Bill Lewis is an actor and editor with a long list of credits. Most recently this is the second season he has a recurring role in the series I'M SORRY, just finished the film LONG TIME LISTENER, FIRST TIME CALLER playing a Game Show Host, and recently did a few episodes of KAPLANS KORNERS. Bill considers "a real fun job" was appearing with Melissa McCarthy in NOBODIES. Among many others he is also known for CIRCLE, DEFENDING SANTA, and DAMN FOREIGNERS, as well as editor of the documentary ANSWERING THE CALL: GROUND ZERO VOLUNTEERS.
A native of Los Angeles, Catherane received a B.A. in Theatre at UCLA and did graduate work in Education at USC where she received a Teaching Credential.
She first worked as an extra and then as an actress on many films and tv shows, but she became frustrated waiting for her next job and decided to take matters into her own hands. She obtained the rights to and mounted a production of Dream of a Common Language by Heather McDonald in which she acted and directed. As cameras and editing equipment became more accessible to everyone, she began to think of creating her own stories. That is how AVA finally came to be. It has been a remarkable journey and she will treasure the people who came to make AVA a reality.
Sophiah Koikas always loved storytelling since she was a child growing up in the Midwest. She came to California to pursue acting but also found herself being drawn to creating original off-beat stories. Her writing projects have opened up a whole new world for her. At the moment she resides in Los Angeles and is working on three projects.
David Willis most recently appeared as a Keystone Kop in Arrested Development in a scene with Ed Begley, Jr. Previous highlights include a German rocket scientist being bullied by George Clooney in The Good German, a poet partying hearty with several notables (including a then-unknown Tom Cruise) in one of the worst movies of all time, Endless Love, and a penniless rancher hoodwinked out of his property by Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood. David also occupies himself as a part-time children’s librarian at the Buena Vista Library in Burbank, CA.
Tannis gained a sense of adventure growing up in a military family moving every three years living abroad twice; Germany and Bermuda. She settled in Los Angeles when she was 19 to pursue a career in acting and has appeared in commercials, TV episodics and feature film roles.
Desiring more creative outlets, she began a writing career starting with a series of published short stories, then a play, TIMING IS EVERYTHING, successfully produced at the Court Theatre in Los Angeles. She went on to write screenplays, one currently on the film festival circuit, and she was recently hired to write a screenplay about Saint Mariam, a 19th century Arab Carmelite nun.
She lives in Los Angeles with her filmmaker husband developing projects under Frankish~Benedict Entertainment.
Recent roles include Lucas in the short film “A Side of Fries” (Golden State Film Festival, Glendale Film Festival, Sherman Oaks Film Festival), voice of Run in Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial. Robbie has appeared on soap operas such as As the World Turns, The Guiding Light, One Life to Live and in night time dramas such as Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He loves doing voices, impersonations of his co-workers and bosses and wants to be the next Indiana Jones.
In complete contrast to the character of Bob Jr., Steve is a loving, caring and compassionate family man. In addition to acting Steve is a full-time caregiver for his wonderful and disabled wife Tracy. With over 10 years clean and sober and a firm belief in God Steve is dedicated and resourceful both in life and in character. Being in the room when he reveals this intensity one cannot help but to be engaged in the scene. Above All Else Steve loves working with both cast and crew toward the common goal of Storytelling.
Began acting as a teen, followed by fashion modeling and commercial acting in Manhattan. She has studied Acting with Larry Moss, Jeanie Hackett, Laura Gardner, Gordon Hunt’s Workshop and is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory. Theatre credits include Good For Otto, Resolving Hedda, multiple sketch comedy appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and at Second City. Currently appears in web series “Ava” and “Bennington Gothique”. Other credits include co-hosting with Ben Mankiewicz on Turner Classic Movies and a feature film “Chasing the Sun” in post-production. Maggie is active in Veterans in Media and Entertainment.
Bill’s from Baltimore, MD. He loves dabbling on the chessboard. His moves on the theatre boards include: August Wilson’s “Jitney” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; David E. Talbert’s “He Say, She Say…But What does God Say”; Kevin Arkadie’s “Up The Mountain”; Michael Ajakwe’s “If You Don’t Believe: A Love Story”; Christina Harley’s “The Dreamers”; Javon Johnson’s “Cryin’ Shame”; T. Faye Griffin’s “Spook Night”; and Tegan Summer’s “Marilyn”. Bill’s film credits include: “Baggage Claim”; “Home Invasion”; “Remarkable Power”; “Statistics”; and “Hidden Blessings”. His TV credits include: “All American”; “Are You Sleeping?”; “Criminal Minds”; “Veep”; ”Fresh Off The Boat”; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”; “Mad Men”; “Southland”; “Without A Trace”; “General Hospital”; and “The Young and the Restless”. Bill gives a special thanks to Catherane Skillen and Kathleen Klein for this opportunity to work with them.
JC HENNING is honored to be a part of AVA. Ms. Henning is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, the Television Academy and UK Equity. Ms. Henning made her acting debut as Elga opposite Keith Michell and Jane Seymour in the ABC-BBC co-production of “The Story of David” in 1975. Other TV appearances include “Red Flag: The Ultimate Game” with co-stars Barry Bostwick and William Devane, “Fridays” with Larry David, “Days Of Our Lives,” “The Young And The Restless,” and “General Hospital.” She has appeared in over 100 short films and more than 50 plays. Ms. Henning has performed with the Los Angeles Opera in over 30 productions since her debut with the Company in 1987. She has also performed with New York City Opera, American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet and the Kirov Ballet.
Ms. Henning recently reunited on film with Barry Bostwick in the short film “The Roommates” which also stars Bruce Davison and Martin Kove. Ms. Henning is starring as Gloria in the web series “Gloria and Betty” which is scheduled to be released in May, 2019. She is an avid supporter of the humanitarian organization Remote Area Medical (RAM) which provides medical, dental and vision services to individuals who are not insured. She also supports Heaven On Earth-Perry’s Place cat sanctuary.
Andy Fielder was tapped for a supporting role in THE NINES starring Ryan Reynolds and Hope Davis by the producer of AMERICAN BEAUTY. For the past 30 years, Andy has been one of the top focus group moderators for the film industry and producer Dan Jinks d cast Andy to play himself after watching him moderate a series of focus groups for his upcoming films. Prior to becoming a market research executive, Andy played the young Gary Ewing on the classic nighttime soap, KNOT's LANDING, and was featured on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Andy was a proud member of Group 12 of the drama department at The Juilliard School and has a BFA in theater from the University of Southern California.
Suffice it to say that Bobby Reed’s a lifer. From Middletown, New York to Off-Broadway to Hollywood, he’s still at it, in a performing and producing career that spans over 50 years. While beginning on the stage at six years old (Hansel & Gretel), he’s moved into film and television, and of course, the Web. 75+ plays, 150+ films, 30+ television appearances and 45 web series and pilots, Bobby keeps cranking out the creative product, year after year. He’s also a well-known marketing coach and advertising agency (Divimage has been Bobby's ad agency since 1982), teaching his popular SuperMarketing for Actors and Proximity programs around Hollywood and New York (most often at the Los Angeles SAG•AFTRA headquarters since arriving in Los Angeles in 1999), trying to teach performers that the only thing that counts in show business is longevity. His many clips and scenes (as well as the whole, long story) are on bobbyreed.com. Enjoy.
Jay Pennick is a working actor who would like to work more.
Linda is proud to join the cast of the award-winning “Ava: A Twist in the Road.” Linda may be remembered from her leading role as Helene Wolfe in the feature film, “Playing Dangerous,” as well as from TV appearances on “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Young and the Restless,” and “General Hospital.” Her voice can be heard in two recent web series: “Mr. Mouse, Private Eye” and “The Kinda, Sorta Late Show.” Her background includes musicals, Shakespeare, dinner theatre, summer stock, local Equity and Equity-waiver productions such as “Pirates of Penzance,” “On the 20th Century,” “Tight Quarters,” “Life in the Trees,” and “The Last Metro.” She received a 4-year scholarship to LoyolaMarymount University which included a year-abroad to study at RADA in London, and has been continuing her training in acting, singing, tap, voiceovers, commercials and
improv ever since. She is currently teaching herself Italian for an upcoming trip to her parents’ homeland.
Ryan Wayne has been dedicated to be a professional in the performing arts. Since he was 7 years old, Ryan had a burning desire to be on screens from small to large to move and
entertain as many people as possible. Being able to be involved in the theatre program in high school; Ryan was involved in nearly every production and competition that was
presented to him. Post graduation, Ryan was accepted into AMDA College & Conservatory. Mr.Wayne obtained his BFA Acting degree in 2018. Post Graduation Ryan has been busy working on many short films, music videos, and live performances with The Sacred Fools Theatre Company. Ryan believes that one should always strive to be the best possible version of their self, and he constantly seeks new ways to take himself to the next level as an entertainer. Constantly trying to improve his craft, Ryan has attended different workshops in improv, stage combat, Voice over etc. Ryan also creates
Stand up material and original spoken words.
My name is Marcia Broadway. I am from New York and did work on Broadway. My name wasn't Broadway then. I was hit by a car on Broadway and came out to California to recuperate at my sister's. I eventually moved to San Diego where I fell in love with a sailor named Broadway. I also studied in Paris and lived in Japan for 3 years.
My name is Harry Phan, I’m 27 years old and have been acting for a few years. I am currently in Los Angeles and love to go hiking, cook, and play tennis.
Michael is an LA based actor and voiceover artist. He has appeared in numerous short films and commercials, as well as several feature films. Michael began his career as a Sports Producer for the RKO Radio Networks. For Act II, Michael spent 20+ years as a NYC Lawyer performing before a courtroom audience. His Act III is well underway and is headed towards the same success he achieved in Acts I and II!
After a long career in advertising, Louie began taking voiceover and scene training. Several years later, with commercial and acting credits under his belt, he has completed his memoir, Eli’s Coming, about a young drug smuggler’s odyssey to find himself. After 40 years as an art director, he is ready to paint this timely and relevant story in word. A self-taught handyman, Louie loves remodeling projects with his basenji mutts, Lukas and Luna, by his side.
Has danced all her life as a passionate amateur. First teacher was her mother, who gave her ballet classes before school. She remembers skipping school to watch her mum rehearsing ballets at the Bath Academy of Art. Moved from England to California in 1972 and was happy to discover so many wonderful teachers: Stefan Wenta, Reid Olson, Tania Lichine, Stanley Holden. And more recently John Clifford, Lisa Ebeyer, Sara Hay and Ido Tadmor. Performances include: the role of Berthe in a school production of Giselle at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin; Bill T. Jones' "The Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/the Promised Land" at Royce Hall; the Play of Daniel, LA Opera's community program at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, directed by Eli Villanueva; the role of Henriette in a short film, "Dream With me", a student short film directed by Annique Arredondo; danced in Corinna Kinnear's contemporary dance performance at Mimoda Studio, 2014; Maya Gurantz’ Hothouse Residency at UCLA and, most recently, Donna Sternberg & Dancers “Life Stories”. Also a one-frame appearance in the credits of the TV mini-series, “Flesh and Bone”.
I had so much fun playing Irma and creating a look for her in Catherane’s Ava A Twist in the Road. I’m currently in editing for my film Count Vlad of Fagaras and have a few screenplays in the works as well.
Jasmin St. Claire was raised in New York City and London. After graduating from Columbia University, she created her entertainment persona, which landed her a spot as a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show. She entered professional wrestling as a manager for Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), performing in arenas across America. She co-starred in National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2, and appeared in After Adderall, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. Recently, Jasmin has been working in season 3 of The Deuce for HBO. She is an avid motorcyclist. If improv were a cult, she would join it. www.twitter.com/jasminstclair
Jeff Coppage was born in Louisville, KY and grew up in Indiana. He came to LA to study acting with plans to be the next Indiana Jones.