Beth portraitBeth Grant (Beth)

Beth is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, starring in over seventy feature films. Recent films include the Coen Brothers hit film, “No Country for Old Men," the Academy Award nominated “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Factory Girl,” starring Sienna Miller, and Clint Eastwood’s “Flags of Our Fathers.” Next year Grant will be seen in “All About Steve” co-starring with Sandra Bullock with whom she also worked on “Speed” and “A Time To Kill.”  Other select motion picture credits include “Southland Tales,” directed by Richard Kelly, for whom Grant created Sparkle Motion Coach “Kitty Farmer” in his cult hit “Donnie Darko,”, as well as "Rain Man", “Rock Star,” “The Rookie,” “Matchstick Men,” “Child’s Play II,” “City Slickers,” “To Wong Foo.” Grant is now shooting a TV series for LOGO, "Sordid Lives," recreating her starring role as "Sissy Hickey" from the movie by Del Shores. On television, Grant recently appeared on “Jericho,” “My Name is Earl,” and “Six Feet Under,” with recurring or regular roles on “Malcolm in the Middle,” “King of the Hill,” “Yes, Dear,” “Everwood,” “Coach,” “Delta,” and “Wonderfalls.”   She has guest starred in hundreds of hit television series such as “Friends,” “The X Files,” “Angel,” and “CSI.”

Grant’s theatre credits include over thirty plays from Los Angeles to New York including two productions at The Ahmanson, William Inge’s “Picnic,” with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tennessee Williams “Summer and Smoke” with Christopher Reeve, both under the direction of Circle Rep’s Marshall Mason.  She was a recipient of The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, The L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award and The Backstage West Garland Award for her performance in Del Shores’ “The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife.”

John portraitJohn Diehl (John)

Mr. Diehl has sustained a very eclectic career in movies and television. He has worked in over 70 films and dozens of prime time programs for TV. Some of the directors he's worked with in film include Stephen Frears, Joel Schumacher, Roland Emmerich, Wayne Wang, Oliver Stone, Martha Coolidge, Wim Wenders, Michael Tolkin, Alex Cox, and Ivan Reitman, and last but hardly least, Zach Horton. John was a regular on Miami Vice playing Det. Larry Zito for two and a half seasons. In the first two seasons of the award winning television program, THE SHIELD, Mr. Diehl portrayed the villain, Asst. Chief Ben Gilroy.

Stage credits include the west coast premiere of Sam Shepard’s A LIE OF THE MIND at the Mark Taper Forum with Holly Hunter and James Gammon, directed by Robert Woodruff and Shepard's SIMPATICO at Florida Shakespeare Theater in Miami, Florida, directed by Darrell Larson. Also, CONVERT,written and directed by Michael Taav at New York's Jewish Repertory. Other plays include Machiavelli's THE MANDRAKE and THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI by Bertoldt Brecht. Diehl played "Clov" to John Larroquette's "Hamm" in Samuel Becketts' ENDGAME. And for the Signature Theater at the Public, ACTION and KILLER"S HEAD both written by Sam Shepard and directed by Darrell Larson and Mr. Shepard. Mr. Diehl was fortunate to have worked with Denis Johnson, (Jesus' Son) on a new play of his, PSYCHOS NEVER DREAM at Campo Santo in San Francisco. Mr. Johnson won the National Book Award for fiction this year with TREE OF SMOKE. Diehl has spent many memorable summers at the Padua Hills Playwrights Festival with Murray Mednick at the helm, bringing to life the work of many talented playwrights including Maria Irene Fornes, Susan Mosakowski, Robert Glaudini, Jon Robin Baitz, John Steppling, John O'Keefe, and Martin Epstein. John resides in Ojai with his wife Julie and son Jackson.

Charlie portraitCharlie Robinson (Charlie)

Charlie Robinson, veteran actor from Houston, Texas, studied at Studio 7 Workshop and the University of Houston along with the Alley Repertory Theatre, and was acting VP of the Urban Theatre; before he moved to Los Angeles, and became a member of the Actors Studio. He honed his craft at the Mark Taper Too, Inner City Cultural Center, South Coast Rep., The Actors Studio Millennium with Lyle Kessler’s UNLISTED, and other LA theatres. His films include: APOCALYPSE NOW, THE RIVER, SET IT OFF, ANTWONE FISHER, EVEN MONEY, JACKSON, STEAM, and now shooting SWEET KANDY. Television credits include many pilots, as well as being a regular on BUFFALO BILL, NIGHT COURT, LOVE & WAR, INK, and BUDDY FARO; in addition to recurring on HOME IMPROVEMENT. Other great roles were in MC BRIDE, THE RICHES, MY NAME IS EARL, COLD CASE, HOUSE, BERNIE MAC, STILL STANDING, THE GAME and countless others. He is a CAMIE Award winner twice, for his roles in MISS LETTIE AND ME, and SECRET SANTA; both movies made for TV. As for radio, one of his favorite performances was the lead in Walter Mosley’s BLACK BETTY. He was the 2006 Ovation Awards Winner for Best Actor in a play as Troy in August Wilson’s FENCES. This spring he closed at South Coast Rep. in the world premiere of MY WANDERING BOY, and then this summer at The Odyssey playing Ephraim in DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS. He will portray Troy in FENCES again, but at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is married to actress, Dolorita Noonan, with whom he has a 7 year old, Luca, and a Chow Chow, “Coco Chanel.” In addition he has two grown boys, and three grandchildren.

Bobbie portraitBobbie Jean Appleby (Bobbie)

Bobbie Jean Appleby was born in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley. Bobbie Jean has been acting and modeling since she was 6. In addition to acting Bobbie Jean enjoys participating in a variety of sports such as Track & Field, Basketball and Flag Football. Bobbie Jean has been dancing Ballet since the age of 5 and in the last few years has added Jazz/Tap and Hip-Hop, which she also enjoys tremendously. She loves animals and hopes to pursue careers in both Acting and Veterinary Medicine.

Bobbie Jean is the daughter of Kenneth L. Appleby born in Athens, Georgia and Brenda Appleby born in Sun Valley, California. Bobbie is the oldest of 3 siblings, Bobbie loves playing with her sister and brother and can frequently be found in her bedroom arranging improvised performances with her siblings as co-stars.

Corbett portraitCorbett Tuck (Corbett)

Corbett moved to Los Angeles from Texas to attend Pepperdine University. She has been fortunate enough to work with a number of her favorite comedians and actors, including Scott Thompson on “Providence”, Deitrich Bader on “National Lampoon’s Cattle Call. With over 25 national commercials to her credit, she continues to work in Los Angeles, doing films such as “Sweet Insanity,” a horror film and a selection in the Chicago Film Festival. Her most recent stage credit includes the role of Cali in the original cast of a new play, “Out of Gardenia” and Joan in the critically acclaimed “Bright Boy: The Passion of Robert McNamara” with the Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Sean portraitSean Summers (Sean)

"I am one of those closet artists, who until recently kept my passion
for acting to myself. In the summer of 2006, I decided to muster courage
and break away from the financial industry I was working in to pursue acting
full-time. It's definitely been an adventure...with both ups and downs, but
I'm certainly glad I was willing to flounder and took the plunge."

Howard portraitHoward Wenz (Howard)

Howard is a Covelo, California cowboy.
He has trod the boards in a number of community theater productions.
His last film role was in Lagoonside Pictures feature film Blood Loss.
He plays bass with the HotShots band.


Michael portraitMichael Chieffo (Pastor Wilkenson)

Working as an actor for over thirty years Michael has performed in many productions on stage, screen and television. Most recently Mike was seen on BOSTON LEGAL, CRIMINAL MINDS, and BONES. Other television appearances he has enjoyed are WEST WING, CSI, ROSWELL and THE X-FILES to name a few. Favorite roles include playing the great Art Carney opposite Brad Garrett’s Jackie Gleason in the CBS movie GLEASON and playing Dave Madden/Reuben Kincaid in COME ON GET HAPPY (THE PATRIDGE FAMILY STORY) on ABC. Film roles include CRIMSON TIDE, DISCLOSURE. NATURAL DISASTERS, and L.A. CONFIDENTIAL as the coroner. Mike is very happily married to actress, writer, producer BETH GRANT and is the extremely proud father of their talented daughter MARY CHIEFFO.