Posts Tagged 'American Actor'

Eben Kostbar

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In 2009, Eben Kostbar and producing partner Joseph McKelheer formed the production company, Film Harvest with the goal of producing high quality, yet cost effective, films that both thrive in the marketplace and garner critical acclaim.
 
Kostbar co-produced “Godspeed”, “One of the best Indie Films of the year (Film Threat)” and winner of the Jury Award at the 2009 CineVegas Film Festival.
 
Lightyear Entertainment distributed the film later that year.Kostbar was the writer/producer of the film, “The Hammer”, “A hidden gem” by the Los Angeles Times; based on the life of Deaf UFC fighter, Matt Hamill.
 
eben-kostbar-234196The film premiered at AFI Fest and won The Breakthrough Audience Award.
 
The film went on to win seven more high profile film festivals awards (including the Heartland Film Festival) and was released theatrically in 2011 by D&E Entertainment and DVD/VOD by Arc Entertainment.
 
He later produced “The Aggression Scale”, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival and was released in 2012 by Anchor Bay.
 
Kostbar went on to produce “Free Samples”, with notable cast, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter and Tippi Hedren, as well as, cinematographer, Reed Marano; recipient of the Kodak Vision Award.
 
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and was recently released by Starz.Most recently, he produced the international production, “The Thompsons”, a sequel to cult classic, “The Hamiltons”.
 
The film was directed by The Butcher Brothers and was released by Lionsgate and Imagination Worldwide.
 
Kostbar is in post-production on his first feature documentary, “Fight Church”, directed by Academy Award Winner, Daniel Junge and Bryan Storkel.
 
In addition to his film pursuits, Kostbar has produced web series, web branded videos and music videos for companies such as Hulu, YouTube, Funny or Die, dumbdumb, College Humor, Break Media, Warner Bros Records, Epic and XIX Entertainment.
                    
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Justin Cuomo

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Trevor Donovan

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Trevor Donovan Neubauer (born October 11, 1978) is an American model and actor.
 
Donovan was born in Bishop, California and raised in Mammoth, California.
 
He had short stints in 2007 on the NBC daytime soap “Days of our Lives” as Jeremy Horton.
 
He had a minor role in the 2009 sci-fi film “Surrogates” playing the Surrogate form of Tom Greer (Bruce Willis).
 
Donovan landed a recurring role on “90210″ as Teddy Montgomery, first appearing on September 8, 2009.
 
On May 20, 2010, The CW announced that he was upgraded to series regular.
 
It was later reported that his character would come out as gay in the third season, which premiered on September 13, 2010.
 
In July 2011, it was reported that Donovan had been cast in a role in the Oliver Stone film, “Savages”, released in July 2012.
 
He originally auditioned for a role that was cut but after seeing Donovan’s tape, Stone wrote him a part that was not in the book.
 
After the cancellation of “90210″, Donovan landed a recurring role in the third season of “Melissa & Joey”.
                            
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Drew Van Acker

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Drew Van Acker (born April 2, 1986) is an American actor.
 
He starred as Ian Archer in the Cartoon Network live-action series “Tower Prep and co-starring on “Pretty Little Liars” as Jason DiLaurentis.
 
Van Acker was born in Philadelphia, but lived in Medford, New Jersey, his entire life.
 
He attended Shawnee High School, where he began acting in their high school drama classes, where he also played on his school’s soccer and lacrosse teams.
 
His soccer abilities led him to receive a soccer scholarship to Towson University in Maryland.
 
While attending Towson, Van Acker took a number of theater courses in order to refocus on acting.
 
He then made the decision to move to New York City, followed by a move to Los Angeles.
 
Van Acker’s acting credits include “Castle” and ABC Family‘s “Greek” as well co-starring in the WB.com series “The Lake”.
 
In 2010, Van Acker starred in the short-lived Cartoon Network live-action series “Tower Prep”.
 
In June 2011, it was announced he had joined the cast of “Pretty Little Liars” for the second season to replace Parker Bagley who played Jason DiLaurentis during the first season.
 
He has been cast on Lifetime‘s show “Devious Maids” as Remi Delatour.
                                                 
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Ian Harding

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Ian Harding is an American actor best known for his role as Ezra Fitz in “Pretty Little Liars”.
 
Harding was born in Heidelberg, Germany to an American military family.
 
He has an elder sister named Sarah.
 
His family moved to Virginia a few years later, where he joined the drama club at his high school, Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland.
 
He was elected by his class to give the commencement address.
 
He later went on to pursue the Acting/Music Theater program at the Carnegie Mellon University.
 
Harding auditioned for the role of Ezra Fitz on the ABC Family television drama series, “Pretty Little Liars” in late 2009.
 
Harding has won four Teen Choice Awards for his portrayal of Ezra Fitz.
 
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Taylor Kinney

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Taylor Kinney (born July 15, 1981) is an American actor and model.
 
Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
 
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He and his three brothers Adam, Ryan, and Trent were raised in Neffsville, Pennsylvania by their single mother dental hygienist Pamela Heisler.
 
In 2000, he graduated from Lancaster Mennonite School.
 
He attended West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
 
Kinney is best known for his role as Luke Gianni on the TV series “Fashion House” on MyNetworkTV, and his regular role on “Trauma” on NBC.
 
In 2011, Kinney was featured in Lady Gaga‘s music video for the song “You and I“.
 
In 2012, he guest starred on “Shameless” as Craig, the former high school crush of the lead character Fiona (played by Emmy Rossum).
 
He stars in the TV series “Chicago Fire” as Lieutenant Kelly Severide on “Rescue Squad 3″ opposite former “House MD” star Jesse Spencer.
 
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Sean Faris

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Sean Hardy Faris (born March 25, 1982) is an American model and actor.
 
His family was working-class and lived in a small house in Houston; he moved to Ohio at age 12, where he attended a modeling agency in Cleveland.
 
In 1999, Faris competed at the International Model and Talent Association.
 
farisAfter graduating with honors from Padua Franciscan High School in 2000, he relocated to Los Angeles, California, to pursue his acting career.
 
Faris has starred in many different projects, including two television shows, “Life as We Know It”, and “Reunion”, both canceled before the end of their first season.
 
He also played William Beardsley in “Yours, Mine and Ours”.
 
Faris has also appeared in “Sleepover” with Alexa Vega in 2004.
 
Faris was also nominated for the Young Actors Award at the 7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards in 2004.
 
In 2007, Faris returned to work on three back-to-back films, “Forever Strong”, “Never Back Down”, and “Brooklyn to Manhattan”.
 
Currently, Faris is starring in and producing “The Glass Eye” with his manager Dino May.
 
In 2008, he stripped for UK Cosmopolitan magazine for a good cause, benefiting his choice of awareness of pancreatic cancer.
 
The same year, he produced and starred in a short film called “Manifest Destiny”.
 
In 2010, Faris appeared in three episodes of the TV show “The Vampire Diaries”.
 
In early 2011, he appeared in “The Lost Valentine”, a CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, which co-starred Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
 
The only video game in which he starred was “Need for Speed: The Run” as Jack Rourke.
 
In March 2013, TV Guide announced that Faris would portray Gabriel Holbrook, a Pennsylvania State Officer, on “Pretty Little Liars”.
 
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Spencer Boldman

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Spencer Thomas Boldman (born July 28, 1992) is an American actor.
 
At the age of 12, he was coaxed into trying out for his school’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” after a teacher saw him perform in his theater class.
 
imagesCADA7AUUBoldman ended up getting a lead role and his passion for acting grew from there.
 
Within less than a month after meeting a local talent manager, he was in Los Angeles booking roles on shows like “iCarly” and “I’m in the Band”.
 
He has starred in two pilots for Disney Channel, Jack in “Jack and “Janet Save the Planet”, and Adam in “Lab Rats”, the latter of which was picked up by Disney.
 
Most recently, Boldman wrapped up production on the feature film “21 Jump Street”, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
 
Spencer Boldman was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in the suburb of Plano.
 
Boldman has one older brother and currently resides in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, with his parents, Michael and Laura, and his brother, Jake, along with their golden retriever, Sadie.
 
He is a close friend of Debby Ryan.  There is speculation of the two in a relationship, but neither have confirmed nor denied the rumors.
      
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Devon Graye

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Devon Graye was born on March 8, 1987 in Mountain View, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Legendary (2010), Dexter (2006) and Husk (2011).
 
Played Stanley Yelnats in the Walden Media/Best of Broadway production of “Holes” at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco.
 
devon-graye_120793Lived in the UK for all four of his high school years.
 
Accepted the 2007 Saturn Award for best TV actor on behave of Michael C. Hall who was unable to attend the ceremony.
 
Studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
 
Underwent special coaching and wrestling training to keep up with the other actors in “Legendary,” including John Cena and most of the co-stars who were competitive wrestlers.
 
He got kudos from the supporting actors for being able to keep up competitively.
 
Stared in the Showtime hit series ”Dexter”.
 
Graye is currently filming the indie family drama “Last Weekend,” alongside Patricia Clarkson and “Keep the Lights On” star Zachary Booth.
 
In the film, set in a Northern California estate overlooking Lake Tahoe, Graye plays Booth’s opera singer boyfriend.
                          
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Ross Thomas

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Ross Thomas (born August 21, 1981) is an American actor, filmmaker, philanthropist and adventurer.
 
He attended St. Mary’s High School and subsequently attended Arizona State University and The University of Southern California.
 
imagesCA5MKWX5In 2005, Thomas played the title role in “What’s Bugging Seth” as a deaf man determined to find love and career success despite his handicap.
 
The film won awards at the DancesWithFilms Festival, the Santa Cruz Film Festival and the Empire Film Festival.
 
Other film credits include starring roles in films such as “The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold,”, “American Pie: The Naked Mile,”, the Wayans’ Brothers comedy “Dance Flick,” in which he spoofed Channing Tatum’s character in “Step Up”, “Burning Palms”, and the indie flick “Shelter,” which went on to win the GLAAD Outstanding Film Award in 2009.
 
On the small screen, Thomas was a series regular on the Nickelodeon original teen series “Beyond the Break.” Thomas played ‘Bailey,’ a stellar surfer who had a reputation for being a playboy.
 
The show aired from 2006-2009.  He also had a recurring role on “General Hospital” as ‘Brandon,’ a hardened criminal just released from jail.
 
Thomas has also appeared on “NCIS”,  “Lie to Me”, “CSI,” “CSI: NY,” “Cold Case,” & “Living with Fran”.
 
Thomas had a starring role in the film “Soul Surfer”, based on the true story of shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton.
 
Thomas played Bethany’s older brother, Noah.  
 
In 2013, Ross was chosen to host and produce the new CBS Sports Docu-Series, “Game Changers”.  The show celebrates athletes and fans who reach out in their communities to make life better for so many.
 
Ross also guest starred opposite Ramon Rodriguez, Terry O’Quinn and RZA in the pilot episode of the 2013 FOX TV show, “Gang Related”, directed by renowned film director, Allen Hughes and produced by Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. 
                     
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