William ShatnerSunday ONLY
William ShatnerSunday ONLY
William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.
Shatner was born in Côte Saint-Luc, Montreal, Canada, to Anne (Garmaise) and Joseph Shatner, a clothing manufacturer. His father was a Jewish immigrant from Bukovina in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, while his maternal grandparents were Lithuanian Jews. After graduating from university he joined a local Summer theatre group as an assistant manager. He then performed with the National Repertory Theatre of Ottawa and at the Stratford, Ontario Shakespeare Festival as an understudy working with such as Alec Guinness, James Mason, and Anthony Quayle. He came to the attention of New York critics and was soon playing important roles on major shows in live television.
Shatner spent many years honing his craft before debuting alongside Yul Brynner in The Brothers Karamazov (1958). He was kept busy during the 1960s in films such as Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and The Intruder (1962) and on television guest-starring in dozens of series such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), The Defenders (1961), The Outer Limits (1963) and The Twilight Zone (1959). In 1966, Shatner boarded the USS Enterprise for three seasons of Star Trek (1966), co-starring alongside Leonard Nimoy, with the series eventually becoming a bona-fide cult classic with a worldwide legion of fans known as "Trekkies".
After "Star Trek" folded, Shatner spent the rest of the decade and the 1970s making the rounds guest-starring on many prime-time television series, including Hawaii Five-O (1968), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) and Ironside (1967). He has also appeared in several feature films, but they were mainly B-grade (or lower) fare such as the embarrassingly bad Euro western White Comanche (1968) and the campy Kingdom of the Spiders (1977). However, the 1980s saw a major resurgence in Shatner's career with the renewed interest in the original Star Trek (1966) series culminating in a series of big-budget "Star Trek" feature films including Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). In addition, he starred in the lightweight police series T.J. Hooker (1982) from 1982 to 1986, alongside spunky Heather Locklear, and surprised many fans with his droll comedic talents in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) and Miss Congeniality (2000).
Outside of work he jogs and follows other athletic pursuits. His interest in health and nutrition led to him becoming spokesman for the American Health Institute's 'Know Your Body' Programme to promote nutritional and physical health.
Alex KingstonSaturday & Sunday ONLY
Alex KingstonSaturday & Sunday ONLY
Alex Kingston was born on March 11, 1963 in London, England as Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston. She is an actress, known for ER, Like Crazy and Doctor Who. She has been married to Jonathan Stamp since July 18, 2015. She was previously married to Florian Haertel and Ralph Fiennes.
Ron PerlmanSaturday & Sunday ONLY
Ron PerlmanSaturday & Sunday ONLY
Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions.
Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, Bertram "Bert" Perlman, now deceased, was a repairman and a drummer. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Hungary, Germany, and Poland).
With a career spanning over three decades, Perlman has worked alongside such diverse actors as Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Dominique Pinon, Brad Dourif, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Jude Law, Christina Ricci, Federico Luppi, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Wincott, and Elijah Wood to name a few.
While he has never been a bankable star, Perlman has always had a large fan-base. He started out strong as Amoukar, one of the tribesmen in Jean-Jacques Annaud's Academy Award-winning film Quest for Fire (1981), for which he got a Genie nomination. Perlman teamed up with Annaud again, this time as a hunchback named Salvatore in The Name of the Rose (1986). His first real breakthrough came later when he landed the role of Vincent, the lion-man, opposite Linda Hamilton in the cult-series Beauty and the Beast (1987). His work in this role earned him not only a Golden Globe Award but a underground fan following. Sadly the series got cancelled in its third season shortly after Hamilton's character's death.
After that he spent time doing supporting work on television and independent films such as Guillermo del Toro's debut Cronos (1993) (where a lifelong friendship and collaboration between the director and Perlman would blossom) as Angel and his first lead role as One in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's surreal The City of Lost Children (1995). His first real big role in a mainstream film came when Jeunet wanted him for the brutish Johner in his first Hollywood outing Alien: Resurrection (1997). Perlman has also used his distinctive voice to his advantage, appearing in many animated films/series, commercials and he is a video game fan favorite because of his work on such games as the Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997) series.
It was not until much later he got worldwide fame when his good friend Guillermo del Toro helped him land the title role in the big-budget comic book movie Hellboy (2004). Del Toro fought the studio for 4 years because they wanted a more secure name, but he stood his ground and in 2004, after almost 25 years in and out of obscurity, Perlman became and household name and a sought out actor. Perlman has had one of the most off-beat careers in film, playing everything from a prehistoric ape-man to an aging transsexual and will always be a rarity in Hollywood.
Other notable roles include the cunning Norman Arbuthnot in The Last Supper (1995), sniper expert Koulikov in Enemy at the Gates (2001), vampire leader Reinhardt in Blade II (2002), his reprisal of Hellboy in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) and biker chief Clarence Morrow in the popular series Sons of Anarchy (2008).
He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Opal, and their two children, Blake and Brandon.
Jason David FrankSunday ONLY
Jason David FrankSunday ONLY
Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver in the long-running children's television show Power Rangers. His character has morphed into the most different power rangers in the show's twenty year history. He first morphed on the scene as the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, a bad boy turned good, who after only ten episodes was intended to be written out of the show. However, due to his popularity, Jason David Frank's character was able to morph into the Mighty Morphin White Ranger, Red Zeo, Red Turbo and then returned in 2004 as the Black DinoThunder Ranger.
Throughout Power Ranger history, Jason David Frank's character has appeared in 225 total episodes and counting, more episodes than any other ranger. He also starred in the series both full-length movies, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie" (1995) and "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie" (1997). In 2013, Jason David Frank reprised his role of the Green Ranger in the Power Ranger's 20th Anniversary season, which features a mega war that features many rangers from the show's history. With his dynamic screen presence and outstanding martial arts, he has catapulted Tommy to legendary fame in the Power Ranger fandom and to this day maintains a fan base that stretches around the world.
His martial arts is not an act, Jason Frank, an inductee of the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, is a highly accomplished and respected martial artist with 34 years experience. In 1994, he created his own martial arts system, "Toso Kune Do," which means "Way of the Fighting Fist" and incorporates many different aspects of martial arts. Jason David Frank currently holds a seventh degree black belt in American Karate, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and in February 2013, he received the title of Master of Muay Thai by the world-renowned Muay Thai trainer Grand Master Toddy (Arjan). He is the owner and operator of Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with three schools in Texas and one in California.
Actor and martial artists are not his only roles, Jason David Frank is also an entrepreneur, MMA fighter, and world record holder. He is the founder and CEO of Jesus Didn't Tap, the first Christian-based line of MMA Clothing and fight gear. It was one of the first apparel company to recognize and celebrate the faith and commitment of MMA fighters. Since its inception, Jesus Didn't Tap has broaden its name in the MMA world and has been the sponsor to many MMA fighters. In January 2013, Jason David Frank became the Guinness World Record Holder for most 1‐inch pine board broken during freefall. He, who was introduced to skydiving during Power Rangers, shattered the previous record with seven broken pine boards.
With his recent achievements in 2013, Jason Frank has begun to document his momentous endeavors in a reality series, "My Morphing Life." The first season episodes include his world record achievement, receiving his prestigious Arjarn title in Muay Thai, his return to Power Rangers as the Legendary Power Ranger, his momentous convention touring, and more. The reality show’s first season has already been launched via the Bat in The Sun Youtube Channel and currently has more than a million views. Season two of My Morphing Life has been picked up by the new up and upcoming ConTV channel, a netflix of sorts for people who enjoy pop culture. The third season of My Morphing Life is currently being filmed and is already in negotiations to air in a major network. Jason Frank will be filming an episode of My Morphing Life Season 3 in Sydney, Australia this April 2015.
This is not the first time Jason David Frank works with Bat in the Sun in November 2013, the two worked on the White Ranger vs. Scorpion Super Power Beat Down, a show that pins super hero against super hero. The highly popular episode has been viewed over five million times and goes down in the show’s history as the most voted battle. With so many successful collaborations, Jason David Frank and Bat in the Sun are working together on an action packed movie, which he will star in as the hero.
Ever so faithful to his beginning roots of portraying a superhero, Jason David Frank is currently working on bringing a Green Ranger series to life, which will again bring him to his original ranger, who has become the most popular ranger in Power Ranger history due to Jason David Frank’s strong presence in social media. He currently has more than half a million Facebook followers and counting and with more than thirty million people viewing his page per week.
Jason Frank’s constant interaction with his fans, free giveaways, contests, and more have made him excel above the rest as the Floyd Mayweather of social media. This popularity has also opened other ventures, like a possible involvement in the Power Rangers reboot movies, recently announced by Saban Entertainment and Lionsgate Films. Lionsgate Films is responsible for extremely successful movies such as the Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games, Dogma, American Psycho and Fahrenheit 9/11.
Always someone of great passion and determination, it is safe to say that we can expect much more from Jason Frank in the years to come.
Tommy FlanaganAll Weekend!
Tommy FlanaganAll Weekend!
Tommy Flanagan was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. In his twenties, Tommy made his living as a DJ for local dance clubs until a violent attack nearly ended his life. In hospital, his friend Robert Carlyle persuaded Tommy to give acting a try. Mr. Flanagan joined Carlyle's Raindog Theatre Company where he made his stage debut in such productions as 'Wasted I and II', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', and 'MacBeth'.
Tommy worked in various local and smaller film and television projects until he landed a small role in Mel Gibson's epic 'Braveheart' in 1995. Mr. Gibson was so impressed that he expanded the role of rebel Morrison specifically for Tommy, exposing a worldwide audience to Mr. Flanagan.
Following this, Tommy went on to work with an array of top directors in films such as Phillip Noyce's 'The Saint', John Woo's 'Face/Off', and David Fincher's 'The Game'. In 1999, he would get the chance to once again work with Robert Carlyle in 'Plunkett and MacCleane'.
That same year, Tommy earned critical praise and numerous 'Best Actor' nominations for his role as 'Da', the troubled father in Lynne Ramsay's 'Ratcatcher'. The film earned 'Best Director' awards by many European film festivals including the London Film Critics Circle and the BAFTA 2000 awards.
In 2000, Tommy displayed more facets as an actor, starring in Art Linson's 'Sunset Strip' for director Adam Collis, where he played a mysterious 1970's hearth-throb, rock star.
He then played the role of 'Cicero', a faithful retainer of Russell Crowe's character in the Academy Award-winning 'Gladiator' for director Ridley Scott. Tommy's focused and intense portrayal once again earned him praise and recognition.
Tommy followed this up with roles in the indie features 'Dead Dogs Lie' and 'Strictly Sinatra', as well as the USA Network mini-series 'Attila' opposite Gerard Butler, New Line's 'All About the Benjamins' opposite Ice Cube, and 'Trauma' opposite Colin Firth.
In 2004, Tommy starred in 20th Century Fox's 'Alien vs. Predator' for director Paul W.S. Anderson, and followed that up in 2005 with Miramax films 'Sin City' for director Robert Rodriguez. And in 2006, Tommy played the pivotal role of the 'Stranger' terrorizing Camilla Belle in Simon West's re-make of 'When a Stranger Calls'. Tommy then played the enigmatic hit man 'Lazlo Soot' in Joe Carnahan's 'Smokin' Aces'.
In 2008, Tommy joined Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal in FX Network's drama, 'Sons of Anarchy' (SOA), one of the highest rated shows for the network, running for seven seasons. A huge success with a devoted following, SOA was initially based upon Hamlet by creator / show-runner Kurt Sutter. Often criticized for graphic violence, SOA was snubbed by award panels despite praise by critics and viewers. Mr. Flanagan portrayed Filip 'Chibs' Telford, a stalwart member of the Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original Motorcycle Club (SAMCRO.) Scottish by birth and raised in Belfast, Ireland, Chibs joined the IRA and the Belfast Chapter of Sons of Anarchy before events necessitated his transition to SAMCRO. The name Chibs refers to Scottish slang for a knife/ "street knife" (per Mr. Flanagan), a choice by Kurt Sutter referencing the real facial scarring Mr. Flanagan received in a near-fatal attack in his native Glasgow. Known as a "Glasgow smile" or "Glasgow grin" it is a highly distinctive regional form of violence and Sutter utilized it within the show. Mr. Flanagan himself is often questioned about his scarring and was quoted in Vulture 11/12/2014, "I don't see the scars anymore. They're just ancient history now. It was a horrible thing that happened 20 years ago. I don't give it a second thought. It's just like a big wrinkle on my face."
Tommy continues to create great roles in other hit series and films, gaining greater visibility and wider dramatic roles, including critically acclaimed UK drama ' Winter' by Heidi Greensmith, in which he plays an emotionally tortured painter trying to keep his family together after the sudden loss of his wife. Among other notable roles, Mr. Flanagan stars in 'The Jesuit' opposite Tim Roth and fellow Braveheart alum Brian Cox. In 2016 he adds 'Sand Castle, set during the Iraq War and 'Running Wild' with Sharon Stone.
Patrick Scott Patterson
Patrick Scott Patterson
Patrick Scott Patterson is a Video Game Advocate, marking his 35th year as a gamer. His passion is his profession, as he creates content across all forms of media aimed to celebrate and preserve video game history and culture. His expertise can be found in films such as Nintendo Quest and World 1-1 as well as media outlets across the country. His Video Game Media Archive project aims to preserve gaming media such as early magazines, promotional items, websites and other concepts
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Fleet 31 – USS Constancy
Fleet 31 – USS Constancy
The 1701st Fleet – South Texas Squadron
The 1701st Fleet – South Texas Squadron
Star Wars Enthusiasts of Houston – Fan Meetup
Star Wars Enthusiasts of Houston – Fan Meetup
Born in Dayton, Ohio, American actor and model Cody Lee Saintgnue comes from a story of humble beginnings that he loves to share with others. Placed into foster care at the age of nine, and soon thereafter adopted, Cody began acting and participating in theater productions as a way of expressing himself and positively coping. After diving into print modeling in the Ohio area, Cody traveled to Texas for a Model and Talent Expo presented by Mike Beaty and surprised everyone by winning the competition as a newcomer and landing himself the front page cover of the competition showcase magazine.
At 14, Cody and his mother made the decision to relocate to Los Angeles to train intensely in production acting. After landing his first role on the television series, Southland, Cody went on to work on the television series documentary, America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back before landing roles on hit series House M.D. and Criminal Minds. With a few television roles adding to his experience, Cody was cast in his first film, 'All Cheerleaders Die' in 2013 before being cast as "Jack" in the film, Preservation. Cody's most recent work includes playing "Brett Talbot" on the hit MTV series, Teen Wolf, and being represented by Next Model Management Los Angeles.
Heavily influenced by his own past and upbringing, Cody strives for heavy involvement with children and teen charities, organizations, and philanthropic activities. Spearheading his own campaign to make teens feel included and special, Cody created his own contest via his social media entitled #CodyTakeMeToProm in which he took a teen without a date to her senior prom for a memorable night. Calling it one of his most humbling experiences, Cody was inspired to continue work that made both himself and others feel good.
In addition to acting and modeling, Cody enjoys participating in a variety of sports including surfing, football, basketball, and particularly Muay Thai martial arts. Obtaining a coveted spot on the hit show Teen Wolf, Cody is eager to publicly showcase his acting abilities. Saintgnue resides in Los Angeles.
Emilio Rivera has discovered that turning your life around is the key to making dreams come true. His acting credentials have allowed him to top the list of successful Latino actors. His resume continues to grow with starring roles in films such as High Crimes (2002) with Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman and the much anticipated film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Emilio was born in San Antonio, Texas as the oldest child of four brothers and three sisters. When Emilio was a young boy his family moved to an area of Los Angeles nicknamed Frog Town and Emilio continued to seek the attention of those around him. His first experience with acting was in his third grade production of "Rumpelstiltskin". Emilio admits his childhood was not easy growing up as a minority in a poor section of town.
His first feature role was in the TV series Renegade (1992) with Lorenzo Lamas. He left his day job behind after he landed a role in the feature film Con Air (1997) co-starring Nicolas Cage. Emilio has appeared in countless commercials, television programs and feature films including _Traffic_, The Cable Guy (1996), NYPD Blue (1993), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), JAG (1995), and ER (1994).
This year film audiences will see Emilio's talents in John Cusack's film Never Get Outta the Boat (2002), Friday After Next (2002) and _Padrino, El (2003)_ co-starring Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway. Television audiences will get a taste of Emilio's acting talents in Howard Stern's "Son of the Beach" and Michael Mann's new series "RHD/LA".
Emilio shares his life with his wife who was his high school sweetheart and three children. He is an avid golfer and enjoys restoring vintage automobiles and playing with his four dogs - one that Emilio admits is part human. He also speaks to young children about pursuing their dreams and staying off the streets, a lesson he has learned firsthand.
Marina Sirtis was born in London, England, to Greek parents, Despina (Yianniri), a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. Her parents did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guildhall 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. After the series ended, she reprised her role for a string of successful Star Trek films: Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek: Nemesis. In 1992, Sirtis married Michael Lamper, a rock guitarist. She occasionally attends Star Trek conventions so that her loving fans can meet her, and she can meet the fans.
Michael Dorn was born on December 9, 1952 in Luling, Texas, USA as Michiel Dorn. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: First Contact.
Mark Boone Jr
René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss painter, and his father Fernand, a writer. The Auberjonois family moved to Paris shortly after World War II, and it was there that René made an important career decision at the age of six. When his school put on a musical performance for the parents, little René was given the honor of conducting his classmates in a rendition of "Do You Know the Muffin Man?". When the performance was over, René took a bow, and, knowing that he was not the real conductor, imagined that he had been acting. He decided then and there that he wanted to be an actor. After leaving Paris, the Auberjonois family moved into an Artist's Colony in upstate New York.
At an early age, René was surrounded by musicians, composers and actors. Among his neighbors were Helen Hayes, Burgess Meredith and John Houseman, who would later become an important mentor. Houseman gave René his first theater job at the age of 16, as an apprentice at a theater in Stratford, Connecticut. René would later teach at Juilliard under Houseman. René attended Carnegie-Mellon University and studied theater completely, not only learning about acting but about the entire process of producing a play. After graduating from CMU, René acted with various theater companies, including San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum. In 1969, he won a role in his first Broadway musical, "Coco" (with Katharine Hepburn), for which he won a Tony Award.
Since then, René has acted in a variety of theater productions, films and television presentations, including a rather famous stint as Clayton Endicott III on the comedy series Benson (1979), not to mention seven years on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) as Odo. René has also done dramatic readings of a variety of books on tape. René's most recent projects have included The Patriot (2000), starring Mel Gibson, and Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000). In the fall of 2000, he also appeared on NBC's Frasier (1993) and ABC's The Practice (1997).
Born and raised in London, England, Adrian Paul boasts a colorful background. Born of an Italian mother and a British father, he first became a model, then a dancer and choreographer in Europe. He is well-traveled and speaks English, French and Italian fluently. In 1985, he left Europe and came to the United States to pursue a dance and modeling career. Even though he had studied Shakespeare and performed in school plays when he was younger, acting was not a focus. Shortly after his arrival in America, he was urged to audition. His first role came on the ABC television series, The Colbys (1985), as the Russian expatriate ballet dancer, "Kolya". This led to a role in the Broadway play, "Bouncers", in 1987 and to a guest appearance on the television show, Beauty and the Beast (1987) in 1988. His first film appearance was in the 1989 film Last Rites (1988), with Tom Berenger. He went on to have a starring role in the Roger Corman film, Masque of the Red Death (1989), a re-telling of the Edgar Allan Poe tale. He appeared in a regular role in the second season of the television series War of the Worlds (1988) and made a pilot for CBS Television for a series called The Owl (1991). In 1992, he was cast in the role that would bring him to the most prominence to date...that of "Duncan MacLeod" in the syndicated series, Highlander (1992).
The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Theatre.
He learned mime at school, joining a troupe and doing the whole white-face thing, and has also worked as a contortionist.
After a hitch in theater in Indiana, he moved to Los Angeles in 1985, and has not been out of work since - he's acted in over 25 films, many television series (Including the award-winning Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), his episode 'Hush' garnered two Emmy nominations) and over 90 commercials and music videos with the likes of Madonna and Marilyn Manson.
Although known mostly for his work under prosthetics, he has also performed as 'himself' in such highly-rated films as Adaptation. (2002) with Nicolas Cage and indie projects such as Phil Donlon's A Series of Small Things (2005).
But it is his sensitive and elegant performance as 'Abe Sapien' in Hellboy (2004), which stormed to the top of the U.S. box office in the spring of 2004, that has brought him an even higher profile and much praise from audiences and critics alike.
Doug is married and lives in California.
Born 25th November 1961. London UK. Character Actor, forte comedy but equally at home with drama. Extensive experience across the whole spectrum of the Industry from Shakespeare to Panto, film, TV Radio and Web series.
Best known for, Puppy Love (BBC), Doctor Who (BBC), 3Some (Web), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), Les Miserable (2012).
Can conduct a full Symphony and Choir.
Public Motivational Speaker with own One Man Shows.
Eric "The Smoke" Moran
Eric "The Smoke" Moran
The Smoke has made an impact on the pop-culture scene for over a decade. After serving in the Marine Corps, The Smoke worked as a bodyguard working in clubs backstage for concerts and for NFL games in Philadelphia.
He would later train as a pro-wrestler and have a strong presence in the independent wrestling world.
The Smoke has wrestled for companies like, GLOOW, NWA Shockwave, ECW, and WEW. The Smoke has appeared on T.V. shows like, “The Jenny Jones Show,” “GLOOW,” “The Dangerous Women of Wrestling” and “Heavy Sedation.” The Smoke has also appeared in films like “The Black Ninja,” “LEAF,” and “White Men Can’t Rap.” The Smoke also radio shows like “610WIP” and Celebrity Boxing shows. The Smoke was also guest host for the Wizard World contest on SYFY’s Heroes of Cosplay. Just recently The Smoke was just cast for the Star Trek series, “ Starship Farragut”
The Smoke would later become a leading character for “Big City Comics Studios” for comic books, “Tempest,” “Tainted” and the graphic novel, “WHORE.”
The Smoke is a fan of comics and is now one of the leading cosplayers and is a active member of the costuming group, “The League of Heroes” and is a founding member of the independent production company, “Together Brothers Productions” with fan films like, “The Legion of Injustice” “FLASHFALL ”, “The Heist” ,and his Dr. Who/Torchwood series "Legacy" as well as the Judge Dredd: Cursed Edge UK/US crossover series, “ The Deep End”.
The Smoke is the first cosplayer to become a DC Comics superhero named Freight Train, by Senior Vice President Dan DiDio .
The Smoke works with inner city youth as well as charity events . Later this year he will be a featured celebrity guest for The Peace Fund Games.
He also speaks to kids at schools, inspiring them to be positive and motived in their communities.
Award nominated Australian actress Virginia Hey has achieved prominence and success not only nationally throughout her native Australia , but also around the world.
Virginia Hey, devotee of health and wellbeing, is best known worldwide for her roles on TV and film, however all throughout her career Virginia has also pursued her passion for all things involving natural therapies, perfume design, soap design and inner and outer beauty. She is a certified Reiki practitioner, nutritionist and ex fashion editor who constantly tours the world making personal appearances and also teaching meditation.
Miss Hey moved from Sydney to Los Angeles in 2002, and since 2012 is now touring the UK. Miss Hey has her own signature range of exquisite perfumed products and Meditation MP3s available on Etsy.com www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Whiteflowerlei White Flower Lei launched officially in LA in 2002.
About: Born in Sydney, Australia, Ms. Hey divided her time and education between her hometown and London. Virginia has an extensive bio and a 37 year track history with the entertainment, fashion, natural health and beauty industry in Australia and the UK.
Miss Hey's acting career began following a successful modeling career, where she was spotted by casting directors and placed in her big screen debut with Mel Gibson in the film classic Mad Max 2: Road Warrior, in which she portrayed Warrior Woman. Since then, Ms. Hey has also appeared with numerous international stars, including George C. Scott in Mussolini, Heath Ledger in Roar, James Bond 007 Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights, and Christopher Atkins in Signal One.
Her career in front of the camera started as a fashion model whilst she was attending a Fine Arts diploma course, soon she found herself snapped-up by casting folk and began her acting career opposite Mel Gibson in her first big break in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)(aka "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior") as the "Warrior Woman". She was also one of the Bond girls in The Living Daylights (1987) and, most recently, played the multi-award-nominated blue priestess "Zhaan" in Farscape (1999) (1999-2004).
In the 80's and 90's Virginia used her public spotlight to bring attention to natural health and beauty regimes, and was a regular popular fun guest on Australian chat shows, which led her in turn to begin teaching health, nutrition, beauty and meditation during her 30 year career in the public eye in Australia.
In the mid to late 90's in between acting roles Virginia was a freelance fashion and still-life stylist, and then became a fashion editor in Sydney for "For Me" and "Bride to Be" magazines until she stepped into the role of "Zhaan" on Farscape.
Miss Hey was brought to the USA in 2001 on the wave of Farscape fan frenzy. Miss Hey received her "Alien of Extraordinary Ability" Greencard in 2002 and settled into Santa Monica, California, USA until 2012 when she moved to the UK.
While she was in the USA from 2001-2011 Virginia worked further on her design skills. Having made perfumes for herself for 30 years, Miss Hey was convinced by thousands of fans at conventions across the US to offer her perfume publicly. For 10 years Virginia worked tirelessly on two exquisite candle and perfume lines, White Flower Lei and Virginia Hey Couture, both launched in Fred Segal Los Angeles.
2013 saw Miss Hey return to England after a 30 year absence. Miss Hey is making soaps and perfume for her business, White Flower Lei, and is living in SW England. Virginia continues to audition, to act, and travels extensively doing her tour of Appearance dates each month throughout the UK. virginiahey.com/appearances-signings/
Virginia is a natural entertainer and has always had a love affair also with radio during her 40 years in the entertainment business. Since moving to the UK Miss Hey has had 2 of her own radio chat shows and is set to continue in late 2015.
Whether in Europe, USA or Australia, Virginia hopes to open the second half of life concentrating on all her arts and creative talents.
Michael Welch is best known for his role as the popular Mike Newton in The Twilight film series, appearing in all five films of the franchise. He is currently on the hit Syfy Channel original series, Z Nation as rugged heartthrob Mack Thompson. Season 2 of Z Nation is set to air in the fall of 2015. His latest project Significance is based on a popular series of sci-fi / fantasy novels. Fans can expect its online release later this year. Michael plays Marcus, a violent loner, part of the Watson clan, a key antagonist in the series.
Michael had a 2-year stint as Luke Girardi on the beloved, Emmy nominated CBS show, Joan of Arcadia. His first film role was Artim in the 1998 release, Star Trek: Insurrection playing opposite Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, and the rest of the Next Generation cast. One of his more recognizable sci-fi appearances was as Young Colonel Jack O’Neill in a season 7 episode of Stargate: SG-1 entitled Fragile Balance. He received high praise from fans portraying a clone of the iconic Richard Dean Anderson character.
Michael has over 40 television credits spanning a 17-year career. His sci-fi appearances include Grimm, The X-Files, Birds of Prey, The Invisible Man, and Touched By An Angel. Other credits include Bones, Criminal Minds, NCIS, all three CSIs, a four-episode arc on The Riches, Numb3rs, Law and Order: SVU, Cold Case, Without a Trace, Judging Amy, and Malcolm in the Middle.
His movie career has been packed with genre work as well, such as Hansel and Gretel Get Baked, The Demented, Born Bad, Day of the Dead, and All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, along with the upcoming suspense/horror films The Well, Cawdor, and Until Someone Gets Hurt, which will be out this year. Other past work includes performances in Boys of Abu Ghraib, Grace Unplugged, The United States of Leland, An American Crime, Remember the Daze, and Archie’s Final Project to name a few. In 2015, fans can also expect the release of The Grounds and Boy Meets Girl, which has won over 20 festival awards.
Despite his busy schedule, it is essential for Michael to give back. In 2013 he helped raise $12,000 for The Thirst Project to drill a clean-water well for a village of 500 people in Swaziland. He received Thirst’s Pioneering Spirit Award in 2011 for his outstanding efforts to raise awareness and money to provide clean drinking water. In 2010, Michael was invited to Germany by the USO to support both wounded soldiers and over 600 military youths. He was co-chair of the 4th annual Walk on The Horizon, an event to bring additional resources to programs for adults with disabilities. For over 10 years, Michael hosted events and entertained less fortunate children with Kids With A Cause.
Gigi Edgley has recently completed shooting Hashtag a short SyFy film. Her team were successful in raising over $44000 with a Kickstarter in order to fund the production. Previously she was filming Whisky Sour which was also produced in Los Angeles.
As host of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge Gigi Edgley was charged with introducing each week’s challenge to the group of contestants. The internationally renowned actress is originally from Australia. Gigi has a long and rich history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically – acclaimed sci-fi cult series, Farscape. In which she starred for over four years.
Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series.
Additionally Edgley has appeared in countless film and television series including Rescue Special Ops, USA’s Starter Wife, Tricky Business, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51 and Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us,Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats and Day of The Roses.
Gigi adores performing theatre as well. Her credits include, Kill Everything You Love, 4.48 Psychosis, The Rover, Boy’s Life, Romeo And Juliet, Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Les Miserables.
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.
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 hundreds of other candidates.
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Sandahl Bergman was born November 14, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri. She later graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. She moved to New York City while she was in her 20's, and appeared in a number of Bob Fosse productions. Her film debut was in his film All That Jazz (1979). Sandahl went on to appear in Xanadu (1980), Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Red Sonja (1985).
Julian Wyatt Glover was born on March 27, 1935 in Hampstead, London, England, to Honor Ellen Morgan (Wyatt), a BBC journalist, and Claude Gordon Glover, a BBC radio producer. He is of English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry. Primarily a classical stage actor, Glover trained at the National Youth Theatre, performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and became a familiar face to British television viewers by appearing in many popular series during the 1960s and 1970s. His talent for accents and cold expression made him an ideal choice for playing refined villains. During the 1980s, Glover achieved some fame in Hollywood by playing roles in such popular films as Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). He was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
Dirk Benedict was born in Montana on March 1st, 1945. He was raised in the country, far away from anything connected with movies or acting. He gathered his first experiences in acting (on a dare) in a college production of "Showboat" where he got the main part. His father, a lawyer, died when Dirk was 18, which was hard for him to take. While working on Georgia, Georgia (1972) in Sweden, he made the first contact with a macrobiotic diet and changed his eating habits drastically. He was 26 at that time. A few years later, doctors found that he had cancer of the prostate. He refused to accept the usual treatment and moved away to a secluded cottage. Dirk managed to cure himself from cancer by following the rules of his macrobiotic diet. When he got his part as "Starbuck" in Battlestar Galactica (1978), the doctors stated that he was in good health. Dirk's main successes were "Battlestar Galactica" and The A-Team (1983) in which he played "Templeton - The Face - Peck". He was formerly married to actress Toni Hudson and has two sons (George and Roland).
Michele grew up in Colorado - and got up on every stage she could manage singing, acting, and unfortunately dancing from the time she could say: "jazz hands".
She earned degrees in Theater and Classical Vocal Music Performance, completed a prestigious theater internship with "Theatre de la Juene Lune", then moved to London to bartend. After slinging martinis at the Royal Albert Hall for a couple of years, she moved to Los Angeles to sling less pretentious martinis. She hooked up with a sketch comedy group called A.S.S. (Another Showcase Showdown) with which she created and performed dozens of original comedy characters, sketches, short films, and musical numbers for over 8 years all over LA and beyond - including the HBO Comedy Workspace and the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival.
A.S.S.'s founding members started a TV/film production company - Drama 3/4 - who were then hired by the VH1 Network to create, write, and produce VH1's first and only original scripted comedy television show: "I Hate My 30's" in which Michele starred as series regular Katie. She also showed up on other shows like "CSI:NY" and Disney's 'Kickin-It", on Lifetime Network movies like "Backyard Wedding", and in a lot more commercials than she cares to admit. She has also been on the silver screen with Harvey Keitel in "The Last Godfather", Loretta Divine in "Politics of Love", and Tom Sizemore in "The Columbian Connection". Currently, she's known to Sci Fi fans as the Starship Enterprises' first ship's counselor, Dr. Elise McKennah in "Star Trek Continues", as insane bounty hunter Red in the "Fallout: Nuka Break" series, and as Betty the Personality Core in the Portal-based series "Aperture R&D".
She also got to talking into microphones and found her voice showing up in movies like "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" and in animated series like Cartoon Network's "MAR" and Funimation's "Ouran High School Host Club", "Tsubasa Chronicle", "Claymore", and others. She also pretends she knows what the kids are talking about when they describe the action in video games she's done like "Final Fantasy XIII" and "Dynasty Warriors 7&8".
She lives in Los Angeles, and spends most of her time on set being told: "GREAT - now take it down a notch."
Shawn Robert Ashmore was born one minute after his twin brother Aaron in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on October 7, 1979. He is the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. By the age of seven, when their mother became a part of the Multiple Births Association in Alberta, Canada, the Ashmore twins were already in front of cameras impressing their elders. But it was Shawn that at the age of 14, stole the hearts of many with his wonderful performance in Guitarman (1994) in which he played the main character and was nominated for a Gemini Award. Since then, his career has skyrocketed. He has done many made-for-television movies and series, and has guest starred on various television shows, but it was his brief appearance in X-Men (2000) that landed him a role in X-Men 2 (2003) and got him on the road to stardom. As an added bonus, he even got his own personal action figure modeled after him.
After only three months after X-Men 2 (2003) he easily earned the very minor role of his brother's double in My Brother's Keeper (2004) with a release date in spring of 2004. Apart from acting, Shawn enjoys spending time with his brother, listening to music, playing guitar and snowboarding. His special skill is that he's fluent in French. His mother Linda, who is a twin herself, is a homemaker, while his father Rick is a manufacturing manager. Shawn has one pet, Jessica, a golden retriever, that he got from his grandmother when he was nine.
Cosplaying and attending geek-centric social gatherings since the release of Hello Kitty: Roller Rescue on Nintendo's short lived Gamecube, D-Piddy’s unique take of the morally ambiguous Deadpool has infused levity and multi-fandom awareness to a character many fans have admired for years.
Starting his YouTube channel in late 2012, D-Piddy's reach has not only grown within the YouTube and cosplay community, but all over the internet as a whole, with thousands of users re-uploading his work online. Even when dressing up as other characters like Skeletor & Kakashi Hatake (among others), D-Piddy was still able to pop the multi-million view cherry on YouTube, Facebook and many other social media sites.
Destined to save the world, D-Piddy now travels the universe on his trusty space rocket, the Mikazuki 5, always on the lookout to discover new meanings to life, in the pursuit of knowledge, adventure and love.
Titan Cosplay has been cosplaying since 2013 but has been a geek and a nerd since he first watched X-Men on Saturday morning cartoons. He even sported awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bed sheets for several years until he outgrew his twin-sized bed! He has been a gamer since his parents got a SEGA Master System 3D and has been a life-long lover of comic books and superheroes. In 2013, Titan was introduced to wonderful world of cosplaying and has been hooked ever since. He has dedicated himself to improving his craftsmanship and collection of crafting skills. Titan also loves to share his knowledge of cosplaying to anyone and everyone who is curious.
He has also worked with Cos Couture to develop a #Cospositive message with the “Cosplay Has No Body Type” campaign, which went viral and was shared over 10,000 times and viewed by millions. Titan very much believes in cosplay positivity and the equal treatment of anyone who wishes to cosplay, despite their gender, race, abilities, or any other perceived differences. He is also a disabled veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He has a strong connection to the Wounded Warrior Project because of this and has raised nearly $1000 for that charity in the last year.
Titan prides himself in portraying the larger-than-life comic book characters of the Marvel and DC Universes, especially the villains!
You can follow Titan at www.facebook.com/TitanCosplay or on Twitter and Instagram @titan_cosplay