Art Lynch, PhD / MA is a professional SAG actor, active coaching acting on the private to college and professional levels. Art Lynch formed musical, dramatic and children’s theater companies, launched the successful Nevada SAG Conservatory, and oversees Lynch Coaching. He served 20 years on the SAG National Board of Directors Art is the weekend voice of Nevada Public Radio.
Arthur Loring was born on December 20, 1977 in Pomona, California, USA as Arthur L. Loring. He is an actor, known for Sweet Ninja Brown (2010), Bubblegum & Broken Fingers (2011) and The Red Man (2016).
Charissa Saverio was born on December 7, 1969 in Singapore. She is an actress, known for Go (1999), Rogue Trader (1999) and Body Shots (1999).
Eloy Mendez is an accomplished actor and producer with broad experience in film, television, theater, and commercial productions.
Eloy made his acting debut in the critically acclaimed film Bread and Roses, directed by Ken Loach and starring Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrilo and George Lopez. The film was distributed by Lionsgate and made its world premiere at the 2000 Cannes International Film Festival, where it was nominated for a Palme d’Or, the festival’s highest prize awarded.
The same year, Eloy booked the lead role in the film Medio Tiempo, which appeared on Showtime for almost 10 years. Other film credits include Dishdogz, The Price of the American Dream, Primo, Bold Native, The Price of Happiness, and Road to Juarez. Two of Eloy’s most recent productions include Stealing Las Vegas, which premiered at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood in 2012, and Dragon Day, which premiered at The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in 2013. Dragon Day will be available on iTunes, video-on-demand and Netflix on July 4, 2014. Eloy made his Sundance debut also in 2013, with the film C.O.G., based on the writings of New York Times best-selling author, David Sedaris. Distributed by Focus Features, C.O.G. opened to stellar reviews across the country and made the list of Top Films of the Year by Variety, The Wrap, and other publications.
Eloy’s most current production, Lake Los Angeles, directed by award-winning director, Mike Ott, will have its world premiere at the Los Angles Film Festival in the summer of 2014. Eloy has also appeared in more than 40 short films that have screened in festivals all over the world.
Television and stage performance continue to play an important role in Eloy’s career. He has guest-starred in a wide range of TV shows, including ER, Monk, Sleeper Cell, General Hospital, Girlfriends, NCIS, The Shield, and The last Ship, to name a few. He was also a member of the prestigious Latino Theater Company Laboratory for more than three years, where he co-wrote the play Melancholia as an ensemble. He has performed on stage in productions that include Wicked, The Boys Next Door, and Closets.
In early 2014, Eloy formed Mighty Dog Entertainment, an independent production company that is producing a documentary called Return to the Philippines, the story of Leon Cooper, a 94 year-old WW2 veteran who was a Higgins Boat Commander in six missions, ferrying troops onto beaches to do battle. For close to a decade, Cooper has been trying to shine light on the 88,000 MIA’s from WW2 who never made it home. Lou Diamond Phillips is attached as the narrator of the film.
While Eloy is better known for his commitment to his art and entertainment, he is just as passionate off-screen in his commitment to a number of charitable causes. His philanthropic endeavors focus on issues like homelessness, education and poverty, social justice and human rights. Some of the charities he supports include Union Rescue Mission, RFK Foundation, Izunome Association, as well as numerous orphanages and schools in Latin America.
Jayne Krashin was born on May 31, 1961 in Denver, Colorado, USA. She is a talent agent and actress.
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LaBrandon Shead is an artist to be on the lookout for. Through his acting, he has discovered what he has wanted to give to the world, to empower, inspire and thrill the world through art. LaBrandon pursues truth in all that he does and attributes much of his creativity to his upbringing.
As a kid, he knew nothing about the art form of acting. All he knew was how thrilled he would get when he would make my parents laugh. Most of his creativity came from simply watching his parents interact with one another. His parents had a way of smiling through even the more tough times growing up. He became more optimistic in that light.
Born in Denver, Colorado and being a part of a close knit family, LaBrandon developed a strong work ethic early in life. Many of these early years were spent working alongside his father Mack Shead in their family restaurant M&D’s. LaBrandon discovered what hard work was working at a early age. Family life was always light and full of support. Entering high school, LaBrandon understood the importance of a meaningful education, but predominantly growing up in a sports oriented family, he took to sports naturally. Not until LaBrandon’s last year in high school did he discover his immense passion for acting performing a “Steve Urkel” skit in a talent show.
After graduation, LaBrandon attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. As a fine arts major, and began fine tuning his work in stage productions. Any opportunity that emerged in an audition, LaBrandon was there. Training under professional actors, changed the way LaBrandon approached his work. LaBrandon then decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue his passion.
With a solid work ethic LaBrandon landed his first lead role in the legendary producer Roger Cormans movie “Stealing Las Vegas” directed by Francisco Menendez.
Following in the footsteps of his comedic heroes John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, Chicago born and bred actor, Mike Wurst attended the Players Workshop during the Golden Era of Second City, in the early 1980’s, with classmates and contemporaries Dan Castellenetta and Charna Halpern, where he studied under Josephine Forsberg. After graduation Wurst moved on to study with The Compass co-founder, Paul Sills, considered the “Godfather” of modern improv. Not wasting a minute while awaiting his never self-doubted inevitable break, Wurst honed his theatrical chops, working in small improv troupes, stock theater and traveling children’s theater companies such as The Robinhood Players. Ever the romantic, the sensitive Wurst then betrayed his hardboiled, tough external shell, at the request of his future wife, and, for love, postponed his promising acting career, to become an Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. For the next 25 years, Wurst served keeping the skies friendly for the American public, over some of the busiest airports in the United States; provided a loving, stable home, for Jody, his wife of over 30 years and their two children; older son Matthew, and younger son, up and coming actor, UCB and Groundling student, Jason Wurst, and occasionally acted in local church or community theater projects or as a background player in major films shot in Las Vegas, during that time. In 2008, with Jody’s blessing, Wurst retired from the FAA and turned his attention to getting his promising acting career back on track. He has since worked on and starred in numerous commercial, Indie and Major films, voice over and network television projects.
Shaina Krashin is an actress, known for High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003) and The Red Man (2016).