John FitzGibbon was a Fulbright recipient at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. His movie credits include "Exorcist III" with George C. Scott, "Pearl" with Angie Dickinson, and "The Islander" with Dennis Weaver. He co-starred on three "Hawaii 5-O" episodes (as the sidekicks to Rossano Brazzi, Peter Lawford and Jack Lord). He has played on most of the soaps, his most recurring role being Gilligan on "One Life to Live."
On Broadway FitzGibbon played opposite Richard Kiley in "The Incomparable Max!"at the Theatre Royale. He has appeared many times Off-Broadway, receiving an OBIE nomination for "Cat and Moon" directed by Jean Erdman and a Best of Boston Award for his performance as Jim Tyrone in "Moon for the Misbegotten" at the New Repertory Theatre. He also played opposite Kim Hunter in Ibsen's "Ghosts" directed by Stuart Vaughn. In Florida, he received a Carbonell nomination for his performance as Nick in "Sight Unseen" at the Caldwell Theater in Boca Raton. He has just returned from the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami where he played opposite Loretta Swit in "A Passionate Woman" by Kay Mellor.
Daniel Dresner is a versatile and talented actor with a wide range of experience in film, television, theater and stand-up comedy. He has acted in numerous independent films, including "Oscar Phitkin: A Vendors Tale" (Winner, Best Dramatic Feature, N.Y. Film Festival '98), and "Milk" (Berlin Film Festival).
In theater, his roles have ranged from Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to Aloysius in the Christopher Durang play "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It." Dresner brings to this role an extensive and invaluable involvement in stand-up comedy and improv performances, including his work in Comic Relief '98, Comedy Cellar and Sunday Night Improv.
Shawn Randall has had extensive experience in Off-Broadway theater including the acclaimed "Blue Man Group," a staged reading of "Middle Finger" at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre and performances at La Mama E.T.C. and BAM. His film appearances include "Slings and Arrows", an independent that won Best Feature at the 1996 Avignon/NY Film Festival. On television, he has appeared with Ben Stiller in a sketch on the "Late Night Show With Conan O'Brien," and as the principal in both the PBS Special "The Hating Pot,"and the USA Network's "It Just Takes One."
Mimi Bensinger's experience in film includes playing Amy Irving's mother in Joan Micklin Silver's film "Crossing Delancey," the Costa-Gavras film "Betrayed," and "The Wright Verdicts," with Tom Conti.
On TV, she has appeared twice on "Law and Order," and extensively on "Doogie Howser, M.D." Mimi originated the role of Gaby in the critically acclaimed "Stonewall Jackson's House," at New York's American Place Theatre. National Tour appearances include "Funny Girl" with Debbie Gibson and "Children of a Lesser God." Recent regional credits include "The South Side" at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse and "Noises Off" at Florida Repertory.
Joel Leffert has acted in the Woody Allen films, "Deconstructing Harry" and "Celebrity," and the TV show "Law and Order." Last season, he appeared on Broadway as Shapiro in the world premiere of Tennessee Williams' "Not About Nightingales," directed by Trevor Nunn, a part he originated at the National Theatre in London. Prior to that he was Sherlock Holmes in "Sherlock's Secret Life" at the New York State Theatre Institute.
Other NY theatre credits include "Hard Times" at the Pearl and the title role in "Richard III" for Salamander Rep. He has worked with many wonderful companies across the U.S. including, Trinity Rep, Yale Rep and the American Shakespeare Theatre.
Karen Rockower is a working actress in New York who has appeared in various productions including "Blue Man Group," "Savage Love," "West Side Story," "Romeo and Juliet," and "Achin' To Be." A graduate of Ithaca College's BFA acting program, she is also a poet and who performs her work around downtown Manhattan.
Sam Harris, age eleven at the time of shooting, has been acting professionally since he was nine when he co-starred as Dill in the equity production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" at the Hangar Theater in his hometown of Ithaca, NY. He recently earned the title role of the animated series The FluteMaster, recording the first 26 episodes in Los Angeles this fall. The series will be syndicated for worldwide broadcast next year.
Born in Seattle, Washington, Harris moved with his family to Ithaca in 1992. After participating in several elementary school plays, he began demonstrating a talent for dramatic readings and was selected by the National award-winning "Beauty and the Beast Storytellers" to be their principal child storyteller on the audio book "Stories in My Pocket" which won the Parents Choice Award. He also recorded three stories on their next book "How & Why Stories" and had a non-speaking role in the movie "Gladiator."
A native of Auburn, New York, Jim Byrne began acting in community theatre and attributes his success on the stage to the fact that he is "too quick for the hook". He studied Theatre Arts at the University of North London. An active Board Member of the Auburn Players, Byrne made the transition from actor to director with "A Streetcar Named Desire". He has worked summer stock with the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse where his comic ability was highlighted in the role of Mr. Goldstone in "Gypsy". He made his film debut in "Two Way Street."
Tim True is currently an artist in residence at the Cornell Center for Performing Arts where he has performed such roles as Petruchio in "The Taming of the Shrew," Eddie in "A View From the Bridge," and Benedict in "Much Ado About Nothing." He played the role of Todd in the independent Film "The Spiral," which is currently being shown at film festivals nationwide. Tim has performed in theatres across the country, including Actor's Theatre of Louisville, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He has appeared numerous times on "Guiding Light" as well as on "All My Children."