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Dylan Minnette

Dylan Christopher Minnette (born December 29, 1996) is an American teen actor and musician. 
Minnette was born in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Robyn and Craig Minnette.  He moved briefly to Champaign, Illinois for 5 years, and later moved to Los Angeles to continue his acting career.
His first role was a single episode of “Drake & Josh”.
thCADPTG57Minnette has since appeared in the movies “The Year Without a Santa Claus” on NBC, as Todd Lyons in the movie “The Clique” and as Noah Framm in “Snow Buddies”.
Notable roles of Dylan Minnette on television include the young version of the character Michael Scofield on “Prison Break” and character Clay Norman from “Saving Grace”.
He played Kenny, a bully, in “Let Me In”, a remake of Swedish, “Let the Right One In”, released in October, 2010.
Minnette has also appeared in several commercials and in four episodes of “Lost” as Jack‘s son in the sideways timeline.
Minnette also appeared in “The Crow & the Butterfly” video from the rock group Shinedown.
Minnette is the singer/rhythm guitarist in the band The Narwhals with Zack Mendenhall (bass), Cole Preston (drums) and Braeden Lemasters (singer/guitar).
The Narwhals won a battle of the bands contest (2010) sponsored by 98.7 FM and played at Vans Warped Tour 2011.
The band has since performed at many famous LA venues including The Roxy and Whisky a Go Go.
Their song Bleeding Man was used in the promo for season 2 of R.L. Stine’s “The Haunting Hour”.

George Stults 
George Sheehy Stults (born August 16, 1975) is an American actor and former fashion model.
Stults was interested in acting and wrestling in high school.  He got his career start in life as a model.
A commercial agent spotted Stults eating lunch one day and stopped to give him her card and he then entered into the world of acting.
At the time, Stults seriously considered joining the U.S. Navy.
George auditioned for a role on “7th Heaven” where his younger brother Geoff already had a recurring role as Mary Camden’s love interest Ben Kinkirk.
Originally auditioning for the role of a kid who forces people to drink, George was later cast in the role of Ben’s older brother Kevin.
Stults remained a regular cast member of “7th Heaven” from season 6 until the final season 11.
In 2001, George made a guest appearance on a season 7 episode of “Friends”, The One With Joey’s New Brain as Jessica Lockhart’s daughter’s boyfriend.
He previously had appeared in “Everybody Loves Raymond” for a much less conspicuous appearance.
Stults has signed on to do television and print ads for Liz Claiborne‘s new fragrance “Bora Bora,” and he plans on leaving the modeling world after that.
He has appeared in the “Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man” music video by Randy Travis.
He received a wrestling scholarship at the University of Southern Colorado, but he transferred to Whittier College in his junior year to be closer to his brother.
He starred in the film “Night Skies” in 2007.
He starred in the 2010 psychological thriller “Necrosis” alongside James Kyson Lee and Tiffany.

Miles Heizer

Miles Heizer portrays Drew Holt on NBC’s new drama series “Parenthood.”
Sarah’s youngest, Drew, is a sensitive soul in desperate need of a male role model — and some privacy.
Miles Heizer began his acting career in television with a co-starring role on “CSI-Miami,” followed by guest-starring roles on other shows such as “Ghost Whisperer,” “Shark,” “Bones” and “Private Practice,” and a recurring role on “ER.”
In 2007, Heizer starred in his first film, “Rails and Ties,” opposite Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden.
“Rails and Ties” was also Alison Eastwood’s directorial debut.
Originally from Kentucky, Heizer resides in Los Angeles with his family.

Alden Ehrenreich

Alden Caleb Ehrenreich (born November 22, 1989) is an American actor.
He has starred in the independent film “Tetro” (2009), and played the lead in the 2013 fantasy “Beautiful Creatures”.
Ehrenreich was discovered at a friend’s bat mitzvah reception by Steven Spielberg, when Spielberg saw a short comedy movie featuring Ehrenreich.
Ehrenreich has described the comedic performance he gave in the movie as: “I ran around as a skinny little punk, trying on girls’ clothes and eating dirt”.
The meeting with Spielberg led to acting roles on television shows.
In 2007, Ehrenreich auditioned and won the role of Bennie Tetrocini in Francis Ford Coppola‘s movie “Tetro”.
Coppola requested Ehrenreich read a passage from The Catcher in the Rye for his main audition.
In April 2012, he replaced Jack O’Connell in the role of Ethan Wate in Warner Bros.’ fantasy-drama “Beautiful Creatures”; the film was released in February 2013.
He lived in New York, and majored in theatre at New York University.
In 2009, he founded the theatre and film company, The Collectin, with Zoe Worth.


238409373994071923_YicY2Q6o_cNicholas “Nick” Zano (born March 8, 1978) is an American actor and producer.
Shortly after graduating from high school, Zano moved to Hanover, Pennsylvania and landed a job developing films and television projects for a small production company.
During that time, he also was the associate producer for “Living Position”, a World AIDS Day television special hosted by Lou Diamond Phillips.
While selling shoes in a trendy Los Angeles boutique, a customer went back to her office and told her supervisors she’d just met a man who would be a wonderful on-air personality.
The woman was an employee at MTV, which led to Zano’s hosting job of MTV’s “Movie House”.
In 2003, he won the role of Vince in the The WB sitcomWhat I Like About You”, starring Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth.
Zano made his first appearance in the second season and remained until the fourth and final season that ended April 24, 2006.
Afterwards, he went on to host and executive produce his MTV reality show “Why Can’t I Be You?”.
NickZano-AbsThe following year, Zano appeared alongside Haylie Duff and Frankie Muniz in the independent romantic comedy “My Sexiest Year”.
The film, which received mixed reviews, had its world premiere at the 2007 Hamptons International Film Festival.
In 2008 he appeared in a supporting role opposite Drake Bell in MGM‘s teen comedy film “College”.
Zano also appeared in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” and “Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead” later that year.
In 2009, Zano co-starred in “The Final Destination”, the fourth installment of the Final Destination film series.
He also guest starred on the ABC sitcom “Cougar Town”, starring Courteney Cox.
In 2010, he had a recurring role on The CW‘s “Melrose Place”In 2011 he started a recurring role on “2 Broke Girls” as Johnny, a graffiti artist who regularly flirts with Max (Dennings).
In 2011 he also co-starred in romantic comedy “Scents and Sensibility” as Brandon.
In 2012, Zano scored a recurring role on a different show on The CW, “90210″, in which he plays a billionaire who goes into business with Annie (Grimes).
Beginning in December 2012, Zano will begin a recurring role in season three of the ABC comedy “Happy Endings” as Pete, Penny’s new love interest.
He is currently signed on to appear in at least seven episodes.

Dane Dehann

Dane William DeHaan (born February 6, 1986) is an American acto who was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
His father, Jeff DeHaan, is a computer programmer, and his mother, Cynthia Boscia, is a Knoll Furniture executive.
DeHaan attended Emmaus High School, in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, for three years, and switched to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts for his senior year.
He got his start in Broadway Theatre as the understudy for Haley Joel Osment in “American Buffalo“.
He made his television debut in 2008 with a guest appearance on “Law & Order Special Victims Unit”.
He made his feature film debut in John Sayles‘ “Amigo” and starred as Jesse in the third season of “In Treatment”.
He played Timbo in the fourth season of “True Blood”.  In 2012, DeHaan starred in the science fiction motion picture “Chronicle”, and played Cricket in the film “Lawless” (2012).
On December 3rd, 2012, director Marc Webb announced via twitter that DeHaan will be portraying Harry Osborn in the “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″.

Colley Bailey

Colley Bailey was born in Mountain Home, Arkansas and grew up in the Ozarks.
He caught the acting bug in a high school production of “Rebel Without a Cause” playing the character made famous by James Dean.
While still in high school, he was signed by a Little Rock talent agent.
Colley attended the University of Central Arkansas where he completed his degree in Theater in 2007.
He made the most of his acting opportunities during these years by appearing in commercials, short films, and numerous college theatrical productions.
In 2009, Colley moved to Los Angeles and met success filming “Donner Pass” in early 2010 and “Madison County” later the same year.
Colley tried his hand at writing in college and in 2011 had several scripts in various stages of development.

Kelly Blatz

 Kelly Blatz was raised in Burbank, California, where he attended Burbank High school.
There he excelled in sports and in music.  It was his film class his senior year that led him to decide to become an actor.
He decided to drop out of Loyola Marymount University after only going to orientation. 
He then started studying acting with Ivana Chubbuck at her studio in Hollywood, where he spent the next 2 years.
His first major film role was in the 2008 remake of the movie “Prom Night”, with Brittany Snow.
He went on to have intense roles in the indie films “From Within”, where he played a psychopathic son of a preacher, and “April Showers”, where he played a Columbine survivor who lost his love in the shootings.
Soon after, he landed the title role of Aaron Stone in Disney XD’s first flagship action series “Aaron Stone”, which helped launch Disney XD on a global scale.
He then landed the lead role in TBS’s first hour-long comedy “Glory Daze” created by Walt Becker, where he played Joel Harrington, a wide eyed freshman going to college in the 1980′s.
In addition to acting, Kelly was also the lead singer of Los Angeles based alternative rock band Capra from 2005-2011.
He dated Gossip Girl starlet Blake Lively from 2004 to 2007.

Cam Gigandet

Cam Joslin Gigandet was born August 16, 1982) and is an American actor.
In 2003, Gigandet made his acting debut with a guest appearance in the crime television series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.
In 2004 and 2005 Gigandet continued his television career with recurring roles in television shows such as “The Young and The Restless” and “Jack and Bobby”.
In 2006, Gigandet was cast as Kevin Volchok on the Fox teen drama television series “The O.C”., appearing in 15 episodes.
Gigandet portrayed the role of Kevin, a bad boy and rebellious competitive surfer who develops a casual relationship with the rich socialite Marissa Cooper, portrayed by Mischa Barton.
In August 2007, Gigandet was cast in the Summit Entertainment action drama film “Never Back Down”.
He portrayed the role of the villainous bad boy and fighting champion Ryan McCarthy who sets out to take down the film’s protagonist.
Gigandet and co-star Sean Faris shared an award for “Best Fight” at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.
In December 2007, Summit Entertainment cast Gigandet in the planned film adaptation of the best selling vampire book series “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer.
He signed on to portray the role of the film’s “tracker” vampire James.
Gigandet received his second “Best Fight” award win at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards with Robert Pattinson.
In 2008, Gigandet won the award for “One to Watch” at the 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards.
In August 2008, Gigandet signed on to the Screen Gems supernatural horror film “The Unborn”, portraying the role of the protagonist’s love interest.
Also in 2009, Gigandet starred as Corporal Gallo in the sci-fi thriller “Pandorum”.
In 2009, Gigandet was cast alongside Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly in the thriller film “The Roommate”.
In 2010, Gigandet portrayed Micah, a 22-year old Christian high school student, in “Easy A”.
That same year, Gigandet starred as the villainous prison guard Chase in the psychological straight-to-DVD thriller “The Experiment”.
In 2010, Gigandet was cast in the film “Burlesque”The film was written and directed by first-time director Steve Antin and starred Cher, Christina Aguilera and Stanley Tucci.
In 2011, Gigandet portrayed Jonah in the psychological thriller “Trespass”.
Gigandet had a supporting role in the 2011 vampire thriller “Priest”.

Thom Bierdz

Thom Bierdz (born March 25, 1962) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Phillip Chancellor III on the daytime drama “The Young and the Restless”, appearing from 1986 to 1989, returning for a “dream sequence” in 2004, and in a surprising twist, returned to the role in May 2009.
He was also a guest star on “Melrose Place” as Sarah’s abusive boyfriend Hank.
Bierdz is openly gay.  In July 1989 shortly after he left “The Young and the Restless” to pursue film roles, his youngest brother Troy, beat their mother to death with a baseball bat.
He is currently serving a life sentence in a Wisconsin prison.
In May 2002, his other brother Gregg committed suicide.  He has a surviving sibling, his older sister, Kim.
Bierdz has devoted most of his life to painting.  In 2005, he received the 2005 Out Magazine Best Emerging Artist of Los Angeles for painting pictures of cows.
He is also the recipient of the Key to the Light Award from The Theylains. Thom has also written a memoir entitled “Forgiving Troy” which is some fiction, received the Best Autobiography Award from USA Book News.
In September 2009, The Human Rights Campaign at a Black Tie Gala themed “Speak Your Truth” presented Thom with their Visibility Award for his continued contributions to charity work for human rights, through his art, his acting, his writing, and his painting in the nude.