The Cast & Crew!


THE CAST

HAYDEN BLACK – Quillam & Writer/Director/Creator HaydenGNB3

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Hayden created & starred in Goodnight Burbank, the award-winning, first-ever half-hour comedy ever made for the web back in 2011. It also became the first (and so far only) half-hour comedy to go from the web to TV when Mark Cuban picked it up for his cable network HDNet the day it debuted on Hulu. Hayden’s written/produced other stuff too (Abigail’s Teen Diary, The Occulterers); is a featured regular in BBC America’s The Brit List; and contributed a piece (alongside the likes of Neil Gaiman) to the book “Behind The Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Dr. Who” that was named to Amazon UK’s Top 10 List of 2013. He writes lots of jokes on his twitter, he adores 80’s music & Dr. Who, and loves sushi and Vimto, although not necessarily together. You can wiki the bastard here.

 

JULIE REI GOLDSTEIN  – Shona Sommers

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Julie Rei Goldstein has been performing in a multitude of mediums over the last decade. She has done VO in several animated series including “Paradise Kiss”, “Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha” and “Tweeny Witches” as well as playing multiple roles in the award-winning claymation short “Ketchup.” Gamers may recognize her work in video games like “Magna Carta 2”, “Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom”, and more recently as the brash Mute in “Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell Of Ar Ciel.” In front of the camera she’s been seen on TV in shows like “Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories” and Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger.” Over the years she has been part of the Los Angeles theater scene, performing in various productions at the Next Stage and Tres Stage Theaters. As a staunch Trans Feminist, she has written for TIME as well as contributed on pieces for Salon. You can follow her on Twitter or visit her website.

KEVYN RICHMOND – Cameron Atwood 

 

Kevyn Richmond

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Born in Phoenix Arizona, Kevyn Richmond made his first television appearances in national commercials.  In 2013 he became an international songwriter helping pen the hit song “Miss You” by K-Pop sensations Tiny-G. Kevyn has appeared in independent features, award winning shorts and been featured in national radio ads. Gen Zed is Kevyn’s first animated voice role and he’s stoked to be a part of such a groundbreaking project. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

JOHN M. KEATING – Huey Ware

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 John M. Keating is an actor and comedian from Boston, MA. As a comic, he has shared stages with such diverse acts as Dave Chappelle‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and music stars Barenaked Ladies. John has studied acting with Dee Wallace in her Los Angeles Master Class and is best known for roles on The MiddleAnger Management and Criminal Minds. Twitter.

EMILY C. CHANG – Betsy Chen

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Emily is an Emmy Award-winning performer & writer who was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in New Jersey. She most recently recurred as Ivy on the CW’s Vampire Diaries, as well as other guest starring roles on Community, How I Met Your Mother, BonesIntelligence, Days of Our Lives, NCISThe Young & The Restless90210, and Brothers and Sisters, and the recent remake of the classic sci-fi movie, Total Recall. Emily has starred in dozens of TV commercials and indie films, including the Ruffles Ultimate commercial, where she is perhaps best known as the “Ba-zing!” girl (landing her a spot on Complex Magazine’s Top 10 Hottest Women in Commercials). She’s also done extensive television hosting for talk shows and travel shows, including On the Frontlines: Doing Business in China, co-hosted by The Atlantic‘s James Fallows, garnering them 2 NY Emmy nominations and 1 win. As a writer/director and producer, she co-wrote and directed the award-winning comedic shorts, Mouthbreather and The Humberville Poetry Slam.  TwitterInstagram

 JANE WIEDLIN – Taylor Adams

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Jane is a founding member of the legendary all-female American rock band The Go-Go’s and the creator (book, lyrics, music) of the new science fiction musical LADY ROBOTIKA: THE SPACE OPERA. The Go-Go’s achieved enormous success in the 1980’s, selling out Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl (three times) and appearing twice on the cover of Rolling Stone. They have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and were Grammy-nominated. The band were the first ever all-girl group to write their own songs, play their own instruments, and be successful. Jane has released six solo albums. Rolling Stone magazine called her last solo album “Kissproof World”, a “solo tour de force by an entrepreneur, an actress and rock goddess”. Besides being a songwriter, guitarist and singer, she is also a playwright, an atheist minister, a comic book author, an actor, and animal rights activist. Follow her on her websiteTwitter and Facebook.

MARCELO TUBERT – Miguel Jiminez

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Marcelo Tubert is proud of being a working actor in all media, TV, Film, Voice Over, Commercials, and Theater,for over 30 years. He voice over credits are vast and cover the whole spectrum of voice over work, Video Games, Books on tape, animated series, animated features, and TV. Some of his favorites include, Bio Shock (1 and 2), King of the Hill, Pinky and the Brain, Toys in the Attic (Laurent), Hellsing UltimateBatman Beyond, Batman: The Animated Series, Handy Manny, Spiro the Dragon, and  male voice in the CD rom learning series, Jump Start Spanish…On camera Film and TV credits include, GI Joe, Retaliation, Alex Cross, Tremors 2, Leprechaun 3, NCIS, New Girls, CSI: Miami, West Wing…For Demo reels and such, http://marcelotubert.com/
HAL SPARKS – Kevin

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Hal Sparks  is known for his contributions to VH1, hosting E!‘s Talk Soup, and the role of Michael Novotny on the American television series Queer as Folk and as Donald Davenport in Lab Rats. Follow him on Twitter!
RICHARD SCHIFF – Father O’Brien/Various

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Richard played Toby Ziegler on The West Wing, a role for which he received an Emmy Award. He can also be seen in (deep breath): Manhattan, Wet Hot American Summer, House of Lies, Man of Steel, Entourage, The Gambler, Malcolm X, The Bodyguard, Tank Girl, Speed, and we’ll stop here because we could be listing stuff for days! Follow him on Twitter.
TRACE LYSETTE – Natalie

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Trace Lysette has guest-starred on the Golden Globe winning series ‘Transparent’ and has a recurring guest spot on ‘Blunt Talk’ opposite Sir Patrick Stewart due out this summer on Starz. Follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

CASEY MONGILLO – Nikki

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Casey Mongillo has been lending her voice to dozens of video games and cartoons over the last decade. She has worked on such major productions like “Red Dead Redemption” and “Undead Nightmare” from Rockstar Games, “Star Trek Online” by Atari, and “Heroes of Newerth” by S2 Games, to name a few. She recently come out as transgender, after having lived “stealth” for two years. You can follow her public transgender related VLOGs here. Additionally, you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
STEPHANIE BENTLEY – Shona’s Mom/Various
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Stephanie Bentley is a UCB trained comedian & singer from the San Fernando Valley and carries her ‘Valley Girl’ card with pride. After receiving a BA in theater from UC Irvine she spent time in NYC doing off-broadway theater, musical theater and independent film. She has appeared on TV shows including ‘Raising Hope’ and ‘Days of Our Lives’ and is a series regular spoofing Bella Swan from the Twilight Series in a webseries called ‘The BAMF Girls Club’. She performs regularly around LA with improv teams That’s What She Said, Meaningful Tough, and Made Up Musical and hosts shows Ladies Night and Coconut Club at The Clubhouse Theater in Hollywood.  In addition to performing live, Stephanie is also an accomplished audiobook narrator with almost 30 books available for sale. 

MATTHEW DEL NEGRO – Jeremy

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Matthew Del Negro has built a solid career with varied roles in features, television and theater.  His hot start to 2015 is simply a continuation of a busy 2014 where he had significant arcs on several hit shows, including ABC’s “Scandal” (as Michael Ambruso); “Mistresses”; MTV’s “Teen Wolf; and CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”. Matt also stars in the MGM action comedy feature Hot Pursuit alongside Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara – and he’s also played pivotal roles in “The Sopranos”, “The West Wing”, “The United States of Tara” and “Beautiful People.” Twitter him here.

LIDIA PORTO – Cameron’s Mom

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Lidia Porto is a Los Angeles based actress & voice-over talent. Born in Colombia and raised in Texas, she has been working in both Spanish and English since 1990. She is a recurring voice on a number of anime projects such as Hello Kitty, Saint Seiya, Kaleido Star and Kino’s Journey. She has recorded hundreds of radio & TV commercials and was, for many years, the Spanish voice of Macy’s. Fans of “Scary Movie 5” will recognize her as Maria the overly religious nanny; and her TV credits range from Disney’s “I Didn’t Do It” to the much anticipated 2nd season of “True Detective.” It’s all right here on IMDB! Lidia is represented by Aqua Talent and DPN Talent in Los Angeles, and PB Talent in Houston, TX. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 THE CREW2.0.1

PAUL D. CALDER – Editor

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Paul D. Calder is known for editing every single episode and movie of Matt Groening’s Futurama. Before bringing his 5 time Annie & MPSE nominated abilities to Gen Zed, he fine-tuned his skills on such classics as Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, Ralph Bakshi’s Spicy City and Steve Oedekerk’s Barnyard Movie.

ALEX BRADLEY – Designer & Animator

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Alex Bradley is a writer, illustrator, animator, VFX artist, movie fan, child of the 80s, and a former historical re-enactor. These interests combine in his vintage-styled animated shorts, Indiana-Jones-style animated maps for the Animal Planet show 100 Miles From Nowhere, and his Lovecraftian webcomic Miskatonic U – to name a few of the kajillion things he seems to be working on at any given moment.  Twitter!

Natalie Sharp – Colorist

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Natalie Sharp is a writer, painter, cartoonist, and video artist. She also ran a youth oriented trans support group in Kansas City for over four years. Recently, she expatriated to Newcastle upon Tyne with her wife and three cats. She has a passion for Doctor Who, Dune, Discworld, and David Lynch movies. Aside from this incontrovertible evidence that she loves the D, she’s also sporting a chic heroine addiction in the form of Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, and She-Hulk. She is currently writing a Doctor Who novel starring the Eighth Doctor. You can find her on tumblr here.