Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman and Bradley Whitford; and Fox's "What Happens in Vegas," in which Dennis starred as Cameron Diaz's boss. Farina also appeared on the NBC series "Law and Order" and in the HBO miniseries, "Empire Falls," for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-Series.
Farina is well remembered for his role in memorable features such as Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight," in which he played the retired lawman father of Jennifer Lopez's character. This was Farina's second outing in an Elmore Leonard best seller, the previous one being "Get Shorty," directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and co-starring John Travolta, Rene Russo and Gene Hackman. Farina received an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male for his performance as "Ray 'Bones' Barboni."
In 1998's "Saving Private Ryan," directed by Steven Spielberg, Farina played "Col. Anderson," a pivotal role in the film. It is this character who convinces Tom Hanks character to lead a squad deep into Nazi territory to rescue "Pvt. Ryan." He also co-starred with Brad Pitt and Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro in the darkly comedic crime drama "Snatch," directed by Guy Ritchie.
Farina's numerous other screen credits include John Frankenheimer's "Reindeer Games," "Paparazzi," Martin Brest's "Midnight Run," the Michael Mann film "Manhunter", among many other feature films. Farina is also recognized for his role in the critically acclaimed television series, NBC's "Crime Story". A veteran of the Chicago theater, Farina has appeared in Joseph Mantegna's "Bleacher Bums," and "A Prayer For My Daughter," directed by John Malkovich, and many others. He died on July 22, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona at age 69.
Jasmine Davidoff was born June 21, 1990 in Portland, Oregon to Jewish immigrant parents. She is the only child of loan shark father (of whom she is estranged) and a teacher mother. Her family left Oregon and moved overseas for two years when she was very young. At age four, she and her family returned to the United States settling in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Davidoff's first acting job happened fortuitously one day when a local Vegas radio DJ announced a last-minute call for background extras on the set of the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy "What Happens in Vegas" (2008) starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. She called in sick to school, drove down to the Palms Resort & Casino and was handpicked by director Tom Vaughan to recite a line opposite Kutcher. This was her very first paycheck. The experience prompted her to move to Los Angeles at age seventeen.
A graduate of the Directors Guild of America Training Program, Glen Trotiner began his professional career in the motion picture business as an assistant director on Brian De Palma's classic film "The Untouchables".
Since then, he's helped make movies all over the globe, at all budget levels, and has been the right hand of some of the most successful directors in the business. His long list of studio feature film credits includes "Awakenings", "Regarding Henry", "Hackers", "Jungle2Jungle", "Isn't She Great", "Big Daddy", "Phone Booth", "Maid In Manhattan", "Last Holiday", "What Happens In Vegas", and "Deliver Us From Evil".
He wrote and directed "Overnight Sensation", a unique independent feature film set at The Sundance Film Festival, which won best screenplay at both The Long Island Film Festival and the Malibu Film Festival, and sold to Vanguard Cinema.
The thriller "A Day in November", which he co-wrote with "Croods" director Kirk De Micco, is in development at at Warner Brothers, with Arnold Kopelson producing.
He's also helped produce some very successful independent films, including "Bella", which received the Audience Award at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, and "Bernard and Doris", for which he was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award along with director Bob Balaban.
He now, proudly, holds a seat on the Board of Trustees of the very Directors Guild of America Training Program that gave him his start in the industry.
Apache Gonzalez AKA Apache Prinze Born Apache Gonzalez was born in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Brooklyn NY. were he at a young age learned to worked on his writing skills because the streets weren't a safe place to be. His father a singer also, who had a single out in the 80"s, saved what little money he could in order to give his son every possible opportunity. he arranged for Apache to start taking piano lessons. to keep him off the streets. Apache started doing shows with a band that his father used to manage, he got his first tastes of being on stage at the age of 9. as he got older Apache realized this was what he wanted to do. He performed in Hs talent shows and plays. For the next few years after HS Apache was acting and singing doing bit parts and back ground roles in major films. paying his dues till he got that role so he could finally be accepted in Screen Actors Guild. While doing background work for $30 for the day he finally got his break Apache was playing a drug dealer opposite Alexis Cruz (Stargate,Why do fools fall in love)Isaiah Washington, Nestor Serrano and Troy Winbush (Cosby show) Apache got his big break when he was giving lines by the director (Jesus Salvador Trevino,Star Trek:TNG,DS9,Voyager) and on that day he went from just back ground to principal actor. Apache thought to him self that if it wasn't for him going to work that day for just $30 he would have never gotten his break. the rest is history. Apache has played along side Samuel Jackson, Jeffery Wright, Vanessa Williams and Busta rhymes in SHAFT, Jennifer Lopez, Stanley Tuck and Ralph Finnes in Maid In Manhattan, Jessica Alba in fantastic four, Toby McGuire in Spiderman 2, TV Shows Like Sex In The City ,Sopranos. He has also worked on the Production side on I Am Legend, American Gangster , Bourne Identity Julie Julia, What happens in Vegas, Baby mama, White collar, ugly Betty, Empire Boulevard, How to make it in America and so on.
Apache has also been in the studio finishing up his new album. After years of bit roles and paying his dues in he industry Apache is hoping that by 2013 his career will have the jumpstart he's been waiting for . Apache has recently moved to Hazleton PA a small town were he can enjoy the piece an quiet an still be close enough to the big Cities to continue his acting and Movie career.
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Joined Sag-Aftra, 2014. Worked as an extra in Mall Cop2, 2014 and several other films.Also worked in Indian film; Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012)and a couple of Ballywood films shot in Vegas. John Oscar had speaking parts in Rock Robbers and One, both shot independently in Cleveland, Ohio. Our act, Oscar and Bernie, the "World's Worst Ventriloquist Act You'll Ever See!", is performing at Sapphire Comedy Hour every Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, since June, 2013. We were seen nationally on the Tonight Show, America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, Gong Shows, Let's Make a Deal, and Open Call Show. Oscar was seen in the movies Last Vegas and What Happens in Vegas. Oscar has also had speaking parts in Rock Robbers and One, independent films shot in Cleveland, Ohio. John Oscar also performed in the live productions of Babes in Toyland, Charlie's Aunt, and Murder is Bad, but Monday can Kill You.
For twenty-five years, Lori De Waal has remained strongly committed to the mission of personalized public relations, representing a prestigious roster of clients in entertainment, architecture and design.
De Waal's notable clients have appeared in such films as Saving Private Ryan, Get Shorty, Austin Powers, 2010, Snatch, Empire Falls, Air Force One, Miss Congeniality, Ghostbusters, Midnight Run and What Happens in Vegas, along with starring in television series such as Will & Grace, Deadwood, Crime Story, The Simpsons, American Dreams, Baywatch, Magnum, P.I., Oz and Law & Order.
In recent years, De Waal has expanded her firm to include the representation of architects and interior designers. Her clients have worked on esteemed projects such as the Staples Center, Wolfgang Puck's Spago, Lucky Strike Lanes, Typhoon Restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport, Miller Park Stadium in Milwaukee, The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, The Grill on the Alley chain and many high-end private residences. She also represents feature films, directors, authors, world-class restaurants and non-profit organizations.
Following graduation from UCLA with a degree in Communication Studies, De Waal worked at Solters/Roskin/Friedman - one of the largest celebrity public relations firms at that time. Prior to starting her own agency in 1997, De Waal was Vice-President of The Garrett Company where she mounted national campaigns for Entertainment Tonight, The People's Choice Awards, Circus of the Stars, the Harlem Globetrotters and the Ice Capades, as well as launching a celebrity division.
De Waal has done volunteer work as a "Rolling Reader" for the past several years, reading weekly to children at a local elementary school, and delivers meals for the Valley Interfaith Council. A native Angeleno, De Waal is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, the Los Angeles Conservancy, and the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS).
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Brian is no stranger to bright lights and larger than life productions. After earning his degree in Marketing at UNLV he began his career as an advertising executive, and within a short amount of time was playing a major role for one of the most iconic global brands in recent history - Las Vegas, "What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas."
Brian's Vegas experiences made his much-anticipated move to LA anything but overwhelming. He picked up right where he left off marketing Chevrolet, but soon he transitioned to the entertainment industry through campaigns for The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Star Trek, The A-Team, Knight and Day, Kick Ass, and more. Now as a producer Brian brings valuable marketing and budgeting experience to his projects, which enables his team to efficiently produce high quality content that is geared to sell.