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Cast

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Joey Cassata ... Himself (20 episodes, 2008-2009)

Lynne Koplitz ... Dina (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Zablidowsky ... Himself (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Paul Zablidowsky ... Himself (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jay Oakerson ... Neil / ... (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
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Series Directed by
Mark Farrell (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Neil Mandt (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Andrew Gottlieb (8 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Produced by
Mark Farrell .... executive producer (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bob Held .... co-executive producer (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lynn Lendway .... co-executive producer (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Erin Keating .... consulting supervising producer (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Meghan McGinley .... associate producer (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Negar Shekarchi .... associate producer (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Brian Stern .... co-executive producer (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Rick Van Meter .... producer (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Stephen Castagnola .... co-executive producer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Debbie Demontreux .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mark Efman .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lindsay Freed .... producer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Andrew Gottlieb .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Margaret McCombs .... segment producer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Evan Shapiro .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Rachel Smith .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bianca Biscano .... producer (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jennifer Caserta .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Brad Hall .... consulting producer (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sam Simon .... consulting producer (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Donna Suchan .... producer (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brian Antonson (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Clevenger (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Matt Hollywood (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Paul Viskup (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Leigh Woods (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Cripton (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sam Nalband (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Geoff O'Brien (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Casting by
Jodi Collins (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
James Calleri (9 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Design by
Tyler Q. Rosen (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Art Direction by
Mohammed Dagman (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jack DeSousa (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mariaclara Zazzaro (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Lauren Plymel (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Katie Calcaterra (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Debbie Peiser .... key hair stylist / key makeup artist (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michelle Kearns .... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Amanda Korfine .... assistant hair stylist / key assistant makeup artist (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joelle Troisi .... hair department head / makeup department head (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joanna Wong .... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Brenna McGuire .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Stephanie Pasicov .... makeup department head (8 episodes, 2008-2009)

Elizabeth Gerbino .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Management
Andrea Kaufman .... executive in charge of production (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Karen Bailey .... executive in charge of production (19 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ted Leuci .... production manager (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lee Meyer .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Barry Shapiro .... production manager (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Rick Van Meter .... executive in charge of production (10 episodes, 2008)
Beth Friedland .... post-production supervisor (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Vose Campbell .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Anne Marie Dentici .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Justin Halstead .... second second assistant director / first assistant director (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Zachary May .... second second assistant director (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Shane Rasco .... first assistant director (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eric LaFranchi .... second second assistant director (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Yori Tondrowski .... second second assistant director (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Neil Daly .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Art Department
Uriah Herr .... leadman / carpenter (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Dennis Franklin .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
James Maher .... carpenter (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Trisha Peck .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Alisha Frank .... art department (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Dustin Charlton .... carpenter (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Edwin Hernandez .... scenic artist (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mariaclara Zazzaro .... set dresser (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Kevin Corrigan .... sound (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Graham Gardner .... sound mixer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kenny Heitkmueller .... sound (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ralph Kelsey .... sound mixer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Philip Aitken .... boom operator (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Shah Asad .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Brandon Cruz .... boom operator (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Trevor Velin .... camera operator (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mitchell Frye .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Randal Hall .... key grip (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Runer .... camera operator / gaffer (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mark Simon .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
John Vendetti .... key grip (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Benjamin Zimbric .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Miller .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Justin Abbate .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
William Tim Anderson .... key grip (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Steve Becker .... key grip (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Marc Labbate .... gaffer (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Chris Lally .... key grip (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jay Lamanna .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Brad Price .... key grip (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Travis Tomelson .... key grip (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Travis Ulmer .... key grip (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Julian 'Champ' Williams .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Benjamin P. Wolf .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jason LaManna .... assistant camera (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Brandon W. Ziegenfuss .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting Department
Amy Gossels .... additional casting (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jodi Collins .... original casting (10 episodes, 2008)
James Calleri .... casting (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Erica Jensen .... casting associate (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eliza Khan .... additional casting (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Susan Lawlor .... additional casting (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katie Calcaterra .... assistant costume designer / wardrobe assistant (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
Vera Chow .... costume supervisor (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Amanda LeDonne .... costume assistant / costume intern (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Olivia Perez .... wardrobe (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Meghan Cahill .... wardrobe (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Amy Lynn Zwart .... costume assistant / costumer (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sarah Cuno .... wardrobe (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Dana Covarrubias .... costumer (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Michael Fitzgerald .... assistant editor / editing consultant (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Booth Kenny .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Geoff O'Brien .... additional editor (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Savvas Paritsis .... colorist / on-line editor (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Cripton .... additional editor (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Paul Viskup .... additional editor (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Matt Hollywood .... additional editor (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Leigh Woods .... additional editor (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Greg Kohn .... post-production coordinator (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sam Nalband .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Thomas Xenakis .... editing consultant / post coordinator / ... (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Other crew
Sam Brenner .... story editor (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bob Held .... creative consultant (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lynn Lendway .... creative consultant (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tom O'Hare .... key production assistant (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kurt Peloquin .... assistant location manager (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Theron Alford .... set production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Moreno Brown .... set production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Alex Buono .... set production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Cascio .... set production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Carol Chirmside .... production accountant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Dan Egan .... key production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jamie Ergas .... location manager (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Daisy Flores .... set production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Walter Gary .... set production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lisa Greenbaum .... tutor (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Robert Jean .... set production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Nikki Knowles .... coordinator (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Meghan McGinley .... location manager (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lisa McGowan .... tutor (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Rik Nagel .... location consultant / consultant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Anthony Peart .... set production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Vinny Pellegrini .... office assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Keisha Punter .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Stewart .... set production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jodie Alexandra Taylor .... script supervisor / set production assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ursula Williams .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kim Yeung .... assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sara Cornille .... accountant / production coordinator (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eric LaFranchi .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Darnell Manning .... set production assistant (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Brad Reichel .... location assistant (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Manny Nomikos .... set production assistant (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sean Fornara .... production assistant / tutor / ... (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jenna Greulich .... assistant production coordinator (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Emmanuel Nomikos .... media manager (10 episodes, 2008)
Daniel Agguire .... set production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
D. Mouse Balingit .... set production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kate Beall .... location manager (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joaquim Cardona .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Alice Dugan .... accountant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Zach Graber .... apprentice (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jennifer Greulich .... coordinator (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Earl Hall .... set production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Zachary Hassid .... set/office intern / apprentice (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
William Jackson .... set production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jeffrey Lee .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Katie Levine .... apprentice (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Francisco Moscoso .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jay Oakerson .... creative consultant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Nancy Primavera .... apprentice (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Rafal Rak .... apprentice (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mike Reiersen .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Nina Roussarie .... apprentice (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Brien Sauchelli .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Alana Serignese .... tutor (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Shah .... set production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Steve Stover .... apprentice (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Yori Tondrowski .... set production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eric Walston .... production assistant / set production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joy Lane .... script supervisor / set production assistant (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Peter Danshow .... apprentice (5 episodes, 2008)
Peter Danshov .... apprentice (3 episodes, 2009)
 

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5 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
It boggles the mind to know that someone told ZO2 that they could carry their own comedy series, 10 January 2009
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from www.liquidcelluloid.blog.com

Network: IFC; Genre: Comedy; Content Rating: TV-MA (for profanity, simulated sex); Perspective: Contemporary (star range: 1 – 4);

Seasons Reviewed: 1 season

"Z Rock" is the latest original offering from the Independent Film Channel that attempts to circle around something close to a comedy. It's my fault for getting a few smirks out of "The Business" for thinking that maybe IFC had a show in it with some ability to get a laugh. Stop me if you've heard this one. "Rock" is a single camera bit of double promotion in which the real life 3-man band of ZO2 stares as themselves, a fledging rock band trying to get a record deal suffering one indignity after another on their rise to fame and fortune, specifically being pigeon-holed for playing kids birthday parties.

With a premise stolen somewhere between "This is Spinal Tap" and HBO's "Flight of the Conchords", "Rock" is a lazy, lame, embarrassingly amateur and disgustingly self-indulgent enterprise for ZO2, which consists of brothers Paulie Z, David Z and drummer Joey C. These characters have no motivation beyond getting rich, famous, living in a mansion and getting lots of girls. The three guys were never meant for the front of the camera. They aren't actors, they talk in line readings, can't deliver a joke and the mind boggles to wonder who gave them the idea they were funny enough to star in their own comedy series.

Apparently somewhere, someone figured that these guys can't carry a series, which results in "Z Rock" being equally obnoxious in how celebrity guest star heavy it is. It's befuddling to wonder how in the world people like Dave Attell came to be in this thing. Dave Navarro guests as an increasingly psychotic version of himself (a celebrity playing on his own personal, different huh?) who can have any women he wants and goes after Joey's. Joan Rivers appears frequently as the cousin of their agent (terribly played by recognizable comic Lynne Koplitz) making "Rock" only the latest series trying to get us to believe that Joan Rivers is funny. Makes "Nip/Tuck" look good.

Of course, need I mention that "Flight of the Conchords" is not just funny, but one of the best comedies on TV. Great characters played by natural comedians, it's also a musical show with catchy musical numbers. The music in Z-Rock in agonizing and much of it, like the show's sense of humor, leans toward cheap lame scatological humor. They want to look like hard core rockers and have to sing kid songs – get it, get it? Ug.

Nothing here works. Nothing. Anything that even remotely appears to be a potentially humorous idea is botched by a cast that can't make anything they do not look rushed and staged and a director who appears to be fumbling around in the dark with no clue how to frame or pace a scene as to make sure there isn't a single laugh to be found. "Z Rock" isn't just unfunny, it is barely a show at all.

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