William George Zane Jr., better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA to parents William George Zane Sr. and Thalia Zane. Both of his parents ran a medical technical school. Billy also has a sister named Lisa Zane, an actress born in 1961. Billy was bitten by the acting bug early on. In his early teens, he attended Harand Camp of the Theater Arts in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. In 1982, he attended the American School in Switzerland. His high school days were spent at Francis Parker High School in Chicago, Illinois. Daryl Hannah and Jennifer Beals also attended Parker, prior to Billy’s attendance. Soon after graduating high school, Billy decided to venture out to California to try his hand at acting. Within three weeks, he won his very first big screen role in Back to the Future (1985), playing the part of Match, one of Biff Tannen’s thugs. He would later reprise that role for the sequel Back to the Future Part II (1989). Then after a small role in the film Critters (1986), he landed starring roles in several television films. In 1989, Billy filmed Dead Calm (1989). It was on the set of this movie that he met his future wife, Lisa Collins. They were married from 1988-1995. In 1996, Billy starred in The Phantom (1996) and in 1997 as Caledon Hockley in the billion dollar grossing Titanic (1997). Then in 1999, he starred in the television movie “Cleopatra” (1999) where he met his soon-to-be fiance, actress Leonor Varela from whom he subsequently split.
This attractive, happy go lucky blonde actress, educated at the University of Kansas and a former ballet soloist, first broke into both TV and cinema screens in the mid 1970s and through her appearances in several well remembered horror and sci-fi films, and Dee quickly gained a cult following amongst the fantasy film fans. Poor Dee always seemed to be on the wrong side of some malevolent person or evil creature….she was pursued by a clan of cannibal killers in The Hills Have Eyes (1977), terrorized by a pack of werewolves in the superb The Howling (1981), got a break from the horror, as a sympathetic mum in the mega sci-fi hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and nearly ends up lunch for a rabid St. Bernard in the heart stopping Cujo (1983).
In the early 1980s, Wallace-Stone actually shared the screen several times with her then husband Christopher Stone before his unfortunate, early demise from a heart attack in October, 1995.
However, typecasting Dee Wallace-Stone as a horror heroine does not do her justice, as unlike some other scream queens whose careers quickly faded, Dee has gone on to have a very busy and varied acting career, appearing in over 90 feature films to date! Her All-American looks and easy going demeanor has seen Dee often cast as a typical suburban mother, a sympathetic friend or a trusted ally. Fans warm to her endearing smile and natural warmth and Dee continues to find herself in constant demand in front of the camera, plus she has her own much visited website.
An actress with talent and poise beyond her years, born in London and raised in New York, Mischa Barton has the kind of career most actors can only dream about. From humble beginnings in New York Theater in 1994 where she trained with such esteemed director/writers as James Lapine (“Twelve Dreams” at Lincoln Center with Donna Murphy), Tony Kushner (“Slavs!” at New York Theater Workshop with Marisa Tomei), and Naomi Wallace (“One Flea Spare” at the Public Theatre with Dianne Wiest), she went on to work side by side with modern-day screen icons including Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant on Notting Hill (1999), Bruce Willis and Toni Collette on The Sixth Sense (1999) and Sam Rockwell in her Sundance critically-lauded feature film debut Lawn Dogs (1997) produced by Duncan Kenworthy in 1998.
Yet, despite this early success in theater and film, what really catapulted Mischa to the next level and made her a household name is her small screen performance as the irrepressible and irresistible “Marisa” on the popular Fox television show, “The O.C.” (2003) (2003 to 2006). The show fast became a global cult phenomenon and has earned many awards including a Television Critics Association Award nomination for “Outstanding New Program of the Year”.
Established as one of the most sought after young actresses of her generation Mischa was named “It Girl” in 2003 by Entertainment Weekly, she was also Hollywood Life’s “Breakthrough Actress of the Year”, she won several American Teen Choice Awards for the show, and also Cosmopolitan’s “Fun Fearless Female Award” for “Knockout Ingenue” and Glamour’s “Women of the Year”. She has been ranked as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” from 2003 to 2007. She was awarded the VIPer Award in 2008 for “Style Icon 2007″ by Mr. Karl Lagerfeld. Most recently in 2007, she played opposite Shirley MacLaine & Christopher Plummer in Sir Richard Attenborough‘s Closing the Ring (2007), with Hayden Christensen in the Dino De Laurentiis film Virgin Territory (2007), and starred opposite Bruce Willis in Assassination of a High School President (2008) for the Yari Production Company. In 2007, she filmed Walled In (2009) for the French production company “Canal Plus”, and she starred in and produced the film Homecoming (2009).
Even at such an early age, Mischa has also made a major impression in the fashion and beauty world. She has already graced the covers of countless international magazines and has become the face of numerous advertising campaigns.
This commercial and theatrical success has given the young woman an opportunity to take an extremely influential role in the global community. She became the spokesperson for “Climate Star”, an organization that fights global warming through social and legislative activism. She serves as an “Entertainment Industry Foundation” ambassador teaming up with QVC to spread awareness and raise funds for women’s cancer research through the “Fashion Footwear Association” of New York “Shoes on Sale Initiative” and is also involved in the “SAFE” campaign for skin cancer awareness. She is an ambassador for “Save the Children” and the “One Water” campaign which brings water to remote locations in Africa, and is on the board of the “Lupus Research Committee” in Los Angeles.
Gabrielle Stone has been acting professionally for five years, following in the footsteps of her talented parents, legendary scream queen Dee Wallace, and the late Christopher Stone. Ms. Stone first starred in the award winning Holly Shorts Film Festival’s, Henry John and The Little Bug and Sugartown. Her other credits include, Fuzztrack City, The Guardian, The Jazz Funeral, and the recent thriller CUT that is set to release in 2013. Ms. Stone completed five feature films in 2012 including A Place Called Hollywood, The Old Man’s Gold, and Beyond. She also starred in The Lighthouse, alongside Danny Glover and Kurt Angle. Her latest project was the lead role in Speak No Evil, which is already creating quite the buzz in the horror community with a sequel in the works. Stone has been named as one of Hollywood’s up and coming actresses to watch out for, and has begun to leave her mark in the industry.
Felissa Rose Esposito grew up in New York always wanting to perform. At the age of 13, she landed the role of Angela, the transvestite murderer, in the cult film Sleepaway Camp (1983). At the age of 17, she applied for early admission to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and was admitted that fall. Attending The Lee Strasberg institute, she began formal training as a serious actress.
Performing in plays around Manhattan put her hard work to the test. Felissa played Denise Savage in Savage in “Limbo,” Karen in “Phone Sex,” Renée in David Henry Hwang‘s “M.Butterfly,” Willie in “This Property is Condemned,” Desdemona in William Shakespeare‘s “Othello,” and many more. Film work includes Woody Allen‘s Another Woman (1988), Pain and Suffering, The Night We Never Met (1993), and MTV’s The Party Phone Series opposite Adam Sandler. She is currently working with NY Dinner Theater and plays Louise in Disorganized Crime as well as pursuing TV and film work…_Return to Sleepaway Camp (2006). “She recently completed the Eric Roberts, Danielle Harris horror “Dead.tv.”
In addition to starring alongside Oscar winner Cloris Leachman, Wilson has found himself in a number of large productions as Rounders, Limitless with Bradley Cooper and Silver Linings Playbook with Robert DeNiro. This year has been especially fruitful, film-wise, with supporting roles in some other interesting projects. “Safe” with Jason Statham, “The Dark Fields” with Bradley Cooper, “Booted” with Alan Ruck, “The Greatest Movie Ever Made” written & Produced by David Letterman’s Exec. Producers Rob Burnett & Jon Beckerman, a Supporting Lead role in the Romantic Comedy “99 Percent Sure” & a lead role in a T.V. Comedy Pilot, “Badges”. Brian starred as Deputy Hendricks in 6 Degrees of Hell and played a vocal performance as Mr. Johnson in Dead.tv.
He graduated with a BFA from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles he attened both NY and LA campuses and shared the stage as the Courier in 1776 with famed actor Davis Gaines at MTW in Long Beach. Michael is a newcomer to film after an extensive start in theater. He is breaking into film and television with a turn in an upcoming reality series and breaking onto the scene as Ian Sommers, Dee Wallace’s son, in ZKEG.
Ashley is an NYC based Film and TV actress. Her most recent role was as Georgia Durante in Poisoned Passions on Investigative Discovery. Last year she starred in Sean McGarry’s film Patric the Movie as Genevieve. She has had the privilege of working with Harrison Smith on his past two films; Six Degrees of Hell and Dead.tv. She holds a BFA from NYU:Tisch School of the Arts. She is thrilled to be among this talented group once again and is a proud member of the Dynasty Team.
Kyle Patrick Brennan is an actor/writer/producer in New York City. He is a founding member of Blacktop Pictures, a NYC based production company currently developing several projects.
KPB’s credits include the blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises and Harrison Smith’s 6 Degrees of Hell and Dead TV. He is excited to kill some zombies in ZK:EG!
Angel is a talented Actor with intense theater and film training from the east to the west coast. His goal is to grow as an artist and enhance his skills and knowledge of acting through intense training and experiences. Angel’s training began here in Philadelphia, and then he moved on to NYC and later in L.A., where he trained under the guidance of Tom Logan, Sandy Landers and Moxie Sokoloff of Broadway. Angel has notable film and theater credits to his name. He appeared in the play Odyssey in the role of Odysseus at the Dennis Flyer Theatre Company. He also appeared in the Shakespeare’s play As you Like It, in the role of Dennis, at the Black Wood Little Theatre Company. Angel also appeared in the CBS series “A Person of Interest,” and is proud to report that he filmed Dead tv which he worked alongside Oscar nominated actor, Eric Roberts. Angel will soon to embark on a supporting role for the TV pilot Organized Crimes. Angel has had the opportunity to be a part of an extraordinary production, Whistle Walk, thanks to Edmonia Hite-Thomas. He is very excited to be part of an excellent cast that will bring the next popular Zombie film, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s graveyard.
Joe Raffa made his feature film debut when he wrote, directed and starred in “You’ll Know My Name” for which he won Best Actor at the First Glance Film Festival in 2011. Since then, Joe has appeared in several projects including Six Degrees of Hell, Dead.tv and Hallow’s Eve. Zombie Killers will be his third collaboration with writer/director Bruce H. Smith.
Mandell is a well known figure in Philly’s acting community. Another alumni of Joe Raffa’s You’ll Know My Name, Mandell transitioned from film villain to horror icon in 6 Degrees of Hell. Mandell serves with the US Environmental Protection Agency and came aboard Dead.tv as Matty, a character who hails from a military background.
Having a thriving stage career on the Philly theatrical circuit, Davy also starred in Joe Raffa’s You’ll Know My Name and 6 Degrees of Hell. Raphaely has appeared alongside renowned Philly actors as Brian Anthony Wilson and Jill Whelan. His natural affability and attention to detail make him a standout in his ability to render realistic characters. He recently starred as Vinny in “Dead.tv”.