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The Polka King (2017) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Maya Forbes

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Maya Forbes ... (written by) &
Wallace Wolodarsky ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Jack Black ... Jan Lewan
Jenny Slate ... Marla Lewan
Jason Schwartzman ... Mickey Pizzazz
Jacki Weaver ... Barb
J.B. Smoove ... Ron Edwards (as JB Smoove)
Robert Capron ... David Lewan
Willie Garson ... Lonny
Vanessa Bayer ... Bitsy Bear
Robert Macaux Robert Macaux ... Christopher
Mary Klug Mary Klug ... Anita Krzyewski
Wallace Wolodarsky ... Vince (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Lew Schneider Lew Schneider ... Lou Laroue
Phyllis Kay Phyllis Kay ... Marilyn
Richard Donelly Richard Donelly ... Stan Moetek
Kati Salowsky ... Connie Klopski
Jordan Lloyd Jordan Lloyd ... Debra Johnson
Rachel Annette Helson ... Beauty Pageant Judge
Anthony Estrella Anthony Estrella ... Presenter
Melody Vasquez Melody Vasquez ... Agent Ramirez
Randy Tow Randy Tow ... Mr. Lee (as Randolph B. Tow)
Marilyn Busch ... Sheila
Russell Gibson Russell Gibson ... Gorski
China Forbes ... Grammy Reporter
Jim Boyd ... Reporter (as James Boyd)
Portland Helmich ... Anchorwoman
Bruce-Robert Serafin ... Customer (as Bruce Serafin)
Wendy Overly ... Loud Lady
Jessica Baade Jessica Baade ... Trish
Keith Mascoll ... Applesauce
Owen Burke ... Prison Guard
Juani Feliz ... PR Woman
Peter Ackerman Peter Ackerman ... Priest
Irvin Wallace Irvin Wallace ... Ruined Old Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Healey Kevin Healey ... Ed Krzyewski
Eric Berghman Eric Berghman ... Background Dancer (uncredited)
Brina ... Dance Hall Patron (uncredited)
John J. Burke ... Pageant Audience (uncredited)
George Burns ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frank Cacciola Frank Cacciola ... Polka Dancer (uncredited)
Joe Cali ... Tourist (uncredited)
Benjamin James Chaplin Benjamin James Chaplin ... Teen Party Goer (uncredited)
Angel Connell ... Performance Attendee (uncredited)
Shawn Contois ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
John Daigle John Daigle ... Drummer (uncredited)
Kevin Daigneault ... Performance Attendee (uncredited)
Pasquale Dalessio Pasquale Dalessio ... Bus Tour Group (uncredited)
Charlie Flannery Charlie Flannery ... Performance Attendee (uncredited)
John Franchi John Franchi ... Performance Attendee (uncredited)
Suzanne Gillies ... Security Agent (uncredited)
Mickey Gilmore ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Jed Griswold Jed Griswold ... Polka Dancer (uncredited)
Alexa Hartman Alexa Hartman ... Daughter Prison Visitor (uncredited)
Wendy Hartman ... Wife Prison Visitor (uncredited)
Arthur Hiou ... Security for Pope (uncredited)
Michael Jibrin Michael Jibrin ... Tyrone (uncredited)
Tony Jones ... Basketball Playing Prisoner (uncredited)
Glenn W. Kane Glenn W. Kane ... Pope's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Jeffery Kincannon Jeffery Kincannon ... Performance Attendee (uncredited)
Stephen Kyle ... Telethon Operator (uncredited)
Jan Lewan Jan Lewan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rob Lévesque ... Jan Lewan Group (uncredited)
Charles Majka Charles Majka ... Onscreen Bass Player (uncredited)
Robert Marsella ... Waiter / Performance Attendee (uncredited)
Dan Marshall ... Polka Dancer (uncredited)
Bella Moore Bella Moore ... Polka Kid (uncredited)
Tony Moreira ... Prison Visitor (uncredited)
Michele Mortensen ... Polka Dancer (uncredited)
Luke Nelson Luke Nelson ... Pope Visitor (uncredited)
Lance Norris Lance Norris ... Pizzeria Customer (uncredited)
Richard Pacheco Richard Pacheco ... Performance Attendee / Polka Dancer (uncredited)
Marybeth Paul ... Pageant Contestant (uncredited)
Kobi Polisky ... Polka Child (uncredited)
Americo Presciutti ... Pope's Security (uncredited)
Leah Procito ... Nurse (uncredited)
Steve Provizer Steve Provizer ... Polka Band Musician (uncredited)
Rich Rothbell ... Uncle Rich / Polka Pro (uncredited)
Harold Rudolph ... Polka Dancer (uncredited)
Mary Jane Brennan Sangiolo ... Dance Hall Patron (uncredited)
Leonel Severino ... Celebrity on the Red Carpet (uncredited)
Judy Tenuta ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Donald Trump ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ron G. Young Ron G. Young ... Performance Attendee (uncredited)
Alex Ziwak ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)

Produced by 

Jack Black ... producer
Joshua Brown ... co-executive producer (as Joshua Von Brown)
Stuart Cornfeld ... producer
Connor Flanagan ... associate producer
Erika Hampson ... executive producer
Debbie Leibling ... executive producer
Monica Levinson ... producer
Chris Mangano ... executive producer
Priyanka Mattoo ... producer
John Mikulak ... co-executive producer
David Permut ... producer
Joey Poach ... associate producer
Marco Valerio Pugini ... line producer: Rome
Shivani Rawat ... producer
Wallace Wolodarsky ... producer (as Wally Wolodarsky)

Music by 

Theodore Shapiro

Cinematography by 

Andrei Bowden Schwartz

Film Editing by 

Catherine Haight

Casting By 

Jeanne McCarthy

Production Design by 

Carl Sprague

Set Decoration by 

Danica Chipman

Costume Design by 

Susan Lyall

Makeup Department 

Massimiliano Duranti ... hair stylist: Rome
Brenda McNally ... hair department head
Mario Michisanti ... makeup artist: Rome
Roz Music ... makeup department head
Shayna Passaretti ... key hair stylist
Nichole Pleau ... key makeup artist (as Niki Pleau)

Production Management 

Mike Buonanno ... production supervisor: new york
Erika Hampson ... unit production manager
Meredith Nunnikhoven ... production supervisor
Liz Richards ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Eric Altieri ... additional second assistant director
Emma Barber ... second assistant director
David Eric Chapman ... first assistant director
Chad Goyette ... second second assistant director
Enrico Mastracchi Manes ... first assistant director: Rome

Art Department 

Justin Bliss ... assistant property master
Carrie Capizzano ... charge scenic artist
Brian Hakala ... set dresser
Ryan McCoy Johnson ... leadman
Michael Mardo ... props
Jason Mayoh ... art coordinator / graphic design
Brian McKenzie ... set dresser
Jeremy M. Pereira ... scenic artist
Luisa Piña ... art production assistant
John Pungitore ... set dresser
Peter Rippe ... construction foreman
David Rotondo ... construction coordinator
John Ryder ... on set dresser
Kat Seemer ... property master: new york
Amber Subelka ... scenic artist
Hilary Taillie ... property master

Sound Department 

Christopher D. Anderson ... audio playback
Luke Deardoff ... assistant sound editor
Kelly Doran ... boom operator
Jason Fyrberg ... additional sound mixer
John Guentner ... foley mixer
Matt Hovland ... adr mixer
Allison Jackson ... second unit sound mixer
Dimitri Kouri ... second unit boom operator
Jacob McNaughton ... foley mixer
Samuel Munoz ... foley cuer
Kevin S. Parker ... sound mixer
Michael Perricone ... re-recording mixer
Andrew Rice ... adr mixer
Perry Robertson ... supervising sound editor
Santino Tartaglia ... sound utility
Noel Vought ... foley artist
Kevin Zimmerman ... sound editor

Special Effects by 

John Ruggieri ... special effects coordinator

Stunts 

Paul Marini ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Nolan Ball ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Andrew Bell ... grip
Woody Bell ... key grip
Thomas Bellotti ... additional 2nd assistant camera
Jason Bowen ... best boy electric
Peter Boynton ... lighting technician / rigging electrical best boy
Robert Clark ... electrician
Philippe Colligan ... grip
Dean Egan ... second assistant camera
Jennifer Evans ... A dolly grip
Tom Fitzgerald ... add camera operator
Jesse Goldberg ... gaffer
Christopher D. Jones ... key grip: new york
Leonard A. Mazzone ... digital imaging technician
Antonio Paolucci ... data wrangler: Italy
Seacia Pavao ... still photographer
Edwin Rubio ... EPK camera operator
Chuck Rudolph ... lighting technician
Richelle Topping ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bill Trautvetter ... 2nd unit director of photography
Guillermo Tuñon ... digital imaging technician

Casting Department 

Christian Bustamante ... casting assistant
Anne Mulhall ... casting director: Rhode Island
Mark Sussman ... adr voice casting
Leslie Woo ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Penelope Cariolo ... stitcher
Robin Chalfin ... key tailor
Margaret Codola ... key costumer
Beau Desmond ... key costumer
Sheila Grover ... costume supervisor
Honah Lee Milne ... assistant costume designer: RI
Margaret Palmer ... set costumer
Taylor Pilderian ... costume pa
Lara Quinlan ... set costumer
Amy Ritchings ... assistant costume designer: NY
Danielle Rouleau ... costume: intern
Gianna Soprano ... set costumer

Editorial Department 

Steve Bannerman ... digital intermediate executive producer
Brennan Barsell ... conform artist
Jessica Clarke ... digital intermediate producer
Andrew Dale ... colorist: dailies / workflow supervisor
Rebecca Erbe ... assistant digital intermediate producer
Lynarion Hubbard ... assistant editor
Lee Hultman ... colorist
Leandro Marini ... supervising colorist
Borja Ribes Blanquer ... mastering

Location Management 

Douglas Armitage ... assistant location manager
Alex Berard ... location manager
Mike Buonanno ... location manager: new york
Casey Regan ... location coordinator

Music Department 

Christine Bergren ... music clearance and legal services
Thomas Bowes ... concertmaster and violin solos
Dave Burnatowski ... musician: polka session band, drums
Meghan Currier ... music supervisor
Nicholas Fitzgerald ... additional music editor
Mark Graham ... conductor / orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor
Eddie Hession ... featured score musician: accordion
Stephen Kaminski ... musician: polka session band, saxophones, bandleader
Mitch Kaplan ... clarinet coach: Rhode Island (as Mitchell Kaplan)
Marty Krystall ... clarinet coach: Los Angeles
Stewart Lerman ... music producer
Bob Lugiano ... musician: polka session band, trumpets
David Mansfield ... musician: polka session band, ukelele
Alex Meixner ... musician: polka session band, accordions
Ken Peplowski ... musician: polka session band, clarinet, additional saxophones (as Ken Pelowski)
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation
Randall Poster ... music supervisor
Gabriel Saban ... composer: additional music
Steve Saive ... musician: polka session band, trumpets
Mark Shane ... musician: polka session band, piano, additional keys
Scott Shirk ... musician: polka session band, alto saxophone
Paul Socolow ... musician: polka session band, electric bass
Jamie Talbot ... featured score musician: clarinet
Entcho Todorov ... musician: polka session band, violin
Daniel Waldman ... music editor

Transportation Department 

James Harkerss ... transportation captain
Scott Mundy ... driver
Thomas O'Connor ... transportation co-captain

Other crew 

Nicole Aiguier ... accounting clerk
Eric Altieri ... production assistant
John W. Burke ... craft service assistant
Frank Cacciola ... co-choreographer: polka
Laura Calcagni ... production coordinator
Mariarosa Calderon ... production accountant
Billy Concha ... stand in: Jack Black
Joseph E. Doyle ... 24 frame playback
Rosie Fine ... production secretary
Kyran Ford ... analyst
Robin J. Forman ... production assistant
John Goodwill ... special thanks
Chip Hamilton ... production assistant
Nick Hexner ... set assistant: Ms. Forbes & Mr. Wolodarsky
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Mr. Black
Kyle Izzo ... production assistant
Simon Lang ... film executive: ShivHans Pictures
Alexandra Lombardo ... assistant: Ms. Rawat
Dan Marshall ... choreographer: polka
Stella Papetti ... production assistant
Aidan Payne ... script supervisor
Victor A. Pineda ... payroll: accountant
Nicholas Rexford ... key production assistant
Caren Rose-Mellman ... Post production accountant
Tallyn Scioli ... accounting clerk
Avital Siegel ... assistant: Mr. Cornfeld
Michael Steven Swanson ... photo double: Jack Black
George J. Vezina ... stand-in for willie garson

Thanks 

J.J. Abrams ... special thanks
Scott Alexander ... special thanks
Wes Anderson ... special thanks
Matt Bronson ... special thanks
Steven Feinberg ... grateful acknowledgment: the Rhode Island Film & Television Office
Lori Guidroz ... special thanks
Jan Lewan ... special thanks
Juman Malouf ... special thanks
Will Speck ... special thanks

See also

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

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