DANNY TREJO – “Kross”
Danny Trejo has developed a prolific career in the movie business, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical. Despite spending the latter part of his youth and early adulthood incarcerated, he rose to great accomplishment. Upon his release from Soledad Prison, he became involved in programs aimed at helping those who, like him, battle drug and alcohol addictions.
Years later, Danny went to the set of RUNAWAY TRAIN to offer support to a man he’d been counseling. He was immediately offered a role as a convict. Danny has since gone on to star in dozens of films including: DESPERADO, the FROM DUSK ‘TIL DAWN film series, HEAT (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino), CON AIR (Nicolas Cage), ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO (Johnny Depp), and the series of SPY KIDS movies. Trejo can also be seen in the independent films SHERRY BABY (Maggie Gyllenhaal), A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR: CHRISTMAS IN 3D (John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris), and Rob Zombie films THE DEVIL’S REJECTS and HALLOWEEN. He was seen in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s GRIND HOUSE which led to a spin-off movie from the original trailers called MACHETE, in which Danny plays the anti-hero of the story, an ex-federale with a gift for wielding a blade who hides out as a day-laborer and is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator.
Danny reprised his role in MACHETE KILLS, the second in the Machete trilogy that will be released in September 2013 with Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, and Amber Heard. Danny has also appeared on numerous television shows. Most recently, he has been shooting FX’s Sons of Anarchy, which he has continued for two seasons. Despite his impressive list of credits, it’s his continual role as a devoted father of three and as an intervention counselor that bring him the most satisfaction.
RYAN CALTAGIRONE – “Aiden Chase”
Ryan Caltagirone is an actor, known for The Big Year (2011), The Cutting Room Floor (2002) and Love Struck (2013). He majored in Public Relations and Minored in Theatre at San Diego State University where he played one year of basketball. His last name, Caltagirone, is derived from a city in Sicily of the same name. He lived in Stuttgart, Germany for five years.
KERRY KNUPPE – “Bree Nelson”
Kerry Knuppe began acting in Denver, starring in many theater and short film projects before eventually landing the lead role of Lucy in the successful independent dark comedy Skills Like This. She has since moved to LA and can be seen in other indie projects including The Sensei, A Perfect Ending, Home James, 1982, Home (alongside scream-queen Heather Langencamp) as well as female lead in Billy Ray Cyrus’s latest film, Like a Country Song. She is currently finishing filming another thriller called Legend which stars Verne Troyer. Kerry also works in TV in the roles of Marlene on CBS’s new pilot Vegas and Jerica in ABC’s Mistresses. She is a working finalist at the Actor’s Studio in West Hollywood.
DAVID THOMAS JENKINS – “Cody Chase”
David Thomas Jenkins studied acting and playwriting at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and performed in numerous plays at school and in the regional theatre community as well as qualifying for the Irene Ryan award, winning playwriting awards from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and taking home the “Best Local Actor” award from the Charleston City Paper in 2000.
After graduating in 2003, Jenkins moved to Los Angeles to further pursue the camera’s unique side of storytelling. Since then he has appeared in many TV shows, independent films, commercials, and plays from LA to Scotland, China, the Netherlands, and many stops in between working with the likes of Lance Henriksen, Daryl Hannah, John Rhys-Davies, and Dolf Lundgren.
Jenkins is currently developing several scripts with Single Barrel Productions, Hellion Pictures, and Nepot Films. More information at singlebarrelproductions.com and davidthomasjenkins.com.
TREVA ETIENNE – “Jean Drouillard”
Treva Etienne is currently shooting season 4 of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi hit series “Falling Skies” due out on the TNT network in summer 2014. Treva has had featured roles in movies including Terminator Salvation, Pirates of the Caribbean, Bad Boys II, Black Hawk Down and Eyes Wide Shut. He had a recurring role in the NBC drama The Philanthropist, and guest starred in 24, Criminal Minds, Medium, Charmed, Angel and Threat Matrix. He has starred in independent features including PTSD, Mob Rules, Compulsion, Green Street Hooligans 2, Masked and Anonymous, The Changeling, English as a Second Language, Desert Vows and Japan with Peter Fonda.
In the UK he is best known for his leading roles in TV dramas including The Last Train, London’s Burning, and the BAFTA/RTS award winning BBC drama series Holding On.
TOMAS BOYKIN – “Happy Man”
A journeyman performer practically his whole life, Boykin leapt at the opportunity to collaborate with Producer Mark Burman and Writer/Director/Producer Walter Boholst on “A Voodoo Possession.”
Recent credits include portraying the Bostonian drug dealer Owen in the crime thriller “Lazarus Rising” starring Eric Roberts and C. Thomas Howell. The abusive father Clyde in the sordid tale of family dysfunction “Ice Cream
for Breakfast.” Petey, the gun-running gangster in the urban thriller “Lineage” and Ori, the jailed anti-apartheid dissident in the multi-award winning period piece drama “Elegy for a Revolutionary.”
Forthcoming, Boykin will not only portray the titular role of a Nigerian mystic, but also serve as a producer on the feature film “Alaba.”
NANCY LA SCALA – “Helen Chase”
Nancy was born in upstate New York where she grew up on a working Dairy Farm with her 5 sisters and brother. Nancy is known for her gritty portrayal of a Mother in the film “VEGAS: BASED ON A TRUE STORY” that was up for a Golden Lion in Venice, Italy 2008 directed by AMIR NADERI. At the Tribeca Film Festival 2009, Nancy was nominated for Best Actress for her role of Tracy in the film.
Film credits also include “IN THE CUT” with Meg Ryan and “GUARDIAN” with Mario Van Peeples. Television credits include “CRIMINAL MINDS” with A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna and Thomas Gibson, “CASTLE” with Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Gail O’Grady, “NIP/TUCK” and “MELROSE PLACE”.
Nancy’s love for animals led her to adopt 2 pit bulls. Because of them, she started her own Pet Business, THROW YOUR DOG A BONE (www.throwyourdogabone.com) that makes long lasting Pet Products and a hypoallergenic pet care line. To this day, she still rescues animals and gives back to a number of rescue shelters.
ABE SPIGNER – “Duane Dubois”
As a beginning actor, Abe has been fortunate enough to have studied at some of the most prestigious establishments in the word. Such as, The Conservatory for the Performing Arts at Webster University, Florida State University & Florida State Universitiy’s London campus where he studied Shakespeare & Commedia Del’Arte. Abe is currently studying acting & human behavior with Candace Silvers which has added further depth to his characters.
As a result Abe has been blessed to have a very lucrative commercial career booking spots for T-Mobile, Coke, Nike, Dominoes & a multiple spot campaign for Verizon Wireless just to name a few. Some big screen roles include Death in “Death Dream” & the recurring role of Flava-Flav in Lions Gate’s “Epic Movie” & “Disaster Movie”. Abe has also done dozens of plays & is nursing a budding TV career with co-star appearances in the final season of “The Office” & the pilot “Friend Me” respectively.
CATHERINE HAENA KIM – “Penelope ‘Peanut’ Garcia”
Catherine Haena Kim is thrilled to play tomboy news producer, Penelope “Peanut” Garcia. On the big screen, you may have seen Catherine playing one of Matthew McConaughey’s three (of course three ha) present girlfriends in Warner Bros’ “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” Her TV appearances include TBS’ mutli-cam show, “Sullivan & Son” as Steve Sullivan’s (Steve Byrne) not “too nice” love interest, “90210,” “Gossip Girl” and “Guiding Light.” Watch out for Catherine in the upcoming P.T. Anderson film, “Inherent Vice,” with Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin.
MARIE-FRANSOISE THEODORE – “Dr. Yveline Montase”
Marie-Françoise is an award-winning film actor/writer-director and accomplished stage actor and singer. She was the associate producer and star in the independent feature film ‘Strange As Angels’ distributed by Image Entertainment and wrote, directed and starred in the multi-award winning short ‘rebel in the soul’, which screened at multiple festivals worldwide.
Notable film/TV credits include ‘love jones’, the Lionsgate Entertainment recent release ‘C’mon Man’ and ‘The Young & The Restless.’ Currently, Marie-Françoise is penning the original Sci-Fi thriller feature film ‘converGENCE’ and is a Semi-Finalist in Project Stargazer, a science based feature film program developed in collaboration with NASA. She can also be seen in the soon to be released short films ‘Combat Ready’ and ‘TMI.’ Marie-Françoise holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago.
SLOANE MORGAN SIEGEL – “Young Aiden”
Sloane Morgan Siegel was born in Washington, DC on November 22, 2000 and raised on an animal rescue farm in Falling Waters, WV until age 10. Sloane is a powerful young SAG/AFTRA actor with more than 50 films and 45 national and international commercials, 19 TV Pilots, 22 television appearances, 25 voiceovers, and multiple music videos and print model work in his credits. He’s been a lead more than 20 times and while every one of his films has won awards, one has won 16 Film Festival awards. He landed and delivered the title role in “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street” which is a new hit series for Amazon Studios that will be launched in early 2014.
Sloane completed a recurring co-star role on the CBS sitcom, “Partners”, and guest spots on popular shows such as “Wendell & Vinnie”, “Modern Family”, “Big Time Rush”, “The Neighbors”, and “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. He was one of only 12 children nationally to be selected by Nickelodeon as a “game changer” actor, and he was given a scholarship to the Groundlings Academy for improv and sketch comedy. He’s won an IAWTV Award as the lead in the variety series “Kids React” which also won a daytime Emmy and garners more than 2 million views a week. His website is www.sloanesiegel.com or www.sloanemorgansiegel.com . You can follow him on Instagram at http://instagram.com/sloanesiegel2# , Twitter at https://twitter.com/sloanems , and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sloane.siegel.
GABE EGGERLING – “Young Cody”
Gabe Eggerling has received recognition for three years of work as the youngest member of the SAG Foundation Literary Initiative, BookPALS. This October, he has been invited to speak at the TEDx TALK conference. Gabe will join First Lady Michelle Obama, Mark Wahlberg and Goldie Hawn in a celebrity charity book www.100makingadifference to launch in 2014. The Fall 2013 release of the film documentary Heroes Don’t Wear Capes highlights his work by Wright Brothers Pictures.
Most recently, Gabe had the privilege to work with director Paul Currie of Lightstream Pictures in a principal role for Child’s Play focused on empowering youth, and pitched to ABC’s Shark Tank. To lighten the scene, he has performed a dozen skits on TBS’s Conan, and voiced several Shultz Peanuts projects. Gabe is a proud member of Mensa and John Hopkins Centers for Talented Youth, enjoys playing tennis and piano, and of course all video games.
DOMINIC CONTI – “Bob”
Dominic Conti (Bob) Film: Nothing in Los Angeles, Fiona’s Fortune, Hinnon Valley, Shades of Hope, The Interview (also co-writer/producer), Another Stupid Day, Zombie Holocaust and You!, April, The Real Truth Behind the Real True Story: Donnie Miller, I Am He, Gentlemen, Gentlemen. TV: The Roaring Twenties (pilot). Webisodes: Red Scare, Broken Dreams Boulevard, The Family Curse, The Best Friend (also Associate Producer and co-writer of three episodes). Theatre: Steppenwolf, Reduced Shakespeare (at The Kennedy Center, Holder’s Season Theatre Festival, San Diego Repertory Theatre, et al), The Goodman, Next (Among the Thugs — Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Ensemble), Second City, Plasticene (Live Feed: 11/11/05 — Original Theatre Award, Best Ensemble), Lost Angels, The Odyssey, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, A Red Orchid, Beaver Creek Theatre Festival, Madison Repertory, Noble Fool, Mary-Arrchie, Prop, Griffin, First Folio Theatre, Apple Tree TYA.
DARIUS DEVONTAYE GREEN – “Ewenso”
Darius Devontaye Green is most known for his versatility and ability to drastically change his acting and appearance to fit a character. Born in Chicago, raised in Minnesota Darius realized his passion for acting at a young age after being cast in a school play. He has been acting ever since, but it was not until after he graduated from college that he realized he wanted to pursue acting as a career.
His talents started to gain a lot of attention locally and that’s when he decided to head to Los Angeles to further his career. Darius hit the ground running booking numerous projects within his first year in Los Angeles, most notably the film “Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant” where he plays the role of Taequan Black, acting alongside big name A list actors in Hollywood. With his ability to be funny, loving, caring, and angry, menacing or ruthless he has proved that not only can he play a wide range of characters, but that he truly is a student of his craft and dedicated to becoming a future leading man in the film industry.