|Maggie Elizabeth Jones
Maggie Elizabeth Jones was born on October 10, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. This young actress has worked with a number of the industry's biggest stars and directors in a variety of diverse and challenging roles. Maggie received rave reviews for her role as Matt Damon's daughter in Cameron Crowe's film We Bought A Zoo (2011). In 2013, Maggie was as series regular on the FOX TV series Ben and Kate, opposite Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon. Maggie and her sister, Mary-Charles Jones, have worked together twice in Footloose (2011) and again in Identity Thief (2013). Maggie also worked with her younger sister, Lillian Ellen Jones, on the pilot episode of Halt and Catch Fire (2014). More recently Maggie worked with Jason Lee on the film Away and Back (2015). In the spring of 2016 Maggie can be seen in the lead role of Lea Clark in the American Girl Doll Film, Lea to the Rescue.
At a very young age, Mary-Charles Jones' family quickly noticed that she had an ability to captivate strangers with her outgoing personality. And at the ripe young age of 4, her family decided to bring her to an open call held by local agent Joy Pervis where she was immediately signed for both local representation and national representation through Osbrink.
Quickly Mary-Charles began booking in print, local, regional, and national commercials and television and film roles were soon to follow. Her first job in that capacity was a recurring role as "Caitlin Rowan" in the ABC drama October Road and it began to waterfall from there. Mary-Charles' ability to handle emotional story lines allowed for her to be cast in a heart wrenching episode of ABC's hit series Grey's Anatomy, she had the honor of working with Kevin Spacey in the film Father of Invention, and she was cast to play a young Miley Cyrus in a recurring capacity on Hannah Montana. More recently Mary-Charles was cast in a guest starring role opposite Zooey Deschanel in New Girl.
Mary-Charles had the opportunity to work with her sister Maggie Elizabeth Jones for the first time playing sisters in Paramount's remake of Footloose. They would get to do this again a few years later in Universal's Identity Thief opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
Mary-Charles can also be seen as the lead role of Isabella in Walden Media's film Dear Dumb Diary, which is based on the Scholastic's popular children's book series by the same name.
Mary-Charles Jones was born on December 28, 2001 in Seattle, Washington. In Late 2002 Mary-Charles family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where they still reside
Diva Tyler is a Florida-born actress who began acting in her early teens while residing in Harlem, New York. At 16, Diva Tyler participated as a member of The American Negro Ensemble Theatre, founded by the legendary Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.
Diva's career continued to blossom in theatre and is marked by a series of notable roles and productions. These include the one-woman show "Sweet Chariot" which tells the life story of the heroine Harriet Tubman from the age of 5 to 93, "Wait Until Dark" an Off-Broadway production in the role of Susy Hendrix, a blind woman who is stalked by henchman in search of contraband, and the award winning stage production of "For Colored Girls..." as the Lady in Purple.
In 2011, Diva Tyler's career transitioned from stage acting to television and film. Notable performances include Eastbound and Down, starring "Will Ferrell and Danny McBride", Disney's movie, "Let it Shine" starring Courtney Vance and Tyler Williams, "Local Talent" with Nathan Lane, horror movie "Prosper," VH1's "Single Ladies" starring Lisa Raye, the #1 movie "Identity Thief" starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, "The Last Exorcism II" and "Killing Winston Jones," starring Danny Glover, and Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfus.
Diva Tyler volunteers her time when not acting. She works globally in the important areas of sexual child abuse prevention and commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC).In 2012, She was nominated for the "Live Your Legacy Award
Diva Tyler is also a spoken word artist, motivational speaker, and professional consultant.
Diva Tyler resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jack Carpenter began his career in the motion picture business driving for Pat Hustis Camera Cars in February of 1976.
Born in Hollywood in 1953 he graduated from Sylmar High School in '71 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Although he saw no combat, he served with distinction and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in January '76.
While studying mathematics and engineering at California State University at Northridge he followed his father Ralph Carpenter into the business driving part time for Pat Hustis.
Mentored by the likes of "Chainsaw" Tommy May, Tom Prophet and Gaylin Schultz (all former Cammy winners), he began to truly learn and hone his craft until his first big break doing a pilot for the action TV show "CHiPs" for MGM.
When the show was picked up, cinematographer Robert Sparks, concerned with the risky nature of that show, went to production at MGM and insisted that they put Jack on payroll full time. When for monetary reasons MGM later objected to this arrangement, Sparks threatened to quit the show and take his entire department with him. When both lead actors weighed in with similar sentiments, MGM backed down. The show ran for six seasons.
Moving from TV to feature work, Jack began to build an impressive list of credits and accomplishments on such films as "A View To A Kill", "To Live And Die In LA", "Terminator 2", "Forever Young", "True Lies", "Die Hard With A Vengeance", "Enemy of the State", "Gone In 60 Seconds", "The Italian Job", "Bridesmaids" and "Identity Thief" to name but a very few.
A technical innovator from the start, Jack has continually created or adopted technology that would make it easier to do his job and to keep his fellow crew members safe. He designed and built switchable battery systems that could run everything from nine lights to carbon arc "brutes" without an on board generator. Long before cell phones he equipped his vehicles with public address systems and long distance studio frequency radio equipment to ensure clear communication with his police escort and traffic control.
As the founder of his own company Carpenter Camera Cars in 1981, and an innovator in the use of air suspension technology, Jack went on to design and build every manner of vehicle to make the cameras move, from the first ever camera ATVs to the most sophisticated and modern high-speed camera cars.
As an example, Jack learned early on how to slide a car while it was being towed with actors in the car and with crews manning the cameras. It was all about speed and horsepower, but it put a lot of stress on the equipment and on the crews. Using existing pneumatic technology he created a simple device to control the brakes on the back of a towed vehicle allowing him to slide the car around but at significantly lower and safer speeds.
Jack will be forever grateful for the trust that was placed in him by such accomplished cameramen as: Peter Salim, Richard "Beau" Pease, Robert Sparks, William Fraker (ASC), Harry Stradling Sr., Haskell Wexler (ASC), Adam Greenberg (ASC), Jonathan Taylor (ASC) (VES), Russell Carpenter (ASC) and Don Burgess (ASC). Over the years legendary film makers like: Richard Brooks, Tim Burton, Garry Marshall, Tony Scott, Ron Howard, William Friedkin, and James Cameron have done much the same.
Currently Jack Carpenter resides in Sylmar with his beautiful wife Leslie and their two adopted daughters Hannah and Mia.
Theresa Gause is an American actress, living in Atlanta, GA, and represented by Alan Artists. She began acting in community theater productions at the age of 11, in her home town of New Albany, IN. Theresa moved to Savannah, GA with her parents and younger brother when she was 16. She was enrolled in the Performing Arts Magnet Program at Savannah High School, where she was very involved in theater and choir. Theresa continued to be involved with community and church productions until 2009. Now living in Atlanta, Theresa decided to transition her focus to acting in film and television. In 2012, Theresa had the privilege of working with actress, Melissa McCarthy, as her stand-in during the filming of Identity Thief. Theresa has also had supporting roles in several independent films, to include David Moscow's directorial debut, Desolation, due to release in 2016. When Theresa Gause isn't filming or auditioning, she hones her skills by training with Emmy Award winning actor, GregAlan Williams, at his Actors Breakthrough Master Class. Besides acting, Theresa is a vocalist on her worship team at church and has been a member of the Macy's All-Star Holiday Choir for The Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Mall, in Atlanta, GA, since 2009. Theresa's biggest supporters are her husband and three children.
Victoria Fouch was born in Kirksville, Missouri but now calls Myrtle Beach, South Carolina home. While Victoria has many hobbies and interests, she only happened upon acting by fortuitous chance. A television show was filming locally in Myrtle Beach and was searching for extras. A simple online ad asked that anyone looking to be an extra to bring a photo and sign up. Along with her father, Victoria attended the open extras casting. While ultimately she was not chosen to be an extra for this particular show, the creative juices began flowing. A passion for acting began to build. At a very young age, Victoria along with her cousin, were acting out plays, performing talent shows and writing scripts from some of their favorite books. It was easy to see that acting would come very naturally to Victoria. Her first real taste of acting was in a short film at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington. From there she worked as a stand-in for Mary-Charles Jones in the upcoming comedy "Identity Thief" (2013). A steady stream of local commercials and print ads would follow. Most recently Victoria was selected to play the role of Ashley Fisher in "A Short History of Decay" (2013). She had the pleasure of working with first-time director Michael Maren as well as actors Bryan Greenberg, Benjamin King and Linda Lavin.
Todd Parker is an American actor and stand-up comedian originally from Boston, Massachusetts. After beginning his comedy career on the Boston comedy scene in 1988, he moved to Los Angeles in 1994 where he quickly became a regular at the Laugh Factory on Sunset Blvd. He was hired as the warm-up act for the 10th season of the FOX TV show "Married W/Children", which led to being cast in a small role on the show. While serving as the warm-up act on the first two seasons of MTV's "Singled Out" with Chris Hardwick and Jenny McCarthy, Todd wrote a few bits for the show, as well as performed the characters that went along with them. In the years since, in addition to playing stand-up performances throughout the country, he's focused more on writing screenplays and creating scripts for TV pilots. In 2016, producer Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief, Central Intelligence) cast him in the feature film "Office Christmas Party", with Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston.
Ket Lamb is best known for her comedic commercials. Too many of her best film roles have landed on the cutting room floor. She has photo-doubled Melissa McCarthy in numerous films from Pumpkin to Identity Thief as well as television shows such as Gilmore Girls. She loves standing-in when she's not acting or writing.