The RockerAs a drummer with the '80s hair band Vesuvius, Robert 'Fish' Fishman lived his dream as a rock 'n' roll demigod until his band mates kicked him out. Twenty years after he is given a second chance at fame when he hears that his nephew's high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer.
Critic Reviews of "The Rocker"
Christian Science MonitorNovember 21, 2008
A whacked-out, superannuated, would-be rock star might seem to be too easy a comic target, but Wilson gives this sad sack so many fresh twists that he never wears out his welcome.
Time OutOctober 17, 2008
As a movie, it may not rock, but it rolls along nicely enough.
AV ClubAugust 22, 2008
It's a slave to formula, and it hits its marks satisfyingly enough to make for a pleasant time-passer, but Wilson and a loaded supporting cast are never as funny as they should be.
Wall Street JournalAugust 22, 2008
The Rocker has the requisite vomit, the view of some very unfortunate hind quarters and the suds. It's also got a vein of sweetness and charm.
Globe and MailAugust 22, 2008
The melody of The Rocker feels predictable but the beat is refreshingly off-kilter.
Chicago Sun-TimesAugust 20, 2008
The film equivalent of an inoffensive throwaway track, what we used to call a B-side, back in the days of Vesuvius.
TheShiznit.co.ukOctober 14, 2012
The Rocker is more Keane than Keith Moon: slow, safe and about as edgy as a tangerine.
TheMovieReport.comFebruary 12, 2009
Just because one is a scene stealer on TV does not mean he or she is big screen material, period, much less a movie star.
Reel Film ReviewsFebruary 06, 2009
...an agreeable, sporadically hilarious comedy that benefits substantially from the almost uniformly strong performances.
DVDTalk.comJanuary 29, 2009
All premise and no purpose.
ColliderJanuary 08, 2009
Perhaps The Rocker's most annoying feature is that it isn't completely terrible.
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Rainn WilsonBirth date: 20 January 1966, Seattle, Washington, USADescription: Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University of Washington, Rainn studied acting at NYU's graduate acting program and spent years doing theater both on and off-Broadway, on tours with the Acting Company and in region theatre including The Guthrie and Arena Stage.Rainn co-created and directed The New Bozena, a sketch comedy and post-modern clown show which performed in New York and ended up doing a pilot presentation at Fox TV. He made his directorial debut with The New Bozena (2005), a short film based on the show.After many years of working in TV and film, his breakthrough role happened, as Arthur, the odd love interest to the much older Frances Conroy on Six Feet Under (2001). His favorite role to date, however, is Bill Harris in the film, How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass (2003).Rainn is a member of the Baha'i Faith.
Christina ApplegateBirth date: 25 November 1971, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15 July 1981). Alisa and Christina are best friends and even lived together while Alisa was going to college. Christina's mother took her along on all of her auditions and acting jobs. She made her acting debut at age five months, when her mother got her in a commercial for Playtex nursers. Her mother never remarried, but kept company with Stephen Stills. Christina still cherishes a guitar Stephen gave her when she was young. She played in a number of TV series before landing her breakout role in Married with Children (1987). Christina still studies jazz dance.
Teddy GeigerBirth date: 16 September 1988, Rochester, New York, USADescription: Teddy's career in the entertainment industry started when he entered into the VH1 2004 TV Contest 'In Search of the Partridge Family' where he caught the eye of influential industry execs and was signed to Columbia Records.He subsequently catapulted to stardom with the international hit, "For You I Will", featured on Geiger's critically acclaimed debut album, Underage Thinking, which entered the Billboard charts at #8 in 2006. Just 16-years old, Teddy launched a 3-year international tour and grabbed silver screen spotlight by starring opposite Emma Stone in 2008's The Rocker, and playing the muse in the cult hit TV series, Love Monkey.Teddy moved on from Columbia records and spent several years perfecting new music and formed his own label jabbarock to release his sophomore album The Last Fears on May 14th 2013. A multi-instrumentalist and producer, Geiger's sheer breadth of musicality imprints a bold stamp in the lexicon of American pop with The Last Fears. The self-produced album establishes the re-emergence of Geiger as a singer/songwriter at the forefront of the independent American music landscape, blending traditional pop structure with accents of electronica and ballads tinged with sounds as close to home as mandolins and steel guitars.Teddy continues to be active within the film, tv and music industries. He wrote the original music for the short film Bench Seat (2011), was featured as an actor, performer as well as creating original music for the season finale of Royal Pains (2012). He is also a featured songwriter and singer on Tiesto's forthcoming album Clublife 3 Stockholm with the single Love & Run.The Last Fears is available on iTunes everywhere now.
Josh GadBirth date: 23 February 1981, Hollywood, Florida, USADescription: Josh Gad was born on February 23, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Frozen (2013), Beauty and the Beast (2017) and A Dog's Purpose (2017). He has been married to Ida Darvish since May 10, 2008. They have two children.
Emma StoneBirth date: 6 November 1988, Scottsdale, Arizona, USADescription: Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, where she made her stage debut in a production of Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows". She appeared in many more productions through her early teens until, at the age of 15, she decided that she wanted to make acting her career.The official story is that she made a PowerPoint presentation, backed by Madonna's "Hollywood" and itself entitled "Project Hollywood", in an attempt to persuade her parents to allow her to drop out of school and move to Los Angeles. The pitch was successful and she and her mother moved to LA with her schooling completed at home while she spent her days auditioning.She had her TV breakthrough when she won the part of Laurie Partridge in the VH1 talent/reality show In Search of the Partridge Family (2004) which led to a number of small TV roles in the following years.Her movie debut was as Jules in Superbad (2007) and, after a string of successful performances, her leading role as Olive in Easy A (2010) established her as a star.
Jeff GarlinBirth date: 5 June 1962, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: As a multi-talented comedian who encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy, Jeff Garlin has honed a successful career that started at Second City in his hometown of Chicago. Influenced by the comedians of his childhood (such as Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, and Shelley Berman), Garlin enjoys telling stories, exploring his personal foibles and exposing his innermost thoughts for all to hear. Garlin both co-stars and executive produces the critically acclaimed HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000). The unique comedy, which is one of the rare television shows to become part of the national zeitgeist, stars Seinfeld (1989) creator Larry David with Garlin portraying his loyal manager. The series recently won the Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy, The Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award from the Producers Guild of America and the AFI comedy series of the year award. Previously, Garlin was a series regular for three seasons on Mad About You (1992) in the role of Marvin. He also had his own self titled half hour special on HBO. Born and raised in Chicago and then South Florida, Garlin studied filmmaking and began performing stand-up comedy while at the University of Miami. He has toured the country as a stand-up comedian, is an alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theatre, and has written and starred in three critically acclaimed solo shows ("I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With," "Uncomplicated" and "Concentrated"). As a director he has directed Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) and both Jon Stewart ("Unleavened") and Denis Leary ("Lock-n-Load") in their HBO specials. Garlin was most recently seen on the big screen opposite Eddie Murphy in the Columbia/Tristar comedy Daddy Day Care (2003). As a newly unemployed father in the film, Garlin joins his pal (Eddie Murphy) in starting a full time day care business, despite the fact that neither can actually change a diaper. Jeff lives with his family in Los Angeles. His hobbies include eating puddin' and taking naps.
Jane LynchBirth date: 14 July 1960, Dolton, Illinois, USADescription: Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005). She was previously married to Lara Embry.
Jason SudeikisBirth date: 18 September 1975, Fairfax, Virginia, USADescription: Daniel Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia, to Kathryn (Wendt), a former travel agent at Brennco and president of the American Society of Travel Agents, and Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, a vice president of business development. He is of Lithuanian and Irish descent on his father's side, and German and Irish ancestry on his mother's. As a child, he moved with his family to Overland Park, Kansas, which he has described as his hometown. He attended Brookridge Elementary School before transferring to Holy Cross Catholic School; both are located in Overland Park. He began high school at the Jesuit Rockhurst High School in 1990, later transferring due to academic reasons to Shawnee Mission West High School.He began performing at ComedySportz (now Comedy City) in Kansas City. After moving to Chicago, he studied at the Annoyance Theatre and ImprovOlympic, where he was one of the founding members of the long-form team J.T.S. Brown. He was later cast in The Second City's National Touring Company, and also performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. In the early 2000s, he became a founding member of Second City Las Vegas. He continues to frequently perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's weekly improv show ASSSCAT 3000 in New York City. In 2003, while a regular performer at Second City Las Vegas, he was hired as a sketch writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live (1975) and would occasionally make bit appearances as audience members or extras. In May 2005, he became a featured player and was upgraded to repertory status in 2006. In July 2013, he announced that he was leaving SNL.In 2007-2010, he had a recurring role as Floyd on NBC's 30 Rock (2006), playing the love interest of Liz Lemon (played by friend Tina Fey) and appearing in 12 episodes. His voice-over work include video-game Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), playing the role of right-wing radio host Richard Bastion. In 2008, he also appeared in the comedy What Happens in Vegas (2008), playing the role of Cameron Diaz's character's ex-fiancé, in The Rocker (2008) as David Marshall, opposite Rainn Wilson, Emma Stone, and Josh Gad, in Semi-Pro (2008) as Nacho Fan, in Childrens Hospital (2008) as Dr. Robert 'Bobby' Fiscus, and co-starred with Bill Hader and Joe Lo Truglio in the Lorne Michaels-produced web-series "The Line on Crackle". In 2010, he appeared in The Bounty Hunter (2010), alongside Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, playing a colleague of Aniston's character, who falls in love with her, in Going the Distance (2010) as Box, and also co-hosted WWE Monday Night RAW: Episode #18.33 (2010) with his "Going the Distance" co-stars Charlie Day and Justin Long at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. He also worked with Day on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) playing Schmitty on two episodes.In FOX's animated comedy The Cleveland Show (2009), he provided the voices of Holt Richter and Terry Kimple in almost all of episodes until the series' end in 2013, and had a recurring role on the cult comedy Eastbound & Down (2009). His first lead film role, alongside Owen Wilson, was in Farrelly brothers comedy Hall Pass (2011). That year, he also appeared in Seth Gordon comedy Horrible Bosses (2011), opposite Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman, and in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011). He also hosted 2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011). His other movies include The Campaign (2012), opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, Movie 43 (2013), Drinking Buddies (2013), Epic (2013), and We're the Millers (2013). He also starred in Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), and in Sleeping with Other People (2015). He can also be seen in the romantic comedy, Tumbledown (2015) opposite Rebecca Hall and in Race (2016) as Larry Snyder, Jesse Owens' coach.He is also Henry, a widowed and introverted architect, in The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2016), in Mother's Day (2016), opposite Jennifer Aniston for the fifth time, is the voice of Red in Angry Birds (2016), and is playing a recurring character, Mike Miller, on The Last Man on Earth (2015). He is also starring in Masterminds (2016), opposite Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig, in Colossal (2016), opposite Anne Hathaway, in Permission (2017), again with Rebecca Hall, in Son of Zorn (2016) as the voice of Zorn, and in Alexander Payne's Downsizing (2017).
Will ArnettBirth date: 4 May 1970, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Will Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He played George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox series, Arrested Development (2003). He also appeared in films, such as The Lego Movie (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and The LEGO Batman Movie (2017). Arnett also voices the title character of Netflix's original animated series, BoJack Horseman (2014).
Howard HessemanBirth date: 27 February 1940, Lebanon, Oregon, USADescription: Howard Hesseman has been a leading counter-culture figure since the late 1960s. He was a member of the improv group, "the Committee", for ten years in the sixties and seventies. He has been a character actor for many years on different television shows since the 1960s, and took small parts in The Andy Griffith Show (1960), Dragnet 1967 (1967), Soap (1977) and Sanford and Son (1972). The role that brought him to prominence was Howard Johnson in the cult classic Billy Jack (1971). He has been active in movies and TV since.He was a frequent guest star on The Bob Newhart Show (1972), but the best was yet to come. He will perhaps be forever remembered on the classic series WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), as anti-disco DJ Dr. Johnny Fever. Also in the seventies, Hesseman appeared in a small part in The Sunshine Boys (1975), Tunnel Vision (1976), Silent Movie (1976) and The Big Bus (1976). After the cancellation of WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), he went on to star as the husband of Ann Romano in One Day at a Time (1975). After that series was cancelled, Hesseman starred in more cult classics, such as This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Doctor Detroit (1983), Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985), (a role which he refused to play again) Clue (1985) and Flight of the Navigator (1986).He then got another part in television, this time as a teacher in the high school sitcom Head of the Class (1986). As Mr. Moore, he was insightful, funny and a pleasure to watch. Hesseman left the show in 1990 and has done a steady stream of television guest roles since. In 1987, he was in the star-studded Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), and, in 1991, he starred in the very strange film Rubin and Ed (1991). Since then, he has been in a handful of other films, including Gridlock'd (1997) with Tupac Shakur. His work in recent years concentrates mostly on television, where he takes mostly small guest roles, in shows like That '70s Show (1998), Touched by an Angel (1994), The Practice (1997) and Crossing Jordan (2001). Since his career began, Hesseman has gained a reputation as a quality and versatile character actor.
Fred ArmisenBirth date: 4 December 1966, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USADescription: Fred Armisen was born on December 4, 1966 in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA as Fereydun Robert Armisen. He is known for his work on Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014), Saturday Night Live (1975) and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004). He was previously married to Elisabeth Moss and Sally Timms.
Bradley CooperBirth date: 5 January 1975, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Bradley Charles Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. He has a sister, Holly. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997, he moved to New York City to enroll in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University. There, he developed his stage work, culminating with his thesis performance as "John Merrick" in Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man", performed in New York's Circle in the Square. While still in school, Bradley began his professional career, appearing opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City (1998) and in the series, The Beat (2000). His weekends were spent with LEAP (Learning through the Expanded Arts Program), a non-profit organization that teaches acting and movement to inner city school children. The summers took him all across the globe, from kayaking in British Columbia with Orca Whales to ice-climbing in the Peruvian Andes, while hosting Lonely Planet's Treks in a Wild World (2000) for the Discovery Channel. Bradley had to skip his graduation ceremony from the Actor's Studio in order to star in his first feature film, Wet Hot American Summer (2001). After finishing his second feature, Bending All the Rules (2002), his plans to relocate to Los Angeles were delayed when Darren Star hired him to star in the series The $treet (2000). Bradley went on to win the role of young law student Gordon Pinella in the film Changing Lanes (2002), starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson, and also played Travis Paterson in My Little Eye (2002). He finally decided that it was time to forgo his other New York projects and move to Los Angeles when he was cast in Alias (2001).After supporting roles in Wedding Crashers (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), The Comebacks (2007), The Rocker (2008), and Yes Man (2008), Cooper broke out with major roles in He's Just Not That Into You (2009), The Hangover (2009), and Valentine's Day (2010). He co-starred in the action film The A-Team (2010) and headlined the thriller Limitless (2011).Cooper received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor after starring opposite 'Jennifer Lawrence' in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook (2012), as Pat Solatano. He then received two more consecutive Oscar nominations, Best Supporting Actor for playing Richie DiMaso in Russell's American Hustle (2013) (again opposite Lawrence, though their characters shared no significant screen time), and Best Actor for playing Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper (2014), the highest grossing film of 2014. During this time period, Cooper also reprised his role in The Hangover Part II (2011) and The Hangover III (2013)_, turned in another strong dramatic turn in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), and voiced Rocket Raccoon in the third highest grossing film of 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).In 2015, Bradley headlined two comedies, Cameron Crowe's Aloha (2015), set in Hawaii, and John Wells' Burnt (2015), set in London, and will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence again in David O. Russell's Joy (2015).
Lonny RossBirth date: 5 January 1975, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Lonny Ross is an American comedy actor and writer.As part of the ensemble cast on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, he received a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an AFI Award for his work as Josh Girard, the naive yet lovable sketch comedy actor.Lonny also appeared on the live-action Cartoon Network series, Level Up, as Max Ross, the eccentric billionaire video-game designer. At San Diego Comic-Con, Lonny participated in a Level Up cast panel discussion.He has appeared in the films, Good Luck Chuck, The Rocker, and College Road Trip. He has been a guest on Conan O'Brien and Carson Daly.Lonny has written for IFC, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon.Tina Fey has described Lonny as "funny and nice." She also described him as "Illeana Douglas if she did the stage version of Boys Don't Cry."
Jon GlaserBirth date: 20 June 1968, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Jon Glaser was born on June 20, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), Human Giant (2007) and The Jenny McCarthy Show (1997).
Jane KrakowskiBirth date: 11 October 1968, Parsippany, New Jersey, USADescription: Jane Krakowski was born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, to Barbara (Benoit), a college theater instructor, and Edward Krajkowski, a chemical engineer. Her father is of Polish descent and her mother is of French-Canadian, Scottish, and half Polish ancestry.Jane was the winner of the 2003 Tony Award for her stunning and sultry portrayal of "Carla", in the Broadway musical "Nine", opposite Antonio Banderas. Her performance also earned her the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critic's Award. Krakowski also stars in Alfie (2004), the remake of the famous 1966 film, alongside Jude Law. She has signed on to play Liza Minnelli in "Simply Halston", the biopic of the famous designer, who will be played by Alec Baldwin. Krakowski recently filmed Pretty Persuasion (2005) starring Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods. Other recent film credits include When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003), Go (1999), The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) as "Betty Rubble", Dance with Me (1998), Mrs. Winterbourne (1996), Stepping Out (1991), Fatal Attraction (1987) and National Lampoon's Vacation (1983). For television, Jane received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her portrayal of "Elaine Vassal" on Ally McBeal (1997).She also stars in NBC's remake of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol (2004), opposite Kelsey Grammer. Other recent television credits include: Law & Order (1990), Everwood (2002), the ABC family movie Just a Walk in the Park (2002), and the miniseries, Queen (1993) (aka Alex Haley's "Queen"). Other Broadway credits include "Grand Hotel" (Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee), "Company", "Once Upon a Mattress", "Tartuffe" and "Starlight Express". In Los Angeles, California, she starred at the Mark Taper Forum in "Henceforward", for which she won the LA Drama Critics Award and the Dramalogue Awards, and played "Mabel" in the Reprise production of "Mack and Mabel". In addition to singing on several original Broadway cast recordings of shows in which she appeared, and the Ally McBeal (1997) Christmas episode compilation CDs, Krakowski also recorded the hit single track "You" with A/C hitman Jim Brickman on his recent album "Lovesongs and Lullabies".
Samantha WeinsteinBirth date: 20 March 1995, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Samantha Weinstein was born on March 20, 1995 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Samantha Gail Weinstein. She is an actress, known for Carrie (2013), Haunter (2013) and Big Girl (2005).
Demetri MartinBirth date: 25 May 1973, New York City, New York, USADescription: Demetri Martin was born on May 25, 1973 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), Demetri Martin. Person. (2007) and Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009). He has been married to Rachael Beame since June 1, 2012.
Aziz AnsariBirth date: 23 February 1983, Columbia, South Carolina, USADescription: Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He studied at the South Carolina governors school of science and mathematics. He previously attended the Bennetsville Academy which was in his home town.Starting out in television like the hit comedy Parks and Recreation (2009), he later had bit parts in the films I Love You, Man (2009), Funny People (2009), and Get Him to the Greek (2010), among others, before co-starring in the comedy 30 Minutes or Less (2011).
Ellie KnausBirth date: 23 February 1983, Columbia, South Carolina, USADescription: Ellie Knaus is a producer and actress, known for The Rocker (2008), Made of Honor (2008) and Chelsey & Kelsey Are Really Good Roommates (2009). She has been married to Adam Sztykiel since July 28, 2007.
Laura de CarteretBirth date: 23 February 1983, Columbia, South Carolina, USADescription: Laura de Carteret is an actress and executive, known for Dawn of the Dead (2004), Mean Girls (2004) and Chloe (2009).
Steve AdamsBirth date: 4 September 1960, Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Steve Adams was born on September 4, 1960 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor and producer, known for The Bone Collector (1999), Dead Silence (2007) and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002). He died on January 23, 2012 in Canada.
Mark ForwardBirth date: 4 September 1960, Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Mark Forward, was born on June 17th, 1974, and was raised in Oakville, Ontario by the lovely Reg and Joanne Forward. After taking Theatre in College, he quickly found himself using those skills to enter into the world of stand up Comedy. This lead him to appearances on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central) The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) Funny As Hell (HBO) and Just For Laughs: All Access (The Comedy Network)Mark's work also includes "Coach" on the Crave Tv/Comedy Network series Letterkenny. Writing and performing on The Jon Dore Television Show (The Comedy Network/IFC) being a Consulting Producer and writer on the Crave TV original "What would Sal Do?" and appearing as "Donny Mashman" on Season 3 of Fargo on FX.
Vik SahayBirth date: 4 September 1960, Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Vik Sahay was born as Vikram Sahay. He is an actor, known for Chuck (2007), Amal (2007) and American Reunion (2012).
Brittany AllenBirth date: 5 February 1986, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Brittany Allen was born on February 5, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for It Stains the Sands Red (2016), Saw: Legacy (2017) and The Rocker (2008).
Jonathan MalenBirth date: 23 October 1987, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Jonathan Malen was born on October 23, 1987 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Mean Girls (2004), Wild Kratts (2011) and Charlie Bartlett (2007).
Rebecca NorthanBirth date: 23 October 1987, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Rebecca Northan is an actor, theatre director, improviser and improv teacher. She is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama. Rebecca did her improv training at the Loose Moose Theatre Company in Calgary, Alberta with Keith Johnstone (creator of Theatresports, author of "Impro" and "Impro For Storytellers") and Dennis Cahill (Artistic Director). Rebecca was nominated, along with fellow cast members, for a Gemini Award in 2004 for "Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series" for "The Joe Blow Show", directed by Linda Kash. She was also nominated for a Dora Award for "Best Actress" for her work in the theatrical production of "Dear Boss", by Toronto playwright Eric Woolfe. Rebecca is also a 5-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee for "Pretty Funny Female Improviser". When not acting, Rebecca teaches improvisation in the business community through her company Biz-Improv.
Keir GilchristBirth date: 28 September 1992, London, England, UKDescription: Keir Gilchrist was born on September 28, 1992 in London, England as Keir David Peters Gilchrist. He is an actor, known for It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), It Follows (2014) and Dead Silence (2007).
Simon SinnBirth date: 28 September 1992, London, England, UKDescription: Simon Sinn is an actor, known for Total Recall (2012), Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and John Q (2002).
SuChin PakBirth date: 15 August 1976, KoreaDescription: SuChin Pak was born on August 15, 1976 in Korea. She is known for her work on Deck the Halls (2006), The Rocker (2008) and MTV Movie Awards 2005 Pre-Show (2005).
Ennis EsmerBirth date: 29 December 1978, Ankara, TurkeyDescription: Ennis Esmer portrays the titular country club's resident tennis professional 'Nash' on the Amazon comedy series Red Oaks, opposite Craig Roberts, Paul Reiser, Richard Kind, and Jennifer Grey. The show will shoot its 3rd and final season during the summer of 2017. Esmer also currently has recurring roles on DirecTV's You Me Her, a comedy about polyamory in Portland, Syfy/Space's Dark Matter, Global's detective dramedy Private Eyes opposite Jason Priestley, and most notably, NBC's hit series Blindspot as billionaire criminal mastermind & voluptuary 'Rich Dotcom'. Esmer was also part of the ensemble of Toronto actors featured in political thriller Miss Sloane, directed by John Madden, and starring Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mark Strong.Before all that, Esmer played the role of 'Oz Bey' on The Listener, which ran for five seasons all over Planet Earth. His work on the show earned him an ACTRA Award nomination and multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominations. Esmer co-starred on The LA Complex, which aired on the CW in the United States. He has recurred and guest starred on numerous series including FXX's Man Seeking Woman. SyFy's Lost Girl, USA's Covert Affairs, CBC's Republic Of Doyle, CW's Nikita, TNT's The Transporter, among others. Esmer also served as a co-host of the Canadian edition of the game show Wipeout, with national treasure Jonathan Torrens.Turkish-born, Toronto-raised Ennis Esmer came to Canada from Ankara, Turkey at the age of three. He trained at Second City while attending the fine arts high school Earl Haig. Esmer made it through three years of theatre training at York University before getting kicked out. He spent much of the 00s working on standup, sketch (with Mustered & Relished) and musical comedy (as frontman of Calcu-Lator & The Oral Presentation) at various clubs in Toronto.His independent film work includes How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town, directed by Jeremy LaLonde, which won numerous awards at the Canadian Filmmakers' Festival. Other credits include Dirty Singles, directed by Alex Pugsley, Sex After Kids, also directed by Jeremy LaLonde, and the breakout hit Young People Fucking, marking his first time working with Blindspot creator Martin Gero, who directed. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was named one of the top ten Canadian films of 2007, and Ennis earned a Canadian Comedy Award nomination. He also starred and executive produced the feature Big News From Grand Rock, directed & written by Daniel Perlmutter, proving that he can occasionally do a Canadian indie movie that isn't entirely about sex.
Nicole ArbourBirth date: 29 December 1978, Ankara, TurkeyDescription: Nicole Arbour is an actress, known for The Rocker (2008), You Might as Well Live (2009) and Silent But Deadly (2011).
Wesley MorganBirth date: 5 October 1990, CanadaDescription: Wesley first enjoyed an international spotlight as a model for the famous photographer Bruce Weber. Wesley has been a feature model for both Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister stores. Wesley can be seen in national print campaigns for many Canadian retailers. Wesley's passion for acting came in high school where he auditioned and won the lead in his first stage play. He decided that he wanted to study acting privately and began lessons and scene studies with the finest of teachers. Wesley brings the same work ethic to his acting that he does to his physical endeavors. As an elite athlete, he maintains a strict training regime. Wesley has been surrounded by music, as his mother is a coloratura soprano and composer. His father is a highly decorated police officer that has lobbied the government for many important justice issues. He has an older sister, Brittany and loves to spend time with his collie dog.
Tanya BevanBirth date: 5 October 1990, CanadaDescription: Tanya is a Canadian actress born in Windsor, Ontario Canada, now residing in Toronto. She attended the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts where she majored in acting, dancing and singing. Her enthusiasm for acting began in theatre but her love of performing is now in film and TV. She is best known for her roles in the feature films "Ashes" and the "The Rocker".
Marvin KaronBirth date: 5 October 1990, CanadaDescription: Marvin Karon is an actor, known for Blindness (2008), Charlie Bartlett (2007) and The Rocker (2008).
Sandi RossBirth date: 5 October 1990, CanadaDescription: Sandi Ross was an actress, known for Cube Zero (2004), A Raisin in the Sun (2008) and Adventures in Babysitting (1987). She died on August 31, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Talia RussoBirth date: 20 March 1980, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Talia was born on March 20, 1980 in Toronto, Canada, to mother Vicki Rosenthal a Chartered accountant and father Zion Russo an artist.Russo is of British and Israeli decent, and lived in England and Israel with her younger brother and parents until 6 years old.Talia's career on camera began while appearing and dancing on the hit show "Electric Circus" in (1998) she was discovered and photographed for the Sun newspaper, which followed dozens of pictorials, calendars, video shoots and cover shots across Canada. Russo holds the record for most photographed model in the "Toronto Sun"Russo has appeared in hit films, Mean Girls (2004) as the kissing couple and The Rocker (2008) and a handful of indie films.Russo produced and hosted her own television show "Around Town" (2012) on CTV Two, and entertainment lifestyle show.
Jon CorBirth date: 17 November 1984, Timmins, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Jon Cor is a twenty something year-old living himself to death in Toronto, ON.He booked his first audition for a major film franchise while courting multiple agencies at the end of the second year of the Theatre Arts and Performance program at Fanshawe College in London, ON.He may or may not have graduated.Since then he has won roles on the hit TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation, Twisted Pictures' Saw 3D and Zed Filmworks' The Boy She Met Online. Currently (August 2011), Jon is working on SyFy's Being Human (US) in Montreal, Quebec, E4's Beaver Falls (UK) just outside of Stellenbosch, South Africa and voicing Brick - a cartoon character - on Teletoon's Total Drama Island.He is also a writer, a musician, an acrobat/martial artist and - with great relief - no longer a Ford model.His ambitions include publishing his first novel (In Heat), which was originally drafted when he was just nineteen years old, and a collection of short stories (A Murder of Prose).
Brian GordonBirth date: 17 November 1984, Timmins, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Brian Gordon is an actor, known for The Rocker (2008).
Darrel GamotinBirth date: 17 November 1984, Timmins, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Darrel Gamotin is known for his work on Ang pamana (2006), The Rocker (2008) and Wexford Plaza (2016).
Angela MaioranoBirth date: 17 November 1984, Timmins, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Angela Maiorano is an actress, known for The Rocker (2008), Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot (2004) and Faces in the Crowd (2011).
Nick SpencerBirth date: 7 October 1991, Paisley, Scotland, UKDescription: Nick Spencer was born on October 7, 1991 in Paisley, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Overruled! (2009), The Rocker (2008) and Murdoch Mysteries (2008).
Allan RobertoBirth date: 29 December 1989, Richmond Hill, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Allan Roberto was born on December 29, 1989 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada as Allan Marino Roberto. He is an actor, known for The Rocker (2008), Blood on Our Hands (2009) and Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home (2007).
Patrick HagartyBirth date: 25 November 1974, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Patrick Hagarty was raised by a single mother during the week, and a movie theater on the weekend. At the age of six, he directed faithful basement reenactments of The Empire Strikes Back. In high school he cut together animated rock videos on an edit station fashioned from two VCRs, a tape deck, and every TV in the house. In college, with a Bolex slung over his shoulder, Patrick made dreamy, Lynchian art-films that even he barely understands.After graduating from Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Patrick made a second home for himself on Toronto film sets. He has worked as an Actor, Editor, Field Producer, Location Scout, French Translator, Lecturer - but predominantly as an Assistant Director.Over his AD career Patrick has successfully wrangled hordes of extras, fleets of cars, helicopters, process trailers, escaped livestock, unruly minors, petulant actors, a pygmy village, a gorilla attack, and Russell Crowe. Patrick has propped-up a hundred common directors, and backed-up a hundred great ones. He's learned from their mistakes, and from their successes. Patrick has become a respected and well-supported member of the Toronto film community.Patrick graduated with honors from The Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. He majored in both Fine Art and Film. In his third year Patrick studied painting abroad in Florence, Italy.Patrick is an accomplished painter. He has exhibited and sold work internationally. Russell Crowe has one hanging over his toilet.In 2004 Patrick completed the short film 'Tracks', his professional directorial debut. (Official selection of the Toronto Online Film Festival and the Cinérail Film Festival, Paris.)In 2005, Patrick founded Torch-Head Productions. The company's first project was Doug Karr's BravoFact short 'Ten for Grandpa'. It premiered at Sundance 2009 and went on to show at over 40 festivals internationally.Patrick's follow up to 'Tracks', the dark comedy short 'Dave vs Death' enjoyed a very successful festival and awards run in 2012.Patrick was awarded a second BravoFACT grant in 2012 for the 'The Golden Ticket'. It will premiere at festivals in the fall of 2013.
Jessica PorterBirth date: 25 November 1974, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Jessica Porter is an actress, known for The Rocker (2008), Jonestown (2013) and True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008).
Dave KinerBirth date: 25 November 1974, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Dave Kiner is an actor, known for Stories We Tell (2012), The Rocker (2008) and Manson (2009).
Guy SanvidoBirth date: 25 November 1974, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Guy Sanvido is an actor, known for Simon Birch (1998), The Silent Partner (1978) and Heartaches (1981).
Tiffany BoychukBirth date: 25 November 1974, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Tiffany Boychuk is an actress, known for The Rocker (2008).
Christian PotenzaBirth date: 23 December 1972, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Christian Potenza was born on December 23, 1972 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as Anthony Christian Potenza. He is an actor and producer, known for 6Teen (2004), The Tuxedo (2002) and Total Drama Island (2007). He was previously married to Edie Inksetter.
Pete BestBirth date: 24 November 1941, Madras, IndiaDescription: Pete Best was born on November 24, 1941 in Madras, India as Randolph Peter Best. He is a writer and producer, known for The Rocker (2008), The Beatles with Tony Sheridan (2004) and Love Me Do: The Beatles '62 (2012). He has been married to Kathy since August 1963. They have two children.
Directors of "The Rocker"
Peter CattaneoBirth date: 1 July 1964, Twickenham, London, England, UKDescription: Peter Cattaneo was born on July 1, 1964 in Twickenham, London, England. He is a director and writer, known for The Full Monty (1997), The Rocker (2...
Creators of "The Rocker"
Maya ForbesDescription: Maya Forbes was born as Maya C. Forbes. She is a producer and writer, known for Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), A Dog's Purpose (2017) and The Rocker (...
Wallace WolodarskyDescription: Wallace Wolodarsky was born as Marc Wallace. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) and The Rocker ...