MARTIN KOVE as Death (Golden Boot Award Winner)
New York born, strong featured, narrow eyed actor who has portrayed a mixed bag of both good and bad guys! First turned up on screen in several minor roles, and got himself noticed as the villainous “Nero The Hero” in the low budget road race, Death Race 2000 (1975), and then as “Clem” the sadistic rigger, breaking Jan Michael Vincent’s ribs in White Line Fever (1975). He cropped up in the hit TV series Cagney and Lacey (1981) as honest Police Detective Isbecki, and then got on the wrong side of rampaging Sylvester Stallone in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985).
Kove probably scored his greatest visibility to the public (in the hugely successful The Karate Kid (1984) in which he played “John Kreese”, the head instructor of the Cobra Kai karate school, and he reprised the role in the two sequels, The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989).
Kove has since kept consistently busy, primarily in the action / thriller film genre, and has notched up over 163 film and television appearances to date.
DEE WALLACE as Darma Yolan (Saturn Award Nominee)
This attractive, happy go lucky blonde actress, educated at the University of Kansas and a former ballet soloist, first broke into both TV and cinema screens in the mid 1970s and through her appearances in several well remembered horror and sci-fi films, and Dee quickly gained a cult following amongst the fantasy film fans. Poor Dee always seemed to be on the wrong side of some malevolent person or evil creature….she was pursued by a clan of cannibal killers in The Hills Have Eyes (1977), terrorized by a pack of werewolves in the superb The Howling (1981), got a break from the horror, as a sympathetic mum in the mega sci-fi hit E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982), and nearly ends up lunch for a rabid St. Bernard in the heart stopping Cujo (1983).
In the early 1980s, Wallace-Stone actually shared the screen several times with her then husband Christopher Stone before his unfortunate, early demise from a heart attack in October, 1995.
However, typecasting Dee Wallace-Stone as a horror heroine does not do her justice, as unlike some other scream queens whose careers quickly faded, Dee has gone on to have a very busy and varied acting career, appearing in over 90 feature films to date! Her All-American looks and easy going demeanor has seen Dee often cast as a typical suburban mother, a sympathetic friend or a trusted ally. Fans warm to her endearing smile and natural warmth and Dee continues to find herself in constant demand in front of the camera, plus she has her own much visited website.
STELLA STEVENS as Abby Gerling (Golden Globe Winner)
A native of Hot Coffee, Mississippi, Stella was married at 15, a mother at 16 and divorced at 17. While attending Memphis State College, Stella became interested in acting and modeling. Her film debut was a bit part in Say one for me (1959), but her appearance in Li’l Abner (1959) as Appassionata Von Climax is the one that got her noticed. Then her centerfold spread in Playboy was one of the most popular issues. She co-starred with some of the biggest names in movies such as Bobby Darin in Too Late Blues (1961); Elvis Presley in Girls, Girls, Girls (1962); Glenn Ford in The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963); Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor (1963); and Dean MartinThe Silencers (1966). She appeared on television in Surfside 6 (1960); Ben Casey (1961) and the soap General Hospital (1963).
By the late 60s, her career had leveled off and she was appearing in roles based on her looks. One of her best performances at that time was in the movie The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), where she played Hildy, and showed that her talent was more than physical. But then she appeared in a poor offering like Slaughter (1972). In the 70s and 80s, Stella became a fixture in movies made for television and appeared in a number of television series. Her big screen career may have slowed during that time, but she has appeared in a number of movies in every decade since she debuted.
MUSE WATSON as Sheriff Cole Denner
Muse Watson was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana Tech on a music stipend for two years before transferring to Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, where he performed for the first time on stage as Petruchio in “Taming of the Shrew”. During and after his years at Berea, he worked in outdoor dramas, dinner theaters, and small repertory groups. His theater credits include Hamlet in “Hamlet”, Stanley in “A Streetcar Naned Desire”, Pale in “Burn This”, Cervantes in “Man of La Mancha”, and directing “Ain’t MisBehavin”. In 1989, with a new commitment to acting, Muse began pursuing roles in feature film. By 2007, he had appeared in 44 feature length films sharing scenes with Julia Roberts, Jason Robards, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Don Cheadle, Richard Gere, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Patrick, Hilary Swank and Kiefer Sutherland. In television, he appeared as the wise Charles Westmoreland/DB Cooper in the award winning first season of Prison Break (2005) with Wentworth Miller and five episodes of Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service (2003) as Mark Harmon’s mentor. Muse also gave an unforgettable performance with Jennifer Love Hewitt as a special guest on Saturday Night Live. Muse and his wife and daughter now divide their time between their home in Los Angeles and their “hide-out” in the foothills of the Smokie Mountains.
STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY as Buddy Leeds
He played Principal Flutie in the unaired Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) pilot episode. Turned down the role of Al on Home Improvement (1991). He attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with actress Patricia Richardson and playwright Beth Henley during late 1960s and early 1970s. He was named one of the 100 coolest people in L.A. by Buzz Magazine in the 1990s, he later lost this honor to Andy Dick. Surfing channels in Vancouver recently, he watched himself getting older and balder in old episodes of Seinfeld (1990), the film Thelma and Louise (1991) and the made-for-TV movie The Marla Hansen Story (1991).
One of the actor’s heroes is his late aunt, ‘Hermine Tobolowsky’, known as the “mother of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment”. He was nominated for a Tony award in 2002 as Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role in the revival of Morning’s At Seven. He was the lead singer in the first band formed by guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. They went to school together in Dallas.
To develop a plotline for the 1986 film True Stories (1986) he and rocker David Byrne once stared wordlessly for two hours at Byrne’s. On the wall were hundreds of pencil drawings of ideas for the film by Byrne. That very night, he wrote a thirty-page treatment for the film and was soon hired as a writer.
CHRISTOPHER SHOWERMAN as Mitchell Brown
1992 graduate of Michigan State University, where he majored in music. Christopher graduated from Stockbridge High School in Stockbridge, Michigan in 1989. Formerly ran, with Clint Morris, ‘ShowermanMorrisProductions’ – which was based in Los Angeles, USA, and Melbourne, Australia.
Is a partner with ‘Shorris Film’, a Production company based in Los Angeles and Melbourne.
Was considered for the role of “Flash Gordon” for the new Sci-Fi Channel series. In 2006 did “Legends” with Joan Collins and Linda Evans.
In 2007 played the villain in the action thriller, “Big Game”.
BRENDA BAKKE as Amanda Brown
Born in Portland, Oregon in 1963, Brenda began acting at a young age. Originally, her natural passion began started at age 3 imitating comediennes, such as Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin, to entertain her family and neighbors. Always outspoken, she loves the fact that her 8th grade science teacher told her she was obnoxious, and when asked what it meant, he told her to go home and ask her parents.
Brenda went on to perform at grade school and high school plays, in various productions such as ‘Years ago’ (her first starring role in the self penned and autobiographical comedy by Ruth Gordon), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds, The Curious Savage, Guys and Dolls, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf and others.
Her high school teacher, Mr. James Schofield, encouraged her to audition for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, as opposed to attending regular college, as he felt she was truly serious about acting as a career. So she did, and was accepted. She worked hard to save money for the move as she was independent at the time with her own apartment, and graduated half a year early in order to work. She moved to Los Angeles at age 18 on a one way train ride.
After attending the academy, luckily enough, she met her first agents (Walter Beakel and Sharon Debord) at a restaurant where she worked and was given an audition. They took her on even though she had no SAG card. She was also able to obtain the coveted Taft-Hartley, after she auditioned with Charles Grodin for a whacky comedy film called, “The Last Resort”, which was also the first feature film for the late Phil Hartman, Mario Van Peebles and the notoriously funny Jon Lovitz.
Now, she has been a professional actor for 24 years, starring in numerous Feature Films, guest starring roles in Television, regular roles in three TV series, many MOW’s, and several theatre productions in New York and LA.
However, two life changing factors forced her to take a brief hiatus from her flourishing acting career. She had a serious car accident that caused her to be immobile while her neck surgery healed. Then, her manager, Michael McLean, passed away in 2005. “He was the main force of success in my career, and I was lost without him!”
Now, Brenda is back to work, and loving every minute of it! Her favorite and most memorable films include: ‘LA Confidential’ (Lana Turner), her starring role in ‘Hot Shots! Part Deux’ with Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, and Richard Crenna, ‘Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight’ with Billy Zane and Jada Pinkett Smith, ‘The Fixer’ starring with Jon Voight, and ‘Twogether’ starring with the multi-talented Nick Cassavettes ,and Jeremy Piven.
Her favorite TV Series’ include ‘American Gothic’ in which she starred with Gary Cole, Nick Searcy, and Jake Weber, written by Sean Cassidy and produced by Sam Raimi, and ‘Ned Blessing’, produced and written by Bill Whittliff (‘Lonesone Dove’), and also starring Brad Johnson and the late Timothy Scott.
Her New York stage debut was the role of ‘Jean’ in the Manhatten Class Company production of the original play ‘Girl Gone’, written by Jacquelyn Reingold, a role from which she received outstanding reviews from the New York Times.
Her most recent work includes starring in the Malibu Stage Company production of ‘Diva’, in October 2008, and a small role in November 2008, on the new hit series ‘Dollhouse’.
Brenda would like to dedicate her ongoing success in the industry to the memory of Michael McLean, who sent her a telegram in New York right before the opening night of ‘Girl Gone’, saying “Can you see yourself through my eyes yet?”. I miss you Michael.
NELS LENNARSON as Johnny Morton
Nels has been a busy actor, dating back to 2000 where he made his television debut in the production, Sanctimony. Since then, he has appeared in a tall assortment of roles, ranging from The Outer Limits (2000), Secret Agent Man (2000), Sean Penn’s The Pledge (2001), ER (2002), Stargate SG-1 (2004), Final Destination 3 (2004), Blade: The Series (2006), Good People, Bad Things (2008), Smallville (2009), The Traveler (2010).
He has a tall selection of television and film appearances scattered between.
DEAN REDMAN as Bo Hollinger
Since then, Dean has made appearances in various levels of roles from, Stargate SG-1 (2003), Stealing Christmas (2003), Alone in the Dark (2005), Da Vinci’s City Hall (2006), Final Days of Planet Earth (2006), Hollow Man II (2006), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and the lead in Good People, Bad Things (2008).
Dean has even offered his deep resonant voice for the role of Nick Fury in the animated series; Iron Man.
BENJAMIN ARTHUR as Arch Davis (Leo Award Winner)
Hosting the Leo Awards in 2010, as well as scoring a Leo nomination in 2010, and a Leo Award and a Gemini nomination in 2009, all for his role as Josh Blecher in “Less Than Kind”, have proven Ben’s mettle as a comedic actor. He had done some performing during his formative years, but it was while enrolled in drama and musical theatre that he realized being an actor was what he wanted to do. He attended the Vancouver Film School shortly after and has trained in Meisner with Christianne Hirt (A Company of Rogues), as well as Gina Chiarelli and Ty Olsson.
A plethora of projects followed, including appearing on two seasons of The L Word, as well as Noah’s Arc, Saved and Whistler. He has also been involved in many independent films including The Darkest Hour and Gordon, and had starring roles in “That One Night” and “Switch”.
This will be Benjamin’s second time working with director Derek K. Milton after co-starring in his short film, “Locked Out”.
KEITH LEWIS as Brian Taylor
Keith began his acting career in the entertainment industry over fifteen years ago studying acting in the city of Houston. He broke into the business working on the feature film Robo Cop II along side Peter Weller and Nancy Allen and in Final Verdict with Glenn Ford and Treat Williams. Moving to Los Angeles, he continued to study his craft further and soon found reoccurring work on several Soap Operas notably “Young and the Restless” and “Days of Our Lives”. Several more TV shows followed including “Magnificent Seven”, “Wild West Tech” and with Jennifer Garner in “Alias”.
Along with TV, Keith has worked several commercial contracts and has starred in many feature films such as “Millennium Day”, “Over the Wire”, “Dave”, “Blood Money”, “Sam Hell”, “Devil Girl”, “Blonde and Blonder”, “Rough”, “The Bar” and many more. In between films he has performed on stage in productions such as “Othello”, “Of Mice and Men”, “A Flea in Her Ear”, “The Dinner Party” and was nominated for best actor for his work in “Anatomy of a Murder” as Paul Biegler and in “The Lion in Winter” for the role of “Richard the Lionheart”.
Keith has also written several screenplays and is currently working to produce them into feature films.
ZAN CALABRETTA as Zoltan Maas
Born in Toronto, Canada, Zan’s parents immigrated to Toronto after failed attempts to enter the United States through Ellis Island in the late 1950s. Zan’s dream as early as grade school was to become a Police officer just like his father who was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for 10 years. Zan majored in both law enforcement and theater courses througout high school and college. A tragic car accident in 1997 ended Zan’s law enforcement carrier.
Zan began to study and consider theater. His high school theater teacher had told him if he applied himself to the craft of acting he would be very succesful. Zan studied acting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and eventually in Los Angeles using the Lee Strassburg method as his choice of preference.
Zan is active in the Los Angeles theater and film community with a extensive list of credits to his name.
He speaks English, Italian and Spanish fluently.
LARRY LAVERTY as Buck Rowders
Like the wide range of characters he plays, Larry Laverty has collected a wide variety of experiences in his life. Born on June 30th, 1959, he was raised in Oakland, California by wholesome parents who made sure that Larry and his siblings were exposed to much of what this country was about at that time- from Vietnam War protests to 1960’s rock concerts. By age 11, in addition to going to school, he worked a variety of odd jobs and did this until his college graduation 15 years later. All in all, his youth was a delicate balance between work, school, athletics, Boy Scout achievements, and an appetite for daredevil adventures.
After barely graduating with his high school class, he lived on a family farm in rural Idaho for a number of years. Although he revered movies and TV shows from a young age, he always thought of actors as an odd breed. Yet, at age 27, against his better judgment and with no experience to speak of, he set out on a career in acting. First taking college drama courses and then attending several acting schools in San Francisco including the American Conservatory Theater, he later spent years studying Improv with groups like The Groundlings, Second City, and others.
Starting out on stage, he performed in over 15 plays and musicals. Then, in response to a tip backstage from a fellow stage actor, he went to his first film audition and on his 30th birthday worked in his first feature film. Since then, he’s played a wide range of characters on film, from Priests to pathological liars. His biggest stock in trade though is his ability to play your average ‘ordinary guy’- a quality he attributes to the years he spent working with ordinary folks in numerous menial jobs. Larry Laverty’s an unconventional actor, an unlikely suspect to have taken up the acting profession but today he’s one of the busiest film actors in the country, always involved in a film production somewhere. -Not bad for a person who started his career later in life and who had to overcome his own prejudices and financial hardships along the way.
IVAN CERMAK as Kenny Saunders
Ivan has been passionately involved in the entertainment business for the last ten years. Highlights of his career are in his unparalleled performances on stage in such productions as “The Woolgatherer”, “Rumors” and Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and “King Henry VI” His list of film credits include hit TV Series “Supernatural”, “Fringe”, “Battlestar Galactica” and “Stargate SG 1”. His favourite movie roles include “Destination Infestation” and his lead role in “A Stranger In My Bed” where he met his love and life partner, Heather Keetbaas. He has written, directed, produced and starred in his own award winning films including “Butterflies” and “Big Rock Mountain”. He continues to inspire fellow artists as a
coach and mentor.
This is the second production that Ivan has worked on with director, Milton. They first worked together in “The Black Prayer” in 2001.
JOSHUA LARSSON as Henry Sharpe
Joshua Larsson got his first taste of acting in the 6th grade of elementary school where he performed in the Vancouver School Board film entitled; “Can’t you see me?” Soon after he performed in a production of, ‘Guys and Dolls”. When Joshua moved into high school, he performed in a number of plays and even co-wrote a play with his high school teacher entitled; “Men and Women through the ages” After high school, Joshua soon discovered that his interest veered toward film where he desired to be an actor. He searched for the best possible film school suited to him and he found himself knocking on the door of the wonderful and well crafted, “Langara Film Arts” in Vancouver.
During his time at film arts, Joshua developed a large skill set involving film production, as well as acting. He received the ‘Best Actor’ nod within the program and left with the confidence needed for the many challenges ahead. Since then, he has worked on numerous projects, including the lead role in the online series; “Thwackers”.
KERSTIN JOHN as Doerte Lauden
Kerstin was born and raised in former East Germany. At age six she started swimming and was later accepted into a Sports-High School in her hometown of Erfurt, training twice a day. After graduating, she moved to Minneapolis MN for a one year exchange program. From there she made her way to Portland, Oregon where she studied and received her degree in Architecture. If was in Portland where she was approached and asked if she was interested in being a model. Since then she has worked with many renowned photographers and companies, appearing in some magazines, as well as cover shots in the United States and Germany.
When her agency booked her for her first commercial, she realized how alive and energetic she felt in front of the camera. That prompted her to start taking acting classes. After spending a few more years in Portland, she decided to move to Los Angeles to fulfill her dreams and pursue a career in acting.
LUCAS de BEER as Slate
Lucas was born in South Africa and immigrated to BC, Canada at age 10 with his family. As a keen sportsman, he started playing hockey, basketball, volleyball, track and rugby and played most of them at provincial level. He finally had to make a choice, and after 5 years, focused on rugby.
His rugby awards included being captain and MVP from 2002 – 2005 at the junior level, being the Japan Cup captain and BC Nationals captain in 2006 as well as Tournament MVP. He played for Team Canada and captained the national U17 team to England. He received Sportsman of the Year award for every year he attended school. He was also inducted in the Abbotsford Wall of Fame in 2006. After graduating, he got a rugby scholarship to the University of British Columbia and after a year into his Business degree, got a severe concussion. He had to give up rugby for a year. It was then when he stumbled onto his true passion – acting. The thrills of performing, and the excitement of a challenge, were the driving forces behind him pursuing his acting career. He did a commercial when he was 16 years old, and since then, couldn’t shake the thrill of working in front of the camera. He finished his second year at the University of Victoria and then moved to Vancouver and enrolled in the acting program at Vancouver Film School.
He graduated from the Acting for Film & Television program, having done leading roles in 3 productions.”Park – Mackenzie Dunham/Devon Productions”, “The Music of Eric Zann – Michael Chase/Craft Thrills Production”, “Party – Nathaniel Geary/VFS Productions”.
Apart from working out in the gym, he plays rugby again and enjoys long boarding, and snowboarding in his spare time.