A multi-hyphenate creative artist, Gregory Crafts resides in the Arts District of North Hollywood, California with his beloved wife, Jenn, and their two cats. Greg is a stage and screen actor with over a hundred credits to his name. He is a founding member of Theatre Unleashed, a non-profit theatre company based in NoHo, and is proud to serve as its Managing Director. He is also a published playwright, whose work can be found in the catalogs of Samuel French, Original Works Publishing and Steele Spring Stage Rights. Greg is also a card-carrying member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors' Equity, the Dramatists Guild of America, a founding member of the Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles, and a member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.
Besides pursuing creative endeavors, Greg's interests include supporting local theatre, reading, playing video games, designing web sites, participating in 5k mud runs, collecting comic books, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and practicing martial arts. He also nurses an unhealthy obsession with the Boston Red Sox.
Adam Daniel grew up in San Diego and graduated SDSU with a BA in Theatre Performance. Immediately after graduating, Adam went on to star on the children's tv/dvd series The Jumpitz for three years. Since then, Adam has gone on to make many appearances on Days of Our Lives and the films Phantom, Sexy Evil Genius, Demons, and most recently Dollhead. Adam is also very involved in the SD theatre scene, including starring in Noises Off, Picnic, and The Odd Couple.
You can catch Adam performing in hilarious staged and improv shows at the Legoland Castle Hotel as Arrow Flynn the Dragon Trainer or the Legoland Hotel as Jim Manji the Adventurer. Adam is very proud of both his character names.
Mike is a San Diego Native who received his M.S. in Information Technology and spent the next 10+ years playing "Cubeville." Needing more in his life, he started doing standup comedy in 2009 and never turned back. Wanting to improve his comedy, he turned to improv and was formally trained at the National Comedy Theatre. This created a passion for acting.
He has since been in a feature film, many short films, webisodes, and TV commercials. One of his biggest accomplishments was being hired by Cartoon Network to perform in their live interactive event during Comic Con as a lead character, which led to several episode bumps on national television.
Teresa Suarez Grosso
Teresa is a first generation American, the fifth-born of Spanish parents, and fluent in English and Castillian Spanish, with a smattering of French. She's skilled in acting for film and theatre, voiceover, public speaking, teaching and dance; her profession is medicine. With a penchant for imitating foreign accents, you'd never guess she was raised in Iowa.
Teresa has a stong background in classical ballet, and is also trained in Argentine Tango, Latin dance, Flamenco and Jazz. She was member of a modern dance company during university.
Because of an injury she no longer dances regularly, but has turned her focus from dance to film, theatre and voiceover performance.
Major Persimmon "Kong" Tapioca
Jamie Henkin is originally from Chicago and grew up in San Diego. She was first bitten by the acting bug when her mother enrolled her in Junior Theater in 8th grade. After that, she was hooked! Jamie got her degree in theater, and moved back to Chicago. She spent several years in the Windy City building her resume in theater and film. Knowing she wanted a career in television, Jamie came back to the West Coast. She shuffles back and forth between San Diego and Los Angeles, auditioning, studying, and preparing for that series regular role that is her destiny!
Philip has extesnsive film, television and theater experience, including dramatic and comedic roles on the stage in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest"," "Heaven Can Wait," "Hamlet," "The Odd Couple," "The Crucible," "Much Ado About Nothing," "You Can't Take It With You," and many more.
His performance training is extensive too, including improv training with "The Grounglings."
Loretta Morkunas Jones
Colonel Cassava "Starchy" Fennel
Loretta is an actress, producer and model. She is a substitute teacher by day. She has been married for 26 years and has 3 (almost all adults) children.
Loretta got involved in film rather by accident. She went to a casting call to be an extra and was hired to be paid as a background actor. Networking and background work was so much fun that she decided to take a more active role in the film community. She has since been in short films, feature films, on TV and commercials, even once appearing on billboards in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Senior Airman Phyllo "Spanky" Spanakopita
Kyle is an actor and sketch comedy writer currently residing in San Diego. As a graduate of San Diego State University's acting program, he has participated in short films and staged shows including his acclaimed Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet."
He is the co-founder of San Diego's premiere sketch comedy group Party of Dos. In 2015, Party of Dos's short film "SHOWDOWN" was invited to the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner. Along with bringing his talents to the screen Kyle enjoys cats, craft beer, and writing bios.
Voices of Curd Pesto and Announcer
Joe was one of those kids who loved to make people smile but was too shy for the stage. He had a knack for languages and accents and always appreciated the agility of the mouth, throat, and face to make the most amazingly entertaining sounds. After pursuing a PhD in history, he began exploring a skill he always considered secondary: speaking.
Having trained in San Diego under Connie Terwilliger, he quickly set out to hone his craft. Joe’s clear, tech-savvy, millennial voice has enlivened e-learning modules, commercials, and audiobooks focusing mostly on fiction and memoirs. But his true passion is performing characters. There's nothing better than modulating your voice and contorting your face to produce something remarkably... ridiculous.
Classically trained, Joe is a product of the renowned training programs at Northwestern and Alabama Shakespeare. More recently, he trained at Steppenwolf West, studying with the brilliant instructors Kim Rubinstein, Alexandra Billings (Transparent), and Jeff Perry (Scandal).
Joe has performed professionally in New York and Chicago. On the local stage, he received lovely reviews for his recent portrayal of Rick in Point Loma Playhouse’s "Building the Wall" and as Mr. Dussel in Moxie Theatre’s "Diary of Anne Frank." Playing Myron in "Awake and Sing!" at New Village Arts earned the ensemble nominations for Best Production and Best Cast. Joe has also played roles as good guys, bad guys, husbands and fathers in over a dozen feature films and shorts over the last year. He played the lead in the short film "Life-O-Matic" which won the Best Horror Short Award at the Los Angeles and London International Film Festivals, and he starred as Detective David Jones in the feature film "The Evil Rises" which won Best Horror Film at The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.
Joe is currently in his 18th year of playing his favorite and most challenging role as a teacher at Hoover High in City Heights. In between work, roles, shoots and rehearsals, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife and son, Hope and Will. He's looking forward to performing at all of the great theaters in SD and doing much more feature film and television work in the future.
Denice Riddle is a cross between Amy Schumer and Melissa McCarthy. Denice is a San Diego native that began her acting career at age 6. She continued acting in various plays and commercials until junior year of high school. After graduating at the top of her class she married and had two beautiful girls. She raised her children always knowing that she would go back to acting when the time was right... and that time is now! She has been in 20 films, voice overs and written a script all in one year’s time. Denice is a force to be reckoned with and has an unstoppable drive and determination to be the best actress she can be.
Paul Uhler performed in front of an audience since his early childhood, starting out as a magician and later becoming preoccupied with theater acting. After many twists and turns, for the last four years he has been dedicated full time to acting in films and on stage.
He was nominated in 2017 for an Aubrey Award for Best Major Supporting Actor in a Drama, "Waiting for Godot."
Besides acting and doing magic he likes classical music, yoga and in his spare time composes music for short films.
Whitney Wegman was born in Columbia, Mo to Fred Wegman, an aeronautics engineer, and Sharon (Hubenthal), a pediatric RN. She has a sister, Hannah Boyer, from her mother’s second marriage. She is of mixed heritage; German, Polish, Czechoslovakia, Scotch-Irish, and English. Wegman began acting in grade school and in church plays around the age of eight. She attended Washington High School where she continued to pursue acting in many of the theater departments plays.
After graduating Wegman continued her theater education at Avila University in Kansas City, MO. From there she migrated to Atlanta, GA were she found work primarily in film and television. There she appeared in multiple independent films and series, including "Thesis," "Meet the Browns," and "The Vampire Diaries."
Taking a break from working Wegman returned to school at the University of Virginia to pursue an MFA in Acting. After completing her Masters Wegman relocated to California where she continues to work in film, television, commercials, and stage.
Dave's work in film began with 16mm and has continued with the introduction of digital technology. He's filled several behind-the-camera roles, including those of writer, director, cinematographer, and others. He's worked on feature films, short films and television shows. When necessary, Dave has reluctantly stepped in front of the camera, including one appearance as an elderly woman.
Before film, Dave worked as a newspaper and magazine photographer, a newspaper copy editor, illustrator, and even as a restaurant reviewer. He served in the US Navy as a San Diego-based Sensor Operator (SENSO) aboard S-3A Viking aircraft, deploying aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).
First Assistant Camera
Gaffer, Second Cinematographer
Aiden is a dedicated cinematographer, gaffer, and first assistant camera who has worked in the field for the last eight years. He has built his understanding and knowledge of the craft from taking multiple classes, workshops, and watching and learning from cinematographer Stephen Sheridan work on the set of the feature film, "The Samuel Project."
Aiden has used these skills to work on multiple projects as cinematographer, including short narrative films such as "Andi," "Motherly Advice," and "92115," all official selections of San Diego Film Week 2018. He has also worked as cinematographer on "Cult of Kyle," a proof of concept for a television show in development created with the San Diego Film Consortium. Aiden worked as videographer on multiple projects such as San Diego Film Week Kick-off and Closing Events, SDG&E "Educating Youth about Recycling" promotion, and behind the scenes at the San Diego Film Awards. He worked as camera operator on Tonight in San Diego, a television variety talk show broadcast throughout San Diego. Aiden also worked as first assistant camera on "Jordan Loves," a KPBS web series and "Synchronicity," a short film.
Yasmin is from San Diego, California and has been involved in performing arts since 2005. She has been in numerous roles in for musical theatre and dance shows. In 2014, after a career in education, she pursued her BA in video production and decided to pursue her passion for art and prop design for the entertainment industry. Since graduating she has worked on a couple films and shorts and has attended the Cannes Film Festival on behalf of "Enter the Fire." Most recently, Yasmin was the line producer for 93 Miles and has collaborated with a diverse scope of directors and producers in San Diego.
Ricky Strassman is a relative newcomer to the film industry. He originally hails from Rochester, New York and relocated to San Diego in 1977 to attend USD, fell in love with the place, and never left.
Ricky got his first taste of filmmaking as a Producer and small role actor in the locally produced award-winning independent neo-noir narrative feature 66 & Nowhere. Shot locally with local actors and featuring all local musicians, 66 & Nowhere garnered an honorable mention at San Diego Indiefest 2017 for Director Eric McClanahan and earned Best Soundtrack honors at the 2017 Laughlin International Film Festival.
Recently Ricky was involved as a producer and assistant director on Wonderland Syndrome, a short film executive produced by the Film Consortium San Diego, which premiered in the True San Diego program as part of San Diego Film Week 2018, and was voted First Runner Up in the audience choice awards.
He is currently in post-production as a producer on the documentary feature Line of Scrimmage: Mexico Rising, and is about to embark on the short film Redacted as assistant director.
Ricky intends to keep involved in the local film community as producer, assistant director, actor and... ?... on future projects, including a horror feature currently in pre-production.