Don McManus (Mike)
Don McManus has appeared in dozens of films, such as Magnolia, The Shawshank Redemption, Under the Tuscan Sun, National Treasure, Hannibal, Air Force One and Ocean’s Thirteen. Most recently, he appeared in For a Good Time, Call…, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He can also be seen in the upcoming films Living the Dream, Stars, Lovelace, The Congress, and Grand Piano with Elijah Wood. Don’s numerous television credits include 24, Harry’s Law, Franklin & Bash, The Mentalist, NCIS, Private Practice, Rescue Me, Parks and Recreation, HBO’s Cinema Verite, Boston Legal, Grey’s Anatomy, Dexter, Seinfeld, Frasier, Nip/Tuck, The Closer, CSI, Party of Five, Mad About You, and Ally McBeal. Early during his New York theater career, McManus worked at The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park, and in widely praised performances in Steve Martin’s WASP and Other Plays and Jeffrey Hatcher’s Neddy.
Jay Paulson (Dave G.)
Jay Paulson starred in a school play of Kaufman and Hart’s Once In a Lifetime in the 11th grade. He caught the eye of a talent manager and has been working professionally ever since. Paulson’s first major television role was as series regular Sean on the CBS comedy hit Cybill. He played the detective savant Carl Zernial in the Gary David Goldberg series Battery Park on NBC, and starred in October Road and Happy Town on ABC. His additional television credits include many guest appearances, notably on the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award–winning Mad Men, as well as Bones, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Castle, CSI, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The West Wing, NYPD Blue and Just Shoot Me. On the big screen, Paulson starred in the thriller Black Rock with Kate Bosworth, and Rolling Kansas, which premiered at Sundance. He has appeared in Go and Can’t Hardly Wait, played opposite Sigourney Weaver in Imaginary Heroes, and starred with Jason Schwartzman and Ben Stiller in The Marc Pease Experience. He is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio.
Betsy Rue (Ashley Saint)
Betsy Rue moved to California in 2006, after receiving a scholarship in deaf education for her Master’s degree. She had been drawn to performing as a child, and in the theater played leading roles in Annie and Oliver!, but had no intention of becoming an actress until she landed a role on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives. Rue then began working regularly and has been on television shows such as How I Met Your Mother, CSI, NCIS, True Blood, 90210 and iCarly. She also has a passion for the horror-thriller genre. She played Irene in the horror hit My Bloody Valentine, a performance that has become legendary among horror fans. Rue has also worked with Rob Zombie in his Halloween franchise. Her other feature films include comedies (Miss March), dramas (Sebastian) and genre movies (Groupie, with Eric Roberts). When Rue is not acting, she volunteers for a dog rescue called Dogs Without Borders. “It is so rewarding to save so many poor pups that deserve a second chance,” she has said about her work with that organization.
Chris Wylde (Kris)
Chris Wylde is an actor, comedian and father of one. He has starred in TV shows (Comedy Central’s Strip Mall and The Chris Wylde Show Starring Chris Wylde), movies (The Revenant, All’s Faire in Love, Space Cowboys) and has appeared in countless commercials. From VH1 countdowns to “four times the steeeeeak,” Wylde is pop culture personified. (Chris Wylde is a Leo, a New Jersey native, and not the underground wrestling champion of the same name.)
Catherine Annette (Casey)
Catherine Annette has made more than 20 film and television appearances since 2009, including regular roles in the television series Six Figures and Femme Fatales, as well as Super Shark and the upcoming features Spreading Darkness, Gotterdammerung and Monster School. Annette grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania and received degrees in Theatre and Fine Arts as well as French from the Indiana University of PA and Le Sorbonne, Paris, where she began her formal acting training. After moving to Los Angeles, Annette continued her training with the Groundlings. She was Gwyneth Paltrow’s body double in the Iron Man movies, and she has a recurring role on the series Femme Fatales as Tiffany, the vengeful sorority president. Annette is also trained in fencing and plays the biker warrior on the current viral webseries Warrior Showdown. She wrote and produced the short Fairar Days, which is now being made into a full-length feature, and is also co-producing the feature Deserted.
Lee Kholafai (Josh)
Lee Kholafai is an American model turned actor. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Lee started his career as a print and runway model. He was discovered when walking on a Miami beach during the summer of 2004 while on a family vacation, and began traveling the world pursuing a modeling career while living in LA, New York, Greece and Italy. He has appeared in many national and international advertising campaigns, including spreads in magazines such as GQ, Men’s Health and Harper’s Bazaar. He got his first significant break as an actor when cast as Kelly Clarkson’s love interest in a music video and then began working regularly in film, television and commercials. He has appeared on MTV, VH1, Fashion TV, E! and the CW. His feature film work includes the upcoming 2BR/1BA andGirlfriends. He appears in the new HBO series Hello Ladies, airing this year.
Lanny Joon (Nico)
Lanny Joon began his career on stage in New York working Off-Off-Broadway in plays such as The Dispute and Transfigured, and appeared in regional theater in the Tony Award–winning play Take Me Out. Since appearing in the film West 32nd (with John Cho and Grace Park) in 2007, he has made guest television appearances on shows such as The Big Bang Theory, Numb3rs, Lost, CSI and Castle. His other film work includes Black November (with Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger) and the action feature Takers (with Matt Dillon and Paul Walker). Joon is a graduate of NYU with a degree in Theater and Broadcast Journalism.