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Michael McMillian is perhaps best known for his role as Harper Sins on TNT’s “Saved.” He has also appeared on HBO’s award winning “Big Love” starring Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny. His other television credits include “Without a Trace,” “What I like About You,” “Veronica Mars,” “Miracles,” “8 Simple Rules...for Dating My Teenage Daughter,” “Firefly,” and “Slider.”
In film, McMillian starred as Dorian Lagatos in the coming-of-age comedy Dorian Blues which took top awards at the Long Island International Film Expo, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival and Lake Placid Film Festival. McMillian attended Interlochen Academy and received his BFA at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.
Having left her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina only two years ago, this nineteen-year old actress works constantly in both films and television. Her feature credits include School for Scoundrels starring Billy Bob Thornton, Left In Darkness with Monica Keena, and the soon-to-be released Broken with Heather Graham and Pray For Morning with Udo Kier.
Jessica’s television film credits include “Southern Comfort” starring Madeleine Stowe and Eric Roberts and “Vampire Bats” with Lucy Lawless and Timothy Bottoms.
She’s also guest starred on such popular television series as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Girlfriends,” “Unfabulous” and “Zoey 101.”
An actor since twelve, Jacob Vargas is one of the most in-demand and versatile character actors of his generation. Vargas is best known for playing “Cortez” in Sam Mendes’ Jarhead with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx. The actor garnered rave reviews for his work as Miguel in Emilio Estevez’s Bobby was nominated for the Screen Actor’s Guild Best Ensemble Cast Award, as well as for a Golden Globe® for Best Film, Drama.
In 2000, Vargas appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic for which he earned a SAG Award for Best Ensenble Cast, as well as an Alma Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Other notable credits include The Flight of the Phoenix with Dennis Quaid, Dragonfly with Kevin Costner, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, Selena with Jennifer Lopez, Barry Sonnenfeld’s Get Shorty with John Travolta and Gene Hackman, The Wendall Baker Story with Luke and Owen Wilson and Next Friday with Ice Cube. Some of his television credits include “JFK”, “CSI: New York,” “Six Feet Under,” “ER,” “JAG,” “Greetings from Tucson” and the “Tracey Ullman Show.”
Vargas’ upcoming film releases include The Death and Life of Bobby Z starring Paul Walker and Laurence Fishbourne, The Sleep Dealer, and National Lampoon’s TV: The Movie.
As a child actor, Vargas earned high praise for his work on The Principal with James Belushi and Louis Gossett Jr., and Little Nikita starring Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix. In 1995, Vargas won the NCLR Bravo Award for Emerging Artist of the Year.
Bronx native Flex Alexander created, co-executive produced and starred in the successful television sitcom “One on One” for UPN. For five seasons, Alexander portrayed sportscaster Mark “Flex” Washington in the popular show.
Alexander has also worked extensively in films, including Snakes on a Plane with Samuel Jackson, Out Cold, She’s All That with Freddie Prinze Jr., City of Industry with Harvey Keitel , The Sixth Man with Marlon Wayans, Her Minor Thing with Estella Warren and the soon to be released Love and Other 4-Letter Words and Poor Boy’s Club costarring opposite Danny Glover.
For television, Alexander played Michael Jackson in “Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story.” Other television credits include “Cuts,” “Girl Friends,” “The Parkers,” “Santa and Pete” with Hume Cronin and James Earl Jones, “Brooklyn South,” “Total Security” (where he was a series regular), “Homeboys in Outer Space,” and “Moesha”.
Alexander began his show business career as a dancer and choreographer for the chart-topping groups TLC, Salt N Pepa, Queen Latifah, and Mary J. Blige Alexander is also much in demand as a stand up comedian at top comedy venues across the country. He’s married to R and B vocalist Shanice and they have two children.
Lee Thompson Young’s breakout role came as footballer Chris Comer in the hit film Friday Night Lights directed by Peter Berg and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Jay Hernandez and Derek Luke. His most recent film credits include critically acclaimed Akeelah and the Bee starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett.
For television, Young had a reoccurring role as Alex Bauer on “South Beach”.
Other shows he’s worked on include ”Smallville,” “Xiaolin Showdown,” “Kevin Hill,” “The Proud Family,” “Jake 2.0,” “Philly” and “Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.” At fifteen, Lee Thompson Young starred for three seasons as Jett Jackson/Silverstone in the Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” and “Jett Jackson: The Movie.” For the series, Young was nominated for the prestigious Young Artist Award three years running for best lead performance in a drama or comedy.
New York native Daniella Alonso is best known for playing Anna Taggaro on WB’s popular show “One Tree Hill.”
She has appeared in such films as Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror, All You’ve Got, The Last Romantic, Rhythm of the Saints and Academy Boyz.
Among her television credits are “Law and Order,” “CSI: NY,” and “As the World Turns.” Alonso will also appear in the soon-to-be released films Wrong Turn 2 with Henry Rollins and Crystal Lowe and A Poor Kid’s Guide to Success in which she is also associate producing.
Discovered by the Ford Modelling Agency, Alonso was the cover girl for CG Cosmetics and has graced the pages of Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100.”
Actor and comedian Eric Edelstein co-wrote, executive produced and stars in the half hour improvised comedy pilot "This Is My Friend" in development for NBC. The show, co-created with partner Jake Johnson won the 2006 Independent TV Festival "Audience Award." Other television appearances include "Joey," "The Comeback" and "Quintuplets."
Edelstein will next be seen in the soon-to-be released feature films "Bunny Whipped" with Joey Lauren Adams and "Good Dick" with Jason Ritter, Mark Webber, and Ted Danson.
A theatre graduate of Spokane's Gonzaga College, Edelstein also received a diploma from the Second City's two year training program. Edelstein follows in the footsteps of his beloved grandfather who wrote comedy for such legends as Bob Hope and Phylliss Diller.
Newcomer, Reshad Strik makes his feature film debut with THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2. Raised on the southern coast of Australia, Strik had plans to become a professional surfer when his brother dragged him to a commercial agency as a lark. Within four days, he was shooting a KFC commercial. Bitten by the acting bug, Strik enrolled in the prestigious Australian Academy of Dramatic Art where he studied with professors who had taught such screen luminaries as Mel Gibson, Hugh Jackman and Cate Blanchett. Strik paid for his tuition by appearing in commercials for Dominos Pizza, Mobil Communications and Pepsi.
A few months after graduation, he won a guest-starring role on “Blue Heelers,” the most popular television show in Australia at the time. He followed that appearance up with a co-starring role in the series pilot “Headland.”
Strik then came to LA where in just a few months time, he landed a co-staring role in HILLS 2. Strik also appears as Jessica Simpson’s love interest in the hit video “A Public Affair.”
Actor Ben Crowley played Jodie Foster’s assistant in Spike Lee’s hit film Inside Man co-starring Clive Owen and Denzel Washington. Also for Lee, Crowley starred in the critically acclaimed TV movie Sucker-Free City for Showtime. His other film credits include the soon to be seen Mama's Boy with Diane Keaton and Jon Heder and the independent feature, P.O.V.: The Camera’s Eye.
Crowley’s television work includes series regular roles on the WB network's Glory Days and Murphy's Dozen. His guest star credits include Dragnet starring Ed O’Neill and Ethan Embry and CBS' JAG.
Michael Bailey Smith received the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for best fight scene for his role as “Pluto” - a member of the mutant clan in last year’s The Hills Have Eyes. Smith is well known to horror/science fiction/ audiences worldwide for his numerous film credits in those genres. A sampling of his work includes Men In Black II, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, My Favorite Martian, Monster Man, In Hell, Black Mask 2, Blood Shot and The Master of Disguise. Some of his non-genre titles include Town and Country, To Protect and Serve and The Unknown.
TV audiences know Smith through his recurring role as Belthazor on “Charmed” as well as recurring roles on “Nash Bridges” and “Seven Days.” Other television credits include “My Name Is Earl,” “Desperate Housewives,” ”Star Trek Voyager,” “The Division,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Roswell,” “The O.C.” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Mears has the distinction of portraying the werewolf in Wes Craven’s Cursed starring Christina Ricci and Josh Jackson. Some of his other film work includes Zathura: A Space Adventure with Tim Robbins, Men In Black with Will Smith, The Haunted Mansion with Eddie Murphy, Ultraforce, Love and a Bullet, Hurricane Festival, The Demolitionist, The Wonder Cabinet and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. Some of his numerous television work includes roles in “My Name is Earl,” “CSI: NY,” “Masters of Horror,” “The Shield,” “Alias,” “Nash Bridges” and “ER.”
An acclaimed stunt man, Mears has performed in such films as Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Signs, Wild Wild West and the soon-to-be released Blades of Glory starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder.
Michigan native David Reynolds is best known for his recurring role as White Power Bill on the Emmy Award® winning show “Arrested Development.” He has appeared in such films as Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses, Special Dead, The Darkroom, Earl’s Your Uncle, Robbers and the soon-to-be released Night of Leben Tod. Some of his television credits include Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “That’s My Bush,” “Monk,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “The Money Shot,” “Night Class,” “Strong Medicine,” “The Yellow Sign,” and “The Haunted Heart” starring Ben Crowley and the cult favorite “Firefly,” created by Joss Whedon.
Additionally, Reynolds is a licensed teacher and has taught Kindergarten for five years.
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