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Walter Koenig

Walter Koenig

Walter Koenig is best known for his roles as ‘Pavel Chekov’ in the original Star Trek series, and as 

‘Alfred Bester’ in Babylon 5.

The American actor, born in Chicago, Illinois spent the majority of his childhood in Manhattan, New 

York. In college he majored in pre-med, receiving a BA in psychology. It was during this time that he 

was encouraged to try his hand at acting; joining the theatre with fellow classmate, Supa-Star 

Christopher Lloyd, and beginning a career in stage and screen that would span more than 50 years.

In the 1960s Walter appeared in several television shows, including General Hospital and The Alfred 

Hitchcock Hour. In 1967 he auditioned for the role of ‘Ensign Pavel Chekov’, navigator on the USS 

Enterprise, in the original Star Trek television series. His resemblance to musician Davy Jones (of 

Monkees fame) guaranteed him the role, producers hoping his good looks would appeal to younger 

audience and attract more viewers.

In the ’90s Walter landed a recurring role as ‘Alfred Bester’ in the television series, Babylon 5. After 

filming the third season, the production company applied for an Emmy nomination on his behalf. He 

reprised the role in the spin-off series, Crusade.

Koenig’s film credits include all of the Star Trek movies featuring the original cast, while his television 

movie credits include Antony and Cleopatra (as ‘Pompey’), Goodbye, Raggedy Ann, and The 

Questor Tapes.

His stage credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelve Angry Men, and The Boys in Autumn, 

a comedy-drama about the reunion of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn forty years later.

Walter has taught classes in acting and directing privately at UCLA, The Sherwood Oaks 

Experimental Film College and at the California School of Professional Psychology. Most recently, 

he has been an instructor at the Actor’s Alley Repertory Company in Los Angeles, California.

Walter released his autobiography, Warped Factors – A Neurotic’s Guide to the Universe in 1998.

"Appearance Courtesy of Galactic Productions"

George Young Newbern

George Young Newbern

George Young Newbern is an American television and film actor best known for his roles as Bryan MacKenzie in Father of the Bride (1991) and its sequel Father of the Bride Part II as well as Danny (The Yeti) in Friends. He is also well known for his recurring role in as Julia's son Payne in Designing Women, for providing the voices of Superman from the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series, as well as Nooj and Sephiroth from the Final Fantasy series and the Kingdom Hearts series. He is also known for having appeared in Saw VI as well as his role as "Charlie" on the hit TV Show "Scandal".

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Betty, a Spanish teacher, and David Newbern, a radiologist,[1] he began his acting career at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, in the role of the younger brother in Life With Father, based on Clarence S. Day Jr.'s autobiographical novels. This first acting role spurred him on to other acting roles and eventually on to movie roles. Newbern's first lead role was in 1987's Double Switch, a retelling of The Prince and the Pauper that aired as a part of the Wonderful World of Disney television series.

From 1986-1992, Newbern had a recurring role as Payne McElroy, the son of designer Julia Sugarbaker (played by Dixie Carter), on the series Designing Women. He has since guest-starred on television in such series as Providence, Chicago Hope, Friends, Bull, CSI, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, "Touched by an Angel", Criminal Minds, and Private Practice. He is also currently guest starring in a recurring role as a former CIA operative in Scandal.

He starred as Neal Morris, father of Melissa Morris (Emily Osment), in the 2009 Disney Channel movie Dadnapped, and portrayed Apollo 14 astronaut Stu Roosa in the HBO mini-series From The Earth To The Moon. Film credits include Adventures in Babysitting (1987) with Elisabeth Shue; Double Switch (1987); Switching Channels (1988) with Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds and Christopher Reeve; and Father of the Bride (1991) and its sequel Father of the Bride Part II. In 2009 he appeared in Locker 13.

As a voice actor, Newbern is notable for his role as Clark Kent/Superman on the Cartoon Network series Justice League, Static Shock and Justice League Unlimited (as a replacement for Tim Daly due to his contractual obligations elsewhere). He also reprised his role as Superman in The Batman fifth season two-part opener "The Batman/Superman Story" and the series finale episode "Lost Heroes" even though that series was described as existing in a different continuity. He recently reprised his role as Superman in the DC Showcase short Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam and as well as Superman vs The Elite. He also provides the voice of Superman in the game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Newbern's voice acting career began in 1991 with the cartoon series The Pirates of Dark Water, and he has also done voiceovers on a number of video games and game-related productions. He has also voiced in the infamous Theodore Rex as the character of the same name. In 2003, Newbern provided the voice of Mevyn Nooj in Final Fantasy X-2. His performance as Nooj reportedly impressed the developers at Square Enix enough for them to cast him as Sephiroth in the English version of Kingdom Hearts II (replacing Lance Bass) and he would also go on to reprise the role in the English-language releases of Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. He later appeared in the second season of Jericho as the President of the Allied States of America. In 2009, he sent a DNA sample into space to preserve the Newbern genome. Newbern also narrated Toyota's commercials for the 2010 model year of the Prius, one of the car company's younger automotive models, and portrayed Harold in Saw VI.

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny is an American actor and comedian, best known for his long-running role as the title character in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series and films. Kenny has voiced many other characters including Heffer Wolfe in Rocko’s Modern Life, the Ice King in Adventure Time, the Mayor in The Powerpuff Girls, Dog in CatDog, and Spyro from the Spyro the Dragon franchise. His live-action work includes comedies The Edge and Mr. Show. Kenny has received the Annie Award twice for his roles in SpongeBob SquarePants and Adventure Time.

Linda Larkin

Linda Larkin

Linda Larkin is the speaking voice of Princess Jasmine in Walt Disney’s Aladdin, as well as The Return of Jafar, Aladdin and The King of Thieves, the Emmy­ nominated 100­ episode Aladdin animated television series, and Sofia the First. Her voice can be heard in countess toys, games, interactive media, and in Disney theme parks around the world.

Ms. Larkin has appeared in numerous plays, movies, and television series, most notably as Poppy in Noises Off (Alley Theatre), Dierdre in I Hate Hamlet (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Violet in Notes from the Confederacy (Cherry Lane Theatre), Carrie in Two Ninas (winner, GenArt Film Festival), Ms. Danforth in Joshua (Sundance, Fox Searchlight), Kelly in The Next Best Thing (Paramount), and Meredith in the Webby­nominated series Puppy Love.

Ms. Larkin was recently honored with the Disney Legends Award, recognizing her for her extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company. She currently lives in New York with her husband, actor Yul Vazquez.

Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn is an actor best known for his role as the Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise. Michael grew up in Pasadena, California where he attended the Pasadena City College. He studied radio and television production. Dorn made his television debut as a guest on the television show WEB in 1978. The producer was so impressed with his work that he introduced him to an agent who in turn introduced him to acting teacher Charles Conrad, under which he studied acting for a total of six months. This bore fruit pretty fast, as he immediately landed a regular role on the long­running series CHiPs. Meanwhile, he performed a little­known role in Rocky in 1976 as Apollo Creed’s bodyguard. Dorn’s most notable role, however, was that of Klingon Starfleet officer Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. According to him, he got the role by coming into his interview prepared. Like the stereotypical Klingon warrior, he did not smile or speak. He stood in a corner in a rigid posture and marched into the room while scowling, when he was called. After reading, he grumpily thanked the director and walked out. As for his character, Dorn has appeared in more Star Trek episodes and movies than anyone else. He only missed three episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and four on Deep Space Nine, plus five Star Trek movies. Dorn has also appeared in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as Colonel Worf. Dorn’s other credits include The Santa Clause 2 and 3, Ted 2, Castle, Superman: The Animated Series, and voice roles in several animated series such as I Am Weasel, Spider­Man: The New Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, and Danny Phantom.

Nana Visitor

Nana Visitor

Born in New York City, New York, Nana Visitor is the daughter of a ballet teacher and a choreographer. She is an actress best known for her roles as Kira Nerys on the sci­fi series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." She made her acting debut during the early part of the 1970s with the Broadway staging of "My One and Only." Meanwhile, she made her film debut in the 1977 horror film "The Sentinel," while she co­starred in the short­lived 1976 sitcom "Ivan The Terrible." She had also had roles on three soap operas, "Ryan’s Hope", "The Doctors", and "One Life to Live" from 1978 to 1982. Visitor had a very memorable appearance in a first season episode of the hit series "MacGyver" as "Laura Farren." She also had had a guest appearance on the series "Night Court," the pilot for "The Spirit", a recurring role as villainous "Dr. Elizabeth Renfro" on "Dark Angel," and eventually as "Jean Ritter" on the ABC Family series "Wildfire." In 2008, she also guest­starred in an episode of "Battle Galactica" called “Faith.” Nana has also voiced many characters on "Family Guy," and has played "Pamela Voorhees in the remake of "Friday the 13th" and on the TV shows, "Castle," "Grimm," and "Torchwood."

Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

Named by the entertainment industry’s Variety magazine as one of the top ten voice actors in the business, the Emmy-nominated Jess Harnell is truly one of the best and busiest. “If I wasn’t getting paid for this, I’d be doing it for free in a parking lot somewhere.” Born on the east coast and moving to California when he was ten, Jess always knew he’d end up as a performer- though not necessarily as a cartoon!


Jess has appeared on practically every animated series on TV from “The Simpsons” to “Fairly Odd Parents” to” Phineas & Ferb.” In addition, he has dozens of  starring roles, including “Captain Hero” on Comedy Central’s “Drawn Together”, Chilly and The Wicked King on “Doc McStuffins”, “Cedric” on “Sofia The First” and “Wakko” on Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs”, winner of multiple Emmy awards including Best Animated Series and the prestigious Peabody Award.


Jess’s voice has been heard on countless popular prime time television series from “The Practice” to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Chuck” and announcing shows such as “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and E! TV’s hit series “Celebrities Uncensored,” which Jess essentially hosted. Jess has an extensive background as a rock singer winning numerous Best Singer awards and doing literally thousands of gigs as a studio vocalist and sound-alike, impersonating many famous vocalists flawlessly. In fact, Jess is currently the lead singer in the acclaimed 80’s metal/pop mash-up band “Rock Sugar”, sharing stages with such rock legends as AC/DC, Slash and Aerosmith.


Just a few of Jess’s film credits include “Finding Nemo,” “The Country Bears,” the “Toy Story” franchise, and “Up” as well as being the only voice actor to voice two major characters in the “Transformers” films. Additionally, Jess has voiced thousands of promos and has many national commercial credits for clients such as Disney, McDonalds, Diet Coke, Fox, Kellogg’s and a series of spots for Sea World as the voices of both Shamu and Shamu Jr. Jess is the first to admit that he has an unusual and very interesting career, “I knew that I had a weird occupation when my mom asked me what I did one particular day at work and I told her I’d been playing a ‘devil dog from hell.’ She replied, ‘Well, that’s nice. How’s everything else going?’”


One of the top celebrity voice matches in the business, Jess perfectly mimics over 150 celebrities- both speaking and singing- from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Presley to all four Beatles, Albert Brooks To Christopher Walken, Steve Perry to Willie Nelson and Pee Wee Herman to Rodney Dangerfield. “If it’s related at all to the voice, I’d like to believe I can do it. And if I can’t, I’ll work on it until I figure out a way that I can.”

John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies

Iconic British actor John Rhys-Davies, best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, was introduced to a new generation of fans in the blockbuster trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS (THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RIGN, THE TWO TOWERS, AND THE RETURN OF THE KING) in the role of Gimli the dwarf.

When not busy with these blockbusters, he was a ubiquitous presence in international television and film, where he essayed numerous military and professorial types, as well as a wide variety of ethnicities. Rhys-Davies also lent his formidable voice to countless animated efforts and video games, making him one of the more well-rounded and revered entertainers from across the pond - but one who was so chameleon-like in all of his projects, he was able to live a comfortable life of relative anonymity off-screen.

Born May 5, 1944 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, Rhys-Davies spent much of his formative years in his mother's hometown in Ammanford, Wales, while his mechanical engineer father worked in Tanzania. Rhys-Davies and his family later joined his father in Africa, residing there until he was nine, when he was sent back to England for his studies at the Truro School in Cornwall. There, Rhys-Davies saw his first theater shows, and by his teenage years, he was top-billed in school productions of classical plays. After graduating from the University of East Anglia and a brief stint as a schoolteacher, Rhys-Davies decided to devote himself fully to acting, enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

In 1992, he began lending his voice to animated series, starting with BATMAN, and video games, including the WING COMMANDER series. He performed in quite a few animated features such as ALADDIN, THE JUNGLE BOOK, SHARK BAIT, and TOM AND JERRY. In 1995, he revived Sallah again in a short feature filmed for the Indiana Jones ride at the Disneyland resorts. That same year, he enlivened the science fiction series SLIDERS, as blustery science professor Maximillian Arturo, who traveled through time with three younger companions. Rhys-Davies also penned two episodes of the series.  He also appeared as a holographic Leonardo Da Vinci in several episodes of STAR TREK: VOYAGER. Most recently, John is the narrator of THE TRUTH & LIFE dramatized audio New Testament Bible, a 22-hour celebrity-voiced, fully-dramatized version of the New Testament and has appeared on the television series PSYCH, as well as in the features SOPHIE, RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE, and CONCRETE BLONDES.

He is on the Advisory Council of the Planetary Society. In 2012 he was awarded the Edmund Burke Silver Medal from the Historical Society of Trinity College Dublin, in 2013 he was made D. Litt (Honoris Causa) by the University of East Anglia. In Nov 2013 he completed his first film as an Executive Producer, before flying to Salt Lake City to take part in a Dickens Christmas as part of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Show.


John spends his time between The Isle Of Man and New Zealand.

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.

After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun.  He later went on to voice Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara and Yukio in Blue Exorcist, Sasori in Naruto, Guren in Tenkai Knights, Nobita in Doraemon, Artemis in Sailor Moon, Nagate in the Netflix Original "Knights of Sidonia”, Nate in Yokai Watch and many more.

Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. Providing voices for Nero in Devil May Cry 4, Kuhn in .hack//G.U., Adachi/Narukami in Persona 4, Almaz in Disgaea 3, Emil in Tales of Symphonia, Guy in Tales of the Abyss, Firion in Final Fantasy Dissidia, Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Yang in Street Fighter IV, Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3. Yukimura in Sengoku Basara, Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic and Kung Jin in Mortal Kombat X.

Johnny's also the frontman for the band Eyeshine. Winners of Ford Motor Company's world wide band search and produced by Grammy Award winning producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer...etc.). They've played Warped Tour and Ernie Ball's Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival as well as having their music chosen for promotional use in the Call Of Duty Endowment project. Eyeshine is also known for recording the song "Love Psalm" with Mary Elizabeth and Akira Yamaoka for the game Silent Hill: Book of Memories.  

Sean Patrick Astin

Sean Patrick Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning Triology - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)_The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)_ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Sean is the son of Academy Award Winning actress Patty Duke, acclaimed actor John Astin,(famous for playing Gomez) in The Addams Family (1964).

At age 9, Sean starred with his mother in the after-school special Please Don't Hit Me, Mom (1981). Followed by Sean's feature debut The Goonies (1985) and since then, he has had a steady stream of roles. Starring in Toy Soldiers (1991),Where the Day Takes You (1991),Rudy (1993)and the Showtime movie Harrison Bergeron (1995). He directed and co-produced the short film Kangaroo Court (1994), which was nominated in the best short film category at The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995 )(TV)_. Sean's adoptive father John Astin was nominated for the same award in 1969.

Politically, Sean has been very active having served in two non-partisan Presidential appointments. Sean also hosts a live weekly 2 hour in-studio bi-partisan political radio talk show, 'Vox Populi Radio' which was made possible by a successful crowd-funding campaign in 2013.

In 2004, Sean broke into the publishing world and authored the NY Times Best Selling release of 'There and Back Again' a memoir of his film career (co-written with Joe Layden).

Neo Edmund

Neo Edmund

Neo Edmund (Writers Guild of America) is an American writer who has worked in the entertainment industry for a decade as a Screenwriter, Animation Writer, Comic Book Writer, Film Development Executive, Novelist, Blogger, and Public Speaker. He is the co-creator of Clan of the Vein, a Techno Vampire comic to film project being produced by Reverse Engineering Studios. As a staff writer, he wrote 6 episodes of the Hasbro television series Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters, and is now writing multiple scripts for two UAE animated television series. WordFire Press recently published his debut novel A Tale of Red Riding Rise of the Alpha Huntress Neo has written for companies including: Disney Interactive, Jim Henson Studios, Hub Network, Cartoon Network, Spike TV, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, JumpStart Interactive, Platinum Studios, Genetic Entertainment, Zenescope, and Silver Dragon Books. Six of his graphic novels are listed among tittles that meet the United States Common Core Standards for English Education. He majored in Screenwriting, Film Production, and English Creative Writing at UCLA. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.