David Fynn (David)
David wrapped production starring opposite Chris D’Elia on the third season of NBC’s comedy Undateable. The last season consisted of 10 live episodes. His agency signed him two years ago off of rave reviews of Putnam County Spelling Bee at Donmar. He recently finished shooting a large arc for the BBC’s Sherlock. Last year David played “Rennick” on HBO’s Game Of Thrones, had a large guest star on HBO’s Life’s Too Short, and was featured in the Steve Coogan film The Look Of Love. David just returned from the West End where he played the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock”.
Vanessa Lengies (Talya)
Vanessa was a regular in Rand Ravich’s latest FOX series, Lookinglass, alongside Rob Kazinsky, Tim Dekay, and Dilshad Vadsaria. Vanessa wrapped production on the new Working Title and Warner Bros film We Are Your Friends opposite Zac Efron and Shiloh Fernandez. She also did the lead of the Darko Entertainment (just produced Bad Words) film Happy Birthday. Previously, she had been on ABC and Ryan Seacrest’s comedy series Mixology and seen recurring on FOX’s GLEE. She starred as the female lead in the independent feature Married Young opposite David Fynn, Gary Cole, Nancy Travis, Ever Carradine, Max Beesley, Lucas Neff & Jayson Blair.
Gary Cole (Aaron)
Gary Cole can currently be seen on HBO’s Emmy winning comedy Veep opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He recently completed work in the feature The Town that Dreaded Sundown and appears in the New Line feature Tammy opposite Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, and Allison Janney.
Best known for his film roles in classic cult comedies such as Office Space, Pineapple Express, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Gary Cole is a veteran of both the screen and the stage. As an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theater Company, Cole’s theater credits include August: Osage County, Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Speed the Plow, American Buffalo, Flyovers and Balm in Gilead.
Additional film credits include:American Pastime, Breach, The Ring 2, Crazy in Love, Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!, I Spy, One Hour Photom, The Gift, A Simple Plan, Kiss the Sky, The Brady Bunch Movie and Clint Eastwood’s In The Line of Fire. Television credits include: Midnight Caller, American Gothic, The West Wing, Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, Chuck, The Cleaner,Entourage, Numb3rs, The Good Wife, The Good Guys, True Blood, Suits and Hart of Dixie and PBS’ Mercer Street.
Nancy Travis (Rachel)
Travis was born in New York and grew up in both Baltimore and Boston. She studied drama at New York University. Soon after, she joined the national touring company of Neil Simon's hit play, Brighton Beach Memoirs. Additional theatre credits include Broadway's, I'm Not Rappaport and Athol Fugard's, My Children, My Africa, which the author directed at the La Jolla Playhouse. She is a founding member of the off-Broadway theatre company, Naked Angels.
Travis starred on TBS’ hit comedy The Bill Engvall Show for three seasons and in Hallmark Channel’s television movie, Safe Harbor, along with Lifetime’s original movie, Pregnancy Pact. She starred in Becker, opposite Ted Danson, and Almost Perfect for CBS.
Nancy made her feature film debut in the blockbuster comedy Three Men and A Baby. Additional film credits include The Jane Austin Book Club, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Internal Affairs, Air America, Three Men and a Little Lady, So I Married an Axe Murderer, The Vanishing Greedy, Fluke, and Destiny Turns on the Radio and Bogie.
Lucas Neff (Michael)
Lucas Neff is one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in comedy and is best known for his portrayal of ‘Jimmy Chance’ on FOX’s hit series, Raising Hope.
Neff’s acting career began as an accident when his cinematography school application at the University of Illinois at Chicago was misprocessed and assigned him to the performing arts department instead. Upon graduation from college, he completed a residency at Steppenwolf in Chicago and performed in Chicago productions of Jon, Talk Radio, Honest and Hamlet. In 2012, his first play, the well-reviewed The Last Duck, was produced by the Jackalope Theatre Company in Chicago at the Viaduct Theatre. The play was subsequently nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work.
Lucas had immediate success on television and soon scored the lead role in FOX’s Raising Hope (2010—2014). The series follows the lovable yet simple-minded ‘Jimmy Chance’ as he raises his young daughter, ‘Hope,’ with the help of his family. His other film credits include John Sayles’ Amigo, with Chris Cooper, and the independent film, Glitch.
Lucas starred last year in the popular ABC series, “Downward Dog.”
Max Beesley (Jake)
Son of jazz drummer Maxton Beesley and jazz singer Chris Marlowe, Max is a graduate of London’s highly acclaimed Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a classical pianist, and jazz drummer. He began his performing career as a session musician touring with such artists as George Michael, George Benson, James Brown, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai and Robbie Williams.
In 1995 he turned his attention to acting and studied at the renowned Actors Studio in New York. Soon after, Max received critical praise for his breakthrough starring performance as the title character in the BBC television production of Tom Jones alongside Samantha Morton, for which he was nominated as Best Newcomer at The Royal Television Society.
Mr. Beesley continued to build a solid reputation in television and gained attention as a leading actor through his intense performances in many award winning dramas such the BAFTA winning series Bodies (which also appeared on BBC America); playing an escaped prisoner in the successful series Survivors also for the BBC, and more recently the BAFTA nominated and award winning series Mad Dogs (which is being re-made for America).
Max also starred opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC mini-series The Last Enemy and in the highly viewed Hotel Babylon from the creators of Downtown Abbey, playing the sexy and ubiquitous hotel manager ‘Charlie Edwards.’
Network, playing ‘Stephen Huntley’ who went head-to-head with the series lead Gabriel Macht. Max will next be seen opposite Mackenzie Crook in the BBC1 series Ordinary Lies from Shameless writer Daniel Brocklehurst, and Max can currently be seen opposite Sullivan Stapleton in the HBO/Cinemax series Strike Back.
Max will next be seen in season 2 of the Fox hit series Empire opposite Terrence Howard, as well as opposite Claire Danes in the Showtime series Homeland.
Beesley’s feature credits include Pawn opposite Forest Whitaker, Michael Chilklis and Ray Liotta, Her Name Is Carlastarring opposite Julian Sands, Red Roses And Petrol starting opposite Malcolm McDowell, and Torque opposite Ice Cube. Before this Max starred opposite Selma Blair in the well-reviewed indie Kill Me Later and in Mike Figgis’ ensemble film Hotel alongside Selma Hayek, Lucy Lui, David Schwimmer, John Malkovich, and Saffron Burrows.
Other films include The Last Minute, director Steve Norrington’s follow-up to Blade, the British production Five Seconds To Spare opposite Ray Winstone, It Was An Accident opposite Thandie Newton, and The Match starring with Ian Holm.
Ever Carra-dine (Karen)
Ever Carradine is the third generation in a long line of actors in her family. Since graduating from Lewis and Clark College, she has worked steadily on both the small and big screens.
Her big break came in playing the earnest airhead, Pepper, alongside Kirsty Alley on NBC’s Veronica’s Closet. She then played a memorable arc on FOX’s Party of Five. Balancing comedy and drama has always come easily to her. Carradine went from ABC’s critically-acclaimed Once and Again to FX’s Lucky, in which she starred opposite John Corbett and David E. Kelly’s show, Goliath.
Other notable television appearances include Will and Grace, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Men in Trees, Private Practice, Supernatural and House, to name a few. In 2005, she was lucky enough to find herself sharing the small screen with Geena Davis and Donald Sutherland on ABC’s Commander in Chief. From there, she went on to recurring roles on Fox’s 24 and the SyFy darling, Eureka.
She was in Jenji Kohan and Gus Van Sant’s HBO pilot The Devil You Know, and shot popular arcs on Showtime’s Shameless and TNT’s Major Crimes. She is now having a successful run on the hit television show, Handmaid’s Tale.
Her film work includes Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dead & Breakfast and Constellation. She has three independent features: Truck Stop opposite Juno Temple, Frank vs. God with Henry Ian Cusick,and The Adventures of Beatle with Jeffery Dean Morgan.
She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two children.
John Pankow (Dr. Levovitz)
John Pankow has appeared in many plays On and Off-Broadway, including Twelve Angry Men, The Iceman Cometh,Amadeus, Henry V, The Tempest, Cloud Nine, Baby Anger, Aristocrats, Forty-Deuce, The Slab Boys, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, Serious Money, North Shore Fish, Natural Affection, and Italian American Reconciliation. On television, Mr. Pankow appeared in the long running NBC comedy Mad About You and can currently be seen as volatile television exec Merc Lapidus in Showtime’s Episodes. Feature films includeMorning Glory, Putzel, Mortal Thoughts, Talk Radio, The Secret of My Success, and To Live and Die in LA.
Mario Cantonw (Dingus)
Mario Cantone, the celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian gained critical acclaim with his Tony-nominated one-man show Laugh Whore, from its appearance at the Cort Theatre on Broadway to the Showtime Network special. He also starred on Broadway as SAM BYCK in the Tony-winning Assassins, by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, BUZZ in Terrence McNally’s Tony award-winning dramatic comedy, Love! Valor! Compassion! All three of these hit shows were directed by four-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello. His other Broadway credits include GIDGER, in The Violet Hour (original Broadway cast), and STEPHANO (opposite Patrick Stewart), in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Off-Broadway Cantone also originated the roles of TERRY in The Crumple Zone, directed by Jason Moore, and MATT inSteve, for the New Group, directed by Cynthia Nixon. He is currently starring in A Room Of My Own (opposite Ralph Macchio), at the Abingdon Theatre.
The feature film from work, from Cantone, include “Quiz Show”, directed by Robert Redford, Sony’s animated film, “Surf’s Up”, “In Stereo”, “The Aristocrats”, and as Anthony Marentino, in “Sex and the City 1” and “Sex and the City 2”. He can still be seen, HBO’s series “Sex and the City”, in syndication on many television stations. He was a recurring character on ABC’s “Men In Trees”, and has a guest star on VH1’s “Hindsight”.
On Comedy Central Cantone’s performances have been featured on “The USO Comedy Tour”, “Comics Come Home”, “Chappelle Show”, “Denis Leary Roast”, and “Joan Rivers Roast”. The network was also home to his first solo stand-up special “Comedy Central Presents Mario Cantone.”
Cantone got his start hosting the local New York children’s show “Steampipe Alley”, where the comic slipped in sly pop culture innuendo that adults could enjoy. His other television credits include appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman”, “Jimmy Fallon”, “Oprah”, “Conan” “Martha Stewart”, “Meredith Viera”, “The Today Show”, and through out it’s 18 year run, multiple appearances, as guest and co-host, on “ABC’s The View”.
Cantone has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Atlantic City’s Borgata, The Golden Nugget, Cearsar’s Palace (Las Vegas), and performing arts centers of Santa Rosa, Peekskill, Scottsdale, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Louis, where he performed his comedy and music show, Mario Cantone Live!