Beth portraitTim DeKay (Jim)

Tim DeKay’s versatility has afforded him a wide range of work in film, television and theater. This fall he will be starring in the new USA / Fox series “White Collar”. Mr. DeKay spent the last five years with HBO as a series regular on Tell Me You Love Me (2007 AFI Award) and the Emmy Award Winning series “Carnivale”. He also starred in the HBO movie Walkout.

His career in film includes Get Smart, Political Disasters, Chumscrubber, Control, Eden, Swordfish, The Third Wheel, Buddy Boy, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Naked Under Heaven, Almost Heroes, and If These Walls Could Talk.

Mr. DeKay has had over 40 recurring and guest star roles on television shows including “My Name is Earl”, “New Adventures of Old Christine”, “The Cleaner”, “CSI”, “Cold Case”, “Without a Trace”, “Standoff”, “Everwood”, “Malcolm in the Middle”, “Sportsnight”, “Friends”, “Seinfeld” (as Bizarro Jerry) and many others.

His extensive theater career spans from the classics to world premieres. He recently starred in the world premiere of Beth Henley’s Ridiculous Fraud at the McCarter Theater. He was seen on Broadway with Pat Carroll and Boyd Gaines in The Show-Off. He played the title role in Billy Budd at Circle in the Square Off-Broadway. He reprised the role of “Richard the Lionhearted” in the National Tour of Lion In Winter with George Peppard. His Regional Theatre work includes Burning Blue (American Premiere) at The Court Theatre in L.A. where he received an LA Weekly nomination for Best Actor. He performed Someone to Watch Over Me and Star Fever at the Denver Center where he is a company member. Mark Lamos directed him in The Merchant of Venice at Hartford Stage. He has also performed at the Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Penguin Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Levin Theater, and Pasadena Shakespeare, among others.

John portraitBarbara Bain (Elizabeth)

Barbara Bain was born in Chicago, graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She then relocated to New York City where she gained work as a dancer and a high-fashion model. Ms. Bain studied with Martha Graham, permanently cementing her love of dance; however, it was with Lee Strasberg at the prestigious Actor's Studio that she discovered her true first love―acting. She is probably best known for her work in the landmark television series “Mission: Impossible”, created by Bruce Geller, where she created the pivotal role of Agent “Cinnamon Carter”, and, in the process, became the first actress in the history of television to receive three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Dramatic Actress. Ms. Bain followed with the role of “Dr. Helena Russell” in the now classic British syndicated science fiction television series “Space: 1999”, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Her stage work has garnered her Los Angeles Critic's Circle and Dramalogue Awards for her work on Arthur Kopit's “Wings”, Samuel Beckett's “Happy Days” and Eugène Ionesco's “The Chairs”. Other credits include the films “Spirit of '76”, “Panic”, “Animals”, “Trust Me”, “American Gun”, “Trapped”, “Forget Me Not”, “Political Disasters”, and “Haunted Echoes”. She also recently starred in the pilot “In the Mix.” Ms. Bain has worked on behalf of numerous charitable causes and is the founder of the Screen Actors Guild's “BookPals” Program which expanded from a local Los Angeles endeavor to a nationwide program for which Ms. Bain was recognized by the President of the United States.

Charlie portraitPaulie Rojas (Paulie)

Paulie Rojas was born Ana Paula Rojas in Mexico City. She spent her childhood in Mexico City and Los Angeles, speaking both English and Spanish as her native tongues. Paulie is the heir to one of Mexican cinema’s greatest acting dynasties: her grandfather was the legendary leading man Roberto Caňedo, one of the most prolific and renowned actors in the history of Mexican cinema.

Paulie is a graduate of USC with a BFA in Acting. While at USC, Paulie appeared in numerous theatrical productions. A highly trained dancer, she also performed with the USC Repertory Dance Company.  Prior to graduation, Paulie received the highest honor given to a graduating member of the School of Theatre: she was awarded the Ava Greenwald Memorial Award, an award presented annually to the most outstanding undergraduate actor, as selected by a professional panel of judges (2007’s judges included actor Joe Mantegna, and April Webster, casting director for such shows as “Lost,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI,” and “Alias”).  In September 2007, Paulie was profiled in the Beverly Hills Canyon News (“Paulie Rojas: Young Star on the Rise”). In the article, entertainment editor Michael St. John wrote, “Paulie Rojas is an actress to be reckoned with…This young, beautiful, talented Latina ingénue is rapidly taking Hollywood by storm.”

Just recently, Paulie has added producer and writer to her repertoire.  She produced a film written in Spanish and with English subtitles called "Lucia No Besa Nadie."  It's  a story about the latent effects of child abuse in adults and the tragedy of innocence taken away too early.   Paulie also wrote, produced and starred in her first French short entitled, "Un Jour Dans La Vie" or "A Day in the Life." Written in French and to be subtitled in English, it is a dark comedy about charming French murderesses who have found their greatest find yet, the unparallelled diamond, "The Tear of Lucifer". Paulie is represented by Tony Martinez of Greater Vision Artists (GVA) and manager JC Robbins (of JC Robbins Management).

Bobbie portraitLaura Cerón (Lenora)

Laura Cerón was born in Mexico City.

At the age of 10, her parents moved the family of 5 children to Elgin, Illinois. She is the third oldest of two brothers and three sisters. In junior high school she became involved with theater. After leaving high school she joined the Latino Chicago Theater Company and went on to become one of their leading actresses. She has performed in dozens of plays, including Each Day Dies With Sleep, Heroes and Saints, Dona Sol and her trained dog and Federico García Lorca's Once Five Years Pass.

After 13 years of theatre and many beautiful winters in Chicago, she decided to move to LA, for a change of climate, and perhaps to get to the next level of her career.  Miss Cerón was lucky to start working 4 months after her arrival, on the television series "E.R." for the past 15 years, during in which time she also guest starred on various TV shows and some film work.  

Laura is proud to have been a part of the great cast of Political Disasters and of having worked with Zach, a genius, and crew.  I look forward to working with them all again.

Political Disasters... we've all had them; it's how we come out of them that counts!

Corbett portraitMichael Bryan French (Michael)

Michael Bryan French figured prominently in this past season's FOX series, “Prison Break”, appearing as the zealous corporate motivator, Gregory White. His other TV and film credits and numerous and include recurring roles in “24”, “CSI: Las Vegas”, “E.R.”, and supporting roles in the movies “Big Fat Liar”, “Glimmer Man” and “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer”.

His roots are in New York and regional theater where he has worked on and off Broadway as well as in some of the pre-eminent theaters around the country.

Michael considers working with such a wonderful cast, crew and director in “Political Disasters” as one of the rare blessings in an otherwise insane pursuit: show business.

Sean portraitJosie DiVincenzo (Jo)

With a few series regulars (“Costello”, “Favor and Family”) and over 20 guest stars to her name on prime-time TV, Josie continues to enjoy her journeyman acting career in Los Angeles, which includes a very prolific involvement in the LA theatre scene as well.  A proud founding member of Theatre Banshee, she has appeared in many roles with the company, along with roles in various other theatres throughout Southern California including Actors Art Theatre and Celebration.  Most recently, she starred in the acclaimed "The Year of the Hiker" at the Banshee and is also their resident lead scenic painter and muralist, by trade.  Other roles in television include those on “Friends”, “NYPD Blue”, “Providence”, “Judging Amy”, “E.R.”, “Desperate Housewives”, “CSI” and “CSI:NY”, “24”, a recurring on the new series Southland and an upcoming guest star on “Raising the Bar”. She played "Josie" of Josie's Bar in the movie Daredevil, and is very happy to be doing more film.

Howard portraitMatthew Stiller (Matt)

Detroit’s Matthew Stiller has just wrapped his fourth feature in Old School Pictures’, Daylight Fades. Shot in Memphis, this vampire romance highlights Matthew in the dramatic lead role. Besides his studies with Los Angeles' most prestigious acting coaches, such as Ivana Chubbuck and Catlin Adams, Matthew continues to grow in the theatre and along with other various productions. Past theatre roles include Dan in Closer, Pete in the Stam Jack Theatre Company’s debut play The Gonnabes, and has several improv shows and showcases under his belt. Commercial campaigns include, Blue Shield, Disney and Career Builder. Matthew’s main focus as an actor is in feature films, POLITICAL DISASTERS being his first of four. Matthew starred as the lead in Fear House and performed the lead roles of Mike and the haunting title character in up-and-coming director Carl Lindberg’s horror film Bunny Man. Currently, Daylight Fades and Bunny Man are in the editing room and will be going to film festivals this summer 2009.

Michael 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.



Michael portraitInes Dali (Chani)

Born in Zwickau, East Germany, Ines Dali studied architecture at The Technical University of Berlin. While sitting in a cafe in Berlin, she was approached by producer Madeleine Remy and asked to audition for a part in a TV drama for German television. She later moved to London and began taking lessons at The Method Studio, the former UK branch of Lee Strasberg. Throughout her time in London & the U.K., Ms. Dali starred in a series of successful and critically acclaimed short films, independent films, music videos and commercials.

Dali moved from London to Los Angeles about 3 years ago. She has become well-known here in America for her portrayals of lead roles in motion pictures, such as “Amy” in “PORTAL”, a Semi-Finalist of 2 prestigious British Film Festivals, and “Velma” in “SHADOWHEART”, a period piece that saw her starring opposite acclaimed Scottish actor Angus MacFadyen and William Sadler. She also had the main Lead Role in the critically acclaimed short film “Verboten”.

More recently Dali starred in two more, highly anticipated motion pictures: “PIG” opposite Rudolf Martin and Keith Diamond, directed by acclaimed and award-winning Cuban-American director Henry Barrial, and “NIGHT WINDOW”, directed by Manuel Figueroa. She just finished shooting the pilot for “THE GENESIS FILES” and is currently working on the BOURNE IDENTITY 2 video game.


Michael portraitIvy Khan (Ivy)

Ivy Khan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from the University of California at San Diego and has appeared in over 30 stage plays in San Diego and Los Angeles. Notable roles include Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream (La Jolla Playhouse), The Young Woman in Machinal (UCSD), Mrs. Van Buren in Intimate Apparel (Morgan-Wixson Theatre), Alice in You Can't Take it With You (Pierson Playhouse), The Narrator in The Fairy Mission (Geffen Playhouse, directed by Glenne Headly) and Muffet in Uncommon Woman and Others (Redondo Beach Playhouse). While the stage is her first love, acting for the screen has happily worked its way into her repertoire.  Some vagrants and hobos may remember her notably bizarre appearance on the UPN dating show "Blind Date", and she has appeared in several independent films including Analog Days (official selection of the Los Angeles Film Festival) and the first installment of Zach's metaphorical mind-trip "disaster trilogy", Airplane Disasters.


Rest of Cast (Alphabetical)

Dawn Anderson (Dawn)

Hugo Armstrong (Bradley)

Tony Baker (Tony)

Jessica Brusilow (Jessica)

Guy Camilleri (Darren)

Rich Ceraulo (Rich)

John Colton (Jack Richardson)

Alissa Dean (Mandy)

Sarah Hall (Katie)

Trisha Hershberger (Trish)

A.M. Hopper (office partier)

Barbara King (Veronica)

Dave Kuhr (Dave)

Axel Lanzenberg (Axel)

Melanie Leftick (Millie)

Jason Loch (Ron)

Anastasia Lofgren (Anastasia)

Anthony Maldonado (Anthony)

Brit Marling (Brit)

Jason Ott (Jason)

Eric Pedersen (Eric)

Robert Phares (Robert)

Jason Ruggieri (office partier)

Nicole Shae (Nicole)

Bryan Christopher Warne (Bryan)

Craig Welzbacher (Craig)

Jack Van Zant (Jordan)