Guests: TV & Movies

Manu Bennet

Manu Bennet

Gracing international covers such as Muscle and Fitness and Men's Health Manu Bennett is capturing the attention of filmmakers and fans with his extraordinary presence and talent.

Of Maori descent and born in Auckland, New Zealand to a singer and a fashion model, Manu's family relocated to Australia soon after his birth. During high school Manu played representative rugby and studied classical ballet and piano, before attending University of NSW to study Drama.

Manu is best known for his portrayals of powerful gladiator Crixus on Starz hit series Spartacus and on the CW network hit, Arrow, playing legendary comic book character, Slade Wilson/Deathstroke.

On the big screen, Manu stars as Azog, king of the Orcs, in The Hobbit trilogy, a role which won him exceptional praise from Director Peter Jackson who stated that he was "the Breakout performance" of the film.

Manu appeared on various TV dramas before landing his first feature film, multiple award winning "Lantana," opposite Anthony La Paglia. His feature credits include major supporting roles in 20th Century Fox's "The Marine" opposite Robert Patrick, Sony's "30 Days of Night" opposite Josh Hartnett and produced by Sam Raimi; the Japanese film "Tomoko" opposite award-winning Japanese actress Rumiko Koyangi and a lead role in Lionsgate's "The Condemned" alongside Vinnie Jones and Stone Cold Steve Austen.

Previous TV credits include starring roles in successful New Zealand productions "Shortland Street," "Street Legal," "Mataku," "Creature Of Quest," "Going Straight," and as Marc Antony opposite his "Spartacus" co-star Lucy Lawless in Tapert and Raimi's hit series "Xena: Warrior Princess."

Most recently, Manu has received both critical and fan acclaim for his portrayal of the iconic Druid Allanon in the MTV series “The Shannara Chronicles,” which has just been began filming its second season. Manu also recently starred as the lead in Hollywood legend Roger Corman’s recently-released “Death Race 2050.”

Martin Klebba

Martin Klebba


Martin Klebba is best known for his role as Marty, one of Captain Jack Sparrow's Black Pearl Crew in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He will be reprising this role in Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales coming out in 2017. Marty has also appeared in films Mirror, Mirror, Ted 2, Left Behind and has numerous stunt credits in such films as Zombieland, Meet the Spartans, and Van Helsing. Most recently, Marty wore motion caption pajamas to portray a Pteranodon who battled Chris Pratt in Jurassic World. Marty played Randall Winston in the tv series Scrubs. He has also made appearances on CSI, CSI: New York, Bones, and Charmed.

Marty runs a nonprofit foundation called Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy, which gives 100% of its donations to the cause of helping little people.
 

Darrel Guilbeau

Darrel Guilbeau

Darrel Guilbeau is a Los Angeles based actor and voice over artist whose most recent roles include Gaeru in Heroes: Legend of the Battle Disks, Hakuryuu Ren in Magi-The Labyrinth of Magic and The Kingdom of Magic, Amaimon in Blue Exorcist, Rikuo in Nura:Rise of the Yokai Clan and Mikado in Durarara!! and Durarara!! X2. He has voiced the lead roles of Gainer Sanga in Overman King Gainer and Ichitaka Seto in I”s and I”s Pure. Other popular roles include Sousuke Kawara in Samurai Champloo, Osamu in Paranoia Agent, Satoshi Hojo in Higurashi, When they Cry, Hikari in The Melody of Oblivion, Kouji in Buso Renkin, Tandor in Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit, Shinya Yanagasawa in The Prince of Tennis, and Seijuro in Zoids Genesis. He has also lent his voice to such anime as Bleach, Boys Be…, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion & R2, Cyborg 009, DearS, Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd Gig, GunxSword, Kamichu!, Kekkashi, Koi Kaze, Rumiko Takahasi Anthology, Space Pirate Captain Herlock, and Stellvia.

In the video game world he recently voiced Yue Jin & Xu Shu in Dynasty Warriors 8. He has also voiced Viewtiful Joe in Marvel vs Capcom 3 and UMVC3, Layle in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles:The Crystal Bearers, Wylfred in Valkyrie Profile:Covenant of the Plume, the Main Ceptor in Culdcept Saga, Taishi Ci in Dynasty Warriors 6, Nagamasa Azai/Mitsuhide Akechi in Warriors Orochi 1 & 2, Lekius in Dawn of Mana, Werman/Duran in Avalon Code, Shu in Blue Dragon Awakened Shadow as well as various voices in Radiata Stories, Legendary, Fantasy Earth Zero and Turning Point:Fall of Liberty.

He has also done voiceovers for live action & animated films, most recently as the golden retriever puppy Snoozer in the film Golden Winter with Hayley Duff, The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale and in the Scifi film The Gunrunner Billy Kane. Other films include Red Water with Lou Diamond Phillips, Witless Protection with Larry the Cable Guy, Bam Bam & Celeste with Margaret Cho, and the Korean comedy Attack the Gas Station.

As an actor, he has had roles on stage, screen, TV, the Web and in commercials. Recently playing Dr. Coleman opposite other anime notables such as Vic Mignona, Todd Haberkorn and Mythbusters’ Grant Imahara in Star Trek Continues now online. Darrel has also had roles in Windtalkers directed by John Woo, Alias with Jennifer Garner, The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow, Nickelodeon’s Victorious, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, You Snooze You Lose with Jamie Farr, Saved By the Bell, Lauderdale, Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2, and Murder in Law among others.

Sylvester McCoy

Sylvester McCoy

Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith: 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor, best known for playing
the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989—the final Doctor of the original run—and briefly returning in a television film in 1996, as well as for his role as the wizard Radagastthe Brown in Peter Jackson's film adaptations of The Hobbit.

He was born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith in Dunoon, on the Cowal peninsula, to an Irish mother and English father, killed in action in World War II a couple of months before his son was born. His maternal grandmother was from Portadown, Northern Ireland. He was raised religious, but is now an atheist.

He was raised primarily in Dunoon where he attended St. Mun';s School. He then studied for the priesthood at Blair's College, a seminary in Aberdeen between the ages of 12 and 16, but he gave this up and continued his education at Dunoon GrammarSchool. After he left school he moved to London where he worked in the insurance industry for 5 years. He worked in The Roundhouse box office for a time, where he was discovered by Ken Campbell.

He came to prominence as a member of the experimental theatre troupe "The Ken Campbell Roadshow". His best known act was as a stuntman character called "Sylveste McCoy" in a play entitled An Evening with Sylveste McCoy (the name was coined by actor Brian Murphy, part of the Roadshow at the time), where his stunts included putting a fork and nails up his nose and stuffing ferrets down his trousers, and setting his head on fire. As a joke, the programme notes listed Sylveste McCoy as played by "Sylveste McCoy";and, after a reviewer missed the joke and assumed that Sylveste McCoy was a real person, Kent-Smith adopted this as his stage name. Some years later, McCoy added an "r" to the end of "Sylveste", in part because of the actors' superstition that a stage name with thirteen letters was unlucky.

Notable television appearances before he gained the role of the Doctor included roles in Vision On (where he played Pepe/Epep, a character who lived in the mirror), an O-Man in Jigsaw and Tiswas. He also appeared in Eureka, often suffering from the inventions of Wilf Lunn and as Wart, assistant to StarStrider in the CITV series of the same name. McCoy also portrayed, in one-man shows on the stage, two famous movie comedians: Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton. He also appeared as Henry "Birdie" Bowers in the 1985 television serial about Scott';s last Antarctic expedition, The Last Place on Earth. McCoy also had a small role in the 1979 film Dracula opposite Laurence Olivier and Donald Pleasence and has sung with the Welsh National Opera.

McCoy became the Seventh Doctor after taking over the lead role in Doctor Who in 1987 from Colin Baker. He remained on the series until it ended in 1989, ending with Survival. As Baker declined the invitation to film the regeneration scene, McCoy briefly wore a wig and appeared, face-down, as the 6th Doctor. He played the Doctor in the 1993 charity special Dimensions in Time, and again in 1996, appearing in the beginning of the Doctor Who television movie starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. In his first series, McCoy, a comedy actor, portrayed the character with a degree of clown-like humour, but script editor Andrew Cartmel soon changed that when fans argued that the character (and plots) were becoming increasingly lightweight. The Seventh Doctor developed into a much darker figure than any of his earlier incarnations, manipulating people like chess pieces and always seeming to be playing a deeper game. A distinguishing feature of McCoy's performances was his manner of speech. He used his natural slight Scottish accent and rolled his rs. At the start of his tenure he used proverbs and sayings adapted to his own ends (e.g. "There's many a slap twixt cup and lap" – Delta and the Bannermen), although this characteristic was phased out during the later, darker series of his tenure. In 1990, readers of Doctor Who Magazine voted McCoy's Doctor "Best Doctor", over perennial favourite Tom Baker

In November 2013 McCoy co-starred in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. McCoy began filming for The Hobbit, A three-part adaptation of the book, in 2011. He portrayed the wizard Radagast, alongside fellow King Lear actor Ian McKellen who reprised his role as Gandalf.

Although the character of Radagast is only alluded to in The Hobbit, and only a minor character in The Lord of the Rings, the part has been expanded for the films.

McCoy has recently filmed apart for the Netflix science fiction series Sense8.

Virginia Hey

Virginia Hey

Virginia Hey has been in demand as an actress, celebrity public speaker and meditation teacher for the last 35 years. Miss Hey has a very impressive international career and biography starring in many multi award-winning Films & Cult TV series: Road Warrior/Mad Max 2; The Living Daylights; Farscape; Dr Who Audio book; Prisoner Cellblock H and many Australian TV series. She has graced billboards across America and is multi nominated, both in Australia and internationally.

Her career is highly regarded by fans all over the world. Her list of credits can be seen at the International Movie Data Base, IMDB, where she has rated consistently within the top 10,000 actresses/celebrities in the world.  IMDB: http://www.imdb.me/virginiahey

In 2017 Miss Hey will take on the film roles as a ''Dark Ascension'' demon, a ''Devils Dandruff'' mother, a ''Splintered'' criminal Physiologist and two indie series  roles in negotiations!  

Website: http://www.virginiahey.com

Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including USA's The Starter Wife, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy's Showdown at Area 51 and Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Blackjack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats and Day of the Roses.

Additionally Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company's critically acclaimed scifi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years. 

Gigi stole the hearts of scifi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attnetion of the Farscape writers, producers and at the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at time controversial characters in the series. Recently the SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company asked her to host Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge.

Edgley's team also raised over $44,000 on Kickstarter to fund as SciFi short called Hashtag. They are planning to take it to the Sundance, Cannes and Toronto film festivals. Currently she is filming Nexus. Gigi was nominated for the Film's Critic's Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature Last Train to Freo, the SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for Sexiest Space Babe. 

Gigi has a long list of theatre credits as well that include: Kill Everything You Love, 4.48 Psychosis, The Rover Boy's, Romeo and Juliet, Road, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and Les Miserables.

Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director, and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions along side hundres of other candidates

Courtenay Taylor

Courtenay Taylor

Psychotic biotic? Check. Dulcet-toned humanoid? Check. Post-apocalyptic wasteland wanderer? Check and check! That’s right; Jack from Mass Effect, Starla on Cartoon Network’s Regular Show and the Sole Survivor in Fallout 4 all share the same vocal cords of actress Courtenay Taylor!

You will also recognize her as the voice of Ada Wong’s in Resident Evil 6 & RE:Damnation, Serina in Halo Wars, Jedi Juhani in Knights Of the Old Republic and Lego Dimension’s Wicked Witch of the West!!  She’s Amanda Holliday in Destiny, Val in Evolve, Hex in the Skylanders games and TV series, Sergeant Hammer in Heroes Of The Storm and voices roles in many other games like Titanfall 2, For Honor, Elder Scrolls Online, World of Warcraft, XCom, Call of Duty, Diablo 3, Fallout New Vegas, WildStar, Alpha Protocol, and 85+ more!

While providing the pipes for a host of animated characters, you may also see her in live action projects like the cult classic Cannes-awarded feature Rubber as well as roles on TV’s Franklin & Bash and Criminal Minds.

NOTABLE VOICE ROLES:

Female Player (Nora) in Fallout 4
Jack in Mass Effect 2 and 3
Ada Wong in Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, and Resident Evil: Damnation
Starla on Regular Show
Juhani in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Hex in Skylanders
Wonder Woman in Justice League Heroes 

Jeremy Shada

Jeremy Shada

Jeremy Shada is an American actor, musician and singer who is best known for his work as the voice of Finn the Human from the American animated television series Adventure Time. He is also known for starring as various characters in the sketch-comedy series Incredible Crew.

He began acting at the age of seven soon after moving to Los Angeles with his family. He was inspired to act by his older brother Zack Shada, who had begun acting himself. Jeremy initially appeared in commercials. Later on, he began auditioning for voice acting and theatrical performances, taking the advice from a voice over agent. His first live action theatrical role was as Young Kurt Diamond in No Rules. He has since appeared in additional live action and voice acting roles, such as playing Charlie Pace in childhood flashbacks on Lost.

In 2009, Jeremy’s agent approached him with the idea of auditioning for the role of Finn. Both recognized that Zack Shada had been the original voice of Finn in the pilot episode of Adventure Time three years before. After viewing the pilot on YouTube, Shada matched his voice with the voice of Zack Shada in auditions with Adventure Time's creator Pendleton Ward and the show's producers, earning him the Finn role. In 2012, Shada joined the cast of Nick Cannon's sketch-comedy series, Incredible Crew. In June 2012, to promote Incredible Crew's 2013 premiere, Cartoon Network released a music rap video titled "Running Errands with My Mom" which features Shada performing and rapping the lyric. The video has since generated over one million views.

Because of his acting schedule, Shada was homeschooled. Answering fan questions on his Facebook page, Shada indicated that he graduated from high school early in May 2013.

On July 21, 2014, Jeremy Shada announced that he is a member of Los Angeles-based pop punk band Make Out Monday. The band also consists of Jeremy's brother Zack Shada and friends Logan Charles, John Spicer and Seth Renken. Make Out Monday has performed at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.