Cast Bios

John Nielsen

“Brian Hinkle” – JOHN NIELSEN

A Brooklyn native, Mr. Nielsen has appeared in over twenty films. He was most recently seen in Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter, as well as, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Case 219, Flags Of Our Fathers and End Of Days. Numerous TV guest spots include Criminal Minds and Ghost Whisperer, as well as recurring roles on NYPD Blue and Kings. He was a series regular on Nickelodeon’s acclaimed The Secret World Of Alex Mack.

Mr. Nielsen has also performed on stage throughout Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. He was last seen onstage in Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA’s Mlle. God by Nicholas Kazan. Other LA theatre includes The Idea Man, also with EST-LA, Christmas In Chechnya at Company Of Angels, Lapin and Lapinova at The Greenway Court Theatre, and The Lisbon Traviata at West Coast Ensemble, for which he received a Garland Award.

 

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Jacques Colimon

“Ethan Hinkle” – JACQUES COLIMON

Jacques Colimon’s appearance speaks to his Haitian roots but he is a Californian, born and raised. He grew up surrounded by a large loving family of very distinctly different backgrounds–his father, mother, stepmother, grandmother, brother, uncles, aunts–all influenced and shaped the young man he is today.  Fluent in French he is equally comfortable in the funky, urban cool of Los Angeles.

Jacques first began developing his talent and passion for acting in high school under the direction of Donna Tucker where he learned much about the craft and business of theatre. Seeking to enhance his film experience, he went on to study acting for the camera at Northwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Karma and the stars aligned when he met David while still in high school and the rest is history! Jacques is currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin studying Theatre and Dance, eagerly awaiting his next film opportunity.

 

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Eric Peter-Kaiser

“Jimmy” – ERIC PETER-KAISER
From Vancouver, Canada Eric began taking acting classes while playing ice hockey to become more comfortable with the press. Rather than continuing with his career in hockey to play pro in Europe Eric opted to change career paths and study Theatre at the University of Potsdam, NY. After a short time at school he became one of over 5,000 hopefuls to audition for the blockbuster Disney film MIRACLE, and after a three-month wait landed one of the lead roles portraying Mark Johnson. Eric then moved to Los Angeles and has continued to act in both films and television. In 2004 MIRACLE won the ESPY award for Best Sports Movie and in 2008 Eric won Best Actor for his performance in the films EVILUTION and BASEMENT JACK.

 

Julia Rose

“Ruth Nelson” – JULIA ROSE

A Zambian-born actress who is best known for numerous guest starring roles in major network series such as HOUSE, Navy NCIS, CSI:NY and Star Trek: Enterprise.  She has also appeared alongside Jack Nicholson in Nancy Meyers’, “Something’s Gotta Give”, and won an award in 2009 for Best Acting for her performance in the acclaimed short film, “Fist Full of Love”.

She has taken to stage to portray such great characters as Tennessee Williams’ Blanche in “Streetcar Named Desire” and Victor Hugo’s Marion de Lorme in the play with the same name.  This latter role she performed on stage in Paris in French, a language she speaks fluently.

 

Gwendolyn Oliver

“Cynthia Timberlake” – GWENDOLYN OLIVER

An accomplished actress who has appeared in numerous films and television shows including Desperate Housewives, Prison Break and Veronica Mars. Her roles have ranged from a homeless crack addict to a hot shot homicide detective. She got bit by the acting bug, at 10 years old, when she landed the lead role in a school drama production. Years later, she’s still infected and not looking for a cure.

A triple threat, Gwendolyn’s extensive dance training in ballet and jazz led to an invitation to join a professional dance company in San Francisco. Gwendolyn’s singing talent (mezzo soprano) was evident in the various musical theater productions she starred in, including “Anita” in “West Side Story”.

Gwendolyn has a degree in molecular biology, is a trained classical pianist and plays a candy apple red bass guitar. She also teaches dance to at-risk inner city kids through the nonprofit, City Hearts in Los Angeles.