Born in London, Colin was raised and educated in Rochdale and Manchester, where he trained as a solicitor before becoming an actor. Colin's TV roles include ‘Roads to Freedom’, ‘Cousin Bette’, ‘War and Peace’, ‘The Edwardians’, ‘Swallows and Amazons Forever’, ‘Jonathan Creek’, ‘ A Dance to the Music of Time’, ‘The Knock’, ‘The Waiting Time’, ‘Kingdom’ and ‘Hustle’. He was Paul Merroney in ‘The Brothers’ and the sixth Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’.
Dickey Beer is a stunt performer, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit/assistant director, stunt driver, stunt rigger and occasional actor who performed stunts as various Thuggee guards for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom during the rail car chase and bridge cutting sequences. Outside of his work with the Indiana Jones franchise, Beer has a wealth of behind the scenes stories. He has provided stunt work on blockbuster films such as 1983's Superman III and Krull, 1984's Dune, 1985's A View to a Kill, 1988's Rambo III, 1990's Total Recall and Air America, 1995's Rob Roy, 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, 2008's Pineapple Express and Hancock, 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon and 2012's The Bourne Legacy. He's also better known by fans of George Lucas' Star Wars sequel Return of the Jedi where he not only portrayed various aliens and biker scout characters but also was one of various stunt performers to double as the fan favorite villain Boba Fett in his demise and worked with Indiana Jones stuntman Glenn Randall, Jr. on that film. He also took over as stunt double for Mark Hamill's character Luke Skywalker after the original stunt performer Colin Skeaping was injured during rehearsals. Beer also is known for his main and assistant stunt coordination for the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, the SciFi satire Starship Troopers, Death Race 2 and various Steven Seagal action pictures. He also did stunt aerial rigging for the 1993 blockbuster Cliffhanger. Beer also details on his official website what other challenges lie ahead in his profession while also clarifying better what exactly a stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director's responsibility.
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, Atemis in Sailor Moon, Nagate in the Netflix Original “Knights of Sidonia” 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 and Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic.
Jason David Frank played Tommy Oliver in the long-running television show Power Rangers. He appeared in the most episodes as the most different rangers (MMPR Green Ranger, MMPR White Ranger, Red Zeo, Red Turbo, Black Dino Thunder) in the show's twenty-six year history. He’s a highly accomplished martial artist with an eighth degree black belt in Karate, purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Master of Muay Thai, and inductee of the World Karate Hall of Fame. He created his own martial arts system, "Toso Kune Do" and owns Rising Sun Karate with two schools in Texas and one in California. He became the first to portray the superhero Bloodshot, a former soldier that can regenerate, in the digital series “Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe” for Valiant Entertainment. Most recently, he has brought his poetry to light in the JDF Spoken Truth series on his YouTube/JDFFFN. Original pieces written and recorded by him including visuals to match his spoken words. He’s released “Mask”, “Walls”, “Branches”, and “Mental Prison” with more to come. One of his recent films, Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia, is an innovative film of separate pieces directed by 15 filmmakers to create one continuous storyline. It was selected to screen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Hoag is most well known for her role as April O'Neil in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The film turned out to be a huge success at the box office, eventually making over $135 million in North America, and over $66 million outside North America, for a worldwide total of over $200 million, making it the ninth highest-grossing film of 1990 worldwide. Hoag starred as Gwen Cromwell Piper in the Disney Channel Halloweentown television films series: Halloweentown (1998), Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001), Halloweentown High (2004) and Return to Halloweentown (2006). In 2012, Hoag was cast in a recurring role in the ABC drama series Nashville created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri. She plays the poised and driven Tandy Hampton, daughter and protégé of Lamar Wyatt. She referees sister Rayna (Connie Britton) and Lamar's (Powers Boothe) contentious relationship, trying to calm the waters. Hoag later filmed a cameo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, but the scene with her was cut from the final film.
Ani-Mia has been cosplaying since 2008 but has been a geek since birth. Her love for video games, comic books and anime are reflected in her wide variety of cosplay costumes. She has been a Cosplay Guest at over 150 conventions across the globe as well as judged championship cosplay contests, appeared in both online and print magazines as well as television appearances. She’s also the Cosplay Writer for Otaku USA Magazine, the premiere print magazine about anime and manga in the United States, and the official video host for PreviewsWorld. She has also been featured on the cover of Vampirella and Archie Comics. The one thing she really wants to do is help bring the community together as a whole to encourage each other as well as help others; and she has spearheaded numerous philanthropic events annually to help do this.
Tony is a small town guy from Kentucky who was raised by a pack of wild televisions. He was a fan of comics before he could read them and has seldom dreamed of being anything other than a comic artist. Tony has been in the business since 1999 when he started working on his maiden voyage, Battle Pope. Since then he has lent his hand to books such as Masters of the Universe, Brit, the Eisner nominated series, The Walking Dead, and his creator owned books Fear Agent and The Exterminators. In recent years at Marvel, he had the pleasure of getting to put his stamp on some wild runs of Ghost Rider, Punisher, Venom, and Deadpool.
Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well. Following a college basketball career for the University of Tennessee, Nash played professionally for German Bundesliga squad Gießen 46ers for a short time, until a knee injury ended his career. Nash has wrestled under several ring names, but is best known for his work under his real name in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Nash also found success in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), where he was originally billed as Diesel. In 1994, Nash (as Diesel) won all three titles comprising the WWF Triple Crown and at that year's Slammy Awards won the MVP (now Superstar of the Year) and (with Shawn Michaels) Best Tag Team (now Tag Team of the Year) awards. Between WWE, WCW and TNA, Nash has won a total of 21 championships, including being a five-time world champion (four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and one-time WWF Champion) and a 12-time world tag team champion between the three promotions. Nash's 358-day WWF Championship reign is the longest of the 1990s. During his time in WCW, Nash became the first wrestler to defeat Goldberg and in the process ended his undefeated streak of 173–0 at Starrcade in 1998. Nash was a member of The Kliq, an influential backstage group that included Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman. He is also one of the three founding members of the New World Order (nWo), along with Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall. Nash was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015. In 1991, Nash made his acting debut in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze as the genetically enhanced version of the villain, Shredder, called the Super Shredder. He also had a very minor role as a jackhammer worker in the 1998 movie Family Plan. In 1999, Nash created and co-wrote a comic book titled Nash, set in a dystopian future and featuring himself as the primary character. Image Comics published an ashcan preview edition and two regular issues
James O'Barr is an accomplished artist and writer, best known for creating The Crow. In 1978, O'Barr's fiancée, Beverly, was killed by a drunk driver, and he joined the Marines in an effort to cope with the loss. He was stationed in Germany and illustrated combat manuals for the military. While living in Berlin in 1981, O'Barr began work on The Crow as a means of dealing with his personal tragedy. O'Barr was further inspired by a Detroit newspaper account of the murder of a young couple over a $20 engagement ring. After his discharge from the Marines, O'Barr continued his painting and illustration as well as doing lots of odd jobs, including working for a Detroit body shop. The Crow sat on a shelf for seven years, but at last someone wanted to publish it: Gary Reed of Caliber Press. In The Crow, the protagonist and his fiancée are murdered by a gang of criminals. He then returns from the dead to hunt their killers. O'Barr's own hope that his project would result in a personal catharsis went unfulfilled, he told an interviewer in 1994, saying, "[A]s I drew each page, it made me more self-destructive, if anything....There is pure anger on each page". The Crow has sold more than 750,000 copies worldwide. The book was adapted into a successful film of the same name in 1994, but it resulted in further tragedy. Brandon Lee, who played the main character, was accidentally shot and killed during filming. O'Barr was the second American to be awarded the "Storyteller Award" by the International Comic Festival held annually in Angoulême, France.
James (Jim) Swearingen was born and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. As a young man his interest in art and design led him to the five-year professional practice program at the University Of Cincinnati. Over those five years he worked at General Motors, Phillips/Norelco and a small toy company, Rainbow Crafts where PlayDoh was invented. He began his professional career in 1972 at Kenner Product located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over his tenure at Kenner he worked on many toy lines including Spirograph, Easy Bake Oven, PlayDoh and more. In the mid-1970's the Preliminary Design was formed under the direction of Dave Okada. The department was formed and charged with developing new product concepts and reviewing television and movie properties looking for great products. "The Six Million Dollar Man” television show was one of Jim’s entertainment based product design projects. In early 1977 as a Senior Designer Jim was instrumental in Kenner's acquisition of the Lucas Film, Star Wars license and the development of the toy line. In 1980 he moved from the Preliminary Design Department to a position as Marketing Product Manager working on the pre-school line and then taking on the Strawberry Shortcake line, from American Greeting, for five years. In 1985 Jim moved to Hasbro Toys in Rhode Island as Marketing Director working on the introduction of a number of girls toy lines including Jem, Moon Dreamers and a few more. In 1990 Jim returned to Kenner to work in both design and marketing positions before leaving to form his own design-consulting firm in 1992. S.O.E.D.A., Inc. provided conceptual design and development support for a variety of toy and consumer product manufacturers. In 2007 the firm was closed and Jim retired. He now lends his experience and talents as a consultant on special projects.
John Wesley Shipp starred as The Flash when CBS brought the series to television in 1990 after the theatrical success of Batman. In 2014, John went on to portray Henry Allen, father to Grant Gustin’s Scarlet Speedster on the CW’s hit series The Flash, followed by Earth 3’s Flash, Jay Garrick. In fact, he had played four roles in the “Flash” multiverse: Barry Allen, Professor Zoom, Henry Allen, and Jay Garrick. In 2018, John appeared in the “Arrowverse” crossover, “Elseworld” reprising his role as “90’s Flash / Barry Allen,” once again donning the Classic “Flash” suit to the delight of fans everywhere. Warner Bros. TV announced on September 9, 2019, that John will appear in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover scheduled to air starting on December 8, 2019. The “Crisis” crossover will span across all 5 of the CW’s superhero shows with the conclusion airing in January 2020. John has recently signed a five year, multi movie deal with the Hallmark Channel. He has appeared on the “Ruby Herring Mysteries” as the Father of lead actress, Taylor Cole. John’s debut on the Hallmark Channel was on September 29, 2019, in the episode titled, “Her Last Breath.” John has also workshopped the play, “Hank and Jimmy Build an Airplane” about the lifelong friendship of Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart despite their political differences and romantic rivalries. John also stars in the just released movie “Night Sweats” as “Nick Frankenthaler” in this based on a true story thriller. A constant presence on television for nearly four decades, Shipp took on another iconic role after The Flash that of Mitch Leery, James Van der Beek’s father, on the WB’s coming of age series Dawson’s Creek. He continued with a memorable turn as boxer Lucky Williams, love interest to Julianne Phillip’s Frankie, on Season 5 of NBC’s hit drama Sisters, and terrified audiences with his haunting arc as Isaac’s abusive father and Beacon Hills gravedigger, Mr. Lahey, opposite Daniel Sharman on MTV’s drama Teen Wolf. John is a two-time Emmy Winner, garnering his first award for his performance as the duplicitous Douglas Cummings opposite Julianne Moore on As The World Turns and his second the next year for his guest turn as Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara - making him the only actor to win consecutive Emmys for two different daytime dramas. Other memorable daytime roles include stints on Guiding Light, One Life To Live, and All My Children. Other television credits include: Lifetime’s hit Drop Dead Diva, CBS’s JAG and CSI: NY, Showtime’s The Outer Limits, TNT’s The Closer, the Lifetime movies Christie’s Revenge and Road Rage, and ABC’s seminal cop drama NYPD Blue. He also starred in the film Hell and Mr. Fudge, and The Sector with Lance Henriksen and Richard Tyson.
Marina Sirtis was born to Greek parents who did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, she worked in musical theater, repertory and television. In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, California. For six months, she auditioned for parts but was unsuccessful. Just before she planned to go back home, she got the part of Counselor Deanna Troi in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987). In 1992, she married Michael Lamper, a rock guitarist.