Wendie Malick has graced our screens with an illustrious film and television career gaining prominence on the small screen as Nina VanHorn in “Just Shoot Me” which earned her 1 Golden Globe and 2 Emmy nominations. Wendie also starred in “Hot in Cleveland” earning a People’s Choice Award and SAG nomination for Best Ensemble as well as “Dream On” earning 4 Cable Ace Awards. Other television credits include, “Frasier,” “Big Day,” “Good Company,” “Rush Hour,” with recurring arcs on “This Is Us,” “The Ranch,” “American Housewife,” "Pitch,” “Darrow and Darrow,” and “NYPD Blue.” Wendie’s television guest appearances include “Seinfeld,” “Grace and Frankie,” “Mom,” “CSI,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “LA Law,” and “The X-Files.” Animated television credits include appearances on “Jimmy Neutron,” SpongeBob SquarePants,” and “Bojack Horseman” which received an Annie nomination. Wendie recently can be seen guest starring on season 5 of Showtime’s hit series, "Billions."
Darryl Hinds is an alum of the world famous Second City where he was a cast member of itsToronto Main Stage writing and performingfive revues for the theatre. Since his days at theSecond City Darryl has worked on TV as a regular on shows like CBC’s Little Mosque on thePrairie, The Ninth (on CBC Gem) Nickelodeon/ YTV’s Max & Shred and was a cast member ofthe legendary TV sketch troupe The Royal Canadian Air Farce (CBC). He is currently starring onCBC/Nick/BYUtv’s Overlord and the Underwoods. Darryl has also had brief writing stints forCBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes and CityTV’s Sunnyside. Darryl continues work as an actorand writer throughout the industry.
MICHAEL A. MIRANDA
Michael is an athirty-five-yearveteran whose career spans across the mediums of Film, Television, Theatre, and Radio. His appearance in CTV’s LIVES of the SAINTS, co-starring with the legendary Sophia Loren, garnered him an ACTRA nomination for Outstanding performance. Most recently, Michael can be seen in Dan Brown’s The LostSymbol, the American action series Most Dangerous Game, and LorenzoCanseco,the Guerilla Legendin Ubisoft’s newly-released Far Cry 6
Phil has starred in Terrific Women (CBC), Bad Blood (Netflix) also starring Kim Coates, and his voice can be heard in commercials, animation, and video games such as Ubisoft's Rainbow Six franchise.Most recently, Phil has appeared in the Emmy Award-winning Odd Squad (PBS), Canada’s newest hit sketch comedy show TallBoyz (CBC), the short film Brief History of the Unicorn, the limited series New Eden (Crave), and as "Tony" in the upcoming feature film Mother of All Shows.
Melissa has been obsessed with musicals and moving pictures ever since she was a little girl watching Judy Garland look wistfully to the sky and sing about rainbows and bluebirds. A maker of both film and theatre, Melissa loves to collaborate with artists to craft stories that inspire, entertain and challenge audiences. Her projects have travelled the world; she’s grateful that sometimes she even got to go with them! In addition to her Canadian Screen Award-winning performance in the digital series, Tactical Girls, Melissa has built a reputation for gripping performances in independent film, including the upcoming features Six Days to Die as well as Six Guns for Hire, which she also co-Directed with Director, Matt Campagna. In 2022, Melissa directed her first feature, Mother of All Shows, and co-stars with the brilliant Wendie Malick. She also co-wrote the screenplay with David James Brock. Later that year she co-directed the feature film Paige Darcy with Matt Campagna. Melissa was awarded the Cayle Chernin Media Arts award for her debut film script, The Female Front, which went on to be shortlisted for the Sundance International Script Lab. She has worked on film and television properties distributed by eOne, Slice, WE Network, TUBI, Amazon Prime and HighballTV.
Tarah is an actor and voice performer based in Toronto and Los Angeles. Some of her favourite work includes starring alongside Henry Winkler and DJ Qualls in the feature comedy "Running Mates", where she won Best Supporting Actress at the Mockfest Film Festival in Los Angeles. Some other favourite credits include the new Netflix mini-series"Painkiller", "Kim's Convenience" (Netflix), the Emmy Award-winning children's series"Odd Squad: Mobile Unit" (PBS, TVO, BBC), the sci-fi hit "Impulse" (NBC Universal/YouTube Originals) and a new sitcom pilot entitled “The Bounce.” She’s an alumna of the Second City Touring Co. in Toronto and has performed at various comedy venues in Los Angeles such as iO West and UprightCitizens Brigade. She also co-wrote, produced, and starred in the Award-Winning web series “So Awkward".
Described by The Globe and Mail as “a right hot blast of funny,” Ann Pornel cut her comedy teeth as a regular cast member on Sunday Night Live, a weekly sketch show in Toronto, and continued creating biting satire at the venerated Second City Toronto Main Stage where she wrote three critically-acclaimed shows. She would move on to join the cast of She The People, which has toured at Just For Laughs in Montreal, Edmonton Fringe, as well as a limited engagement with Mirvish Productions. Ann is a Canadian Comedy Award winner and winner of the 2017 Entertainer of the Year award from My Entertainment World. Ann’s unique perspectives on diversity, body image, and inclusion have garnered her spots at NBC’s Break Out Comedy Festival and JFL 42. Ann has appeared on and written for The Baroness Von Sketch Show, The Beaverton, and This Hour Has22 Minutes. She is currently one of the co-hosts of the iconic Great Canadian Baking Show.
Trevor is a Canadian Comedy Award winning writer and actor. Film and television appearances include 6 Guns 4 Hire, Workin’ Moms, Designated Survivor, Odd Squad, Deal With It, Just For Laughs Gala with John Cleese, Patch Town, Flashpoint, and Warehouse 13.
Stage credits include the Toronto and Just For Laughs casts of Evil Dead, the Musical; Cannibal the Musical, Night of the Living Dead Live; Just For Laughs All Star Gala with John Cleese. He has understudied the Second City Toronto Mainstage and Touring Companies and performed at the Toronto Sketchfest, Los Angeles Comedy Festival and the Chicago Improv Festival.
With his writing partner Christopher Bond, he has written and developed the hit stage shows “Night of the Living Dead Live” (2013 Broadwayworld.com Award Winner for Best Play & Best Ensemble), and “Cannibal, The Musical” (2016 Canadian Comedy Award Nominee for Best Comedy Show.)
He also co-wrote two award winning feature films: “Patch Town” (Best Feature Canadian Filmmakers' Festival) and “A Little Bit Zombie” (Canadian Comedy Award for best screenplay, Best Feature Canadian Filmmakers' Festival).
AND JUAN CHIORAN
Juan was born and raised in Alberti, Argentina. His parents immigrated from Italy after WWII and raised him and his brother in this small town two hours west of Buenos Aires. In 1975, at age 12, he moved with his family to Toronto where they still live. He graduated from the University of Alberta BFA theatre program in 1987. Shortly thereafter, he began performing at the Stratford Festival where he recently completed his 16th season. He spent his past season on stage in the roles of "Lodovico" in Othello and "Mayor" in The Front Page where he garnered rave reviews. He has also performed for the Shaw Festival and several regional theatres across Canada. He has been on Broadway and throughout the US on a national tour of Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Equally at home in musicals and straight plays, he has acted in classical works as well as contemporary, comedy, tragedy, farce, restoration, and opera, as well as film and television. Juan can be seen next in the upcoming crime/western film Six Guns for Hire and the Disney+ series Sneakerella. He is also a busy voice actor in Toronto, lending his voices to many animated series as well as commercials. He is the recipient of several awards including a Dora, Gemini, Jeff (Chicago), Ovation (LA), and Carbonell (Miami). He makes his home in Toronto and Stratford with his wife, actress Jacklyn Francis, and their dog Cadyna.