From bringing iconic characters to life to producing feature ﬁlms, Tyler Mane has proven time and time again that he is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. This year, Mane will star in the highly anticipated Netﬂix original series JUPITER’S LEGACY.
A native of Saskatoon, Canada, Tyler brieﬂy played semi-pro football, before his childhood dream of becoming a professional wrestler began. From 1986-1999, Mane wrestled professionally, all over the world, for the WCW and the UWF, as “Big Sky,” with his tag team partner, Kevin Nash, as the evil Nitron. Mane hung up his wrestling boots in 1999, and fully immersed himself in acting when he realized that was his dream.
His acting debut began in 2000, when he starred as Sabretooth in Marvel Studio’s X-MEN. Additional ﬁlm credits include PLAYING WITH FIRE, TROY, JOE DIRT, THE SCORPION KING, Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN, where he starred as Michael Myers, and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, to name a few. On the television front, his credits include HBO and Hallmark’s mini-series HERCULES, HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER, MONK, SON OF THE BEACH, PARTY OF FIVE, THE LIBRARIANS, and MY BOYS!
When Mane isn’t acting, you can ﬁnd him running his production company, Mane Entertainment. Mane’s company has produced two feature ﬁlms: COMPOUND FRACTURE and PENANCE LANE. They are also in the early stages of developing a graphic novel which will be slated to debut later this year.
In 1960, a young 7-year-old named Patrick Lilley went on an Amos Carr photo shoot with his little sister. She was the subject but it was "Butch's" head shot that would wind up in the Hollywood Blvd. window! Utilizing his nickname and real first name, his agent Mary Grady and his mom Patti created the stage name, Butch Patrick, which he still uses 50 plus years later. Butch started out, quick, with landing his first three auditions. First was a very cool B movie, starring Eddie Albert and Jane Wyatt, called The Two Little Bears (1961). Also starring Soupy Sales and a 15-year-old Brenda Lee! A series came next in the form of GH. That's right, General Hospital (1963)'s first year had Butch mixing with John Beradino. To round out the group, a Kellogg's award-winning Corn Flakes commercial. Butch continually worked in the early 60s on the most popular TV programs of the time: Mister Ed (1961), My Favorite Martian (1963), The Untouchables (1959), The Detectives (1959), Ben Casey (1961), Rawhide (1959), Gunsmoke (1955), Bonanza (1959) and many, many more. A second series came his way with the reboot of the classic The Real McCoys (1957). Working with Oscar winner Walter Brennan and Richard Crenna was a huge treat for Butch. All this time, he was working in over 20 commercials and a dozen movies. Starring the likes of Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Jo Van Fleet, Sal Mineo, Don Murray, Edward G. Robinson, to name a few. Now, we enter to 1964. The Beatles are all the rage and Butch gets a call to fly from Illinois and go to CBS Studio Center for a screen test. Very hush hush as they have a part in mind for him. It will become a life-changing day for sure!! His screen test is with the famous movie star Yvonne De Carlo and his character is "Edward Wolfgang Munster". From that day on, Butch would always be known, worldwide, as the iconic TV character, "Eddie Munster". The third series for Butch was the charm for sure. The Munsters (1964) are still one of the most popular series in history.
Addy Miller started her career as a child model at the age of four, acting later followed, but she didn't get her first big break until the age eight when she won the role of Young Lily (Dakota Fanning) in "The Secret Life of Bees". After setting foot on that set, she knew this was what she was meant to do with her life. Addy's most recognized work is on AMC's original series "The Walking Dead," cast as the Little Girl/Teddy Bear Walker in the pivotal opening scene that set the tone for the entire show. Fans of the show have raved her scene as "Best Kill", "Shock of the Week", "Zombie of the Week", and declared Addy as an "Instant Horror Legend".
Addy's most memorable on-set moments on "The Walking Dead" were receiving personal direction from the great Frank Darabont, working closely with award-winning make-up artist Greg Nicotero, talking with producer Gale Anne Hurd, and hanging with actors Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies. Addy is so proud of having opted to do her own stunts and doing them well. Mr. Darabont was delighted with the result! Her character was later named "Summer" in The Walking Dead Social Game on Facebook, which also served as her character's back story.
Courtney Gains first achieved success during the 1980s with a variety of roles in films such Children of the Corn (1984), Back to the Future (1985), Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Colors (1988), The 'Burbs (1989), and Memphis Belle (1990). His most recent credits include Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness (2009) (which he also produced), Faster (2010), L.A.Noir (video game) , Field of Lost Shoes, and Fun House Massacre.
In addition to his film work, Gains has guest-starred on several notable television shows including Seinfeld (1989), Monk (2002), In the Heat of the Night (1988), Tales from the Crypt (1989), ER (1994), JAG (1995), Nash Bridges (1996), Charmed (1998), Alias (2001), The Guardian (2001) (recurring role), _"My Name Is Earl" (2005)_, Bones, The Middle, and the miniseries Texas Rising.
Gains has also worked as and acting coach and a musician. He once performed live on stage with Phish and has a solo album. He released an EP with his band Ripple Street in 2013 and a Full LP is coming out in 2016.
With over 100 credits to his name in a wide variety of roles, Gains celebrates 30 + years in the film and television business.
Jamie Katonic is a Celtic/Dutch lineage actress, comic book writer and model born in Savannah, Georgia. She started her career in entertainment in NYC where she blossomed in fashion and alt modeling as well as stage performance. She has been published internationally in various magazines, books and music videos, and got her first major magazine cover in 2013 for Rock N Roll Industries Magazine, where she appeared as her comic character "Miss Katonic" alongside the lead singer of the legendary rock band GWAR. Her first role as an actress came in 2013, as the lead female character named Khadijah in the feature motion picture entitled "2035: Forbidden Dimensions".