ROBERT KURTZMAN Director/Producer/Special Effects Creator DGA/ SAG-AFTRA / IATSE Representation: Anthony Marotto–APA Agency 212/621/3081– firstname.lastname@example.org For three decades Robert Kurtzman has been an icon in the world of special make-up, creature effects, and genre filmmaking. His award-winning, photo-realistic effects work can be seen in hundreds of movies including Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, franchises and television series. As the director of such genre hits and fan favorites as Wishmaster, The Rage, and Buried Alive, and as the creator of the modern horror classic From Dusk Till Dawn, his films and amazing special effects have won him legions of fans around the globe. Robert began his 30 year career at the age of 19 when he moved from Ohio to Hollywood and quickly began working for many of the industry’s top special effects creators. His early credits include genre classics: Predator, Evil Dead II, From Beyond, The Hidden, Phantasm II, Invaders from Mars, Night of the Creeps, and Re-Animator. In 1988 Robert co-founded the award winning K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. (Kurtzman, Nicotero, Berger.) Over the next 15 years K.N.B. became one of the most prolific effects studios in Hollywood with hundreds of feature film and television credits including From
Andrew Daniel Divoff is a Venezuelan film, television actor and stuntman, best known for playing the evil Djinn in the first two Wishmaster films and the villains Cherry Ganz in Another 48 Hrs., Ernesto Mendoza in A Low Down Dirty Shame, Boris Bazylev in Air Force One, Ivan Sarnoff in CSI: Miami and Mikhail Bakunin in Lost. He was born on July 2, 1955 in San Tomé, Venezuela. His father is Russian and his mother is Venezuelan. He lived five years in Vilassar de Mar (Spain), between 1973 and 1977, feeling himself to be Catalan too. He lives in the United States. Divoff can speak eight languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Catalan, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian. He used to speak Romanian but forgot the language when he had no one with whom to speak it. He also acted in The Hunt for Red October, Air Force One and Toy Soldiers. Before fame, He was born in Venezuela and lived in Spain for five years. He typically plays villains, especially the leaders of drug cartels, in his films. Divoff has played many villains in film and on television, usually drug cartel leaders, and is best known for having played the
Dirk Benedict was born in Montana on March 1st, 1945. He was raised in the country, far away from anything connected with movies or acting. He gathered his first experiences in acting (on a dare) in a college production of “Showboat” where he got the main part. His father, a lawyer, died when Dirk was 18, which was hard for him to take. While working on Georgia, Georgia (1972) in Sweden, he made the first contact with a macrobiotic diet and changed his eating habits drastically. He was 26 at that time. A few years later, doctors found that he had cancer of the prostate. He refused to accept the usual treatment and moved away to a secluded cottage. Dirk managed to cure himself from cancer by following the rules of his macrobiotic diet. When he got his part as “Starbuck” in Battlestar Galactica (1978), the doctors stated that he was in good health. Dirk’s main successes were “Battlestar Galactica” and The A-Team (1983) in which he played “Templeton – The Face – Peck”. He was formerly married to actress Toni Hudson and has two sons (George and Roland).
Howard began his career at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in 1971. While a member of ACT’s repertory company, he appeared in the roles of Glendenning in David Storey‘s The Contractor, The Archangel Gabriel in Nagle Jackson’s The Mystery Cycle, James in Harold Pinter‘s The Collection, and Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice, along with roles in both Antony and Cleopatra and Caesar and Cleopatra. He appeared as Archie in Tom Stoppard‘s Jumpers in the premier season of Chicago’s Northlight Theatre Company. While a member of the resident company at the Actors Theatre of Louisville for three seasons during the mid-70s, he played the role of Lucius in Jon Jory‘s Andronicus: A Space Musical, and had roles in The Runner Stumbles, The Front Page, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and the European tour of Marsha Norman‘s Getting Out. His off-Broadway credits include Shel Silverstein‘s The Crate and The Lady or the Tiger Show as well as Sam Shepard‘s Geography of a Horse Dreamer at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, along with I’m Not Rappaport at the Roundabout Theatre Company. He appeared in Titus Andronicus and Tell Out My Soul at The Public Theater, and in Lillian Hellman‘s Another
Patrick was born in Los Angeles, California. Patrick began his acting career in 1961, making his feature film debut in the 20th Century Fox comedy-fantasy The Two Little Bears. Over the next two years, Patrick went on to appear in guest-starring roles on numerous television series, including Ben Casey, Alcoa Premiere, Bonanza, My Favorite Martian, Mister Ed and Rawhide as well as recurring roles on The Real McCoys and General Hospital. When recounting how he began his acting career, Patrick explained “I owe my career to my sister. She was the one who got me started and gave me all the encouragement. She always wanted to be an actress and was on the casting call sheet one day. She was asked if there were any other children at home. She told them about me, and I got some small roles, then some bigger ones…” In 1964, Patrick landed the role of child werewolf Eddie Munster, starring alongside Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster and Al Lewis as Grandpa, on the CBS television series, The Munsters, a fantasy situation comedy loosely based on Universal’s movie monsters. The role of Eddie was originally portrayed by child actor Happy Derman
Few actors living today are truly icons. Jeffrey Combs is that rare breed of actor who has secured himself a spot in film history. Many claim him as the modern day Vincent Price. Bursting into the public consciousness with his riveting performance as Herbert West in the cult classic Re-Animator, over the years Jeffrey has carved out an enviable niche for himself as a true original. Jeffrey, a native of the Central Coast region of California, spent years nurturing and honing his craft by attending acclaimed schools and working in regional theatre before pursuing film and television. He received his training at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and the Actor�s Training Program at the University of Washington in Seattle. He spent years in regional theatre performing at such notable venues as the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Arizona Theatre Company in Tucson, AZ, the California Shakespearean Company, the Mark Taper Forum and South Coast Repertory where, in 1983, he won an LA Drama Critics Award. With over 50 feature films and countless television works under his belt, Jeffrey�s career spans a broad range of genres. However, he�s most widely recognized and dearly loved by fans of the
Snyder played Debbie Stone in the movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space and played Beth McMillan in the Silver Spoons episodes “Daddy Rick” and “Baby Blues”, she also had two small roles on Seinfeld. She played “Deb” (Anthony Michael Hall‘s love interest) in the 1985 teen movie Weird Science. She appeared briefly as Lisa, a sorority sister, in the 1986 movie Night of the Creeps, and played Brenda in the 1988 horror-spoof Return of the Living Dead Part II. She also played a blind girl named Julie who hears a murder in an episode of In the Heat of the Night (1991).
Oliver began his career in the film industry at the age of ten, starring in Steven Spielberg’s “Poltergeist.” After acting in various film and television roles, he moved behind the camera. At the age of fifteen, he wrote, directed and produced The Crystal, which won first prize at the French “Les Mesnil-le-Roi” Film Festival. Upon graduating from the University of Southern California Film School’s Production Program, he wrote, directed and produced close to fifty industrial, short and feature films. His feature teen comedies, “Dumped” and “Wild Roomies,” both were released to DVD internationally in all world markets. Additionally, the Hallmark Channel recently produced Oliver’s screenplay “You’ve Got A Friend,” which aired to the best ratings ever for a June original movie premiere in the history of the network. Oliver will also direct Treasure Entertainment’s “Prom Date,” another teen comedy scheduled to go into production in mid 2010.
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kevin Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in various other states including Alaska, Oklahoma, Boston and New Jersey. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Microbiology, afterwards attending graduate school and this time working towards a Masters in Genetic Engineering. While studying, he congruently took screenwriting and cinematography classes as well, and by the time his first semester of grad school had finished, Kevin had chosen film as his preferred career and moved to Los Angeles, where he began to work as a writer in earnest. To this end he has written several scripts in various genres and has written and directed two short sci-fi films Indigo and Thanatos. Kevin met ‘Underworld’ director Len Wiseman while working on the sci-fi hit Stargate (1994), when Len was a prop assistant and Kevin an extra. The two formed a friendship and later collaborated on a host of other ideas and concepts leading to the completion of two scripts, one of which was Underworld (2003). The idea for the concept was Kevin’s; in addition, he wrote the original screenplay and treatment for the film in 2000. Kevin has also studied acting and
William Bruce Davis (born January 13, 1938) is a Canadian actor and director, best known for his role as The Smoking Man on The X-Files. Besides appearing in many TV programs and movies, Davis founded his own acting school, the William Davis Centre for Actors Study. In his personal life, Davis is an avid water-skier, lectures on skepticism at events such as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry‘s CSICon, and advocates for action on climate change. In 2011 Davis published his memoir, Where There’s Smoke …. The Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man. In 1960 Davis went to England to train at LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). He worked in the UK for the next five years directing in repertory theatres and acting schools. He was artistic director of the Dundee Repertory Theatre. His last position in the UK was as an assistant director at The National Theatre of Great Britain under Laurence Olivier where he worked with Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi, and Ronald Pickup among others. He returned to Canada in 1965 to work at The National Theatre School of Canada and soon, at the age of 28, was appointed artistic director of the English Acting