Band" (Nickelodeon), "One Life to Live." B.F.A. from the University of Michigan. His work as a filmmaker has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The Associated Press and New York Magazine. Director of the award winning short films Sign and The Ceiling Fan Along with collaborator, Kate Wetherhead, he is the co-creator the critically acclaimed webseries, "Submissions Only" (www.submissionsonly.com) and co-author of the new children's series "Jack & Louisa" (Penguin Random House).

Boris Becker

Boris Franz Becker was born on November 22, 1967 in Leimen, West Germany, the only son in the family of an architect. His father built the tennis center (Blau-Weiss Tennisklub), where young Becker was usually playing against young Steffi Graf in training matches. In 1984 he became a professional tennis player.

Becker was an unknown 17-year-old unseeded outsider at the Wimbledon tennis tournament in 1985, when he shot to fame by setting the record for Wimbledon, becoming the youngest player ever to win the men's final. He was also the first unseeded player ever and the first German to win the men's single title at Wimbledon. He was nicknamed "Boom Boom" for his huge serve. Becker reached the Wimbledon final 7 times in 10 years and won 3 men's single titles, among the total of 49 singles and 15 doubles victories over the course of his career. Becker became the second youngest player, after Björn Borg, to be introduced into the tennis' Hall of Fame in 2003. He ranks third in sport career earnings with $25,080,956. But pressures and demands on him brought too much stress into his life.

At the age of 31 Becker retired from professional tennis. In 1993, he married Barbara Feltus, who was the daughter of an African-American serviceman and a white German lady. The celebrity couple appeared naked on the cover of "Stern" magazine before their marriage (the photo was made by her father). They married on December 17, 1993, and had their first son, Noah, born on January 18, 1994, and their second son Elias, born on September 4, 1999. Becker gained respect for his stance against racism. But in 2000, his wife took both sons to Florida and filed a petition in Miami court, ignoring their prenuptial agreement, that entitled her to a single payoff of $2,500,000. She got 14,400,000 and the custody of both sons, and her lawyer was paid for by Becker.

His high-profile marriage and an equally high-profile divorce from model Barbara Feltus was paralleled by the story of him impregnating a Russian-African model Angela Ermakova at an upscale London restaurant in the summer of 1999, and having an illegitimate child (Anna, born on March 22, 2000). After having positive DNA test results, Becker recognized his fatherhood of a daughter Anna and payed a generous $5,000,000 settlement in 2001. This came on top of his tax problems, for which he was fined $500,000. He also suffered from alcohol and drug addiction, which complicated matters in his turbulent life.

Boris Becker was able to overcome the mistakes of his past and moved on with his life, by first moving from Monaco to Mallorca and to Zug, Switzerland. His sincere and open autobiography, titled "Boris Becker - The Player: The Autobiography" was published in 2004. He works with a British TV sports-show and has a regular gig as a BBC commentator at Wimbledon. Becker also plays exhibitions on the Senior ATP Tour and on the Billie Jean King's World Team Tennis tour. Outside of his sports career Boris Becker has been a successful businessman. He owns half of the tennis racquet company Völkl, collaborates with watchmakers, owns several Mercedes dealerships and also does promotions for Mercedes-Benz.

Leonardo Cimino

Veteran little old man Italian character actor Leonardo Anthony Cimino steadily worked in both movies and TV shows alike from the late 1950's up until 2007. Cimino was born on November 4, 1917 in New York City. He was the son of tailor Andrea Cimino and his wife Leonilda. Leonardo played violin as a child and studied at Juilliard as a teenager. Moreover, Cimino studied acting, directing, and modern dance at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater. A small, frail, and wizened fellow with a gaunt face, a slight build, and a distinguished air about him, Leonardo often portrayed shrewd Mafioso types, nice elderly gents, and various men of the cloth which include priests, cardinals, and even the Pope in "Monsignor." Cimino twice played Nazi concentration camp survivors: He was outstanding as the wise Abraham Bernstein in the excellent science fiction TV mini-series "V" and likewise marvelous as the kindly Scary German Guy in the delightful "The Monster Squad." Leonardo had a nice bit as the Baron's doctor in David Lynch's "Dune." Among the TV shows Cimino did guest spots on are "Naked City," "The Defenders," "Kojak," "Ryan's Hope," "The Equalizer," "The Hunger," and "Law and Order." Outside of movies and television, Leonardo acted on stage in such plays as "The Iceman Cometh," "They Knew What They Wanted," "A Memory of Two Mondays," "Mike Downstairs," "Night Life," "A Passage to India," "Handful of Fire," "The Liar," and "Cyrano de Bergerac." Cimino died at age 94 at his home in Woodstock, New York on March 3, 2012.

Tony Oller

Tony Oller has been acting and singing since age 9. He has numerous commercial, film and voice over credits prior to his more prominent series regular roles on TeenNick ("Gigantic") and The Disney Channel ("As The Bell Rings"). He began his career in Houston, Texas where he resided until his move to Los Angeles at age 18. From age 12 he began frequent commutes to L.A. for his budding career while balancing his public school education and home life in Houston. He opted to defer college for one year to try to further his career. He found the success he was working for when he booked a lead role in the television series "Gigantic" five weeks after his move to L.A. He has since starred in multiple film and television projects including leading roles opposite Ethan Hawke ("The Purge") and Dennis Quaid ("Beneath The Darkness").

His stage credits include Billy in The Alley Theater's (Houston, TX) 2003 Equity production of "Sherlock Holmes", a role once played by a young Charlie Chaplin in his theatrical debut. Tony was 12 years old and the only child in the cast. He performed 30 consecutive shows without an understudy for the role. During his first pilot season in L.A. in 2004 he landed an Equity role in the first theater collaboration by FOX TV and Naked Angels Theater Group (comically named "Naked TV") at the Edgemar Theater in Santa Monica. Tony was one of only three children (including Lucas Till and Marc John Jeffries) cast among 43 talented Los Angeles actors in the performances. Other stage credits include an award winning performance as Billy Flynn in "Chicago" and lead roles in "Grease", "Oliver" and "The Nutcracker".

Although often proclaiming that acting is his life, he has an equal love of music. His singing talents have won contests and earned guest performances on three television shows. He was a Jr. Singer contestant on "Star Search" in Hollywood (2003, age 12), an Apollo 'Star of Tomorrow' guest singer on "It's Showtime At The Apollo" in New York City (2002, age 11) and an invited guest singer on "The Jenny Jones Show Christmas Special" in Chicago (2002, age 11). He is a singer/songwriter/musician who has been writing and performing his own original lyrics for several years, including with a band he formed at age 16 called "The Horizon". He made his live performance debut in L.A. on June 29, 2010 at The House of Blues on The Sunset Strip for a charity benefit. His performance included his solo rendition with piano of his original song "Change The World".

In March 2012 he proudly signed with Columbia Records and has recorded his first album for the label with his band MKTO. MKTO is a duo act with Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller who first met on the set of their TeenNick show "Gigantic" where they played best friends before becoming best friends. MKTO stands for their initials as well as "Misfit Kids and Total Outcasts" which describes how they often felt in high school. Their sound is a unique combination of pop, soul and rap. Their debut single "Thank You" was released in January 2013 and is certified Quadruple Platinum in sales & reached #2 on the ARIA charts in Australia. Second single "Classic" was released July 2013 and received numerous worldwide certifications including Platinum certification in the U.S. That hit song continues it's worldwide popularity with their music video having garnered over 88 million views. MKTO's U.S./Australia/New Zealand first headlining tour commenced in March 2013. When their debut album was released in January 2014, it reached #1 within 8 hours of it's release. In the U.S. their self-titled debut album released on April 1, 2014. MKTO began it's first U.S. headlining tour, their "American Dream Tour" in 31 cities starting June 27, 2014. Following their tour, they accompanied Demi Lovato as openers on the U.S./Canada portion of her Demi World Tour in 25 cities. (It was a reunion of sorts for Tony and Demi who first worked together as Disney actors on "As The Bell Rings".) In 2015 MKTO released their EP "Bad Girls" which also includes their singles "Monaco", "Afraid of the Dark" and "Just Imagine It" a soulful song of hope for humanity. In July 2016 they released their music video for their song "Superstitious".

They were guest performers of Taylor Swift on her "1989" tour at Gillette Stadium. She introduced them as one of her favorite bands & their hit song "Classic" as one of her favorite songs which she sang along with them to a sold out crowd of over 60,000 people.

Tony is classically trained in voice and piano, plays guitar and saxophone, and is an accomplished self-taught drummer. In his elementary years, he studied tap dance and ballet. As a teen, he was a member of a hip-hop performance team and has studied urban dance from masters Wade Robson and Shane Sparks.

He sang in his TV series "Gigantic" as his character Walt who aspires to be a professional singer/musician (2010). When he was still a Houston public high school student, he starred in both seasons of the Disney show "As The Bell Rings" where he demonstrated his singing and dancing skills. He recorded several original songs & music videos for the series including one with his co-star Demi Lovato who also began her Disney career on "As The Bell Rings". Also during his high school years, he recorded three original songs in London, England at the famed Olympic Studios in collaboration with the popular British band McFly for an EPK (2008). During his senior year, he traveled to Kristiansand, Norway and Nashville, Tennessee for two other independent recording and music video projects (2009). In Norway he collaborated with Swedish teen singer Vendela Palmgren and British teen singer Naomi Biggins on a multi-platform project titled Zoovolution produced by Todd Macadangdang. Their songs "All I Need", "Live Without You" and "Follow Your Heart" are available on iTunes. In Nashville, he starred as a celebrity crush in teen singer Savannah Outen's music video for her song "If You Only Knew", produced by Grammy Award winner Keith Thomas.

He was appointed as a Youth Ambassador for Variety Magazine's "Power of Youth" beginning in 2008, part of the new generation of young performers given the opportunity to change the world and inspire others by lending support to various charitable causes such as St. Jude Hospital Children's Hospital, LA's BEST and the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Tony's goal is a lifelong dual career in acting and music.

Jean-Hugues Anglade

Sensual, ambiguous, ultra sensitive French performer Jean-Hugues Anglade always had a reputation of intense and passionate actor. Any role, any language, Anglade seems to be able to do anything. From appearing integrally naked alongside Beatrice Dalle in "37.2 degrees in the morning", to playing an homosexual role in "The wounded man", from portraying the king of France in "Queen Margot", to playing a Canadian cop alongside Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke in "Taking lives", from playing Anne Parillaud's lover in "Nikita", to showing the 40-years-old-men crisis. Now Anglade is an established actor, a respected artist and man, who overcame the drama of his childhood.

Tom Brady

Raised on the back-streets of Jersey, Tom's award-winning fiction helped earn him a scholarship to Harvard College. Arriving in Cambridge, he landed a lead acting role opposite Amy Brenneman where they stripped naked and smeared ice cream and sprinkles on each other - and Tom knew a career in show business was his destiny. At Harvard, Brady acted in and directed dozens of theater productions, studied under Joe Chaikin, Sam Shepard, and David Mamet (to name a few) - and began writing his own plays and screenplays. Tom continued on to the University of Hawaii where he earned an MFA in Directing (and a minor in big waves). In the islands, Tom directed professionally, continued to write and direct his own original work, and landed a featured role in the CBS Viet Nam drama "Tour Of Duty." Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Tom worked as Assistant Director at the Mark Taper Forum's Mainstage and New Work Festival, directed at playhouses around Hollywood, and co-directed a very gratifying national tour showcasing the talents of children with disabilities and from impoverished backgrounds. As a writer, Brady was discovered by Al Jean & Mike Reiss at "The Simpsons", and went on to write and produce television shows such as The Critic, The Simpsons, Home Improvement, Men Behaving Badly, Sports Night, Good Vibes, and FX's Chozen. Expanding his work to feature films, Tom's credits as a writer and/or director include The Animal, The Hot Chick, The Comebacks, and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star written by Adam Sandler and Nick Swardson.

Juliette Gosselin

Juliette Gosselin was born in Montreal, in Quebec, Canada. She has one brother.

After getting her start in commercials for Merck Frost and Home Depot, Juliette's first major role was that of France Carignan in the multi-million dollar feature film Battle of the Brave (aka Nouvelle-France) opposite heavyweights Gérard Depardieu, David Lahaye and Noémie Godin-Vigneau, for which she got a Genie Award nomination for best performance by an actress in a supporting role.

She then went on to play the role of Yeesha in the video game Myst IV Revelation. The game, produced by one of the world's leading video game makers, Ubisoft, adds real-time 3D effects, and Juliette's work was done entirely in front of a green screen.

Quickly moving on to her next project, Juliette starred as Gabrielle in Louise Archambault's critically acclaimed feature film Familia, which was honored as one of the10 best Canadian movies of 2005 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In her next feature film, Juliette played 12-year-old Monique Gagné in Histoire de famille, which tells of one family's trials and tribulations in Quebec throughout the 1960s and '70s.

Juliette starred opposite Céline Bonnier and Geneviève Bujold as Sophie in Délivrez-moi, a dark tale of redemption directed by Denis Chouinard and produced by Réal Chabot, for which she won best actress at the 26th Atlantic Film Festival.

At the age of sixteen, Juliette landed the supporting role in the Marie in the Quebec-France co-production Martyrs, directed by Pascal Laugier. She played Xavier Dolan's sister.

In 2011, she could be seen in Marc Bisaillon's second feature film, La Vérité.

Shortly after, Juliette was a part of the new hit TV series Les Jeunes Loups, portraying Léa Couture, a careless teen who ruins Virginie Mercier's life after posting a video online of the young woman naked and ashamed.

Juliette is also a part of the distribution of Tu dors Nicole, Stéphane Lafleur's most recent picture.

Last year, Juliette joined the cast of 19-two as well as landing a major part in André Forcier's most recent picture, Kiss me like a lover (Embrasse-moi comme tu m'aimes).

Hélène Cardona

A citizen of the United States, France and Spain, HÃf©lÃf¨ne Cardona speaks English, French, Spanish, German, Greek and Italian. Born in Paris of a Greek mother and Spanish father and raised all over Europe, she studied English Philology and Literature in Cambridge, England; Spanish at the International Universities of Santander and Baeza, Spain; and German at the Goethe Institute in Bremen, Germany. She attended Hamilton College, New York, where she also taught French and Spanish, and the Sorbonne, Paris, where she wrote her thesis on Henry James for her Master's in American Literature.

A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, she also trained with Ellen Burstyn, Sandra Seacat, Sondra Lee and Susan Batson at the Actors' Studio (New York). She performed at the Players Club, The Actors' Studio, and with The Naked Angels and Ubu Theater Companies in New York. She played "Fuffi" Drou in Lasse Hallström's Chocolat, Candy in Lawrence Kasdan's Mumford, and Mrs. Russell in Stealing Roses. Among her many voice characters are Happy Feet Two, The Muppets, and Muppets Most Wanted. She voiced the role of the French Food Critic in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a BBC Reporter in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and World War Z, the French Announcer in Jurassic World, and the Android Robotic Computer Voice in Heroes Reborn. For Serendipity, she co-wrote with Peter Chelsom and Alan Silvestri the song Lucienne, which she also sang. TV guest roles include Law & Order, Passions, The Bold and the Beautiful, One Life to Live, The New Adventures of Robin Rood, Another World, and many others. Producing credits include the award-winning documentary Femme and Pablo Neruda: The People's Poet.

She has lived in Paris, France; Geneva, Switzerland; Cambridge and London, England; Llandudno, Wales; Monte-Carlo, Monaco; Bremen, Germany; Madrid, Tarragona and Santander, Spain; New York City and Santa Monica, and has also worked in Morocco, Lithuania, and Italy.

She is the author of Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016); Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013), winner of the USA Best Book Award in Poetry, the Pinnacle Book Award for Best Bilingual Poetry Book, the Readers' Favorite Book Award in Poetry, and Finalist for the International Book Award in Poetry and the The Julie Suk Book Award; Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press, 2016), recipient of a Hemingway Grant, her translation of Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac; Ce que nous portons (Editions du Cygne, 2014), her translation of Dorianne Laux; and The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press, 2006). She co-wrote with John M. FitzGerald the screenplay Primate, based on his novel, and writes children stories.

She has worked as a translator/interpreter for the Canadian Embassy, the French Chamber of Commerce and works as a translator and language coach for the film and music industry. She is also a teacher, dream analyst, animal lover and animal activist.

Helene is a yoga practitioner, dancer and equestrian.

Member of BAFTA/LA, SAG-AFTRA, PEN American, PEN Center USA, Poetry Society of America, American Academy of Poets, AWP.

Dan Petronijevic

Daniel (Dan) Petronijevic was born March 28, 1981 he is a Canadian actor, who performed the role of Thad Guerwitcz on ESPN's football series Playmakers, and he also was the voice actor of Geoff in Total Drama Island, Total Drama Action, and Total Drama World Tour. In 2006 he had a role of Bull in American Pie Presents The Naked Mile, and he had the same role in 2007 in American Pie Presents Beta House.

Carson Kressley

Carson Lee Kressley was born on 11 November 1969 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. Growing up, he was very interested in horses and owned his first pony (named Sparky) when he was five years old. Carson still loves horses and is now a world champion equestrian. In 1987, he graduated high school and went on to study at Gettysburg College from which he graduated in 1991 (magna cum laude and phi beta kappa) with degrees in Finance and Fine Arts. Following his college graduation, Carson worked as a stylist for Ralph Lauren for many years before auditioning for Queer Eye.

In 2004, after Carson's first year with "Queer Eye", the show won an Emmy for "outstanding reality program". Post "Queer Eye" Carson appeared as the critically acclaimed host of "How to Look Good Naked" and a fan favorite contestant on Dancing with the Stars 13th season. In April 2012 Shop NBC launched Carson's collection of affordable glamour wear, "Love, Carson".

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver's cheeky manner, constant use of the word 'pukka', and down to earth personality have won him legions of fans around the world. He has sold millions of cookery books, opened a restaurant, starred in several TV shows and revolutionised UK school dinners.

He was born May 27th, 1975 and brought up in Clavering, Essex, where his parents, Trevor and Sally, ran a pub called 'The Cricketers'. It was there that the young Jamie began to cut his teeth as a chef and would practice daily in the kitchen and by the time he was 11, the young protégé could cut vegetables as well as any of the kitchen staff. He later attended Newport Free Grammar School and left at age sixteen with two GCSE qualifications going on to attend Westminster Kingsway College, formerly Westminster College. He then earned a City & Guilds NVQ in home economics.

His first foray into the cheffing industry was as a pastry chef at Antonio Carluccio's Neal's Yard restaurant, where he first gained experience with preparing Italian cuisine, and developed a relationship with his 'mentor' Gennaro Contaldo. Oliver then moved to The River Café, Fulham, as a sous chef.

Also around this time he began attending the Westminster Catering College at the age of 16. Later, he worked in France, immersing himself in the culture and learning as much as he could before returning to London. His first job back was working for Antonio Carluccio as Head Pastry Chef at The Neal Street Restaurant.

Here Jamie worked alongside Gennaro Contaldo (of 'Two Greedy Italians' fame), who Jamie considers one of his mentors. After The Neal Street Restaurant, Jamie worked 3 1/2 years at the famous River Cafe in London, a position that would change his life forever. It was here, Jamie says, where he learned "all about the time and effort that goes into creating the freshest, most honest, totally delicious food." Not only that, it was also during his time at the River Cafe that he was noticed by the BBC in 1997 after making an unscripted appearance in a documentary about the restaurant, "Christmas at the River Cafe". That year, his show The Naked Chef debuted and his cookbook became a number one best-seller in the UK. That same year, Oliver was invited to prepare lunch for then Prime Minister Tony Blair at No. 10 Downing Street!

In July 2000, Oliver married former model Juliette Norton. The couple met in 1993 and have four children: Poppy Honey Rosie Oliver (born 18 March 2002), Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver (born on 10 April 2003), Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver (born on 3 April 2009) and Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver (born on 15 September 2010).

In 2000, Oliver became the face of the UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's through an endorsement deal worth $2 million a year. After 11 years the partnership between Oliver & Sainsbury's ended. The final television advertisement was for Christmas 2011.

Oliver created Fifteen in 2002. Each year, fifteen young adults who have a disadvantaged background, criminal record or history of drug abuse, are trained in the restaurant business. Oliver conceived and established the Fifteen charity restaurant where he trained fifteen disadvantaged young people to work in the hospitality industry. Following the success of the original restaurant in London, more Fifteens have opened around the globe: Fifteen Amsterdam opened in December 2004, Fifteen Cornwall in Newquay opened in May 2006 and Fifteen Melbourne opened in September 2006 with Australian friend and fellow chef Tobie Puttock.

In 2005, he initiated a campaign called "Feed Me Better" in order to move British schoolchildren towards eating healthy foods and cutting out junk food. As a result, the British government also pledged to address the issue. Delving into politics to push for changes in nutrition resulted in people voting him as the "Most Inspiring Political Figure of 2005," according to a Channel 4 News annual viewer poll.

Oliver then began a formal campaign to ban unhealthy food in British schools and to get children eating nutritious food instead. Oliver's efforts to bring radical change to the school meals system, chronicled in the series Jamie's School Dinners, challenged the junk-food culture by showing schools they could serve healthy, cost-efficient meals that kids enjoyed eating.

Jamie is represented in London, England by Useful Talent.

Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in 1971. She went to school at the University of Toronto and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama/Irish Studies combined major. A multitalented actor, she made her mark in theatre, film and television and has recently turned her talents to writing. Her first break in television was a regular spot on the soap opera "Family Passions", where she played Calla, a blind girl. It was a rigorous schedule of 130 episodes. "It felt like the boot camp of acting" says Ryan. A graduate of the University of Toronto's drama program, she has been a regular on the Toronto theatre scene, appearing in such stage productions as Cafe Naked, Controlling Interest, Amazon Dream, Born in the Grave and Coyote Ugly. In film and television, her credits include the lead role of Nancy Drew in thirteen episodes of Nelvana's "Nancy Drew" (1995), two episodes of the "Hardy Boys" (1995), "Dark Angel" (2000), "Twice in a Lifetime" (1999) in a episode with Wil Wheaton, Al Waxman and Paul Popowich. She also appeared in the films 'Stealing Harvard' (2002) and 'Comeback Season' (2006). Ryan played a leading part in the Canadian Film Centre featuring Kiss, directed by Laurie Colbert. Tracy has "a mind boggling array" of cartoon voices at her disposal, is also the voice behind several cartoon characters, including Ned's girlfriend Linda in Nelvan's Ned's Newt and 14-year-old diva Ruby in Flying Rhino Junior High. After much hesitation, she recently gave in a nd applied for a green card because of the numerous opportunities in the U.S. but Toronto, she assures, will always be home.

Melissa Rivers

New York Times best-selling author and award-winning producer, Melissa Rivers is an entertainment journalist, equestrian, Ivy League graduate, accomplished public speaker and animal advocate. While her professional achievements are plentiful, it is her role as a [single] mother to son Cooper that is her biggest accomplishment.

Melissa has been in the "biz" even since before birth. Though she was born in New York City, she attended grade school and high school in Los Angeles, where her family relocated, and then traveled to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia to study European History after high school. She graduated in Distinction in Major in 1989.

Melissa developed the special series, "A Conversation With" for Entertainment Tonight and is the executive producer and co-host of E!'s "Fashion Police." She also remains an in-demand speaker and is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation" (Crown Archetype), which debuted in May 2015.

Melissa continues to co-manage the "Joan Rivers Classics Collection" on QVC with business partner David Dangle, as well as the many productions she and her mother originated.

In her role as both an Executive Producer and Co-Host of E!'s "Fashion Police," Melissa shares with viewers her candor, quick wit and meticulous eye for fashion, which she honed throughout her years covering the red carpet for TV Guide and E!. She also starred opposite her mother for four seasons of WE TV's hit reality series, "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?"

In her first book, "Red Carpet Ready: Secrets for Making the Most of Any Moment You're in the Spotlight," Melissa gave readers a first-hand, uplifting and humorous look at embracing life's big moments with confidence, fun and style.

Through her devotion to animal advocacy, Melissa became a spokesperson and model for PETA's highly publicized I'd Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur campaign. Her continued philanthropic efforts have raised funds for the Waterkeeper Alliance, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Bogart Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research. She is also a board member of the Entertainment Industries Council, whose mission is to lead the entertainment industry in bringing its power and influence to bear on health and social issues.

As an ambassador for Our House Grief Support Center, Melissa makes it a priority to raise awareness for dealing with pain and anguish in the wake of loss. In 2013, she received the Good Grief Award for her openness in discussing her father's suicide and for addressing with honesty, dignity and respect, the subject of death and grieving. In addition, Melissa tirelessly fund-raises in order to help provide the many services the Center offers.

Rivers lives with her son and two dogs in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis and surfing.

Geoffrey Wright

Writer/director Geoffrey Wright specializes in making tough, gritty features with a hard and unflinching edge to them. He was born in 1959 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Geoffrey graduated from the Swinburne Film and Television School with a Diploma of Arts in Film and Television. Wright worked as a movie critic for both the "Melbourne Age" and Radio 3AW prior to making his feature debut with the poignant short drama "Lover Boy." "Lover Boy" won awards for Best Australian Short Film at both the Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals. Geoffrey caused quite a stir with the powerful and controversial "Romper Stomper," which received mixed reviews, but was a substantial box office hit. "Romper Stomper" won a handful of awards and Wright was even nominated for an AFI Award for Best Director. He followed "Romper Stomper" with the equally strong and startling "Metal Skin." Geoffrey Wright has subsequently directed an episode of the TV series "Naked: Stories of Men," the inspired tongue-in-cheek teen horror slasher romp "Cherry Falls" (Geoffrey won the Best Director Award at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival for this particular picture), and the contemporary Shakespeare revamp "Macbeth."

David Hess

David Alexander Hess was born in New York City in 1936. He began his professional career as a songwriter for Shalimar Music, in 1957, under the pseudonym of David Hill. His first recording was a quick hit, which was later performed by and credited to Elvis Presley, "All Shook Up."

David went on to compose "Start Movin'" for Sal Mineo and "Rockin' Shoes" for the The Ames Brothers. He continued to write songs for Elvis throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including "I Got Stung," "Come Along" (from the film "Frankie And Johnny"), and "Sand Castles" (from the film "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"). He also wrote "Make Me Know You're Mine" (first performed by Conway Twitty, and "Blue Lagoon." "Your Hand, Your Heart, Your Love" became a 1960s hit when it was performed by Andy Williams. In 1963 David wrote and recorded "Speedy Gonzalez," which became a #1 single for Pat Boone, selling more than eight million copies worldwide. David then recorded two solo albums for Kapp Records, again topping the charts, this time with a Top Ten folk hit called "Two Brothers."

In 1969 he became head of A&R at Mercury Records in New York. There he linked up with Western classical composer John Corigliano, and together they wrote the Grammy award-winning rock opera "The Naked Carmen", which became a big hit of the Berlin Ballet Week in 1970. David's work with Mercury also included "And the Children Toll the Passing of the Day," a 1969 album he wrote for Irish actor Malachy McCourt.

In 1972 his career split off into several new directions with his starring role in the Wes Craven horror classic The Last House on the Left, for which he also composed the soundtrack. He went on to score Buck ai confini del cielo, a children's film based on a collection of Jack London stories. It won the top prize for film and direction at the Giffone Film Festival. A subsequent job offer from PolyGram Records' German affiliate gave David the opportunity to move to Munich, Germany, and a multilingual career in film dubbing from 1972 to 1976, which in turn led him to write the English-language shooting scripts for such German greats as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Reinhard Hauff and his present collaborator, Peter Schamoni.

His ability to switch seamlessly from in front of the camera to the production team earned him the opportunity to direct his first American feature film, To All a Goodnight, for Media Home Entertainment in 1980. He also appeared in two low-budget horror films directed by Ruggero Deodato, House on the Edge of the Park and Body Count.

In 1991 he played the part of the American in Peter Schamoni's Max Ernst: Mein Vagabundieren - Meine Unruhe. From 1993 to 1995 he produced Niki de Saint Phalle.

David's final musical accomplishments included the release of two albums, "Caught Up In The Moment" and "Live & Unplugged in Hollywood, 2002." He lived in Southern California, just outside of Los Angeles, with his wife, with whom he had three children.

David Hess died on 7 October, 2011.

Reggie Bannister

Musician, Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Activist - Referred to as "The Hardest Working Man in Horror," Reggie Bannister is known world wide for his starring role as the intrepid ice cream vendor-turned hero in the action-horror series, Phantasm I-IV. His career spans over 40 years in television, film and entertainment with a background that includes writing, acting and music. His most recent projects have been Steven King's "One For the Road" (from the Night Shift Anthology), (2011), "Primitive" (2011), "Abolition" (2011), "The Ghastly Love of Johnny X" (2010) (with the late Kevin McCarthy), "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" (2010), "Walking Distance (2009)," "Small Town Saturday Night" (2009) (with Chris Pine, John Hawkes, and Muse Watson), and "Satan Hates You" (2009) (with Angus Scrimm).

Reggie has released six (6) musical albums which include rock, country and folk and is a veteran of stage and television. Since the '60s he's played with such groups as Stone Country and Greenwood County Singers, as well as many greats such as Red Skelton, Robert Goulet, Bing Crosby, Carol Channing, Sonny and Cher, Stevie Wonder, and many more. He continues to write, play, compose and currently promotes his albums, "Naked Truth," and "Fool's Paradise," with promises of compiling an anthology album of earlier works. Reggie is a sponsored musician of Samick Music/Greg Bennett Guitars, Toadworks USA, and CD Baby. He's even guarding the forces of good on "Transformers Prime" (2011) Episode 10: "Deus Ex Machina."

A gifted writer, Reggie has co-authored two scripts and is working on another horror piece. He is the Vice-President of an independent production company with his wife in Southern California, Production Magic, Incorporated. He is a popular guest and speaker at charity events and genre' media conventions. Other film credits include Kenny & Company, Survival Quest, Silent Night, Deadly NightIV: The Initiation, That little Monster, The Demolitionist, Wes Craven's Wishmaster, Carnies and most recently, Dark Path Chronicles. There is currently a move to film Phantasm V, in which Reggie will return to his starring role of "Reggie" in the fifth installment of the series. When asked to what he attributes the popularity of his heroic character, he states, "I think (Reggie) is seen as 'every man's man.' Not pretentious, often flawed, but with a lot of heart and guts. He does the things, and reacts the way, most men feel they would given the same situation." he added, "There's a lot of camp in scenes with Reggie. The humor comes from his being so... human."

Reggie is also credited as Assistant Director, Co-Director, Co-Producer, Associate Producer, Producer and is often on the Special Effects Team with his wife, Gigi. Reggie resides in Southern, California, with his wife and two cats and performs music regularly at local events in his mountain community.

Marina Anderson

Marina Anderson is a dual citizen (American-Canadian), multi-hyphenate. A noted actress, voice-over artist, writer, producer, makeup artist, acting coach, personal manager and career consultant. Marina has ventured in practically every facet of the entertainment industry in front of and behind the camera.

She was singly responsible via her efforts as personal manager and publicist, for resurrecting the career of actor David Carradine (her now, ex-husband), which culminated with his being cast in Quentin Tarantino's film Kill Bill. It was Marina who befriended and introduced Tarantino to Carradine, which ultimately led to his being cast in the film. During their six years together, her life and career with Carradine has been highly publicized worldwide. It was publicly acknowledged that Marina was the sole motivating factor of his sobriety after many years of alcohol abuse (E! True Hollywood Stories and E! Hollywood Wives Tales). Marina combined her skills to rebuild his career as well as pursuing her own. All is recounted in her memoir, David Carradine, The Eye Of My Tornado, which is being developed as a film. Originally published 2010, the book takes readers through Anderson's very private journey and beyond her publicized marriage and divorce to Carradine. Endorsed by Dr. Drew Pinsky, a new, updated version is selling worldwide.

During this time and throughout her career, Marina has been cast in unique and diverse starring, recurring, and supporting roles in many independent feature films. Her talents as a skilled, versatile character actress were showcased in many comedic and dramatic films and television shows where she displayed chameleon like qualities in roles from murderers to moms, attorneys to bimbos. She has achieved notoriety and recognition in her own right within the indie movie circuit as well as prime-time mainstream distribution. Her talents have lent themselves to hosting, reporting and other journalistic ventures as well.

Marina was voted YouTube's #1 TV Executive from the four-million viewership web series Pure Pwnage, and co-lead in Sophie Chase, (which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award -- the first in the history of the TV Academy) Outstanding Achievement In Video Content For Non-Traditional Delivery Platforms (New Media - iPod, Broadband), Canada's four Genie Award (Canada's Oscars) winning film (including Best Picture and director) 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould, directed by Francois Girard and co-lead in The Motion Picture Academy Award and The Carl E. David Award winning film short Legacy.

She has also been cast as the co-lead in an episode of Unsolved for NBC Universal as well as appearances on: Bones (opposite Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz), The Mentalist (opposite Robin Tunney), Dexter (opposite Jennifer Carpenter), Law & Order LA, Desperate Housewives, supporting and guest star roles: Sex & Mrs. X (for Hearst/Lifetime opposite Linda Hamilton), Forever Knight, Dracula: The Series, and recurring guest on Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (opposite David Carradine), Largo Winch, and CBC's highly rated series Scales of Justice.

Many other television appearances include: Seinfeld, Big Time Rush, Jane By Design, Parenthood, Ghost Whisperer, Side Order of Life (Becca's mom), 12 Miles of Bad Road, and Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip and many national on camera and voice-over commercials including Federal Express, Pillsbury crescent rolls, Jell-O pudding, Home Depot, Safeway markets, Thicker Fuller Hair, Pacific Horizon furniture and Alburtus Magnus College.

Film credits include starring and supporting roles: Natural Selection (stars Breaking Bad's Uncle Jack - Michael Bowen), co lead role in Dangerous Curves (opposite David and Robert Carradine), Macon County Jail (opposite Ally Sheedy), Licensed To Wed, Wild Hogs, Rendition, Kiss Of A Stranger (opposite Mariel Hemmingway), My Little Hollywood (Sylvester and Frank Stallone, Dennis Hopper), Naked Movie (Christian Slater, Tori Spelling), Shepherd (opposite Roddy Piper), co-lead in The Donor/La Donneuse, American Reel, three films for famed director Walter Hill, AOF award winning film, The Red Maple Leaf (stars Michael Pare, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Sorvino, James Caan and a long list of other luminaries).

To add to her schedule, Marina has her own jewelry line -- The Flying Goddess(TM) which has been covered in the media and is in the possession of celebrities such as: Shirley MacLaine, Fran Drescher, Dr. Maya Angelou, Jillie Mack (Mrs. Tom Selleck) and Jan (Mrs. Mickey) Rooney. She is also a columnist for Headlines & Global News (HNGN) and freelance writer for other publications.

2012, Marina opened her own publicity company, The Media Hound PR specializing in the entertainment industry, publishing, book launch campaigns and various events (for celebs such as Dick Van Dyke and Gary U.S. Bonds) and branding (Morgan Brown Designs). Clients have included actor-environmentalists Ed Begley Jr, and Rachelle Carson-Begley, actor-author Robby Benson, music icons Alan Parsons, Scott Harris (Building Construction Group), Blanche Garcia (expert Interior designer/consultant Travel Channel), Cari Cucksey (star of Cash & Cari HGTV), Mark Breslin (owner/founder Yuk Yuks Canada), Malibu Playhouse, just to name a few.

Marina is also developing film, TV, reality projects, paints, sculpts, enjoys playing guitar, singing, dancing, horseback riding, jet skiing, golf and bowling! Previous owner of Lulu The Collie (who was Lassie IX's sister and a Ralph Lauren Model) and three cats, Marina actively supports animal and children's rights groups (American Oceans, World Wildlife Foundation, PETA. MADD, ASPCA, Children Uniting Nations, LA Family Housing, to name a few). She is also writing a series of inspirational children's books.

Marina began her acting and modeling career in the San Fernando Valley at age 13, appearing in various commercials and television shows. An Art major at Ulysses S. Grant High School, she later attended Los Angeles Valley College where she became their first female DJ (KLAV). After attaining her Associate Arts degree in Theatre/Cinema, Coco received the ASO scholarship, which allowed her to pursue Journalism and Broadcasting at California State University Northridge and UCLA. Originally trained in theatre, Marina has performed leads in over twenty productions and touring companies including Taming Of The Shrew, Twelfth Night, Butterflies Are Free, My Fair Lady and Company. Marina has also hosted her own roving reporter on-the-town interview show for WCCO radio Minneapolis.

As an artist, she sold her Grandma Moses style primitive paintings (as Nina Penn) to various galleries in Southern California and also ran her own basket decorating company (The Basket Lady), which sold worldwide high-end, one-of-a-kind creations she crafted herself, to famous Hollywood clientele.

Entertainment runs in Marina's family. Her mother (Mariana Dottore, the Sicilian side) was a contract singer for Warner Bros. in the 40's, also Pasadena Civic Light Opera as well as appearing in various noted nightclubs. She is related to famed Cardinal d'Este (Villa d'Este in Italy) and Lucrezia Borgia. Coco's father (Joseph Benjamin, Lithuanian descent) was a professional musician, inventor, aerospace engineer and Imagineer for EPCOT/Disney. Her father's uncle was film and TV producer, Harry Joe Brown (Randolph Scott westerns, classic films such as Cpt. Blood starring Errol Flynn). Via Brown, Marina is related to acclaimed actor Peter O'Toole and Academy Award winning lyricist, Ray Evans (Mona Lisa, Que Sera Sera, Silver Bells, Mr. Ed and Bonanza themes). Marina has one older brother, Daniel who is also a professional musician as well as a computer programmer and analyst. He is happily married to Maggie Lew (Benjamin), a real estate investor born in Hong Kong).

In 1990, Marina returned to acting and moved to Toronto, Canada, where she received her dual citizenship, wrote and developed comedy projects as well as guest starred in many Canadian-American TV and film projects (as Marina Anderson). It was there in Toronto, where Marina had recurring guest star roles on the show Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, where she met Carradine (1992). They did not start their relationship until 1995.

On February 20, 1998, Marina and David were married in a highly publicized ceremony on Laramie Street of the Warner Bros. Studio's Western street back lot where they first met in the 70s. David was filming the original series Kung Fu and Marina was taking acting classes located on the lot. Marina divorced David December 12, 2001 and changed her name to Coco d'Este for a time.

Marina enjoys working on the other side of the camera "at practically every studio in town in just about every capacity from production assistant to Executive Assistant of company's CEO's to producing". Marina co-owned American Biograph Productions, where she held the position VP of Publicity and was the youngest producer at that time to join the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences. The company produced commercials and live-action promotions for record companies such as Motown and Warner Bros.

Freelancing in other areas over the years, Marina has held the positions of: Script Analyst for ShowTime/Viacom, makeup artist (specializing in glamour makeovers, personal makeup artist to Yoko Ono), Director of Publicity for various companies, and freelance journalist and screenwriter. She has worked as Director of Publicity for various companies and publications and as a modeling, makeup and acting teacher (John Casablancas/Elite, John Robert Powers, Sutherland Models (Canada), Film Actors Lab, and others).

Appearances (as herself) include: Marilu Henner, Larry King (subbing host Joy Behar) Inside Edition, Insider, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, AM LA Hard Copy, Celebrity Justice, CNN, Radaronline.com, various news networks and Internet worldwide, Date My House, No Love In LA (Documentary), Your SCV TV, Global Village Television.com, Home Shopping Petwork (HSP), LA San Fernando Valley International Film Festival Gala Awards Presenter, Paris Hilton Documentary Warner Bros., Howard Stern, E! Hollywood Wives Tales, E! True Hollywood Story, E! Fashion Emergency, Q Television Brunch, Music +, 2001 Oscars pre show, Celebrity Justice, Crossing Over With John Edward, Home and Family Show (2), DogCatRadio.com, First Miss Dog Beauty Pageant, Telegado Awards, Woof! Woof! Mathew Margolis' Guide to Dog Training, American Oceans Celebrity Sports Invitational (jet ski competition), Dream Foundation Celebrity Sports Invitational (jet ski competition), Night of 101 Stars Academy Awards, Hollywood Santa Clause Lane Parade Starring (6 productions) KLAV Los Angeles DJ/radio talk show, WCCO radio (Twin Cities/MN) Roving Reporter/LA Laison, SUN TV - Host/roving reporter, Balance Bracelets infomercial, SCVTV The Beauty Spot (her own show).

Ashley Crow

Ashley Crow holds an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a BFA from Auburn University. In addition to playing the title role of Rita in Prelude To a Kiss on Broadway, she also performed in New York Shakespeare Festival's productions of Coriolanus with Christopher Walken and Irene Worth and in Twelfth Night with F. Murray Abraham at the Delacourte Theatre in Central Park. Additional theatre credits include work at Naked Angels Theatre Company, Playwright's Horizons, Manhattan Class Company, and Circle Repertory.

Adam Paul

Paul is an actor, writer and director best known for playing Mitch, 'The Naked Man' on the CBS hit "How I Met Your Mother." He is also the creator and star of the Starz original series "Hollywood Residential," and appears in the films "The Informant," "One for the Money" and "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron." In addition to his numerous television and film appearances, Paul is also an award winning commercial director.

Blake Robbins

Blake Robbins was born in Karamousel, Turkey (his father was stationed there with the US Navy). After getting his college degree in business marketing, he attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC.

Best known for playing Tom Halpert on the hit NBC show The Office, and for his role as C.O. Dave Brass on the critically acclaimed HBO series Oz. He's gaining a reputation for being one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. He's played a US Congressman on Cold Case, a murdering pedophile on Wanted, a grieving husband on Eli Stone, an angry father on Private Practice, a rapist State Trooper on Medium, and a stuttering prison guard in the feature film Love Comes to the Executioner.

He recently appeared in The Ugly Truth opposite Gerard Butler. He appears in Bunker Hill for director Kevin Willmott. For the film, Robbins portrays "Delmar," a lead character, and is also an Associate Producer. Bunker Hill also stars James McDaniel (NYPD Blue) and Saeed Jaffrey (Gandhi). He also appears in Kevin Willmott's The Only Good Indian opposite Wes Studi, which was in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He played Thomas Blake in the feature film Arc opposite Peter Facinelli.

Among his TV appearances are recurring roles on The O.C. and Firefly, from creator Joss Whedon, as well as a memorable performance on 24 as the drunk who gets tasered by Chloe (season 5).

Having spent almost ten years in New York, Blake has an extensive theater background. He made his Broadway debut in the Arthur Miller play The Man Who Had All the Luck opposite Chris O'Donnell, directed by Scott Ellis. Just a few of his over sixty theatrical productions are Tape with the Naked Angels, Joe Fearless at the Atlantic Theater Company, Hard Times at the Evidence Room, Hedda Gabler at the Odyssey Theater, and Placement at the Black Dahlia Theater. This performance earned him an LA Weekly Award for "Best Solo Performance" of the year.

Robbins is co-author of Acting Qs: Conversations with Working Actors with casting director and author Bonnie Gillespie.

Blake resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife Karen, daughters Molly and Emma and son Cooper.

Nicholas Worth

Character actor Nicholas Worth was born on September 4th, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri. A big, beefy and imposing hulk of a man, Worth was often cast as extremely nasty and intimidating villains. Worth served in the armed forces as a paratrooper during the Vietnam war. Worth made his film debut in For Pete's Sake. He then had small parts in such movies as Scream Blacula Scream, "The Terminal Man, "Coma," and "The Glove," making an especially funny appearance in the latter as a gay blank check dropper rugged bounty hunter John Saxon tosses into a pool. Worth gave a wonderfully wild, intense and inspired performance as a deranged, impotent, misogynistic Vietnam veteran porno photographer who brutally strangles lovely young ladies in the splendidly sleazy psycho gem "Don't Answer the Phone." Worth was likewise quite chilling and unforgettable as a vicious homosexual criminal in the outstanding made-for-TV drama "The Rape of Richard Beck." Worth's other memorable roles include Louis Jordan's moronic henchman Bruno in "Swamp Thing," Larry Drake's mean flunky Pauly in "Darkman," Craig T. Nelson's chauffeur in "Action Jackson," an antagonistic bully Clint Eastwood beats up in a jail cell in "Heartbreak Ridge," a ruffian enforcer for Ricardo Montalban in "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!," a mutant humanoid frogman in "Hell Comes to Frogtown," a foul sex offender in "The Ladies Club," and a transvestite in "Armed and Dangerous." Among the TV shows Worth did guest spots on are "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "The X-Files," "Night Court," "Moonlighting" (in which he sings and dances with Bruce Willis!), "Fame," "MacGyver," "The Greatest American Hero," "Knight Rider," "Hunter," "Simon & Simon," "Fantasy Island," "Charlie's Angels," "The Rockford Files," "Quincy M.E.," "Starsky and Hutch," "Baretta," and "Cannon." On stage Worth performed in everything from Shakespeare to musical comedies. A sweet and gentle man in real life (he's a born-again Christian), Worth was also an avid power-lifter and bodybuilder. More recently Worth lent his distinctive growly voice to several video games. Nicholas Worth died at age 69 from heart failure on May 7th, 2007.

Waleed Zuaiter

The youngest of three brothers, Waleed was born in Sacramento, California, but grew up in Kuwait from the age of 5 until 19. He made frequent visits to his mother's family in San Francisco during the summer holidays and he was very fortunate that during his upbringing his family traveled extensively within the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

He moved to the US to attend The George Washington University where he received a degree in Philosophy and Theatre. Waleed performed at various theaters in the Washington DC area after college including, The Folger Shakespeare Library, The Washington Shakespeare Company, The Studio Theatre, The Source Theatre, and the Keegan Theatre Company.

In December of 2001, while still living in the DC area, Waleed made a trip to New York to audition for the West Coast Premiere of Tony Kushner's new play, Homebody/Kabul. He booked his first audition in New York sending him out to Berkeley, California for a successful run of the show and the start of what soon proved to be a promising theatre career in New York.

Waleed then moved to New York and in less than 6 months landed his first job there in the Broadway production of Sixteen Wounded, by Eliam Kraiem (with Judd Hirsch and Martha Plimpton). He followed this up with a role in the hit off-Broadway play, Guantanamo: Honor Bound To Defend Freedom, ranked as "one of the best ten plays of 2004" by the Wall Street Journal and Entertainment Weekly. In his upcoming theatre credits Waleed attained further recognition as he was awarded a Drama Desk Award along with the rest of the cast for "2006 Outstanding Ensemble Performance" for David Hare's play at the Public Theatre, Stuff Happens directed by Tony Award-Winner Daniel Sullivan. He received extensive critical praise for his performance in this landmark production. He followed that up performing opposite Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline in the Public Theatre's production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage adapted by Tony Kushner and directed by Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe.

Waleed's performances in supporting roles began to attract the attention of productions that were now looking at him for leading roles. He next starred in the US premiere production of David Greig's The American Pilot at the Manhattan Theatre Club, under the direction of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow. Shortly thereafter, Waleed found himself being whisked away to Tunisia to co-star in the Emmy-Award winning mini-series from HBO and the BBC, "House of Saddam" playing Saddam Hussein's best friend. The series received tremendous critical acclaim from around the globe, and Waleed's performance was hi-lighted in many international reviews. Having finished his work in Tunisia, Zuaiter headed the cast of Masked, an explosive play by Ilan Hatsor, starring as the eldest of three Palestinian brothers, set during the 1st Intifada and performed at the Daryl Roth 2 theater, Off-Broadway.

On stage most recently Zuaiter enjoyed rave reviews for his heart-rending, and elegant portrayal of an Iraqi translator in the critically acclaimed, award-winning new play Betrayed, based upon (and scripted by) George Packer's widely lauded reporting of the Iraq war for The New Yorker. The play went on to receive a special one-night production at The Kennedy Center in the nation's capital, was filmed for PBS TV and was performed and taped at L.A. Theatreworks for national radio broadcast. All productions were directed by Naked Angels co-founding member and Artistic Director Pippin Parker. The Kennedy Center production received further attention because it was hosted by Refugees International as a special initiative for Iraqi refugees, and it was presented by Matt Dillon and Sarah Jessica Parker. Waleed takes special pride and has a deep affection for this milestone production in his career. The play prospered from a six-month run, Off-Broadway at the Culture Project.

In the midst of the run of Betrayed, Zuaiter managed to finesse his performance schedule to allow him to work with the talented playwright Naomi Wallace in the Public Theatre Lab production of her three one-act plays Fever Chart, under the direction of Jo Bonney. His performance was hailed by the critics.

Waleed's other notable credits from Film and TV are, most recently (2009), co-starring in the all-star cast of The Men Who Stare At Goats, performing along-side George Clooney and Ewan McGregor, and directed by Grant Heslov. The film also stars Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey. Waleed attributes this to be "his break" into mainstream Hollywood films. He received notable mentions in select reviews that his performance and character depiction made a significant impact within the story.

Waleed was featured in the DVD release of Tom McCarthy's The Visitor and was honored by McCarthy's commentary in the special features that he wanted to work with Waleed, a respected New York theatre actor. In a soon to be released film, Zuaiter makes an inspiring appearance as "the Lecturer" in the adaptation of Paulo Coelho's (The Alchemist) Veronika Decides To Die, directed by BAFTA Award-winner Emily Young. Zuaiter has guest starred on numerous TV shows, most recently in an episode of Lie To Me, and was directed by Spike Lee in a recurring role for an NBC pilot, M-O-N-Y. He is currently working on Sex And The City 2 in New York and Morocco (November, 2009).

Zuaiter serves as Co-Executive Producer on the critically acclaimed annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival (NYAACF) founded in 2003, which had its Los Angeles premiere in January of 2006. The NYAACF is the largest comedy festival in the US that brings together Arab-Americans to showcase a unique and edgy brand of humor. As Producer, Zuaiter has also optioned the screen rights for the PEN-Oakland Award-winner and celebrated novel, "On The Hills Of God," by Ibrahim Fawal. He owns options on other feature film properties that are in varying stages of development.

Waleed is a graduate of The George Washington University, and the acclaimed Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in Washington DC.

Lionel Atwill

Lionel Atwill was born into a wealthy family and was educated at London's prestigious Mercer School to become an architect, but his interest turned to the stage. He worked his way progressively into the craft and debuted at age 20 at the Garrick Theatre in London. He acted and improved regularly thereafter, especially in the plays of Henrik Ibsen and George Bernard Shaw. Atwill came to the US in 1915 and would appear in some 25 plays on Broadway between 1917 and 1931, but he was already trying his hand in silent films by 1918. He had a sonorous voice and dictatorial British accent that served him well for the stage and just as well for sound movies. He did some Vitaphone short subjects in 1928 and then his first real film role in The Silent Witness (also titled "The Verdict").

That voice and his bullish demeanor made Atwill a natural for a spectrum of tough-customer roles. As shady noblemen and mad doctors, but also gruff military men and police inspectors (usually with a signature mustache), he worked steadily through the 1930s. He had the chance to show a broader character as the tyrannical but unforgettable Col. Bishop in Captain Blood. It's hard to forget his Inspector Krogh in Son of Frankenstein, wherein he agrees to a game of darts with Basil Rathbone and proceeds to impale the darts through the right sleeve of his uniform (the character sported a wooden right arm). And he sends himself up with rolling and blustering dialogue as the glory-hog ham stage actor Rawitch in the classic To Be or Not to Be with Jack Benny. However, Atwill effectively ruined his burgeoning film career in 1943 after he was implicated in what was described as an "orgy" at his home, naked guests and pornographic films included--and a rape perpetrated during the proceedings. Atwill "lied like a gentleman," it was said, in the court proceedings to protect the identities of his guests and was convicted of perjury and sentenced to five years' probation.

He was thereafter kept employed on Poverty Row with only brief periods of employment by Universal Pictures, while the rest of Hollywood turned its collective back on him. He is more remembered for the horror films generally than for better efforts, but they have fueled his continued popularity and a bid by the Southern California Lionel Atwill Fan Club to petition for a Hollywood Blvd. star (he never received one).

Ted Bundy

Theodore Robert Bundy, more commonly known as "Ted", was one of the most prolific serial killers in America. He confessed to 36 murders, but nobody really knows how many had been committed or when he began his legacy of horror; the true total could be higher. Ted was born to Eleanor Louise Cowell and a father that had taken off when Eleanor discovered she was pregnant. In 1946, faced with limited options, she gave birth to him in an "unwed mother" facility and began a hopeless charade: as Ted grew up, she told him that her parents were his parents and that she was his sister. It wasn't until 1974 when he realized that his mother had lied to him for so many years. He grew to be a handsome, educated and intelligent man who appeared to be well-adjusted and affable. Bundy even volunteered for a crisis telephone hot-line (where he met famed author Ann Rule who was also a volunteer) and had a steady relationship with a girlfriend, one that would fuel his maniacal rage after she left him. Ted was studying psychology at the University of Washington on January 31, 1974 when an attractive female student suddenly disappeared. Over the coming months and years, more disappearances followed. Ted's victims were generally young attractive women with dark hair parted in the middle. His modus operandi was to approach his potential victim feigning injury (for example, by wearing an arm-sling or a cast) ask them to help him carry his books or packages. He led them to a secluded area and when they were alone he would knock them on the head with a crowbar, stuff their bodies into his car, strangle them while they were unconscious and then rape the dead bodies (necrophilia). He would then leave the naked body in a wooded area, mostly Taylor Mountain in Washington State, where many of his victims were found. Along with countless other suspects he was questioned by the police but he initially came out clean because he just didn't seem to 'fit the mold' of a maniacal serial killer. Bundy then went to law school at Salt Lake City, Utah where he murdered a police chief's daughter on October 21, 1974. Another murder followed, and another young woman went missing in Bountiful, Utah. In January 12, 1975, killings eerily similar to the Utah murders began popping up in Colorado. On August 16, 1975 he was arrested for being in possession of burglary tools by Salt Lake City police. When his bronze Volkwagen beetle was searched they found handcuffs, stockings and a home-made mask. Bundy was identified from a police lineup by a woman who had narrowly escaped his clutches in November 1974. In January 1977 he was extradited to Colorado to be tried for murder. In June 1977 he fled the Pitkin County Jail by jumping out of an open window. He was captured 8 days later. He managed to escape again from the Garfield County Jail by sawing a hole in the ceiling of his cell on December 30, 1977. This time he traveled all the way to Tallahassee, Florida where he lived under pseudonyms including Christopher Hagen and Kenneth Misner. On January 15, 1978 he invaded the Chi Omega sorority on the Florida State University campus where he bludgeoned four girls and killed two. After he fled the Chi Omega sorority, he broke into the house of another woman and beat her severely before her worried roommates next door phoned the police. The young woman survived the attack. She would be his last living victim. On February 9, 1978 he kidnapped 12 year old Kimberly Leach, raped her and sliced her throat. Her body was found eight weeks later in a state park. On February 15, 1978 he was arrested by Pensacola police when they did a check on his license plates and realized his car was stolen. Teeth impressions were made to compare to bite wounds found on one of the Chi Omega victims and the impressions matched the teeth marks on the victim. Bundy conducted his own defense with the help of several attorneys but, of course, it was all for naught; he was found guilty and sentenced to death by electrocution in 1979. A decade later, when death was finally looking down on him, he began confessing to a staggering amount of murders, 36 in total, but some investigators believe that the real total could be higher. He was executed on January 24, 1989 at the Florida State Prison in Starke, Florida. Many spectators cheered and celebrated his death with champagne.

David Sedaris

David Sedaris was born in Johnson City, New York; his father's job caused them to move to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he grew up. David is the second in a family of six children, and is the sibling of actress Amy Sedaris. Attending such schools as Duke University and Kent State University, he finally graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. David has since settled in a small French village with his partner, Hugh Hamrick, and has become a critically acclaimed author of autobiographical books such as "Santaland Diaries," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," and "Naked." He is also a familiar voice on PRI's This American Life radio program.

Jennifer Van Dyck

Jennifer Van Dyck was born in St. Andrews, Scotland and raised in Princeton, NJ. She graduated from Brown University with a double major in Religious Studies and Theatre Arts. She began her career at Trinity Rep under the leadership of Adrian Hall. Richard Jenkins directed her there in Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Other People's Money. She is a long time New Yorker and lives with her husband, actor Jonathan Walker.

Recent work includes guest leads on The Blacklist and Law&Order: SVU and plays by Sinan Unel (Chatal at the Huntington Summer Workshop), Howard Barker (The Castle at PTP/Atlantic Stage 2), A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room at Westport Playhouse).

Jennifer has had an extensive collaboration with playwright/actor Charles Busch and director Carl Andress creating numerous roles in various productions. Other favorite playwright collaborations include new plays by Bathsheba Doran, Sarah Schulman, Karen Zacarias, Keith Bunin, Ellen McLaughlin, Catherine Filloux, Douglas Post and Ken Weitzman.

Broadway: Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa, Two Shakespearean Actors, The Secret Rapture. Off Broadway: Charles Busch's Judith of Bethulia at TNC, The Divine Sister at the Soho Playhouse, The Third Story at MCC, The Picture Box (NEC), Orson's Shadow (Barrow St.) The Breadwinner, The Second Man (Keen Company), Suzan Lori-Parks' 365Days/365 Plays (Barrow St./The Public), Hesh (Naked Angels), A Cheever Evening, Man in His Underwear, Gus and Al (all at Playwrights Horizons).

Recent film and television work: The Blacklist, Royal Pains, Person of Interest, Elementary, Too Big to Fail, Michael Clayton, Across the Universe, various Law & Order episodes, L&O: SVU, L&O:CI, Fringe, New Amsterdam.

Her regional credits include Trinity Rep, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Berkshire Playwrights Lab.

Jennifer's narration work encompasses radio plays for the BBC, documentary work for PBS and hundreds of audiobooks in a wide range of genres. She has received three Audiofile Magazine Earphones Awards, three Audie nominations and Salon.com's Best of 2013 for her narration of "Notes From No Man's Land" by Eula Biss.

Betsy Franco

Betsy Franco is a screenwriter, actor, and producer, known for The Broken Tower (2011), Joan's Day Out (2013) and Metamorphosis: Junior Year (2017). She is an award-winning author of over eighty published titles. Betsy wrote the screenplay for her novel Naked, which has been optioned by Todd Traina/Red Rover Films. She was also the screenwriting mentor for the film Metamorphosis: Junior Year, which was based on her YA novel and her script from the sold-out play of the same story. Her accolades include ALA Best Book for Young Adults, New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, IRA Young Adults Choice, Booklist Top Ten Poetry Books for Young Adults, NCTE Notable Poetry Book. She has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal.

Rob Tinkler

Rob Tinkler is an actor, screenwriter, director and voice actor based in Toronto and LA. Rob was born in Winnipeg Manitoba, but moved to the Toronto, Ontario area while in grade school. In his late teens he became involved in community theatre, performing in plays and musicals and was subsequently accepted into the Theatre program at Ryerson University (later acquiring his BFA). At Ryerson he met future sketch comedy collaborators Mike Beaver, Jason Jones, and Stacey Depass. His first gig out of school was a series on YTV called "It's Alive". The show was of the sketch comedy variety, and while acting on the series Rob was introduced to and became interested in writing. After the show's cancellation, and growing frustrated with a dwindling influx of acting work at that time, Rob and his then roommates Mike Beaver and Shaun Majumder decided to form the comedy troupe "Beaver, Tinkler, Majumder". This triumvirate soon welcomed Jason Jones, and then Stacey Depass and Jenn Baxter (who were also on "It's Alive") and the troupe was renamed "The Bobroom". Also during this period, Rob realized an affinity for voice-overs and he booked several animated series including "Sam & Max Freelance Police", "X-Men" and "Sailor Moon". After writing, mounting and performing in many live sketch shows with The Bobroom at clubs across Toronto and excursions into Chicago and New York City, the troupe was soon approached by Milan Curry-Sharples about doing the comedy showcase series "Comedy Now". Although this show was more of a vehicle for stand-up comedians, this endeavor ultimately led to the development and creation of the sketch comedy series "The Bobroom" for the Comedy Network. Although the series ran only for a limited time, it was a learning ground for Rob as he not only amassed characters, but honed skills in writing for the screen. Also around this time, Rob landed several roles on feature film productions, including "The Tuxedo" and the cult classic "Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle". After embarking on a couple of pilot seasons in Los Angeles, Rob received the accreditation to relocate to the US on a full time basis. There, he has written for several animated series ("Wayside", "Pandalian" "Almost Naked Animals") and did voices on video games ("Superman Returns", "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2"), and several pilots and series ("Celebrity Deathmatch"), including the Fox prime time animated series "American Dad". He's also performed in countless commercials and even landed a recurring role as Rachael Harris' whipping boy in ABC's "Notes From The Underbelly". Rob plays too many characters to name on PBS's "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That", as well as voices leading danger dog Howie in Cartoon Network's "Almost Naked Animals" and Gingka in "Beyblade Metal Fusion". Rob divides his time between LA and Toronto as he continues to develop series and films. In addition to acting, writing, and directing, he is also a Creative Consultant on "Almost Naked Animals".

Talking Heads

Started performing in the New York club, CBGBs. They released their first album, "Talking Heads: 77", in 1977. They recorded the film, Stop Making Sense, in 1984, with director Jonathan Demme. After releasing their 1988 album, Naked, the group broke up. In 1992, they released "Popular Favorites: Sand in the Vaseline", a 2-disc set of greatest hits with rarities and never-before-released hits. After 1992, the group never got together again until 1999, to record the commentary for the special edition "Stop Making Sense" DVD. They played for the first time in a decade in 2002, when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They played four early hits there: "Psycho Killer", "Life During Wartime", "Burning Down the House" and "Take Me to the River". Now, in 2005, they will be re-releasing all their albums remastered to perfection in a box-set complete with unreleased songs, included. So far, no reunion date has been set for them to play.

Jeffrey Dahmer

One of the nation's most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer was born and raised in Bath Township, Ohio, a middle-class suburb of Akron. Much has been made of his childhood tendencies - including cases of cruelty to animals - but to outward appearances, at least, he seemed to be a normal child. As an adult he was always gainfully employed and was perceived as quiet and polite by co-workers. At the time of his arrest he had been working at a chocolate factory in Milwaukee and living alone in a small one-bedroom apartment. Dahmer's home was searched on July 22, 1991, after a young man fled his apartment and flagged down a police car. An investigation revealed that the apartment contained the remains of 11 young men, most of them black, Hispanic, or Asian. The bodies had been dismembered, and Dahmer confessed that he had cooked and eaten some of the remains. Asked why he committed such heinous acts, Dahmer told police that he killed because he was "lonely" and did not want his victims to leave him. He explained that he would meet potential victims in bars, shopping malls, or adult bookstores, and invite them back to his apartment where, in exchange for money or beer, he would photograph them naked. He would then drug the beer and, once the victim was unconscious, strangle and dismember the body. Dahmer's victims ranged in age from 14 to 33. On February 15, 1992, Dahmer was found guilty on 15 murder counts in Wisconsin. He was subsequently convicted of another killing in his Ohio hometown. Charges linking him to other murders were dropped for lack of evidence. He was sent to prison in Wisconsin with 15 mandatory life sentences to serve. The first year of his sentence, Dahmer was isolated from the general prison population for his own protection. In 1994 he was sent to a maximum security facility in Portage and was allowed some contact with the other inmates. He died after a brutal beaten to death on late November 28, 1994, by a fellow inmate who claimed God had instructed him to murder Jeffrey Dahmer. Even after Dahmer's death, legal battles continue over his estate. Several families of his victims sued him and were awarded millions of dollars in restitution. Those families have since been trying to gain control of the contents of Dahmer's apartment, including a 55-gallon vat he used to decompose bodies and the refrigerator where he stored his victims' hearts.

Alan North

After wartime naval service, Alan North began his show business career as a stage manager in New York. He first worked on Broadway in "Plain and Fancy", doubling up as understudy for the small part of Isaac Miller. The play had a successful run between 1955 and 1956 (461 performances) and this led to further acting work in diverse productions, ranging from musical comedy to straight dramatic parts, both on and off Broadway. Alan last appeared as a quaint curmudgeonly character in "Lake Hollywood" at the Signature Theater in 1999.

Early in his career, Alan, an avid baseball fan, hosted a television program for the Baltimore Orioles as well as doing a regular sports broadcast at WRC-TV in Washington. However, he did not become a regular feature on the screen until the early 1970's, when he appeared in two big budget films, Plaza Suite and Serpico. After that, Alan became a more familiar presence on the small screen, invariably portraying cops, priests and academics. He is most fondly remembered as the perpetually vague Chief Ed Hocken in the hilarious, sadly short-lived, spoof Police Squad!, starring Leslie Nielsen. Alan was given some very funny lines to deliver and he did so in a perfect dead-pan manner. He was not afforded the chance to repeat his role for the 'Naked Gun' series (the studio insisted on a higher marquee value actor, casting Academy Award-winner George Kennedy instead).

Alan North died of cancer at the age of 79 in January 2000.

Peter Benedict

Has worked extensively as actor, director and writer as well as contributing to film projects as casting associate, dialogue and acting coach. Stage productions range from West End and Off Broadway to major UK Tours. His thriller, "Deadlock" was the last major theatre production to star the late Simon Ward. His staging of Terry Pratchett's "Guards! Guards!" (adapted by Geoffrey Cush) was the first adaptation to be approved by Pratchett and toured for two years whilst Benedict's own farce, "Naked Flame" toured for three. He wrote the scripts for the musical "Monkee Business", based on the songs of the 60s band and for "Mapp & Lucia" based on the works of EF Benson. Favourite roles include Hamm in Beckett's "Endgame", Malvolio in "Twelfth Night" and Lupine Wonse in "Guards! Guards!". More detailed career details on www.peterbenedict.co.uk

Dennis Chan

Born in 1949 in Hong Kong, Dennis Chan Kwok-sun is the younger brother of actor-director Philip Chan. While still in school, Chan appeared with his band on a television variety show and was invited by a RTHK director to audition. He was accepted and performed regularly in TV dramas in the 1970s. In 1977, he became producer for variety shows. He first acted in film in Cop and Robbers (1979), followed by over 90 films, mostly in cameos. He starred in Krazy Kops (1981) and Romantic Fool (2007) and played major parts in Soul (1986), Cageman (1992) and the American film Kickboxer (1989) and its two sequels.

Chan joined D&B in 1984 as Distribution Manager, leaving in 1987 to learn film production at Hollywood. Returning to the Hong Kong film industry, he worked primarily in producing, writing and directing. Films he produced or associate produced include The Wrong Couples (1987), Hearts to Hearts (1988), Naked Killer (1992) and Future Cops (1993). Chan often doubled as writer on films he produced, such as Remains of a Woman (1993), which was awarded Best Actress (for Carrie Ng) at the Golden Horse Awards, and Wild Horse from Shangri-La (2009).

Chan directed his first film, Perfect Match, in 1989, a year in which he also released a second film, Maybe Next Time. He also directed the romance drama Love and Let Love (1998). In 1993, he became COO of Vehicle Of Light Film Company and in 1999, ran the China Culture Media Group Company, which produced programs on Chinese history and culture.

Chan resumed film production in 2006, such as producing and writing Air Diary (2006), Wild Horse from Shangri-La (2007), Besieged City (2008) and directing The Romantic Fool (2007, which Chan also wrote), Wushu: The Young Generation (also co-wrote, 2008, co-director, Anthony Szeto) and 37 (2009).

Katy Manning

Katy Manning trained as an actress at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1971, she became known to millions of British television viewers when she joined Doctor Who as the companion Jo Grant, which she played for three seasons opposite Jon Pertwee as the Doctor until 1973.

In 1978, she moved to Australia to live when her twin son and daughter were very young and has been a special guest at many Australian Doctor Who conventions. She continued her acting career and took part in many Australian stage productions, including "Run For Your Wife" and "Educating Rita", among others. After living in Australia for several years, she moved to the USA, but returns to Australia on a regular basis to take part in stage plays. She became an Australian citizen on 15 September 2004.

Manning married Rayner Bourton in 1975 (the marriage lasted only two months), before having two children, twins born in 1978, with Dean Harris. Manning also famously appeared in the Australian soft porn magazine, "Girl Illustrated", in 1977, posing naked with a Dalek. Barry Crocker has been her partner since 1989. Manning is still most famous for her role in Doctor Who and has contributed to many documentaries and DVD commentaries connected to her time on the series.

Sidney Sheldon

Sheldon was born in Chicago on February 17, 1917. He began writing as a youngster and at the age of ten he made his first sale of a poem for $10. During the Depression, he worked at a variety of jobs and while attending Northwestern University he contributed short plays to drama groups.

At seventeen, he decided to try his luck in Hollywood. The only job he could find was as a reader of prospective film material at Universal Pictures for $22 a week. At night he wrote his own screenplays and was able to sell one called "South of Panama," to the studio for $250 in 1941.

During World War II, he served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. After the war he established a reputation as being a prolific writer in the New York theater community. At one point during this career he had three musicals on Broadway including a rewritten version of "The Merry Widow," "Jackpot" and "Dream with Music." Eventually he received a Tony award as part of the writing team for the Gwen Verdon hit "Redhead" which brought to the attention of Hollywood.

His first assignment after his return to Hollywood was The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple, which won him an Academy Award for best original screenplay of 1947.

In his 1982 interview he described his years under contract with MGM as, "I never stopped working. One day Dore Schary (who was then production head) looked at a list of MGM projects currently under production and noted that I had written eight of them, more than three other writers put together. That afternoon, he made me a producer."

In the early 1960s when the movie industry was hurting because of television's popularity, Sheldon decided to make a switch. "I suppose I needed money," he remembered. "I met Patty Duke one day at lunch and stated producing "The Patty Duke Show," (that starred Duke playing two identical cousins). I did something nobody else in TV ever did at that time. For seven years, I wrote almost every single episode of the series."

His next series was "I Dream of Jeannie," which he also created as well as produced, lasted five seasons, 1965-1970. The show concerned an astronaut, Larry Hagman, who lands on a desert island and discovers a bottle containing a beautiful, 2,000-year-old genie, played by Barbara Eden, who accompanies him back to Florida and eventually marries her.

According to Sheldon it was "During the last year of "I Dream of Jeannie," I decided to try a novel. Each morning from 9 until noon, I had a secretary at the studio take all calls. I mean every single call. I wrote each morning or rather, dictated and then I faced the TV business." The result was "The Naked Face," which was scorned by book reviewers but sold 21,000 copies in hardcover. The novel scored even bigger in paperback, where it reportedly sold 3.1 million copies. Thereafter Sheldon name would continually be on the best-seller lists, often reigning on top for months at a time.

Sheldon's books including titles like "Rage of Angels," "The Other Side of Midnight," "Master of the Game" and "If Tomorrow Comes," provided him with his greatest fame. They featured cleverly plots with sensuality and a high degree of suspense, a device that kept fans from being unable to putting his books down.

In a 1982 interview Sheldon told of how he created his novels; "I try to write my books so the reader can't put them down. I try to construct them so when the reader gets to the end of a chapter, he or she has to read just one more chapter. It's the technique of the old Saturday afternoon serial: leave the guy hanging on the edge of the cliff at the end of the chapter."

Explaining why so many women bought his books, he once commented that: "I like to write about women, who are talented and capable, but most important, retain their femininity. Women have tremendous power, their femininity, because men can't do without it."

Sheldon had few fans among highbrow critics, whose reviews of his books were generally reproachful of both Sheldon and his readers. Sheldon however remained undeterred, promoting the novels and himself with warm enthusiasm.

A big, cheerful man, he bragged about his work habits. Unlike other novelists who toil over typewriters or computers, Sheldon would dictate fifty pages a day to a secretary or a tape machine. He would correct the pages the following day and dictate another fifty pages continuing the routine until he had between 1,200 to 1,500 pages. "Then I would do a complete rewrite 12 to 15 times," he said. "Sometimes I would spend a whole year rewriting."

Sheldon prided himself on the authenticity of his novels. During a 1987 interview he remarked that: "If I write about a place, I have been there. If I write about a meal in Indonesia, I have eaten there in that restaurant. I don't think you can fool the reader."

For his novel "Windmills of the Mind," that dealt with the CIA, he interviewed former CIA chief Richard Helms, traveled to Argentina and Romania, and spent a week in Junction City, Kansas where the book's heroine had lived.

After a career that had earned him a Tony, an Oscar and an Emmy (for "I Dream of Jeannie"), Sheldon declared that his work as a novelist was his best work. "I love writing books," he once commented. "Movies are a collaborative medium, and everyone is second-guessing you. When you do a novel you're on your own. It's a freedom that doesn't exist in any other medium."

Several of his novels became television miniseries, often with the Sheldon severing as producer.

He was married for more than 30 years to Jorja Curtright Sheldon, a stage and film actress who later became a prominent interior decorator. After her death in 1985 he married Alexandra Sheldon, a former child actress and advertising executive, in 1989.

Sheldon died January 30, 2007 of complications from pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California according with his wife, Alexandra, was by his side.

Along with his wife, Sheldon was survived by his daughter, author Mary Sheldon; his brother Richard and two grandchildren.

William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs, one of the three seminal writers of the Beat Generation (the other two being his friends Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg), was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 5, 1914, to the son of the founder of the Burroughs Adding Machine Co. He grew up in patrician surroundings and attended private school in Los Alamos, New Mexico, chosen due to the climate as he suffered from sinus trouble (the school was later used to house the Manhattan Project during World War II)). Burroughs took his undergraduate degree at Harvard College (Class of 1936) but rebelled inwardly against the life that the upper-class Harvard man was supposed to lead during the pre-war period (outwardly he dressed the part of a patrician, with three-piece suit, necktie, black homburg and chesterfield overcoat being his standard wardrobe. His political options generally were also of his class, i.e., right-wing).

Planning to become a physician, Burroughs moved to Germany to study medicine. The plight of the Jews under the Nazis was desperate, and in 1937 Burroughs agreed to marry Ilse Herzfeld Klapper, a German Jewish woman, so she could leave Germany and eventually become a U.S. citizen. The two remained friends for many years after they moved back to the U.S., meeting often for lunch when Burroughs eventually settled in New York City in the early 1940s. They never lived together, and Burroughs formally divorced her in 1946 so he could marry his second wife, Joan.

Perhaps it was his exposure to National Socialism in Adolf Hitler's Germany that raised Burroughs' interest in his lifelong fascination: control mechanisms used by the state against its citizens. Burroughs left Germany for the United States without completing his studies, bringing along Ilse.

A homosexual in an extremely homophobic age, back in the U.S. he drifted from job to job while continuing his education as an autodidact. He lived in Chicago, where he was an exterminator, which he claimed was the best job he ever had. While in Chicago he met the young Lucien Carr (later to be the father of best-selling novelist Caleb Carr, author of "The Alienist") and David Kammerer. Kammerer was a homosexual 14 years Carr's senior who had been his private school tutor and had stalked Carr obsessively afterward, following him from city to city. While Carr was disturbed by Kammerer's behavior, he was also immature and flattered by the attention, a moth attracted to the flame. When the moth got singed, he would fly away. Carr dropped out of the University of Chicago to attend Columbia in New York in order to escape Kammerer, and when Kammerer inevitably followed, Burroughs tagged along.

Through Carr, Burroughs made the connections that would change his life: Columbia drop-out Kerouac, then in the Merchant Marine, and Columbia undergrad Ginsberg, then studying pre-law with the idea of becoming a labor lawyer. Intrigued by what he heard from Carr and Kammerer of Kerouac, he dropped in to see him at the apartment of Kerouac's girlfriend Edie Kerouac Parker, who shared the flat with Burroughs' future wife Joan.

Before the momentous meet-up, Burroughs had begun experimenting with morphine when he acquired a stash of the drug to sell, and he subsequently became hooked. Long fascinated by "low lifes" and the vitality they retained while the rest of "normal" Americans seemed wan and dessicated (this was the Great Depression, after all), Burroughs began conducting field "research" into New York's demimonde, aided and abetted by Herbert Huncke, a junkie and thief whom Burroughs befriended and let share his apartment in lower Manhattan. With Huncke playing Virgil to his Dante, Burroughs met the "low-lifes" who would become part of his fiction as he journeyed through the rings of hell that was World War II New York. "Sailor", who showed up as a character in Naked Lunch, was a thief and drug dealer who once borrowed Burroughs' pistol and went out and shot a storekeeper to death (Sailor later hanged himself in jail after being arrested for an unrelated crime. He was known as an informer and had turned in a rival narcotics dealer--he was facing beatings, torture and possibly murder when he decided to take his own life). Soon Burroughs began to deal drugs in earnest in order to keep up with his own habit and fence merchandise himself, becoming part of a den of thieves that spilled over into Edie and Joan's apartment. The patrician Burroughs, with his high standards, prided himself on giving the best "cut" of heroin available, with personal home delivery to boot.

Jack Kerouac first urged Burroughs to write. Burroughs spent a lot of time at the apartment Kerouac shared with Edie and Joan. He particularly liked to psychoanalyze Kerouac and Ginsburg, and enjoyed having them act out scenarios, little dramas in which they would play roles: Burroughs an old queen/con artist, Ginsburg her pimp, and Kerouac as the gullible young American, mouth agape in a foreign land, ripe for the plucking. Their imaginations were quite fertile, and it fed Kerouac and Ginsberg's writing. Burroughs had never really had any inclination to write until he met Kerouac, but he and Jack collaborated on a mystery novel they eventually entitled "And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks," after the last sentence of a BBC-Radio report on a fire at the London Zoo. Each wrote alternating chapters, and after the book was complete, the manuscript was passed around among New York publishers. There were no takers, and for the time, Burroughs lost interest in writing.

In 1945 Lucien Carr stabbed David Kammerer to death during a stroll along the bank of the Hudson River below Morningside Heights that was a notorious gay cruising area. After holding the dying man in his arms, Carr weighted down the body of his former tutor with rocks and disposed of it in the Hudson. In bloodied clothes, Carr sought out Burroughs, soliciting advice. Ignoring the elder's wise counsel to get a good lawyer and turn himself in, Carr then went to see Kerouac, who helped him dispose of the murder weapon and Kammerer's glasses. Both Burroughs and Kerouac were arrested (Burroughs as a material witness; Kerouac as an accessory after the fact), but eventually both were released without being prosecuted. Carr pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sent off to the Elmira Reformatory, where he was incarcerated for two years.

New York City became increasingly untenable as Burroughs became known to the police, so -- after he and Joan married -- they moved to Louisiana to become farmers. Their crop was marijuana, and eventually they moved on to Mexico, where living was cheaper and drugs easier to come by (and there was less hassle from police). In 1951, at a party in which they both were drunk, an exhibitionistic Burroughs shot and killed Joan in an alleged accident where he reportedly attempted to mimic the "apple on the son's head" scene from "William Tell". As the story is told, Joan put a glass of liquor on top of her head after Burroughs beseeched her to perform their William Tell trick for the guests. There had never been a William Tell trick, Burroughs later ruefully admitted, and Joan wound up with a .32 ACP slug in her head. Accounts of the death, which the Mexican police ruled a misadventure caused by a mistake in judgment, have never been entirely satisfactory. Like Lucien Carr before him, Burroughs may have consciously or subconsciously rid himself of a lover whom he no longer had any use for, or was piqued at. Burroughs at the time of the shooting was in love, involved in a heavy gay affair.

After the death of Joan, Burroughs spent time journeying through Central and South America, looking for the drug called "Yage", which like peyote was rumored to offer a key to opening the doors of perception and heightening consciousness. He found it and distributed it among friends. In 1953 Allen Ginsburg managed to get Burroughs into print under the pen name "William Lee." His autobiographical novel, "Junkie", was published by Ace Books (the son of the owner, Carl Solomon, was one of Ginsburg's friends) as a 35-cent paperback original (its formal title was "Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Adict", and it was published as "Two Books in One" back-to-back with another paperback original in the same volume). Returning to Mexico City, in the mid-'50s he began writing in earnest while keeping up with his drug habit, living off the small trust fund he received as a scion of the Burroughs family. It was in Mexico City that he began writing the sketches that would turn into his major book, "Naked Lunch". In 1956 he left Mexico City for Tangiers, Morocco, as the living was even cheaper than it was in Mexico City (as were the drugs). He eventually returned to the US in the 1960s.

"Naked Lunch" has the distinction of being the last major book to be prosecuted for obscenity in the United States. The novel was written in Mexico City and Tangiers, crafted from fragments he wrote while addicted to heroin. After it was published in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1959, it quickly became notorious for its graphic descriptions of sexual encounters, sadism and murder, as well as its no-holds-barred use of language. Many stalwart defenders of the First Amendment drew the line at "Naked Lunch", stating that they did not fight the good fight to get James Joyce's "Ulysses" and the works of D.H. Lawrence and Henry Miller before the American public so that something like "Naked Lunch" could be published. Grove Press acquired the rights to the book, but it was not published until 1962, as the publishing house awaited the outcome of other obscenity trials, including one involving Allen Ginsberg's epic poem "Howl", which featured Burroughs as one of its hipsters searching for "an angry fix". Guided by Justice William J. Brennan, the U.S. Supreme Court starting in the late 1950s had relaxed censorship standards to protect literature that had redeeming social value, no matter that passages in the works were accused of being obscene. To be banned, a work had to be utterly without redeeming social value. Undaunted, the Comonwealth of Massachusetts successfully prosecuted the book as obscene.

For the initial trial, Grove Press had gathered together an impressive list of "experts" such as Norman Mailer to defend the book, but Burroughs' modern classic initially lost, was declared obscene, and was banned in Massachusetts (a banned book would be destroyed, the copies already having been confiscated by the police). However, in 1966 the Massachusetts Supreme Court (in Memoirs v. Massachusetts) found that "Naked Lunch" was "not without social value, and therefore, not obscene." With this ruling an era that began in the 1870s when anti-smut crusader Anthony Comstock led the charge for stricter enforcement of obscenity laws by the federal and state governments came to an end.

By the late 1970s Burroughs had lived long enough to be hailed by critics and the public as a major American writer. He was embraced by punk rockers in New York and became an iconic figure by the 1980s. He died in 1997 at the age of 83.

Candida Royalle

Candida Royalle was born on October 15, 1950 in New York City. Candida was raised by her father and stepmother after her biological mother abandoned her when she was only eighteen months old. Royalle trained in music, dance, and the arts in New York City: She not only studied dance and music at New York's High School of Art and Design, but also attended both the Parsons School of Design and the City University of New York. She was active in the women's movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's.

Royalle moved to San Francisco, California in 1970. She was a singer in clubs and theaters prior to becoming involved in the adult entertainment industry. Candida did her first explicit hardcore movie in California in the mid-1970's. After acting in a handful of X-rated features, Royalle returned to her native New York City in 1980 and subsequently founded the production company Femme Productions in 1984 with the specific intention of making erotica based on female desire as well as producing hardcore fare aimed at helping couples therapy. An early feminist pioneer in what later became known as the "couples" market, Candida's work was notable both for its admirable refusal to depict sex in a remotely degrading and/or misogynistic fashion and its equally laudable emphasis on showing sex in the broader context of women's social and emotional lives. Royalle signed the Post Porn Modernist Manifesto in 1989. In addition, Candida was not only a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, but also was a founding board member of the group Feminists for Free Expression. Royalle published the book "How To Tell a Naked Man What to Do" in 2004. She died at age 64 from ovarian cancer on September 7, 2015.

Douglas Spain

Douglas Spain captured critical praise and a 1998 Independent Spirit Award nomination for his feature film debut in Fox Searchlight's "Star Maps." The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the dark-humored story of 'Carlos' (Spain), whose route to realizing his dreams of acting leads him to selling maps to the stars' homes as well as himself on the streets of Los Angeles. Spain appeared in HBO's "Walkout" directed by Edward James Olmos as well as "The Reading Room" opposite James Earl Jones for the Hallmark Channel. He has been seen in HBO's "Band Of Brothers" produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks; "44 Minutes" with Michael Madsen for FX; "Delivering Milo" with Bridget Fonda and Albert Finney for Deepak Nayar; USA Films' "Cherry Falls" with Brittany Murphy and Jay Mohr; Artisan Entertainment's "Permanent Midnight" alongside Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson; the independent film "Hunting Of Man" which he also Executive Produced; and three Lions Gate Films: "But I'm a Cheerleader" with Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall, "Ricochet River" starring opposite Kate Hudson, and "What's Cooking" with Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick and Alfre Woodard. Spain recurred on the Showtime Original Series "Resurrection Boulevard" with Elizabeth Pena and Esai Morales. He was also well received in the Showtime Original Picture "12 Angry Men," as part of a stellar ensemble cast including such acclaimed actors as Ossie Davis, George C. Scott, Jack Lemmon, Hume Cronyn, James Gandolfini and Edward James Olmos under the direction of William Friedkin. Spain made his directorial debut with the short film "Charity." Douglas Spain's stage productions include "Gunplay: La Familia" with Naked Angels, L.A. and "Sunrise In My Pocket" with Playmakers Repertory Company, North Carolina.

Sean McCann

With over 35 years of experience in film, television and theatre - not to mention parallel lives as a baseball scout, history buff and public speaker - Sean McCann is a bonafide, if somewhat reluctant, Canadian icon. The diffidence is due to the actor's innate humility, a tendency toward self-deprecation rather than self-aggrandisement, which, depending on your own personal point of view, is a blessing or a curse. For McCann, it's a bit of both. He has appeared in more than 150 feature films, cable television movies, television series and mini-series, qualifying his career as something of an oeuvre. In fact, he was honoured with the prestigious Earl Grey Award at the 1989 Gemini's, celebrating his entire body of work in television. This, more than 5 years before some of his most acclaimed undertakings. McCann can be seen in The Law of Enclosures, with Sarah Polley and Diane Ladd. He has appeared with Meryl Streep (First Do No Harm), Nick Nolte (Affliction) and Chris Farley (Tommy Boy). He's shared screen time with Brenda Fricker and Miranda Richardson in Swann (for which McCann received a Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Genie nomination), Nicolas Cage in Trapped in Paradise, Kevin Bacon in The Air Up There, Sam Waterston in A House Divided, Peter Weller and Judy Davis in Naked Lunch (which garnered a National Film Critics Society award), Brooke Shields and the late Al Waxman in What Makes A Family, to name just a few. Over the years, McCann has been awarded considerable recognition from his peers. In 1999, he won a Gemini for Best Guest Actor in a Series for Power Play. In a testament to his chameleon acting talents, McCann was twice nominated for a Gemini award for Best Performance in a Pre-School Series, for 1999's beloved Noddy. McCann was singled out at the 1987 Gemini Awards with a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his recurring role in Night Heat. McCann also starred in Robert Lepage's Genie-award winning Possible Worlds, and appeared in the Golden Globe-nominated Small Sacrifices with Farrah Fawcett. In addition, McCann has worked with such legendary directors as Sidney Lumet, Ken Russel, David Green, Paul Schraeder and David Cronenberg. In 1988, he took on a role he speaks of most fondly - Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King in The King Chronicle. Directed by the renowned Canadian documentarian Donald Brittain, the mini-series was a 6-hour CBC and NFB co-production that aired to great popular and critical acclaim. One year later, McCann was to join the ranks of such celebrated performers as Lorne Green, Kate Reid and Gordon Pinsent, when he won the Earl Grey Award. McCann has always had a craving for diversity. He began his adult life with a singular devoutness uncommon to actors of his peer group, studying at St. Peter's Seminary in London, Ontario to prepare himself for the priesthood. But McCann's passions run wide and his gifts just as deep. As a student of history, politics and poetry, he has a library of well over 800 volumes of literature and letters devoted to both the high arts and popular culture. McCann indulges his not-so-secret love of baseball as an Associate Scout for the Toronto Blue Jays, speaks often about baseball to professional organisations, and was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. McCann has a unique civic-mindedness as well. He ran against one of the most recognizable figures on the Canadian political landscape, Roy McMurtry, in Ontario's 1979 provincial election. His showing in that race (he lost) confirmed acting as his primary metier, but did nothing to dampen his conviction that politicians and political institutions are accountable to the masses.

Aracely Arámbula

This beautiful actress was born in March 1975 in the city of Chihuahua in northern Mexico. She was noticed for the first time in 1993. when she was chosen for the "Face of the year". Aracely's role model is famous actress and singer Jennifer Lopez, but at first she was too shy to shoot naked. However, in Embrace Me Tightly, in a few scenes you can see her half-naked or in underwear. She has been out with actor Gabriel Soto, singer and actor Eduardo Verastagui and Pablo Montero. Aracely says that her relationship with Pablo was a friendly date, and that today they are good friends. In her free time she likes to cook and eat candies, but because of her figure she goes to the gym. Aracely also writes songs and plays guitar. Aracely is really related to her family, and she likes to go out with her friends or go to her house to Cuernavaca and relax by the pool. This actress is also well-known for her changes of image. Every few months she changes her hair, so first it's blonde and long and then it's dark and short. Today she has an exclusive contract with Televisa, and her new telenovela is called "Vias de amor, Las" (2002).

Caitlin O'Heaney

Caitlin was born on August 16, 1953 in Whitefish Bay, Milwakee, Wisconsin. Growing up there, she and her two older sisters turned their garage into a theatre. She made her formal stage debut at eight, when her mother, a drama teacher, cast Caitlin as Peter Pan in a Cumberland School summer production. Caitlin admits there may have been some bias at that audition, but none was evident when she joined the North Shore Children's Theatre, a local professional touring company, at age 11. She played clarinet in the band at Whitefish Bay High School, where she was also a member of the choir. At 17, she won a scholarship at the prestigious Julliard School of Drama in New York City.

In her four years at Julliard, Caitlin studied under Oscar-winning actor John Houseman, and performed such classic roles as Masha in "The Seagull," Doreen in "Tartuffe," Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet," Mary Boyle in "Juno and the Paycock," Maryanne in "Measure for Measure," and Esmeralda in "Camino Reef."

Jake and SarahAfter graduation, Caitlin made her off-Broadway debut as Loretta in "Hot House" at the Chelsea Theatre. She remained at Chelsea to play Finkel in "Yentl" and to understudy Tovah Feldshuh in the title role. She moved to Broadway to understudy the role of Elizabeth in "A Matter of Gravity," starring Katherine Hepburn, then to Seattle to appear as Celia in "As You Like It," Gwendolyn in "Travesties," and Eylie in "Ladyhouse Blues."

Caitlin next appeared in "Gogol" at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and played the double roles of Belle and Mrs. Cratchit in "A Christmas Carol" at Playwrights Horizon. On closing night she made a trial move to Los Angeles and in five weeks was cast as Anna Marie Hollyhock in an ABC comedy series, "Apple Pie." The series introduced Caitlin to tap dancing, an interest she still pursues.

Caitlin remained in Los Angeles to play fourteen-year old Bianca in "White Marriage" at the Odyssey Theatre, which earned her a Drama-Logue award for best actress. She also appeared in two television movies, "Mark Twain's America" and "The Seeding of Sarah Burns."

She returned to the East to star as Ersilla Drei in Pirandello's "Naked" at the Syracuse Stage, and as Amy in the horror feature "He Knows You're Alone." Performances in "Ape Watch" at the Mark Taper Forum Lab, "The Brides" at the Lenox Art Centre, and off-Broadway as Olive Lashbrook in the 40s classic "The Voice of the Turtle" and "Scenes and Revelations" soon followed. She also appeared as waitress Lurleen Hamett in ABC's "One Life to Live."

One of Caitlin's early roles was in He Knows You're Alone (best known as Tom Hanks's film debut). She also played 1930's Hollywood actress Dolores Farrar in Woody Allen's film A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982). Allen would cast her in two more films: Zelig (1983) and The Purple Rose of Cairo. She also acted in Three O'Clock High (1987), which was executive-produced by Steven Spielberg.

She was best known to TV viewers for her performances as Sarah Stickney White in Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) and as the first Snow White in The Charmings (1987). As Sarah, she was an American secret agent who poses as a singer to cover her activities as an American agent operating in the South Pacific. And as Snow White, she played the fairy tale character surviving in the modern world to perfection.

She has also created a company called "Caitlin" which markets perfumes that she personally created.

Caitlin continues to act, her recent feature film was Brooklyn Lobster (2005), where she played Aunt Fran.

She lives on a horse farm outside New York City, with her many pets, including dogs and horses.

Robert Emmet Lunney

Robert Emmet Lunney is an actor/playwright. He is a recurring Guest Star in "The Exorcist" for Fox Television. His play, "Famous Blue Raincoat," was a finalist for the 2015 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference and was developed and work-shopped with Naked Angels (NYC). "For Nina," twice a semifinalist for the O'Neill, has been work-shopped by Two River Theater (Red Bank, NJ), The Directors Company (NYC) and The American National Theatre (NYC). "An Occurrence At Yankee Stadium," an absurdist dark comedy, has had developmental readings with Manhattan Class Company, and the Lark Play Development Center (NYC). "Cannon Beach" is a detective noir. "When You Wake" (screenplay) is a father/son story of love and loss, as well as a demonic thriller. Performing highlights: Tobias in Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" (Broadway); Michael in Brian Friel's "Dancing At Lughnasa" (Broadway); Atticus in "To Kill A Mockingbird" (Ford's Theater/D.C.); Howard Barker's solo poem, "Gary, The Thief" (World Premier/Potomac Theatre Project/NYC); Ball in Mr. Barker's "Victory" (PTP/NYC); Roy Cohn in Tony Kushner's "Angels In America" (Guest Artist/University of Alabama). Robert is director of the Barker Project, a loose affiliation of theater artists, founded on the principle that argument and entertainment need not be mutually exclusive.

Joseph Culp

Actor and filmmaker Joseph Culp was born in Los Angeles, the son of actor Robert Culp. He began acting in school plays at the age of nine. He trained as an actor in both New York and Los Angeles under various teachers, including Stella Adler, Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen, Arthur Sherman, Kenneth MacMillan and John Lehne.

Joseph Culp has been working in theatre, film and television since 1982.

He recently produced, directed, co-wrote and co-starred in the feature film Welcome to the Men's Group which stars Timothy Bottoms and Stephen Tobolowsky.

He also produced and co-starred in the short Voice of Life by Norwegian director Knut Erik Jensen.

Culp produced and starred in the award-winning feature film, The Reflecting Pool, the first investigative drama to challenge the official story of 9/11. Directed by Jarek Kupsc. Joseph Culp won international critical acclaim for his performance in Hunger, an adaptation of Nobel laureate Knut Hamsun's 1890 masterpiece, written and directed by Maria Giese. In "Hunger" Culp co-produced and stars as "Charlie Pontus", a lonely screenwriter living on the brink of physical and spiritual starvation in Los Angeles. At the San Francisco IndieFest "Hunger" film received "Pick of the Pack" from the San Francisco Examiner, saying, "Joseph Culp's agreeable performance makes this one a champion!" SF Indie Fest wrote, "Joseph Culp's exquisitely naked performance and writer/director Giese ragged, guerrilla-video style add immeasurably to the bracing austerity of the film charging it with all the primitive beauty of an ancient Russian icon painting". Hunger is the first digital film made of a classic work of literature, the first American version of a Knut Hamsun novel, and was shot guerrilla-style on the streets of Los Angeles on a budget not exceeding $10,000. "Hunger" won Best Feature at the 2007 Moondance International Film Festival and Best Underground Film at the 2007 FAIF Festival. Culp's other film credits include starring roles in Alan J. Pakula's Dream Lover, Monte Hellman's Iguana, The Arrival, the lead in the action thriller Assault on Dome 4 Culp is known to comic fans as the first actor ever to play "Doctor Doom" in the first film version of Marvel Comics' series The Fantastic Four. He co-starred with Laurie Metcalf in The Secret Life of Houses on PBS, and for Mexican director María Novaro' (Danzón) in her tale of Mexican border life, El jardín del Edén. He co-starred with John Savage in the sci-fi film Firestorm and was featured in HBO's Full Eclipse, Ron Howard's Apollo 13, Mario Van Peebles' Baadasssss! (2003), and Panther and the western Los Locos. He appeared with Mia Kirshner, Jean-Hugues Anglade and Connie Nielsen in the noir-thriller Innocents, directed by Gregory Marquette, and starred opposite Ray Wise and Sonya Smith in the award-winning sci-fi comedy Cyxork 7, directed by John Huff. His many television appearances include House M.D. ER, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Highway to Heaven and movies-for-TV such as Project: Tinman, Blue Bayou and A Doctor's Story. He co-starred with Richard Thomas in Hallmark's Wild Hearts.

Culp notably appeared in a recurring role as "Archie Whitman", the depression-era father of Jon Hamm's "Don Draper" in the critically acclaimed AMC series Mad Men.

Joseph Culp directed the short film "Traces" (2011) which held premieres at Nordkapp Film Festival in Norway, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Tucson Film & Music Festival, and Hollywood Film festival.

In addition to working in film and television, Joseph Culp has continued a commitment to the theater. In 2004, he starred in the New York stage premiere of "Foul Shots", by Raymond J. Barry and Barry's "Awake in a World That Encourages Sleep" (2011-2012) in both New York and Los Angeles. Theatre credits include "Summer and Smoke", directed by the late Kenneth MacMillan; opposite Ron Leibman in "Children of Darkness" at The Actor's Studio, and "A Wilder Evening - Six Short Works by Thornton Wilder", which he produced and directed and performed. He received a Drama Logue award for his performance as a rebel Irish coal miner in Jason Miller's "Nobody Hears a Broken Drum" in Los Angeles. Joseph Culp is the founder of the Los Angeles-based "Walking Theatre Group/Workshop" (since 1992) where he performs as an actor, writer and director as well as conducting ongoing research in the training and practice of the "Walking-In-Your-Shoes" transpersonal technique and its use in creative process. He co-founded the Walking-In-Your-Shoes body/mind technique WIYS, which combines aspects of intuitive movement and spontaneous empathy. The workshop is open to the public and supports theater and film artists developing new material. The script for the 9/11 feature, "The Reflecting Pool", was developed in the workshop. Joseph acted and directed his own adaptations of two short stories by Franz Kafka, "The Judgment" and "In the Penal Colony", which he performed with the Walking Theatre Group. He directed an evening with the Walking Theatre Group - "Welcome to the Great Beyond", where the audience participated in a public demonstration and exploration of the "Walking-In-Your-Shoes" transpersonal process. Joseph also directed group shows of new work from the Walking Theatre Workshop, "Reclamation (series 1-5)". "Winter Walks" and "Food for Thought". His original musical-play "The Hound (An American Poem)" about a spiritual journey on the Greyhound Bus was developed with the Walking Theatre Group at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA. He is working on a book about the "Walking" technique for use in related workshops and groups. He is married to Lauren Culp and has two children, Jackson Culp and Sedona Culp.

Ed Stafford

Ed Stafford is a former British Army captain who, in 2010, became the first human to walk the entire length of the Amazon River. His feat took him 860 days and earned him a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Ed is now a presenter and adventurer on the Discovery Channel. He is also the author of "Walking the Amazon" and "Naked and Marooned"

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