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Tony Todd is perhaps best known for his chilling portrayal in the title role of “Candyman.” Since his film debut in the motion picture “Sleepwalk” in 1986, followed almost immediately by a starring role in Oliver Stone’s Academy Award winning film, “Platoon,” this charismatic, six-foot-five-inch tall actor has consistently turned in compelling performance after compelling performance.
Tony’s film credits include “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen,” “The Rock,” “The Crow,” “Lean On Me,” “Bird,” “Night Of The Living Dead,” “Final Destination,” “Final Destination II,” “Final Destination III,” and “The Secret” from the award-winning team of Erick Zonka and Virginie Wagon (Dream Life of Angels). He is currently starring in and reprising his role of ‘Bludworth’ in “Final Destination 5.”
Tony also recently starred in the NBC pilot/series “The Event” and recurred on two television series: “Chuck” for NBC and “24” for FBC. His past guest-starring TV appearances include “24,” “Masters of Horror,” “Criminal Minds,” “Without A Trace,” “Boston Legal,” “NYPD Blue,” “Boston Public,” “Smallville,” “Law and Order,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Homicide,” “Xena,” “Hercules,” “The X-Files,” “Andromeda,” as well as recurring roles on all three incarnations of “Star Trek.” His television movies include starring roles in “True Women,” “The Black Fox,” “Butter,” “The Last Elephant,” “Babylon 5: A Call To Arms,” and the upcoming “Control Factor,” among others.
While famous for working under prosthetics in iconic feature film roles, Doug Jones is also a versatile character actor who has performed as “himself” in guest star roles on shows like “Criminal Minds,” “C.S.I.” and NBC’s horror anthology “Fear Itself.” A veteran of over
100 commercials, Doug was Mac Tonight, the moon-headed piano player in the long-running 1990’s McDonald’s campaign. He also starred as the lead villain in “Hush,” an Emmy-winning episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” long considered a fan favorite.
In 2005, he played the title role of Pan (as well as the nightmare character, The Pale Man) in Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning Spanish language fantasy/horror feature “Pan’s Labyrinth.” But it was his sensitive and elegant performance as Abe Sapien in del Toro’s 2004 box office hit “Hellboy” that brought Doug’s unique work to a wider audience. He went on to voice that same character for the Emmy-nominated Cartoon Network animations “Hellboy: Sword of Storms” and “Hellboy: Blood and Iron.” In 2007, Doug’s title role performance in “Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer” was hailed by fans and critics alike. 2008 saw Doug reprise his starring role (as well as two other characters) in “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” once more under the direction of del Toro. He currently stars in “Gainsbourg,” a stylized biopic of the famous French poet/ singer/composer Serge Gainsbourg, in which he plays Gainsbourg’s dark alter ego. The film has won three Cesar Awards (the French equivalent of The Oscars.)
You can learn more about Doug at www.thedougjonesexperience.com.
Gary Graham is probably best known for his starring role as Detective Matthew Sikes in the television series Alien Nation (1989–1990), which was followed by the TV movies Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994), Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995), Alien Nation: Millennium (1996), Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996), and Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997).
Star Trek fans probably know him best from his more recent guest-starring roles on Star Trek: Enterprise as the recurring character Ambassador Soval, a Vulcan ambassador to Earth. He also guest-starred on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) once, playing Ocampan community leader Tanis in the season 2 episode Cold Fire. He plays a new role, Ragnar, in the fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.
He has played more than 30 TV roles, and has also been in more than 30 movies. His films include All the Right Moves, The Last Warrior, Robot Jox, Running Woman and the upcoming Siren. He is the brother-in-law of Canadian rock musician Jimi B., solo artist and vocalist for Abraham’s Children.
Gary has appeared on Nip/Tuck (December 2009) episode “Wesley Clovis” as Mr. Martel, the father of a murdered 17-year-old.
Steven is a graduate of South Dakota State University, where he pursued and honed his natural love of acting. His most recent works include “Souvenirs” starring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell and “The Deep End,” for which he earned a Best Actor recognition at the 2011 Fischgaard Short Film Competition. When not in front of the camera, Steven utilizes his skills as a historic military technical adviser and supplier for the motion picture and television industries. Favorite film roles include Mads Mikkelsen in “Valhalla Rising” and Gunnar Björnstrand in “The Seventh Seal.”
Jordan McFadden is an actress living in New York City. Since moving she has studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory, improv at the Magnet Theater and courses through the Scott Freeman Studio both with classroom studies and private coaching.
She has acted in several short films including “Year of The Rat” with director Moh Azima, and “Compass” with director Richard Anthony Blake from Unfolded Films. Jordan continues to work with Mr. Blake on his latest film project, “Archives.” With Archives, she has the opportunity to be part of the creative process with the director, working with him to help shape the development of the lead female character. She also starred as the lead in the short film “Disappearance” which recently screened at the RAINDANCE Film Festival in London, and will be showing at the IFC Rooftop Film Festival in New York.
In 2008 she founded the all-female Bushwick Shakespeare Repertory with Alexis Balaoing and Tiffany Baker. As a company actor, she contributed her interpretations of Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet” and Phebe in “As You Like It.” Simultaneously, she served as a board member working behind the scenes in production, fund raising, makeup and costume design.
Actor in film, television and stage, Bates has been a professional actor for almost 30 years now. He’s worked in Boston, New York, and Hollywood as an award-winning stage actor (2007 IRNE award for Best Actor in Boston, and 2008 IRNE award for Best Supporting Actor in Boston). He also appeared in the critically acclaimed “Waiting for Godot” with Austin Pendelton. In film, Bates has appeared in many day player roles and has been honored to do scene work with some of the following talented actors: Chris Walken in “Maiden Heist,” Christopher Reeves in “The Last Ferry Home,” Richard Gere in “Hachiko,” Benjamin Barnes in “Valediction,” Amanda Peat, Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo in “What Doesn’t Kill You,” Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo Decaprio in “Shutter Island,” Lawrence Fishburne in “Mystic River,” as well as Pat Morita and Hilary Swank in “The Next Karate Kid.” In television, Bates is best known for his recurring role as the hapless, ne’er-do-well brother-in-law for three seasons on Showtime’s “Brotherhood.” Rounding off Bates’s accomplishments in the acting business, he has appeared in countless local and national commercials playing a wide range of characters from the goofy and obscure, to the poignant and dramatic, and many others in-between. Bates most recently worked with Kightlinger on “You Don’t Know Bertha Constantine.”
David Midthunder was taught the importance of his culture and its traditions while growing up on the Ft. Peck Indian reservation in Montana, where he is an enrolled tribal member. From there, his appreciation of indigenous cultures grew, and he attended the University of Utah to study cultural anthropology focusing on Plains Indian Cultures. For over a decade now, David has been working as an actor for television (“Rough Riders,” “Into The West,” “Comanche Moon”) and in movies (“The Missing,” “Hidalgo,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Book of Eli,” “Cowboys & Aliens”).
His anthropological studies and knack for languages, however, have not gone to waste in Hollywood. When not in front of the camera, David has been able to utilize his skills as a technical, cultural, and spiritual advisor on television and movie productions. He has worked as a dialect coach, technical consultant, and/or ADR artist on television shows such as “Deadwood,” “Thief of Time,” “Coyote Waits,” “Edge of America,” and “Dreamkeeper,” and on the feature films “Windtalkers,” “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” and “Hidalgo.”
Hank is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Interlochen Arts Academy. He has worked in a variety of professional theaters in Los Angeles as well as in Scotland, and has starred in numerous short films and TV shows. Favorite roles include Parolles in All’s Well that Ends Well as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival, The Sponsor in 8000 metres, and Marat in Marat/Sade.
Born in Dublin, educated in England, and now based in Rapid City, South Dakota, Tristan has dedicated himself from that very young age to creating different worlds through film. Believing that a film maker must thoroughly understand our world before recreating another through the lens, Tristan has traveled the world for years working to understand the way different people of different cultures speak, love, embrace, and (occasionally) hate each other. As a film maker, Tristan has won several national and international awards, and has worked on larger Hollywood films such as “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” “Hidalgo,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Star Trek,” and “Spider-Man.” Tristan most recently worked as an actor on Kightlinger’s You Don’t Know Bertha Constantine.
Wade, a South Dakota native and graduate of NSU in Aberdeen with a BS degree in education, has been acting on stage since grade school & has done several large productions throughout the past seven years at Dakota Stage in Bismarck, ND. In the past 3 & a half years he has starred in over 30 films with many lead roles. These films have been shot in South Dakota, North Dakota & Minnesota, with many of the films done in the Minneapolis area. Last fall he had the lead role of Paul in the independent feature length thriller “Tilt” which is set to be released this summer. “Tilt” was shot entirely in Brainerd, MN and the teaser trailer can be found at the website http://www.tiltthemovie.com. Wade is a life-long SD rancher, and when he’s not on a film set somewhere he is either selling classic cars or spending his free time as the lead-singer in the classic rock band Deja Vu!
Paul Guggenheimer has been acting in film and on stage for nearly twenty years, beginning with his appearance as a featured extra in the Disney film “Iron Will.” He has since acted in a number of short films including “Stranger with a Stupid Smile”—an official selection in the 2007 South Dakota Film Festival—which he wrote and directed. He also played the lead character in “Dreams of an Immigrant,” which was an official selection of the Sante Fe Independent Film Festival, Black Hills Festival and South Dakota Film Festival among others.
In 2009, Paul received an Emmy nomination as host of a children’s TV show called “Kids Quest” on South Dakota Public Broadcasting in which he played a popular character named “Rusty Nickel.”
Paul’s stage credits include playing the roles of Duncan and Siward in the Morningside College production of Macbeth in 2009, R.P.McMurphy in “One Flew Over the Cuckoos’ Nest” at the Sioux City Community Theatre in 2005 and Utterson in “Jekyll and Hyde, the Musical” at Lamb Arts Regional Dinner Theatre in 2003.
Unless you watch underground direct-to-dvd horror movies, chances are that you’ve never heard of actor Paul Cram. More often than not, the self-proclaimed geeky actor finds his character dying in just about every single film role he plays. He hails from a sprawling midwest family, where he learned early that if you had candy in your possession, you ran. Which may explain how he’s remained skinny while having a sweet tooth.
His acting credits include working on-stage in “Peer Gynt” with the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall, “The Great Gatsby” at the Guthrie Theater. As well as these rentable films: action flick “Contract Killers,” psychological thriller “Peacock,” & horror movie “13 Hours in a Warehouse.”
To find out more about Paul Cram log onto http://www.PaulCramActor.com.
Jasper has been training and performing since the age of five. This training includes St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artist (SPCPA), Tumblemonster Stunt Team and Circus Juventas. 2011/2012 will be Jasper’s senior year at SPCPA where he has been studying on the theater track. His film debut was in “Souviners” and he has since had a role in “Ultimate Redemption.” Jasper is currently working with Director/Producer/Actor John Cromwell on a short “Shelter” and will be in the 2011 Circus Juventas show “Grimm.”