American Wrestler: The WizardIn 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America, due to the hostage crisis. Determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team.
Critic Reviews of "American Wrestler: The Wizard"
Hollywood ReporterDecember 19, 2016
Only a middling example of its genre ...
VarietyDecember 17, 2016
"American Wrestler" is mostly tired old formula. Still, what the movie lacks in originality it makes up for in personality ...
Los Angeles TimesDecember 15, 2016
It may be by-the-book, but "American Wrestler" is a story well worth telling.
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William FichtnerBirth date: 27 November 1956, Mitchell Field Air Force Base, East Meadow, Long Island, New York, USADescription: A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent.Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1974. His first roles were in soap operas such as As the World Turns (1956) and sitcoms like Grace Under Fire (1993). He has also been in films such as Armageddon (1998), Empire Falls (2005), as The Marriage Counselor, uncredited, in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), and in The Dark Knight (2008). A fan of the Buffalo Sabres, Bill always stays true to his roots. He is married to actress Kymberly Kalil.
Jon VoightBirth date: 29 December 1938, Yonkers, New York, USADescription: Jon Voight was born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Jonathan Vincent Voight. He is an actor, known for Mission: Impossible (1996), Heat (1995) and Transformers (2007). He was previously married to Marcheline Bertrand and Lauri Peters.
Lia Marie JohnsonBirth date: 23 November 1996, Wahiawa, Hawaii, USADescription: Lia was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She is part of a military family and has lived all over the United States including Florida and California. She has four younger sisters and a younger brother. Now that she is permanently located in Southern California she is excited to continue pursuing her acting dream.
Kevin G. SchmidtBirth date: 16 August 1988, Andover, Kansas, USADescription: Kevin G. Schmidt is formerly best known as the chubby clarinet-playing son in the blockbuster Cheaper by the Dozen films or as "Noah Newman" on the #1 daytime drama The Young and the Restless. Kevin also co-starred with Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato in the Disney original movie, Princess Protection Program. As well as the first live-action Cartoon Network's scripted television series, Unnatural History. On top off all the acting, he managed to co-create, star, produce and direct his cult web-series, Poor Paul.Originally from Andover, Kansas, Kevin did not set out to work in entertainment. But with two brothers who were finding initial success as actors in Los Angeles, Kevin was eventually persuaded to go out on an audition or two. He was ten when he began booking a string of guest-starring roles in prime time. Kevin's resume includes many notable television hits from dramas such as NCIS, BONES, Without a Trace, CSI:NY - to quirky comedies like HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and USA's Monk. Kevin also found success on the big screen. In addition to the Cheaper by the Dozen films, Kevin co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect. In Catch That Kid, Kevin added Kristin Stewart to his list of talented co-stars. Transitioning to leading man, Kevin starred in the indie thriller Resurrection Mary as well as the family hit Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.Having undergone his own personal metamorphosis at age 17 from chubby kid to young leading man, Kevin shared what he has learned about fitness and health on his directorial debut, The Alyson Stoner Project. Teaming up with good friend and dance prodigy, Alyson Stoner, the pair produced an instructional musical/fitness hybrid that uses the latest dance moves to get the body moving. ASP not only teaches kids the importance of fitness, nutrition and making good lifestyle choices, but also does so in a fun, relatable way.Kevin is now in production on - "The Great Migration" - an animated film he wrote and is producing. The film stars his younger brother, Kendall, Logan Henderson, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson. "The Great Migration" is the first of a multiple film slate in various stages of production.Outside of the entertainment business, Kevin continues to expand his entrepreneurial pursuits. Kevin is founder and CEO of a commercial aquaponics corporation, Creative Organic Ventures, which is focused on advancing sustainable food production and research. Kevin hopes to be a vessel to ending childhood hunger and obesity worldwide. He's an avid workout enthusiast, creative writer, and passionate cook.06/17/15
Gabriel BassoBirth date: 16 August 1988, Andover, Kansas, USADescription: Gabriel Basso was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Super 8 (2011), The Kings of Summer (2013) and The Big C (2010).
Salome AziziBirth date: 16 August 1988, Andover, Kansas, USADescription: Salome Azizi is an actress, known for The Visit (2017), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and The Moving Finger (2008).
George KosturosBirth date: 16 August 1988, Andover, Kansas, USADescription: George Kosturos is known for his work on Silo (2017), Christmas with the Karountzoses (2015) and 616: Paranormal Incident (2013).
Teresa NavarroBirth date: 16 August 1988, Andover, Kansas, USADescription: Teresa Navarro is an actress, known for Sense8 (2015), Birth of the Dragon (2016) and Enter the Fire (2017).
London FreemanBirth date: 19 April 1996, Marin County, California, USADescription: As a 4th generation member of the film industry London Freeman basically grew up on set. By the age of 7 she joined SAG/AFTRA and has been fortunate enough to work on many great TV and Film projects. Now that London is old enough to work on the production end she is enjoying the transition behind the camera. London is currently a Finance Major at UC Irvine. She hopes to work her way up through the ranks from PA to Production Management and eventually Producing and/or Distributing someday.
Shannon CollisBirth date: 26 April 1986, Lawrence, Kansas, USADescription: Shannon Collis was born on April 26, 1986 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. She is known for her work on Inherent Vice (2014), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and Darcy's Wild Life (2004).
Natalie Stephany AguilarBirth date: 26 April 1986, Lawrence, Kansas, USADescription: Natalie Stephany Aguilar is known for her work on Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Ant-Man (2015) and Kicks (2016).
Courtney Hope TurnerBirth date: 26 April 1986, Lawrence, Kansas, USADescription: Courtney Hope Turner was born and raised in South Carolina with her three sisters and two brothers. Her passion for acting began at a young age creating home videos with her siblings on their small farm and performing in plays for their local church.Growing up as the third of six children, Courtney adapted a highly competitive attitude and trained in Martial Arts for 14 years earning her black belt, and played on nearly every sports team her school offered, including; tennis, swimming, volleyball, basketball, and soccer. She is also trained in classical ballroom dance.At the age of 17, Courtney was discovered by a friend who connected her with top modeling agency Elite in Atlanta. Her success, including being crowned Miss South Carolina USA in 2011, paid her way through college while she attended the University of South Carolina. Not completely satisfied with her life course as a student, she decided to go full-time in pursuing her dream as an Actress and relocated to Los Angeles.
Jackie DallasBirth date: 26 April 1986, Lawrence, Kansas, USADescription: Jackie Dallas, was born in Syracuse, NY, to South Korean parents and raised in a multi-generational household until moving to Central Florida at the age of 6. As a child she was always socially outgoing and curious. In school, Jackie excelled academically with a talent and passion for theater. She was in multiple high school and local community theater productions and competed at several regional events, receiving high praise. She attended the University of Florida on a full scholarship and ultimately graduated with a Bachelors in Microbiology and Cell Science while bartending part time at local pool halls and restaurants. She attended medical school directly after and upon completion of her education, she spent a brief time working as a General Surgery Resident Physician in New York City and then as a Pathology Resident Physician in Chicago. Despite her academic achievements, however, Jackie never let go of her passion and dream to continue acting. She was asked to do some promotional videos and landed a couple of modeling jobs, before deciding to resume auditioning for film and TV roles. She started out as a background actress in random independent films and shorts before landing the role as the Yellow Ranger in a TV Pilot for a dark comedy 'Power Rangers-like' reboot Super Power Color Force. Then on she landed multiple supporting roles in Not Another Zombie Movie, City Council and starred as the lead Pamela in the dark psychological thriller Catching Broken Glass. Her recent work includes a dystopian mini-series Minutes After Midnight and a sexy short horror film Girls On The River. Jackie has worked across the nation in cities including New York City, Miami, Chicago and now currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area of Northern California and pursues acting full time.
Derek StefanBirth date: 26 April 1986, Lawrence, Kansas, USADescription: Derek Stefan was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California in the heart of what is now known as Sonoma County Wine Country.In 1987 he was admitted to UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television where he was a classmate of Jack Black. Derek spent the years between 1987 and 1997 studying acting, pursuing work in Film/TV, and working in plays in the L.A. area.Stage credits including two seasons of Shakespeare Orange County appearing with Alan Mandell in "King Lear" and Ron Campbell in "Richard III" as well as in critically-acclaimed productions at Laguna Playhouse, Long Beach Playhouse/Studio Theater, and Alternative Repertory Theater, and in 1996 the Los Angeles premiere of Edward Bond's "Early Morning" appearing with Burr Steers at Evidence Room.He appeared on NBC's "Hull High" (1990) with Michael Cudlitz earning his SAG card. In 1991 Derek starred in and co-produced with director Scott Jackman the 30 min. short called "Soliloquy" in the classic film noir style which garnered a finalist position in the SONY/AFI Visions of US contest which screened at the AFI.Recent work includes upcoming feature films, "American Wrestler: The Wizard" starring Jon Voight and William Fichtner, "The Boat Builder" by Arnold Grossman starring Christopher Lloyd, and short films "Tartman", "Warm & Toasty", and "The Future Has No Future".Derek is a member of SAG-AFTRA and is represented by NYLO Model & Talent Agency in San Francisco/NorCal, ADR Agency in Hawaii, and Mireille Wilson of Midwest Talent Management in Los Angeles.
Ali AfsharBirth date: 26 April 1986, Lawrence, Kansas, USADescription: Ali Afshar is an actor and producer, known for Three Kings (1999), Godzilla (1998) and The Siege (1998).
Nicholas GuilakBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Nicholas Guilak was born in Houston,Texas and raised in La Jolla, California, moved to Los Angeles in the 90's and received his Bachelors of Arts from USC in Theatre, Humanities and Film. He then studied in London then Scotland were he received two Fringe First nominations for directing and starring as Aldo Scaliki in John Patrick Shanely's Italian American Reconciliation at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He came back for his Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from UCLA and garnered the Laura Pell's Scholarship for great achievements in Acting. Being a strong advocate of the stage, he and fellow colleagues created the Los Angeles based non-profit theatre company, Big Dog Little Dog Productions, which was named "Top five not-for-profit theatre companies in Los Angeles" by Bravo. He's performed in over 50 plays globally, has directed 26 plays, produced 32 and written 3 screenplays. His film and television credits include starring in the highly controversial MOW, Saving Jessica Lynch and the acclaimed, Homeland Security, American Wrestler, Think Like a Man Too, His Secret Family, Let The Devil Wear Black, Retribution, Of God and Kings, Solar Flight,The Lost Room, The Exquisite Continent, Delta Farce, Got Papers, Double Deception, Two Coyotes, Will Unplugged, Cruel Intention2 among others. His television credits include Ray Donovan, NCIS:LA, 24, Chuck, HawthoRNe, Dark Blue, Las Vegas, CSI:Miami, NCIS, The Agency to JAG,She Spies, Threat Matrix, Dragonfire, Jane Doe, War Stories among others, for more information on credits go to resume. His latest passion project includes a novel in which he penned and turned into a screenplay, Happiness in New York City and is now in the early development stage and Parker: A Life Least Expected.
Ari AtkenBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Ari A.K.A, Arion John Atken-Allee was born in Bellevue, Washington on December 28th, 1999, and raised in San Francisco, CA. Ari discovered his passion for acting after playing the lead role of L'il Abner in the Musical L'il Abner with a local Musical Troupe Company in San Francisco, where he had been a player since the age of 9 yrs. old. Danny Duncan, his musical director, encouraged Ari to pursue his passion in acting and singing. Soon after Ari signed with a local talent agency, as well as one of the top talent agencies in Los Angeles. Ari's first leading role in a feature film was, "Summer Sacrament", which premiered in September 2016, at the Latino Film Festival to a sold out audience. Ari enjoys, acting, singing, dancing, and directing his own films. Ari hopes to one day become the youngest Batman and the first American Doctor Who.
Alex LorreBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Alex Lorre (24 October 1975) is an actor/stunt performer. Alex Lorre caused an International sensation with his portrayal of a sleeper that gave birth to a baby alien in 1997 Sigourney Weaver's "Alien Resurrection" action movie. Previously he played a kitchen worker who was a love life advisor to Brad Garrett in drama film "A Delicatessen Story". He later became a popular player in Hollywood crime and action films playing Insurgent, Commander, Pirate, Character player and Hijacker. Lorre's distinctive accent and voice became a favorite target of directors and producers of video Games, Commercials, characters and voice over projects. In particular several "Call Of Duty" video games and movie projects and because of his features, physical look and Gymnastic abilities, he got also the advantages of being in the minds of stunt coordinators. He became an 'Elite' in scuba diving society and achieved the level of "specialty instructor" for extreme specialty diving such as enriched mixed-air and deep dives in 2003. He won the junior state of California championship in power lifting in Venice beach California in 1992 and in World's gym Venice he became a close friend of Joe Gold and his clan and rubbed shoulders with the movie and TV stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dylan McDermott, William Smith, Steve Strong, Jesse Ventura and few more. Alex's passion is to act and to produce movies and TV shows and strives to learn the technical side and visual (special) effects of filmmaking in entertainment industry. In November 2010, Alex Lorre obtained his Twin Engine I.F.R F.A.A Pilot license in Santa Monica California and he hopes to use his skills as a stunt pilot in movies. His last interview with press was at a red carpet charity event in Hollywood California in June 2012.
Sasha FeldmanBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Sasha Feldman was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and moved to Oakland, California when he was two years old. Sasha is known for his work in Million Dollar Quartet (2016), Powers (2015), and Ray Donovan (2013). He also recently finished playing the lead role in an adaptation of a book entitled, Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk, directed by Eric Stoltz. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Brian PerryBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Brian Perry, was born in Sacramento, California and raised in the San Joaquin Valley. When Brian was in 8th grade his family moved to Reno, Nevada. Brian moved around a bit, making places like Lake Tahoe, Orange County, CA, and Sacramento his homes, he even lived in Olympia, Washington for several years. Currently, Brian resides between Los Angeles, CA and Reno, Nevada. When Brian Perry was younger, he recalls watching the very first "Superman" movie and thinking, "I want to do that." Brian always loved to get lost in the films, feeling like he was actually in them. While he watched, he would become a different person for at least those 2 big screen hours. When Brian was 20 years old he began to model. He enjoyed participating on the runway, but felt the 'bug' to try his hand at acting and making films. At age 25 Brian got his first break on set of Aaron Spelling's "The Round Table" as an extra. Since his extra role on Spelling's pilot, Brian has accepted many acting and modeling jobs until finally deciding to do it full time. Since that decision, Brian has stepped onto many sets not only as an actor but as a producer. Currently, Brian Perry is the founder and CEO of 'BP Filmworks' based out of Reno, Nevada. Brian partners with other production companies in the industry from L.A. to NYC and even as far as Spain and other various locations in Europe. Being a real 'go getter' Brian Perry is determined to leave his mark not only as an actor but as a successful producer as well. Currently, Brian Perry has expanded his business and is now CEO and Founder of "Brian Perry Film Works" based out of Reno, Nevada. "BPF" has been partnering with other Independent Film companies on projects in the Entertainment industry, not only in Reno, but up and down the California Coast as well. Brian has no desire to stop there.
Tina GiltonBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Tina Gilton is an experienced actress and broadcast television host. Tina trained at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, CA with accomplished actor and producer Robert Miano, the SF-Norcal Conservatory, and the Pan Theater. Tina also attended voice over techniques training at Voice One. Tina was recently awarded for her excellence as a producer at The Equality International Film Festival. She is the Creative Producer of Someday She the series which costars Reggie Stephens, formerly of the NY Giants. She worked as a casting assistant along with Toni Staniewicz Casting, and assisted with youth talent casting on the film The Unnamed. She has lead and supporting roles in feature films, short films, television and web series, commercials, corporate industrials, and works as a hands model. She has theater and broadcasting experience with appearances on KOFY TV, CBS Black Renaissance, and MTV. Tina has interviewed with KCRH 89.9 FM, LUSO Media, KOFY TV, Karen Kennedy Worldwide (founder and bestselling author), and Nikki Thomas of the Steve Harvey Morning Show.During her pastime, she enjoys watching boxing and competitive team sports. Also, she has an affinity for classic black and white films and horror films. One of Tina's favorite series is Rod Serling's, The Twilight Zone and she enjoys Alfred Hitchcock films.
Ally ArizonaBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Ally Arizona is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016).
Caelan ScrivenerBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Caelan Scrivener is an actor, known for Mr. Student Body President (2016), Point 453 (2017) and Gibby (2016).
Jesus N JimenezBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Jesus N Jimenez is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Running Wild (2017) and Ride (2017).
Judy CerdaBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Judy Cerda is an actress, known for Monster of Golden Gate (2013), Agent 6 (2013) and Dollar Bill (2012). She has been married to Jesse Cerda since August 7, 2002.
Iyad HajjajBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Iyad Hajjaj is a Middle Eastern Actor. Speaks several middle eastern languages and dialects. Iyad started Acting in the Middle East as a teenager, has always admired art and took every opportunity to learn. Growing up among twelve(12) brothers and sisters has taught him to be a great team player,understanding and tolerant.Most recently Iyad Guest Starred on Fox TV show Touch, Co-Starred on TV show Eagleheart and played a supporting role in feature film Thunder Run starring Gerard Butler and directed by Simon West. Iyad has won Best Supporting Actor at the 168 film Festival 2012 for his role in Refuge, and produced several films that circulated in various film festivals.Some of Iyad's hobbies are: karate, horseback riding, colored pencil drawing, writing poetry for love and peace, and soccer. Iyad also sings in Arabic and is a Middle East Folk Dance (Dabka) instructor.
Bobby YsipBirth date: 23 August 1970, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Bobby Ysip is an actor and writer, known for Ant-Man (2015), Steve Jobs (2015) and San Andreas (2015).
Makenzie MassagliBirth date: 9 June 1994, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Makenzie Massagli was born on June 9, 1994 in Sacramento, California, USA as Makenzie Ann Massagli. She is known for her work on Veil (2016), Behind the Screams (2015) and American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016).
Barnaby FallsBirth date: 9 June 1994, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Barnaby was born into a working class family, his parents both having a background in music and entertainment. His mother, an ice show performer, and his father a musician performer and teacher, both influenced his interest in the performing, musical, and martial arts.He lived and worked in Germany and became near-fluent in the German language. While in Germany he performed piano at talent contests with pieces by Debussy and also Liszt's Operatic Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto. He was introduced to acting in Germany and performed stage plays along with musical shows.He continues his love for martial arts today practicing and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in San Jose. His love of language extends to Russian. Barnaby is tackling the Entertainment Industry one project at a time. Within his first year he has already been in 17 film, television, and commercial productions, including scenes with William Fichtner in "The Wizard".
Thomas DalbyBirth date: 9 June 1994, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Thomas Dalby was born as Thomas Edward Dalby. He is known for his work on Ant-Man (2015), Sekai Gyoten News (2000) and American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016).
Shannon RebekahBirth date: 9 June 1994, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Shannon Rebekah is an actress, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Steve Jobs (2015) and San Andreas (2015).
Alicia IvanhoeBirth date: 9 June 1994, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Alicia Ivanhoe is known for her work on Rudy P.I. (2016), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and Chee and T (2016).
Ramsey HanchetteBirth date: 9 June 1994, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Ramsey Hanchette is known for her work on American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man and Ithaca (2015).
Michael GirgentiBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: The multi-talented Michael Girgenti was born on the south side of Chicago being the oldest child in his family. As a pre-teenager Michael moved out of the city and into the suburbs where his musical background began to blossom. Years later as a young adult, Michael would take an opportunity in modeling that would rocket him to Los Angeles. After only several weeks hustling in Hollywood, it was only a matter of time before Michael explored acting. Although discovering a new love for film, writing is one of Michael's strongest strengths. Creativity flows through Michael effortlessly as will his achievements.
Dalton PuckettBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Dalton Puckett is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Terminator Genisys (2015) and Sense8 (2015).
Ken VenzkeBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Ken Venzke grew up in the Midwest earning a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Kansas. Upon acceptance to the USAF, he was commissioned an officer and eventually became Flight Crew on USAF, US Army and US Navy aircraft (EC-135, KC-10, E6-B, Blackhawk) to interesting places around the world. As a Captain, he attended graduate school on full USAF scholarship, earning a Master of Science in Engineering and Environmental Management. In 2011 Ken made his movie debut as a special character in the movie "Contagion" as Channel 7 live News Reporter San Francisco and has been hooked ever since. As a meteorologist, he is right at home in front of the camera. Adding value to movie scenes are a "great and challenging feeling-there is much camaraderie on the sets!" Ken Venzke can be seen as a Dock Worker in the feature Film "The Master" and was hand picked by director Paul Thomas Anderson for scenes with Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. Ken resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and also works in aviation.
Sarah KlibanBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Sarah Kliban is known for her work on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Milk (2008) and Blue Jasmine (2013).
Vaughn MyovichBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Vaughn Myovich is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Steve Jobs (2015) and Angie X (2017).
Eric OlssonBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: With the ability to move easily from the stage to screen, Eric has demonstrated his versatility with roles ranging from producing and playing the lead in the Jeff Daniels' critically acclaimed play Escanaba in da Moonlight to starring in J.R.R Tolkien's great-grandson's feature film debut and the television pilot series "Rellik" directed by Tim Russ (Star Trek Voyager).A dual citizen and graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Eric earned his degree in film and media arts. He made his acting debut in the short film he entered into Pringle's "Unleash your Extreme" national contest which he wrote, directed, and edited. The film won a national award.Being a collegiate athlete and winning a national championship, Eric acquired valuable skills as the Captain of his team that he uses today when acting and/or producing, including the art of leadership.
Tony PanterraBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Tony Panterra is an actor and producer, known for Monkeybone (2001), The Siege (1998) and Mike's Kids (2003).
Thomas W. StewartBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Thomas W. Stewart is known for his work on Silicon Valley (2014), On It (2010) and I Am Legend (2007).
John LobatoBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: John Lobato is an actor, known for Ant-Man (2015), Moneyball (2011) and Kicks (2016).
Melissa O'KeefeBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Melissa O'Keefe is an actress, known for First Date* (2014), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and A Fighting Season (2015).
Rob GoreBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Rob Gore is undertaking a return to acting with recent roles in the feature film "Before the Dark" (2017), TV movie "Rellik" (2015), and Discovery Channel VR 360º film "Jailbreak" (2016). Rob started acting in the late 1970s in stage theatre and independent films, but credits a small role in the film "Soul Man" (1986), with actors C. Thomas Howell, James Earl Jones, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as his first real "Hollywood" level experience.Rob attained Bachelor and Masters degrees in Theatre Arts and continued to act during college. Upon completion of his Masters degree he transitioned to the production side of film, television, and theatre. He worked as a union (I.A.T.S.E.) gaffer for the Walt Disney Company, worked various art department positions on film and television, and crewed hundreds of theatre productions. Rob is an award winning scenic and lighting designer and has also received award nominations for his directing and acting.Rob is married to his wife, the Honorable Bonnie Gore, Vice-Mayor of the City of Roseville. He has a son serving in the U.S. Army and he himself is an Army veteran. His wife and he have also "adopted" into their family daughters who they encourage and mentor. Rob has an amusing habit of only wearing red socks. "Because they are electric," he says. But he stated he would wear any color socks needed for an acting role.
Ashley MichaelsenBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Ashley Michaelsen is an actress and producer, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Damn Foreigners (2015) and The Dog Lover (2016).
Shane L. MausBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Shane L. Maus is known for his work on We Promised (2016), The Great Controversy Ended (2017) and Family Service.
John AsadiBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: John Asadi is an actor, known for The Creation of Aspen (2015), Stepping High (2013) and Can (2013).
Chase MowenBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Chase Mowen is an actor and producer, known for Grace (2014), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and Thief (2011).
Douglas GawoskiBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Doug Gawoski was born in Niagara Falls, New York. He earned a NY Regents Scholarship and BPS in Architecture degree at the University of Buffalo. In 1986 Doug and a close friend left the rust belt behind and headed west on their motorcycles, ending up in San Francisco. Doug became licensed as an Architect and worked at several firms in the Bay Area as a project manager, then started his own architectural practice "11th Hour Design".In 2011, Doug started acting when Architecture projects allowed, and discovered another fun and creative venue. He was fortunate to be featured in 'Chasing Mavericks' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness'.
Hayley GagnerBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Hayley was born in Castro Valley CA December 23 1984. After a few years residing in San Lorenzo CA, her family consisting of her mother Peggy and father Joe along with her younger brother and sister, they moved to the Sierra Nevada mountains of Sonora CA, where she has resided the remainder of her childhood.At the age of three is when Hayley first hit the stage, starting with toddler tap dance. It was not until she was in 8th grade when she caught the acting bug, while having the read excerpts out of A Christmas Carol. As shy as shy was , she felt she was able to communicate better with her peers if she did not have to be herself. Throughout high school she performed in many of the school plays, on stage and behind the scenes.After graduating, Hayley left the stage, because her small town offered very little. it was not until she moved to Tracy CA when her husband asked her what her passions were. She shared her passion for acting and he encouraged her to continue what she loved to do. Living closer to the bigger cities, gave her more opportunities then she had in her small town. She leaped at the chance, looking at the local newspaper and noticing an audition notice for some community theater the very next day. Staring in multiple roles with the community theater, even taking her talents to Shanghai China to perform in a a world's play festival. She now turns her sights from the stage to in front of the camera. She is also a playwright having written several short plays which she has gone on to directing.
Walker BrinskeleBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Walker Brinskele is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Quitters (2015) and The Boat Builder (2015).
John OrantesBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: John Orantes is an actor, known for Repatriation (2017), Helen's Last Love (2017) and Kicks (2016).
A.J. FriederichBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: A.J. Friederich is an actor, known for I (Almost) Got Away with It (2010), Dayroom (2017) and We Promised (2016).
Shauna RichardsonBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Shauna Rae Richardson was born in Mountain View California and was raised in San Jose, California. She is the only daughter of parents Vince and Teri. She began acting in middle school and was heavily involved in the well-known drama department at Branham High School. She starred as the lead in several productions including Anne Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank", as Scout in "To Kill A Mockingbird, and Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing."After high school she signed with an agency in San Francisco, CA and was booked as a model for Levi Strauss & Co. She was booked to represent the 'slight curve' for the Curve ID Launch. In 2011, Richardson was cast in the web series "The Uploaders" as Tina, an uptight, rude woman who is trying to become famous. In 2012, Richardson also co-wrote and starred in a web series entitled "Ethereal" as Alex. In July of 2014, Richardson was cast in the first episode of season three of the hit crime documentary show "Wives with Knives" on Discovery ID. Richardson also worked on the set of "San Andreas" directed by Brad Peyton opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario. In September of 2014, Richardson filmed a part for a brand new show for Discovery ID that is set to premiere in 2015. She is currently working on an untitled project.In her spare time she loves horseback riding, writing, reading, and hiking.
Trey Van DykeBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Trey Van Dyke is an actor, known for Win Lose or Draw (2015), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and That's Not a Thing (2016).
Tom O'ReillyBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Tom was born in a small town in Northern California. He began acting in a local theater group where he continued to perfect his craft all throughout his school years. Immediately after graduating high school, Tom went on to join the US Army in 1989, where he served during the Gulf War. Tom retired from the Army in 2009. Prior to retiring, Tom was given a chance to work on his first feature film by the Late Robin Williams. He appeared in What Dreams May Come, and was invited to work again by Mr.Williams in Bicentennial Man. Tom's most recent film role was a Business Man, who survives the devastating earth quake in San Francisco in the film San Andreas, starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson. To be released in June of 2015. Tom's television roles have been with the high acclaimed Discovery ID channel television show "Sex Sent me to the Slammer". Tom lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kyle SimsekBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Kyle Simsek is an actor and cinematographer, known for Sins of the Past (2017), Jack Lantern (2017) and Closing (2017).
Linda Joy HenryBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Linda Joy Henry is an actress, known for Within (2010), My Generation's War (2010) and Savior of none (2013).
David L. SchormannBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: David L. Schormann is an actor, known for I (Almost) Got Away with It (2010), Wives with Knives (2012) and Murder in the First (2014).
Susanna WagnerBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Susanna Wagner is an actress, known for Unbreakable Connections (2017), Sekai Gyoten News (2000) and The Day I Almost Died (2015).
Brook Edward PencaBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Born in Davenport IA, Brook lived in several different places and started elementary school in Lancaster Pennsylvania. He graduated Northeast Community HS in Goose Lake IA, and attended Northwest MO State University. He has graduate degrees in School Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has worked as a Secondary Principal for many years. He loves demonstrating a wide range of acting skills and loves playing roles that are a challenge.He is one of seven children and currently resides in Walnut Creek, CA. He enjoys his beloved Chicago Cubs and other favorite sport teams. Brook is a long-time divorcée that has four children, all of them actors.
Liam DavisBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Liam Davis is born William Hillery Davis on Good Friday April 7, 1950 in Appalachia Mountains in Cumberland in western Maryland to a surgical nurse mother and a railroad bull (police) father.After high school and flunking out of college, Liam volunteered for the U.S. Navy as a medical corpsman during the Viet Nam War. Military orders sent him to Bethesda Naval Hospital near Washington, D.C. working blood bank. In the military Liam resumed taking college night classes. After an honorable military discharge Liam graduated with a B.S. in Biology at Towson University, Baltimore. At Towson he sang baritone in the college male glee club.Liam first began stage and television acting in Los Angeles. He worked graveyard blood bank at UCLA while studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute. In return for acting lessons Liam managed the school's front desk and ran errands for Lee Strasberg. His first two plays were "Twelfth Night" with Sally Kirkland and "Drayman Henschel" with John Agar. He remained friends with John Agar until his death. Liam's first television work was a bar patron in "Archie Bunkers Place" with Carroll O'Connor.Liam next enrolled in graduate school in northern California and took a M.A. in Biology at Sonoma State University while working at Pt. Reyes National Seashore as a biologist. Afterward he worked twenty years as a wildlife biologist / supervisor with California Department of Fish and Wildlife. He left state service to pursue acting again full time.Liam worked with director Philip Kaufman in "Hemingway and Gellhorn" in a special effects bombing scene with Nicole Kidman. He next worked with director Paul Thomas Anderson in "The Master" playing an assistant to cult leader Dr. Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Liam plays a school wrestler's parent opposite Jon Voight in "American Wrestler: The Wizard".
Janet DyerBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Janet Dyer is a fifth generation San Franciscan. She is Janet the fifth in her family and was born in the fifth month. She is a divorced mother of Elizabeth (Liz) and Eric, both in their twenties. Janet grew up in Petaluma Ca. where she studied drama and performed in high school plays. Prior to her senior year in high school, she danced in American Graffiti, got a close up and was hooked. She studied Theater Arts in college but ended up in the wholesale wine business. Janet was one of the first women to work in the wine business in the USA and has written a screenplay about it. She hopes to bring it to the big screen. Janet still makes her living in the wine business, judges for wine competitions and wine magazines but acts as much as possible. She lives in San Francisco with her dog Tessa, her black cat Louis Vuitton and her cat Tripod, who adopted her 2 years ago. She coordinates Groundling's workshops for San Francisco actors, is involved with actors and teachers and is on the Volunteer Conservatory Committee for SAG AFTRA.
Brett MatthewsBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Brett was born in Marin County, California, in 1971. He was raised in Inverness, CA. Brett took an interest in acting once he was in his forties. He was discovered by a casting director when he was filling out legal paperwork after his son was asked to be a background actor. After playing college football and baseball, he began his working career as a firefighter. He has spent most of his adult life coaching sports. He currently coaches high school football. Away from work he enjoys surfing, paddle boarding, and golfing. He is married and has a son and a daughter.
Monterey MorrisseyBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Professionally trained character actor working on-camera, with improv troupes, as a voiceover artist and on stage in radio theater performances. This easy to edgy actor is comfortable anywhere, whether behind the desk or at the helm, from boardroom to boiler room. Also known for his work on Chance, When W Rise and All the Others Where Practice.
Max DeSantisBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Max DeSantis is an actor, known for Writer's Cramp (2015), Emily and Billy (2013) and American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016).
Tom HartBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Tom Hart is an actor and producer, known for Deer Season (2015), 11 Bravo Diaries (2009) and Tom Hennessy.
Allan C. Gagner IIBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Allan C. Gagner II is known for his work on Forgive Me Father (2015), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and Hunters of the Night (2013).
Blair LeatherwoodBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Blair Leatherwood is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), NBA 2K16 (2015) and Year (2006).
Montgomery PaulsenBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Montgomery Paulsen is the son of Emmy Award winning comedian and actor Pat Paulsen. Montgomery's first role was as himself on his father's television series, The Pat Paulsen Half a Comedy Hour, in 1970. He has performed small roles in a number of feature films, residing in the San Francisco Bay area, and is a professional winemaker by trade.
Karina AndrewsBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Karina Andrews was born in New York City, New York, USA. She is known for her work on Sweet November (2001), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and Book of Rules (2003).
Anastassia TchibissovaBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Anastassia Tchibissova is known for her work on Rellik (2015), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and Steve Jobs (2015).
Diana TenesBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Diana Tenes is a multi-talented and unique individual. She is a native Californian, and was born in San Jose and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. She started acting in junior high school, then became interested in Fashion and Costume design. Winning a full scholarship from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, she moved to Los Angeles and earned her Associate Degree in Fashion Design. Diana has won awards for her Fashion Designs including the Black Filmmaker Hall of Fame/I.Peri -Outstanding Designer in the Bay Area, Excellence in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute, and a medal for from the Santa Clara County Fair for Jewelry Design. Continuing her studies at San Francisco State University, her interest in acting was rekindled when she designed costumes for the Chicano Theatre Department. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Art: Conceptual Design/Performance Art from San Francisco State. Diana is an accomplished actress, working since 1994 in corporate videos, commercials and independent film. Diana made it to the Sundance Film Festival with "Everything Strange and New" that premiered there in 2009. She has continued to garner roles in independent films circulating at film festivals in United States: "Love in Absentia" as "Yvonne", and "Chocolates" as "Rosa". Diana worked with acclaimed Writer/Director H.P. Mendoza in his International Award winning film "I AM A Ghost." She was "Emily ll" and the key makeup artist. Diana list of celebrity makeup-up clients include: Dr. Dean Ornish, Seane Corn, Saul David Raye, Larry Payne, Bryan Kest, Gurmukh Khalsa, Krishna Kaur, Lilias Folan, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Gary Kraftsow, Ana Forrest, David Swenson, Yoshidori, Charlene Tilton, Andrea Immer, Malou Nubla, Mike Rowe, Susan Hammer, Tom Ferry, Glenda Gabriel, Diane Niccolini, Dharma Mittra, David Duffield. Diana has dressed Hollywoods finest: including legends Cicely Tyson, Louise Fletcher, Lea DeLaria, and Julie Brown. Diana was a member of the Costume Designers Guild 892 for several years.
Sandy StevensBirth date: 4 April 1986, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Sandy Stevens is an actress, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016).
Vinnie Langdon IIIBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Vinnie Langdon III is an American Actor, Filmmaker and Television Personality. Langdon grew up heavily involved with theatre in his childhood with musicals and Theatre performances. In September 2004, he began producing a weekly public access television series in Northern California called "The Vinnie Langdon Show" which consisted of interviews with bands and live performances. He has won four awards for his independent films, "Best Original Screenplay" in The Buckingham Film Festival for his first indie film called "Magic Sunglasses" (2004), "Best Picture" at the Buckingham Film Festival (2005) and "Best Comedy" in the Idaho Panhandle Film Festival both for his short film called "Permission" (2006.) On April 25, 2010, Vinnie won "The Up-And-Comer Actor" award at the Sacramento International Film Festival nominated by The California Film Foundation. In 2011, He made a guest appearance on the YouTube hit channel, Smosh as an "Alien Student." Later that year he played the role on a couple episodes as a Police Officer on Discovery I.D's "I (Almost) Got Away With It" and "Cuff Me If You Can." In March 2012, Vinnie's public access television show began broadcasting in Manhattan, New York on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. In 2013, Langdon won "The Viral King" award by The Sacramento International Film Festival at the Sacramento Film Festival 2013 but was presented the award in September 2013.
Nathan EswineBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Nathan Eswine is an actor, known for Marshall the Miracle Dog (2015), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and Tonight She Comes (2016).
Halstyn HartBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Halstyn Hart is an actress and writer, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), My Strange Criminal Addiction (2014) and Sex Sent Me to the Slammer (2015).
Alicia RestivoBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Alicia Restivo was born on September 7th in Miami, Florida. Her family traveled the southern states before ending up in San Jose, California. She graduated from San Jose State University (B.A. in Theatre Arts) and CSU Chico (M.A. in Education and Administration). When time allows, Alicia loves to ride around on her horses and quads and enjoys fishing. She volunteers doing search and rescue with the Sheriff's Posse and is comfortable with firearms and stunt work.
Jane StillwaterBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Jane Stillwater is an actress, known for Northern Lights (2015), Crimson's Kiss (2013) and Moneyball (2011).
Boyan RadoslavovBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Boyan Radoslavov is an actor, known for The Last Sentence (2016), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and Wolf Mother (2016).
Kyle FenskeBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Kyle Fenske is known for his work on The Adventures of Nate (2016), Rellik (2015) and American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016).
Jake HansonBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Jake Hanson is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Steve Jobs (2015) and Running Wild (2017).
Tamara PerryBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Tamara Perry is known for her work on Rellik (2015), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and The Last Client (2015).
Kyrstannie DayBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Kyrstannie Day is known for her work on Ri Luo Qi Ci: Seven Days (2015), American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) and Running Wild (2017).
Jenna GetsiBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Jenna Getsi is an actress, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), The Astronaut (2015) and Monumental Mysteries (2013).
James P. MorrowBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: James P. Morrow is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Mentor (2006) and Step Up (2006).
Serina MawerBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Serina Mawer is known for her work on American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Rellik (2015) and 48HR Femme Fatale (2016).
Kathy LangdonBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Kathy Langdon is known for her work on Whole Lotta Views (2012), Our Town: Pittston (2017) and American Idol Christmas (2009).
Tony CoronaBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Tony Corona is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016).
Christopher Robin PriestBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Christopher Robin Priest is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Jackson Bolt (2016) and Rellik (2015).
Maurice ColvinBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Maurice Colvin is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), xXx: State of the Union (2005) and Just Us (2007).
Teri ShraderBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Teri Shrader is an actress, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Before the Dark (2017) and Murder in the First (2014).
Tama ThereseBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Tama Therese is an actress, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), Budding Prospects (2017) and Sekai Gyoten News (2000).
Susan LudersBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Susan Luders is an actor, known for American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016).
Sandy StevensBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: It looks like we don't have any Biography for Sandy Stevens yet.
Kyle AudissBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Kyle Audiss is known for his work on Night Prowlers (2015), Walk Along the Line (2015) and Neighborhood Watch (2013).
Benjamin HowardBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Benjamin Howard is a director and writer, known for Disconnect (2016), The Final Days of Elliot Morrison (2016) and Sleep on It (2016).
Michael InscoeBirth date: 24 December 1989, Fairfield, California, USADescription: Michael Inscoe is known for his work on Rellik (2015), The 'N' Word (2016) and American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016).
Directors of "American Wrestler: The Wizard"
Alex RanariveloDescription: Alex graduated at the top of his class with a B.F.A in film production from Art Center College of Design. His thesis film was a 35mm short film abo...
Creators of "American Wrestler: The Wizard"
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