INFLUX Magazine Intervieweesby TheCountDracula | created - 17 Jul 2014 | updated - 17 May 2016 | Public
Everyone who's been interviewed on INFLUX Magazine since its relaunch on May 6th 2013 www.influxmagazine.com
Actor | Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
William Thomas Sadler was born on April 13, 1950 in Buffalo, New York, to Jane and William Sadler. He began his acting career in New York theaters, appearing in more than 75 productions over the course of 12 years. His roles included that of Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey in Neil Simon's Tony Award winning ...
Actress | Dexter
Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. ...
4. Harry Hamlin
Actor | Clash of the Titans
Harry Robinson Hamlin is an American actor of stage, television and films. He was born in 1951, in Pasadena, California, to Berniece (Robinson), a socialite, and Chauncey Jerome Hamlin, Jr., an aeronautical engineer. He graduated from Yale University in 1974 with degrees in Drama and Psychology and...
Director | The Last Picture Show
Peter Bogdanovich was conceived in Europe but born in Kingston, New York. He is the son of immigrants fleeing the Nazis, Herma (Robinson) and Borislav Bogdanovich, a painter and pianist. His father was a Serbian Orthodox Christian, and his mother was from a rich Austrian Jewish family. Peter ...
6. Uwe Boll
Producer | Postal
As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a ...
7. Alicia Witt
Actress | 88 Minutes
Actor/singer songwriter Alicia Witt has had a nearly three-decade long career, starting with her film debut, in 1984, as "Alia" in David Lynch's science fiction classic, Dune (1984).
Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (Pietro), a high school teacher, and Robert Witt, a photographer ...
Actor | River Runs Red
Award winning Scottish actor Gianni Capaldi was born in Motherwell, Scotland to his Italian parents. Recently credited with Best actor awards from San Diego's IndieFest and Chicago's Amarcord film festival as well as being part of Scottish Bafta nominated comedy Gasping, as well as ...
9. Keith Coogan
Actor | Adventures in Babysitting
Keith Coogan was born Keith Eric Mitchell on January 13, 1970 in Palm Springs, California. The grandson of legendary character actor Jackie Coogan, Keith began his acting career doing TV commercials -- his first gig was as a stand-in in a McDonald's TV spot -- as well various TV shows and ...
10. Adria Tennor
Actress | Pie
Adria's grandfather, Sam Tannenbaum, was a song-plugger for Irving Berlin who changed his German surname to Tennor to sound more American. Her grandmother taught her all these songs as she grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She studied acting and directing at New York University's Tisch ...
11. Charles Band
Producer | Puppetmaster
Charles Band is a writer, producer, director and publisher. He was born on December 27, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles Robert Band. His father was producer and director Albert Band and his brother is composer Richard Band.
Band has been writing, producing and directing films in the ...
12. Crispin Glover
Actor | Back to the Future
While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.
The son of actress and...
13. Paul Sorvino
Actor | Goodfellas
Tall, dark and imposing American actor Paul Sorvino has made a solid career of portraying authority figures.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Angela (Renzi), was a piano teacher, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant who worked in a robe factory as...
14. C.S. Lee
Actor | Dexter
C.S. Lee got the acting bug his junior year of High School while playing football. Film became his passion. He attended Cornish College of the Arts on an acting scholarship and graduated with his BFA. He continued his acting training at the Yale School of Drama graduating with an MFA. He then spent...
15. Sharni Vinson
Actress | You're Next
Sharni Vinson was born in New South Wales, Australia and grew up in Sydney's southern beach suburb of Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire. As a teenager, she trained and competed at a National Level in swimming, holding a total of 4 State records throughout high school. Sharni began singing, dancing ...
16. Kevin Grevioux
Actor | Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kevin Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in various other states including Alaska, Oklahoma, Massachusetts (Boston), and New Jersey. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Microbiology, afterwards attending ...
17. Zoë Bell
Stunts | Grindhouse
As an established and extremely talented stunt double and actress, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus.
Zoe Bell was born on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, to Tish, a nurse, and Andrew Bell, a doctor. She has a background in gymnastics and martial...
18. Giorgio Serafini
Director | Senior Moment
Giorgio Serafini worked with actors such as Roy Scheider, William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones, Jean Smart, Esai Morales. He has directed and/or written for companies such as CBS, Sony, Voltage Pictures, Lionsgate.
He was born in Brussels, Belgium from ...
19. Steven Knight
Writer | Locke
Steven Knight is a British screenwriter and film director. He is best known for screenplays he wrote for the films Dirty Pretty Things (2002) and Eastern Promises (2007), and also directed as well as written the film Locke (2013).
Knight is also one of three creators of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire...
22. Andrew Schrader
Writer | The Age of Reason
A lifelong writer, Schrader grew up in Pleasant Hill, California - a small suburb outside of Oakland and San Francisco.
He began writing feature scripts at age fifteen. After three years of majoring at University of California: Santa Barbara in Film & Media Studies, he became a professional ...
Director | The Fighter's Ballad
British-Nigerian writer/director. Trained at the London Film School (LFS), before which he had already explored various creative enterprises in theatre, graphic novels, and photography, as well as of course, film. He has written and directed an eclectic range of films, including "Paris 60", "The ...
Writer | Done In
Originally a journalist, Adam was first published at age 16 while attending Steyning Grammar School in West Sussex, England, contributing articles to a local newspaper. A handful of years later, he was an established writer, contributing to the likes of Ain't It Cool News, Rolling Stone and GQ. As ...
28. Alan Bagh
Actor | The Diamond Collector
Alan Bagh (born May 30, 1985) is an American actor, producer, writer, and podcast host. He was born in Sacramento, CA and moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to pursue Acting. He is best known for playing the character "Rod" in the cult horror film: Birdemic: Shock and Terror, and its sequel Birdemic 2: ...
31. Doug Gritzmacher
Cinematographer | Jobs for G.I.s
Producer, director, director of photography, and editor for short-form and long-form documentary films and videos. Films have won numerous film festival awards, have appeared on Netflix, DirecTV, iTunes, Amazon, and VOD. Broadcast work includes major networks such as NBC, National Geographic, ...
Producer | Broken Trail
Stan Brooks is an award-winning producer of film and television with over 30 years of industry experience. He has produced more than 70 movies for film and television since 1989, when he founded his first independent production company, Once Upon a Time Films.
Brooks made his directorial debut with ...
34. Greg Sestero
Actor | The Room
Greg Sestero was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. With European parental influence, Greg speaks both French and English. He traveled extensively early on, and holds dual citizenship between France and the United States.
At 17 years old, Greg signed with a prominent San Francisco talent ...
40. Robert Baker
Robert Baker was born on October 15, 1979 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), The Lone Ranger (2013) and Out of Time (2003).
Producer | Kamea
Jennifer Akana Sturla was born to a Hawaiian beauty queen and an aerospace engineer from New Jersey. She earned her bachelor's degree in literature from UC Santa Cruz and her MFA in production from the USC School of Cinema-Television (now the School of Cinematic Arts). Her thesis film "Kamea" (25 ...
45. Mark Bashian
Director | Walk On
Mark Bashian grew up in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Business Management in 2000 and then toured with his band "Java Soup" as the lead vocalist and guitar player. After touring with his band, Bashian worked as a Stockbroker on the ...
46. Jon Polito
Actor | Miller's Crossing
A veteran of nearly 100 films, Jon Polito is most recognized for his work with The Coen brothers, as well as his many television appearances as a series regular and guest star. Notable motion picture roles include: Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Crow, Blankman, and The...
50. Neil Breen
Producer | Double Down
Neil Breen was born on November 23, 1958. He started his career as a real-estate agent and architect in Las Vegas, before switching partly to being an independent filmmaker.
Breen has not attended film school and learned everything he needed to know by himself. He deliberately makes independent ...
51. D.B. Sweeney
Actor | The Cutting Edge
Daniel Bernard Sweeney was born on November 14, 1961 in Shoreham, Long Island, New York. He got his start in the New York theatre with appearances in dozens of productions including a run on Broadway in "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial". He was selected by Francis Ford Coppola to star in the Vietnam...
52. Angela Laprete
Producer | Hawaii Five-0
With over 25 years of production experience in Hawaii's TV and Film industry, Angela has worked on all types of projects from commercials and music videos to episodic TV, indies, and feature film productions. Her long list of credits include award-winning independent films and Associate Producer on...
57. Eric Goins
Actor | Halt and Catch Fire
After years in the corporate world, Eric stumbled on to Whole World Improv Theatre in 1998. After committing himself to the craft and working his way to a Main Stage Performer, Eric continued to become an integral part of the theatre's management team and ensemble of instructors. It is within this ...
Mary's first stage appearance, as a dancer, was at the age of 3. Since then, she has worked extensively in TV, Film, Commercial and Print, as well as behind the scenes as a Writer, Producer, and Director.
A Cleveland, Ohio native from Hungarian and Irish descent, Mary is a former professional dancer...
61. Kristina Anapau
Actress | Black Swan
Kristina Anapau is an actress, writer, and producer. Born in Hawaii, Kristina Anapau spent her youth studying classical ballet, music and theatre. She graduated from high school at the age of 15 and, that same year began her studies at The University of Hawaii. With dreams of pursuing a ...
62. Marion Ross
Actress | Superhero Movie
The lovely, continuously upbeat and iconic All-American mom from the classic Happy Days (1974) TV sitcom had fervent desires of becoming an actress while growing up in her obscure Minnesota town. Born Marian Ross (with an "a") in 1928, she grew up in her native state and, at one time, worked as a ...
63. Kenneth Guertin
Editor | Antisocial Behavior
American film director Kenneth Guertin was born in Dearborn, Michigan and now resides in Los Angeles California. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Television Production and an Associates in Audio Visual Production. He is a director, producer and writer, best known for Antisocial Behavior (2014), ...
64. Nicky Whelan
Actress | Hall Pass
Nicky Whelan is an Australian actress and model, best-known for her role as "Pepper Steiger" in the Australian television series, Neighbours (1985). She is the granddaughter of AFL Brownlow Medallist Marcus Whelan.
Whelan has completed work for the movie, Hollywood & Wine (2011), in Los Angeles....
Actress | Sparkle
Jordin Brianna Sparks Thomas (née Sparks; born December 22, 1989) is an American actress & singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in 2007 after winning the sixth season of American Idol at age 17, becoming the youngest winner in the series' history. Her self-titled debut studio album, released later ...
66. Cassi Thomson
Actress | Left Behind
Cassi Thomson is an Australian-born American actress and singer. She is known for her recurring role as Cara Lynn Walker in the television series Big Love and for her role as Nikki Papagus on the series Switched at Birth.Thomson was born in Queensland, Australia. She lived on a ranch in Vanuatu ...
67. Vic Armstrong
Director | Left Behind
Vic Armstrong was born on October 5, 1946 in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, England as Victor Monroe Armstrong. He is known for his work on Left Behind (2014), The Green Hornet (2011) and I Am Legend (2007). He is married to Wendy Leech. They have three children.
68. Paul Lalonde
Producer | Left Behind
Paul Lalonde is a pioneering producer and screenwriter in the faith-based and apocalyptic-thriller genre. As owner of the Independent film production company, Cloud Ten Pictures, for over 20 years, in 2012 Paul formed Stoney Lake Entertainment (SLE) to serve as a production company that focuses on ...
72. Lili Baross
Actress | Cherry Pop
Lili Baross grew up in Barcelona, Spain to a British mother and Hungarian father. During her childhood she traveled extensively throughout Europe with her parents and from an early age she was fluent in four languages English, Spanish, Catalan and Hungarian.
At a young age she signed with a talent ...
74. Gil Bellows
Actor | Patriot
Gil Bellows was born on June 28, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Patriot (2015), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Love and a .45 (1994). He has been married to Rya Kihlstedt since October 3, 1994. They have two children.
79. Ted Geoghegan
Writer | We Are Still Here
Ted Geoghegan studied English at The University of Montana in Missoula, Montana, fine-tuning his skill as a screenwriter under the tutelage of the late Carroll O'Connor.
In 2000, Geoghegan co-wrote German director Andreas Schnaas' first English-language film, Demonium, and followed it with numerous ...
80. Barbara Crampton
Actress | You're Next
Barbara Crampton was born on December 27, 1958 in Levittown, New York. Growing up in Vermont, she spent the majority of her childhood summers traveling the country with a roadside carnival that her father worked for. Crampton began acting in school plays in seventh grade and subsequently studied ...
81. Peter DaCunha
Actor | Remember
Peter DaCunha, of Toronto, Canada, began his acting career in 2009 when he was a mere 6 years old. He has worked in film and television and is known for his roles Reign as young Prince Charles, Samuel on 12 Monkeys, Remember starring Christopher Plummer and directed by Atom Egoyan and XX an all ...
84. Tom Woodruff Jr.
Special_effects | Starship Troopers
Tom Woodruff Jr. was born in 1959 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Starship Troopers (1997), Death Becomes Her (1992) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). He is married to Tami Spitler Woodruff. They have three children.
Writer | Susan
Mahmoud Shoolizadeh is a film Director, Producer and Screen Writer based in USA. He received a B.A degree in Film Production (Directing) and an M.A. degree in Cultural Affairs Management and has been a film director for over 30 years and made several films. His major activities include directing ...
88. Michael Ironside
Actor | Starship Troopers
Michael Ironside has made a strong and indelible impression with his often incredibly intense and explosive portrayals of fearsome villains throughout the years. He was born as Frederick Reginald Ironside on February 12, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ironside was a successful arm wrestler in ...