Guests

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Featured Guests

George Takei

George Takei

GEORGE TAKEI

George Takei is best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek.

He’s an actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, star of the upcoming Broadway musical Allegiance, host of the AARP-produced YouTube series Takei’s Take, and subject of To Be Takei, a documentary on his life and career.

Takei’s acting career has spanned five decades, with more than 40 feature films and hundreds of television guest-starring roles to his credit. Takei is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Actors’ Equity Association, and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

With the outbreak of World War II, Los Angeles, California-born Takei and his family were placed behind the barbed-wire enclosures of United States internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans. Takei spent most of his childhood at Camp Rohwer in the swamps of Arkansas and at wind-swept Camp Tule Lake in northern California. At the end of the war, Takei’s family returned to their native Los Angeles.

Inspired by this difficult chapter of American history, Takei developed the Broadway-bound musical Allegiance, an epic story of love, family and heroism in which he stars alongside Tony Award winner Lea Salonga. Allegiance’s record-breaking world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 2012 won multiple awards and will be followed by a Broadway run in 2015.

Now a community activist, Takei serves as chair of the council of governors of East West Players, the nation’s foremost Asian Pacific American theater. He is also a member of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender political organization. Takei is Chairman Emeritus of the Japanese American National Museum’s Board of Trustees; a member of the US-Japan Bridging Foundation’s Board of Directors; and served on the Board of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission under President Clinton. In recognition of his contribution to the Japan-United States relationship, Takei was conferred with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan in 2004.

To Be Takei, a Jennifer M. Kroot documentary on the life and career of Takei, premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2014 and was released in select theaters across North America in August 2014.

Takei shared a Grammy nomination with Leonard Nimoy in 1987 in the Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording category. Takei also received a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame in 1986. And in 1991 he left his signature and hand print, in cement, in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. His autobiography, To the Stars, was published in 1994, and in 2012 and 2013 he published Oh Myyy! There Goes The Internet, and its sequel, Lions And Tigers And Bears: The Internet Strikes Back – both about his forays on social media and the internet, making the Amazon e-book and paperback best-seller lists in 2012 and 2013.

Mashable.com has named Takei the most-influential person on Facebook, where currently he has more than 8.3 million likes. He has 1.5 million followers on Twitter.

Takei and his husband, Brad Takei, were married at the Japanese American National Museum on Sept. 14, 2008.

Appearance Courtesy of Galactic Productions -www.GalacticProductionsEvents.com

Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Janet Varney is a comedian, actor, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the voice of Korra on Nickelodeon's hit series The Legend of Korra. She also spent seven wonderful years hosting TBS's "Dinner and a Movie,” recurred on HBO's Entourage, was a series regular on the beloved E! and Yahoo series Burning Love seasons 1 and 3, and has made guest appearances in hit shows including How I Met Your Mother, Key and Peele, Psych, Bones, on the panel of Chelsea Lately, as a regular co-host on HuffPost Live, and has appeared in films such as Still Waiting, Drillbit Taylor and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Janet is the host of the popular Nerdist podcast The JV Club and the co-founder, creative director and producer of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, now in its 14th year.

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

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 his 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.

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols began her professional singing and dancing career in her home town, Chicago, at the tender age of 14. As a teenager she was discovered by the great Duke Ellington, who hired her to choreograph and perform a ballet for one of his musical suites, and finished the tour as his lead singer. Nichelle has performed in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including guest artist with Lionel Hampton’s band.

When Nichelle was cast by Gene Roddenberry to create Chief Communications Officer Lt. Uhura, fourth in command of the Starship Enterprise, in his legendary TV series Star Trek – in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King – it became “The first non-stereotypical role portrayed by a black woman in television history.” Nichelle subsequently co-starred in six blockbuster Star Trek motion pictures and is still in constant demand to appear before millions of “Trekkers” who keep the dream alive around the world.

Among her many notable TV and film credits, she co-starred with Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Coburn in the Disney motion picture Snow Dogs, with Ron Perlman and Daniel Riordan in the TV film Captain Zoom in Outer Space, and with Maxwell Caulfield and Levar Burton in the Sandy Howard film The Supernaturals, as well as singing and dancing with Sammy Davis Jr. in Porgy and Bess. Nichelle also co-starred on the NBC blockbuster television series “Heroes” as Micah’s grandmother Nana in the New Orleans storyline during Season 2.

Nichelle’s recent work in several independent features has allowed her to portray other challenging and varied characters. Among them, This Bitter Earth with Billy Dee Williams and Richard Roundtree, Tru Loved, co-starring with Jasmine Guy, The Torturer, a powerful three-character film/play that examines the psychological effect of our presence in Iraq, and Lady Magdelene’s, in which Nichelle both starred and Executive Produced. Lady Magdalene’s also showcases Nichelle’s talent as a singer and songwriter with two of her original compositions being used in the film.

She was twice nominated for the coveted Sarah Siddons Award for Best Actress for her performances in the theatre productions of Jenet’s The Blacks and the Oscar Brown Jr. musical Kicks and Company. She starred in the touring Broadway hits, Horowitz and Mrs. Washington, and Nunsense II. In her one-woman show, Reflections, she “becomes” twelve legendary female entertainers, using her beautiful three-octave vocal range to rave reviews.

Nichelle was guest soloist with the Erie Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra for their 80th Anniversary Celebration as well as the solo artist with the Symphony Orchestra of the California State University-Northridge, where she previously was commencement speaker for their School of Arts.

Nichelle was awarded her much deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 9, 1992. Just a few weeks before she became the first African-American to place her handprints and signature in the cement walk at the famous Mann’s (Grauman’s) Chinese Theatre along with her other command crew members of the Starship Enterprise who were also honored in a special exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, an unprecedented accolade for the entertainment industry.

Nichelle’s autobiography “Beyond Uhura”; her first sci-fi novel “Saturn’s Child”; and it’s sequel “Saturna’s Quest” received critical acclaim. Nichelle was conferred a Doctor of Arts, honoris causa, from Marywood College on their 80th anniversary at which she delivered the commencement address. In July 2002 she was inducted as an Honorary Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Nichelle’s public service activities have been equally outstanding. In 1977 and 1978, under contract to NASA, Nichelle took on the daunting task to successfully recruit the first women and minority astronauts for the Space Shuttle Program, for which she received NASA’s distinguished Public Service Award for her pioneering efforts. She supports astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison’s youth foundation The Earth We Share and continues as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Space Society.

In 2004 Nichelle was selected as one of the International Human Rights Consortium’s Fete d’Excellence Laureates. The commendation reads:

You have been selected for the Medaille d’Excellence 2004 in the category of ‘Edutainment.’ This is in recognition of your being a true innovator, a woman of courage and commitment to the deepest values of excellence through your artistry within the world of entertainment and also as an innovative educator and patron to learning and inspiring the budding minds and hearts of youth.

NASA and Nichelle are once again working together. Their focus is on President Obama’s STEM Initiative which encourages America’s youth to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as the US once again takes leadership in the advancement and exploration of space . At the behest of NASA Nichelle now travels to NASA Aames Research Center in California, Johnson Space Center in Houston TX, Cape Canaveral in Florida, NASA Headquarters in Washington DC and other youth oriented programs in support of STEM education and the space program. Partnering with Nichelle in these efforts is Ivor Dawson, the Founder of the Traveling Space Museum.

In addition to her work with NASA Nichelle is currently working with filmmaker Gilbert Bell on his new film project Omaha Street. Omaha Street will be shot with Nichelle serving in the dual role of Executive Producer and co-star.

To communicate with Nichelle:

Facebook = Nichelle Nichols Communication Page 
Website = www.Uhura.com

Appearance Courtesy of Galactic Productions -www.GalacticProductionsEvents.com

Amber Benson

Amber Benson

AMBER BENSON co-wrote and directed the animated web-series, The Ghosts of Albion, with Christopher Golden for the BBC. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Her solo novels, Death's Daughter, and, Cat's Claw, were published by Penguin - with a third book, Serpent's Stone. She is also the author of the middle grade book, Among The Ghosts, which is available now from Simon and Schuster. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has also directed three feature films, including her latest, Drones, which she co-directed with Adam Busch.

Austin St. John

Austin St. John

Austin St. John starred as “Jason Lee Scott, Red Ranger” in one of the most iconic, groundbreaking, live-action children’s television series of all time: The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (MMPR). The character of Jason embodies the classic superhero: brave in the face of adversity, an expert fighter, a leader, a team player, and champion of “the underdog.”

Austin was born into a family of “crime fighters” in Roswell, New Mexico. Every member of his family was, or is, in the military and/or law enforcement. His father, an expert in the martial arts, began training Austin when he was five years old. His Mother put him into his first Judo studio at that same age. Austin quickly learned that fighting was not about winning, and still holds the tenets of the martial arts close to his heart: courage, kindness, integrity, fitness, loyalty, discipline and humility.

As a military brat, Austin and his family relocated throughout his youth. He studied a multitude of mixed martial arts disciplines and even delved into the American sport of boxing. By his mid-teens, he had also become proficient with both firearms and throwing knives.

One day, a friend dared him to try out for a part in a brand new children’s series - Phantoms. Austin had never really considered acting and required more than just a little convincing. He finally agreed to go to the audition for two reasons: First, his very wise Mother encouraged him to do it, and second, a friend actually bet him twenty bucks that he’d land the part. Austin took the bet, went to the audition and eventually landed the role. He thanked his Mom, but actually still owes his buddy the twenty bucks...something they still joke about today!

After its debut in 1993 the show instantly became a worldwide phenomenon, and Austin went on to film eighty-one episodes of MMPR. The Power Rangers were everywhere, in action figures, posters, Halloween costumes, games, and much more. In an effort to put his new found fame to good use, he appeared in several carefully selected Public Service Announcements for charitable organizations, including “The Special Olympics” and DARE.

The series became so popular that when the Power Rangers held a series of shows at Universal Studios Hollywood, Tom Brokaw reported that they helped Universal set a single-day attendance record of 35,198 on Feb. 21st, 1994. The streets were choked with both cars and people for over eight miles down the 101 freeway.

Austin eventually left MMPR due to a contract dispute but later returned to film seventeen episodes as the Gold Ranger in a later series “Power Rangers: Zeo.” After that, Austin continued to be involved in many projects, including Turbo: A Power Ranger’s Movie, and Power Rangers: Forever Red. He hosted a TV special, Power Rangers: The Lost Episode and produced a children’s instructional video packaged with a book co-authored by Steve Rowe titled Karate Warrior: A Beginner’s Guide to Martial Arts.

After being in the spotlight for many years, Austin was ready for a break from Hollywood, so he decided to take a sabbatical and experience the world. Austin traveled and trained in martial arts all over the globe, and eventually ended up in the D.C. metro area where his family was living at the time.

A couple of friends who worked in the medical community suggested that he volunteer at the local rescue squad - he did, and loved it. He became a nationally registered paramedic (NREMT-P), and worked in the D.C. metro area in that capacity.

Coming from a military family, Austin has always felt the need to serve his country. He was at a time in his life when he was ready, willing, and able to answer that call. He accepted a position as a Medic and/or Tactical Medical Operator (TMO) and was attached to various US military operations overseas.

After several years as a Medic in Emergency Medical Services, Austin was again ready for a change. He began to consider his career options, and knew that whatever it was that he was going to do with his life, it had to be something he truly enjoyed. While working overseas, Austin received a phone call from fellow ranger Walter Jones, who had assured him that his MMPR fans were ready and waiting for him to come home. Austin was often recognized by his patients and military/contractor personnel. Many of them were fans of MMPR, and shared with Austin that his character was one of their childhood heroes. They hoped that he would consider acting again, or at least reconnecting with his loyal fans. They helped him make the decision to step back into the spotlight today; Austin St. John is now “Back to Action!”

Appearance Courtesy of Galactic Productions -www.GalacticProductionsEvents.com

Bruce Harwood

Bruce Harwood

Bruce has wanted to be an actor as long as he can remember, or at least as long ago as grade 3, when he played the top of a totem pole in a school play. However, he didn't start acting professionally until 1987, after graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. That year he received a supporting role in the Disney sci-fi mini-series EarthStar Voyager, and since then has worked on such shows as 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, The Outer Limits, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, Smallville and The Dead Zone. Back in 1993 he got a small part on a little-known TV series called The X-Files, which turned into a 9-year recurring part and a lead role in the short-lived spin-off, The Lone Gunmen. He makes Vancouver, Canada, his home with his wife of 16 years, and most recently appeared on the hit Canadian series, DaVinci's City Hall.

Carlos Ferro

Carlos Ferro

Carlos Ferro is one of the leading voice acting talents working in the industry today. A star of the award-winning, best-selling GEARS OF WAR, GEARS OF WAR 2 and GEARS OF WAR 3, Ferro is known to video game fans worldwide as the voice of COG soldier Dom Santiago. In addition to his work on GEARS, he is also known as the voice of Michael Corleone, head of the Corleone family in THE GODFATHER II and Leonardo da Vinci in ASSASSIN”S CREED 2, ASSASSIN’S CREED BROTHERHOOD and ASSASSIN’S CREED ASCENDANCE. Ferro has lent his voice to such well-known properties as FINAL FANTASY, BEWARE THE BATMAN, SCOOBY-DOO, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, JUSTICE LEAGUE, SPAWN, REIGN: THE CONQUERER, X-MEN: NEXT DIMENSION, TONY HAWK’S AMERICAN WASTELAND, SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, INDIANA JONES AND THE STAFF OF KINGS, RANGO THE VIDEOGAME as well as the popular SAINTS ROW and UNCHARTED franchises. Anime fans know him as the evil Thomas Waltham from GOLGO 13: QUEEN BEE. Ferro is also an accomplished actor and club DJ who has starred in landmark television shows such as STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and tours under his DJ moniker “the Domfather.”

Christopher Bevins

Christopher Bevins

Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has directed, cast, produced, acted in, and/or adapted scripts for over 100 anime series, movies and specials. His anime acting credits include Japan in Hetalia, Yogi in Karneval, Apollo in Aquarion, Amata in Aquarion EVOL, Fastener in Panty & Stocking, Gandhi in Nobunagun, Life Cool in Yurikuma Arashi, Hagakure in Danganronpa: The Animation, Lahar in Fairy Tale, Sherlock Holmes in Soul Eater, Lafitte and Shu Shu in One Piece, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Mercutio in Romeo x Juliet, Hanamori in Princess Jellyfish, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. He can also be heard as various characters and critters in Space Dandy, Attack on Titan, Toriko, Steins;Gate, Baccano!, Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Ouran High School Host Club, Sgt. Frog, Black Butler, Big Windup!, Shin chan, Fruits Basket, Case Closed and many more. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as the English-language voice of Dhalsim in the Street Fighter IV franchise, as well as numerous cannon-fodder characters in Borderlands 2.

 

Chris’ primary job is as a voice director, with casting and directing duties on Michiko & Hatchin, Princess Jellyfish, Karneval, Hetalia: The Beautiful World, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (with Taliesin Jaffe), Sengoku Basara, Aquarion EVOL, Jormungand, Last Exile – Fam, The Silver Wing, .hack//Quantum, King of Thorn, Heaven’s Lost Property, Samurai 7, Speed Grapher, Witchblade, El Cazador de la Bruja, Burst Angel, and Dragon Ball GT. His most recent directing work includes Danganronpa: The Animation, Ping Pong: The Animation, Yurikuma Arashi, Nobunagun, and Unbreakable Machine Doll.

 

Follow Christopher on Twitter @VoiceofBevins

D.C. Douglas

D.C. Douglas

D.C. Douglas will forever be known as either the sinister voice of Albert Wesker (“Resident Evil”), screaming “Chriiiisssss” as he melts in a lava lake, or as the soulful voice of Legion in the “Mass Effect” series, pulling on the heartstrings of fans around the world.

These roles are a far cry from his other roles, such as the persnickety alien Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise” or the logical autobot Chase on Discovery Family’s “Transformers: Rescue Bots.” And we can’t forget him as Bud in “Sharknado 2.”

In addition to his extensive character voice over work (see below for highlights) you’ve heard him on over 300 radio & TV commercials. You may also have seen him on “NCIS,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Workaholics,” “Charmed,” Criminal Minds,” “Castle,” “Star Trek: Enterprise” and many more TV shows. D.C. has been in many indie films you’ve never heard of, but Albert Wesker fans should check out “Apocalypse Kiss” if they want to see him with blonde hair and a tan.

ANIME & VIDEO GAME HIGHLIGHTS:
Naruto: Shippûden – Gari
Persona 4: Dancing All Night – (TBA 2015)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma – Azrael
Rune Factory 4 – Dylas, Badu
Tales of Graces f – President Paradine
Tales of Vesperia -Alexei Dinoia
Eternal Sonata – Jazz
.hack//G.U. – Gabi, Taihaku
Transformers: Rescue Bots – Chase (104 episodes)
Family Guy – Superman
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Albert Wesker
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D – Albert Wesker
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds – Albert Wesker
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles – Albert Wesker
Resident Evil 5 – Albert Wesker
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles – Albert Wesker
Mass Effect 2 & 3 – Legion
Street Fighter X Tekken – Raven, Eddie Gordo
Tekken 6 – Raven
The Crew – Bill Coburn
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Lekk-Ji, Kal Bedo, Various
MotorStorm: Apocalypse – Dice, Dusklight Manager
Xenosaga Episode III -Voyager – Black Testament
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Master

More details are available on his website: http://www.DCDouglas.com
Twitter: twitter.com/DC_Douglas
Facebook: facebook.com/mrdcdouglas

DAMEON CLARKE

DAMEON CLARKE

Clarke plays the role of Cell in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, as well as South Kai. He also plays Bear Thief, Tambourine and Bora in Dragon Ball and voiced the role for Future Gohan in Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks as well as in various flashbacks during DBZ. He played Demetrious, a Kanassan warrior that appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku. He also voiced Paragus in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan and was also the producer of the 9th movie, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound. Clarke also reprises his role as Cell in Dragon Ball Z Kai, credited as Dartanian Nickleback (like in the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series).

Some of his other roles include George Kaminski in Case Closed, Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist (first anime), Younger Toguro in Yu Yu Hakusho, Nathan Spencer in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, and Handsome Jack in Borderlands 2. He also played the main villain in the horror film How to Be a Serial Killer, which gave Clarke two awards: The New York City Horror Film Festival award for Best Actor in 2008, and the Shriekfest award for Best Actor in 2009.

Dan Wells

Dan Wells

New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells writes a little bit of everything, but is best known for his thriller series I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, and his post-apocalyptic teen series PARTIALS. His other novels include THE HOLLOW CITY, about schizophrenia, and A NIGHT OF BLACKER DARKNESS, which will debut as a stage production in October 2015. His novella "The Butcher of Khardov," based on the Warmachine tabletop game, was nominated for a Hugo Award--the first piece of media tie-in fiction ever nominated in a prose category. He has received many other Hugo nominations for his podcast Writing Excuses, including one win in 2013; the podcast has also received several Parsec Awards, runs its own writing retreat, and in 2014 published a combination anthology/textbook called SHADOWS BENEATH. Also in 2014, Dan compiled and edited an anthology called ALTERED PERCEPTIONS, designed to raise awareness of mental illness. Dan's novel I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER is soon to be a major motion picture, filming in Spring of 2015, to be released sometime in 2016. Dan lives in Utah with his wife and five children; he has also lived in Germany and Mexico, and loves to travel every chance he gets. He owns more than 350 boardgames, which makes it more of an addiction than a hobby, but he loves the symptoms and refuses to seek help.

David Yost

David Yost

Appearance Courtesy of Galactic Productions -www.GalacticProductionsEvents.comDavid Yost is an American actor most notably known for his role as Billy, the Blue Ranger on the international television series The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Yost completed over 200 episodes of the series and starred in the feature film Power Rangers: the Movie. The feature film was produced by some of Hollywood’s leading producers like Jon Landau (Titantic & Avatar) and Suzanne Todd (the Austin Powers franchise & Alice in Wonderland).

Yost was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa but moved around considerably while growing up as child. He has been able to call Death Valley, CA, Denver, CO and Billings, MT home. He graduated high school from Amador Valley High located in Pleasanton, CA. Yost attended Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa graduating with a degree in Communications and Dramatic Arts. Like many actors, Yost moved to Hollywood with the dream of making it big and within three months of being in the city, he landed the role of Billy, the computer literate superhero, on Power Rangers.

Since leaving the series, Yost has turned his attention to behind-the-scenes work in the Entertainment Industry. He has worked on and produced many reality television shows most notably The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Bravo and Temptation Island for FOX. He recently completed the second season of NTSF:SD:SUV:: - a comedy spoof of shows like CSI or NCIS and just finished production on NEWSREADERS – a comedic take on the people who bring us the news. As well as being a producer, Yost has held the title of Director of Production at the Sci Fi Lab, a television development entity for the SyFy Channel and Manager of Licensing for Pioneer/Geneon Entertainment in which he sold completed television series to international distributors, domestically closing deals with MTV & Showtime.

Yost is involved with several charitable organizations. He starred in the play Fallen Guardian Angels at the Complex in Los Angeles which benefited AIDS Project L.A. (APLA). The play was about six different individuals dealing with HIV/AIDS in various situations. The proceeds from the play went to benefit Children’s Hospital AIDS Center and the entire production raised over $25,000. Yost is credited with raising $5,000 for the hospital and the reviews for his performance from LA Weekly Theatre were highly favorable. Yost continues to raise money and advocate for APLA as well as Project Angel Food and The Trevor Project.

Appearance Courtesy of Galactic Productions -www.GalacticProductionsEvents.com

Dean Haglund

Dean Haglund

DEAN HAGLUND

Dean is known the world over as “Langly”, one of The Lone Gunmen, a role he played for nine seasons on the hit Fox TV series The X-Files and its spin-off series, The Lone Gunmen. Dean’s recent television appearances include a guest-starring role on Bones and as the host of seven-hour Ghost Adventures – Live for the Travel Channel. His additional television credits includeV.I.P., Sliders, Home Improvement, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and The Commish.

His feature credits include The X-Files: Fight the Future, Face of Terror (with Rick Schroeder) and Spectres (for director Phil Leirness), as well as sci-fi adventure Atlantis Down and the ensemble gambling drama Rough Hustle. A long-time improvisational comedian,Dean got his start in the renowned Vancouver Theatre Sports League, has performed with the Groundlings and Second City, has headlined numerous comedy clubs throughout North America and is a regular performer at the Improv in Los Angeles. For the past few years, Dean has toured the world with his one-man improv “X-Files” show, playing to sold out houses and rave reviews, as well as appearing at countless science-fiction, paranormal and conspiracy-based conventions and events each year.

As a writer, he has penned Never a Dull Moment for Canadian television and the Dark Horse comic book The Lone Gunmen. Along with Phil Leirness, Dean co-hosts a weekly podcast.

Deep Roy

Deep Roy

Deep Roy was born in Nairobi, Kenya. His birth name is Gordeep Roy, which means 'God's Light.' He has been acting for more than 30 years taking on some great roles that include working for Tim Burton on several pictures including CORPSE BRIDE (he voiced the character of General Bonesapart) and PLANET OF THE APES where he portrayed Thade's Niece! He soared to worldwide popularity in another Tim Burton film CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY where he got to work side by side with actor Johnny Depp playing the infamous Oompla Loompa! To STAR WARS fans around the world however, Deep will always be known as the pudgy band member DROOPY MC COOL in the Sy Snootles & Max Reebo Band, who was seen in Jabba’s Palace in RETURN OF THE JEDI. Other large commercial films include THE NEVER ENDING STORY and Disney’s THE HAUNTED MANSION. DR. WHO fans will always remember him as Mr. Sin!!!! A little trivia fact for you: There are 165 Oompa-Loompas in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Deep plays ALL of them. For this role, he had to take Pilates and dance lessons in preparations for the four musical numbers.

Garth Graham & Michael “Mookie” Terracciano (Starpower)

Garth Graham & Michael “Mookie” Terracciano (Starpower)

Michael Terracciano and Garth Graham spent years working on the fantasy webcomics "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire" and "Finder's Keepers" respectively. Having finished their previous projects, they teamed up to start the sci-fi superhero space adventure, "STAR POWER!" It tells the story of the last of the Star Powered Sentinels as she protects and explores a galaxy that is far more dangerous, and more wondrous, than she ever imagined. Michael and Garth hope to make superheroes fun again, and to create a world you want to escape to, not from. Follow their interstellar quest at starpowercomic.com!

Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry)

Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry)

Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry) is the author of the New York Times best-selling Lost Fleet series and Lost Stars series, as well as the Stark’s War and Sinclair/”JAG in space” series, and the stand-alone alternate American Civil War novella The Last Full Measure.  His most recent books are Lost Stars - Perilous Shield, and Beyond the Frontier - Steadfast in the Lost Fleet series.  In December 2014, Audible will begin publishing his "steampunk with dragons" series starting with The Dragons of Dorcastle.  John's works have been published in eleven languages, and have sold more than 1.6 million copies worldwide.  His short fiction includes a wide variety of works covering time travel, alternate history, space opera, military SF, fantasy, and humor.  His most-recently published short story is The War of the Worlds, Book One, Chapter Eighteen, The Sergeant Major (a previously unknown lost chapter to the classic novel).  John has also written a fair amount of non-fiction, including articles on real declassified Cold War plans for US military bases on the Moon, and Liberating the Future: Women in the Early Legion (of Superheroes) in Sequart's Teenagers From the Future.  At somewhat erratic intervals he presents his talk on Everything I Needed To Know About Quantum Physics I Learned From The Three Stooges, showing how Stooge skits illustrate principles of quantum physics as well as the occasional Newtonian law of motion or relativistic concept.

 

John is a retired US Navy officer, who served in a wide variety of jobs including surface warfare (the ship drivers of the Navy), amphibious warfare, anti-terrorism, intelligence, and some other things that he's not supposed to talk about.  Being a sailor, he has been known to tell stories about Events Which He Says Really Happened (but which cannot be verified by any independent sources).  This experience has served him well in writing fiction.

 

He lives in Maryland with his indomitable wife “S” and three great kids (all three on the autism spectrum).

Jason Little

Jason Little

Jay is an award-winning freelance game designer with more than 20 years of experience in the hobby gaming industry. Jay has traveled across the United States and to England to share his game design, development, and industry experience with a variety of audiences. In addition to his freelance work, Jay also teaches Game Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 

Jon St. John

Jon St. John

Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14.

His vocal abilities and production expertise landed him various radio jobs across America in cities such as New Orleans, Birmingham, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

Over his 30 year broadcast and voice-acting career Jon has provided voice-overs for countless commercial, infomercial, multi-media, and video game projects.

Best known as the voice of the first famous FPS - DUKE NUKEM, Jon is also heard on games such as: World of Warcraft, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, The Die Hard Trilogy, Heroes of Newerth, Call of Cthulu, Rochard, Twisted Metal4, Guild Wars 2, Counter-Strike, DoTA, Star Trek: Online, and D&D Neverwinter, to name just a few.

Jon is often heard on national advertising campaigns such as Cirque Du Soleil-Totem, Ford, Concert Tours such as Steely Dan, Bill Maher, and Barry Manilow, and TV promos on Nickelodeon. Jon has also provided various character voices for attractions at theme parks such as Legoland California, Dollywood in Tennessee, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.

An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans, and he acknowledges that they are among the reasons for his success in the industry.

Karan Ashley

Karan Ashley

Karan Ashley has had a career that has span over 20 years as an actress, singer, radio show host, reality star, writer and TV and film producer. Karan Ashley is currently working on the projects: Uncensored Reality, Uncensored Radio and Grow Up Already

She began her entertainment career as a child singer in the girl group KRUSH. They were signed to Perspective, A&M Records and had their first single, “Let’s Get Together” on the Mo Money soundtrack. They worked under the world famous Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as their exclusive artists. She has an extensive background in dancing and was able to choreograph KRUSH’s dance routines alongside the world famous Tina Landon. With the group they earned a platinum record and had a hit dance song, Let’s Get Together (So Groovy Now) and worked with such artists as Janet Jackson, Johnny Gill, Karen White, Lo-Key and Mint Condition.

After 5 years in KRUSH, Karan decided to dive head first and begin an acting career. She did several national commercials for such companies as Southwest Airlines, TGI Fridays, Chevrolet and AT&T.

Her big break came when she went to an open call audition and beat out over 10 thousand hopefuls and landed the role of Aisha the Yellow Power Rangers on the #1 kids show in America, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. She was able to do over 80 episodes and star in the hit movie “Power Rangers the Movie” that was released by 20th Century Fox.

Not stopping there she has beat the pavement for years and has been on many different TV shows and films such as, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, The Steve Harvey Show, One on One, The Parkers, Kenan & Kel, Chat Room, The Opposite Sex, Taylor’s Wall, Wicked Weekend, Jazz Scene, The Encounter and many other projects. She has worked with many successful companies such as MTV, BET, ABC, Nickelodeon, Disney, The WB, 20th Century Fox, Asiatic Productions and formed the production company GAG Order films.

Although acting is her passion, while with GAG Order Films, she ventured into producing, writing and has starred in two feature films, Unto Thee and Devon’s Ghost. In both films she served as lead actress, writer and producer. Both films did well in film festivals and sold in over 17 countries in DVD sales. She worked as a producer for BET and did exclusive work with their BET on Jazz channel. She also produced a TV talk show with Sheryl Underwood that premiered on UPN.

She branched out on her own to form her very own production company and produced two television pilots. Her production company, KASH Pictures and Entertainment produced, created and wrote, A Day in the Life. A Day, paired Karan and Kel Mitchell as co-hosts to a reality based talk show. She also produced, created and wrote a show called Turning Point which she submitted to the OWN network and received over 14 thousand votes in one week.

Karan pushes herself creatively and is very proud of her latest project, Grow Up Already, where she is executive producer and creator. Grow up Already is a 30-minute sitcom starring Karan, Don “DC” Curry, Wesley Jonathan, Alisa Reyes, Katrina Johnson, Anneliese vanderPol, and many other talented actors. Comedy has always been a love of hers and she is in the process of selling this project to a network.

During the production of Grow Up Already, Karan got an email from Jeffrey Emmette asking her to come on his radio show Uncensored Radio. From their very first conversation they had chemistry so when Jeff asked Karan to come on as a guest host she could not refuse the offer to join this hilarious show. Her role on the show grew fast and she now sits a producer, contributor and moderator. The show and the process of creating this show daily was so interesting that when Jeff brought up the idea of doing Uncensored Reality, Karan’s producing and creative wheels started turning. Long story short they recently shot 3-episodes and are in editing!

Even though Karan Ashley has worn many hats she still has the desire to take her career to an all new level and studies with BANG Improv. She is first and foremost an actress and never wants to stop honing her craft. She also makes several personal appearances at conventions that host thousands who still want to meet their childhood hero from Power Rangers. She never forgets the original audience that supported her. With a hit show under her belt and a platinum album, she still considers herself a beginner in this business and is excited at the possibilities to come.

Karan Ashley is currently working on the projects: Uncensored Reality, Uncensored Radio and Grow Up Already.

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Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

From Animation to Games to TV, Kari Wahlgren has appeared in a wide range of projects in her career.

Anime audiences were first introduced to Kari as the Vespa-riding, guitar-bashing Haruko in “FLCL.”  Since then, she has played a number of anime roles, including Celty in ‘Durarara’, Saber in ‘Fate Zero’, Kagami in ‘Lucky Star’, Saya and Diva in ‘Blood+’, Robin in ‘Witch Hunter Robin’, Fuu in ‘Samurai Champloo’, Anemone in ‘Eureka 7’, Tayuya in ‘Naruto’, and Blue Rose in ‘Tiger and Bunny.’

Kari is also known for her voiceover work in original animation.  She plays Tigress in Nickelodeon’s “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”, Li’l Suzy in “Phineas and Ferb”, Shellsea in the Disney Channel’s “Fish Hooks,” Jessica on Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty”,  Charmcaster on “Ben 10”, Emma Frost in “Wolverine and the X-Men”, Ketta on “Breadwinners”, the Enchantress and Jane Foster on “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”, Faragonda on “WINX club”, Kimmy in ‘Sym-Bionic Titan’, and the underage temptress Anka on “Archer.”  She performed various roles on the FX series “Chozen” and HBO’s “The Life and Times of Tim,” and played Nova, the Yellow Monkey, in “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!”  Kari’s other credits include The Regular Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Bubble Guppies, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Henry Hugglemonster, Kim Possible,  Shrek III, Disney’s “BOLT”, “Planes” and “Tinkerbell” movies, “Tangled Ever After”, “The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning” and the Oscar-winning short ‘Paperman.’

Kari can be heard in over a hundred video games, including the Jedi Female Knight in “Star Wars: the Old Republic,” Courtney in ‘Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’, Gwen Stacy in “The Amazing Spiderman”, Ashe in Final Fantasy XII, Shelke in Final Fantasy: Dirge of Cerebus, Raine in Tales from Symphonia, Zatanna in Justice League Heroes and Arcee in Transformers.  Other games that Wahlgren has worked on include Rogue Galaxy, Dead or Alive Extreme 2, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Tekken 5, Command and Conquer III, Star Wars: the Force Unleashed, Star Wars: Empire at War, Star Wars Episode III: Return of the Sith, Armored Core IV, Guild Wars 2, and all three games in the Xenosaga series.  

Kari occasionally steps out from behind the microphone to do on-camera work.  She played the recurring role of Helen in the wizarding office on Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”, appeared on ‘Criminal Minds’, and portrayed Tink in the indie film “Neverland.”  She has also appeared in commercials for Swiffer (Yes, she was the ‘Mud Girl’), T.J. Maxx, Lexus and Rolling Rock.

Marble Hornets

Marble Hornets

Marble Hornets (youtube.com/MarbleHornets) was created by Troy Wagner and Joseph DeLage during the particularly boring summer of 2009. Based on an idea spawned on the SomethingAwful.com forums, the series has overcome a near complete lack of budget through the use of a first person narrative that helps create an atmosphere that portrays a sense of fear from both the seen and unseen. This limited perspective and cryptic responses from the ever-present “totheark” has helped provoke discussion on many message boards across the internet and helped to boost what started as a pastime into a channel boasting over 360,000 total subscribers and over 70 million total upload views with minimal self-promotion. With this overwhelming show of support from its fans, the series now has its first two seasons available on DVD. The series was also an official honoree at the 15th annual Webby Awards in 2011.
Troy acts as co-creator, director, and editor of Marble Hornets, as well as playing Jay, the “narrator” of the series. He has also been working for multiple production companies on various commercial and narrative film projects in the Birmingham, AL area since 2005. In December of 2011, Troy graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Production and a minor in Theatre.

Joseph, in stark contrast with Troy, had absolutely no experience in film in any shape, way, or form prior to his involvement in Marble Hornets. In addition to being a co-creator of the series, Joseph also plays Alex, whose tapes first captured images of The Operator. While he started out as a trumpet performance major at the University of Alabama, he has since switched to a media production major.

After meeting Troy Wagner through a mutual friend in late 2008 and bonding over a mutual love of offbeat humor and Monkey Island adventure games, Tim Sutton eventually became Troy’s “Hey, do you want to be in my videos?” guy. Having become a fan favorite, Timothy has been promoted from just a pretty face to a full-fledged writer for the series. He recently graduated from the University of Alabama as a film production major .

If you enjoy their work on Marble Hornets, perhaps you would enjoy something completely different. Between seasons and sometimes when they just feel like it, Troy, Joseph, and Tim will make a silly video and post it on their alternate channel, troyhasacamera on YouTube.

A Marble Hornets feature film is heading to the big screen in 2014.

Mark Hodder

Mark Hodder

Mark Hodder is descended from John Angell, a pirate who sailed with Captain Kidd. According to family legend, Angell invested most of his ill-gotten gains in land, particularly in Angell Town near Brixton in London. Anyone who can provide irrefutable legal evidence that they are descended from Angell will inherit the land, which is now worth many millions. Over the course of generations, members of the family have lost a fortune trying to prove the link, and many people who have no connection with the family at all have adopted the Angell name in order to make a claim. As a result, the family tree is extremely tangled and a legal connection to the pirate’s treasure is almost certainly impossible to establish.

Mark’s great-grandfather was Doctor Albert Leigh, who went to medical school with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The two men were great friends—they joined the Freemasons together—and Sir Arthur presented Albert with a complete set of Sherlock Holmes first editions, all inscribed: To dear Leigh, from your friend Doyle. They would fetch a fortune at auction today. Unfortunately, upon Leigh’s death in 1944, his housekeeper (who was also his mistress) made off with the volumes.

Thus it is that two great fortunes have eluded Mark Hodder.

Denied money-for-nothing and the luxury, idleness, and indulgences it would bring, Mark had little option but to draw on his sole talent and labour as a copywriter. Initially, he wrote scripts for commercial radio but then moved to the BBC, where he worked for a near-decade.

By 2007, his piratical genes rebelled and he decided to quit the rat race and live in the sun. He moved to Valencia, Spain, to live with his Spanish partner, with whom he now has twins, and to teach English. However, upon his relocation, he was given the opportunity to write a novel. The result was THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF SPRING HEELED JACK, which promptly went on to win the Philip K. Dick Award. Sequels followed: THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE CLOCKWORK MAN, EXPEDITION TO THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON, THE SECRET OF ABDU EL YEZDI, THE RETURN OF THE DISCONTINUED MAN and the last in the series, THE RISE OF THE AUTOMATED ARISTOCRATS. He’s also written a freestanding novel, A RED SON ALSO RISES, and a number of short stories. Mark is currently working on a new series, which he describes as an “inner space opera.”

Matt McElroy

Matt McElroy

Matt M McElroy is the Director of Publishing for DriveThruRPG.com and related sites. Here, he works with pubishers to deliver yourfavorite RPGs in digital and print editions. A long-time horror, dark
fantasy, and dark science fiction fan, he is also the owner of Flames Rising Press which publishes the type of fiction and games he loves.
Matt has also done freelance development for Vampire: the Masquerade and Hunter: the Vigil.

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Actor/comedian Phil LaMarr is best known as a cast member of Fox's "Mad TV" and as the guy who got his brains blown out in PULP FICTION. He has also appeared in the films, IT'S PAT (the writers are friends from the Groundlings), BIO-DOME (the director's a friend from college) and EAT YOUR HEART OUT (no reason).

A native of Los Angeles, Phil was a member of The Groundlings, the award-winning sketch and improv comedy group. In addition, he has studied improv at Second City and at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago with Del Close. Phil has also improvised with Cold Tofu, Off the Wall, and the Purple Crayon of Yale University of which he was a founding member.

His television credits include guest starring on “Happy Endings,” “State of Georgia,” “Castle,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Big Time Rush” "Cold Case,""Reno 911," "Without A Trace," "The Bernie Mac Show," "NYPD Blue," "Living Single," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Murphy Brown." His stage credits include: THE TEMPEST, AS YOU LIKE IT, GUYS AND DOLLS, ASYLUM at The Actors Gang, and South Coast Repertory's MAKE THE BREAK and Sacred Fools Theatre's inaugural production of THE FATTY ARBUCKLE SPOOKHOUSE REVUE.

Phil was profiled in TV Guide for his voice-over work as well, which includes featured roles in HOODWINKED TOO!, ZAMBEZIA and MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA; regular roles on the animated series "Futurama," "Kaijudo," Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends," "Static Shock," "Ozzy & Drix," "Evil con Carne," "Samurai Jack" and "Justice League Unlimited" as well as recurring roles on "King of the Hill," "Family Guy," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Young Justice” "The Proud Family," and "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron."

Phil has had a good time doing voices for video games as well. He can be heard on such projects as METAL GEAR SOLID 4, DOOM 3, JAK 3, MERCENARIES 2, MEN OF VALOR, DARKSIDERS, RAGE, INFAMOUS 2, and DEAD ISLAND

On the big screen, LaMarr has also appeared in the comedies STEP BROTHERS, KILL THE MAN, FREE ENTERPRISE, CHERISH and MANNA FROM HEAVEN. As well as SPEAKING OF SEX with Bill Murray and Catherine O'Hara and Rodney Dangerfield’s BACK BY MIDNIGHT. Phil also played the lead role in director Tim Russ’ A NIGHT AT THE BIJOU, had a supporting role in QUID PRO QUO, a 2008 Sundance Film Festival selection in the Spectrum category and a cameo in SPIDER-MAN 2, which will wind up paying more in residuals than all of the others combined.

Recently, Phil took on the role of “Cowboy Curtis” in THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW both on Broadway and in the Emmy-nominated HBO special and appeared in the Dreamworks feature REAL STEEL with Hugh Jackman

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Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

 

The yes-it’s-true-born-and-raised-in-Los-Angeles-because-someone-had-to-be Rachel Robinson’s voice spans the arenas of video games, animation, national commercials, promos and now, most recently, anime.

She is likely best known for her role as Oerba Yun Fang, of Final Fantasy XIII, reprising it in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and for the third and last time in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy. Despite popular opinion she is in fact not Australian; but is happy she was able to convince people otherwise. She will also be voicing Vorazun, in Blizzard’s much anticipated StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, and plays Nova in the just-released There Came an Echo, an already well-received voice-controlled strategy game starring Wil Wheaton.

Other new game roles include the Time Patroller in DBZ: Xenoverse; Dread Queen Serqet and Medusa skins in Smite, and coming soon; The President in Bombshell. Additional noted roles (including but not limited to): Argonian Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors and Hagraven - The Elder Scrolls Online, Charr Rox Whetstone + ancillaries - Guild Wars 2, Celsius - Tales of Xillia (1 and 2), Holly Whyte - Bravely Default, Commander Nowak – Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut, Female Veteran – Defiance, Sara Sidle – CSI: Fatal Conspiracy, and currently about 12 roles in Firefall that range in dialect and volume from Texan to Australian to Irish to Mid-Atlantic to Ukranian and tons in between.

In anime, she was just announced as Ohgami in Danganronpa: The Animation (which we sat on for a year!), Haruka in The Rolling Girls and Commander in Nobunagun. She is also in several of Funimation’s other current simuldubs including Tokyo Ghoul and Yurikuma Arashi. She continues on her known villainous path, voicing Cameran in Sailor Moon (Viz) and Misako in Psycho Pass II. She’s barked as Nazi vampire Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate; cajoled as Empress Megaria in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters; and kiah’d as Uncho Kan'u in Ikki Tousen. Other warblings include Queen Elizabeth II - Hetalia: The Beautiful World; Lidvia Lorenzetti - A Certain Magical Index II, Yuki Mizushima - The Devil is a Part Timer!, various roles in both Attack on Titan and Space Dandy, and currently many other projects that are still, maddeningly, under wraps.

Arbitrary oddity presents a claymated Pamela Anderson and Verne Troyer in Celebrity Death Match, 2 bitchy girls in American Dad!, Vera Cortez in the online comic companion piece to Dead Space, and Mary; Mother of Jesus, in That Darn Jesus in Universal Remote; as well as many other auxiliary hither-and-yon  characters. Rachel also writes, sings, and paints. Portraits or walls.  She has a BFA from Syracuse University in Film/Art with concentration in writing, is a classically trained pianist, an excellent driver and knows the military alphabet.

She is happy to be returning to ConnectiCon for the 4th time, and since it was the first con she guested at, it’s a little extra special.

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Rika Muranaka

Rika Muranaka

In the last 20 years, Rika composed & produced themes to some of Konami’s most successful & award-winning AAA game titles. Rika worked on projects such as Silent Hill, the renowned Metal Gear Solid & the sequels Sons of Liberty, Snake Eater, & Guns of the Patriots, & has played a fundamental role in shaping the tone of dramatic on screen events, which elevated the cinematic experience for gamers worldwide.

Rika collaborated & hired Hollywood film composer Harry Gregson-Williams at the Media Ventures studio in Venice Beach California to work with me on the Konami’s biggest selling AAA video game called “Metal Gear Solid”.

She also worked on music to the 2007 feature-length film Broken English Produced & directed by famous Hollywood film maker family, Zoe Cassavetes. This music was created for Academy award winning composer, Hans Zimmer’s music library called extreme music.

Far from selling out, Rika works with Konami & various record companies in Japan. Her projects have allowed her to bring some of the top jazz artists in the industry into the fold, including Gerald Albright, Peter Erskine, Robert Irving lll, Kevin Eubanks & Hubert Laws etc.

Rika successfully combines my abilities as a performer, composer, & producer, into a unique package. She has sold over 40 million copies of video games, combined with CDs through out the world.

Ryan McPartlin

Ryan McPartlin

Ryan McPartlin

McPartlin's first acting role was on The Nanny with Fran Drescher as a Leonardo DiCaprio-type character in a Titanic spoof. McPartlin has been mostly known for his role as Hank Bennett on the popular soap opera Passions replacing Dalton James from April 2001 until June 2004 and made a brief appearance in the series L.A. 7 as Ryan. McPartlin worked with Drescher again as Riley Martin on the television sitcom Living with Fran playing her much younger live-in boyfriend. McPartlin also played Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb on NBC's Chuck from 2007 to 2012. In mid-2011, McPartlin appeared in Sugarland's music video "Stuck Like Glue" as a man being stalked and abducted by lead singerJennifer Nettles. In March 2012, McPartlin began working with the website LiveLifeLocal to help promote active lifestyles and is filming a series of videos for the site. In 2014, he portrayed the recurring roles of police detective Dwayne Freeman on Mystery Girls and Billy the fireman on Bad Judge.

Samm Levine

Samm Levine

Samm Levine's first breakout role was as a member of the "geek" half of the short lived cult hit, Freaks and Geeks (1999). The following year, he rejoined "Freaks and Geeks" producer, Judd Apatow, for another widely praised coming of age series, Undeclared (2001). That same year, Samm made his feature debut in the raucous teen spoof, Not Another Teen Movie (2001). Since then, he has appeared in over 60 films and television shows, including the Oscar winning Quentin Tarantino epic, Inglourious Basterds (2009), and in many memorable roles on beloved programs such as Entourage (2004), Modern Family (2009), NCIS (2003) and How I Met Your Mother (2005). In addition to his growing catalog of television appearances, Samm is also known for roles in many cult features, including the Broken Lizard comedy, Club Dread (2004), the sci-fi thriller, Pulse (2006), and acclaimed indie comedies, Drones (2010) and IFC's Made for Each Other (2009) Samm has also served as co-host and producer to Kevin Pollak's renowned celebrity talk show, Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009), since its inception in 2009 - a role he came into after his interview as a guest on the first episode.

Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

In 1994, Sarah Lancaster secured her first role, as a series regular on Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993). She then gained attention for her recurring role as "Madison Kellner" on the critically-acclaimed Warner Bros. series, Everwood (2002). She went on to star in Dr. Vegas (2004), for CBS from 2004-2006. Followed by ABC's What About Brian (2006), from 2006-2007. Sarah is perhaps best known for her lovable portrayal of "Ellie Bartowski" on NBC's long-running series, Chuck (2007). Most recently, Lancaster can be seen, alongside Robert Downey Jr., in The Judge (2014), for Warner Bros.

Sister Claire

Sister Claire

Yamino is a self-published, freelance artist graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Sequential Art. In 2012 she earned a Master's degree in Creative Entrepreneurship from the Plymouth College of Art, England.
Other than writing and drawing comics, her hobbies include voice-acting, dancing in front of the mirror, travel, learning languages, speaking in the 3rd person, posing for pretentious photos, and going on adventures with her wife, Ash.

Ash is an avid writer and dart frog enthusiast, and when she's not working on stories, she's likely to either be up to her elbows in a terrarium or chasing after the nearest gecko. She's a huge fan of tropical plants, cartoons, and guava juice. She's fluent in ASL (American Sign Language), and her favorite pastime is having travel adventures with her wife, Elena Barbarich.

Super Art Fight!

Super Art Fight!

Hang onto your butts! The Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe is stomping it's way back up north for another year of creative craziness and insanity, as only they can deliver.  See for yourself the live event that's grown into a national favorite, breaking fire codes in rooms filled with excited audiences as their troupe of ridiculous artists battle for your love and affection! Cheer until your throat is sore, clap until your hands sting, and be ready for the time of your life. Equal parts live art, pro-wrestling and improv, there is truly no other event like it today.  For more details, check out their website SuperArtFight.com.

TeamFourStar

TeamFourStar

Scott Frerichs:

American playboy, industrialist, editor, and thousandaire playboy Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs took the internet anime parody landscape by storm in the late 2000s with the premiere of TeamFourStar. After being kidnapped by a group of foreign and domestic terrorists (Curtis Arnott and Nick Landis respectfully) he was forced to develop the project in a cave, with a box of scraps.

Over the years, however, he has advanced the production to greater heights than any of them imagined. Besides being a co-founder, co-writer, and editor, he provides the voices for King Kai, Trunks, Burter, Korin, Yajirobe, Garlic Jr., Zarbon, and various side characters in DBZ Abridged. He's also provided voices for indie videogame projects and the professional MOBA-game Heroes of Newerth.

Anthony Sardinha:
Anthony "Antfish" Sardinha is a Toronto based Voice Over Artist and Editor. Ant started doing internet voice acting in 2007 and have began going professionally since 2010, providing his voice for various animations (Totally Spies, TOME, hitrecord), video games (The Journey Down, Stick It to The Man, Heroes of Newerth), radio commercials, corporate promos and films.
Not only the creator of "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged", Ant is also a member of the increasingly popular web series group, "TeamFourStar", providing his voice to many different characters in their series. Captain Ginyu, Dadoria, Sauza, Nikki, Bojack and various others in "Dragonball Z Abridged", The Dandyman in "Hellsing Abridged" and Keith Shardis in "Attack on Titan Abridged".
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Tom Braidwood

Tom Braidwood

Born September 27, 1948, in British Columbia, Tom Braidwood holds degrees in theatre and film and has long worked in both media since 1972.

The majority of resume credits involve producing and directing - most recently and perhaps most successfully his association with the CBC series, "Da Vinci's Inquest". He was one of the producers for the series' second season which was rewarded with both a Leo and a Gemini award for Best Dramatic Series. Mr Braidwood also directed or co-directed several episodes for the show and even appeared in one episode as a used-car lot owner. More recently he has been involved as a director with the CBC teen series, “Edgemont” and the sci-fi live action/animated series “ZIXX: Level II.

Earlier behind-the-scenes TV employment found Braidwood working for “X-Files”, "21 Jump Street" and many other television series largely in the capacity of 1st Assistant Director. After the X-Files run in Vancouver, he worked on the third season of "Millennium" directing the second unit and has focused his energies in the directing since. In a couple of movies on which he worked, "Harry Tracy" and "My American Cousin", he has momentarily appeared on screen, but it is his role of lone gunman Melvin Frohike on "The X-Files" for which he is most recognized. Recruited at the last minute by episode director William Graham (who refers to Braidwood as 'extremely odd'), he uttered five words which has fuelled the Frohike/Scully persona: “She's hot. She is hot.”

Braidwood is married with two daughters and lives just outside of Vancouver, BC.

Tony Todd

Tony Todd

Tony Todd…that VOICE! Born Anthony T. Todd in 1954 has became known for not only his voice, but is height of 6’5”. An actor and film producer, Tony has made a name for him himself by playing the role of Candyman in the horror movie “Candyman” (1992). In 1986 played in the movie “Platoon”, “The Rock” (1996), and “The Man from Earth” (2007). This is just a sampling of Tony Todd’s perfomances. Not only acting, Tony has used that amazing voice for voice overs in such hits as, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, and voicing Dreadwing in “Transformers: Prime” television series. He has made guest appearances on all three of the longest running North American science fiction series: The X-Files (1993), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Smallville (2001). Currently in 2014, Tony is extremely busy. He is appearing in several films such as “The Witching Hour”, “VANish”. In post-production, “Scream at the Devil”, “Live-Evil” , “Beyond the Game”, “Night of the Living Dead: 3D”, “Two Faced”, and the list continues. Todd’s extensive credits exemplify his versatility.