Louis Gossett Jr. has a flair for projecting quiet authority and has scored well personally in a string of diverse and occasionally challenging roles. The aspiring actor caught a break at his first Broadway audition for “Take A Giant Step” (1953), where, beating out 400 other candidates, the then 16-year-old landed the lead.
His acting career soon flourished and his work in the stage and film versions of the groundbreaking drama about African-American family life in Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” (1961) proved a watershed. This led to numerous appearances on network series in the 1960s and 70s culminating in 1977, when he picked up an Emmy for his eloquent portrayal of Fiddler in the landmark ABC miniseries “Roots”.
Meanwhile, his big screen reputation grew with critically acclaimed work in such comedies as “The Landlord” (1970) “The Skin Game”(1971) with James Garner, “Travels with My Aunt” (1972) and the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning drama “The River Niger” (1975). A riveting performance as a drug-dealing cutthroat stalking Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset in “The Deep” (1977) catapulted him to wider popularity, but the tough by-the-book drill sergeant in “An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982) won him a Best Supporting Oscar that consolidated his place in the Hollywood hierarchy.
An American citizen born in Cuba and raised in Caracas, Maria Conchita Alonso started her career winning the Miss Teen-Ager of the World Pageant in Portugal, and Miss Venezuela for the Miss World Pageant. She became a Star in Latin America as an actress and singer, and at 20 had her first, of many, #1 hits. Maria Conchita is a multi-Grammy nominee with platinum and gold albums, including wining an ALMA Award, Pioneer Award, Golden Eagle Award.
She became a worldwide name in her film debut Moscow on the Hudson co-starring Robin Williams, after came The Running Man, Colors, Predator2, The House of the Spirits among many others. She has won many awards in various fields. She was the first non-USA born Hispanic to star on Broadway with Kiss of the Spider Woman, and played many roles in both TV movies and primetime series such as, Desperate Housewives. She’s an animal activist as well as active with human rights.
Mexican Actor Damián Alcázar has won 16 International Academy Awards for Best Actor, including 9 Ariel’s. Damián premiered onscreen in the late ’90s and spent much of his onscreen time in Mexican productions. Alcázar’s early projects maintained a somewhat low profile critically and commercially, but by the early 2000s, the actor began building a fairly steady resumé of Spanish-language international crossover hits. He made his most significant impression with supporting roles in The Crime of Padre Amaro; Father Natalio, and Crónicas. In 2007, Alcázar signed to play Lord Sopespian in The Chronicles of Narnia as Prince Caspian, the much anticipated follow-up to the fantasy hit The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Ivelin Giro was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. At an early age, Giro began studying theater and folk dance, and later taught dance to younger children in Havana. In Cuba, Giro studied acting with the renowned actor and director Alejandro Lugo, who founded the Actors School of the Cuban Broadcasting Institute. While studying with Lugo, Giro had her first starring role in the Cuban film La Novia para David. She also hosted the program Revista de la Mañana Cubana for the Cuban Television Network ICRT Instituto Cubano de Radio y Television.
During an international fashion event held in Cuba, she was chosen as the event’s “Most Popular Model.” Thanks to the publicity from that event, she signed with a Milan-based modeling agency. Giro landed campaigns with Givenchy, L’Oreal, and others. She was also featured on many magazine covers around the world for international publications such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Madame Figaro. As an international model, Giro walked in couture shows for designers Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloé, and Valentino, just to name a few. It was during this period that Giro lived in Italy for two years, followed by a 5-year residence in Paris where she gave birth to her first child, daughter Zoe. Giro later relocated to Miami in order to move her family out of Cuba; after much struggle and hardship, she reunited her family after 10 years of separation. During that time, Giro gave birth to her two sons, Samuel and Marlon.
In Miami, Giro re-launched her acting career with the play Baño de Damas, in which she played the character Marines, a cocaine-addicted young woman. Later, she performed the role of Olga Knipper, a Russian actress, in the play I Take Your Hand in Mine for the director Jim Tommaney. A passionate actor and teacher, Giro co-founded an experimental theatre company called Obstaculo with director Victor Varela. Obstaculo provides acting classes for adults and children, as well as producing original theatrical works.
Giro persuaded her acting career on television leading many episodes of the Telemundo series “Decisiones”, as well as several series as “El Zorro La Espada y la Rosa” where she played the leading role of Queen of Spain for Telemundo, Sony Pictures Television transmitted in All Latin America, United States, the Caribbean, Spain, Russia, all the Scandinavian countries, all Eastern Europe, Japan, and China. She performed a variety of leading roles for different soap operas for Univision and Televisa. Giro also hosted the Telemundo program Cada Dia. At the same time she had a part in the movie “Bad Boys 2” with Will Smith. She also participated in other movies as: “Hey DJ” ”Category 4″ and “Tumbe”.
After achieving much success on television, Giro took time away from acting to dedicate herself to her family. During that time, Giro, along with her children, developed an underwear line made of organic bamboo called Touche Muah. Today, Giro is a successful actress and clothing designer, and a very happy single mother with three wonderful children. In her admittedly limited free time, she loves practicing yoga and dancing salsa and bachata. Ivelin Giro is fluent in: Spanish, English, Italian, French and she can also speak different regional accents such as Mexican and Cuban.
Born and raised in Michigan, Paul started his diverse acting career as a stunt man in Chicago. His film credits include “The Mask of Zorro,” “Rumor Has It,” “Forever Young,” “No Turning Back,” and “Goodbye, Casanova.” Some of his recent television appearances include “Harry’s Law”, “Dark Blue”, “Big Love”, “Bones”, “Southland”, “Heroes,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Fashion House,” “C.S.I.,” “Cold Case,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “The Mentalist,” and “House.”
Paul was affectionately known as “El Gringo Malo” in Mexico during the late 90’s, starring in several television novellas and films there as antagonists, working with director Carlos Garcia Agraz’s “Ultima LLamada”. Paul can be seen in the theatrical films “Alone Yet Not Alone”, “To Have and To Hold”, and the family Hallmark television film, “Cupid’s Bed and Breakfast”. He recently recurred on T.V. as ‘Mr. Swanson’ in MTV’s “Hard Times of RJ Berger”, Agent Tanner on TNT’s “Perception”, and wrapped his latest guest spots on “90210” and ABC Family Channel’s, “Twisted.”. Paul lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 24 years, actress Ellen Bradley Ganus, and his two children, who are young actors, musicians, and voice artists, Spencer Lacey Ganus and Tyler Ganus.
Raoul Bova was born in Rome Italy, on August 14th 1971. He is considered to be one of the most handsome Italian actors for his appearance and figure , for the intensity of his green and grey eyes and for his glance. However , in almost twenty years of career he has showed his value as an actor in many different roles, from action through drama and comedy. He is shy and introvert. He says he is rational and analytical , but he likes also to be won by love. Because of his job he often realizes he has not enough time for himself and when he is between jobs he loves reading and passing time with his family and friends. He loves collecting wood-carved sculptures , especially ethnic ones , and candles , which you you can always find in his home. On October 15th 2010, during the World Food Day Ceremony Raoul was nominated Fao’s Good Will Ambassador, with Susan Sarandon. In 2012 with Sanmarco has produced two social short “Graffiti” and “Amore Nero”, actually has producing Come un Delfino La Serie in the double role of actor and producer.
About Raoul’s acting: In 2010 he took part in the USA production “The Tourist” by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck starring alongside Angelina Jolie. His last Italian released movies are “Viva L’Italia” by massimiliano Bruno, “Immaturi il viaggio” by Paolo Genovese, “Ti presento un amico” by Carlo Vanzina and “Scusa ma ti voglio sposare” by Federico Moccia top Italian movies at box office and “La Nostra Vita” a movie by Daniele Lucchetti presented for competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2010. Has produced “Sbirri”, a film directed by Roberto Burchielli (released in theatres on april 2009) and dealing with the youth’s plague of drugs and the TV Movie “ Come un delfino” directed by Stefano Reali. Other movie released are “Immaturi” by Paolo Genovese (January 2011) , “Nessuno Mi può giudicare” by Massimiliano Bruno(March 2011), “Scusa ma ti chiamo amore” (2008) was in the top 3 Italian Box Office in 2009.
In “Io, l’altro” (2007) a directorial debut of Mohsen Melliti and “Milano Palermo – il ritorno” by Claudio Fragasso, Raoul works in a double role: actor and producer. In 2006 Raoul has starred with Brian Watson and Rosanna Arquette in the “Bad robot productions” USA tv series “What about Brian” broadcasted by ABC.“Ice on Fire” premiered to the Chinese Theatre of Los Angeles on April 2006 and selected in competition to the Moscow International Film Festival 2006, stars Raoul in a very intense role of an Asperger’s Syndrome affected man. In 2004 he was chosen for “Alien vs Predator” a Twenty Century Fox Production directed by Paul Anderson. In 2003 Raoul starred alongside Diane Lane in Disney’s “Under the Tuscan Sun” (2003). “La Finestra Di Fronte”(2003) – “Facing Window” (Sony Pictures Classics – june 2004), directed by Ferzan Ozpetek has been greeted by incredible public and critical acclaim, becoming the top Italian film in terms of box office receipts for 2003, as well as winning five “David di Donatello” awards (The Italian Oscar), including winning for the best film to the Seattle Film Festival (2004).
He also played the role of St. Francis in“Francesco” (2002), winning great reviews from critics and the public alike. “Avenging Angelo”(2001) marked the first time he participated in an American production, starring alongside Sylvester Stallone and Madeleine Stowe. Raoul obtained his mass audience appeal with“Ultimo”(1998) for which he won a “Telegatto” (Italian tv Award) , followed byUltimo II (1999) and Ultimo –L’infiltrato (2000). His artistic qualities, combined with a rare talent in making professional choices, have enabled him to work with some of most influential names in the international film industry.
He performed in “Francesca e Nunziata”(2001), directed by Lina Wertmueller and co-starred with Sophia Loren. In “I cavalieri che fecero l’impresa” – “The Knights Who Made The Enterprise” (2001) directed by Pupi Avati, he worked with F. Murray Abraham and won the approval of the most demanding film critics. He starred with Carole Bouquet in the film“Madame D’”(2000), a French remake of the famous Madame de of Max Ophuls . In “Il sindaco” – “The Mayor” (1996) starred with Anthony Quinn .
In the popular films “La Lupa” – “She – Wolf” (1995) and “Palermo Milano solo andata” – Palermo – Milan One Way” (1995), he starred with Giancarlo Gianninireceiving a nomination in “David di Donatello” awards as Best Actor. He caught the attention of critics in“Cominciò tutto per caso” (1993),performing alongside Margherita Buy.
Raoul achieved European fame with the film“Piccolo grande amore” – “Pretty Princess” (1993) co-starred with Susannah York, Burt Young, Paul Freeman and became a public favourite thanks to the wildly successful film“La Piovra” – “The Octopus” (1994) winning a “Telegatto” (The Italian version of the Emmy Award). He debuted in “Una storia italiana” (1991) in a leading role gaining widespread public recognition.
Donny Boaz grew up in Waxahachie, Texas, a small town south of Dallas. While playing college football he was scouted as a model, and overnight, his life changed. Soon he was modeling for the likes of Abercrombie and Neiman Marcus. He has walked the runways in London, Milan, Paris, Sydney, L.A. and New York, and has graced the cover of GQ Japan.
While back in Dallas he was given the opportunity to cross into the acting world and immediately made an impact. His starring debut was an NBC movie of the week, “Saving Jessica Lynch.” He has been seen in “All My Children”, “Guiding Light” and from these roles he was voted in the Top 25 Sexiest Men in America 2004. Since, 2003, he has booked over 70 projects, in film, television and commercials. He had participated in the films: “The Great Debaters”, “13 Sins”, “Killer School Girls from Outer Space”, “The Con-Test”, “Raptor Ranch”, among others including the television series Dallas. The locals in Dallas call him the next charmer to come out of Texas.
He was Nominated, Bonehead Award at the Bare Bones International Film Festival 2014 for Best Ensemble Cast in a Non-Feature for Amazin’ Grace (2014).
Federico Luppi works mostly in Argentine cinema, but also has worked in Mexico, Spain, and the United States. He has won 18 international film awards as best actor including 8 Silver Condor (Argentina Oscar equivalent) and has acted in almost 100 films since his debut in 1964.
In 2004, he directed his first film, Pasos (Steps), made in Spain. His English-language films (and his work with international directors) include Bad Company, John Sayles’ Men with Guns, Los Pasos Perdidos, among others. He is one of Guillermo del Toro’s favorite actors, and they have worked together in 3 of del Toro’s films: Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone produced by Pedro Almodovar and Pan’s Labyrinth. Amongst other awards he has received a Konex Merit Diploma for his acting in every edition of the Entertainment Konex Awards (1981, 1991 and 2001).
He was also nominated in 1996 for the Goya Awards as “Best Actor in a Leading Role” for Nobody Will Speak of Us When We’re Dead and best supporting actor for La Ley de la Frontera. He acquired Spanish citizenship in June 2003.
Ana Obregón is a Spanish actress, writer and producer as well as a European celebrity and socialite. In 2012, she won the Angel Film Award (Lifetime Achievement Award) from the Monaco International Film Festival for her contribution to television and film.
Obregón has appeared in films from countries including Spain, France, United States and Italy but she is best known for her high-profile personal life and her career as a television actress, most notably for her performances in the Spanish television series A las once en casa and Ana y los siete. In 1997, she won Atv Awards, in Spain, Entertainment for ¿Qué apostamos? (1993).
She is best known to American audiences for her role as Bo Derek’s sidekick in 1984’s Bolero. She also appeared in an episode of Who’s the Boss, playing Ana, Tony Miceli’s Italian cousin. She also co-starred in the 1983 3-D action adventure film Treasure of the Four Crowns with Tony Anthony.
Mexican actress María de Lourdes Rojo e Incháustegui, commonly known as María Rojo; has won 7 International Academy Awards for Best Actress, including 1 Silver Ariel’s awards. Maria Rojo is an actress and politician, and considered one of the Tops 10 film actresses of Latin America. She is currently Senator of the Republic in the upper house of Mexican Congress. She has participated in successful Mexican films such as Rojo amanecer, El Callejón de los Milagros, El Infierno; and in telenovelas and televisión series of Alborada, Mañana es para siempre, Corazón Salvaje and Mujeres Asesinas.
Eduardo Paxeco is considered one of the best film actors from Chile. Eduardo was born in Valparaiso, Chile, and is a graduate from the University of Chile in film acting. He has participated in various theater productions, film and television projects. In film his most impacting participations were in: “03:34, Earthquake in Chile” directed by Juan Pablo Ternicier, where he won the “Best First Work Actors Award” at the Lleida Latin-American Film Festival in Spain.
In “Optical Illusions”, the best film in Bratislava Slovakia Festival directed by Cristian Jiménez, Eduardo received the Best Leading Actor Pedro Sienna Film 2010 Award (OSCAR Academy Award from Chile) by the National Council of Culture and the Arts in Chile. Paxeco also participated in “The Good Life”, a film directed by Andres Wood, which won the Goya Award for Best Latin American Film in 2009, and also won in the Huelva, Cartagena and Havana Film Festivals. In this role Eduardo had his first nomination for Best Actor Pedro Sienna).
Hemky, began his acting career in the Dominican Republic to much acclaim. On the widely known television production Grandes Series Dominicanas (Great Dominican Series), Hemky played the lead in the mini-series En La Olla, followed by Trio en Alta Mar both directed by renowned Dominican director and producer Alfonso Rodriguez. His career in the U.S. has included performances with renowned actors such as: Harvey Kietel, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diana Bracho in the film Dreaming of Julia where he portrayed a young human rights crusader in 1950′s Cuba.
He had support roles in Problem of Evil, The Last Intervention, Pimp Bullies, Bless Me, Ultima, Prisoner 614 , Supremacy, Tamale Lesson, Joshua Tree, Rango, Caged Animal, King of the Avenue, La Soga, Playball, Yuniol, Cupidity , Cuban Blood, and The Bookie’s Lament . He also had a role in The Lost City with Andy Garcia, Dustin Hoffman and Bill Murray and on television his credits have included spots in shows like The Shield and Law and Order: Criminal Intent and in the ensemble in a comedy Weeds where he was nominated by Screen Actor Guild Award for Outstanding Performance.
Brains and beauty are two words that have been repeatedly used to describe Bobbie Phillips throughout her career. Graduating high school at only 16 years old, Bobbie took drama classes to prepare her for becoming a trial attorney. In lieu of pursuing law, the acting bug got her and she moved to Los Angeles. Her talent and looks were quickly noticed and she began work immediately. She has credited casting director Dori Zuckerman with helping her to land her first guest role on the short-lived sitcom They Came from Outer Space. She went on to do shows such as Married with Children and Baywatch as well as the film TC 2000, in which she starred with Billy Blanks (developer of Tae Bo).
She continued doing sitcoms and martial arts films, but none of these really gave her acting chops the workout she desired. Upon the advice of famed casting director Johanna Ray, Bobbie went from blonde to brunette and her career changed within weeks. She started getting the kinds of roles she wanted, such as Julie Costello on Steven Bochco’s critically acclaimed Murder One. She has since received awards for her stints on shows such as The X-Files (she was the unforgettable Dr. Bambi Berenbaum we all loved to hate), the syndicated drama The Cape as Lt. Barbara DeSantos and the highly rated Paramount/UPN franchise “Chameleon”, where she had the opportunity to blend her acting with her martial arts abilities, as well as blend into the background. Throughout her career, Bobbie has starred in many independent films. She is also a writer, singer, philanthropist, animal advocate and entrepreneur.
About The Portrait’s Secret: “At this point in my life, I CHOOSE to surround myself with incredible people. I am honored to now be working with such a loving, talented soul Dr. Janet Alvarez Gonzalez on her incredible film project. I get to portray a real life hero who stood up for human rights at high personal costs. This film tackles tough real life issues in a well laid out, beautifully unfolding, story”- Bobbie Phillips
Jack Holmes is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, composer and pianist. Holmes holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film/Drama from the California College of the Arts. He also studied to be a composer under the teacher/composer Stanley Wolfe at the Juilliard School in New York City. Jack is the screenwriter of the independent feature film Live at the Foxes Den. He also played one of the lead roles, that of the alcoholic cocktail lounge pianist Chad Barrows. Live at the Foxes Den was filmed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011. Also starring Jackson Rathbone, Jocelin Donahue, Carly Craig, Caity Lotz, Elliott Gould and Pooch Hall.
Cesar Chavez marks the second time Jack portrayed Robert F. Kennedy. Holmes is the author of the solo play “RFK” in which he portrayed the late Robert F. Kennedy. His New York Off-Broadway performance earned him a nomination by The Outer Critics Circle for Outstanding Solo Performance, as well as a nomination by the Drama League for Distinguished Performance. Jack’s performance as RFK was chosen by New York’s Backstage Magazine as one of the twelve “Best Performances of 2005” in New York theater in their year-end issue. He was also nominated for an IRNE Award for Best Solo Performance In a Large Theater by the Independent Reviewers of New England for his performance in Boston. “RFK” is published by Dramatists Play Service.
As a composer and pianist, Jack composed and orchestrated the score to Live at the Foxes Den He also composed the music and lyrics to three original songs which are performed in the movie: “Pour Me Another Dream”, “Let’s Take A Trip” and “The Time Of My Life”. Holmes plays the piano on all of the songs in the movie with the exception of “Let’s Take A Trip”.
Featured on the soundtrack of Live at the Foxes Den is the late Austin Peralta. Austin Peralta (1990-2012) was a brilliant jazz pianist and the son of filmmaker Stacy Peralta. He plays on the orchestral score to Live at the Foxes Den as well as playing the piano part on the song “Let’s Take A Trip”.
In May/June of 2012, Jack played Robert F. Kennedy in the film Cesar Chavez, directed by Diego Luna. Starring Michael Peña, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, John Malkovich, and Wes Bentley. Holmes is currently (2013) at work writing and developing a feature screenplay based on the life of a Hollywood legend.
Carolyn Zeller was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Living internationally for most of her childhood she moved to Hollywood California to be a part of the Inaugural MFA in Acting class at the University of Southern California. Upon graduating she has worked on numerous new plays, including Scar Tissue which gained recognition and publication as one of the Best Short Plays of 2011. She has toured Nationally with a one woman show The New Faces of America as well as starring in various short films, Fishbones, Kiss Me and Black. Carolyn is also working in the film Nadia´s Promise.
Julian started acting at North Harris College in Houston, TX under Sherri Ryan White and went on to earn a B.F.A in Theater at Florida International University in Miami and his M.F.A in Acting at RUTGERS University where he studied with William Esper and Maggie Flanigan.
Julian got his start in New York where he was quickly cast in Denis Leary’s heralded, but short-lived comedy series “The Job” on ABC. Since then Julian has recurred with starring roles on “Strong Medicine” on Lifetime Television and as the lovable eccentric Adam Proteau on “Dirt” on F/X and “The Defenders” on CBS.
He has guest-starred on “The West Wing”, “Entourage”, “The George Lopez Show”, “Law & Order”, “Second Time Around”, “KingPin”, “The Unit”, “Scrubs”, “The Mentalist”, “Castle”, “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service”, “Covert Affairs”, “Law & Order: Los Angeles” and “Franklin and Bash”. Julian can also be seen in the films “Bound By Lies”, with Stephen Baldwin and Kristy Swanson, “True Love” directed by Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Nominee Henry Barrial and SEED.
Roberto began his acting career in the Columbia to much acclaim. His films performances include La fiesta de su hermana, Golden Goal!, Che: Part One, with with the Oscar Academy Award winning actor Benicio del Toro, Blues – Reese, Hacia la oscuridad and Sexual Dependency. Roberto has played in the television series The Mentalist, Red is the New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, What a Difference a Day Makes, Heroes: Destiny, Let Us Pray, Escape, Capture, Intervention and most recently Correo de Inocentes.
Born in Panama City, Panama, Carlos traveled to the United States on an acting scholarship to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. After subsequent study at the University of Illinois and Wayne State University in Detroit, he began his professional career in New York, making his Broadway debut in the Circle-in-the-Square’s production of “The National Health.” Extensive stage work followed, including appearances at many of the country’s regional theaters such as the Hartford Stage Company, Atlanta’s Alliance Theater and Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum.
Pursuing a parallel career in arts administration, Carlos has been Executive Director of the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors in New York, a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts and a co-director of the JACK Arts Ensemble based in Los Angeles. Carlos has performed on numerous films including: Speed, Without Men, The Space Between, Honesty, Pencil, Rose, The Virgin of Juarez, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Double Take, Across the Line, One Man’s Hero, Anarchy TV, Invader, Eruption, Dark Breed, The Glass Cage, Blood In, Blood Out, In the Heat of Passion, The Fisher King, The Return of Superfly, Crocodile Dundee II. He recently participated in the movie “Parker” with Jennifer Lopez.
Taylor’s first step on her path to stardom began when she was nine and she started studying dance and acting with the Phoenix Theater’s Performance Troop. With the theater group, Taylor’s unique personality and dramatic and comedic dexterity were quickly discovered by audiences in and around Phoenix. She quickly landed a national commercial for Famous Footwear, and ads for Disney Superstar Kids, Mary Kate and Ashley clothing line and Honda’s Odyssey minivan. She enjoys horseback riding, dancing and swimming. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her parents and younger brother.
Bobby Kerecz is an American born actor, writer, and singer. At an early age, Bobby knew he wanted to make entertaining his life. Whether on or off stage, on or off camera, his everyday life was a movie in the making. Bobby’s true love was and still is singing. He performed in numerous musical productions during his elementary and high school years. After high school, Bobby entered the Army and served 10 years active duty. During his 10 years, he found the time to moonlight on the side performing in night clubs singing and dancing while stationed in Hawaii. After his military tour, he moved to South Florida where in no time he connected with a few guys living in his apartment complex and started a boy band, “New Image”. It got them recognized and an invite to Gloria and Emilio Estefan Enterprises in Miami Beach.
An unfortunate event happened in Bobby’s life which forced him out of the group. Bobby later continued his entertainment career and took the position of lead singer for touring group of Chippendales where he performed the entire East Coast of the US, Hawaii, United Kingdom and Europe. Bobby soon shifted to the film industry working on movies such as “Hunger Games”, “Wild Card”, “Last Vegas”, “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”, and TV series like “Nashville”, “Vampire Diaries”, and “The Witches of East End”. Bobby has had lead/supporting/principal roles in numerous independent features and shorts. Currently, Bobby is in preproduction on a feature film biopic, “S.O.U.L”, written/produced by himself and his wife, Angela. The story takes you thru the journey of two different people, living two different lives with twists and turns of suspense and drama, who unexpectedly meet each other. It is a story of glitz and glamour, struggles and redemption. They are both starring as themselves. Bobby believes everyone is an actor by nature, and the world we live in is our stage. We all have a story to tell.
Angela Kerecz is an American born actress and writer. Originally from the small town of Waynesboro, MS, Angela was always very involved in the arts through years of dance, piano, and clarinet training.
Angela went on to attend the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Science and a minor in Chemistry. She then moved to Jackson, TN, where she currently resides, and worked as a paint chemist, pharmaceutical sales representative, and later became a licensed realtor. In 2009, she met Bobby Kerecz, who was the lead singer for Chippendales at the time. A relationship soon turned into a marriage to Bobby on 10-10-10 on the beach in Hawaii. Bobby, a true entertainer at heart, reawakened the performer side of Angela, and they began pursuing an acting career together. Angela’s first gig was as a featured extra on the TV show, “Nashville”, which films in Tennessee. Angela began to get noticed, and was offered a featured spot in a scene with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the film, “Sabotage”, and was featured in the opening scene of “Scary Movie 5”.
She was also given a recurring feature as a waitress for 23 episodes of “Nashville.” On the set of “Last Vegas”, she was given some personal advice by Morgan Freeman, one of her favorite actors and a fellow Mississippian, who told her, “Every job is your last one until you get the next one.” Inspired to keep following her dreams and work hard, she soon began acting in several independent films, where she landed strong supporting and lead roles in films such as “Shark Exorcist”, “Hope”, “The Cellular Effect” and many more which would help her move to the next level in her acting. Recently, she had a supporting role in the film “One More Round”, which stars Kevin Sorbo, among others.
Sewell Whitney has most recently recurred on the hit ABC-TV series “Nashville.” You may have seen him elsewhere on TV on “Mad Men,” “Dexter,” “Law & Order:SVU,” “Criminal Minds”…. He has also worked on over 90 wonderful low budget films. An avid traveler, Sewell has been to 82 countries. Yes, Indiana Jones can hold his hat.
Denise Blasor was born in France, educated in Italy and of Puerto Rican parents; she returned to the island during her teens until she moved to Chicago and joined the St. Nicholas Theater Ensemble working with Steven Schachter and William H. Macy. She later became a Los Angeles regular on the theatre scene, working at the Odyssey Theatre, Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, LATC. She also began working on independent features, cartoon voices such as Adelie Chica in George Miller Oscar Winner Film Happy Feet and guest starred in several TV Pilots. While starring in the title role of “Yerma” by ‘Federico Garcia Lorca’, she was seen by producer Moctesuma Esparza. Impressed by her stunning, heart-wrenching performance, he cast her in Death in Granada with Esai Morales and Andy Garcia. She portrayed Spanish Diva Margarita Xirgu who was Lorca’s main stage actress and the star of “Yerma.” Denise continues to produce, direct, write and perform on stage. She is Artistic Director of L.A. Diversified and has performed in Mexico, Spain, and the United States. She now directs for Bilingual Foundation of the Arts and has been nominated best director for various productions. In Noriega: God’s favorite was nominated by the 2001 Alma Awards for Outstanding Made for TV movie and Outstanding Latino Cast in a made for TV movie. Denise Blasor played Felicidad Noriega opposite Bob Hoskins.