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Johnny TsunamiJohnny Tsunami revolves around a Hawaiian teenage surfer whose family is moving to Vermont, where the waves are pretty hard to come by. Trapped in a school full of landlocked ho-dads, he has to find a way to fit in.
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Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaBirth date: 27 September 1950, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987). A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His mother was an actress from Tokyo. The family finally settled in Southern California, where Tagawa began acting in high school. He was an exchange student in Japan while studying at the University of Southern California. He has recently been involved off-screen in addressing student groups (at SFSU and Stanford). He has also been coaching the martial artist portraying Shang Tsung in the Mortal Kombat Live Tour, and in his free time developing his new form of martial arts, called "Chun Shin."
Brandon BakerBirth date: 28 April 1985, Orange County, California, USADescription: At 12 years old, Brandon landed his first big break with the starring role of "Mowgli" in Walt Disney's "Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story." It went straight to video and is still being shown domestically as well as foreign. That same year, 1997, he filmed the Disney Channel movie "P.U.N.K.S." where he played a leading role as Johnny Pasiotopolis, with Henry Winkler, Randy Quaid and Jessica Alba. Brandon then filmed a movie called "Wind River," where he had a supporting role of a native American Indian named Pantsuk. Brandon's TV career started in late 1997 when he guest starred in the UPN series, "Sparks," starring James Avery, Miguel Nunez & Robin Givens. He went on to guest star on the Saturday morning NBC sit com, "City Guys," as a smart-aleck street kid named Ernesto, in 1998. It was just a few months later when the producers of "City Guys" cast Brandon as the series regular, Cray, the youngest child of a multi-ethnic foster family on their then newest show called "One World." This show filmed 3 seasons and is still running reruns every Saturday morning on NBC. More recently, Brandon has guest starred on the hit FOX TV series, "Boston Public." He also has two recurring roles, one on a Disney Channel TV series called "Even Stevens" playing the role of Zach Estrada, and the other on a mid season replacement on NBC called "Go Fish" where he plays an Eastern Indian teenager, Sumir. Brandon's real claim to fame thus far is his starring role on Disney Channel's hit movie "Johnny Tsunami." He played the title role of Johnny, a Hawaiian teen surfer turned snowboarder. It's a great family movie that both kids as well as adults can enjoy.
Mary Page KellerBirth date: 3 March 1961, Monterey Park, California, USADescription: Mary Page Keller received formal training at the University of Maryland and the Boston Conservatory of Music, leading to various parts in musical theatre in Washington, D.C. After training in New York, doing everything from Soap Opera to dinner theatre, she relocated to Los Angeles to star in Duet (1987) for the Fox Network. She went on to headline other series including Baby Talk (1991), Camp Wilder (1992), features include Deception: A Mother's Secret (1991), and Those She Left Behind (1989) opposite Colleen Dewhurst. She had co-starred in such films as The Negotiator (1998) opposite Kevin Spacey, and the political thriller Ulterior Motives (1992), which she also produced. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, actor Thomas Ian Griffith, and their two sons.
Yuji OkumotoBirth date: 20 April 1959, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Yuji Okumoto was born on April 20, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Yuji Don Okumoto. He is an actor and producer, known for Beta Test (2016), The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and Johnny Tsunami (1999). He has been married to Angie since 2001. They have three children.
Lee Thompson YoungBirth date: 1 February 1984, Columbia, South Carolina, USADescription: Lee Thompson Young was born as the son of Velma Love and Tommy Scott Young. When he was in second grade his parents split up and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King in a play called "A Night of Stars and Dreams". That's when Lee decided he wanted to be an actor. After doing community theater for a while, he traveled to New York during the spring break of 1996 and got himself an agent. He moved to NY in June but it wasn't until next year that he got to audition for the part of Jett Jackson. Lee filmed the pilot. He found out in June 1998 from Disney that the show had been picked up.
Cylk CozartBirth date: 1 February 1957, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: With 30 films and more than 20 television shows to his credit, over 75 million viewers in the United States alone have seen Cylk Cozart's work. But, for Cozart, it is his love of children and helping others less fortunate that led him to Hollywood and what continues to underscore his reason for being in show business. Cylk Cozart's wide range of talents as an actor, producer, writer, singer, model and songwriter have made him one of Hollywood's most sought after artists. Cozart has an impressive list of film credits to his name that have garnered well over a half a billion dollars at the box office, including: Conspiracy Theory (1997) (Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts); Ron Shelton's White Men Can't Jump (1992); Three to Tango (1999) (Matthew Perry and Neve Campbell); Love Affair (1994) (Annette Bening and Warren Beatty); Eraser (1996) (Arnold Schwarzenegger); Play It to the Bone (1999) (Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson); Blue Chips (1994) (Nick Nolte and 'Shaquille O'Neal (I)'); and In the Line of Fire (1993) (Clint Eastwood).Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to a Native American mother and an African-American father, Cylk was given the fuel he needed to fulfill his life-long dream. A natural athlete, Cozart excelled at sports in high school and was one of the best players on both the basketball and football teams. Graduating with high marks and outstanding athletic skill, he was offered numerous basketball and football scholarships to colleges across the country. He chose King College in Bristol, Tennessee, where he majored in Child Psychology. After college, Cozart pursued his goal of playing professional basketball, but a foot injury while playing in the NBA Summer Pro League ended his dream.After a successful modeling career in Miami, Cozart made his feature film debut in Warner Bros. Blue Skies Again (1983) opposite Andy Garcia. Deciding to relocate to New York to study his craft, Cozart continued modeling and appeared in numerous publications such as Vogue, GQ, and Essence. His love for theatre soon led him to be in two prominent stage plays: "Diary of a Black Man" and "The Big Knife." He also trained at the American Repertory Theatre and the Sundance Institute under the tutelage of Robert Redford.Since then Cozart has appeared in the movies-of-the-week: Johnny Tsunami (1999) for Disney; Slam Dunk Ernest (1995) with Jim Varney and A Family Divided (1995) with Faye Dunaway, both for NBC. He also had recurring roles on NBC's Reasonable Doubts (1991) with Mark Harmon, ABC's Gabriel's Fire (1990) with James Earl Jones; and HBO's Dream On (1990). He guest-starred on such shows as UPN's Sister, Sister (1994); CBS's Diagnosis Murder (1993) and Walker, Texas Ranger (1993); Fox's Ned and Stacey (1995) Roc (1991), M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994), and Living Single (1993); NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990); ABC's Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992); and Lifetime's Any Day Now (1998) with Annie Potts in which Cozart also exhibits his singing talents. His early film work included roles in School Daze (1988) directed by Spike Lee, and Fire Birds (1990) with Nicolas Cage and Tommy Lee Jones.President of his own production company, Cozart is also Co-Chairman of the newly formed production entity, P.O.V. Planet, which recently created and produced the Wave to the World (2000) All-Star Celebrity Recording and Video "Spirit of Life" for the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia. "Spirit of Life" has earned, to date, the prestigious Videographer and Aurora Awards, the NY Film Festival Bronze Award, and the Telly Award. With a number of projects on his slate, Cozart is also producing the feature film Baby of the Family (2002), which will star the award-winning Alfre Woodard. The film is inspired by award-winning author Tina McElroy Ansa's book of the same name and will be directed by 'Joneé Ansa'. Cozart is also producing and starring in the upcoming feature film What's Going On? (2003) (Marvin Gaye) with legendary songwriter Ed Townsend consulting, and is producing a unique documentary multi-part series based on the African-American Vernacular Art books called "Souls Grown Deep."Among his other creative pursuits, the multi-talented Cozart is completing his first co-produced music CD on which he sings lead vocals and has composed two original songs. He is also an active partner and celebrity spokesperson for a new, innovative, manufacturing company, The Original Ballbag Co., whose products are licensed by the NBA, NBA.com, Tommy Hilfiger, and others. Today, basketball continues to be one of Cozart's personal passions; he is the back-to-back 3-Point Shooting Champion and Team Captain for the NBA Entertainment League and is also Team Captain of the Hollywood Knights Celebrity Basketball Tour.His compassion, understanding and capacity to give are exemplified by his devotion to utilizing his celebrity status to advocate and support numerous charities and humanitarian events. Cozart is a spokesperson for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is the founder of the "Hoops for Hope" Basketball Charity Game, a non-profit star-studded event. He is founder of the "Cylk Cozart Celebrity Classic All-Star Basketball Game" to benefit the Toni Stroman Fund, and is a celebrity spokesperson for the National Make-A-Wish Foundation and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He is also a celebrity supporter for the National Tourette Syndrome Association, The Lupus Foundation of America, The National Indian Council, and others, along with numerous non-profit celebrity sports tournaments and fund-raisers. In recognition of his outstanding charitable efforts and accomplishments, he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.In February 2013 Cylk co-founded Cure4Hunger.org as their CEO & Co-Chairman. Cure4Hunger is the world's first legitimate and affordable cure for global hunger by integrating 7-technolgies into 1 sustainable solution. One acre of Cure4Hunger Food & Water Domes feeds 58,000 starving people 365 days a year.
Kirsten StormsBirth date: 8 April 1984, Orlando, Florida, USADescription: Kirsten Storms was born on April 8, 1984 in Orlando, Florida, USA as Kirsten Renee Storms. She is an actress, known for General Hospital (1963), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999). She was previously married to Brandon Barash.
Zachary BostromBirth date: 15 January 1981, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Zachary Bostrom was born on January 15, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Harry and the Hendersons (1991), Dinosaur (2000) and Johnny Tsunami (1999).
Gregory ItzinBirth date: 20 April 1948, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: Gregory Itzin was born on April 20, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor, known for Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Ides of March (2011) and Adaptation. (2002). He has been married to Judith L. Goldman since September 29, 1979. They have two children.
Taylor MooreBirth date: 20 April 1948, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: Taylor Moore is an actor, known for Johnny Tsunami (1999).
Anthony DiFrancoBirth date: 7 November 1984, Lihue, Hawaii, USADescription: Anthony DiFranco was born on November 7, 1984 in Lihue, Hawaii, USA. He is an actor, known for Johnny Tsunami (1999).
Steve Van WormerBirth date: 7 November 1984, Lihue, Hawaii, USADescription: A native of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Steve Van Wormer came to Los Angeles after graduating from Michigan State University through the sponsorship of the Warner Bros. Sitcom Writer's Workshop, soon moving into acting. With a background in sketch comedy performance and writing, he furthered his acting chops by enrolling in The Groundlings School. In addition, Steve began his own sketch comedy troupe, Caustic Casserole. The acerbic quartet performed at various venues around town, such as The Comedy Store and the Upfront Comedy Theater. Steve has appeared in numerous feature films, including the ensemble rave scene drama, Groove, Stew Deedle in Disney's Meet The Deedles, and Jingle All The Way opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. His notable television appearances include the Disney Channel movie, Johhny Tsunami, the CBS Drama Turks, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Steve was on the cutting edge of FOX's interstitial programming, doing music and pop culture commentary for Spin On Fox. He has voiced numerous video games including: Soul Calibur 3 & 4, GRID, Operation Flashpoint, Turok & X-Men 3.
Noah BastianBirth date: 26 August 1979, San Jose, California, USADescription: Noah Bastian was born on August 26, 1979 in San Jose, California, USA as Noah Dale Bastian. He is an actor, known for 2gether (2000), 2gether: The Series (2000) and The Adventures of Food Boy (2008).
Gabriel LuqueBirth date: 26 August 1979, San Jose, California, USADescription: Gabriel Luque is known for his work on Johnny Tsunami (1999), Hocus Pocus (1993) and The Killing Jar (1997).
Anne SwardBirth date: 9 December 1950, Bronxville, New York, USADescription: Anne Sward was born on December 9, 1950 in Bronxville, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for 95ers: Time Runners (2013), Johnny Tsunami (1999) and Go Figure (2005). She has been married to Bob Hansen since November 5, 1981. They have one child.
Margaret AokiBirth date: 9 December 1950, Bronxville, New York, USADescription: Margaret Aoki is an actress, known for Johnny Tsunami (1999) and Ski Patrol (1990).
Douglas SloanBirth date: 9 December 1950, Bronxville, New York, USADescription: Douglas Sloan is a producer and writer, known for Dragons: Race to the Edge (2015), Johnny Tsunami (1999) and Princess Protection Program (2009).
Ray BumataiBirth date: 20 December 1952, Offenbach am Main, Hesse, GermanyDescription: Ray Bumatai was the older brother of comedian Andy Bumatai and was a comedian, actor, and recording artist. Ray made appearances on a number of mainland television shows that were produced in Hawaii, including Magnum, P.I. (1980), Jake and the Fatman (1987), and Hawaii (2004). He also did voice work in Walt Disney's "Lilo & Stitch," and released an album of original music called "All the Things I Said." During his career, Bumatai was a member of the comedy group Booga Booga.
Mike MinsterBirth date: 20 December 1952, Offenbach am Main, Hesse, GermanyDescription: Mike Minster is an actor, known for Johnny Tsunami (1999).
Graham OlsonBirth date: 20 December 1952, Offenbach am Main, Hesse, GermanyDescription: Graham Olson is an actor, known for Johnny Tsunami (1999).
Directors of "Johnny Tsunami"
Steve BoyumBirth date: 4 September 1952, Los Angeles County, California, USADescription: Steve Boyum was raised in Los Angeles, California. A world-class surfer, ski racer, ski instructor, and motor-cross racer, he moved on to stunt wor...
Creators of "Johnny Tsunami"
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Douglas SloanDescription: Douglas Sloan is a producer and writer, known for Dragons: Race to the Edge (2015), Johnny Tsunami (1999) and Princess Protection Program (2009).
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