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American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Alex Ranarivelo

Writing Credits  

Ali Afshar ... (story by) &
Brian Rudnick ... (story by)
 
Brian Rudnick ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order)  

George Kosturos ... Ali Jahani
William Fichtner ... Coach Plyler
Ali Afshar ... Hafez Tabad
Lia Marie Johnson ... Kristi Larsen
Gabriel Basso ... Jimmy Petersen
Jon Voight ... Principal Skinner
Sasha Feldman ... Dan 'Toad' Webster
Chase Mowen ... Mike Thornhill
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Rowan Knox
Nicholas Guilak ... Pasha
Shannon Collis ... Wendy
Karina Andrews Karina Andrews ... Miss Larsen
Tony Panterra Tony Panterra ... Mr. Jahani
Salome Azizi ... Mrs. Jahani
John Asadi ... Truck Driver
Iyad Hajjaj ... Border Captain
Alex Lorre ... Border Guard
Ashley Michaelsen Ashley Michaelsen ... Suzie Q
Sarah Kliban ... Miss Moreau
Derek Stefan ... Announcer
Sandy Stevens Sandy Stevens ... Championship Announcer
Jimmy Pera Jimmy Pera ... Windsor Head Coach
Michael Girgenti ... Head Basketball Player
Melissa O'Keefe ... Jane
Blair Leatherwood ... Pat Gordon
Thomas Dalby ... Knox's Dad
Sammy Zarraonandia Sammy Zarraonandia ... Ali's First Opponent
Michael Klee Michael Klee ... Backflipping Wrestler
Kyrstannie Day Kyrstannie Day ... Waitress
Jacob Black Jacob Black ... East Petaluma Wrestler
Josh Black Josh Black ... East Petaluma Wrestler
Seamus Lanham Seamus Lanham ... East Petaluma Wrestler
Billy Marshall Billy Marshall ... East Petaluma Wrestler
Daniel Pacheco Daniel Pacheco ... East Petaluma Wrestler
Lorenzo Zuniga Lorenzo Zuniga ... East Petaluma Wrestler
Courtney Hope Turner ... Kristi's Friend
Rizzie Vermont Rizzie Vermont ... Kristi's Friend
Shauna Richardson ... Kristi's Friend
Charlie Kern Charlie Kern ... Kristi's Friend
Brian Caulfield Brian Caulfield ... Referee
Louis Chavez Louis Chavez ... Referee
Chad Jones Chad Jones ... Referee
Jake Fitzpatrick Jake Fitzpatrick ... Referee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noah Collins
Kieran G. Pedersen Kieran G. Pedersen ... Boy in stands
Kyle Price-Westcott ... Wrestler teammate
Willy Roland ... Self Athletic Fan
Natalie Stephany Aguilar Natalie Stephany Aguilar ... High School Student (uncredited)
Ari Atken ... Cafeteria Student (uncredited)
Kyle Audiss Kyle Audiss ... Fan (uncredited)
Walker Brinskele ... Student Athlete (uncredited)
Jimmy Carter ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Judy Cerda ... Hafez's Friend (uncredited)
Maurice Colvin Maurice Colvin ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Liam Davis ... Parent (uncredited)
Max DeSantis Max DeSantis ... High School Student / Teen in Diner (uncredited)
Janet Dyer ... Parent (uncredited)
Vermyttya Erahn Vermyttya Erahn ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Nathan Eswine Nathan Eswine ... Stephen (uncredited)
Barnaby Falls ... Hafez's Friend (uncredited)
Kyle Fenske Kyle Fenske ... Cameraman (uncredited)
London Freeman ... Teen #1 (uncredited)
A.J. Friederich ... Wrestler (uncredited)
Allan C. Gagner II Allan C. Gagner II ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Hayley Gagner ... Match Attendee / Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Douglas Gawoski Douglas Gawoski ... Man at Diner (uncredited)
Jenna Getsi Jenna Getsi ... Scorekeeper (uncredited)
Rob Gore ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Ramsey Hanchette ... Scorekeeper (uncredited)
Jake Hanson ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Halstyn Hart Halstyn Hart ... Championship Judge (uncredited)
Tom Hart ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Linda Joy Henry ... Parent / Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Benjamin Howard ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Alicia I. Alicia I. ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Michael Inscoe Michael Inscoe ... Fan (uncredited)
Jesus N Jimenez Jesus N Jimenez ... Fan (uncredited)
Kenz Kenz ... Scorekeeper (uncredited)
Vinnie Langdon III Vinnie Langdon III ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Kathy Langdon Kathy Langdon ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Carmen Lessa Carmen Lessa ... High School Student (uncredited)
John Lobato John Lobato ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Brett Matthews Brett Matthews ... Healdsburg Parent / Fan (uncredited)
Shane L. Maus Shane L. Maus ... Tie Dye Game Patron #1 (uncredited)
Serina Mawer Serina Mawer ... Scorekeeper / Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Sean Michael McGrory ... High School Student (uncredited)
Monterey Morrissey ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
James P. Morrow James P. Morrow ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Vaughn Myovich Vaughn Myovich ... Ali's Neighbor (uncredited)
Teresa Navarro ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Tom O'Reilly ... Hafez's Friend (uncredited)
Eric Olsson ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
John Orantes ... Football Player (uncredited)
Montgomery Paulsen ... Funeral Director (uncredited)
Brook Edward Penca ... Parent (uncredited)
Brian Perry ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Tamara Perry Tamara Perry ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Christopher Robin Priest Christopher Robin Priest ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Boyan Radoslavov Boyan Radoslavov ... Parent / Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Nancy Reagan ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ronald Reagan ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Shannon Rebekah Shannon Rebekah ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Alicia Restivo ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Caelan Scrivener ... Cafeteria Kid (uncredited)
Teri Shrader Teri Shrader ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Kyle Simsek ... Jock (uncredited)
Thomas W. Stewart Thomas W. Stewart ... Wrestling Aficionado (uncredited)
Jane Stillwater Jane Stillwater ... Grandmother (uncredited)
Anastassia Tchibissova Anastassia Tchibissova ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Diana Tenes ... Maid (uncredited)
Tama Therese Tama Therese ... Parent (uncredited)
Sabrina Twyla Sabrina Twyla ... Teen at Diner (uncredited)
Trey Van Dyke Trey Van Dyke ... Greeting Couple (uncredited)
Ken Venzke ... Parent / Wrestler (uncredited)
Susanna Wagner Susanna Wagner ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Bobby Ysip Bobby Ysip ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)

Produced by 

Ali Afshar ... producer
Frank R. Gardner ... line producer
Forrest Lucas ... executive producer
Ashley Michaelsen ... associate producer
Hadeel Reda ... producer

Music by 

Jamie Christopherson

Cinematography by 

Reuben Steinberg

Film Editing by 

Brett Hedlund

Casting By 

Toni Staniewicz ... (background casting)
Brittani Ward ... (as Brittani Smith)

Production Design by 

Rob Riutta

Art Direction by 

Daryl Hoss

Costume Design by 

Cami Nemanich

Makeup Department 

Treja McClish ... hair stylist
Valerie Ramirez ... makeup artist
Josie Rodriguez ... makeup artist
Kristy Strate ... makeup department head
Selene Yebra ... hair department head
Antoinette Yoka ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management 

Daniel Carrey ... unit production manager
Eric M. Klein ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Andrea Edmondson ... second second assistant director

Art Department 

Tara Friis ... set dresser
Daryl Hoss ... assistant set dresser
Jessica M. Lapin ... property master
Jesse Muick ... set dresser
Ross Parsons ... swing
Miki Hortencia Rodriguez ... on set dresser
Sam Sako Jr. ... additional set dresser
Sam Sako ... additional set decorator
Steven Valdez ... leadman

Sound Department 

Ashu Boni ... backgrounds editor / foley recordist / sound editor / sound effects editor
Erick Jolley ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Eric M. Klein ... Post Sound Supervisor
Martin Quiñones ... adr recordist / foley recordist / sound editor
Steve Walter ... foley artist

Visual Effects by 

Chris Ervin ... visual effects artist

Stunts 

Leo Arroyo ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Benjamin Casias ... camera operator: b camera
Tim Erickson ... digital imaging technician
Steve Forbes ... grip
Chris Hebert ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Iván Jesús Herrera ... best boy grip
Alex Herter ... electrician
Aidan Jung ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kenneth Marc ... grip: pickups
Andrew McIntosh ... best boy electric
Sean McQueen ... key grip
Christofer Moscoso ... grip (as Chris Moscoso)
Jessica Olthof ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Laura Pearson ... electrician
Marc Schatalow ... electrician
Megaera Stephens ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Anthony Stivale ... gaffer

Casting Department 

Toni Staniewicz ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Rachelle Almeida ... costume supervisor

Editorial Department 

Diego Alex Borghello ... colorist (as Diego Borghello)
Eric M. Klein ... Digital Intermediate Producer
Toby Martisius ... on-line editor
Ashley McKinney ... assistant editor (as Ashley Sorgea)

Music Department 

Atanas Babaleski ... pro tools operator
Georgi Hristovski ... score recording engineer
Andy Madadian ... playback singer
Jonathan Mayer ... trailer music
F.A.M.E.'S. Project ... orchestra and studio contractor
Shani Rigsbee ... playback singer
Christopher Violette ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department 

Judith Sealey ... script supervisor

Other crew 

Irina Alexandra ... assistant production coordinator
Kevin Asbell ... legal counsel / senior counsel
Johnny Bravo ... key production assistant
Aaron Buttig ... production assistant
Ehrin Davis ... production assistant
Iyad Hajjaj ... ADR performer: Border Captain
Michele Ryan ... production accountant
Spencer Smith ... production assistant

Thanks 

Christina Moore ... special thanks
Ava Rettke ... special thanks

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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