GUEST STARS

THE ARTIST

Bow Borden was born in Montana on a Blackfoot Indian reservation and given the birth name of Rainbow Borden. Bow moved from the mountains of Oregon to the streets of LA. In film, Bow has worked with Academy award winning directors Kathryn Bigelow, Ron Howard and John Schlesinger from the classic Midnight Cowboy and has appeared in over 25 shows including Justified, Prison Break, The Shield, NYPD Blue, Chicago Hope and Just Shoot Me.

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MARISOL

Isabel Cueva is an award winning actress. She has worked opposite some of Hollywood’s top Latino talent. She starred in the upcoming Lionsgate/Pantelion feature film opposite Luis Guzman, Eugenio Derbez and Nadine Velasquez. In “American Flyer”, she played a lead role opposite star Danny Trejo, and Douglas Spain. She also worked with Morgan Fairchild in SYFY’s “Paranormal Initiation”. Isabel has starred in several award winning independent films. This month you can see her starring in “The Lady Killers”, a dark comedy premiering in festivals. She has been critically acclaimed by top publications like LA Times, IndieWire, Latino Weekly Review and many others for her multi-award winning film “In the Name of Freedom” (available on Amazon, and itunes). Cueva is recurring in a couple of web series including “Dirty Cues”. Isabel recently created, directed and starred in her first TV pilot “The Haunt”. She is a past recipient of the Alma Award, the Cine Golden Eagle Award, and has received several “Best Actress” awards from prominent film festivals and an Imagen Award nomination. Currently, she is partnered with Sundance winner and alumni producer, Jill Knox-Gosse, on two feature films that will soon be starting pre-production.

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ALEX

DJ Rouse is an actor and stunt performer. He was born in the Grand Island, Nebraska, and has lived all across the midwest.  He has been a gymnastics instructor for the last 10 years.  His favorite movie is Rocky, the first one, but enjoys the sequels as well.  He is a huge fan of jumping rope and is usually seen carrying one with him.

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Afsaneh Safavi

THE BRUJA

Afsaneh Safavi was born in Southern California. She is half Iranian, so she has also lived in Iran but moved back to the US, this time to the Bay Area. She moved back to Los Angeles after college to study the Meisner Technique and get into the business. Afsaneh has starred in many short films and plays. She has directed a short film and has also written several short films and feature films as well. Afsaneh is a graduate of San Francisco State with a Bachelor’s degree in film and media production. She recently started a production company.

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MARTIN

William Alderson was trained as an actor and teacher by Sanford Meisner and worked as Mr. Meisner’s principal assistant and Associate Director at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City for over twenty years.  In addition to teaching, Mr. Alderson has directed a variety of theatre productions in New York, and worked closely with playwright Horton Foote.  Mr. Alderson is a member of the Director’s Unit of the Actor’s Studio and has appeared on and off-broadway, as well as in film and television. In 1995, Mr. Alderson opened the William Alderson Acting Studio in Los Angeles and subsequently founded the River Street Theatre Company.

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THE PRINCIPAL

Tom Katsis is a native of Sioux City , Iowa and has been in L.A. the last few years growing his acting career.  He’s appeared in award winning shorts, full length features, TV episodics and is a voice over actor as well.  He’s done some commercial work and has even had print ads that went worldwide.  He works out in William Alderson’s master class weekly and is totally prepared to bring all his skills and talent to your next project.  He’s extremely strong improvisationally and can work dramatically or comedically.He currently is recurring in “Movies At Our House” on AMC and is working on a one man show called “The Working Life”.   WEBSITE

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THE BULLY

Layla Sky Chessman

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THE PROFESSOR

Brian Cashen studied the Meisner Technique with Bill Alderson and improv at IO West.  He’s from Butte, Montana. That’s all we know thanks to the witness protection program.

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LIVERPOOL LILLY

Brit actress Elizabeth Knowelden was welcomed to America by BAFTA, honored as their BAFTA:“Newcomer In LA”. After training at the Webber Douglas Academy in London and receiving a commendation from the Sir Laurence Olivier board, her extensive theatre credits include working with the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Old Vic Theatre (artistic director Kevin Spacey), various Shakespearean national tours of the UK and performing as a soprano soloist at the Royal Albert Hall. In American film, she is currently working with Warner Bros and Disney. She can be seen now in the Polish brothers new comedy “HOTBOT“, as Lindsay Hawthorne. She is gearing up for filming of the psychological drama “ALL THE CHILDREN ARE INSANE” which is in pre-production, while the apocalyptic comedy “THE LAST MAN(S) ON EARTH” is now available for viewing. In recent theatre, she earned critical acclaim as the lead role of Eileen Finney in the West Coast premiere of the award winning “The English Bride”. Elizabeth is also a multi Audie Award nominated voice artist, securing her first win as part of the 2016 Audie Award winning audio drama the “The Starling Project”, acting alongside Alfred Molina. She works as a voice actor in movies, ADR, video games, audiobooks, audio drama, and a variety of other mediums. Pour yourself a martini and check her out here!  WEBSITE

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Actor Douglas Tait

CAPITAN COLOMBIA

Douglas Tait plays Zerstorer on the final season of Grimm currently airing on NBC. He played The Dread Doctor on last season’s MTV series Teen Wolf. Tait has played characters on films like JJ Abrams “Star Trek”, Jon Favreau’s “Zathura” Thor, Land Of The Lost, and the Hockey Mask Machete wielding character “Jason Voorhees” in the climax of the hit film “Freddy vs. Jason”. Douglas has also appeared on the television shows: Sons Of Anarchy, CSI Miami, NCIS-LA, The Last Ship, and many others. He stars in the recently released film “Havenhurst” produced by Mark Burg (Saw), and “Wild Boar” directed by Academy Award winner Barney Burman. Currently you can watch him on Netflix in the films: Jack The Reaper, Knights Of Badassdom, and Alien Outpost.

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VICENTE

Alejandro Patiño has been a working character actor for the last 25 years in Theater, Film, TV & Commercials with over 100 credits in his career. He last Guest Starred weekly as César in the FX drama series THE BRIDGE.  With films such as Fast & Furious, Iron Man 2, The Soloist, The Heartbreak Kid, Our Family Wedding, The Runaways & Bowfinger to name a few, he has had the privilege of working with some of Hollywood’s best including Eva Longoria on Desperate Housewives and Alphonso on the Showtime show WEEDS. Other TV credits include Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Raising Hope, Go On, The Shield and many others. Theater has been his playground performing as BOSSMAN in the 10 year long running play, Chico’s Angels. With a web series and 2 music videos online, Alejandro and Chico’s Angels have been quite busy solving crimes in this raucous comedy. His talents also include musical theater as well as a dancer for 20 years, propmaker, producer & director.

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AGENT ERICKA PALMER

Lisa is an actress, writer and producer  best known for her leading role in Lionsgate’s feature film RITUAL, directed by Mickey Keating as well as her work with the Viral Sketch Group: Dirty Cues for her starring role in Angela Vs. Bath and Bodyworks among many others. Lisa worked as a writer for the CBS Diversity Showcase 2016. Lisa and her writing partner, Dan Banas, were recognized for their sketch, “Peter Pan’s Nightmare” in the LA Times for their work on this year’s showcase. Lisa has excelled at The Groundlings School of Comedy having passed Writing Lab last year, Lisa will be taking on Advanced Lab in 2016.  Lisa performs regularly around the city with her hit Improv team “No You Don’t, Oprah!” & sketch Team “Naked Brunch”. Lisa is also a member of the Comedy Rap Group THICK 7. The band released their latest album featuring Lisa’s character Kristi Kreams this Spring. Check out the album here:Marijuanaholic Check out more of Lisa’s Sketch Comedy on her YouTube Page.  WEBSITE

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Ramón

Christopher Julian Limón was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He’s best known for his charity and on-going docu-series Happy Humans which was a top 5 finalist at the NALIP/HBO Summit 2014. He is a multi-award winning film & web creator, producer, actor writer and fashion designer currently residing in Los Angeles.

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EMILIO SANCHEZ

Eloy Méndez has appeared in more than 40 short films that have screened in festivals all over the world. 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. While Eloy is better known for his commitment to his art and entertainment, he’s just as passionate off-screen in his commitment to a number of charitable causes 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.

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Sidd Valicharla

THE DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

Sidd Valicharla is an actor and writer of Indian origin, who has now lived in the states for about a decade. As part of his creative career he has had success in community theater, commercial work, and on-camera work.

While still continuing to act, he is currently focused on his writing projects, a Rom-Com sharing the growth of a mixed race girl of Indian and Caucasian origin, and a Dark Comedy, showcasing the perils of drug wars and the innocent that are caught in thick of it all.

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