Ernie Hudson is one of the most sought-after actors of our time with an impressive list of credits and awards whose body of work has diverse range. He is a beloved star in film, television and stage, long considered one of Hollywood’s iconic working actors who continually delivers.
In his early years, Hudson served in the Marine Corps and then moved to Detroit, Michigan. He became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest black theatre company in the U.S. He established the Actors’ Ensemble Theatre where he and other talented young black writers directed and appeared in their own works. Later, he enrolled and subsequently attended from the Yale School of Drama.
Hudson first met Ivan Reitman on “Spacehunters.” It wasn’t long before he was asked to join Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis in the 1984 feature film “Ghostbusters gained fame playing ‘Winston Zeddemore,’ the fourth ‘Ghostbuster.’ The 1989 sequel, “Ghostbusters 2,” cemented his stardom as both films ultimately became two absolute fan favorite blockbuster films.
A trio of critically lauded roles in diverse films soon followed from his standout role as the mentally challenged ‘Solomon’ in “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle” to ‘Munro’ in “Congo” and ‘Police Sgt. Albrecht’ in the award-winning film, “The Crow.” Hudson continued to expand industry attention by changing gears again showing amazing range in his role as ‘Harry McDonald,’ the FBI superior of Sandra Bullock’s character in the feature film, “Miss Congeniality” (2000) and its hit sequel, “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous” in 2005.
It is perhaps on the small screen where Hudson’s wide range is most varied. Whether in memorable roles like ‘Warden Leo Glynn’ on HBO’s lauded series “Oz” or the final season of “Law & Order” as Lt. Anita Van Buren’s boyfriend and then fiancé, Ernie’s ability to become the character is precisely what sets him apart. He has guest-starred on a myriad of shows from “Modern Family” and “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Criminal Minds,” “Key and Peele” and “Franklin & Bash,” among many, many others.
Earlier this year, he starred in Lifetime’s acclaimed, award-winning ensemble drama, “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” as Jennifer Hudson’s father who insisted Ernie be cast opposite her. Co-directed by Laura Dern, Ashley Judd and Bryce Dallas Howard and also starring Melissa Leo, Octavia Spencer, Jason Ritter and Sarah Hyland, Ernie recently joined his core cast to accepted the PRISM Award for Best Ensemble TV Special of 2014 for its groundbreaking dramatization starring A-list actors examining complex stories on mental illness.
His next feature film due for release this year is the much anticipated “You’re Not You” (eOne Films) based in the hit book, with Emily Rossum, Josh Duhamel, Hillary Swank and Frances Fisher set to come out Fall 2014.
Hailing from Norwegian ancestry, Kevin was born in Mound, Minnesota, USA. His mother worked as a nurse and his father taught junior high school resulting in a down to earth upbringing that forged the outstanding work ethic Kevin holds to this day. By the time he was in University, Kevin was covering tuition costs with modeling work which swiftly translated into a career in television with his first appearances on Prime Time shows such as Murder She Wrote and The Commish.
Just as the Hercules series came to an end, Kevin received a call from the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, personally requesting him to play the lead role in Roddenberry’s second sci-fi series, Andromeda. The show ran for five seasons and further fueled Kevin’s already ferociously loyal global following!
In 1993, Kevin emerged as a full fledged international TV star when he was cast as the lead role of Hercules in a series of TV films that would lay the groundwork for the immensely popular series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Kevin also guest-starred as Hercules in episodes of the successful spin-off series Xena: Warrior Princess as well as providing his voice to the animated Hercules films.
In 1997 Kevin accepted his first leading film role in the fantasy action feature Kull the Conquerer. Along the way, Kevin played characters in video games such as Mortal Kombat 4, God of War and The Conduit.
Kevin guest starred on the sitcom Two and a Half Men and played a recurring role on the final season of The O.C. One glimpse at Kevin’s imdb and it’s clear that this hard working actor takes no breaks! In addition to his work onscreen, Kevin now also produces films, recently serving as Executive Producer and star of the movie Abel’s Field.
Kevin recently authored the widely praised book, True Strength, that recounts the painful recovery from serious health setbacks that changed his life during his Hercules years.
Sorbo married actress Sam Jenkins, whom he met during her guest appearance on Hercules in 1998. They have three children together, Braeden, Shane and Octavia.
Besides his successful career in entertainment, Kevin has always devoted a hearty portion of his time to causes he believes in. In 2005 he was named successor to Arnold Schwarzenegger as the national spokesperson for The Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit working to ensure that all children have access to quality after school programs, and since ‘97 Kevin has donated his time as the spokesperson for the non profit organization, A World Fit For Kids. Please visit WorldFitForKids.org to learn more.
After receiving his BFA from The Catholic University of America, Bill McAdams, Jr. entered the film industry as a photo-double for Matt Damon in THE RAINMAKER, GOOD WILL HUNTING, ROUNDERS, and DOGMA. After landing the Visual Effect role of the Invisible Man in Paul Verhoeven’s HOLLOW MAN, Bill’s desire to direct films was born. Bill’s feature directorial debut, LURE, was picked up for distribution by Echo Bridge Entertainment. Other films include the award-winning documentary JOSE CANSECO: THE TRUTH HURTS and the comedy MONEY SHOT with Jason Mewes. GALLOWS ROAD, starring Ernie Hudson and Kevin Sorbo will be released August 2015.
Marcus M. Mauldin is represented by Kim Dawson Talent Agency,Dallas, TX. And Open Range Management, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Marcus has done recurring roles on such series as Dallas,The Good Guys,Friday Night Lights. As well as Breaking Bad,American Crime, Chase,and Prison Break. Marcus just finished working on the film Crossing The Line. And also worked the Voice of the Character Brick in the video game Borderlands series. Marcus has done several commercials as well as live theater. However Gallows Road provides Marcus his first co-star role in a film.
Mary Jean McAdams (AKA: Mary Jean Bentley) “MJ” was born on April 5, 1972 at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC. She was the second child born to Dr. William W. McAdams and Grace McAdams. Her Father was a professional baseball and football player, a high school teacher, coach and Athletic Director, a college coach, and University Professor. Her Mother was a local actress, singer, writer and later became a screenwriter. MJ was raised along with her three brothers in various states including, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Ohio. At the very early age of 6, she began singing in church with her mother and later sang in school choir landing solo parts for Dorothy in “The Wizard of OZ,” Maria in “West Side Story” and Liesl in “The Sound of Music.”
MJ and her brothers would always perform for their parents on Friday Nights which was later coined “Friday Night Fun Night.”
At Seventeen, MJ signed with a Modeling Agency in Washington DC. Given her compassion for people and her father’s illness which led to a liver transplant, she decided to go to college and study nursing. She graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation, she commissioned into the United States Navy Nurse Corps to fulfill her passion to serve her country. She was stationed in Virginia Beach and was able to continue pursuing acting and signed with a local agent and shortly landed roles in a few Television Series, Ghost Stories and The New Detectives along with numerous regional and national commercials.
After her active duty commitment was fulfilled, she moved to Nashville to continue her acting/ singing-songwriting career. There she landed roles in several major motion pictures: The Last Castle, starring Robert Redford and James Gandolfini; We Were Soldiers, starring Mel Gibson; Sweet Home Alabama starring Reese Witherspoon; and the Grand Jury Winner of 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Forty Shades of Blue, starring Rip Torn.
She is Founder/ CEO of Little Faith Pictures, a Family and Faith film production company in Fort Worth, Texas.
With nearly 30 years of professional acting experience, Brent Anderson is a seasoned performer of stage, screen and television. He recently finished the first season of the critically-acclaimed ABC Series “American Crime,” written and directed by John Ridley (2014 Oscar-winning writer of “12 Years A Slave”). Upcoming film appearances in 2015 include: Sheriff Joe Cain in the faith-based feature “Gallow’s Road,” as Vince in the sci-fi action film “Daylight’s End,” and as UT Defensive Coordinator Mike Campbell in the upcoming football drama “My All American” with Aaron Eckhart, Finn Whitrock, Sara Bolger and Robin Tunney.
Brent has made dozens of acting appearances in feature films and on television, including the role of Captain King in the NBC movie of the week “Saving Jessica Lynch.” Other feature film and MOW credits include Eddie, the family patriarch, in the independent comedy-drama “About Mom and Dad,” Holden Grayson in the Civil-War era Lifetime TV Movie “Deliverance Creek,” “Painted Hero” (feature with Dwight Yoakum), “To Serve and Protect (NBC),” “Universal Soldier: The Return,” and Bill Jenson in 2008′s “Gary The Tennis Coach.” Television credits include “Killer Women” (ABC Pilot), “Chase” (NBC), “Lonestar” (FOX), “Prison Break (FOX),” “Walker, Texas Ranger (CBS),” A House Divided (ABC)”, “Dallas (CBS),” and regular appearances on PBS’s “Wishbone.” In addition, he has literally hundreds of radio voice-overs, television commercials, corporate and broadcast industrial programs, as well as corporate and live theater shows to his credit.
Brent received his BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1991. He currently serves as the President of the Dallas-Fort Worth Local of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Megan Dalby has always been a large personality wrapped in a tiny package. Her journey began on the stage and quickly transitioned to film, her true passion. She has worked on several television shows and just completed her second feature film.
When not in front of a camera, Megan is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, is an animal lover who enjoys surfing, dancing, art, and spending time with family and friends. Megan is a true thrill seeker. She loves riding roller coasters, driving ATV’s, and anything else that frees her adventurous spirit.
Frank is an alumnus of the 2015 Berlinale Talent Campus (as well as the only American admitted into their Acting studio this year) and a recipient of the 2015 Oak Cliff Film Festival Production Grant. His acting (SOME BEASTS, UPSTREAM COLOR, CORK’S CATTLEBARON, THEY HAD IT COMING, THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE) and directing (HOLD, HER WILDERNESS, TWO STORY) have been seen at venues such as The Sundance Film Festival, Berlinale, SXSW, Viennale, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Edinburgh Art Festival, and his work has been praised by the likes of VARIETY, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, SMELLS LIKE SCREEN SPIRIT, INDIEWIRE, and HAMMER TO NAIL. He’s been called “The John Cassavetes of North Texas” (FW WEEKLY) and “a superb actor and filmmaker” (ROGER EBERT.COM).
Isaac Smith began his career modeling at nine months old and acting at the age of five with the Kim Dawson Agency. Shortly after booking his first commercial with the Texas Rangers (2006), he starred in a supporting role in the Indie Film Changing.
His television debut was a recurring role on the NBC series Friday Night Lights in 2009 – 2011 as Caleb. Isaac has appeared in an episode in the poplar PBS series Barney. In addition, to the feature film he has booked parts with other television networks, commercials and a voice-over.
When not in front of the camera, Isaac loves volunteering in the Children’s Ministry. His athletic abilities has drawn him to many sports with swimming being his favorite. During the summer months, he competes on a competitive swim team. Isaac is an avid reader and a proficient musician. Discovering new authors, listening to all genres of music, playing the cello and dancing are just a few of the things he enjoys.
Brown Cooper has been in the motion picture and moving image business for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Texas Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in film, Brown began his career as an Assistant Cameraman working his way through the camera dept. as camera operator and finally Director of Photography more than 20 years ago.
His career has taken him to five continents filming projects for every major studio and television network. His expertise includes work in feature films, documentaries, commercials, episodic television, and music videos.
Brown is at home shooting film and is well versed in the latest digital technology. Whatever the subject or budget Brown is able to deliver a quality product.
Brown is member in good standing of The International Cinematographer’s Guild and The Society of Camera Operators. He also serves on the Executive Board of The
International Cinematographer’s Guild.
Brown is currently working on the Antoine Fuqua film The Magnificent Seven.