|Scott Michael Foster
Born in Illinois and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, Foster knew from an early age that he wanted to be an actor. He grew up just outside of Chicago until he was 12 years old, where his family lived on a farm and he was home schooled. When Foster's older sisters started to dabble in theatre he immediately became interested in the entertainment industry. Soon after moving to Dallas with his family he chose theatre as an elective in middle school, pursued the arts in high school, and went on to study at the Quad C Theatre Program at Collin County Community College. In 2004 Foster decided to make the big move to Los Angeles. Once in LA, Foster joined an acting class, met his manager, and started booking commercials. In 2005 he landed several independent films, and in 2007 he booked what would become his regular acting gig for the next five years: a series regular role starring as "Cappie" on the hit series "Greek" for ABC Family. While putting in time on "Greek" Foster wrote, produced, and starred in his own script that he sold to Comedy Central entitled "Neighbros." The show sold in the fall of 2010 for fall's 2011 pilot season. Although the experience of putting together a show was something Foster loved, he decided to put all side projects on hold and focus on booking new acting roles. By the time "Greek" had ended its run in 2011 Foster had made his mark at ABC through his work on the show, and his relationship with the network would continue to grow over the next several years. Foster went on to score a handful of guest star roles including appearances on: TNT's "The Closer," NBC's "Friends with Benefits," "Law and Order: LA," and "Parenthood," and ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey." He also held a recurring role on "Quarterlife" for NBC and starred in the 2009 fan favorite independent feature TEENAGE DIRTBAG. In 2012 Foster had the opportunity to play characters that were far from the happy go lucky teen he portrayed on "Greek." First, he was seen in 10 episodes of the hit Showtime series "Californication" starring opposite David Duchovny as "Tyler," and went on to play "Jonas Beckett" in five episodes of ABC's Emmy Nominated series "The River." Soon after filming "The River," ABC enlisted Foster once again, casting him in "Zero Hour"  opposite Anthony Edwards, Jacinda Barrett, Addison Timlin, and Carmen Ejogo. When not acting Foster is an active supporter of The Sue Weaver Cause, an organization that promotes consumer awareness of unsafe service employment - their quest is to require proper annual criminal background checks on all workers sent to people's homes. Foster is also a musician, making music for over nine years and released an EP in 2009 with his band Siren's Eye. He recently became a certified scuba diver, and currently lives in the Los Angeles area with his two dogs, Oliver and Charlie.
Alexandra Alrey "Ali" Cobrin is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Molly in the Showtime series Look, and as Kara in the 2012 film American Reunion.
Cobrin was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended high school at the Chicago Academy for the Arts where she majored in musical theater. Growing up, she trained to become a classical ballerina and competed in the Junior Olympics.
Cobrin began her entertainment career as an improvisation player in the Second City's teen ensemble and danced with the Burklyn Ballet Theater touring Scotland, where she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. During that same time, Cobrin had work-shopped Broadway musicals, including All That Jazz and Wonderland, which were directed by Ben Verreen and Frank Wildhorn, respectively. After graduating high school at the age of 17, Cobrin moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Cobrin had her first movie acting role in a 2008 short film entitled, One. That same year, she starred in another short film called, Jack Turner and the Reluctant Vampire, where it won two awards in the Los Angeles Accolade Competition. In 2009, Cobrin had a supporting role in The Hole, a 3D film directed by internationally renown sci-fi and comedy director Joe Dante. The film would win the first Premio Persol award for best 3-D movie at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. In 2010, Cobrin made her debut television appearance in Kings by Night, a comedy pilot for Spike TV, and Showtime's LOOK. Later that year, she had a lead actress role in the movie, Cold Cabin, and appeared opposite to rap superstar B.o.B in the Adidas Originals shoe campaign commercial, MEGA Diner. In 2011, she guest starred in the television series, Friends with Benefits. In 2012, Cobrin had a breakout supporting role in American Reunion, a sequel in American Pie film series. Her most current role is in Life's an Itch, which is still in post-production.
|Robert Scott Wilson
Wilson, a Massachusetts native, made the move to Los Angeles in 2010 to pursue his journey as an actor. Robert Scott Wilson currently stars as Ben Rogers/Weston on "Days of our Lives." Wilson began his journey as a series regular on "All My Children," and guest starred on "Surviving Jack," "The Middle," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "I Didn't Do It," "Supah Ninjas," and "Entourage" In addition, he appeared in the feature films "Bride Wars," "Surrogates," "Friends with Benefits" and "The Social Network." Two years after starting his journey won the first-ever male model search contest for "The Price Is Right." Wilson recalls watching the show with his grandmother who helped raise him. The actor/model has been featured internationally through print advertising campaigns and music videos.
When he is not on set, the self-declared die-hard New England sports fan enjoys playing basketball, football and paintball. He also loves to spend his free time relaxing with his two dogs, family and friends.
Rhonda is a NAACP Nominated "Best Supporting" actress and Los Angeles native. From childhood, Rhonda has known what it means to overcome adversity and beat the odds. At the age of seven, she tragically suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, was confined to a wheelchair and told that she would never walk again. Defying that prognosis, she began dreaming of a career in the entertainment business and by age eleven, she witnessed God's miracle as she courageously fought to retake her first steps. This same spitfire determination is the wheel that propels Rhonda forward to this day.
Rhonda's dream began to materialize when she was accepted into the Van Nuys High School of Performing Arts, where she acquired the foundation that would pave the way for a promising acting career; and the stage is where she developed her chops. Soon Rhonda became involved with stage productions such as "Body Language", "Momma Christine's Colored Girls" and "Sweet Evalina" the first of many projects. Since then she's gone on to star in other prominent roles in productions such as "Save Us" directed by Meleah Robinson, "Nylons" and "Shh...Quiet as Kept" directed by Brandi Burks, "For Colored Girls" directed by Denise Dowse, "Redemption of a Dog" directed by Paul Hannah, "Love's Holiday" directed by Patricia Cuffie-Jones, "Friends with Benefits" directed by Barry Bowles, "Conversations" directed by Tasha B, "Blue God" directed by Marshawn Metters, "The Things That Make Men Cry" directed by Dino Shorte, and her last performance of the renowned stage play "Pieces" which was directed by Nic Few. Rhonda had the privilege of acting in two hit productions for the legendary Don B. Welch "Let the Church Roll On" and "My Brother's Keeper".
Beyond the stage, film and television, Rhonda has also been involved in industrial films, commercials and print ads. And with the recent explosion of new media, Rhonda has accepted roles in a variety of web series including "The Therapist" and "Heavenly Help", both of which have climbed in popularity and ratings.
In 2012, one of the highlights of Rhonda's stage performance was her role in the NAACP winning stage play, "Sunday Mourning". This renowned play, written by American Idol finalist, Kinnik Sky, was nominated seven times by the NAACP and received three awards. In addition, Rhonda received a NAACP nomination for her performance as a supporting actress. She reprise her role in 2013 when the play traveled to Atlanta for another successful run. Another notable achievement marked in Rhonda's career was when she co-produced and played a lead in the political comedic film "The Average American", directed by Kimberly Allen. Playing the role of Lanee Brown, wife of Secret Service Agent Harry Brown (Poetri), she had the pleasure of seeing this film winning acceptance into multiple film festivals and broadcast through Badami Productions nationally in over 100 different markets on network television in 2012. A year later the film became available through online distribution and is currently available on iflixtv.com. Rhonda, a master at balancing her talents and time, dedicated her production services as Second Assistant Director for the sizzle reel of the faith-based TV drama pilot "Under the Sun", directed by Ro Brooks.
During the summer of 2013 Rhonda wore a stage director's hat for the first time, making her directorial debut of the world premiere stage play, "His Dreams Her Goals". She followed that up with directing for the NAACP Theatre Festival. Rhonda started her reoccurring role in the webseries, "Black Boots". She successfully completed her lead in the short "Past Tense" and the feature "Confessions of a Womanizer" directed by Miguel Ali. In 2014 Rhonda has already filmed several shorts including "Conflicted", "Treachery", "Temei Nosce", "Cami Inc" and "Brakedown" (directed by Dylan Brown and Morris Chesnut). Rhonda just wrapped the feature films "Unspeakable Indiscretions", "The Choir Director" (directed by Trey Haley), and set to shoot the feature films as lead in "Her Little Secrets" and "Nwannem Sisters". She is looking forward to her lead roles in the webseries "What Men Want", "Men's Fear" and "Reborn".
In addition to these film projects, she's looking forward to the national tour of "Sunday Mourning" stage play fall 2014.
There are certainly many other plays, films and film productions that have Rhonda's thumbprint attached to it.
Jeff Kleeman graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English. He curated exhibits at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and ran a Story Department at Carolco.
In 1987 Jeff joined Paramount Pictures and was a development and production executive on "Internal Affairs", "The Hunt for Red October", "Shirley Valentine", and "Star Trek 6". He was also responsible for the development of "Deep Cover", later produced and released by New Line.
In 1991 Jeff became Vice President of Production for Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope where he worked on "Bram Stoker's Dracula", initiated Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow", was Associate Producer on "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein", Co-Producer on "Kidnapped", and Executive Producer on "Haunted" and "The Titanic".
Jeff joined MGM/UA in 1993 where he was Executive Vice President of Production. He was responsible for overseeing the revitalization of the James Bond franchise, beginning with "Goldeneye", then "Tomorrow Never Dies", and "The World is Not Enough". He oversaw the development and production of "Rob Roy", "Hackers", and "The Thomas Crown Affair", and he was responsible for the acquisition of "Leaving Las Vegas."
While at MGM/UA Jeff also developed "Cold Mountain", "Heartbreakers" and "The Pink Panther".
In 1999 Jeff left MGM/UA to work with Robert Redford developing strategies for Mr. Redford's future Sundance Entertainment Ventures. He also served on the Board of Directors of The Sundance Channel.
In 2004, Jeff was hired by Sony Pictures Animation to write the story for "Hotel Transylvania".
In 2005, Jeff co-created/show-ran "Misconceptions", a multi-camera sitcom for The WB.
In 2006 he wrote a single camera comedy, "Roll With It" for Fox Television.
In 2007 he wrote a one hour drama pilot, "Sleeping Beauty" for ABC, Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick. He also returned to MGM/UA as Executive Vice-President of Motion Picture Production.
In September 2008, Jeff joined David Dobkin as President of Big Kid Pictures.
In 2010 Jeff wrote a one hour pilot for Warner Bros. Television based on the film, "Time After Time". He also Executive Produced the film, "The Change-Up", which was released on August 5th, 2011, by Universal.
Jeff was Executive Producer on the single camera half-hour series, "Friends With Benefits", which aired on NBC in 2011.
Jeff is an Executive Producer on "The Judge", a Warner Bros. feature scheduled for release in October 2014.
He is a writer on the Guy Ritchie directed "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." feature that Warner Bros. is releasing in 2015.
In August 2012, Jeff became President of Ellen Degeneres's company, A Very Good Production. They are currently in production on three series that will air in 2015 as well as a web series that will stream in Fall 2014.
Jeff is a member of the USC Cinema School faculty where he teaches graduate courses on film development, production and the studio system. He has lectured at Yale, UCLA, Northwestern and at several film conferences as well as taught Film Independent's Screenwriter's Lab.
Jeff has chaired Film Independent's Spirit Awards Nominating Committee. He has served on the board of directors of The Sundance Channel, IFP West, The Los Angeles Film Festival Advisory Committee and served as a judge for the International Thriller Writers Best Screenplay Award.
Jeff currently chairs the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Screening Committee.
Jeff is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Writer's Guild of America, The Producers Guild of America, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and The British Academy of Film & Television.
Jordan Dunn is an actor, writer, and producer from Los Olivos, CA. He started acting at the early age of thirteen, appearing in performances of "Into the Woods," "Arsenic and Old Lace," and "Noises Off." After high school, Jordan attended the University of California Los Angeles where he majored in English Literature with a Minor in both Theater and Film. At UCLA, Jordan co-founded comedy team The Wait List (which he performs with every Thursday at The Improv Space in Westwood). In collaboration with The Wait List, MTV, and The Laugh Factory, Jordan wrote, produced, and starred in numerous sketches and award-winning short films. More recently he has appeared in several National Commercials, NBC's "Friends with Benefits," CBS's "Mom," and feature film "Phantom Halo" produced by Peter Bogdanovich. In addition, Jordan is a founding partner of BEAUTiMUS, a production company located in Hollywood, CA where he continues to write and produce commercials, short films, and a ton of other stuff that isn't finished yet so you can't hear about it, OKAY?!
Despite his young age, Jian has already distinguished himself as an actor with a wide range of performances in both film and television. He started on the hit film The Night Listener (2006), for which he noticed by a lot of filmmakers in the entertainment industries. Therefore, he starts working in numbers of TV serious such as "How to Make It in America", "The Beautiful Life: TBL", "New Amsterdam" and two seasons in "Ugly Betty". On his way success on television, he was already working steadily in feature films, Prime (2005), "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (2010), and "Salt" (2010).
Jian is recently focusing on his acting career in films. His most recent film credits include The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Safe (2011/II), New Year's Eve (2011), and Friends with Benefits (2011).
Jian, who resides in both New York and Los Angeles, will next appear in Premium Rush (2012) as well as Men in Black III.
Paul Marra is a NJ native born to entertain. Long before discovering acting, he knew that waiting on others for opportunities was a endless road leading no where, so he stayed busy by creating his own work. Most recently booking spots for national commercials such as McDonald's and Sony, Paul also spent the summer months shooting the zombie thriller "Apex Rising", playing the arrogant jock turned zombie half bread. Paul also had small roles in Martin Scorsese's "Boardwalk Empire" and in films such as "Friends with Benefits" starring Woody Harrelson and "We Need to Talk About Kevin" staring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly. Alum of the Deena Levy Theatre Studio where he studied for three years, it was there where Paul honed his craft and dove into exploring characters both nowhere near but yet very close to himself. Paul simply does what he loves and is busy 'creating' his future!
John grew up on Long Island where he cultivated his love of technology especially in film, television and radio. He moved to Los Angeles and started his career as an editor, joining the Editors Guild while working for Johnny Carson on several Carson Productions programs. Soon after, he joined the Director's Guild of America as the associate director of the Practical Joke unit of "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes" Because of his post production and technical expertise, he was asked to join The Reeves Entertainment Group as the Director of Television Production. As a production executive, he oversaw familiar shows such as "Kate and Allie", "I Married Dora", "That's Incredible" and "Doctor Doctor". He eventually went on to Co-Produce "Doctor Doctor", which launched his producing career. John has produced numerous television pilots and series in Los Angeles, New York and Canada. Among his notable shows are "Sports Night", for which he designed and oversaw construction of a working video newsroom. He is also credited with being the first person to produce a multi camera, High Definition videotape sit-com when he moved the 20th Century Fox Television series "Titus" from 35 millimeter film to Sony HDCam. He made his directorial debut on "Titus". Over the years, he's managed to receive an Emmy nomination for editing. He has two Golden Laurel awards from The Producers Guild of America and a Humanitas award as the producer of "Sports Night". He received his second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series for "Arrested Development". For the 2010/2011 season, John produced "Friends with Benefits" for NBC Television through 20th Century Fox Television.
Ignacio was born in Santiago, Chile. He took Architecture at the Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile, and Meisner Technique at the LA Actor's Center. He started his career as an extra in the fifth season of The Wire (2007) as a police officer. Then worked the entire first season of the Television show Army Wives (2008) as General Holden's (Brian McNamara) aid of camp. In 2009 Rada was given the opportunity to work in the first season of the TV show Fringe as a background actor, then Director Fred Toye gave him the chance to play the part of an FBI agent on episode 18. On 2010 worked in numerous TV sitcoms such as "Gossip Girls", "Law and Order", "Law and Order SVU", "Law and Order Criminal Intent", "Ugly Betty", "Nurse Jackie" (Extra). Also in Movies like "Salt", "The Adjustment Bureau", "Friends with Benefits" and "Captain America" (Extra). In 2011 after worked in the set of the upcoming Movie "The Amazing Spider-Man" as a featured extra, Director Marc Webb decided to include Rada in the film with a principal role in Oscorp's Security Team. Also in 2011 Rada was part of Season 13, Episode 1: Scorched Earth for "Law and Order SVU" as guest star Franco Nero's son (Distasios).
|Michael John Wagner
Michael grew up on the south side of Pittsburgh with his mother, father, and two sisters. From a very young age he displayed a great interest in the performing arts. He attended the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts where he majored in theater. While in high school Michael was selected to attend the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts where he would study every aspect of performance theater with some of the country's most renowned theater professionals and instructors. Although the stage was Michael's first passion, he began to explore and brandish his more musical faculties as well. After receiving a Presidential Scholarship to Point Park University in Pittsburgh to continue his studies in theater, Michael left the Conservatory and finished his first year at Temple University in Philadelphia before moving to Los Angeles. Since his arrival in Los Angeles he has worked extensively on recording and promoting his music as well as making appearances in film and commercials.
MJ first found national acclaim when he wrote and recorded a hip-hop remix of "New York, New York" for the Justin Timerlake blockbuster, Friends With Benefits, which would go on to be twice featured on ABC's Dancing With The Stars and NBC's America's Got Talent. He'd follow that up with a remix to Neil Diamond's "Holy Holly" for the Kevin James comedy, Here Comes the Boom.
He has written and performed with some of the industry's biggest, including Thirty Seconds to Mars (on The Ellen DeGenerous Show), Ruben Studdard, El DeBarge, Chali 2na, and Eddie Griffin. Most recently he headlined the Boogaloo Music Festival in California and was featured on DJ Hapa's "Feel Good Sound" on Dash Radio.
Joe Rodriguez is a New York-based actor, comedian, writer, and director. After creating short amateur sketches for the YouTube, he began studying comedic improv in South Florida when he was 18. Under the direction of UCB Alumna, Kat Kenny, Joe performed with troupes "Adult Beverage" and "Friends with Benefits." He has taken classes and performed with The Upright Citizen's Brigade, David Razowsky, Sick Puppies Comedy, Bob Carter's Actors Rep, Just the Funny, and more.
In 2012, Joe enrolled at NYU's film program at Tisch School of the Arts. His first student film was honored as a finalist at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. His senior project, Mr. Madison (2014), was a comedic drama about impersonating his grandfather. The film went on to win The Russell Hexter Filmmaker Grant, Malcolm Ross Memorial Production Award, and "Best Actress," for co-star, C.J. Gelfand at the 2015 First Run Festival.
After graduating, Joe made a comedic web series called "Weather Together" with fellow "Friends with Benefits" troupe member, Carrie Gregory. The duo played two terrible meteorologists who consistently blundered the South Florida broadcast. Carrie and Joe co-wrote and starred in six or so episodes, 2 to 5 minutes each. Their sketches featured wacky behavior- from getting lettuce stuck in their teeth to reacting to nonexistent tornados.
Alexander Cardinale is a California native, and was raised on the central coast in Monterey. He now lives in Los Angeles where he works as a professional singer/songwriter and actor. He has worked as an actor in Films, TV and Web Shows. He shot a small, but featured principal role in David Fincher's new movie The Social Network, written by Aaron Sorkin. Also released on iTunes/Netflix, he can be seen starring in Chad Peter's dark comedy, "Apocalypse, CA."
As a recording artist, his 2015 radio single "Made for You" (produced by Morgan Taylor Reid) was:
. #9 on Billboards Heatseekers Album Chart. . Featured on the front page of iTunes . #39 on the iTunes Charts . Top 50 on alterative FM radio (US) . In regular rotation on SiriusXM pop station "The Pulse" . Heard playing on a short (5-song) music playlist before & after every movie on 23,000 movie screens ever day nationwide (US). . Heard on the in-store music playlist at all Kohl's, Fossil, Lucky Jeans, Build-A-Bear, Gordon's, and McDonalds stores..
. SYNC LICENSES: Alexander's song "Made for You" was chosen to be a featured montage on the Feb, 2015 Ep of NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura." Past featured TV placements with his songs include: "One Tree Hill", "Rookie Blue", "Ghost Whisperer", "Castle", "Friends With Benefits", and the new "90210" on CW, for which he won the HMMA for Best Song in a TV Show.
Nick Carozza was born in New York City. He has a passion for acting that began at a very young age and that passion continues until today. After landing a principal role in a staged reading for a play called; "Bored of Education", his career finally began. His appearance, in a short, based on the play: Bored of Education won best comedy at The New York Independent Film and Video Festival. He has studied with such people as: Brooke Bundy, Sheryl Baker Fisher and Doreen Frumkin. His appearances on television shows include: Blue Bloods, Law and Order SVU, White Collar and CSI/NY. His appearances in movies include:Listen To Your Heart, W.E., Friends With Benefits, Eat,Pray,Love, City Island. His most recent achievement landed him a principal role on Celebrity Ghost Stories.