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Peter Ranos

George began his acting career in NYC doing theater.  Shortly after he landed his first major TV role on Soap Opera , Guiding Light as young Buzz Cooper.  Soon after he landed a 2-year recurring role as Kip, on One Life to Live.  In June of 1999 he came to LA with his beautiful wife, Christina, and landed the understudy position for the lead role in Arthur Miller’s, Some Kind of Love Story with the prestigious, Actors Studio.  His performance earned him a reference letter from Academy Award-Nominated director, Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond) who was in the audience.  Other credits include E.R., Let the Game Begin (with Natasha Hendstrige, Tomas Ian Nicholas & Lochlyn Munro), Comedy Central’s, Time Traveling Bong &  the role of Mikos on Michael Bay's, The Last Ship.  

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Ellie Ranos

Kristina has written, produced and/or starred in more than 50 indie projects. Her notable acting credits include Fox's Rake with Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), a Comedy Central pilot with Sam Levine (Freaks and Geeks) and Sony Pictures' The Unknown where she played the wife of Tony Goldwyn (ABC's Scandal). Her first feature as producer, A Big Love Story, screened at 15 festivals nationwide, won seven top awards, and was distributed through Amazon in 2013.  Hailing from a small town in central California, Kristina spent her first few years in LA training at  Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown’s Meisner Academy, Margie Haber Studios and John Rosenfeld Studios. Kristina recently collaborated with Canada’s top indie filmmaker Gavin Michael Booth to produce the first ever LIVE Periscope movie, Fifteen, a co-production with Blumhouse. As the newly named Head of Development at Black Sheep Entertainment, Kristina is currently developing a number of features projects as well as scripted and unscripted TV series alongside its founder Steven Feder (It Had to Be You). Later this year, she stars in the high-profile comedy Stage-5 Clinger, her second collaboration with the comedy duo JeffRyanTV.  

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Matt

Mike was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. After graduating NWMSU with a broadcasting degree, Mike began a successful career in radio imaging, eventually starting a very successful radio imaging company with his partners, called Short Bus Radio. However, acting had always been an interest.   In 1995, Mike began training with the late, great Adam Rourke and with the incredibly talented Meisner coach Michele Condrey.Eventually Mike made his way to Los Angeles and into the studio of legendary coach, David LeGrant. The guidance of these amazing teachers helped land Mike roles on such shows as The Practice, ER, Private Practice, Lie to Me and Modern Family to name a few. Mike is more than thrilled to be among the talented cast of Heavenly Deposit!!!.

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Donald

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John is a film actor who rose to fame in the 1970s. He was born, John Youngs in Old Bethpage, New York.  He attended the American Academy of Performing Arts and then moved to Los Angeles to star on stage in "Eric" with Patricia Neal and Mark Hamill.  Later he was cast to play "Bobby" in the original production of David Mamet's "American Buffalo".  John’s range and sensitivity have led to powerful performances on screen. He made his first major splash as Steven, a legless veteran who returns home from Vietnam in the Oscar winning film, The Deer Hunter. Other roles in major films include Joseph Wambaugh's, The Onion Field, Milos Forman's musical, Hair, Oliver Stone's, Salvador, Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather: Part III and Terrence Malick's, The Thin Red Line.  He was recently cast in the 2017 Twin Peaks TV series.
 

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Nurse Williams

Ella is a talented American actress best known for her role as Eleanor Emerson on the FOX sitcom Roc, which ran from 1991 until 1994.  Ella’s extensive professional career includes numerous hit TV shows and films.   Among them are: My Wife & Kids, Seinfeld, The Jaime Foxx Show, Being Mary Jane, Stop! Or my Mom Will Shoot, Set it off, Bubba Ho-Tep, and Nina, to name a few.  She has also received numerous awards, nominations, and accolades for her performances in the theater, including the New York AUDELCO and the NAACP Image Nomination (for theater and television). She is also a recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award. 
 

 

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Steven Hershey

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Peter was born in Hollywood, CA and is credited with over 200 roles in film & TV.   Peter has appeared in many films for director/producer, Walter Hill including the role of the bartender in 48 Hours.  He has also appeared in many John Carpenter films like Prince of Darkness and They Live.  Other roles include a government agent in Dreamscape, Maj. Devin in Clint Eastwood's, Heartbreak Ridge, Det. Dorchuk in Alien Nation, and a reporter in Seabiscuit.  Peter’s many TV credits include Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, The Incredible Hulk, The Golden Girls, & Desperate Housewives.  But he is known for his recurring role as Con Stapleton in Deadwood.  He is married to his beautiful wife, Eileen for over 30 years. 

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BENJAMIN ONYANGO

Nigel

Benjamin left his native country Kenya in 1987 to pursue further studies in the US.  He has a BS in Computer Science from California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California.  His TV credits include GENERAL HOSPITAL, THE SHIELD and THE X-FILES. His Film credits include GOD'S NOT DEAD 1 & 2, THE BOY, FATHER AFRICA, ROAD TO REDEMPTION, DEFAULT, KWAME, in which he won 2009 Best Actor Award, CHAINS, THUNDER CHANCE, THE DISCIPLE, AMERICAN CRUDE, THE TERMINAL and TEARS OF THE SUN.  Also, being fluent in the Swahili has landed him VO and ADR roles in Hollywood films like:  CONSTANTINE, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3, THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, MACHINE GUN PREACHER, INCEPTION, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and more.

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Athena

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Kathleen is a native of Southern California. She began her work in Theatre while still in High School at Mira Costa winning several awards. She pursued this interest through El Camino College, USC, and graduated in Theatre from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After some years doing local theatre, she returned to school for a Masters in Social Work from USC and lived abroad working with refugees. 
She has an active therapy practice and has returned to her first passion in the performing arts both as an on camera actress and voice over artist.  Kathleen also traveled extensively.  She lived in Greece for 6 years which gave her a sincere and deep appreciation for her role in Heavenly Deposit as Peter’s mother.

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Roland

Barry Van Dyke is the second son of legendary entertainer, Dick Van Dyke. Barry's TV debut was as "Florian", a violin-toting nine-year-old in “The Talented Neighborhood” episode of the classic The Dick Van Dyke Show. He worked behind the scenes on subsequent ventures of his father's and has co-starred with him in these 2 other series as well, Diagnosis Murder and Murder 101. 
Barry's other television work includes Galactica 1980, Airwolf (4th season), Gun Shy, Mr. Mom and The Redd Foxx Show, as well as numerous guest appearances. His films include Foxfire Light, Ants (aka ANTS!) and Casino. Barry met his wife, Mary, when they were both sixteen and he was working as a ticket-taker at a neighborhood movie theater. Seven years later, they were married. They have four children, Carey, Shane, Wes and Taryn who have guest-starred with their Dad and Grandpa, in scripts written by Barry, on Diagnosis Murder. 

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Cassie

Meredith spent her early childhood in Barrow, Alaska. Meredith's first professional acting role as "Tessie" in Annie came while still in elementary school and she did summer stock throughout her childhood.  She attended the University of New Hampshire on a scholarship, but soon secured first major role in big feature film, Pleasantville and hasn't stopped working since.  Meredith has also studied and performed improv. She has made numerous appearances at the Hollywood Improv, on The World Famous Comedy Store's Main Stage, Las Vegas at the Sunset Station Casino, and at Improv Olympic West. She was a featured comic the 4th Annual Woman Leadership Conference at The House of Blues, West Hollywood, was a Finalist in The Tickled Pink Comedy Tour with the Gals of Mad TV at the Laugh Factory, and a TOP Four Finalist for The Funniest Comic in the City-LA, Season 2. Meredith is a founding director of the Cre Theater Company & Changing Perceptions, where she writes, directs, and produces theater for visually disabled actors.

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Tony

Frank has been a working actor for over 40 years. A veteran of, Television, Film and Stage. Frank is best known for his work in the NBC/Warner Bros. franchise "V" portraying Martin and Philip which continues to bring him fan mail from all over the world. Frank is very proud of his appearance in the iconic comedy classic film "AIRPLANE!" as Victor, the Navigator.  Frank is also a winner of the coveted Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award as Best Actor for his portrayal of the legendary Branch Rickey in the west coast premiere of the play "National Pastime".
 

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Jenny

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Alisa is best known for her role on Nickelodeon’s, All That as a series regular and NBC’s One World as the Cuban-born entrepreneur of the group, which she received the coveted Hollywood Young Star Award.
Other credits include Without A Trace (CBS), Strong Medicine (LIFETIME), NYPD Blue (ABC), ER (NBC), as well as Trina on Boston Public (FOX) and Six Feet Under (HBO and on the Emmy-nominated PBS series The American Family, portraying the younger Vangie). Alisa was the voice for the recurring role on the Disney channel’s critically acclaimed animated series The Proud Family as the bossy, but oh so loveable La Cienega Boulevard, as well as her newest animation project titled Da Jammies as Momo currently on Netflix.