Steve Lemme is a founding member of the cult favorite comedy group Broken Lizard. Steve attended Colgate University and became a member of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity, where he met Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, Jay Chandrasekhar and Paul Soter. The five formed a sketch comedy troupe called Charred Goosebeak at Colgate and afterwards moved to NYC to commence their careers as sketch comedians. The group changed its name to Broken Lizard and performed weekly Off-Off Broadway shows. . . .
Steve Guttenberg, Star of a dozen films that have grossed a hundred million dollars at the American box-office, with leading-man looks and critically acknowledged comedy and dramatic chops, Steve Guttenberg has been a true leading man in the lives of numerous foster kids who had no one else to turn to when suddenly emptied onto the streets to make it on their own. . . .
Beverly D'Angelo is an actress, singer, and songwriter with approximately 60 feature films and countless television performances to her credit. In addition to her acclaimed work as a dramatic and comedic actress, she has written and performed songs for a number of soundtracks for film and television. . . .
Alfonso Arau has had a long and fruitful career both in front of and behind the camera and is one of the most prominent filmmakers of the Latino community in Hollywood. Arau was a drama disciple of Seki Sano - a Japanese teacher, classmate of Lee Strassberg with Stanislavski in Russia - and traveled the world from 1964 to 1968 with his one-man show of Pantomime Happy Madness after studying with Etienne Dacroux and Jacques Lecoq in Paris. . . .
Rylie Jo Behr was born on the 16th of December 1999, in Mason City, Iowa, USA. Rylie began acting in her local area in Des Moines, IA before signing to her agency in Los Angeles, CA. Rylie has been seen in television shows on local and national levels with the WQPT PBS series Get Movin and the Sci-Fi show Children of the Corn. She also appeared in the film, The Crazies directed by Breck Eisner. Rylie's commercial and industrial work includes McDonalds, Bea, Genie, 3M as well as print work in Food & Family Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine and Kohls Magazine. Rylie also stars in the short film Nanuq, directed by Jill Jones.
Ebony came from the Albuquerque, New Mexico animal shelter when she was very young, less than 7 weeks old. Even as a pup she had a curious outgoing personality that not only showed her intelligence, but also got her into all kinds of trouble. She was listed as a shepherd cross, but Ebony is truly an all American mutt. Ebony loves to learn, making her a natural when it comes to performing. Ebony is now 5 years old and she has 19 titles in agility and two titles in freestyle dancing. I Heart Shakey is Ebony's first appearance in a film.
Janet Ulrich Brooks makes her living as an actor and teaching artist in Chicago. Film credits include I Heart Shakey, Conviction, Polish Bar and One Small Hitch. Her outstanding Chicago area theatre performances have earned her 5 Jeff Award nominations. Recent theatre credits include The Seagull and A True History of the Johnstown Flood at Goodman Theatre; and Jacob & Jack at Victory Gardens Biograph. . . .
Andy St. Clair is an actor in Chicago. Andy has been featured in several Second City productions including Disposable Nation Pratfall of Civilizatoin, Campaign Supernova, Brother Can You Spare Some Change and Studs Turkels Not Working. He was also on the mainstage revue of Taming of the Flu. Currently, Andy is the host of the television show Treasure Hunters Roadshow on the LiveWell network. He earned a BFA from Southwest Missouri State. I Heart Shakey is Andy's first feature film.
Steven Parker began his career in the creative arts studying Art Education at the University of Cincinnati. In 1989 he moved north to study filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago because he had discovered that the art of cinematography was "the perfect work for both sides of the brain." . . .