2012The movie is inspired by the fact that many ancient scribes predicted that the world would end in 2012. The movie follows a frustrated writer who struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Critic Reviews of "2012"
Entertainment WeeklySeptember 07, 2011
Cusack, with his one-of-the-guys face and his nice way with child actors, does creditable work as an Average American Dad trying to put things right.
Film.comMay 06, 2011
2012 is the rare case of a bad film that I'm nevertheless obliged to recommend you see.
New York ObserverDecember 07, 2009
2012 is reminiscent of yesteryear '80s shlock-tastic blockbusters -- total popcorn entertainment with ridiculous dialogue and impossible situations and special effects that will boggle the brain for a good two-plus hours.
At the MoviesNovember 16, 2009
Even though this movie's running time of two and a half hours is about one hour too long, there's still some pretty cool disaster stuff on the way.
New YorkerNovember 16, 2009
2012 is so long, and its special effects are at once so outrageous and so thunderously predictable, that by the time I lurched from the theatre I felt that three years had actually passed and that the apocalypse was due any second.
Los Angeles TimesNovember 13, 2009
[Nothing] will give you more respect for how difficult it is to be an actor than watching top talent like John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet and Oliver Platt struggling to treat the film's ungodly language and situations with perfect seriousness.
Cinemaphile.orgJune 29, 2013
...seriously, how often do we want to escape into worlds that are hell-bent on ravaging our sense of security with invading aliens and furious natural disasters?
TheShiznit.co.ukSeptember 29, 2012
Emmerich favours hoisting his camera high and dry to give audiences the best panoramic view, but it removes all tension from proceedings - you're always at a safe distance.
American ProfileSeptember 30, 2011
Two and a half hours of heaving and cleaving and crashing and crunching.
Movies.comApril 04, 2011
Most of all, I liked the airlifting of giraffes to ark safety via helicopter and the bizarrely unreasonable cheeriness of the beleaguered survivors who all but shout "hip-hip-hooray" after billions of other Earth citizens lose their lives.
ComingSoon.netMarch 03, 2011
Over the top scenes of destruction aside 2012 is generally unimaginative in every way, from conception to execution. It's not particularly bad, but never has the end of the world seemed so quaint.
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John CusackBirth date: 28 June 1966, Evanston, Illinois, USADescription: John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American family. With the exception of mom Nancy (née Carolan), a former math teacher, the Cusack clan is all show business: father Dick Cusack was an actor and filmmaker, and John's siblings Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack, Bill Cusack and Susie Cusack are all thespians by trade. Like his brother and sisters, John became a member of Chicago's Piven Theatre Workshop while he was still in elementary school. By age 12, he already had several stage productions, commercial voice overs and industrial films under his belt. He made his feature film debut at 17, acting alongside Rob Lowe and Andrew McCarthy in the romantic comedy Class (1983). His next role, as a member of Anthony Michael Hall's geek brigade in Sixteen Candles (1984), put him on track to becoming a teen-flick fixture. Cusack remained on the periphery of the Brat Pack, sidestepping the meteoric rise and fall of most of his contemporaries, but he stayed busy with leads in films like The Sure Thing (1985) and Better Off Dead... (1985). Young Cusack is probably best remembered for what could be considered his last adolescent role: the stereo-blaring romantic Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything... (1989). A year later, he hit theaters as a grown-up, playing a bush-league con man caught between his manipulative mother and headstrong girlfriend in The Grifters (1990).The next few years were relatively quiet for the actor, but he filled in the gaps with off-screen projects. He directed and produced several shows for the Chicago-based theater group The New Criminals, which he founded in 1988 (modeling it after Tim Robbins' Actors' Gang in Los Angeles) to promote political and avant-garde stage work. Four years later, Cusack's high school friends Steve Pink and D.V. DeVincentis joined him in starting a sister company for film, New Crime Productions. New Crime's first feature was the sharply written comedy Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), which touched off a career renaissance for Cusack. In addition to co-scripting, he starred as a world-weary hit man who goes home for his ten-year high school reunion and tries to rekindle a romance with the girl he stood up on prom night (Minnie Driver). In an instance of life imitating art, Cusack actually did go home for his ten-year reunion (to honor a bet about the film's financing) and ended up in a real-life romance with Driver. Cusack's next appearance was as a federal agent (or, as he described it, "the first post-Heston, non-biblical action star in sandals") in Con Air (1997), a movie he chose because he felt it was time to make smart business decisions. He followed that with Clint Eastwood's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), in which he played a Yankee reporter entangled in a Savannah murder case.Cusack has always favored offbeat material, so it was no surprise when he turned up in the fiercely original Being John Malkovich (1999). Long-haired, bearded and bespectacled, he was almost unrecognizable in the role of a frustrated puppeteer who stumbles across a portal into the brain of actor John Malkovich. The convincing performance won him a Best Actor nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards. In 2000, Cusack was back to his clean-shaven self in High Fidelity (2000), another New Crime production. He worked with Steve Pink and D.V. DeVincentis to adapt Nick Hornby's popular novel (relocating the story to their native Chicago), then starred as the sarcastic record store owner who revisits his "Top 5" breakups to find out why he's so unlucky in love. The real Cusack has been romantically linked with several celebs, including Driver, Alison Eastwood, Claire Forlani and Neve Campbell. He's also something of a family man, acting frequently opposite sister Joan Cusack and pulling other Cusacks into his films on a regular basis. He seems pleased with the spate of projects on his horizon, but admits that he still hasn't reached his ultimate goal: to be involved in a "great piece of art".
Amanda PeetBirth date: 11 January 1972, New York City, New York, USADescription: Amanda Peet was born and raised in New York City. She is the daughter of Penny (Levy), a social worker, and Charles Peet, a lawyer, and has an older sister. Her father was of mostly English and German ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish family (from Germany, Russia, and Hungary). Peet's great-grandfathers were politician Samuel Levy and showbiz impresario S.L. Rothafel.Peet made an unconventional stage debut at the age of three, when she jumped onto the stage during a play. Yet, despite this early start, she later studied acting more as a hobby than anything else. She studied history at Columbia University, where a drama professor convinced her to audition for acting teacher Uta Hagen, with whom she later went on to study for a four-year period. During this time, she participated in the off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets's "Awake and Sing." She supported herself during the audition phase of her career by working as a waitress and with the residual checks she received from a Skittles candy commercial. Perseverance and hard work paid off, and, in 1995, she was cast in a guest-starring role on the hit series Law & Order (1990).Her feature film debut came in 1995 with the movie Animal Room (1995). For a while afterward, Amanda continued to find steady work but also found herself appearing in a depressingly large number of indie films that were never picked up for distribution. She did, however, meet her boyfriend Brian Van Holt on the set of indie movie Whipped (2000). Her turn as the ditzy hit-woman with the heart of gold in the hit comedy The Whole Nine Yards (2000), opposite Bruce Willis, took her from supporting role status to leading lady. That same year she was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by "People" Magazine.
Chiwetel EjioforBirth date: 10 July 1977, Forest Gate, London, England, UKDescription: English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), the Operative in Serenity (2005), Lola in Kinky Boots (2005), Luke in Children of Men (2006), Dr. Adrian Helmsley in 2012 (2009) and Dr. Vincent Kapoor in The Martian (2015).Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977 in Forest Gate, London, England, to Nigerian parents, Obiajulu (Okaford), a pharmacist, and Arinze Ejiofor, a doctor. Chiwetel attended Dulwich College in South-East London. By the age of 13 he was appearing in numerous school and National Youth Theatre productions and subsequently attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.In 1996 Ejiofor caught the attention of Steven Spielberg who cast him in the critically acclaimed Amistad (1997) alongside Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins. He has since been seen on the big screen in numerous features including Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things (2002) (for which he won Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards, the Evening Standard Film Awards, and the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards), Love Actually (2003), Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda (2004), Kinky Boots (2005), Inside Man (2006), Children of Men (2006), American Gangster (2007), and Talk to Me (2007), for which his performance won him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor.Ejiofor has balanced his film and television commitments with a number of prestigious stage productions. In 2008 his performance in the title role of Michael Grandage's "Othello" at the Donmar Warehouse alongside Ewan McGregor was unanimously commended and won him best actor at the 2008 Olivier and Evening Standard Theatre Awards. He also received nominations in the South Bank Show Awards and the What's On Stage Theatregoers' Choice Awards in 2009. His other stage parts include Roger Michell's "Blue/Orange" in 2000 which received an Olivier Award for Best Play, and the same year Tim Supple's "Romeo and Juliet" in which Ejiofor took the title role.Following his television debut in 1996 in Screen Two: Deadly Voyage (1996), Ejiofor has complimented his film and theatre work on the small screen in productions including Murder in Mind (2001), created by the award-winning writer Anthony Horowitz, Trust (2003), Twelfth Night, or What You Will (2003), and Canterbury Tales (2003). His television appearance in 2006's hard hitting emotional drama Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006)alongside Toni Collette, Sophie Okonedo and Tim Roth earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award as well as an NAACP Image award.Ejiofor also appeared in such notable films as Endgame (2009), Channel 4's moving drama set in South Africa for which his performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries; Roland Emmerich's action feature 2012 (2009), opposite John Cusack, Danny Glover, and Thandie Newton; and Salt (2010), opposite Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber. In 2013, he starred in Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) and 12 Years a Slave (2013), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for the latter film.
Thandie NewtonBirth date: 6 November 1972, Westminster, London, England, UKDescription: Thandie Newton was born in London. She is the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a health-care worker from the Shona tribe, and Nick Newton, a British father who worked as a lab technician. She lived in Zambia until political unrest caused her family to move back to the UK. She then lived in Cornwall in the southwest of Britain until the age of 11. At that time she enrolled in London's Art Educational School, where she studied modern dance. However, a back injury forced her to quit dancing. This led to her auditioning for films and receiving her first role in John Duigan's Flirting (1991). She then moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue acting and her then-boyfriend. Her British accent limited the amount of work she was getting, and she returned to Britain, where she went to Cambridge University to study, eventually receiving a degree in anthropology. Between semesters, she continued her acting and became noticed and in-demand for future film roles.
Oliver PlattBirth date: 12 January 1960, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Oliver Platt was born in Windsor, Ontario, to American parents, Sheila Maynard, a social worker, and Nicholas Platt, a career diplomat. His parents were both from upper-class families, and his maternal great-grandmother, Cynthia Roche, was the sister of Princess Diana's maternal grandfather, Maurice Roche.Platt spent his childhood in Washington DC, Asia, and the middle east. Oliver graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Drama in 1983 from Tufts University. He then trained at Shakespeare & Co. with Kristine Linklater.
Tom McCarthyBirth date: 7 June 1966, New Providence, New Jersey, USADescription: Tom McCarthy was born on June 7, 1966 in New Providence, New Jersey, USA as Thomas Joseph McCarthy. He is an actor and producer, known for Spotlight (2015), 2012 (2009) and Up (2009). He is married to Wendy Merry. They have one child.
Woody HarrelsonBirth date: 23 July 1961, Midland, Texas, USADescription: Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, and, after receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, had a brief stint in New York theater. He was soon cast as Woody on TV series Cheers (1982), which wound up being one of the most-popular TV shows ever and also earned Harrelson an Emmy for his performance in 1989.While he dabbled in film during his time on Cheers (1982), that area of his career didn't fully take off until towards the end of the show's run. In 1991, Doc Hollywood (1991) gave him his first widely-seen movie role, and he followed that up with White Men Can't Jump (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993) and Natural Born Killers (1994). More recently, Harrelson was seen in No Country for Old Men (2007), Zombieland (2009), 2012 (2009), and Friends with Benefits (2011), along with the acclaimed HBO movie Game Change (2012).In 2011, Harrelson snagged the coveted role of fan-favorite drunk Haymitch Abernathy in the big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games (2012), which ended up being one of the highest-grossing movies ever at the domestic box office. Harrelson is set to reprise that role for the sequels, which are scheduled for release in November 2013, 2014 and 2015. Harrelson has received two Academy Award nominations, first for his role as controversial Hustler founder Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and then for a role in The Messenger (2009). He also received Golden Globe nominations for both of these parts. In 2016, he had a stand-out role as a wise teacher in the teen drama The Edge of Seventeen (2016).Harrelson was briefly married to Nancy Simon in the 80s, and later married his former assistant, Laura Louie, with whom he has three daughters.
Danny GloverBirth date: 22 July 1946, San Francisco, California, USADescription: Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years.Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights.Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater. It was his Broadway debut in Fugard's Master Harold...and the Boys, which brought him to national recognition and led director Robert Benton to cast Glover in his first leading role in 1984's Oscar®-nominated Best Picture Places in the Heart. The following year, Glover starred in two more Best Picture nominees: Peter Weir's Witness and Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple. In 1987, Glover partnered with Mel Gibson in the first Lethal Weapon film and went on to star in three hugely successful Lethal Weapon sequels. Glover has also invested his talents in more personal projects, including the award-winning To Sleep With Anger, which he executive produced and for which he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor; Bopha!; Manderlay; Missing in America; and the film version of Athol Fugard's play Boesman and Lena. On the small screen, Glover won an Image Award and a Cable ACE Award and earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in the title role of the HBO movie Mandela. He has also received Emmy nominations for his work in the acclaimed miniseries Lonesome Dove and the telefilm Freedom Song. As a director, he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Showtime's Just a Dream.Glover's film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. He co-starred in the critically acclaimed feature Dreamgirls directed by Bill Condon and in Po' Boy's Game for director Clement Virgo. He appeared in the hit feature Shooter for director Antoine Fuqua, Honeydripper for director John Sayles, and Be Kind, Rewind for director Michel Gondry.Glover has also gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice, and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa. For these efforts, Glover received a 2006 DGA Honor. Internationally, Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program from 1998-2004, focusing on issues of poverty, disease, and economic development in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and serves as UNICEF Ambassador.In 2005, Glover co-founded Louverture Films dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. The New York based company has a slate of progressive features and documentaries including Trouble the Water, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Africa Unite, award winning feature Bamako, and most recent projects Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, and The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan.
Liam JamesBirth date: 7 August 1996, CanadaDescription: Liam James was born on August 7, 1996 in Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for 2012 (2009), The Way Way Back (2013) and Psych (2006).
Morgan LilyBirth date: 11 April 2000, Santa Monica, California, USADescription: Morgan Lily was born on April 11, 2000 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Morgan Lily Gross. She is an actress, known for X: First Class (2011), He's Just Not That Into You (2009) and 2012 (2009).
Zlatko BuricBirth date: 13 May 1953, Osijek, CroatiaDescription: Zlatko Buric was born on May 13, 1953 in Osijek, Croatia. He is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Pusher (1996) and Dirty Pretty Things (2002).
Beatrice RosenBirth date: 29 November 1977, New York City, New York, USADescription: Beatrice Rosen, (born November 29, 1984) also credited as Béatrice Rosen and Béatrice Rosenblatt, is an American-born French actress. Rosen was born in New York City in the United States, although she grew up in Paris where she started acting. Rosen played a role in the eighth season of the WB series Charmed as innocent Maya Holmes as Piper Halliwell's first new identity. She appeared in the fourth season of the WB series Smallville as Dawn Stiles, a girl who wanted desperately to be prom queen. She also portrayed Gabrielle la Claire, daughter of the French ambassador in the 2004 film Chasing Liberty, and Natascha in The Dark Knight. She appeared in Sharpe's Peril, of the Sharpe series in 2008.
Alexandre HaussmannBirth date: 29 November 1977, New York City, New York, USADescription: Alexandre Haussmann is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Standard Deviants (2010) and Think Tank (2013).
Philippe HaussmannBirth date: 29 November 1977, New York City, New York, USADescription: Philippe Haussmann is an actor, known for 2012 (2009) and Standard Deviants (2010).
Johann UrbBirth date: 24 January 1977, Tallinn, USSR [now Estonia]Description: Johann Urb was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 24 January 1977 into family of Tarmo and Maris. When Johann was ten he moved to Finland with his mother and her new husband. They lived in several small towns until they finally settled in Tampere. At the age of 17 Johann moved to his father in New York where he soon started a modeling career. In 2001 he landed into small part in movie Zoolander (2001). After that he did a role in short movie Fear of Feathers (2003) and appeared in one episode of CSI: Miami (2002). In 2004 he got a part in short-running TV-show The Mountain (2004). After that he appeared as a guest in several TV-shows and made smaller film roles. In 2008 Johann got his first biggest film role in much hated The Hottie & the Nottie (2008). In 2009 things seemed to go up when he made short but memorable appearance as sexy heroic pilot in Roland Emmerich's disaster epic 2012 (2009) and played journalist in fantasy TV-series Eastwick (2009) which brought him critical recognition. At the moment Johann has two romantic comedies in work.
John BillingsleyBirth date: 20 May 1960, Media, Pennsylvania, USADescription: John Billingsley was born on May 20, 1960 in Media, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Enterprise (2001), The Man from Earth (2007) and White Oleander (2002). He is married to Bonita Friedericy.
Chin HanBirth date: 27 November 1969, SingaporeDescription: Named one of Asia's 25 greatest actors of all time by CNNGo (a division of CNN) alongside stars like Japan's Toshiro Mifune and India's Amitabh Bachchan and nominated for Variety's Asian Star of the Year Award in 2013, Chin Han's 20 year career has spanned many international theater, television and film projects.In 1998 Chin Han made his US film debut in Blindness an Official Selection at the 2nd Hollywood Film Festival in a leading role opposite Vivian Wu (Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book).Soon after, he starred in the Singapore mini-series 'Alter Asians' which won the 2001 Asian Television Award for Best TV Movie of the Year.As a director, he has helmed acclaimed Asian Premieres of plays like David Hare's The Blue Room and co-produced the official Musical adaptation of Ang Lee's The Wedding Banquet.As a producer, Chin Han has also created concerts for Tony Award winners Jason Robert Brown (The Last 5 Years), Cady Huffman (The Producers) and Lillias White (Disney's Hercules) in Asia.In Los Angeles, he served as Associate Producer (credited as Chin Han Ng) on the 2006 Asian Excellence Awards that featured stars like Jackie Chan, Maggie Q, Quentin Tarantino and Danny Devito.Returning to the big screen, his strong supporting performance in Thom Fitzgerald's (The Hanging Garden) 3 Needles with Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, and Chloe Sevigny led one movie reviewer to note that for his 'small but important role, (Chin Han) delivers in spades' (I-S Magazine).In 2008, Chin Han took on the pivotal role of Lau in the summer blockbuster movie The Dark Knight and was described by director Christopher Nolan as having 'a great presence... it was exactly what the character required' (South China Morning Post). It is of note that he is also one of few actors who have crossed over from DC to the Marvel Universe as Councilman Yen in the hit movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier.The following year, Chin Han joined John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Woody Harrelson in Roland Emmerich's epic disaster movie 2012 that has grossed more than $750 million worldwide to date. He is to collaborate with Emmerich again on 2016's Independence Day Resurgence.After 2012, Chin Han worked with Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant on the film Restless, produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and official selection for the 64th Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard Opening Gala Film. The film also stars Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper.Following his history of working with award-winning directors, he next joined the star-studded ensemble in Steven Soderbergh's biohazard thriller Contagion from Warner Bros. The film also stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cottilard, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow.On US prime time television, Chin Han has guest-starred on J.J. Abrams' Fringe and has had recurring roles on Last Resort (ABC) and the CW's hit show Arrow. In 2013, he completed The Sixth Gun a pilot based on the popular graphic novel for NBC Universal and played Wu Jing in NBC's breakout show The Blacklist with James Spader. Versatile as an actor he is also one of the main players in IFC's 2015 comedy miniseries The Spoils Before Dying with Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig.Back in Asia, Chin Han has starred with Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) in Final Recipe, an intergenerational drama about celebrity chefs produced by CJ Entertainment, South Korea's largest entertainment company, and also heads up an international cast for HBO Asia's groundbreaking series Serangoon Road. A China-US co-production of acclaimed Chinese short story A Different Sun is currently in the works with him in the lead.Last year saw Chin Han receive critical acclaim for his memorable role as Chancellor Jia Sidao in the Netflix series Marco Polo for The Weinstein Company and he is currently filming Ghost In The Shell for Paramount/Dreamworks SKG premiering March 2017.
Osric ChauBirth date: 20 July 1986, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Osric Chau was born in Vancouver, Canada, to a father from Hong Kong and a mother from Malaysia. He had spent years training martial arts with aspirations to work in stunts when he landed his first leading role alongside the late David Carradine in "Kung Fu Killer" that was shot in Hengdian, China.The following year Osric played Nima, the Tibetan monk, in Roland Emmerich's "2012" that grossed over $760 million worldwide. That success brought Osric back to China where he worked on the Chinese Remake of "What Women Want" alongside Andy Lau and Gong Li and "Man with the Iron Fists" with Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu and the RZA.In 2011 Osric landed another leading role in Paramount's "Fun Size" with Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann and Jane Levy. The Halloween comedy also includes Chelsea Handler and Johnny Knoxville.In the process Osric has more than found a passion for acting and filmmaking. He still enjoys stunts, and has enormous appreciation of the skill and sacrifices involved but he'll settle with doing as many of his own stunts as a production will allow."Man with the Iron Fist" and "Fun Size" are both scheduled for an October, 26th, 2012 release.
Tseng ChangBirth date: 1932, Beijing, ChinaDescription: Tseng Chang was born in 1932 in Beijing, China. He is an actor and assistant director, known for 2012 (2009), Good Luck Chuck (2007) and Romeo Must Die (2000).
Lisa LuBirth date: 19 January 1927, Beijing, ChinaDescription: Lisa Lu was born on January 19, 1927 in Beijing, China as Yen Chun Lu. She is an actress and producer, known for 2012 (2009), The Last Emperor (1987) and The Joy Luck Club (1993).
Blu MankumaBirth date: 5 July 1948, Seattle, Washington, USADescription: A native of Seattle, Washington, Mankuma made Vancouver his home during the turbulent years of the Vietnam war. This unique actor with an easy grace on film despite his commanding six foot, 230 lb. girth, Mankuma quickly established a following among producers and directors, building an impressive resume of film, television and theatre credits, becoming one of Canada's busiest actors.Blu Mankuma is also an avid musician, singer, songwriter and stage actor, who has also provided voiceovers for radio and appeared in numerous television commercials. He and his family, including sons Rene and Cusee, and as of this publication resides in Vancouver.
George SegalBirth date: 13 February 1934, Great Neck, Long Island, New York, USADescription: George Segal was born on February 13, 1934 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, to Fannie Blanche (Bodkin) and George Segal, Sr., a malt and hop agent. All of his grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. After a stint in the military, he made his bones as a stage actor before being cast in his first meaty film role in The Young Doctors (1961). His turns in Ship of Fools (1965) and the eponymous King Rat (1965) in 1965 heralded the arrival of a major talent. He followed it up with his Oscar-nominated performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), in which he more than held his own against Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) was a cultural phenomenon, the film that wrecked the MPDDA censorship code that had been in place since 1934, and a huge box office success to boot.By the early 1970s, appearances in such films as The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), Blume in Love (1973), Born to Win (1971) and The Hot Rock (1972) had made him a major star with an enviable reputation, just under the heights of the superstar status enjoyed by the likes of Paul Newman. He followed up A Touch of Class (1973) (a hit film for which his co-star Glenda Jackson won an Oscar) with his brilliant performance as the out-of-control gambler in Robert Altman's California Split (1974).At one time in the early 1970s, it seemed like George Segal would have a career like that enjoyed by his contemporary Jack Nicholson, that of an actor's actor equally adept at comedy and drama. Segal never made the leap to superstar status, and surprisingly, has never won a major acting award, the latter phenomenon being particularly surprising when viewed from the period 1973-4, when he reached the height of his career. It was at this point that Segal's career went awry, when he priced himself as a superstar with a seven-figure salary, but failed to come through at the box office. For example, The Black Bird (1975) was a failure, although his subsequent starring turn opposite of Jane Fonda, in Fun with Dick and Jane (1977), was a big hit that revitalized Jane Fonda's career.At the end of the decade, he dropped out of a movie that would have burnished his tarnished lustre as a star: Blake Edwards' 10 (1979). 10 (1979) made Dudley Moore a star, while Arthur (1981) made him a superstar in the 1980s, a lost decade for Segal. It was an example of a career burnout usually associated with the "Oscar curse" (his No Way to Treat a Lady (1968) co-star Rod Steiger, for example, was a great character actor whose career was run off the rails by the expectations raised by the Academy Award). George Segal has never won an Oscar, but more surprisingly, has only been nominated once, for Best Supporting Actor of 1966 for his role as "Nick" in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).He gave a deft comic performance in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) with Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Morley, which proved a modest box office success. For all practical purposes, even after the failures of The Black Bird (1975), and The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976), it seemed like Segal, with a few deft career choices, could reorient his career and deliver on the promise of his early period.That he didn't may be the unintended consequence of his focusing on comedy to the detriment of drama. The comedy A Touch of Class (1973) made him a million dollar-per-film movie star, and that's what he concentrated on. Segal began relying on his considerable charm to pull off movies that had little going for them other than their star, and it backfired on him. These films weren't infused with the outrageously funny, subversive comedy of Where's Poppa? (1970), a success from his first period that he enjoyed along with co-star Ruth Gordon and director Carl Reiner.When Segal first made it in the mid-1960s, he established his serious actor bona fides with a deal he cut with ABC-TV that featured him in TV adaptations of Broadway plays. He also played a very memorable "Biff Loman" in Death of a Salesman (1966), shining in performance in counterpoint to the vital presence that was Lee J. Cobb's "Willy Loman". It was a good life for an actor, and he took time to show off his banjo-playing skills by fronting the "Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band", with which he cut several records.While the 1980s were mostly a career wasteland for Segal, he came back in the 1990s, using his flair for comedy as part of the ensemble cast of Just Shoot Me! (1997).
Stephen McHattieBirth date: 3 February 1947, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CanadaDescription: Stephen McHattie was born on February 3, 1947 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada as Stephen McHattie Smith. He is an actor and director, known for 300 (2006), Watchmen (2009) and The Fountain (2006). He is married to Lisa Houle. They have three children. He was previously married to Meg Foster.
Patrick BauchauBirth date: 6 December 1938, Brussels, BelgiumDescription: Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau was born in Brussels, Belgium. His father, Henry Bauchau, is a noted author, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, while his mother was an educator who also helped operate a publishing company. Coming from an intellectual family, it's not surprising that Bauchau won an academic scholarship to Oxford University, where he received a degree in Modern Languages. In the early '60s, Bauchau became interested in film, and worked with French filmmaker Eric Rohmer; this led to Bauchau being cast in the leading role as Adrien in Rohmer's 1967 "moral tale," La Collectionneuse. Bauchau and his fellow leading actors Haydee Politoff and Daniel Pommereulle were also credited with the film's dialogue. While this got Bauchau's acting career off to an impressive start, his naturalistic performance left many believing that Bauchau was simply playing himself. After "Tuset Street" (also released in 1967), Bauchau temporarily moved away from acting and worked with Salvador Dali constructing large pillow-like animal sculptures.In 1980, Bauchau re-launched his film career in Robert Kramer's "Guns", and in 1982, Wim Wenders cast him in the leading role of "The State Of Things". In 1984, Bauchau made his American film debut in Alan Rudolph's eccentric, romantic comedy "Choose Me", and through much of the rest of the decade he worked regularly on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1991, Bauchau scored an impressive role in Michael Tolkin's superb drama "The Rapture", and four years later the same director gave him a meaty role in "The New Age". Bauchau plays the villain the Bond flick, "A View to a Kill" and has starring roles in Entre Nous and The Music Teacher, both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film In 1996. Bauchau was cast in the television series "Kindred: The Embraced" as a patriarch of the living dead; while the series lasted only a few weeks, it did lead to the series regular role of Sydney in "The Pretender", which debuted the same year and ran for four seasons on NBC. Bauchau's higher profile in television helped him win notable roles in high-profile films such as "Clear and Present Danger", "The Cell", "Ray" and "Panic Room". Bauchau also plays notable roles in the independent features "The Five Obstructions", "Twin Falls Idaho", "The Secretary", "Boy Culture" and "The Gray Man" among several others. Bauchau is a series regular playing the blind seer Lodz on the HBO hit show "Carnivale" and recurs in NBC's "Revelation" and ABC's "Alias". He guest stars on numerous television shows including "Castle", "CSI", "How to Make It In America", "Numbers", "Women's Murder Club", "House", "Dead Zone" and "24" among many others. More recently in Europe Bauchau finished shooting the feature films "Ladrones" in Spain, "Suzanne" (France), "Glenn" (Belgium), "Chrysalis" (Italy) and Michel Houellebecq's "Possibility Of an Island" also filmed in Spain. Bauchau currently stars in the hit French TV series" Mystere". More recently in the USA Bauchau appears in Roland Emmerich's "2012", the Polish Brothers film "The Sweet Smell Of Success" and "Extraordinary Measures" with Harrison Ford. He recently returned from filming in Vera Cruz, Mexico on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" with Mel Gibson.Bauchau speaks at least 6 languages fluently and has acted in films in different languages throughout the world. He holds passports in 3 countries including the USA.When not busy with acting, Bauchau lives in a small village outside Paris, and, in Malibu Lake, California, where he is an avid gardener, reader and art collector. He's married to Mijanou Bardot, Brigitte's sister, who also appears in La Collectionneuse. They have 5 dogs, and an adult daughter that lives in Rome.
Jimi MistryBirth date: 1973, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UKDescription: Jimi Mistry was born in 1973 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Blood Diamond (2006), Coronation Street (1960) and RocknRolla (2008). He has been married to Flavia Cacace since December 28, 2013. He was previously married to Meg Leonard.
Ryan McDonaldBirth date: 5 August 1984, New Westminster, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Ryan McDonald was born on August 5, 1984 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada as Ryan James McDonald. He is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) and The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005).
Merrilyn GannBirth date: 3 January 1963, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Merrilyn Gann was born on January 3, 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for 2012 (2009), Everwood (2002) and It (1990).
Henry OBirth date: 27 July 1927Description: Henry O was born on July 27, 1927 as Jiang Xi Ren. He is an actor, known for Rush Hour 3 (2007), 2012 (2009) and Romeo Must Die (2000).
Patrick GilmoreBirth date: 1 June 1976, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Patrick Gilmore was born on June 1, 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is an actor and casting director, known for The Cabin in the Woods (2012), 2012 (2009) and Trick 'r Treat (2007).
Dean MarshallBirth date: 9 October 1969, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDescription: Dean Marshall was born on October 9, 1969 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Dean Stewart Marshall. He is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Tommy Boy (1995) and Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002).
Ron SelmourBirth date: 9 October 1969, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDescription: Selmour found his calling in high school at De Roberval Academy; he acted in shows as a member of La Troupe de Theatre carefully curated by Teacher/Mentor Solly Levy. Selmour completed a diploma in social sciences at Dawson College. Then he was faced with two choices: go to New York City on a scholarship at AMDA (American Musical Dramatic Academy) or stay home in Montreal at Concordia University where the drama program was equally excellent. He chose the latter. On the third year Selmour accepted a leading role in a production by BTW, the Black Theatre Workshop a theatre company based in Montreal. A friend who lived in California suggested that Selmour gave Hollywood a try.On his way to Cali Selmour booked his first television role while stopping in Vancouver BC where an extension of the film and television industry has been thriving. That was only the beginning.Today Selmour is known for his extensive work in films like Sucker Punch, The Chronicles of Riddick, Blade Trinity, Bones, and iconic films like 2012, My Boss' daughter to name a few.
Viv LeacockBirth date: 20 April 1974, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDescription: Viv Leacock was born on April 20, 1974 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is known for his work on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016), Frequency (2016) and I Spy (2002). He has been married to Divina Leacock since February 1, 2004. They have three children.
Chris BoydBirth date: 20 April 1974, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDescription: Chris Boyd is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Try Seventeen (2002) and Final Stab (2001).
Donna YamamotoBirth date: August1962, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Donna Yamamoto was born in August 1962 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Deadpool (2016), 50/50 (2011) and 2012 (2009).
Doron BellBirth date: 8 December 1973, Montréal, Québec, CanadaDescription: Although he is of Jamaican ancestry, both of Doron's grandfather's emigrated to London, England in the 1960s. After garnering her Masters Degree at the esteemed Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y, his mother - a librarian, decided to head north to Montreal and have her children in Canada instead. Doron and his brother Dexter grew up singing & performing in the church and at 18 it was his experience singing for Randy Jackson(then A&R for Sony Music) with a local boy band that first led him to Hollywood. Although the group disbanded, the experience was life changing and inspired him to pursue life as a performer. After starring in a number of college theater plays in British Columbia, he gravitated more towards TV and film and In 98' he returned to L.A and landed his first series regular role as a troublesome yet endearing South African teenager on the family TV drama "Born Free". The 26 episodes he experienced on Born Free were an even mix of comic relief & drama that, unbeknownst to Doron, laid the foundation for future roles displaying the same range. Recently, Doron has a recurring role on FOX's new sci-fi drama Second Chance and also had a supporting role in the Toni Braxton biopic: Unbreak My Heart, which had the highest rating of any Lifetime Network movie since "Whitney" in early 2015.Doron's vocal versatility has also garnered him a fair amount of success in the voice-over animation world. He's lent his voice to several successful cartoon characters including the voice of "Waldo"on the new Dreamworks Animation TV hit series Dinotrux as well as the up and coming Tarzan & Jane - both airing as Netflix original series.In his spare time, Doron keeps his creative juices flowing anyway possible and spends the majority of his time in Los Angeles and Vancouver, B.C.
David OrthBirth date: 13 March 1965, Kitchener, Ontario, CanadaDescription: David Orth was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He has had many leading roles in various TV shows, including most notably, The Lost World as Edward "Ned" Malone. He has also starred in Beyond Reality, the Ray Bradbury Theatre, and many others.David has been taught by some of Toronto's leading acting coach's. They are Anthony Cheetam, Susan Bristow and Ron Leach. David is also an alumni for the famous acting troupe, Second City which spawned its predecessor The Compass Player. David is also known for his accents. Which range from English, Irish, and Scottish among others.In his spare time, David Orth likes to stay in shape, ride motorcycles, and take care of his dog, Rory.
Lyndall GrantBirth date: 27 April 1954, Ft. Worth, Texas, USADescription: Lyndall Grant was born on April 27, 1954 in Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for 2012 (2009).
Jason DiabloBirth date: 27 April 1954, Ft. Worth, Texas, USADescription: Jason Diablo is an actor, known for Fantastic Four (2005), 2012 (2009) and An Unfinished Life (2005).
Ty OlssonBirth date: 28 January 1974, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaDescription: Ty Olsson was born on January 28, 1974 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Tyler Olsson. He is an actor, known for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and X2 (2003). He was previously married to Leanna Nash.
Zinaid MemisevicBirth date: 26 April 1950, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, YugoslaviaDescription: Zinaid Memisevic was born on April 26, 1950 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. He is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), I Spy (2002) and Pappy and Speedster (2009).
Vincent ChengBirth date: 26 April 1950, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, YugoslaviaDescription: Vincent Cheng is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), A Dangerous Man (2009) and Live Feed (2006).
Igor MorozovBirth date: 26 April 1950, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, YugoslaviaDescription: Igor Morozov is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Miracle (2004) and Icarus (2010).
BJ HarrisonBirth date: 26 April 1950, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, YugoslaviaDescription: BJ Harrison is an actress, known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), 2012 (2009) and Flowers in the Attic (2014).
Dominic ZamprognaBirth date: 21 April 1979, Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Dominic Zamprogna was born on April 21, 1979 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Edgemont (2000) and 2012 (2009). He has been married to Linda Leslie since November 1, 2009. They have two children.
Karin KonovalBirth date: 21 April 1979, Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Karin Konoval has appeared in guest starring roles in numerous TV series and supporting lead roles in many feature films, including the role of "Maurice" (the orangutan) in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes. She received a Philip Borsos award for her lead role as "Mary Leonard" in the feature Cable Beach and has received numerous awards for her work in theatre, performing lead roles in contemporary classics and a wide range of musicals.Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Karin moved to Canada with her family as a child and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta where she originally trained as a dancer. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a B.A. in theatre history, she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia to pursue a career in acting. Her writing has been published in various anthologies and literary magazines and broadcast on CBC Radio. As an artist she has had many solo gallery exhibits of her paintings for a growing audience. Her first illustrated children's book, "Jeffrey Takes a Walk in December" was published in 2015.For more information please see www.karinkonoval.com
Mary GillisBirth date: 24 January 1941, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADescription: Mary Gillis was born on January 24, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She is an actress, known for 2012 (2009), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and Midnight Run (1988). She has been married to Danny Goldman since January 24, 2001.
Rick TaeBirth date: 7 July 1973, Hong KongDescription: Rick resides in Vancouver, BC, having spent the last two decades working in the entertainment industry following a BFA in Theatre Arts from Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.In the past few years, Rick has created and written original feature films, shorts, TV and multimedia content in various stages of development, production and distribution. He was selected for Canada's National Screen Institute (NSI) Totally Television Program and was awarded screenplay funding from Telefilm.Aside from coaching professional actors and writers in both Vancouver and Los Angeles, he has also served as Director of Media and Publicity for the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, produced and directed Jessie Award winning and nominated theatre productions, garnered supporting actor Gemini and Leo nominations as well as a win for "Godiva's", and also thrived on building a vast network of relationships with top-notched talent across North America and Asia.He assisted Roland Emmerich (Executive Producer/Writer/Director), on Sony Pictures' recent worldwide blockbuster "2012".A Writer/Producer for Film, TV, multimedia as well as Theatre, Rick works as the Head of Creative of Skycorner Entertainment Ltd. to produce signature projects for a growing global market.
Parm SoorBirth date: 18 November 1961, IndiaDescription: Best known for his appearances in the Hollywood blockbusters Watchmen, 2012, and Disney's Tomorrowland starring George Clooney. He will next appear in the highly anticipated third and final installment of The Maze Runner Trilogy. Maze Runner: The Death Cure.Born in India and raised in London, Parm moved to Canada where he studied Theatre at The University of Winnipeg.After completing his actor apprenticeship in Canada, Parm worked on the stage and as a stand up comedian across North America for ten years before being offered his first film role in 2002.He then landed a recurring role as Sgt. Nadeem Parmir in two outstanding CBC crime dramas, DaVinci's Inquest and DaVinci's City Hall.His extensive film and television credits include appearances in the Emmy Award nominated miniseries Traffic, the Genie Award nominated film Partition, the Gemini Award winning miniseries Human Cargo, and the Writers Guild nominated feature film Afghan Luke.Parm Soor resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Gerard PlunkettBirth date: 18 November 1961, IndiaDescription: Gerard Plunkett was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Though he began his career in stand-up and improvisational comedy, his first love was theater. His debut as Stephen Dedalus, in Joyce's, Ulysses was a turning point in his career. Television and film soon followed. Over the years he has received numerous nominations and awards for his work on stage and screen.
Paul TrylBirth date: 18 November 1961, IndiaDescription: Paul Tryl is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Doll Parts (2011) and No Pets Allowed (2014).
Andrei KovskiBirth date: 18 November 1961, IndiaDescription: Andrei Kovski is known for his work on Pompeii (2014), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) and 2012 (2009).
Val ColeBirth date: 18 November 1961, IndiaDescription: Val Cole is an actress, known for 2012 (2009), AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007) and Civic Duty (2006).
Eve HarlowBirth date: 20 June 1989, Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]Description: Eve Harlow was born on June 20, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Juno (2007), 2012 (2009) and The Tall Man (2012).
Sean TysonBirth date: 20 June 1989, Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]Description: Sean Tyson is an actor and producer, known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), 2012 (2009) and The Pink Panther (2006).
Leonard TenisciBirth date: 20 June 1989, Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]Description: Leonard Tenisci is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Captive (2013) and Blood Brothers: Reign of Terror (2007).
Michael BufferBirth date: 2 November 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Michael Buffer was born on November 2, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (2000), Grudge Match (2013) and Man vs. Beast (2003).
Daren A. HerbertBirth date: 17 January 1976, BermudaDescription: Born and raised on the island of Bermuda, Daren began studying as a dancer in Philadelphia. He soon switched to Theatre/Musical Theatre and never looked back. Daren also worked as a nursing assistant, dietary technician, high school teacher and a reservist in the Bermuda Regiment and trained with them in Jamaica, The U.S. and Kenya.
Craig StanghettaBirth date: 17 January 1976, BermudaDescription: Craig Stanghetta is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and Flicka 2 (2010).
Mateen DevjiBirth date: 17 January 1976, BermudaDescription: Mateen Devji is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), The Right Kind of Wrong (2013) and Psych (2006).
Qayam DevjiBirth date: 17 January 1976, BermudaDescription: Qayam Devji is an actor, known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), 2012 (2009) and Hulk Vs. (2009).
Jody ThompsonBirth date: 13 August 1976, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Jody Thompson is most widely known for her recurring characters on The 4400, Blade: The Series, Terminal City, Flash Gordon and Cold Squad, and also for television appearances on Fringe, the Stargate franchises, Smallville and Supernatural.She has co-starred with Eric McCormack twice - once, as a 1950's housewife in Alien Trespass, and more recently in the thriller Barricade. She also plays David Arquette's wife in the recently made-for-television movie, Happy Face Killer.In addition to acting, Jody is a writer/filmmaker and the President of Little Wolf Productions. It's a company dedicated to the creation of film and video artworks that endeavor to relieve social injustice and advance a message of hope, mercy and reconciliation. Her most recent short film won a Platinum honor at the AVA Marketing Communication Awards for its portrayal of a woman suffering from terminal cancer.Aside from acting, Jody prefers to spend her time playing in the great outdoors, working with animals and loving her growing family.
Tanya ChampouxBirth date: 13 August 1976, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Tanya Champoux is an actress, known for The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), 2012 (2009) and Eve and the Fire Horse (2005).
Frank C. TurnerBirth date: 2 June 1951, Wainwright, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Frank C. Turner is an actor and iconographer born in Wainwright, Alberta and now living in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. He received his theatrical training at the University of Alberta, graduating in 1975 with a BFA. For the first few years after graduation he acted in theatres across western Canada and Ontario. In 1983 he moved to Vancouver, BC and has worked mainly in film since then. His favourite credits include, Air Bud (1997), Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998), Air Bud 3: World Pup (2000), Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002), The New Addams Family: Addams Family Feud (1999), Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995), Cats & Dogs (2001), Snow Dogs (2002) and The Duke (1999). Frank has previously performed the GKC - GBS debate in Calgary, St. Paul, Minnesota, and on Apostle of Common Sense with EWTN. In 1991 he began studying iconography under Vladislav Andreyev. He has completed about 50 icons in the Byzantine tradition for individuals and churches in the Vancouver area. A frequent attendee of the Mount Angel Iconography Institute where he studied with Charles Rohrbacher, Mary Katsilometes, and Cathy Sievers; more recently he studied with Father Gianluca Busi from Bologna, spending six weeks there in 2007. He gives private instruction in iconography. Along with Chris Kielsinki and Michal Janek, Frank was a founding member of Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild, and has served as its president for four years. He also served on the curriculum advisory board of Living Waters College, soon to be opened in Derwent, Alberta.
Kinua McWattBirth date: 2 June 1951, Wainwright, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Kinua McWatt is an actress, known for 2012 (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) and Beans (2009).
Laara SadiqBirth date: 2 June 1951, Wainwright, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Laara Sadiq is an actress, known for 2012 (2009), Willard (2003) and Dragon Ball Z (1996).
Gillian BarberBirth date: 22 February 1958, Coventry, West Midlands, England, UKDescription: Gillian Barber was born on February 22, 1958 in Coventry, West Midlands, England. She is an actress, known for Jumanji (1995), Double Jeopardy (1999) and Cats & Dogs (2001).
Candus ChurchillBirth date: 22 February 1958, Coventry, West Midlands, England, UKDescription: Candus Churchill is an actress, known for Firewall (2006), Jennifer's Body (2009) and 2012 (2009).
Beverley ElliottBirth date: 22 February 1958, Coventry, West Midlands, England, UKDescription: Beverley Elliott is an actress, known for Unforgiven (1992), Once Upon a Time (2011) and 2012 (2009).
Agam DarshiBirth date: 22 February 1958, Coventry, West Midlands, England, UKDescription: Agam Darshi was born Agamdeep Darshi in Birmingham, UK. At a very young age, she and her family moved to Canada. At the age of 14, she left home and moved to Calgary, to pursue a career of acting - which is her passion. Agam studied Theater and Fine Arts at the University of Calgary and earned a degree and photography.Agam is also a writer, artist, screenwriter, graphic-designer and producer and has written numerous plays and has worked on several film scripts, two of them are her independent films. As well as acting, in her spare time Agam loves to backpack and has already backpacked through Europe and Australia.Agam is best-known for her roles in Tru Calling (2003), The Dead Zone (2002), The L Word (2004), Pink Ludoos (2004) and, most recently, as "Laura" in the horror movie, Final Destination 3 (2006).
Raj LalBirth date: 29 April 1985, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Raj Lal was born on April 29, 1985 in British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Afghan Luke (2011) and Man of Steel (2013).
Pesi DaruwallaBirth date: 29 April 1985, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Pesi Daruwalla is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Horns (2013) and The Birthday (2007).
Jacob BlairBirth date: 26 January 1984, Red Deer, Alberta, CanadaDescription: The youngest of three, brother (Adam) and sister (Tracey), Blair was born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. He grew up on a pig farm just outside of Ponoka, Alberta until the age of four, when his family moved to Red Deer. His mother Deborah, a nurse; his father Warren, an entrepreneur and owner of a telecommunications business. Blair, took to sports and academics all throughout school, specifically excelling in Hockey, Volleyball, Soccer, Mathematics, English and Sports Medicine. The first year of his post secondary education focused on a Commerce degree while attending Red Deer College, but moved to Vancouver to pursue an acting career instead. In 2004 he attended, and in 2007 graduated from the highly acclaimed theatre training program of Studio 58 at Langara College. With appearances on such TV programs as Bionic Woman (2007), Battlestar Galactica (2007), and The L Word (2008), Blair's first recurring role came with the show Aliens in America (2007) where he played the popular quarterback Dan Archer. Blair also still performs in various theatre productions throughout Canada. Also a musician, Blair studies music theory while playing classical guitar, bass, and likes to plunk away on the piano. Blair resides in Toronto, Ontario with his wife Trisha Blair, and his larger than life Coton de Tulear, Winston.
Jay WilliamsBirth date: 26 January 1984, Red Deer, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Jay Williams is known for his work on 2012 (2009), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) and Stargate: Continuum (2008).
Scott E. MillerBirth date: 2 March 1975, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Scott Edward Miller was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from the University of Windsor with a degree in Science and was a record setting wide receiver for the Windsor Lancer Football team. Moving to Vancouver in 2000 he studied at the acclaimed Lyric School of Acting and began his career on the stage, first by performing in numerous original plays and then moving on to writing and directing his own shows. His credits include the critically acclaimed 'In the Eyes of God', and as the title character in the one-man play 'Walter', both written and directed by Raul Sanchez Inglis. Scott followed this with various film and television roles, and will now be playing one of the lead roles in Jabbar Raisani's feature film, Outpost 37, which is slated to hit movie theatres in 2014.
Anna Mae WillsBirth date: 31 March 1982, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Anna Mae Wills was born on March 31, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for 2012 (2009), 16 Wishes (2010) and I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009).
John StewartBirth date: 31 March 1982, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDescription: John Stewart is known for his work on Fear the Walking Dead (2015), Walking Tall (2004) and This Means War (2012).
Ryan CookBirth date: 31 March 1982, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Ryan Cook is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), See You on the Other Side (2010) and Saw Dogs (2012).
Brandon HaasBirth date: 31 March 1982, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Brandon Haas is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Blood Deep (2005) and Homecoming (2014).
Eddie HassellBirth date: 16 July 1990, Corsicana, Texas, USADescription: Eddie Hassell was born on July 16, 1990 in Corsicana, Texas, USA as Ed Taylor Hassell. He is known for his work on The Kids Are All Right (2010), Jobs (2013) and 2012 (2009).
Betty PhillipsBirth date: 12 June 1917, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDescription: In her mid-teens she sang leading roles in musicals at Richmond High School and also sang in a girls' choir organised by Burton Kurth; in the early 1940s she studied voice with in turn Mignon Duke Gidy, Avis Phillips, and Phylis Inglis and piano with Phyllis Schuldt. She appeared at TUTS for the first time in a 1946 production of Robin Hood and subsequently played leads in more than 20 TUTS productions until 1960; she is best remembered for the role of Mrs Anna in The King and I. Phillips' radio career began in 1948 with a CBC Vancouver light classical series and has included regular appearances 1953-65 on the CBC's 'Leicester Square to Broadway'; variety work in 1955 on the BBC; solo, recital, and folksong performances on the CBC; and many British Columbia school broadcasts 1970-2. On CBC TV she sang Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus in 1954, co-starred 1956-7 with Ernie Prentice on 'Lolly-too-dum,' and was hostess 1965-7 for 'Bazaar.' Phillips has performed at the Vancouver International Festival and with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and has appeared in Vancouver Opera productions (Flora in La Traviata, 1961; Nicklausse in Tales of Hoffmann, 1961; Clotilde in Norma, 1963; Vera Boronell in The Consul, 1964; Zulma in The Italian Girl in Algiers, 1965; and the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, 1966). She has performed in musical comedy throughout Canada - on tour (1967) with One Hundred Years of Musical Comedy, at the 1968 and 1969 Charlottetown Festival; in Anne of Green Gables and Johnny Belinda, and at Winnipeg's Rainbow Stage in Fiddler on the Roof (1971). She sang locally in Theatre-in-the-Park productions of The Sound of Music (1974) and Fiddler on the Roof (1975), while studying 1972-6 at the University of British Columbia. As an actress she has played many roles at Bastion Theatre, Victoria, and the Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, and has also appeared at Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon and at Citadel Theatre, Edmonton. In the first Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Co season (1963) she appeared as Mme Dubonnet in The Boy Friend and has continued to act for that company over the years. She has been in over 40 Canadian and US movies, some of them feature films and the others made for television. In 1962 Phillips married the actor, writer, and librettist Peter Haworth, who has collaborated with Leonard Wilson, Healey Willan, and the English composer Robert Simpson.
Georgina HegedosBirth date: 12 June 1917, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Georgina Hegedos is known for her work on 2012 (2009), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) and The Bed (2003).
Luis JavierBirth date: 12 June 1917, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Luis Javier is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Grave Encounters (2011) and El Gigante (2014).
Dean RedmanBirth date: 12 June 1917, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Dean Redman is a British born actor who can be seen in 2016 in Warcraft and is working on War For The Planet of the Apes (2017). Past work includes Godzilla (2014), Rise of The Planet of the Apes (2011) and Tron: Legacy (2010). He is also well-known for his voice work as the character Dutch in the animated series, Black Lagoon.
Gordon LaiBirth date: 12 June 1917, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Gordon Lai is known for his work on 2012 (2009), Good Image Media (2009) and Madman's Gold (2014).
Mark DochertyBirth date: 12 June 1917, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Mark Docherty is an actor, known for Watchmen (2009), 2012 (2009) and Littleman (2006).
Andrew MoxhamBirth date: 1976, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Andrew Moxham was born in 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for Hot Rod (2007), 2012 (2009) and Escape from Planet Earth (2013).
Alexandra CastilloBirth date: 14 June 1971, Santiago, ChileDescription: Born in Santiago, Chile, this former Canadian dancer received extensive acting and dance training in North America, Spain and France. She holds a Masters Degree in Latin American Studies and is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Her acting career spans decades. She has a has worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Duval, William H. Macy, and starred in projects helmed by Steven Spielberg, Stephen Soderbergh, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Her character on Rookie Blue, Detective Inez Capello, garnered quite a following by that show's loyal fans. She has one daughter, born 2011, who she is raising alone.
Farouk A. AfifyBirth date: 14 June 1971, Santiago, ChileDescription: Farouk A. Afify is an actor, known for 2012 (2009).
Shaun WilsonBirth date: 14 June 1971, Santiago, ChileDescription: Shaun Wilson is known for his work on 2012 (2009), The A-Team (2010) and Captive (2013).
Leo ChiangBirth date: 20 January 1976, Taipei, TaiwanDescription: Leo Chiang was born on January 20, 1976 in Taipei, Taiwan. He is known for his work on 2012 (2009), Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012) and War (2007).
Elizabeth RichardBirth date: 20 January 1976, Taipei, TaiwanDescription: Elizabeth Richard was born as Mary Holder. She is an actress, known for 2012 (2009), What a Girl Wants (2003) and The Temp (1993).
Kyle RiefsnyderBirth date: 20 January 1976, Taipei, TaiwanDescription: Kyle Riefsnyder is known for his work on Juno (2007), X2 (2003) and 2012 (2009).
John MeeBirth date: 20 January 1976, Taipei, TaiwanDescription: John Mee is an actor, known for 2012 (2009), Dead to Rites (2011) and Soft Cell (2012).
George TrochtaBirth date: 20 January 1976, Taipei, TaiwanDescription: George Trochta is an actor, known for 2012 (2009).
Geoff GustafsonBirth date: 20 February 1974, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Geoff Gustafson was born on February 20, 1974 in Vancouver, Canada as Geoffrey James Gustafson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Interview (2014), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and 2012 (2009). As well, he has been a series regular on Primeval: New World and has been working on Hallmark Movies and Mysterious on going series Signed Sealed Delivered.
Alex ZaharaBirth date: 20 February 1974, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Alex Zahara was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. . Alex attended high school at the Grande Prairie Composite High School where he won a scholarship to college for his direction of the stage version of "M*A*S*H". He was inducted to the wall of honor at GPCH, where former alumni include Olympic Silver Medalist Willie DeWitt and World Skeleton Champion Michelle Skelly. He attended the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia where he achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre (Acting.)After graduation Alex started acting professionally with several award-winning plays, and got his first film role in The 13th Warrior (1999) with Antonio Banderas and Omar Sharif. Alex has been nominated for several acting awards, including three Jessie Richardson Awards (Vancouver Theatrical Awards), two for Best Actor, and winning for Best Ensemble. He was also nominated for Best Actor in The 2000 Leo Awards (British Columbia Film Awards.)His breakthrough role was his second television role ever, a guest-starring part on The Sentinel (1996) episode "Night Shift", playing Gabriel, a homeless man/angel. Alex has over 100 screen credits has appeared in numerous plays. Alex recently directed and co-produced his first short film, Not Indian Enough and Co-Produced the feature, Patterson's Wager, as well as having a lead role. Alex also recently played Butch Henley the lead antagonist in the feature film Lonesome Dove Church, with Tom Berenger. Alex has starred/co-starred in such shows as ABC's Once Upon A Time as King Midas, AMC's Hell On Wheels as Lt. Weston, (recurring) and can be seen as Doctor Renard in the upcoming feature film Horns starring Daniel Radcliff. The role Alex is most proud is of that of Karl Rademacher in The Outer Limits 100th episode Tribunal, (based on holocaust survivor Leo Egan's life) where Alex portrayed a Nazi officer at Auschwitz. A familiar face to sci-fi fans, Alex has also appeared as 8 different characters on Stargate SG-1, more than any other actor, most of them in full prosthetic makeup. Alex has also appeared in a number of science fiction films and TV shows including the Sci-Fi Network's mini series Riverworld where he portrayed real life Hindenberg engineer Ludwig Durr. Alex has received a Leo nomination for Best Actor in the short film Evirati and Jessie Richardson nominations for his work in the plays Mojo (winning Best Ensemble) and The Promised Land, lead Actor.
Jason GriffithBirth date: 20 February 1974, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Jason Griffith is known for his work on The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), 2012 (2009) and X2 (2003).
Jill MorrisonBirth date: 20 February 1974, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Jill Morrison is an actress, known for Mean Girls (2004), 2012 (2009) and Big Eyes (2014).
Thomas ParkinsonBirth date: 20 February 1974, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Thomas Parkinson is an actor, known for 2012 (2009).
Leona NaidooBirth date: 20 February 1974, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Leona Naidoo is known for her work on Life of Pi (2012), Source Code (2011) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
Quentin GuyonBirth date: 20 February 1974, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Quentin Guyon is an actor, known for 2012 (2009).
Nicole RudellBirth date: 20 February 1974, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Nicole Rudell is known for her work on Final Destination 2 (2003), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) and 2012 (2009).
Chad RileyBirth date: 26 December 1979, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaDescription: Chad Riley was born on December 26, 1979 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Chad Christopher Riley. He is known for his work on The Revenant (2015), Deadpool (2016) and 2012 (2009).
Simon LeungBirth date: 26 December 1979, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaDescription: Simon Leung is known for his work on Elysium (2013), 2012 (2009) and Misplaced (2009).
Kevin HaalandBirth date: 26 December 1979, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaDescription: Kevin Haaland is known for his work on AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007), 2012 (2009) and If I Stay (2014).
Directors of "2012"
Roland EmmerichBirth date: 10 November 1955, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyDescription: Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (...
Creators of "2012"
Roland EmmerichBirth date: 10 November 1955, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyDescription: Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (...
Harald KloserBirth date: 9 July 1956, Hard, Vorarlberg, AustriaDescription: Harald Kloser was born on July 9, 1956 in Hard, Vorarlberg, Austria. He is a composer, known for 2012 (2009), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Ind...