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Peter Weller
Peter Weller made his professional debut on the New York stage as the blind Vietnam veteran 'David' in Joseph Papp's NY Shakespeare Festival's Tony Award-winning production of David Rabe's "Sticks and Bones," (a role he re-created for the London premiere). He was also 'Billy Wilson' in Rabe's "Streamers," also produced by Papp and directed by Mike Nichols at Lincoln Center. Weller originated the role of 'Nick' opposite Patty LuPone, in David Mamet's "The Woods," directed by the author, at the St. Nicholas Theatre in Chicago. He reprised the role under Mamet's direction with LuPone at the Second Stage in New York, a theater for which he presently serves on the board of directors. Also for Second Stage, Weller starred opposite Diane Wiest in Lanford Wilson's reworking of "Serenading Louie." Among his other New York stage appearances are James Purdy's "Daddy Wolf" at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Tom Babe's "Revel Women" also at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and as the ubiquitous 'Cliff' in the original production of William Mastrosimones's "The Woolgatherer" at Circle Repertory. Weller has also appeared in two works by Tennessee Williams, opposite Christine Lahti in "Cat On A Hat Tin Roof" for the Longwharf Theatre in New Haven, and "A Streetcar Named Desire" opposite Shirley Knight. On television, Weller appeared in the adaptation of Dorothy Parker's "Dusk Before Fireworks," directed by Ken Russell, comprising one of a trilogy of great American short stories entitled "Tales of Seduction." Weller's film work includes Sidney Lumet's "Just Tell Me What You Want;" Alan Parker's "Shoot The Moon," George Pan Cosmatos' "Of Unknown Origin," Michael Apted's "Firstborn," Abel Ferrara's direction of Elmore Leonard's "Cat Chaser," and he created the amazing metal man in Paul Verhoeven's "Robocop" as well as the title role in the classic "Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai." He recently co-starred with William Hurt in "Contaminated Man," a film exploring the United States' involvement in the making of chemical weapons in Eastern Europe, and "Shadow Hours," a modern adaptation of Goethe's "Faust." Weller was nominated for the Canadian Oscar for his performance in David Cronenberg's film of the William Burroughs' literary masterpiece "Naked Lunch," with Judy Davis who also starred with him in Michael Tolkin's galvanizing examination of Los Angeles life, "The New Age." Within the same two months in 1994, Weller was flying between New York and Paris, while working simultaneously with both Woody Allen in "Mighty Aphordite," and Michaelangelo Antonioni in "Beyond The Clouds." Weller's directorial debut, "Partners," adapted by Weller and Ebbe Roe Smith (Falling Down) from a short story by Tom McGuane, received an Academy AwardÆ nomination for Best Live Action Short. It was scored with original, unreleased music given to Weller by his dear friend, Miles Davis. Weller also directed two episodes of "Homicide: Life On The Street," one of which, "Hate Crimes", received the Nancy Susan Reynolds Award for civil rights advancement on television. Weller developed and directed Harley Peyton's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Gold Coast" for SHOWTIME/Paramount, starring David Caruso and Marg Helgenberger. Weller has a B.A. from the University of North Texas, where he also played jazz trumpet. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts on a scholarship, studied extensively with the extraordinary Uta Hagen at H.B. Studio, and was inducted into the Actors Studio by Lee Strassberg and Elia Kazan. He recently completed his Master's Degree in Renaissance Art History at Syracuse University in Florence, Italy, Weller just finished assisting the professorial classrooms, in between films, while teaching American undergrads on field trips all over Italy regarding subjects from antiquity to the Renaissance. When Weller isn't traveling, teaching or writing articles for several magazines, including a website column for "Cigar Aficionado", you can find him blowing a very blase trumpet in a modern jazz group with Jeff Goldblum every Tuesday night in LA.
Christopher Gorham
In addition to his role as Neil Taggart, Christopher Gorham has starred in "Jake 2.0" and "Popular" and can be seen this fall as Dr Miels McCabe in "Medical Investigation" on NBC. Additional television credits include recurring roles in "Felicity" and "Party of Five," and guest appearences on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Without a Trace," "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Boomtown." Gorham has also appeared in the feature film "The Other Side of Heaven," where he played a missionary who heads to the Tongan islands, as well as "A Life Less Ordinary," with Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz. A Fresno, Calif. native, Gorham attended the University of California, Los Angeles. He participates in many sports, such as martial arts, stage combat, rollerblading and ballroom dancing. He lives in Ontario, Calif. with his wife and two young sons.
Tamara Craig Thomas
Originally from Toronto, Tamara Craig Thomas currently resides in Los Angeles. Hot on the heels of her starring role in the Sundance hit "The Curve" (previously entitled "Dead Man's Curve"), she completed a starring role in the independent feature film, "Tomorrow by Midnight," alongside Carol Kane and Alexis Arquette. Other film credits include the cult classic "Tromeo and Juliet" which screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1996, "Terra Incognita" directed by Jean-Louis Ramirez and "Runaway Home" an NBC original film. A founding member of the Blue Sphere Alliance Theatre Company in Los Angeles with Neve Campbell and Mathew Lillard, Craig Thomas has a strong background in theatre. She has appeared in "What She Found There," by Jon Jory, as well as the June Daniels play, "The Great Experiment?" at the Lex Theatre in Los Angeles. She has also starred in numerous New York productions including "Absence in the Afternoon," "A Weekend Near Madison" and has had the lead role in the Off-Broadway production of Ted Tally's "Hooters." Craig Thomas was recently honored in Canada with a Gemini Award for her portrayal of 'Sgt. Mickey Kollander' in the internationally syndicated one-hour series "Cold Squad," produced and distributed by Alliance Atlantis television.
Leslie Silva
Born in Schenectady, New York on April 21, Leslie Silva is a graduate of The Juilliard School and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She made her professional debut in a 1995 production of "Macbeth" in Washington D.C., and has appeared in "Chicago", "Edmond" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." On television, Silva was cast as the original Toni in the pilot of UPN's "Girlfriends", and has guest starred in "The Agency", "Homicide: Life on the Streets", "Gideon's Crossing" and was a series regular in "Providence." On the big screen, Leslie Silva was seen in Warner Brother's feature film, "Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood," starring Ashley Judd and Sandra Bullock and directed by Callie Khouri. Her other feature films include, "Fools Rush In," directed by Andy Tennant, Spike Lee's "Clockers" and Paul Mazursky's "Scenes from a Mall."
Sebastian Roche
Born in France to a Scottish mother and French father, Sebastian Roché grew up in France and england, and spent several years on a sailing boat. Roche is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique de Paris. Prior to Odyssey 5 he was best known to fantasy fans from the short-lived series Roar where he met his wife, series co-star Vera Faminga. On the big screen, he has appeared in Never Get Outta the Boat, Fifteen Minutes, Into My Heart, The Peacemaker, and as 'Jesus' in Fine Line's "Household Saints." On television, he has guest starred in Touching Evil, New York Undercover, Law & Order, Feds and Swift Justice. He has also appeared on The Hitchhiker and Counterstrike for USA Network, as well as on the miniseries Liberty for PBS., and the miniseries Merlin and Haven. Roché's stage credits include The Green Bird, The Homecoming, Arms and the Man, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth and Salomé with Al Pacino. Roche co-wrote the independent film, "Loungers" which won the Slamdance '96 Audience Award. His international credits include: "La Revolution française", "La Vengeance d'une femme" and "La Queue de la comete."
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