JERRY MINOR (IMDB)
Jerry Minor spent his formative years in the glamorous, American aquatic wonderland of Flint, Michigan, drinking untold gallons of their delicious tap water. Like Michael Jackson, Jerry was raised in the non-birthday celebrating, non-masturbating religion of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. After he left the church at the age of eighteen, he was disfellowshipped and his family showed their idea of Christian love by refusing to talk to him for the next twenty-eight years.
Trading one masochistic patriarchal cult for another, Jerry was hired as a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live for one season in 2000-2001. Jerry then joined HBO’s Mr. Show in which he co-starred with David Cross and Bob Oedenkirk during its final season. After this, he was a correspondent on The Daily Show and had a recurring role as Officer Carter on Arrested Development. Jerry’s many film roles include Anchorman, Semi-Pro, and I Love You, Man. He has made guest appearances on shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Drunk History, Key & Peele, The Office, Eastbound & Down, Community, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and most recently can be seen on Netflix’s Historical Roast Special where he was roasted by the Roastmaster General Jeff Ross and Rosa Parks while playing the part of Dr. Martin Luther King. He also hosts the Cult Awareness Podcast, which explores the devastating impact that membership in cults has on ex-members, something which he is very good at faking knowledge about.
ERIC B. ANTHONY (IMDB)
A native of Baltimore, MD, Eric began performing professionally at age 14. He made his Broadway debut in The Lion King, and went on to the Broadway casts of Hairspray, and Mary Poppins. Some of his favorite theatre roles to date are Bronco Billy in Bronco Billy: The Musical, CC White in Dreamgirls, Scarecrow in The Wiz, Young Jelly in Jelly’s Last Jam, Seaweed in Hairspray, Donovan in Something Happened, and Asa in Bonded.
Eric grew up performing in Baltimore City at the Arena Players Inc., the oldest African-American Community Theatre in America; and studied musical theater at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, receiving the Spirit of Carver Award upon graduating.
Eric received the Eubie Award from the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center for his achievement in the Arts. He was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts finalist, after being awarded a Level 1 Theatre Award from the YoungArts foundation; also, a Gold Medal recipient in the NAACP ACT-SO competition. Eric is an Ovation, NAACP Theatre, Broadway World, StageSceneLA, and Eddon Award winner!
Since moving to Los Angeles, Eric has performed at the Skylight Theatre, Wallis Annenberg Kirk Douglas Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Pantages Theatre, Long Beach Opera, Los Angeles Theatre Center, and twice at the Hollywood Bowl. His feature film credits include I’ll Be Watching, Coffee House Chronicles, Waiting in the Wings, and Sexina. He can be seen online guest starring on the series’ Monogamy, and Bozos; and is a series regular on A Capella, and the forthcoming dark comedy The Interns.
Eric believes in giving back to his community, and has partnered with programs that allow him to work with inner-city children in LA, and also in his hometown of Baltimore. He teaches acting to underprivileged students, and reads to children for the SAG-AFTRA LA BookPALS program; also, mentors with Engage The Vision.
Eric thanks his family and friends for their unconditional love and support. He gives all glory and honor to GOD for everything in his life. Stay in touch with him on all social media platforms @EricBAnthony. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and the NAACP!
ANDREW ABLESON (Official Website)
(Vikh-Tah, Indiana Citizen/KKK Leader, Brooke Shields, Frank DiLeo, Pat Boone, Outta Site Writer)
Ableson, is a U.S. T.V. regular, and English native. Resume highlights include:
TV: Oscar’s Hotel, Great News, NCIS Los Angeles, The Shield, Kickin’ It, Will & Grace, Joan of Arcadia and Las Vegas
Theatre: West coast award-winning premieres of End Days, Shopping & Fucking, Pulitzer-nominated Orsons’ Shadow, The Threepenny Opera, The Beastly Bombing, This, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, The Big Bang, and Haywire!.
Film: By The Soles Of Our Feet, Dirty Girl, Caffeine, The Gymnast, The Polar Express, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Thor, The Dark World
Voice: ‘Valmont’ in Jackie Chan Adventures, Gnomeo & Juliet, Speed Races, Thor, multiple Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, Get Smart, also numerous games, and commercials.
Commercial: Emmy-award winning spot for NFL Fox, National spots for Apple, Mini, Arby’s, Jack In The Box, Ford, Microsoft, Lexus, and the award-winning Cingular spot with Chewbacca.
Much MUCH more at www.andrewableson.com
(Berry Gordy, Diana Ross, Run-Saa)
Daniel Mills grew up in the Capital City of Washington, DC oftentimes the only black person in his classes, having spent his childhood in schools whiter than the Osmonds. As Daniel witnessed DC change from ‘Chocolate City’ to ‘The DMV’, he decided that it didn’t matter if his hometown was black or white as long as he could beat it out of there. He talked to the man in the mirror and made like a speed demon to sing and act in NYC and NJ while telling his family to just blame it on the boogie.
The boogie came as Daniel studied at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. From there he had the honor of singing with Valery Gergiev, Childish Gambino, and the privilege of twerking for Big Freedia. Daniel went on to produce the inaugural Georgetown U Kickback music festival with headliners The Knocks. Moving off the high of festival production, Daniel went back to the stage to perform in original musicals The Four Horsemen of the Funkpocalypse, Starry, and most recently Invisible directed by Marc Kudisch. You can constantly find him on the interwebz singing for the Thumpers of Twitch’s HyperRPG or in the background of TV shows, doing daring things like laying as a dead soldier at Halle Berry’s feet in Extant and laughing uproariously at Roastmaster General Jeff Ross and Jerry Minor’s performances in Netflix’s Historical Roast Special. But not at Ryan Pigg’s. He knows why.
(Sann-Dhaa, Hazel, Emmanuel Lewis)
Daniele Gaither is an actor who sat in the courtroom for The People of the State of California v Michael Joe Jackson.
She has been seen and heard on MADtv, Mad About You (the reboot), A Black Lady Sketch Show, The Thundermans, Angie Tribeca, 2 Broke Girl$, Bojack Horseman, Mike Tyson Mysteries, The Great North, Family Guy and American Dad.
She performs live improv with The Black Version Show at the Groundlings Theatre and throughout the U.S. and Canada.
PIP LILLY (IMDB)
(Ayl-Aa, Corey Feldman, Peter Pan)
Pip Lilly, a Scorpio from Peoria, IL is an actor and writer. This is not his first MJ send up as he parodied the singer in the Chicago production of The Roof is on Fiddler at Improv Olympic. Other credits include Frank TV, Butch Camp, Daughters of Legend, Barely Famous, and the web series Failing Upwards (which he also co-wrote). Stage credits include The Second City National Touring Company, The View Upstairs (West Coast Premiere), Showboat (National Tour, London), Joe’s Garage (World Premiere) and Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Chicago).
You can hear Pip weekly on his podcast The Shiznit on The Redrock Podcast Network.
JUSTIN ANTHONY LONG
(Donny Osmond, Tito/Marlon)
Justin Anthony Long (Donny Osmond) Just like the real Donny, Justin has worn Joseph’s fancy multicolored coat in four different productions of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, most recently with 3-D Theatricals. Some other credits include Mutt House (Center Theatre Group), The Brat Pack (For the Record), the musical parody of Stephen King’s It (Rockwell), and Martin Scorsese’s Oscar Nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street. Also a writer, some credits include Benjamin Franklin & the Legend of the Vajra (LiveReadLA), the musical web-series City of Dreams (NY Times, USA Today, Playbill), and the musical comedy Welcome to Shoofly (ASCAP/DreamWorks MT Workshop). More at www.JustinAnthonyLong.com
(Swing U/S for Thrihl-Lha (Jerry Minor) and Jermaine Jackson, Pepsi Pyro, Bubbles (Trecey Dory)
Terra Strong is an actor, singer and dancer. She started her career in entertainment at the illustrious School for Creative and Performing Arts high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since she was a pre-teen Terra has worked in professional regional and national theatre. Some of her credits include Timoune in Once of this Island, Lutiebelle in Ossie Davis’ Broadway Musical Purlie, Fats Waller’s Aint Misbehavin’, High School Musical and Hairspray. While pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN Terra started touring with the world-renowned Jimmy Church Showband as a headline singer and dancer for 5 years. New to LA, this year Terra received a nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series, in the 8x Emmy-Nominated web series Conversations in LA. She also starred in the feature film Zoombies 2 as the lead villain (*evil laugh*). Both titles available now on Amazon Prime.
(Jermaine Jackson, Pepsi Pyro, Bubbles, Understudy for Michael Jackson)
Trecey Dory has been a performer in some capacity for almost his entire life, learning how to dance and play piano when he was a child. He became interested in acting at age 12 when he took classes with instructor Jennifer Heath at John Burroughs Middle School. He then joined Amazing Grace Conservatory and studied under Wendy Raquel Robinson and Denise Dowse. Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts is where he studied the bulk of his acting, and was exposed to August Wilson, who would become his favorite playwright. He then participated in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, where he became a Regional Finalist. After he graduated in 2016, Trecey decided to venture into the professional world and landed an ensemble role in Whittier Community Theater’s Beauty and the Beast. He then became a founding member of The Wallis Youth Theater Company, (now called The Wallis Studio Ensemble) where he helps create work to promote social change. His credits with the ensemble include Word of Mouth, Thebes, Disposable, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and S.O.S. His most recent performance may have scared you at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, where he played Frankenstein’s Failed Experiment in the maze “Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman!”
Who owns that incredible voice behind some of the world’s greatest characters? It’s likely it’s Ogie Banks III. As the verbal embodiment of many beloved superheroes and foes, Ogie breathes life into some of the world’s most iconic characters on television, anime, film and video games. With over 25 years of experience, he makes every syllable stand out with a uniqueness and clarity that keeps fans coming back for more.
You can’t hold talent back, as Ogie Banks has proved time and again. He is a natural entertainer–he may be best known as a master of dynamic voice acting but has also proven himself a skilled actor, singer and dancer. Ogie is best known for his roles as Clawd Wolf in Monster High, Luke Cage and Miles Morales in Ultimate Spiderman, and Snaps in Newsies. While his true passion lies in voicing well-known characters he has also enthusiastically taken on projects in many well-known franchises such as Naruto, Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, Red Dead Redemption 2 and more.
Ogie is a huge baseball fan because of Michael Jackson (Go Dodgers), looking out onto the baseball field he noticed everybody had one glove on just like Michael and he was hooked. Ogie is always striving to become an even more accomplished actor, propelled by the incredible roles he secures. Expect to see many more great things from Ogie Banks III the iconic man behind the voice.
(Kathrine Jackson and others)
Suzanne hails from Oakland, California. When not channeling her inner Katherine Jackson, Suzanne Nichols teaches theatre to elementary students. She has studied theatre at ACT, as well as with Constance Tillotson, and has appeared in HAiR; Pope Joan; as The Lady in Red in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf; and as Eartha Kitt in My Name Is Eartha, But You May Call Me Miss Kitt. She was also in an episode of Room 104 on HBO, and is very proud to be a part of Julien Nitzberg’s amazing creation!