Sean Paul Ross

Sean transitioned to acting from a background in directing and last fall had his first feature film lead in the comedy-thriller Hello From Nowhere. He also played the main villain in an upcoming Hulu pilot named “Cyborgs” and this spring was made a member of Tim Robbins’ theater troupe ‘The Actor’s Gang’ in Culver City, where he was cast in multiple roles in an ensemble play by Tim Robbins entitled, Violence: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer.

Sean has a strong background in acting which started as a child in stage productions in his hometown of Portland before transitioning to directing. Upon his return to acting he has studied at Anthony Meidl, Warner Laughlin, Groundlings, and has been extensively trained by Tim Robbins in “The Style”, a form of Commedia dell’arte utilized in the productions at The Actor’s Gang.

Sean has a strong physical component to his acting as a former fitness model, natural bodybuilder and martial artist. He is very good with stage combat and choreographed fight scenes having a black belt in Taekwondo and practicing Krav Maga for over 4 years. He is agile as an avid surfer and skier and the opening sequence of Hello From Nowhere features him and bounding over boulder field and scaling a granite rock face unharnessed like a scene from the Ninja Warrior competition. When it comes to action, Sean Paul Ross is the go-to guy!

Arya Farzin

Arya Farzin was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Montgomery County, part of the D.C. Metropolitan Area. He is the son of Dianna Farzin and grandson of Marie Farzin.

Arya first took the stage at age five when he performed “Whoomp there it is” for his school’s talent show. In high school he took an interest in Improv and began filming his own sketches. After college Arya attended six different improv schools including The Groundlings, Second City and The Pack Theatre. After graduating from Second City and The Pack Theatre, he performed around Los Angeles with several improv team’s.

While studying at Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio, his professional stage debut came when he was cast in a lead role with The Pure Praxis Theatre Company for a play in Japan. After touring with the company for a year, Arya received a scholarship to attend The Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre.  While studying at Stella Adler, he scored a leading role in Laurelgrove as Dr. Alex Varela.

When not filming, Arya enjoys the outdoors, stand up comedy, singing in public, going to the cinema and chips and guacamole. A few interesting facts about Arya are that he can rap, do a plank on two stability balls and once had to pitch a company’s product to Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Rory Ross

Rory Ross is an actor, model, and philanthropist living in the heart of LA. Originally starting his career in Seattle, Washington, Rory starred in the feature film ‘7 Witches’ and numerous other short films. After moving to LA in 2016, Rory landed the famous role of Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK Declassified. Rory was also heavily featured in Linkin Park’s music video “Heavy”, which was the first and sadly the last time the lead singer, Chester Bennington, used a body or stunt double. Rory is most known for his portrayal of Chris McCandless in the TV series ‘Off the Map’.

He is currently studying as a part of SAG-AFTRA’s Conservatory, where he gets to learn from the stellar staff at AFI and gives him a chance to help those that are just starting in their filming careers. In addition, he has studied improv at Groundlings and has taken classes at UCB which has made him quite adapt to thinking on his feet and utilizing his natural comedy side.

Rory is constantly on the go. If he’s not busy working as an actor, he is off traveling the world, taking in new sites and cultures and expanding his horizons as an actor. Early next year, he will be hiking the famous Inca Trail and backpack his way to Machu Picchu to check South America off his list with Antarctica the last continent to visit. He also has a love for tech and is always trying to push the boundaries of his talents through VR & MoCap. In his spare time, Rory gives back to his community through different charities, one in particular called Charity Water. Rory is looking forward to sharing more stories of the human experience on the big screen!

Tristian Lallo

Tristian Lallo has been in three short films, The Kings Song, Jungle, and Say Uncle. He was featured in the new Music video by Dax the rapper as a Roman Solider. And was also the lead in a true crime re-enactment series called Breaking Homicide on Amazon Prime.

Tristian Lallo started his acting career in theater at Southern Oregon University and then Portland State University. During that time he performed in multiple plays, took script analysis, scene study, improv, and stage combat classes. Wanting to further his acting abilities he continued his training in Portland, OR with professional on camera acting classes from Ted Rooney at Rooney studios. He completed his On Camera 1,2, and 3 classes as well as his Advanced scene study class. He also studied Film Acting with Shelley Lipkin and completed his 10 week master class.

Tristian is an athlete and has a love for fitness, traveling, and the outdoors. He has hand to hand stunt experience and would like to be able to do more of his own stunts in films! He’s been trained with firearms and enjoys action roles! Overall he’s happy to be continually working in the film industry and wants to continue to build his acting career in every way possible.

Robert Olsen

Robert Olsen is a comedian whose quick wit and every man persona makes him an ideal candidate for a myriad of roles. Though a natural comedian, Robert is a classically trained actor who can also play serious and villainous roles as well. He has thrived in the theatre, starred in web-series’, booked commercials, and films.

Robert was a star principal in the terrific VR feature, “Long Distance Trip.” He was also nominated for the Irene Ryan Scholarship at Santa Monica College for his role of The Engineer, in “Miss Saigon.” Robert is currently starring in numerous episodes of the web-series’ “The Andy and Robby Show” and “Beer Pong Coach.” And most recently, worked on a very funny online pretzel commercial for Eastern Standard Provisions Co.

Robert had studied Shakespeare and history of the theatre in High School and College. For the past few years, he was attending the Groundlings School of Improv. He had also excelled at Killian’s Commercial Workshop, where he was top of the class, four weeks, running. And he was just accepted into the prestigious Baron Brown Studio in Santa Monica, where he will began his training in the Meisner technique to continue his acting growth.

Although focused on the craft of acting, Robert has a big love of animals, as he is a member of the ASPCA. He has a wonderful dog named Princess Leia, a cat named Cheese, and two guinea pigs, Butters and Snoopy. He can play several instruments including the guitar, drums, and trumpet. He loves watching and playing sports, including football, baseball, and hockey. And he is a big fan of discovering restaurants and new cuisines.

Robert Olsen is determined and working hard to make his way onto the big and small screen with any project involving some of his favorites, Jim Carrey and/or Adam Sandler! Or, of course, hopes to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Excelsior!

Jesse Daley

Jesse Daley is an actor, a writer, a singer, and a social media influencer who is based in West Hollywood, CA. As an actor, he has appeared on national commercials, television series – including daytime soap operas and Nickelodeon programs – as well as independent films. He is also an on-camera host for several video projects currently in production, including his own travel series called, “Daley Destinations.” Jesse is a Meisner-trained actor and has studied the craft with some of L.A.’s top acting coaches, such as actor/coach Billy Hufsey, and legendary acting teacher, Carolyne Barry.

As a writer, Jesse has written hundreds of articles and conducted interviews for numerous publications. He also recently wrote and self-published his first book, “An Aversion to the Definitive.” Jesse’s writing is primarily related to acting and the entertainment industry, travel and lifestyle, and motivational/self-development pieces.

Jesse received his Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from Concordia University in Irvine, California. Jesse believes that in order to find success in all areas of life, it is essential to be who you are and to embrace your individuality.

Jesse is very active on social media!  Check out his YouTube channel at YouTube.com/JesseDaley where you’ll find his travel series and singing videos, and his Instagram at Instagram.com/JesseDaley47. He looks forward to continuing to grow as an artist and he plans to enjoy every moment of the process!

Adrian Hunt

Adrian Hunt is an up and coming actor making major strides in the Industry. He has made some early appearances on ‘Mistresses’, ‘Riggle’s Picks’ on FOX NFL Sunday, and ‘The Circle’. He currently trains at UCB and Margie Haber studio.

Ironically born in Hollywood, and raised in Agoura Hills; he started acting, directing, and even editing when he received a camera as gift from his parents when he was ten. He would persuade his teachers to let him make short films for projects in grade school, which at the time, was uncommon.

An avid hockey player, Adrian (who stands at 6’3”!) played for competitive ice hockey programs, thinking this was going to be his career path. After taking his first actual acting class in college he knew this is what was really meant for him. He moved to New York in order to work on his craft and studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute, then later moved back home to Los Angeles to get into the business. From lead male, to quirky characters, he has a real talent to move people emotionally and is on the cusp of being a show business regular.

DeAndre Rashard

DeAndre Rashard is an eager and energetic actor, as well as a diverse model and dancer. In New York, he has walked New York Fashion Week several years, presented in some of the finest workrooms, and participated in the ensemble of two Off-Broadway plays. This year, since moving to LA, he has had the opportunity to be a stand-in for Snoop Dogg and Jacob Anderson, as well as work on a pilot being pitched to different networks. He is a previous student of The Groundlings Improv School and is now taking an on-camera foundations class that has taught him to be more prepared and readier for single and multi-camera sets.

DeAndre enjoys working out, traveling, and going to the beach. He also enjoys spending quality time with his family, which is where most of his drive and inspiration is cultivated. He aspires to be a leading man leaning into his confident demeanor as well as his comedic bone.

Omar Sanchez

Omar’s acting experience started in freshmen year of high school in theatre.From there he did short films at Colombia College and DePaul university in Chicago.Omar then took his acting experience to a film production company in Chicago called full spectrum features.He filmed a short filmed that made it to the Chicago international film festival in AMC Theatre.
From there he went and took several classes at The Second city Training Center in Chicago.From Teen Improv to Acting on camera techniques and Matt Millers coaching and virtual showcase.
Omar’s most recent project is the Kvlt is alive.A trio of Norwegian black metal fans drive around looking for a church to burn and get lost along the way.Omar’s second most recent project is called Bandit Brothers.A pair of brothers turn to cook breakfast for their older brother but instead they steal  Breakfast and try to sneak it in back home to serve it before their older brother wakes up
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Omar enjoys working out, swimming, and going to the beach  on his free time.He’s also bilingual and fluent in Spanish. He  aspires to do his own stunts like Tom cruise to leave to public speechless on the big screen soon.

David John Seltzer

David guest starred on the Season 3 finale of Investigation Discovery’s Betrayed. He’s also been in several feature films including Killer Looks, which is available to stream on Amazon Prime.

He previously trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and is now at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles. He also has a strong comedy improv background, having gone through the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (UCB)’s program. And before that, he trained at two improv theaters in San Francisco (Endgames & Leela), making it onto house teams at both.

David recently wrapped another feature film, The Tenant, a mystery thriller produced by Shorebreak Films. He also just finished his work as the lead in Suicide Pact, a half hour dark comedy, set to be completed this summer before going to festivals.

David has a degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly – SLO, and spent time working as a Software Engineer in the real Silicon Valley. He is also very athletic, having played sports his whole life, including football at Westlake High School, in Southern California.

David is looking forward to appearing on SNL, alongside his doppleganger, Pete Davidson

Spencer Jarman

Spencer Jarman is a Los Angeles based actor who got his start in Portland Oregon. After appearing in NBC’S “Grimm,” and multiple features, and short films, he set his sights for L.A. Upon moving, Jarman booked multiple short films and a commercial campaigns (i.e.,Kmart, Virgin Racing, and Freshly.)

Jarman got involved in theater at BMCC in Oregon. Soon after, he moved to Portland and began taking Meisner courses with Karen LaVoie, and Jana Hamblin. In Los Angeles, he has taken advanced On-Camera classes at Margie Haber Studio. He has taken multiple classes at Killian’s Workshop. After doing many On-Camera courses, he decided to take more of a classical approach, and go back to his roots. He started taking scene study classes at The Berg Studios, then started working privately with Gregory Berger-Sobeck on Shakespearean monologues. He has worked privately with James Kemp (LAMDA) in preparation for his roles in CSC’S “Hamlet,” and also completed an advanced course of the Yat Malmgren technique. He has also taken a Yat Malmgren course with Giles Foreman (Drama Centre London.) Jarman has also trained voice with Saul Kotzubei, as well as the Alexander technique with Jessica Wolf (Yale.) Most recently, he has finished a clown course at The Clown School.

Most Recently, Jarman made his Shakespearean debut in California Shakespeare Company’s “Hamlet” in early 2019. He was given the task to play three characters (Marcellus, Rosencrantz, and the English Ambassador.) The play was very well received, and Jarman was most praised for his portrayal of Rosencrantz.

Jarman has been driving go-karts since he was 4 years old, and riding dirt bikes since he was 12. He enjoys driving anything that is fast. He will sometimes take his motorcycle through the mountains on the Angeles Crest Hwy, or ride through the Malibu hills. He takes his 6 month old Chocolate Lab “Odin” to the dog park to burn off some steam. He also has been involved in martial arts since he was a boy. Starting with Karate, then moving to Wrestling and TKD, and most recently he has been taking Muay Thai classes at the Thai Boxing Institute. Growing up in a small town, Jarman still has a penchant for target practice with rifles and pistols. Jarman loves to rock climb, hike, and go camping. He also has plans to visit his childhood friend in Bordeaux, so he is learning conversational French.

Jarman looks to diversify his resume in the next few years by playing many different types of characters with the tools he’s learned in Yat Malmgren. He is fascinated by accents, and wants to mold his career to that of Tom Hiddelston, and Michael Fassbender.

Alex Flash

His name is Flash! Alex Flash! He was born on sunny April day 1975 in Ukrainian USSR, where he spent his childhood. Being a teenager he moved to Russia where his acting career started. Teachers at school soon noticed artistry of a new student and Alex started attending theater classes. Since then acting was always in his life. In high school he was playing in school theater.

Before coming to the United States Alex used to travel a lot and even lived in different countries, that is why he speaks five languages (Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Spanish and English). Living among people with different cultures now helps him a lot in his acting.

Being a versatile person Alex professionally engaged in moto- and auto- sports, gun shooting, archery and fighting. Being used to succeed in all his occupations he even worked as a martial arts coach for military, police and special forces. He also had great achievements (cups, medals and records) as a professional skydiver. And he even took part in a Skydiving expedition to the North Pole.

With all that Alex did not give up his education and got PhD in Psychology which helps him a lot in understanding and deeply showing characters he plays.

In parallel he continued developing his acting skills. Living in Moscow he took acting classes, learned the Stanislavsky Method. And he never stops – keeps learning and practicing acting.

Alex’s life has always been interesting and full and he himself is a really easy-going person which makes a pleasure for people to work with him.

Flash came to Hollywood in 2016 and started his career here as an Extra, Photo Double and Stunt. He had already worked for more than 100 top budget TV shows, movies and music videos and started to play principal roles for short and featured films.

To even more improve his acting skills Alex also studied screenwriting, producing, directing and cinematography. And he won’t stop on it. He is working hard on his career in Hollywood to achieve the highest goals – at least a couple of Oscars for start 😉

Mostly Alex plays Russian (Eastern European) mobsters, gangsters, etc. or Arabic terrorists – such kind of “badass”, but he is also perfect playing good guys: Police Officers, FBI Agent, Military, SWAT etc. And his subtle sense of humor makes him an amazing in comedy genre.

Alex Flash never stops! He always learns new, improves his skills and achieves his goals!

“EVERITHING IS POSSIBLE!” – his life motto!

Andrew English Jr

On October 26, 1994 Andrew English Jr was born in the city of angles, Los Angeles California and was given the nickname Drew. Drew always considered himself lucky because he was born into a family that already had ties in the entertainment industry.

During his early years he did a number of small plays that gave him a creative and artistic mind, but nonetheless Drew also took a huge liking into sports. Being naturally gifted with height and athletic ability, Drew excelled at basketball and volleyball which give him a chance to play with the USA junior Mens Olympic volleyball team and earn him a scholarship to play basketball at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU). During Drew’s collegiate years at NDNU, he balanced basketball with majoring in communications and minoring in theater. He says, “It was definitely hard being a full-time college athlete, going to class, and acting in plays for the school. But I found a balance that gave me time to do everything I needed.”

After graduating college, Drew got a good job working with the Warner Bros entertainment. However, he knew that acting was his passion and he wanted to express his creative talents on camera. Since his graduation in 2017, Drew has started his film career by being in a number of student films and web series. He has a reoccurring role in the Black web series and is currently producing his own web series that is going to be released in late October.

His most achieved film accomplishments were getting to have a huge supporting role in a pilot starring Camille Winbush and having a featured role in the Netflix film Rise. In addition to all of his theater acting courses he took at university; he also attends the Acting Center workshop class in Encino. Drew is looking forward to what the future brings him and polishing his artistic craft in his next big roll.

John Shulak

John grew up in Racine, WI and is an actor, model, and singer.  The youngest of seven children, he caught the acting bug at age 10 when he saw the film E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. He soon began his acting debut on stage in The King & I, as Prince Chulalongkorn.  He followed a Musical Theatre path and attended college at Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Shortly after college, John moved to the West Coast. He has appeared on shows such as Declassified, Trauma, and Nash Bridges. John has also done several national commercials for major brands such as Ford, Volkswagen, US West Communications, and General Electric (which aired during the 2010 Winter Olympics)  

He loves the acting and storytelling process, and attends improv and acting classes weekly. His philosophy is “If they aren’t putting you in their project, then make your own. Always be creating!”

When not acting, John loves to play the piano and violin, and is an aspiring short-film maker.  He is an avid golfer, and enjoys anything outdoors, including hiking, boating, fishing, waterskiing, and riding jet skis across the lake at his family’s residence in northern Wisconsin.

Jordan Simkovic

Jordan Simkovic grew up in Miami, FL and attended Northwestern University where he studied theatre and international studies.  He played the lead role in Crypt TV’s horror series “The Skelker” and has appeared in multiple TV shows playing cops and detectives.  He also played the lead role in the controversial and viral music video for David Banner’s song “Black Fist”.  He has also appeared in commercials for major brands like YouTubeTV (which aired during the NBA finals), Hooters, Hasbro, Gillette, PETA, and Knotts Berry Farm.

He has studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade, commercial technique at Killians Commercial Workshop, Meisner technique at the Ruskin School of Acting, and is currently in the scene study class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse where he studies with Allen Barton.

Oscillating between young commercial dad, serial killers, and hardnosed no nonsense detectives in his career thus far is a testament to his range and ability to dive into nuanced characters.  He is often called back by directors after who find him easy to direct and a pleasure to work with.

He is currently looking forward to marrying his college sweetheart who is a creative executive in Hollywood.  In his free time he enjoys playing classical and jazz flute, beach paddleball, swimming in the ocean, spending time with his adopted cat, and listening to music.  He can walk on his hands, does 350 pushups a day, and is looking forward to continuing to grow as a person and artist.

Eric Wang

Relatively new to the world of acting, Eric has come a far way in a short amount of time. Starting at the age of 16, Eric has been active in the world of Law Enforcement assisting with PSA’s and short films about public safety. Graduating from CSULA in Criminal Law, Eric has the passion to always do the right thing. His parents immigrated from Taiwan in the late 80’s in search of the Great American Dream. His father found success in the Hotel industry while his mother worked hard to keep Eric and his sister in school.

Eric fell in love with the art of acting after he was trained in many situational’s at the police academy. Upon graduating, he realized that fighting criminals was not so much his passion. He began taking acting classes and slowly transitioned into the art of acting. Eric considers himself a different player in the field. He noticed that Asian-American Actors are frequently misrepresented on the big screens. He wanted to change that stereotype. “Asians typically play Asian roles. It’s about time that changes” he quoted. Eric wanted to be able to audition for the roles that require masculinity and heroism. He wanted to make a stand for the Asian’s that were stereotyped as the nerdy tech guy.

At the young age of five, Eric’s parents enrolled him in piano school and Tae Kwon Doe. Eric studied the art of piano for 12 years. He received his black belt at the age of 12 and made the switch into Mixed Martial Arts. Eric mastered the art of Jiu-jitsu, mauy- thai and judo. He even won a few amateur fights with NAGA and CAMO MMA. At this time in his life, Eric also picked up the art of Dance. His mother being an instructor of over ten years, taught him the art of the Waltz, Salsa, Tango and Foxtrot. He also specializes in firearms training, weapons handling, horseback riding and water sports.

Eric is bilingual in the languages of English and Mandarin Chinese. He is open to different types of roles and is very quick at learning them. Having only taking professional acting classes for three months, he has already signed with A.M.W. Talent Agency and is ready to make a name for himself. He is ready to get out there and represent the Asian race in a way that’s hardly ever done. He is motivated by passion, fueled by dedication and on mark to live his version of the great American Dream.

Hayden Wilder

Hayden Wilder has been working on the stage since the humble age of three. He loved acting the moment he saw Star Warswhen he was three.  He is most proud of his performances in musical theatre such as The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Recently, he has shifted his focus onto film acting in various short films.

Hayden has studied various acting techniques such as Meisner and Stella Adler at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. He has also been studying Shakespeare since he was six. Additionally, he attended the British American Drama Academy in London where he attended a master class with Fiona Shaw of Harry Potter and also studied high comedy.

Besides acting, Hayden is an avid reader. Having learned to read at the age of two, his tastes range from Dickens and Stephen King. He is also a major film and television buff, particularly of horror and animation.  He strives to see at least 100 new releases a year and write about them in his journal. Hayden yearns to work in the next big Oscar darling!

Joe Pridemore

Joe was born in Los Angeles and has never lived any further east than New Mexico. That is where he found his love for acting. He continued to act when he moved to Las Vegas and received a nomination for Outstanding High School Actor by the Allied Arts Council of UNLV.

In 2017 Joe landed a role in a feature film about the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Two Thousand sixteen found Joe on the front page of ESPN’s fantasy site when they included a commercial he was in for FanDuel. In addition to music videos, short films and crime recreation shows, he has appeared on stage in numerous roles, but his favorite role on stage was playing Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of The Baskervilles at the Long Beach Playhouse.

Joe likes to stay fit and active, so if you ever see Joe riding his bike on the beach in Hermosa or hiking around Griffith Park don’t hesitate to say Hi !

Jeremy Winter

Jeremy has done a few strong credits while pursuing his career in acting thus far. His strongest credit was also his most recent being a feature film titled Alpha Delta Zatan, a feature about a haunted fraternity. He was able to book the lead role as Brice. His strongest stage credit was in college, during his senior year, where he played Jesus in the Musical Godspell. Another credit he added to his collection was winning runner up for actor of the year at the IMTA competition in New York in 2015 in the highest age group also winning the Improvisation category.

Jeremy has done a lot of training in his life for acting and dancing. He started out taking acting and singing classes while in high school which made him want to study it in college. Jeremy attended the University of Akron when out of high school. While there he studied under Jim Slowiak who taught him about the Stanislavskis method and the Grotowski method for acting and movement. Also taking a directing class from Jim as well. He also learned about the audition process, acting, voice work, improv, cold reading, script breakdown, monologues with Aubrey Caldwell M.F.A. At the University he also learned about jazz, tap, modern, ballet, and ballroom dancing. Taking classes from all different types of teachers, one being Mary Ann Black whom was an original member of A Chorus Line on Broadway. At Akron he spent 2 years taking singing lessons in pop, broadway and classical. He spent 5 years studding his craft there. After he graduated with a BA in Theatre he took more classes with an agency called Pro Model and Talent where he learned acting for camera, TV commercial work, cold reading, and improv. After moving to Los Angeles he started taking classes with Scott Sedita which consisted of monologues, commericals and co-star classes.

Jeremy has many interests in his life. He loves watching Cleveland sports teams play all the time. He is also involved in a flag football league at his work. He enjoys being very active. He goes to the gym 7 days a week and is a personal trainer and fitness coach. He has quite a few skills. He is a singer and has been since high school where he took part in the show choir his school had. He has been playing trumpet since he was 9, being in all the bands he could be in (concert, jazz and marching band) where marching band was his favorite. He is able to walk on his hands. One night in his friend basement he wanted to learn how to do a handstand but instead he learned to walk on them. He was a competitive swimmer growing up and throughout high school. He was the sprinter of his team swimming freestyle every year and becoming captain his senior year of high school. His favorite skill is that he is a ballroom dancer. He learned in college around 20 styles of ballroom and also competed in it while in school. He loves dancing and teaching people how to dance. Acting has always been his number one passion in his life. Ever since his first production in 8th grade he has loved the way he is able to entertain people. That’s why he became an actor in the first place. His goal is to become and actor because he wants to entertain people around the world. If he can make someone laugh, cry, get angry or whatever, that means he did his job right. He wants to make some sort of impact in people’s lives. He loves actin and he loves entertaining. That’s his purpose in life.

Tamboura Baptiste

Tamboura Baptiste has been involved in the world of performing arts from a very young age. He had his first acting experience at the age of six, playing the Emperor in the musical, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. Throughout his youth, he studied the violin and performed with the New York youth Symphony in Carnegie Hall at the age of 17. Tamboura has acted in several national commercials including Chrysler, Volvo and Pizza Hut.

Tamboura studied acting at Pomona College in Claremont, CA where he learned the trade of method acting and performed in several stage productions including the Phyllis Nagy play, “Weldon Rising” in which he played the role of Marcel, the drag queen. Tamboura received a Bachelor’s degree in theater performance from Pomona College in 1998.

Tamboura moved to Los Angeles after graduating college to continue honing his craft of acting. He has acted in student films, music videos, and most recently a filmed scene called “Conversation” which he wrote, directed and produced. In “Conversation”, three friends are gathered around a dining room table talking about the current state of the music industry. The laid back nature of the scene reveals Tamboura’s ability to capture the viewer’s attention with a very natural and minimalistic approach to playing a character.

As Tamboura continues to build his career as an actor, he also works as a professional freelance violinist. He performs various gigs such as weddings, private dinners, birthday parties and even street performs occasionally. Tamboura has recorded a couple albums which feature his violin playing in both the Classical and Contemporary genres. Tamboura has a deep passion for the arts and is looking forward to working with others who also share that deep passion. He looks forward to sharing the magic that he knows he can create on stage or on screen.

Christopher B. Westbrook

Born in Cleveland, grew up in Atlanta, studied in Chicago, and now working out of LA; Christopher has been acting since he was little, appearing on Cartoon Network and “Cartoon Cartoon Fridays.” While in high school, Christopher worked on 20+ productions, and was nominated for the Shuler Hensley award for his comedic portrayal of Max in “Sound of Music.” He came to LA after receiving a BA in acting from Columbia College Chicago and has also trained at USC, DePaul, Second City, and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. He has learned from some of the industry’s greats, including Sheldon Patinkin and Anne Libera (both of Second City fame;) they were two of the biggest influences during his time in Chicago. Christopher has worked in all kinds of environments and in different countries. From sold out black box theaters in Dublin to 600 seat theaters in Atlanta. In Los Angeles, he continues to work on his acting and stage combat with the help of great teachers.

Micheal Robinson Jr.

Micheal Robinson Jr. was born in Washington D.C on April 24, 1993. After participating in his elementary school production of A Christmas in Bethlehem, his parents knew that they had a true performer. Since that day even at a young age Micheal knew that he wanted to show the world what he was capable of and what he could bring to the acting world. Memorizing scenes from different shows and movies helped him realize that he wanted to be in front of the camera.

After transferring high schools Micheal joined the drama club and started helping out and performing in different stage productions such as Annie, Hairspray, and The Lion King. After graduating he came across a small conservatory called The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown, Washington D.C. where he studied the basics of acting and played the roles of John Proctor in The Crucible and Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest. A year later he took on the role of James Early in a production of Dream Girls and was able to showcase and small performance of a selected scene for a Hair show.

A couple of months later Micheal moved to California and started taking acting classes taught by Joan McMurtey (How to Get Away with Murder), Caroline Aaron (Edward Scissorhands and 21 Jump Street), Kathleen Wilhoite (Pepper Ann), and Julie Janney (Scream 3). So far he has worked on How to Get Away with Murder, Feature Film 1989, has been featured on two shows for AwesomenessTV, and was cast in a pilot still being pitched to networks called Living it Up.

Micheal also excelled in sports playing basketball, football, running track, and even taking taekwondo classes making it all the way to his red belt. He feels that having these special skills will help him stand out from others and help him earn that Oscar that he’s always dreamed of.

Kareem Stroud

Kareem Stroud born in Brooklyn New York October 21, 1990; a joyous kid seemingly meant to entertain, but it wasn’t until his family decided to move down south to Houston Texas, where he caught the acting bug watching his older sister command the stage in a junior high school rendition of the Loraine Hansberry classic play A Raisin in the Sun. Since that day he knew he wanted to somehow captivate not only a small auditorium audience, but the world. Entering into Ronald Martins class of performing arts; indulging in his craft performing in many plays and showcases across the state of Texas. Kareem also excelled in athletics playing high school basketball and football, which in turn lead to him receiving the opportunity to play college basketball at Stevenson University in Maryland, earning a degree in Business Administration and a double minor in Economics and Theater. Upon graduating in 2013 he began his career in the film industry appearing in small roles on television shows such as HBO Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Fox’s Gotham, House of cards, HBO Crime starring John Tuturro, also landing a lead roles in the indie films Transpose the movie and The Ticket. Through hard work, patience, and persistence Kareem landed a lead role on the major network Investigation Discovery hit TV series Deadly Affairs. His star is continually growing as He’s been able snag roles on hit shows such as Showtimes Shameless and NBC’s Undateable live just to name a few. Amidst this journey he is always striving to be a little bit better than great!

Ace Hall

Ace Antonio Hall was born Acemandese Nzondi Hall in Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. He is the youngest son of painter, illustrator and songwriter, Christopher Hall, and RN Alice Hall (Thomas). He has an older sister, Carol Brown, an older brother Christopher Hall III, a deceased older sister, Patricia Hall and two half-siblings by his father’s other relationship. His father is African-American. His mother is African-American, and also has Irish and Cherokee ancestry.

When Ace was two-years-old, his family left their home in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and moved to Elmont, Long Island. Soon after, Ace moved to Jacksonville, Florida to be raised by his grandparents. Once he graduated from Jean Ribault Senior High School, he moved back to New York and received his BFA with a concentration in screenwriting from C. W. Post, Long Island University. He taught middle school English for over a decade before moving to Los Angeles and becoming a director of Education for the Sylvan Learning Center.

Hall made his professional writing debut in April 2013, when Montag Press published his young adult zombie novel, Confessions of Sylva Slasher. Since then, he has published several short stories in anthologies, magazines, online, and newspaper periodicals.

Hall has worked as an actor in principal roles for a few independent films, including playing the role of Prince Thun in AFTRA’s Radio Play: Flash Gordon, and landing the role of Vanessa Williams’ boyfriend/date in ABC’s Desperate Housewives.

Richard Gallegos

Richard Gallegos is an actor who has been a serious student of the craft for most of his life, and that endeavor has afforded him opportunities to perform in theatres throughout the United States, as well as parts of Mexico and Canada. Mr. Gallegos has a list of commercial credits, and has had the honor of performing at, and working with L.A. Theatre Works, Kirk Douglas Theatre, REDCAT, Theatre @ Boston Court, The Actors’ Gang, The Geffen Playhouse, Bootleg Theatre, The Company of Angels, The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, East West Players, Highways Performance Space, Grand Performances at Cal Plaza, Casa 0101, The Getty Villa, The Getty Center, L.A.T.C., Skirball Cutural Center, Pantages Theater, The Kennedy Center, Universal Studios Hollywood (various shows), and South Coast Rep’s studio series. In addition, he has proudly been a long time member of Critical Mass Performance Group, and Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide. He has toured internationally with Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide. Both latter companies collaboratively and imaginatively devise new and original theatre and/or dance/theatre works to much critical acclaim.

Hamzah Saman

Hamzah Saman was born in Beirut, Lebanon and came to the U.S. when he was 15 years old. Saman also starred as “Inmate 093” in Tom Six’s horror film trilogy, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015).  He played an Arab prisoner who becomes part of a 500-person centipede and shared an unforgettable scene with Eric Roberts. He was the second lead in the feature film Mobster (2013) as “Ido Ron”, which is about the head of the Israeli mob and a Special Agent working undercover. Mobster won Best of Festival at the 2013 Indie Fest USA International Film Festival.

Saman has trained in acting school in the advanced program with Eugene Buica, Lisa Robinson, and many others.  He participated in on camera auditions, various workshops and techniques, including Meisner and Michael Chekhov, cold readings, improvisations, monologues, and advanced scene studies. He also took college courses in theatre and drama studies, acting, voice work and improvisation.

He is proud of his role as “Thaer” in the short film Beirut Hide and Seek (2010), which won Best Short Film at the Evolution International Film Festival in 2012 and received honorable mention at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Saman also had a role in the Short Film For the Birds (2014), which won Best Live Action Short Film at the 2014 Cleveland International Film Festival and won Special Jury Award at the 2014 USA Film Festival. In addition, Saman speaks English and Arabic and has worked as a voiceover artist on the films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and Escape Plan (2013).

Saman is one of the first online Arab American Casting Directors with over 20,000 members worldwide. He worked as a Casting Associate on the documentary He Named Me Malala (2015) with the Oscar-winning director, Davis Gugenheim. Saman was also featured in Argo (2012) and served as a Casting Associate. Saman has been working to change the perception of Arab and Middle Eastern artists in Hollywood through his acting and casting work.

Tony Frazier

Tony loves performing in front of people, bottom line. He loves making people smile, laugh, cry, think, and all emotions possible.
    Recently you have seen Tony in two well received videos. One strictly on youtube which is Bart Baker’s Anaconda parody video where Tony plays a very convincing Sir-Mix-Alot. He also can be seen in the video of the popular Techno-pop band Galantis’s Peanut Butter and Jelly where he plays a grocery store dancer. Both videos have gotten rave reviews.
    Tony has had training from a few sources back in his native Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh with a Bachelor degree in Communications.  He studied theater under Professor Kenneth Hill for two years learning a great deal about performing. He also studied Voice and Diction while in college with Don Burdick. While in LA, Tony has taken classes under AIA (Actors in Action) as well as workshops.
    Tony, when not acting in any major blockbuster movies which is alot, is a DJ using his smooth silk voice to entertain men and women in a couple of clubs in the LA area. He has also been an on-air DJ at a couple of radio stations located back in Wisconsin. Tony, as mentioned before, loves to perform in front of people whether it’s doing a stand-up comedy routine or improv, to doing his favorite passion and hobby Karaoke. He loves “actin’ a fool.”
    So the future is bright for Tony Maurice Frazier. He’s looking forward to much work and opportunities in acting, performing and now writing. He is looking forward to working on the next Emmy or Oscar award winning project and to make a living at what he likes to do. . . performing.

Ronin Sides

   Ronin Sides started acting at the age of 7, playing the son of an American soldier in a USPS television promo. He went on to do roles in A&E Biography Channel’s “Prenup to Murder” and commercials for Max Tow Truck. He has trained for theater with Susan Harutunian and choir with Michael Wright. Ronin is also trained in martial arts and martial arts weapons such as the bo staff and nunchucks. His recent projects include a Buzzfeed commercial for Clean and Clear and enjoyed working with Pharrell Williams on his newly released music video entitled “Freedom.” Ronin also plays baseball and soccer, and enjoys spending time with his family in Los Angeles, California. He wants to continue to pursue acting in film and television.

Ace Antonio hall

Ace Antonio Hall was born Acemandese Nzondi Hall in Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. He is the youngest son of painter, illustrator and songwriter, Christopher Hall, and RN Alice Hall (Thomas). He has an older sister, Carol Brown, an older brother Christopher Hall III, a deceased older sister, Patricia Hall and two half-siblings by his father’s other relationship. His father is African-American. His mother is African-American, and also has Irish and Cherokee ancestry.

When Ace was two-years-old, his family left their home in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and moved to Elmont, Long Island. Soon after, Ace moved to Jacksonville, Florida to be raised by his grandparents. Once he graduated from Jean Ribault Senior High School, he moved back to New York and received his BFA with a concentration in screenwriting from C. W. Post, Long Island University. He taught middle school English for over a decade before moving to Los Angeles and becoming a director of Education for the Sylvan Learning Center.

Hall made his professional writing debut in April 2013, when Montag Press published his young adult zombie novel, Confessions of Sylva Slasher. Since then, he has published several short stories in anthologies, magazines, online, and newspaper periodicals.

Hall has worked as an actor in principal roles for a few independent films, including playing the role of Prince Thun in AFTRA’s Radio Play: Flash Gordon, and landing the role of Vanessa Williams’ boyfriend/date in ABC’s Desperate Housewives.