Ryan D. Hurst (born June 19, 1976) is best known for having starred as Gerry Bertier, an All-American linebacker in Disney's REMEMBER THE TITANS and as Alison's brother Michael in the show MEDIUM. He also played the role of doofus football player Lump Hudson in THE LADYKILLERS, appeared in the movie WE WERE SOLDIERS as Sgt. Savage, and starred in the TNT show WANTED. Hurst was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Candy Kaniecki, an acting coach, and Rick Hurst, an actor. Hurst attended Santa Monica High School. He recently formed his own production company, Fast Shoes, which handled post-production on CHASING THE GREEN.
Jeremy Michael London, was born in San Diego, California on November 7, 1972 to Frank London, a construction worker, and Deborah Osborn, a waitress. Jeremy and his identical brother, Jason both started venturing into acting at a relatively young age. His first major role was that of Griffin in the hit TV series PARTY OF FIVE, becoming a household name. Jeremy also got a role in 7TH HEAVEN, as Dr. Chandler Hampton. He has also starred in numerous feature films including MALL RATS, GODS AND GENERALS, and most recently, CHASING THE GREEN.
Heather McComb was born on March 2, 1977 in Barnegat, New Jersey. She first started acting at age 2 in a commercial for Publisher's Clearing House. When she appeared in the telefilm GENERATION X in 1996, she became the first actress to portray the X-MEN character Jubilee on screen. Heather joined the cast of PARTY OF FIVE in 1998, working alongside fellow actor Jeremy London, playing the part of Maggie. She became the wife of actor James Van Der Beek on July 5, 2003.
William Devane is perhaps most widely recognized for his ten years as the villainous Greg Sumner on the drama series KNOTS LANDING, and for his role as President Kennedy in the TV film, THE MISSLES OF OCTOBER, about the Cuban Missile Crisis. Devane has also appeared in such films as McCABE AND MRS. MILLER (1971), FAMILY PLOT (1976), MARATHON MAN (1976), ROLLING THUNDER (1977), TESTAMENT (1983), FORGOTTEN SINS (1996), PAYBACK (1999), and SPACE COWBOYS (2000). Devane has also played members of the United States Cabinet on two evening television dramas. In 2004, he guest-starred as United States Secretary of State and potential vice-presidential nominee Lewis Berryhill on THE WEST WING, and, in 2005, joined the cast of 24 as United States Secretary of Defense James Heller in the show's fourth season.
A graduate of Yale University, Robert Picardo made his Broadway debut in the comedy hit GEMINI in 1977 with Danny Aiello. He also appeared in Bernard Slade's Tribute and THE NORMAL HEART,for which he received a Drama-Logue Award. He then became involved in television, where he was soon nominated for an Emmy award for his role as Mr. Cutlip on the series THE WONDER YEARS (1988). In 1995, he won the role as "The Doctor" on STAR TREK: VOYAGER, where he also directed two episodes. He was also cast in numerous movie roles including INNERSPACE (1987), CHINA BEACH (1988, TV), GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH (1990), as well as a cameo in STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT (1996). More recently, he starred in Russ Emanuel's first feature film P.J., alongside John Heard, Vincent Pastore, as well as CHASING THE GREEN, with actress Patricia Rae.
Patricia Rae is active in film, television and theatre. Her recent film credits include Russ Emanuel's P.J. and CHASING THE GREEN, Chris Fisher's horror film NIGHTSTALKER (which appeared at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival), and MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004), which was nominated for an Oscar, and for which Rae was nominated for an IMAGEN Award. She has acted in several television dramas and comedies, including MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, and most recently CHUCK. Rae's most recent stage credits include the one-woman show UNDER CONSTRUCTION, THE MAKING OF PATRICIA RAE, which had its world premiere at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City. Currently, she is co-starring with Stephen Baldwin in the soon to be released MIDNIGHT CLEAR, and is starring in the L.A. premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play, IN ARABIA WE'D ALL BE KINGS. Rae studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Chicago City Limits, both in New York City.
Dan Grimaldi is best known for his roles as Philly and Patsy Parisi on the HBO TV series, THE SOPRANOS. Other credits include the mother-fixated pyromaniac Donny Kohler in the 1980 slasher film DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE, and some guest TV appearances including several episodes of LAW AND ORDER. He also voices 'Frank' for the bestselling computer game MAFIA.
Larry Pine (born March 3, 1945 in Tucson, Arizona) began his professional acting career Off-Broadway, then appeared in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in 1968 as Fop. A founding member of the avant-garde theater company, The Manhattan Project, Pine appeared with the group in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, directed by Andre Gregory in 1970. He made his film debut in 1978, in James Ivory's HULLABALOO OVER GEORGIE AND BONNIE'S PICTURES, which was made for television but later released theatrically. Since then, he has performed in Louis Malle's VANYA ON 42ND STREET, Woody Allen's CELEBRITY, SMALL TIME CROOKS, THE CLEARING alongside Robert Redford, and MELINDA AND MELINDA, among other films. And, he appears in the book ARE YOU DAVE GORMAN? as the first actor encountered by the writer to have played a fictional Dave Gorman (in THE ICE STORM).
A young, up-and-coming actor, Chris Gunn's major breakthrough role was that of Peter Madagin in the independent feature film TRACKS (2005), starring alongside John Heard and Ice-T, and produced by Howard Nash. Due to his incredible performance in that film, Nash recommended Gunn for the role of Bert Tyler when casting began on CHASING THE GREEN. Gunn also starred in the 1998 TV series HOMICIDE: LIFE ON TEH STREET as Craig Halpern.
Vinny Vella (born Vincent Franco Vellacerra on October 3, 1950 in New York City) is an actor and part time comedian. He first achieved notoriety for the role of "Artie Piscano" in Martin Scorsese's 1995 film CASINO. He was also the subject of a 67-minute documentary called HEY, VINNY, completed in 2000 by director John Huba. Several of the characters he played on film were named or called "Vinny", including the one played in his 2003 film, COFFEE AND CIGARETTES. He is married to the former Margaret Ann Hernandez; they have one son, Vincent Franco Vellacerra, Jr.
Acting since the late 1970s, Howard Nash starred in numerous independent films, notably THE MEETING in 2004. However, he is best known as an independent filmmaker, having co-produced the cult film CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT for Columbia Tri-Star in 1991. He also produced SLEEPLESS NIGHTS (MTI, 2002), which is available in most video stores throughout the US and Canada. In 2005, he completed CHASING THE GREEN (where he appears in a cameo alongside actor Chris Gunn), which also starred John Heard and singer/songwriter Ice-T. He also produced the television special FELLICIANO, THE LEGEND (for PBS) starring the legendary singer, Jose Feliciano, and has produced promotional videos for the Beijing Circus, Cirque du Soleil, and the original members of the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO II). More recently, he produced and starred in Russ Emanuel's P.J.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, Lavinia Dowdell is a native of the Washington, D.C. and a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. She has been in several independent films in New York, including Russ Emanuel's first feature film P.J. She appeared in several commercials and just made her Off-Broadway debut at the Studio Theatre (on Theater Row) in the original play THE HAT LEFT BEHIND.
Born September 13th in Cleveland, Ohio, Blake grew up in both St. Louis, MO and Norwalk, CT. As a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Blake received a BFA in Drama and a BA in Journalism. He began his career by working as a performer in the theatre. Blake has acted in Off-Broadway plays in New York City and has performed in London. Blake's film credits include the star role in the feature film BLUEPRINT, which was screened at the Cannes International Film Festival; a lead role in the film THE HOUSEBOY, and a principal role in the film THE REAL DEAL. His television credits include AMERICA'S MOST WANTED, GOSSIP GIRL, and the pilot DJ DIARIES. Furthermore, Blake has worked as a model for both Mercedes-Benz and Verizon print ads. Blake currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
A resident of New York, Tim Cinnante has been acting professionally for many years. His credits include SLEEPLESS NIGHTS (2002) as an NCA Agent, TRACKS (2005) as Bob Madagin, EAST BROADWAY (2006) as Bartender, and Russ Emanuel's P.J. (2007) as Tony.
Jim Crosson is a veteran stage, television and movie actor. For the past seven seasons, Jim has been a detective in the squad room at LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT. In other works, he has appeared as a Wall Street big shot in the ABC soap opera ONE LIFE TO LIVE. On the big screen, he also appears in the hit film, MICHAEL CLAYTON and DOUBT. Jim also originated the role of the coming-apart boss “Crenshaw”, in the successful Off-Broadway production LATE ONE NIGHT. In other stage work, he originated the role of the workaholic husband “Mel” in the Off Broadway production of CLAIRE AND MEL. He further appeared in the role of “the anchorman” in CODE LEVEL ORANGE. He presently studies acting at HB Studio in Greenwich Village.
(Adam & Ross' Mom)
A veteran actress currently residing in New York, Catherine Hyland starred in such films as HELP WANTED, and CHARLIE'S EAR (which won Best Picture at the Madrid Film Festival), and the indie film VAMPING. She also starred in numerous TV shows including LAW AND ORDER, as Glenda Slater. Her Broadway credits include HAROLD AND MAUDE and her Off-Broadway credits include SORROWS OF STEPHEN, A COMEDY REVIEW, and HUNTING SCENES FROM LOWER BAVARIA.
JOHN JAMES SCHAFFER
A promising child actor, John James Schaffer already has numerous credits under his belt. These include the TV special MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE and the TV show HACK, where he played a child in a hospital. His theatre credits include CAROUSEL, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and OUR TOWN.
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