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Plot:
Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States... See more »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast [77])

Campbell Scott ... Himself - Narrator (4 episodes, 2012)
H.W. Brands ... Himself - Historian (4 episodes, 2012)

Mark Cuban ... Himself - Owner, Dallas Mavericks (4 episodes, 2012)

Donny Deutsch ... Himself - Advertising Mogul (4 episodes, 2012)

Donald J. Trump ... Himself - Real Estate Mogul (4 episodes, 2012)
Steve Case ... Himself - Co-Founder, AOL (4 episodes, 2012)

Jim Cramer ... Himself - Former Hedge Fund Manager (4 episodes, 2012)

AJ Achinger ... Young Carnegie / ... (4 episodes, 2012)
John C. Bailey ... Henry Clay Frick (4 episodes, 2012)
Amy Baska ... Eliza Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Bassett ... Captain Cooper (4 episodes, 2012)

Matt Boliek ... John D. Rockefeller Jr. (4 episodes, 2012)
Walter Brandes ... Devil Bill Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)

Dante Bruzzese ... Young Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)

Maren Bush ... Margaret Carnegie (4 episodes, 2012)

Kenneth Cavett ... Jim Fisk (4 episodes, 2012)

Michael Chmiel ... William Vanderbilt (4 episodes, 2012)
Edward Christian ... Elias Unger (4 episodes, 2012)

David Donahoe ... Cornelius Vanderbilt (4 episodes, 2012)
Cary Donaldson ... Henry Ford (4 episodes, 2012)
John Dow ... Old John D Rockefeller / ... (4 episodes, 2012)
Alex Falberg ... Nikola Tesla (4 episodes, 2012)
Michael Frederic ... Mark Hanna (4 episodes, 2012)
Shary Galloway ... Farmer's Wife (4 episodes, 2012)
David Gamble ... Young Junius Morgan (4 episodes, 2012)
Tim Getman ... John D. Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)

Adam Griffin ... Sam Andrews (4 episodes, 2012)

Einar Gunn ... George Westinghouse (4 episodes, 2012)
Luke Hardt ... Captain Heinde (4 episodes, 2012)

Robert Lee Harvey ... Alexander Berkman (4 episodes, 2012)
Jimmie James ... Maurice Clark (4 episodes, 2012)
John Keabler ... Charles Schwab (4 episodes, 2012)
James Kidd ... William Jennings Bryan (4 episodes, 2012)
Richard F. Klein ... Abraham Lincoln (4 episodes, 2012)
Cameron McNary ... Jay Gould (4 episodes, 2012)
Don Meehan ... Thomas A. Scott (4 episodes, 2012)
Eric Messner ... James Eads (4 episodes, 2012)

Justin Morck ... Thomas Edison (4 episodes, 2012)
Puy Navarro ... Clairvoyant (4 episodes, 2012)
Dan Odell ... President William McKinley (4 episodes, 2012)
Joe Rastello ... Frank Kellogg (4 episodes, 2012)

Ray Reynolds ... Old J.P. Morgan (4 episodes, 2012)

Eric Rolland ... J.P. Morgan (4 episodes, 2012)
Sonia Satra ... Laura Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)

Ed Schiff ... Old Andrew Carnegie (4 episodes, 2012)

Hugh Scully ... Henry Keep (4 episodes, 2012)

Adam Jonas Segaller ... Andrew Carnegie (4 episodes, 2012)

Yaron Urbas ... Hugh O'Donnell (4 episodes, 2012)
Joseph Wiegand ... Teddy Roosevelt (4 episodes, 2012)

Mark Falvo ... Courtroom Spectator / ... (4 episodes, 2012)

Reuel Pendleton ... Dock Slave (4 episodes, 2012)

David Nasaw ... Himself - Carnegie Biographer (3 episodes, 2012)
Maury Klein ... Himself - Business Historian (3 episodes, 2012)
Ron Perelman ... Himself - Business Magnate (3 episodes, 2012)

Jack Welch ... Himself - Former CEO, General Electric (3 episodes, 2012)

Carly Fiorina ... Herself - Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard (3 episodes, 2012)

Alan Greenspan ... Himself - Former Chairman, Federal Reserve (3 episodes, 2012)

Jerry Weintraub ... Himself - Hollywood Producer (3 episodes, 2012)

Richard Parsons ... Himself - Former Chairman, Time Warner / ... (3 episodes, 2012)

Steve Wynn ... Himself - Resort & Casino Developer (3 episodes, 2012)
Peter Muggleworth ... Courtroom Spectator (3 episodes, 2012)

Thomas D. Weaver ... Office Manager / ... (3 episodes, 2012)
Charles Schwab ... Himself - Investment Banking Mogul (2 episodes, 2012)

Russell Simmons ... Himself - Co-Founder, Def Jam (2 episodes, 2012)
Jay Rockefeller ... Himself - U.S. Senator (2 episodes, 2012)

Sumner Redstone ... Himself - Majority Owner, Viacom & CBS (2 episodes, 2012)
Steven Watts ... Himself - Henry Ford Biographer / ... (2 episodes, 2012)

Steve Wozniak ... Himself - Co-Founder, Apple (2 episodes, 2012)
David Barckhoff ... Homestead Steel Worker (2 episodes, 2012)

Sean M. Brown ... Wrangler (2 episodes, 2012)

Pete Garvey ... Rockefeller Bailiff (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Gooley ... J.P. Morgan's Butler (2 episodes, 2012)

Donald Imm ... Pennsylvania Railroad Office Worker (2 episodes, 2012)

David Itchkawitz ... Butler to JP Morgan / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Scott Lockhart ... Homestead Steelworker (2 episodes, 2012)

Mitchell Musolino ... Construction Worker (2 episodes, 2012)

Jenna St. John ... Henry Frick's Secretary (2 episodes, 2012)

Series Directed by
Ruan Magan (4 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Reams (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Randy Counsman (4 episodes, 2012)
Stephen David (4 episodes, 2012)
John Fahy (4 episodes, 2012)
Ed Fields (4 episodes, 2012)
Direnzo Lorraine (4 episodes, 2012)
Michael McKinley (4 episodes, 2012)
Keith Palmer (4 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Reams (4 episodes, 2012)
Billy Shebar (4 episodes, 2012)
David C. White (4 episodes, 2012)
Emily Yacus (4 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Glenn Allen .... producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Kristen Burns .... producer: History (4 episodes, 2012)
Paul Cabana .... executive producer: History (4 episodes, 2012)
Randy Counsman .... producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Stephen David .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Paul Epstein .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Matt Fitzgerald .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Avery Fox .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Richard Friedlander .... producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Brian Gleason .... co-producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Petra Hoebel .... line producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Dirk Hoogstra .... executive producer: History (4 episodes, 2012)
Tim W. Kelly .... co-executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Russell McCarroll .... executive producer: History (4 episodes, 2012)
Christie McConnell .... producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Alec Michod .... story producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Keith Palmer .... series producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Tom Seligson .... story producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Lydia Slavutin .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2012)
David C. White .... series producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Robyn Younie .... consulting producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Brian Burstein .... producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Terri Martin .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
David Vanacore (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard Lopez (3 episodes, 2012)
Brian O'Carroll (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tim W. Kelly (4 episodes, 2012)
John Kilgour (4 episodes, 2012)
Beatrice Sisul (4 episodes, 2012)
Jonathan Soule (4 episodes, 2012)
Sheri Bylander (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
Carlyn Davis (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Ernesto Solo (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gonzalo Cordoba (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jack Ryan (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sarah Beers (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Esther Ahn .... additional make up artist: second unit (4 episodes, 2012)
Jessica Lou Allen .... key makeup artist (4 episodes, 2012)
Ginger Basham .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 2012)
Kevin J Edwards .... hair department head / key hair stylist (4 episodes, 2012)
Rocky Faulkner .... makeup department head (4 episodes, 2012)
Brenda Bush Johannesen .... make up artist: second unit (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Charles Greene .... post-production manager (4 episodes, 2012)
Zachary Halley .... production manager / unit production manager (4 episodes, 2012)
Susan T. Parsons .... series production manager / unit production manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Canella Williams .... unit production manager: additional photography (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giuseppe Ardizzone .... second second assistant director: additional photography (4 episodes, 2012)
John Ealer .... second unit director (4 episodes, 2012)
Josh Holden Hume .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2012)
David Barckhoff .... second assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Samantha Corey .... art pa (4 episodes, 2012)
Ariana Skye Gerieu .... art design pa (4 episodes, 2012)
Jessie Katz .... props (4 episodes, 2012)
Erik Keeling-Torrez .... on set dresser / on-set dresser (4 episodes, 2012)
Michaela A. Sulka .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2012)
Johnny Grace .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Elizabeth Fausak .... re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2012)
Tim W. Kelly .... sound editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Jonathan Soule .... sound editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Tammy Douglas .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Krista Montgomery .... special effects makeup (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Glenn Allen .... on set vfx supervision: Brainstorm Digital / vfx producer: Brainstorm Digital (4 episodes, 2012)
Matt Anderson .... visual effects coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
Sean Araki .... senior systems engineer: Brainstorm Digital (4 episodes, 2012)
Eran Dinur .... vfx supervisor: Brainstorm Digital (4 episodes, 2012)
Richard Friedlander .... vfx producer: Brainstorm Digital (4 episodes, 2012)
David W. Reynolds .... compositing supervisor (4 episodes, 2012)
Mani Trump .... lead compositor (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Stunts
Chad Knorr .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Aran .... "a" camera first assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Darryl Byrne .... first assistant "a" camera (4 episodes, 2012)
Glen L. Chin .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2012)
Kieran John Delaney .... digital imaging technician / additional camera operator (4 episodes, 2012)
Mike Dickman .... best boy grip (4 episodes, 2012)
John Ealer .... Second Unit Cinematographer (4 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Paul Howell .... gaffer / crane operator (4 episodes, 2012)
Richard Howell .... best boy electric (4 episodes, 2012)
Leland Krane .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2012)
Barham Lashley .... grip (4 episodes, 2012)
Justin LaValley .... key grip: second unit (4 episodes, 2012)
Doug Michaels .... electrician (4 episodes, 2012)
Nate Nelson .... key grip (4 episodes, 2012)
Marc-Eric Nielsen .... first assistant camera / key first assistant camera (4 episodes, 2012)
Adam Rothstein .... electrician (4 episodes, 2012)
Aaron Smith .... swing (4 episodes, 2012)
Peter Taylor .... still photographer (4 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Feighery .... first assistant camera: a camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Miguel A. Virola .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Suzanne Kang .... casting (4 episodes, 2012)
Sonya 'Sonny' Tormoen .... extras casting (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brittany Graham .... costume production assistant / wardrobe production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Rachel Greene .... wardrobe supervisor (4 episodes, 2012)
Anthony Paul-Cavaretta .... costume assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Mary Wuliger .... set costumer (4 episodes, 2012)
Samantha L. Seda .... assistant costume designer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mike Baron .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Mitch Buroker .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2012)
Peter Crevier .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Sam Daley .... colorist (4 episodes, 2012)
Chris DiBerardino .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Lindsay Hugh .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Sandra Madsen .... post production supervisor (4 episodes, 2012)
Aubrey Myers .... lead assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Salvatore Pesce III .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Alex J. Spence .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Adam Der Aris .... post production supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Location Management
Jason Hively .... assistant location manager (4 episodes, 2012)
Sam Holdren .... key assistant location manager (4 episodes, 2012)
Rebecca Puck Stair .... location manager (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Russell Emanuel .... score producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Shelly Karpowicz .... music coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Rebecca Brunet .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Sheridan Cleland .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Rachael Gillson .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2012)
Carl Glorioso .... local liaison (4 episodes, 2012)
Jonathan M. Kelly .... researcher (4 episodes, 2012)
Melissa A. Kelly .... technicolor producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Carolyn E. Lynch .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
Graham Marvin .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Mark Millner .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Reuel Pendleton .... talent coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
Cody Penwell .... location office coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
Holly Siders .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Jonathan R. Skocik .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Zack Sweeney .... Programming Coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
Adam Valentine .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Jordan Weir .... set production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Mari Wilson .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2012)
Robert Earl Holder .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Alexandra Torterotot .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Thanks
Carl Glorioso .... special thanks (4 episodes, 2012)
 

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Improper use of History Channel, 21 January 2017
Author: sleepyhat from CA, United States

A big disclaimer missing from this film, that is "Based on true events".

It gives wrong impression to audiences who are familiar with the history of the underlying intent for inserting erroneous info. Is it just bad info? Or is there an alternate motive to feed wrong info to audiences not intimate with history judging from the remarks made by the modern influential men?

Since this film was distributed via History Channel, the inaccurate info take away 5 points. If it was simply someone's attempt to make drama based on true events, this score would have been higher.

This film cannot even be regarded as historical documentary. At best, a recount of PERSONAL perspectives, understanding and ideals of some history. It would probably be more enjoyable if it tried to learn from Elon Musk version of MARS TV show.

However, if the intent is to spread personal view, belief and agenda into audiences who don't care much about history, this may be the piece to create alternate reality for them.

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