Karan Ashley has had a career as an actress, singer, TV host, radio DJ, reality star, writer and TV and film producer. Karan Ashley is currently Producing her graphic novel series The Order Icarus Rising and Xaos- the movie. Her big acting break came when she went to an open call audition and beat out over 10 thousand hopefuls and landed the lead 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” produced by 20th Century Fox. She has worked with many successful companies such as MTV, BET, ABC, Twitch, Nickelodeon, Disney, The WB, 20th Century Fox, Asiatic Productions and formed her own production company KAsh Pictures, LLC and KAsh Publishing INC. Karan currently travels the world doing personal appearances. She has had the most amazing adventures meeting her fans in Indonesia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Peru, Canada, Australia and the United States.
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.
“Tell the kid he’s got it,” said the legendary Mel Blanc with a smile, after listening to a young man’s first demo tape of cartoon character voices. The year was 1984, “the kid,” was Jim Cummings. Since then, the kid has gone on to give life and voice to some of America’s most beloved animal Characters, even a few of the late Mel Blanc’s, and he was even nominated for an Emmy Award for his work as the lovable Tigger on Disney Channel’s “My Friends Tigger and Pooh,” in which he also voices everyone’s favorite bear, Winnie the Pooh. Born and raised in Youngstown Ohio, Cummings spent Saturday mornings riveted to the TV screen as he mimicked the characters in his favorite cartoons, all the while dreaming that one day he would voice them himself. At age 19, he moved to New Orleans, where he performed as a drummer, a singer, a deck hand on riverboats, and even designed and created Mardi Gras floats, all the while absorbing the rich characters and accents that would someday find expression in animation. Years later, Cummings relocated to Southern California and managed a video store as he pursued his childhood dream. He gave his first demo to a customer who was also a movie producer, and the rest, as they say, is history. In 1984, Cummings landed his first role as Lionel the lion, in Disney Channel’s “Dumbo Circus.” During his illustrious career, he has worked extensively for the Walt Disney Studios voicing classic characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, King Louis, Kaa the Snake, Pete (formerly peg legged Pete), and more. His many other credits include Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, Fat Cat, and Monterey Jack on “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers,” Don Kamage on “Tailspin,” and too many others to mention here. Cummings has done scores of voices for Warner Bros, as well, including Taz the Tazmanian Devil himself, Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs,” ”Tiny Toon Adventures,” “Batman,” ”Pinky and the Brain,” ”Tazmania,” “Duck Dodgers,” and more. Other credits include “King of the Hill,” “Bump in the Night,” “Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” “The Replacments,” “The Addams Family,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “The Simpsons,” “Sophia the First” and “Transformers”. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for his role of Hondo in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”. Not Limited to the small screen, Cummings has acted in several blockbuster feature films for Dreamworks including “Shrek,” “Antz,” “Kung Fu Panda’s Furious 5,” “Hook,” “The Bee Movie”, “Balto,” and more. His credits read like a top-list of animated and live-action films. Credits include “Who framed Roger Rabbit,” “The Little Mermaid,” ‘Aladdin,” “Tarzan,” “Pocahontas,” “The Lion King,” “Babe: Pig in the City,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Brother Bear 2,” “The Princess and The Frog ” to name a few. He was even nominated for an Annie Award for his performance in “Gnomeo and Juliet,” where he played the amorous garden flamingo, Featherstone. Cummings’ uncanny ability to sing in character and voice match for stars who are, in his words, “great actors, just not great singers,” has led to many platinum and gold records for soundtracks like “Anastasia,” “The Lion King,” “Fox and the Hound,” “Pocahontas,” “Hercules,” and more. He was also AC, the lead singer of the famed California Raisins. Cummings’ work in voice over includes hundreds of television and radio commercials, movie trailers, promos, and videogames. “Pretty much anything involving microphones, music, noise in general, and padded walls,“ jokes the affable actor, and “remember, only you can prevent forest fires,” so says Smokey the Bear, aka Jim Cummings. No matter how busy Cummings, schedule may be, it all stops when Famous Fone Friends of Make a Wish Foundation call on behalf of a very ill child and distraught family in need of a phone call from their favorite cartoon character. “Just bringing a respite, however brief, and perhaps a smile and giggle or two, means so much to the child and their family.
Ricco Fajardo is an American voice actor working for FUNimation Entertainment. He's best known for the voices of Mirio Togata in My Hero Academia, Taiju Oki in DR. STONE, Daryun in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Itona Horibe in Assassination Classroom, Kyousuke Munakata in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Future Arc, Takuru Miyashiro in Chaos;Child, Tor Kokonoe in Absolute Duo, Mage Nanashiro in Dance with Devils and León Luís in Garo: The Animation.
Frank is best known for his stint on the 23 issue run of Image comics Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He has done work for DC on Legionnaires, Superman/Elseworlds, Steel, Robin and Zero Hour among other DC works. Frank contributed with pencils for Marvel on The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine: A 12 issue 40 year anniversary of The Fantastic Four paying homage to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Frank has also done numerous backups for Image’s Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon which includes long runs on Vanguard and Frank’s creation Ethrian.
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.
Dmitriy is a stuntman and creature performer, best known for his work on The Mandalorian. He's a costumed staple on the series, portraying various roles. Most notable being the Stormtrooper that shot/stunned Baby Yoda; making him one of the elite few that have successfully hit their target. He was also the Tusken Raider that found the pearl, after their triumphant victory against the dreaded Krayt Dragon. With his background in martial arts, he continues to train and forge his path in the stunt industry. From falling off horses to jumping from planes, he's no stranger to hitting the ground!
John is best known as Dak, Luke Skywalker's back-seater in the Battle of Hoth, The Empire Strikes Back. He also appeared in the film substituting for Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett on Bespin when Boba utters his famous line to Darth Vader, "He's no good to me dead." He is a regular contributor to Lucasfilm’s Star Wars.com and the U.K.’s Jedi News. Beyond the Galaxy, fans know John from roles in epic films like A Bridge Too Far, Superman II and Flash Gordon and in the BBC television series Oppenheimer. A veteran performer, he appeared on London’s West End stage and New York’s Off-Off Broadway as an actor and musician. When not acting, singing or playing guitar, he was a lighting and sound technician affiliated with London’s White Light Electrics working on such classic productions as The Rocky Horror Show, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Nicholas Nickleby and thought- provoking plays by celebrated playwright David Hare. A writer and published author, John’s Backstory In Blue: Ellington At Newport ’56 is a behind- the-scenes look at a legendary moment in American cultural history when a performance of the great Duke Ellington Orchestra almost caused a riot at the third Newport Jazz Festival. Currently, he is in discussions with a number of film producers to package and develop his screenplay adaptation of Backstory In Blue. John’s stageplays have been produced in New York and Washington, notably his award-winning Hubris.
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
Monica Rial began her acting career at the ripe old age of 12 and went on to study theater throughout high school and college. She attended the University of Houston where she studied under such greats as Jose Quintero, Edward Albee, and musical producer Stuart Ostrow. In the Houston market, she worked steadily in commercial voice over and local film projects. She is a powerful presence on camera with a knack for comedy. She has lent her voice to over 400 animated series playing on various networks, including Nicktoons, Cartoon Network, IFC, and the CW. Her voice can also be heard in numerous video games and foreign language dubs. Monica’s little girl dreams came true when Sanrio chose her to be the voice of Hello Kitty.
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.
Boasting one of the most recognizable names (and jaw lines) ever, Sgt. Slaughter is an instantly recognizable American icon to WWE fans and general pop culture enthusiasts alike. Robert Rudolph Remus, best known by his ring name Sgt. Slaughter, is an American professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE in the ambassador program. From the late 1970s to the early 1980s, Slaughter had success in the National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, and the World Wrestling Federation. He won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, and headlined WrestleMania VII, in 1991. Slaughter also captured the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship twice. He is a WWE Hall of Famer, inducted as part of the class of 2004. As Sgt. Slaughter, Remus became known for his dark sunglasses, his campaign hat, and his Vietnam War-era military fatigues. In the 1980s, an alternate version of the Sgt. Slaughter character was incorporated into the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy line as well as its animated series and comic books.
A freelance illustrator reigning from the Columbus, Ohio region who has worked on various sketch card sets from Topps, Brygent, UpperDeck and Rittenhouse. Varying from Marvel, Indiana Jones, Mars Attacks, Transformers to Star Wars. Also has worked for IDW publishing doing various covers for IDW’s Godzilla #1 and various characters for the Transformers Beastwars Source book. He is a licensed LucasFilm,ltd. artist.
Al Snow is a former WWE superstar and 39 year veteran of professional wrestling. Al was the head trainer for the immensely successful Tough Enough series on MTV. A six time WWE Hardcore Champion , WWE European Champion and a WWF Tag Team Champion with Mankind. Presently Al Snow is the co-owner and CEO of OVW Ohio Valley Wrestling based in Louisville, Ky. Al's appearance is courtesy of Broken Icon Comics!
Kyle Starks is a two-time Eisner nominated comic creator from Southern Indiana. He is likely best known as the longest tenured writer and occasional artist for Oni Press RICK AND MORTY comic. His creater owned projects SEXCASTLE, KILL THEM ALL and ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN have all been optioned for Hollywood use. He has also worked on Skybound’s ASSASSIN NATION with Erica Henderson, Dynamite Comics MARS ATTACKS with Chris Schweizer and Oni Press DEAD OF WINTER.
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.