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Actors & Actresses

Matt Cullen

August 14, 2015
Matt Cullen

In 2012, after graduating from Pace University in New York, best friends Matt Cullen and Troy LaPersonerie moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting careers. Seeking a creative outlet, they began filming short comedic videos under the moniker of The Webchat Boys. By August of 2014, however, the duo’s focus had shifted from creating short videos to scripting the first season of Raymond & Lane, a web series based on the offbeat lives of its creators. Having recently completed it’s second season, the series now boasts a strong following on YouTube and has featured guest stars such as Heather Matarazzo (Princess Diaries, Welcome to the Dollhouse), Danny Belrose (Portlandia) and Kelly Washington (Parks & Recreation, Jurassic World).

In April of 2015, Cullen and LaPersonerie were honored guests at the 2015 Los Angeles Webfest, an awards ceremony devoted to online series. Both were nominated in the Outstanding Lead Male Actor in a Comedy Series category, and cast member Samantha Purnell earned a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses

Tino Orsini

May 27, 2015
Tino Orsini

Stemming from an intense desire to foster creativity and remarkable dramatic representation, actor Tino Orsini’s career has featured portrayals of numerous compelling and intense characters. Born in 1970 in Capua, Campania, Italy, Orsini’s passion for acting took root at an early age, when he was featured in various school plays and later trained at The Stella Adler Conservatory and Drama Studio London.

Orsini made his film debut as Walter Gannet in the critically-acclaimed mockumentary The Making Of… And God Spoke, directed by Arthur Borman. He has also delivered strong performances in films such as the 2014 romantic comedy Mum, Dad, Meet Sam and the post-apocalyptic drama After the World Ended, directed by Tony Sebastian Ukpo.

In addition to his film work, Orsini has appeared in a number of off-West End shows, having received favorable reviews for roles such as that of Dionysus in “The Frogs” (Theatro Technis), Polonius in “Hamlet” (Barons Court Theatre), V in “Project Lolita” at The Vault Festival, Baptista in “The Taming of the Shrew” (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Michael in “The Blind Bet” (Hen and Chickens Theatre) and, most recently, “Under the Blue Sky” (Drayton Arms Theatre). READ MORE

Actors & Actresses

Vinicius Machado

April 16, 2015
Vinicius Machado

Actor Vinicius Machado’s love of performing began with dancing Capoeira, a form of Brazilian martial arts, which eventually led to major roles in local theater productions, commercials, television shows and feature films. Born in Rio De Janeiro and raised in Orlando, Machado found success on Nickelodeon’s hit series Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, which he starred on for nine episodes in 2006 and 2007.

Machado has since appeared on several series including Cold Case, CSI: Miami, NCIS and The Shield, and in 2008, he starred alongside Steve Carell in the big screen remake of Get Smart. Currently, Machado stars as the controversial Nomar Arcielo on the hit STARZ series Power, which was recently picked up for a second season, and he was recognized as the “fastest rising Latino talent on TV today” by American Latino TV. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses, Authors

Dylan Saccoccio

January 30, 2015
Dylan Saccoccio

Born and raised just south of Boston, actor and author Dylan Saccoccio grew up playing sports, focusing primarily on hockey and golf. But when his high school resurrected its drama program during Saccoccio’s junior year, he was convinced by a friend to audition for a play entitled “The Diviners.” At competition, Saccaccio won an award for “Best Actor” for his portrayal of Ferris Layman. After working on his craft under the tutelage of Carolyn Pickman in Boston, Saccoccio was cast in “Mill Girls,” a play about the life of female textiles workers in Lowell, Massachusetts, and starred as the lead in a critically-acclaimed play about a modern teen Holocaust denier called “Ann Frank and Me.”

After graduating from Hofstra University, Saccoccio moved to Los Angeles, where he has starred in such films as L’amour Montparnasse, Alone at Midnight, The Appearing and Red Wing. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses, Authors

Jim Rose

November 6, 2014

Founded in Seattle in the early 1990s, The Jim Rose Circus rose to national prominence during 1992’s Lollapalooza tour, when fans and journalists alike were first exposed to the mindblowing thrill-ride of their stage show. With the charismatic Rose leading audiences on a journey rife with black magic, stunning performances and dangerous exploits, Rolling Stone called the group an “absolute must-see act” and USA Today hailed The Jim Rose Circus as “Lollapalooza’s word of mouth hit attaction.”

After Lollapalooza, Jim Rose and his crew of sideshow performers headlined seven world tours and released a self-titled video on Rick Rubin’s American Recordings that became a cult classic. In 1994, they were chosen to tour with Nine Inch Nails and a then-unknown Marilyn Manson, and later with KoRn and Godsmack, and appearances on The X-Files and The Simpsons in the mid-1990s brought Rose’s legendary persona to the masses. In 2009, Jim Rose joined forces with professional wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts for The Legends Collide Tour, and in 2010, Rose worked with Guns N’ Roses, Stone Temple Pilots and Alice Cooper. In addition, Rose also did a one-month engagement at the Palms casino in Las Vegas. READ MORE