Carol Roscoe (Dana McSpadden)
Carol Roscoe is a Seattle resident, where she works full-time as an actor and director. In addition to commercials, corporate video and voice-overs, her work has been seen at the Intiman, Book-It Repertory, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle Repertory, ACT, 14/48 and the Seattle Children’s Theater, and as a director at Seattle Public Theater, Arts West, Seatttle Children’s Theater and Theater Schmeater among others. She has appeared on stages in Chicago, DC, NYC, Phoenix and Tucson. The Dark Horse is her second feature film. Carol debuted in Gamers:Dorkness Rising which will be released this fall. Training: M.F.A. from the Academy for Classical Acting at the Shakespeare Theatre at George Washington University.
Kathryn Mesney (Gwen McSpadden)
Kathryn Mesney has worked in film, television and theatre for thirty five years. Originally from New York, she and has lived on the west coast since 1976.
In addition to her work as an actor, Kathryn is also a core faculty member in the Professional Actor Training Program at Cornish College of the Arts, where she has taught since 1978. She recently completed her training in Somatic Experiencing, through The Foundation for Human Enrichment.
Séan G. Griffin (Fiach McSpadden)
In a career spanning 40 years and over 140 theatrical productions, Sean has been seen on Broadway 6 times and in most major regional theaters across the country as well as national and international tours. Locally he has been seen at The 5th Avenue Theatre, The Seattle Rep, Initman, ACT, The Empty Space and Seattle Children’s Theater.
Films: The Book of Stars, A Different Kind of Winning, The Secret Files of J. Edgar Hoover, Sleep Tight, and November.
He has appeared on television in such shows as: Ally McBeal, ER, Malcom in the Middle, Girlfriends, Northern Exposure and Murder She Wrote.
Sean now makes his home in Seattle with his wife Bernie who is the Director of Theater Advancement for The 5th Avenue Theatre and they both enjoy spending time with Ava and Jack – Sean’s grandchildren. When Sean isn’t acting, he spends his free time painting and reading good books.
Eleanor Moseley (Cathy McSpadden)
Eleanor Moseley is a Seattle native and long-time member of SAG, AFTRA, and Equity. Re-entering the pursuit of acting work after years off to raise children, recent theater roles include leads in Steeplechase Productions’ French-language Nous Etions Assis and L’Atélier. Prior film work includes a short film, Eye for an Eye, directed by Cornelia Moore, Someone to Watch Over Me, Ryan’s Hope, The Secret of My Success, and commercials and industrial film. At StageArts Theater, she produced and starred in The Only Game in Town, its first New York revival since the original Broadway production. Other favorite roles include Susy Hendrix in Wait Until Dark, Allison the beauty queen wanna-be in Just Like Sisters, Celimene in The Misanthrope, and Rosalind in As You Like It. She trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse and HB Studios in New York, ACT in San Francisco, and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Princeton University. Acting studies have continued in Seattle with John Jacobson and Arne Zaslove. Dance training includes Spectrum and Velocity Dance; Alvin Ailey, Steps, and Luigi in New York; and the Centre de Danse du Marais inParis. Married with three children, Eleanor is a fund-raiser for a variety of non- profit organizations related to arts and education.
Terry Edward Moore (Bran McSpadden)
Terry Edward Moore has appeared in films as diverse as Expiration Date and Punchline. In Seattle area theaters: he has played Scrooge three times (and Marley once) in A Christmas Carol at ACT, where also appeared in Miss Witherspoon (as all the men), and in Arcadia. He has appeared in Art and Pygmalion at Seattle Repertory Theater, at the 5th Avenue Theater in 1776, at Intiman in Peter Pan, at Book- It Repertory Theater in Waxwings, Howards End, and Cry, the Beloved Country, as the Major General in Pirates of Penzance at the Village Theater, Alan Turing in Breaking the Code at Alice B. Theater, as Dr. Stockman in An Enemy of the People, Rev. Morrell in Candida, Lord Peter Wimsey in Busman’s Honeymoon, and the title role in JB at Taproot Theater, as well as work for Steeplechase Productions, the Bathhouse Theater, Portland Repertory Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater, Center Stage, and Seattle Shakespeare Festival. The Seattle Times labeled his performances in An Enemy of the People, Howards End and as Billy in Billy Bishop Goes to War at the Bathhouse as stellar performances in their respective years. He has also performed and/or directed at theaters in New York, Minneapolis, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Arizona, and Indiana.
Haynes Brooke (Finn McSpadden)
As an actor, in addition to extensive regional theater work, Haynes Brooke’s screen credits range from feature films such as Contact and Fried Green Tomatoes to roles in MOWs, sit-coms, episodic, daytime drama, industrial films, and commercials. He has worked in Iceland, Prague, Germany, and all over the U.S., with such people as Jodie Foster, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Allen, Mathew McConaughy and Robert Zemeckis. Recent film and television appearances include Nip/Tuck, Medium, American Zion, The Lutefisk Wars, and E-Ring. He is one of the leads in the new web series High Speed Dating, written and directed by Terry Rossio, writer of Shrek and Pirates of the Caribbean. At the moment Haynes is best known to many as The Sun in the ongoing national commercial campaign for Jimmy Dean.
Haynes graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, where he studied writing under playwrights Frank Manley and OyamO and performed in Emory’s professional Equity Theatre. He spent a semester abroad in Japan, and was an inaugural recipient of Emory’s full Woodruff Scholarship and a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. Haynes completed a two-year Professional Actor Training Program at the Alliance Theater and since has worked continually as an actor, director, playwright, and songwriter. In Atlanta, Haynes spent two seasons as an Equity company member of the Academy Theater, where favorite roles included Rev. Hale in The Crucible and Mike in Sam Shephard’s A Lie of the Mind. He was also Resident Director of the Academy’s new play program. His play White Man Blues was produced as part of the Atlanta New Play Project, and he co-wrote, with Clark Taylor, Texcalibur. In Seattle, Haynes’s first solo show, Maxley on the Bluff, was produced as part of the New City Playwright’s Festival, where it won Best of the Fest.
In the Los Angeles theatre scene Haynes continues to appear in leading roles in world premiere plays where, in a remarkable coincidence, he is also the playwright. His most recent play, The Compound Dog, premiered at L.A.’s Eclectic Company Theatre – the follow-up to his musical Chicken City which played to sold- out houses at Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang Theatre during the Edge of the World Theatre Festival. The Gang also produced his play Progressive Chain Bowling, which extended amid critical raves. Other recently produced plays include Godfather Death, nominated for both an LA Weekly award and a Garland Award as Best Adaptation, and his acclaimed solo show Art Explained. His recent short film, LUI 400, screened at Sundance in 2007.
Mark Dias (Martin)
Mark Dias moved to Seattle from Hawaii, where he worked for Hawaii theater for youth, Manoa Valley theater, and was Artistic Director for the Offstage Actors group, where he directed Burn This, Bodies, Rest, and Motion and Jeffrey. He also had a recurring role in the Very short lived TV show, One West Wakkiki. Appearing as Rookie Cop, Vincent Allegro! After working in L.A. and New York, Mark moved here to play Tony in Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, and now has been in Seattle off and on for the last ten years, working locally in both film and Theater, for The Seattle Shakespeare Fest., The Empty Space, The Group, and the Village Theater. Along with ‘The Dark Horse’ he appears in the Rufus Sam Williams thriller ‘Butterfly Dreaming’ with Andrew Bowen and Missy Crider.
Tallis Moore (Rees McSpadden)
Tallis Moore’s film credits include the featured role of Drazuul in the upcoming The Gamers: Dorkness Rising for Dead Gentlemen Productions, Expiration Date, and an industrial for Microsoft. Seattle theater credits include four years in ACT’s A Christmas Carol, as Young Scrooge and various Cratchits. He has also appeared in An Enemy of the People at Taproot Theater, Peter Pan and Cry, the Beloved Country at Book-it, and Love’s Labor’s Lost at Wooden O. He has also performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. At the Bush School he recently played Macbeth.
Corina Boettger (Catrina McSpadden)
Corina has been acting and singing for 10 years, performing in over 20 stage performances. Held leading roles such as Annie and Oliver. She sang in a talent contest and was over all winner of all catagories. Corina has also done voice over work and 2 industrial videos. She is receiving ongoing excellent training in Seattle and Los Angeles. Her most recent work includes The Pillow Man at The ACT Theatre, a role in the feature film Akeelah and the Bee, a principal role in the feature film The Dark Horse, and the lead role in a Chapman University film. Has just been accepted into the improv school Groundlings in LA!
Jeremy Weizenbaum (Dylan McSpadden)
Jeremy began working in film in 2006 with two professional shorts, and The Dark Horse is his first feature-length film. In 2007 he flew with the King’s Players as John Darling in Peter Pan. For ACT’s 2007 season he returned for his third production of A Christmas Carol, most recently playing Young Scrooge and Peter Cratchit. His first professional stage role was in February 2005 as Young Morten Stockman in An Enemy of the People at Taproot Theatre. He fills his summers with musical theatre at Taproot Acting Studio and Seattle Children’s Theatre, performing in many plays, including Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Seussical, Jane Eyre, and Les Miserables. Jeremy is an eighth grader at TOPS School in Seattle.