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American Actor, Martial Artist
Jason David Frank is an American actor as well as a professional mixed martial artist. He is famous for playing the role of Tommy Oliver in multiple seasons of the series ‘Power Rangers.’ He has also portrayed the same character in its feature film incarnation ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’. Besides this, the actor has guest-starred in the dramas ‘Cybertron’, ‘Sweet Valley High’, ‘Family Matters’ and ‘Undressed’. He has also acted in the web series ‘Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe’ and ‘Transformers: Titans Return’. In addition, Frank has done considerable work on the big screen as well. He has acted in the films and short films ‘The Junior Defenders’, ‘Fall Guy: The John Stewart Story’, ‘The Blue Sun’ and ‘Crammed 2: Hoaching’. He is a trained martial artist as well. As an internationally recognized award-winning instructor, he is also known for developing his own style of American Karate namely ‘Toso Kune Do’. The style is a unique combination of Taekwondo, Shotokan, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Jeet Kune Do, Wado-Ryu, Wing Chun, Savate and Muay Thai. The American actor, who holds a 7th Degree Black Belt and 25 years of experience in martial arts, is also the CEO and President of Rising Sun Karate Academy (R.S.K.A). Frank also knows skydiving and is a 2013 Guinness World Record Holder for the most 1 inch pine board broken while in freefall!
American Actress, and Model
Smith began her career as a teenage model. She moved to Los Angeles and planned on doing commercials to support herself while she attended UCLA. She was in an HBO commercial that aired during the Super Bowl; this exposure led to her finding an agent and beginning her acting career. She has played in several movies, ranging from Jerry Maguire to the Transformers, and has been actively working in television over the past two decades. Her most notable role is Mary Winchester on the paranormal and fantasy TV series, Supernatural. She has also had guest appearances on Rizzoli & Isles and Criminal Minds.
Canadian Actress, Director, and Producer
Annette Reilly was born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and began acting professionally at the age of 16. Annette has a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria, specializing in acting. Soon after obtaining her degree, Annette began directing theatre which in turn led to directing and producing independent film with her first production company, EVE Entertainment. She spent several years focusing on that until she was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 30. She has since been declared medically cured and has been actively pursuing her film work both in front of and behind the camera. Annette's most recent film, "A Typical Fairytale" (Exeunt Productions), which she produced, directed, and starred in, is available on Telus VOD as of September 2018. Annette is based in Vancouver, Canada, where she works both in theatre and film.
Canadian Actress, Community Manager, and Internet Personality
Barbara Julie Dunkelman is a Canadian actress, community manager and internet personality. She is the Director of Social and Community Marketing at the production company Rooster Teeth, Program Director of the RTX gaming and internet convention and voice of Yang Xiao Long in the web series RWBY, Cosmos in Fairy Tail, and ORF in X-Ray and Vav. Her live-action acting credits include roles in Rooster Teeth Shorts, Immersion,Day 5 and Ten Little Roosters, as well as the horror comedy Blood Fest.
Kara Eberle is an American voice actress and Internet personality. She's most known for her role as Weiss Schnee in the award-winning anime series, RWBY. Kara first stepped into the industry working at Rooster Teeth Productions, where she met Monty Oum (RWBY ) in 2011. They became close friends, and Oum shared a "crazy idea" that would turn out to be a global phenomenon. Warner Bros. Japan recently debuted RWBY to the eastern market in late 2015. Kara also lends her voice to the new video game, RWBY: Grimm Eclipse- introduced at RTX 2015 and currently available on Steam.
In addition to voice acting and interacting with fans, Kara works as an executive at Powerhouse Animation Studios, located in Austin, TX. She enjoys seeing all aspects of the animation world!
British-American Actress and Voice Actress
Born in London to Greek parents, Marina began her passion for acting at the Royal Shakespeare Company affiliated Guild Hall of Music and Drama School. The Worthington Repertory Theatre company's production of Hamlet was Marina's entre into the theatre world. She went on to appear with a variety of European companies such as Coventry Rep's production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame in the role of Esmerelda and in The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Magenta.
Once Marina distinguished herself in theatre, she began to expand her acting career into television. She appeared in several popular British television series such as Minder & Hazel and starred in the critically acclaimed made for British television film One Last Chance. Marina also appeared in feature films produced on both sides of the Atlantic including: The Wicked Lady with Faye Dunaway; Death Wish III opposite Charles Bronson; Blind Date with Bruce Willis and Richard Donner's The Thief of Baghdad.
But it was Marina's riveting portrayal of Deana Troi, the psychic counselor, for seven years on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as her co-starring role with Patrick Stewart in the feature films Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and in the most recently released, Star Trek: Insurrection that has brought her legions of fans throughout the galaxy.
Ms. Sirtis made her American theatre debut in Hartford Stage's production of Loot and then starred in the world premiere of Neil Simon's Hotel Suite at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, both of which won her exceptional praise for her performances.
American Comic Book Writer and Novelist
Writer Chris Claremont has encountered more success than most writers ever dream of. He is a NY Times best-selling author, been awarded the prestigious Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters by Bard College, inducted into the Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards Hall of Fame. His work has won multiple awards in France, Spain, England. His papers are collected in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University, New York.
Chris’s stories are trend-setters for the industry. Although best known for his work on Marvel Comic’s X-Men series, where he created the characters of Legion, The New Mutants, Rogue, Gambit, Sabretooth, Kitty Pryde, and the White Queen amongst many others, he has also written seminal characters such as Batman and Superman; originated The New Mutants and Captain Britain for Marvel and several creator-owned series. Chris is published throughout the world in many different languages. He has authored nine novels. He has spoken at Princeton, MIT, U Penn and Columbia University, appeared on television in the US and abroad. His work has touched millions.
American Actress, Voice Actress, Director, Gamer, and Host
Lindsay Elise Jones is an American actress, voice actress, director, gamer and host. She is best known for her work at Rooster Teeth, with roles such as Ruby Rose in RWBY, and Kimball in Red vs. Blue. She was also a director, writer, and voice actress on X-Ray and Vav, a cartoon series by Rooster Teeth. Additionally, Jones was the primary manager of Rooster Teeth's video gaming website Achievement Hunter, and has appeared in many other Rooster Teeth productions such as Ten Little Roosters and On the Spot. In April 2012, she was added to the cast of the three-time winner of the Podcast Awards, Internet Box.
Actress and professional flower hoarder. Gif over-user. The Zen of Pancakes Coffee and puppy lover.
Arryn Zech is an American actress best known for her role as Blake Belladonna from RWBY. She also voices the character Dr. Emily Grey in the longest running web-based series, Red vs. Blue, created by the Austin-based production company, Rooster Teeth. Arryn was born in Rota, Spain, but was raised in the city of New Braunfels, Texas. She attended the North East School of Arts high-school in San Antonio, Texas, where she majored in Musical Theatre. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Journalism in Copy Editing and Design, but found her passions still lie with acting and singing. She worked at the university's student run television station, TSTV, where she worked as an actress, writer, and host for multiple shows including Videogame Hour Live and Still Life. With over 10 years of training in theatre, various acting methods, and classical voice, Arryn is now based in LA pursing her career in film and television.
Kimberly Rhodes is an American actress, who is most known for her portrayal as Ensign Lydnsey Ballard in "Ashes to Ashes" episode of Star Trek Voyager, she also portrayed the role of "Cindy Harrison" on two different soap operas, Another World and As the World Turns, as well as Carey Martin in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck, in which she played the mother of twins Zack and Cody (Dylan and Cole Sprouse). In 2010, she was cast as Sheriff Jody Mills on the CW's show Supernatural. She first appeared in the season 5 episode "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid", with her character appearing in every season since.
Canadian Actor, and Martial Artist
Chau was born in Vancouver, British Columbia to a father from Hong Kong and a mother from Malaysia. In 2000, he took up Wing Chun and continued to study the martial art for eight years. He also studied tai chi and traditional forms of wushu under Zhang Zhi Bing, a master from Harbin, China. After four years, upon Zhang's return to China, Chau enrolled in West Coast Chinese Martial Arts in Vancouver under head instructor Bruce Fontaine and studied modern wushu, a more performance-orientated martial art. In 2007, Chau trained for seven months with the BSU Wushu Team at Beijing Sport University in preparation for the Canadian National Team Trials. Upon his return, he became a member of the Canadian National Wushu Team.
Chau originally wanted to be a stuntman rather than an actor, and worked on stunts for EA Games before appearing in his first major role opposite David Carradine and Daryl Hannah in the two-part TV movie Kung Fu Killer. He went on to make his feature film debut in a supporting role in the 2009 film 2012 and is best known for his role as Kevin Tran in the CW series Supernatural and Vogel in the BBC America series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
Actor, Comedian, and Impractical Joker
James Stephen "Murr" Murray (born May 1st, 1976) is a member of the New York based comedy troupe called The Tenderloins and is one of the characters of Impractical Jokers.
James “Murr” Murray is the constantly-smiling guy who looks like a ferret. Like the rest of them, he’s from Staten Island. Murr has been acting and doing comedy for years. About the success of Impractical Jokers, he’s said: “I think the comments that we get all the time, and I consider this a huge compliment, is that we remind people of the friends they had growing up and what they do with their friends. That means we’re doing our job right.”
Murr told DenOfGeek that some of his comedic influences include Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Kids in the Hall, I Love Lucy, and the Zucker brothers movies, among others.
American Motion Capture, Producer, and Actor
Sean Gunn is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Kirk Gleason on The WB series Gilmore Girls and Kraglin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Endgame.
In 1995 Gunn played Sammy Capulet in the B movie Tromeo and Juliet. In 2000, he guest starred in the second episode of Gilmore Girls as Mick, a DSL cable installer. As the first season continued, Gunn was brought back to play the recurring role of Kirk Gleason, one of Stars Hollow's most eccentric citizens. Since 2002, until the end of the series in 2007, Gunn was a regular cast member of the show. He also had a recurring role on October Road as Rooster.
Although he is best known for his regular Gilmore Girls role, he also has several television show guest appearance credits, including Angel; 3rd Rock from the Sun; Yes, Dear; True Jackson, VP; Andy Richter Controls the Universe; and Bunheads. Gunn can also be seen in commercials as an "agent" for the text message information service KGB.com. In films, Gunn has also had several roles, the most substantial being "Alien Orphan/Doug" in The Specials, for which he also received a co-producer credit.
In 2003, Gunn starred in the featurette The Man Who Invented the Moon, directed by fellow Goodman School of Drama alum and Gilmore Girls cast member John Cabrera. Gunn and Cabrera have been close artistic colleagues since their school days in Chicago back in the mid-nineties.
Along with his brothers James and Brian, he is a creator and actor in the spoof-porn series, James Gunn's PG Porn. He also had a brief role as a computer maintenance man on the Nickelodeon show True Jackson VP. Gunn starred in a series of television commercials for Knowledge Generation Bureau. He appeared in the 2010 film Super, written and directed by his brother James.
Sean is also the voice actor behind the character of Swan in the Warner Brothers video game Lollipop Chainsaw, also written by his brother James.
Gunn guest-starred in the season 4 episode "Makeover" of Glee as committee member Phineas Hayes.
In 2014, he provided performance capture for the character of Rocket, and played the role of Kraglin, Yondu Udonta's second-in-command, in Guardians of the Galaxy.
In 2014, he held a supporting role in Bones on Fox in the episode "The Corpse at the Convention". In 2017, he reprised his role as Kraglin in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, playing a larger role, and again provided performance capture for the character of Rocket.
Writer, Actor, Assistant Director, and Boom Operator
Cooper Andrews is an American actor.
Andrews was born in Smithtown, on Long Island. His father is Samoan and his mother is of Hungarian Jewish descent. He grew up with his mother, and was raised Jewish. Andrews lived in Atlanta for many years and is a graduate of Dunwoody High School. Andrews played the recurring character Yo-Yo Engberk in the first three seasons in AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. He currently plays Jerry fan favorite as Jerry, right hand man of King Ezekiel, introduced during The Walking Dead’s seventh season. As the show continues into its tenth season he has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is a lot more to Jerry than peach cobbler and a winning smile. He also appeared alongside Jason Momoa and Julianne Nicholson during the second season of Sundance’s The Red Road, and his other television work includes time spent on sound departments for various productions, as well as guest starring on Hawaii Five-O, and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. He has filmed several independent films, including Golgotha, Mandie and the Secret Tunnel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the TV film Thin Ice and the heist action thriller Den of Thieves. Most recently, Cooper appeared in the DC superhero hit Shazam! He enjoys cooking, screenwriting, archery, weightlifting, and his mother’s Raspberry Mountain Pie.
Andrews also works behind the camera as boom operator, stunt coordinator and assistant director.
Voice Actor, Writer, and Artist
Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, ShutterBox. He is currently working on The Trinkkits of the Sad Circus by the Sea and Rhumbaghost. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design on Invader ZIM. The comics and books he creates with Tavisha can be read and purchased at Rikkitikki Tavicat.
With 25 years in the animation industry, Noel Saabye has had the opportunity to work with some exciting companies that include Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Disney, PBS, Mattel and Activision. Some of his more notable projects include storyboard work on Animaniacs, animation on Kids WB's Histeria!, as well as animation for numerous Cartoon Network commercials, web games, & mobile apps. Noel continues to work as an animator and has his hands in several recent independent comic book titles including his very own Clown Pirate Adventures and The Adventures of Byron by Chris “Urbnpop” Hamer.
Kevin Stokes is an comic artist/illustrator and co-owner of Superpowered Studios at the Lowe Mill in Huntsville. He has worked for Stan Lee/NHL on the Guardian Project, DC Comics (Deadman: Secret Origins), Dynamite Comics (Pathfinder), Image Comics (Shut Up and Die), as well as various independent and co-created comics ( Splitsville, Departure, and Hidden Worlds). Currently, he is working for South Point Press on Franklin and Ghost: Warcorns and will be illustrating for the Huntsville Rocket city Marathon.
Kara Edwards is best known for voicing Videl, Goten, and Gotenks in Dragon Ball Z. She has also voiced Upa and Lime. At Animazement 2013, Kara Edwards said her favorite character in the series is Piccolo. She would have liked to try her hand at voicing him if she had a choice of choosing a character to voice.
Some of her other roles include Celica Yayoi in SoltyRei.
Voice Actor, Comic Artist, Musician
Strait is best known as the voice of Krillin and Bardock in the wildly popular Dragon Ball Z series, and as an illustrator for the independently published comic book series Elfquest. Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts. As a voice actor, Strait is considered to be one of the most recognized voice actors in the business. Besides voicing in Dragon Ball Z as Krillin, Strait has worked on many popular animated characters including Usopp in One Piece, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami TOM, until the T.I.E., The Intruder, when he was replaced by Steven Blum. He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragon Ball series, Case Closed, and Lupin the Third. As a comic book artist, Strait has 17 published works to date. Strait's self-published debut work, Mr. Average, was featured in The Comics Journal and Elfquest. Strait is considered one of the top Elfquest artists from its over 30-year history. In 2007, he wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about a reluctant punk rock, faerie princess named Goat. The book, called We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel in 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider. In 2009, Strait voiced the titular character in the Xbox game 'Splosion Man. In 2010, Strait reprised his roles in Dragon Ball Kai and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, as Krillin and Maes Hughes, respectively.
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Businessman, and Politician
Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is an American professional wrestler, actor, businessman, and politician. As a Republican, he is the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. In professional wrestling, Jacobs is signed to WWE, on its SmackDown brand, where he is known by his ring name Kane. He began his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit in 1992, wrestling in promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1995. Jacobs played various characters until 1997, when he was repackaged as Kane, the younger half-brother of The Undertaker, with whom Jacobs would alternatively feud or team as The Brothers of Destruction. Following his debut, Kane remained a pivotal component of the WWF's "Attitude Era" of the late 1990s and early 2000s, defeating the era's "poster boy" Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Championship in his first pay-per-view (PPV) main event at King of the Ring in June 1998. He has continued to headline PPV cards through 2018, and has appeared in more of such events than any other performer in WWF/WWE history Within WWE, Kane is a three-time world champion (having held the WWF Championship, ECW Championship and World Heavyweight Championship once each) and a 12-time world tag team champion (having held the World Tag Team Championship, WCW Tag Team Championship and WWE Tag Team Championships with various partners). He is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion and a Money in the Bank winner, as well as the third man to complete WWE's Grand Slam. Kane holds the record for cumulative Royal Rumble match eliminations at 44. The last title Kane had won to date was the 24/7 Championship on September 16, 2019. In a 2015 interview, veteran wrestler Ric Flair described Kane as "the best in the world". Outside of professional wrestling, Jacobs has made numerous guest appearances in film and on television, including the lead role in the 2006 WWE Studios production See No Evil and its 2014 sequel. He is also a longtime supporter of libertarian political causes. In March 2017, Jacobs announced that he was running for the mayoral seat of Knox County, Tennessee as a Republican. On May 1, 2018, he won the Republican primary election for the mayoral seat of Knox County, and on August 2, went on to win the general election.
American Voice Actor and Radio Personality
Larry is best known as the voice of Lion-O in the original Thundercats as well as Bluegrass in SilverHawks.
Larry was born in Pekin, Illinois on August 5th, 1947. He and wife Carol live in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Larry began his career in 1963, at the age of 15, as a Disc Jockey at WIRL radio in Peoria, Illinois. In both 1976 and 1978, Larry was named “Country Music Air Personality of the Year” by BILLBOARD MAGAZINE. From 1973 to 2008, Larry was a member of the cast of “IMUS IN THE MORNING,” heard on over 100 radio stations across America and simulcast on MS/NBC Television. Since 1978, he’s provided the voices of COUNT CHOCULA and SONNY, THE COCOA PUFFS BIRD. And he's the voice of Skittles Candy: "Feel the Rainbow, Taste the Rainbow. He was also the announcer for "102.7 The Beat" in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV and K.T.I Radio in the L.A Noire.
Comic Artist and Illustrator
Liana Kangas is a full time freelance comic artist and illustrator. She has worked with 2000AD (Rebellion), Legendary, Vault, Black Mask Studios, and on multiple ringo and eisner winning anthologies including Image's Where We Live. She’s been featured on SYFY Artists Alley and websites like Paste Magazine, Doom Rocket, Vice, and Nerdist. When Liana is not listening to her mountain of records or cataloging her comics, you can find her usually working, or enjoying a nice cocktail with her partner, always surrounded by their dogs.
The RockstarDJ Tre
DJ for Angel Grove
Coming straight from Angel Grove is the Power Rangers official DJ - Rockstar DJ TRE! “Fast pace, addictive beats that are on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s sound,” is one of the many ways to describe the sounds of Rockstar DJ TRE. Constantly remaining one step ahead of the trends, DJ TRE’s unique sounds have earned him the name of ‘The Rockstar" In a market over saturated with DJ’s, TRE outshines the sounds of others and captivates his audience every time he steps up to the tables, keeping the dance floor packed from start to finish. With his clever ability to mix new sounds with old favorites, he unites himself with the audience, no matter how large or small.
DJ Tre’s talents have landed him on stage with a number of actors like Tommy Oliver himself Jason David Frank, and artists including Nelly Furtado, Lil Jon, Hinder, Chris Brown, Ying Yang Twins, Candyland, Hawthorne Heights, Metro Station, Paper Diamond, and more. He has headlined shows such as Walker Stalker Con, Colorado Springs Comic Con, Scarefest, Lexington Comic Con, Days Of The Dead, Life In Color, Summer Camp Music Festival and more.
Wrestling Legend, co-founder of the nWo
Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) as Razor Ramon and with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under his real name.
Beginning with his time in the American Wrestling Association (AWA), Hall maintained a perennially high profile as a wrestler, as he became a four time WWF Intercontinental Champion (a record from 1995–1999), a two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WCW World Television Champion, and a nine-time world tag team champion (seven times in WCW, once in TNA, and once in the AWA). In addition, Hall is a two-time world champion, having won the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship and the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship. He is also notable for being a founding member of the New World Order (nWo). On April 5, 2014, Hall (as Razor Ramon) was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Actor, Voice Actor, Director
Best known as the longest running character in the Power Rangers franchise, Paul Schrier’s role of Farkas “Bulk” Bulkmeier has delighted generations and appeared in over 300 episodes of the series. Most recently in 2018 he plays a new character, “Jack D. Thomas”, the PR Hyperforce Yellow Power Ranger. In addition to Directing more than 10 episodes of the long-running series, he’s also been in two PR feature films (20th Century Fox).
As an animation voice actor Paul in 2018 performed as “Flonk” in the Cartoon Network series Mighty MagiSwords. Other voice credits include UPN’s Teknoman as the evil “Saber”. As the Owl, “Ollie” in Eagle Riders, and in 2002’s JETIX series Daigunder he voiced “BoneRex”.
Finally, he’s most proud of Directing and performing numerous roles on Toon Disney’s Hello Kitty and Friends.
Narvy grew up in Los Angeles. He studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. He is best known for playing Skull, one half of the bullying rival duo on Fox Television's children's TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a role he reprised on its spin-offs, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, and Power Rangers in Space, before leaving the franchise to go to college. He made a cameo appearance in the last episode of Power Rangers Super Samurai. He also appeared in the feature film adaptations, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie in 1995 and the Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997.
He also supplied the voice of Combat Chopper on the sci-fi children's show Masked Rider.
Actor, Voice Actor, Screen Combatant, Ph.D.
Narvy appeared in a lead role in a Fox Family pilot, Men in White. He also appeared numerous commercials, public service announcements and voiced numerous toys, tie-ins, and video games for Fox, ABC, and Disney.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College, and got his master's degree from Mary Baldwin College, where he studied with the American Shakespeare Center, performing in the title role in Henry V, Pericles, and Hamlet. He also appeared as Richard of Gloucester and Suffolk in a conflation of the Henry VI trilogy. Jason also worked with the Legitimate Theater Company of New York, a Lower East Side company that emphasizes new plays and experimental works.
Narvy is a certified actor/combatant with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and holds a PhD in Theater Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently an associate professor in the Theatre Department at Concordia University in Chicago.
Voice Actor, Comedian, the Brain
Voted “Most Likely To Be Someone Else” by his high school classmates, Maurice LaMarche has been doing character voices and impressions since his childhood. He started actually getting paid for it at the tender age of 19, when he began performing standup comedy at Toronto’s "Yuk Yuk’s" comedy club, launching his career at the same time as longtime friends Howie Mandel and Jim Carrey. After moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Maurice began a ten-year stint in standup touring as the opening act for such performers as Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Kool & The Gang, and The Temptations/The Four Tops Tour. In 1985, Maurice began a second career in the wonderful world of animation voiceovers, finding himself cast as "Chief Quimby" in "Inspector Gadget", and "Egon Spengler" in "The Real Ghostbusters" in rapid succession. The work has kept coming ever since; he has performed on over one hundred animated series, and has been Emmy-nominated three times (once in Daytime, twice in Primetime) for his voice acting: First, in 1990, for the primetime politically satirical puppet show “D.C. Follies”, starring Fred Willard; then again in 1999 for playing "The Brain" in "Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain" (he won ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Award later that year for playing the megalomaniacal mouse), and this past year, he was again nominated, and this time, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in Matt Groening’s "Futurama", where he plays more than seventy regular, frequently-recurring, and one-off characters, including "Morbo The Newscaster", "Calculon", "The Donbot", "Clamps", "Hedonismbot", and, Zapp Brannigan’s long-suffering First Officer, "Kif Kroker".
Maurice is also often heard in the commercial world as the voice of Toucan Sam (spokesbird of Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal, a part he’s played since 1987), and he is especially proud to have been chosen, beginning in the summer of 2009, to be the current signature Voice of Lexus.
Actor, Voice Actor, Voice of Pinky
The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those committed to their craft that combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed. Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break apart from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best. “I’m getting paid to do what got me in trouble in the 7th grade,” jests Rob Paulsen, who is one of the most popular voices in animation and won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and the Brain (WB). Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to the most formidable competition ever – fellow nominees Louis Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise, and Jeffrey Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty five years of full time employment in this business,” he admits. Interestingly, in those twenty five years, Rob now has the unique opportunity to have gone full circle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series; having voiced Raphael in the original show, he is now voicing Donatello in Nickelodeon’s much anticipated TMNT. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Rob “loved cartoons like most kids ” and aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, I learned pretty quickly that I had neither the talent, temperament nor dental insurance to pursue a career as a pro hockey player”. Ironically, acting was something to “fall back on” and Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain and Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers. “It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a gangling mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides… where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!’, ‘Narf!’, ‘Poit!’, ‘Splonk!’, and ‘Zort!’ are allowed?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Dr. Scratch‘N’Sniff and Pinky in the Peabody and the two-time Emmy award-winning series, Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs also for Warner Brothers. Currently, he can be heard as Peck in Back at the Barnyard, Birdbrain in T.U.F.F. Puppy, Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom and various characters, including Mark Chang in Fairly Odd Parents, all on Nickelodeon, as well as a number of Disney projects including The Little Mermaid III; Ariel’s Beginning, Jacques and the Grand Duke in Cinderella and the role of Bobble in the Tinkerbell DVD series. For young fans of Play House Disney, Rob provides the voices of Al in Can you teach my Alligator Manners? and Ze Fronk in Tasty Time with Ze Fronk and Toodles in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlock. His television acting credits include guest starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 of them including the voice of Mr. Opportunity on behalf of Honda automobiles from 2004 thru 2010. Rob is also the host of a successful podcast, Talkin' Toons, available at www.robpaulsenlive.com and iTunes. Realizing how fortunate he is and passionate about giving back, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly Operation Smile, The Wounded Warriors Project and cancer and Muscular Dystrophy research. A certified “gearhead”, Rob is also passionate about sports cars and motorcycles in addition to being an avid golfer. He also still laces up the ole skates every now and then to scratch that hockey itch. Rob spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, son Ash and two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
Aaron's first big break came in 1993 when Publisher Dave Olbrich and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ulm hired Aaron to draw Sludge for Malibu's new Ultraverse comic line. One thing led to another and soon Aaron had a full blown career in comics. Aaron's career in commercial and comic art has continued on for more than 12 years. In that time Aaron has worked on a wide variety of characters including: Spiderman The X-men, The Hulk, The Avengers, Batman, Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Superboy, Xena, Star Trek, Gen 13, Mystic, and the self published Atomic Toybox (just to name a few). In 1995 he founded the successful comic art studio, Studiosaurus that lasted until 1998. Aaron lists his art influences in two categories, comic and illustration. His comic fluences are: Frazetta, Berni Wrightson, Neal Adams, Michael Golden, Steranko, Brian Bolland, and anyone else who is good. Illustrators who have influenced Aaron over the years are: Frazetta(again), James Bama, William Stout, JC Leyendecker, Brian Froud, Robert McGinnis and Chuck Jones. Some of Aaron's favorite contemporary artists would include: Adam Hughes, Travis Charest, Mark Schultz, Mike Ploog, Peter DeSeve, Krueger, Walt Simonson, Alan Davis, Barry Smith, Chris Ayers, Claire Wendling, Dave Johnson, Rudy Nebres and Alex Nino.
American Comic Book Artist, and Creator
Steven Butler is an American comic book artist. He is known both for penciling the Archie Comics series Sonic the Hedgehog as well as creating new designs for Archie characters in 2007. Butler's work ranges from inking and providing occasional cover duties for Cat and Mouse to superhero illustrations in the original Silver Storm mini-series to publications such as Marvel Comics' Web of Spider-Man and Silver Sable. The independent comic The Badger by First Comics served to launch his career, but his work at Silverline comics preceded Badger.
Butler has also been involved in several Christian comics projects. From 1999 to 2007 Butler worked on the PowerMark comic series from Powermark Productions. In 1999 he also illustrated 3 tracts for wrestler George South entitled The Greatest Match Ever, Who is Your Tag-Team Partner?, and Who Are You Wrestling Against?, packaged by The Nate Butler Studio and published by PowerMark Productions. In 2005 he penciled the Welcome to Holsom series published by Radiant Life (Gospel Publishing House).
In 2007, Butler redesigned the Archie Comics characters to be more realistic. These designs did not replace the better-known cartoony Dan DeCarlo/Bob Montana look, but are being used alongside the traditional designs for special projects. The first story to use the designs was "Bad Boy Trouble," which Butler also drew, and the second was "The Matchmakers," which was drawn by Joe Staton. These publications are unrelated to the "New Riverdale" Archie reboot of 2015.
Oliver and Terry Holler
Owners of the DeLorean Time Machine
The DeLorean Time Machine as seen in the film “Back to the Future” will be appearing for photo opportunities at the 2020 Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo Don’t miss your chance to sit inside this faithful, street legal replica driven by Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown himself! Built by husband and wife team Oliver and Terry Holler to match the original, this DeLorean features the famous ‘Flux Capacitor’, working time circuits and even comes equipped with a hoverboard you can ‘ride!’ The Hollers have driven their time machine to all 50 states and twenty-eight countries as an ambassador for the official web site BacktotheFuture.com They are featured in the documentary, "Back In Time.” for their work raising funds and awareness for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
In addition to the DeLorean we will also have the official Back to the Future website with all the official BTTF merchandise as well as other awesome goodies. You can check it out at www.backtothefuture.com
Actress, Mom, Entrepreneur
Claudia Wells has a varied TV & Film career, starring in 6 television series, over 60 TV shows, including Movies Of The Week,TV Series, school break specials, after school specials, and she started her career from age 8 to 12, singing in principle children’s roles in 10 operas at SF Grand Opera House. Claudia Wells is most world-renowned for playing ‘Jennifer Parker,’ Michael J. Fox’ present-day girlfriend in the original hit film ‘Back To The Future.’ In 1991, Claudia opened Armani Wells, http://armaniwells.com a high end resale shop just for MEN in Studio City, CA, which she personally runs. It’s in the same location for nearly 30 years!! One of her passions is to help men look their best, in the finest clothes in the world, yet only pay a fraction of the cost. Ms Wells also travels the world on speaking engagements & personal appearances. Her heart is to help those in need & having success as a single mother, entrepreneur running her own business, to also empower other women that they can be more than they ever thought was possible, based on her own life experiences & the grace of God in her life. Claudia’s calling is to encourage & bring out the best in others, whether through dressing men at her store, meeting fans at appearances, speaking to corporate groups or helping kids at Foster Care Facilities.
American Actor, Dance Instructor, Martial Artist
Noah Hathaway (born November 13, 1971) is an American actor and a former teen idol. He is best known for his roles as Atreyu in the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story and for portraying Boxey on the original television series Battlestar Galactica.
American Actress and Choreographer
Gates McFadden was born on March 2, 1949 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA as Cheryl Gates McFadden. She is known for her work on Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
New York Times best-selling Author, publisher
Mark Waid is an American comic book writer, known for his work on titles for DC Comics such as The Flash, Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright, and for his work on Captain America, Fantastic Four, and Daredevil for Marvel Comics. From August 2007 to December 2010, Waid served as Editor-in-Chief, and later, Chief Creative Officer of Boom! Studios, where he wrote titles such as Irredeemable, Incorruptible, and The Traveler. As a publisher, he runs Thrillbent.com, a cutting-edge website showcasing a wide variety of comics produced specifically for tablets and digital devices.
American Actor, Producer, and Musician
A man of many talents, Chris Sullivan wedged his way into fan’s hearts as wildly opportunistic ambulance driver Tom Cleary on Cinemax’s The Knick. Sullivan recently appeared on the big screen alongside Peter Quill and his misfit gang as Taserface in Marvel’s much anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Sullivan will also appear in the Ben Affleck helmed Live by Night in which he plays Brendan Loomis, and stars alongside Daniel Radcliff and others in the crime drama Imperium. Chris also portrayed Benny in the first episode of the Netflix hit Stranger Things and has a recurring role as Toby on the critically-acclaimed NBC drama This is Us. Chris also starred alongside Kate Mara and Paul Giamatti in the Ridley Scott produced thriller, Morgan. Harkening to his time on stage, Sullivan became Noodler for Peter Pan Live!. He’s also appeared on The Americans, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Elementary. His film credits include Blood Stripe, The Drop, and several short films and television films. Sullivan not only starred in, but also produced the short film The Pooka. He’s also a musician and released The Odd Sea with Sully and the Benevolent Folk.
American Actor and Producer
Jonathan William Lipnicki (born October 22, 1990) is an American actor and producer. He is known for his roles as a child actor in the films Jerry Maguire (1996), Stuart Little (1999) and its sequel of 2002, Stuart Little 2, The Little Vampire (2000), and Like Mike (2002).
Lipnicki made his film debut in Jerry Maguire as the son of Renée Zellweger's character. He subsequently appeared on The Single Guy, The Jeff Foxworthy Show as well as episodes of Dawson's Creek and the sitcom of 1997, Meego. In 1999, he starred in the film Stuart Little, playing a boy whose family adopts a talking mouse, a role he reprised in the film's sequel of 2002. He also played the lead, Tony Thompson, in the film of 2000, The Little Vampire and starred opposite Bow Wow in the film of 2002, Like Mike, which was released two weeks before Stuart Little 2. The latter films did relatively well in theatres, and Lipnicki has become known among pre teen audiences, although he has not appeared in a widely released film since, focusing mostly on independent films. Lipnicki has also appeared in the season preview of Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. He appeared on the comedy Motherlover on the YOMYOMF Network. Lipnicki currently trains in Mixed martial arts styles, but when asked whether he planned to ever fight professionally, he replied, "I've been pretty busy filming and I would need to put off a certain amount of time to really train for a fight and be in amazing cardio shape and really work on my striking more. I'm not saying no and I'm not saying yes." Lipnicki most recently starred as a lead in the horror-thriller motion picture Broil, produced by the team behind It Follows. He also guest-starred in Antoine Fuqua's The Resident.