Name: Nashawn Kearse
Born As: Nashawn Kearse
Birth date/Place: October 2, 1972 in Brooklyn, NY
Claim to Fame: As “Caleb Applewhite” on Desperate Housewives
Bio: Kennedy Page, the actor who originally played the part of “Caleb Applewhite” in Desperate Housewives was let go in 2005. Nashawn Kearse replaced him in the role for 13 episodes in 2005-2006. He had appeared in several TV series such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Taxi, Entourage and The Shield, prior to Desperate Housewives. Nashawn Kearse plays the part of “Manchild” in the 2009 movie titled You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Kills You.
Name: Steve Sandvoss
Born As: Stephen James Sandvoss
Birth date/place: June 23, 1980 in New York City
Trivia: Graduated cum laude from Harvard
Three weeks after Steve Sandvoss moved to California he was cast in the starring role of “Elder Aaron Davis” in the film Latter Days. He has made appearances on many TV series episodes including Cold Case, Nip/Tuck, Grey’s Anatomy and Lie to Me. His latest film, released in August, 2009, is Will Sits Alone. Watch for Steve Sandvoss in the film Exquisite Corpse.
Name: Danny Pino
Born As: Daniel Pino
Birth date/place: April 15, 1974 in Miami, FL
Trivia: Played Desi Arnaz in a TV special on the life of Lucille Ball
Danny Pino appeared on the short lived TV comedy Men, Women & Dogs in 2001. He played the role of “Armandillo Quinn on The Shield. Pino also played Desi Arnaz on the TV special Lucy and the 2005 holiday film The Lost City. Look for Danny Pino as “Scotty Valens’ on the series Cold Case.
Scott Wolf appeared as various characters in the TV sitcom Saved by the Bell in the 1990-1991 season. He is probably best known for his role as “Bailey Salinger” on Party of Five from 1994-2000. Wolf followed this with two seasons of Everwood as “Dr. Jake Hardman” and as “Jeremy Kates” on The Nine. He is currently appearing as “Chad Decker” on the new series V.
Name: Sendhil Ramamurthy
Born As: Sendhil Amithab Ramamurthy
Birth date/place: May 17, 1974 in Chicago, IL
Best Known As: “Mohinder Suresh” on Heroes
Shirtless Sendhil Ramamurthy has appeared in numerous television series episodes such as, The Guiding Light, The Evidence, and Psych. He currently plays the character of “Mohinder Suresh” on the TV sci-fi/ drama Heroes.
Name: Tyson Beckford
Born As: Tyson Craig Beckford
Birthdate/ place: December 19, 1970 in Bronx, NY
Claim to Fame: Top male supermodel for Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren in 1990
In 1995, handsome Tyson Beckford was named “Man of the Year” by VH1 and one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine. He has made appearances in film and television shows and is currently hosting Make Me A Supermodel, a Bravo reality series.
In addition to his acting and modeling careers, Beckford co-produced the film Hotel California and is working on producing a new exercise video.
Name: Michael Pitt
Born As: Michael Carmen Pitt
Birth date/place: April 10, 1981 in West Orange, NJ
Trivia: Had several frontal nude scenes in the film The Dreamers
Michael Pitt has appeared in several films including Finding Forester as “John Coleridge”, Murder by Numbers as “Justin Pendleton”, The Dreamers as “Matthew” Last Days as “Blake”, Delirious as “Toby Grace” and Funny Games as “Paul”. Watch for Michael Pitt as “Lt. William Calley” in the film Pinkville.
Name: Aaron Carter
Born As: Aaron Charles Carter
Birth date/place: December 7, 1987 in Tampa, FL
Trivia: Younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys
Aaron Carter began his music career when he was 7 as lead singer for “Dead End”. He released his first studio album, Aaron Carter, in 1997 when he was ten years old. Carter released more studio albums, Aaron’s Party (2000), Oh Aaron (2001) and Another Earthquake (2002) and three compilation albums Most Requested Hits (2003), Come Get It (2006) and 2 Good 2 B True (2006). Along with working on Broadway, Aaron Carter has appeared in several kid friendly films and television series episodes.
Name: Forbes March
Born As: Forbes William March
Birth date/Place: May 12, 1973 in Bristol, South West England
Best Known As: “Nash Brennan” in One Life to Live
Shirtless Forbes March began a career as a model for Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and Marlboro Clothing. He turned to acting when he landed the role of “Scott Chandler” in All My Children. Following that he appeared in three seasons of the television fantasy/sci-fi series Mutant X. In 2005 he played the role of “Nash Brennan” in three seasons for One Life to Live. March is currently playing “Mason Jarvis” on the TV soap As The world Turns.
Name: Alex Pettyfer
Born As: Alexander Richard Pettyfer
Birth date/place: April 10, 1990 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Alex Pettyfer began as a child model at the age of seven. After ending his modeling career he made his acting debut in the British television film Tom Brown’s Schooldays. He won the role of “Alex Rider” in Stormbreaker, following with “Freddie” in Wild Child and “Bradley” in Tormented. He will appear as “Kyle Kingson” in the film Beastly releasing in 2010.
Name: Mike Erwin
Birth date/place: August 31, 1978 in Dalton, GA
Mike Erwin has appeared in several television series such as One Tree Hill, Everwood, CSI, and Dexter. He is well known as the voice of “Jak” in the Jak and Daxter series and the voice of “Speedy” in Teen Titans. His latest roles have been as “Howard” in Say Hello to Stan Talmadge and Jared in Wreckage.
Name: Ben Patrick Johnson
Birth date/place: June 30, 1969 in Tucson AZ
Ben Patrick Johnson is best known as one of the top voice-over actors in Hollywood. He has been the signature voice for ET for four seasons. He has been the advertising voice for Survivor, CSI: NY, House M.D., Bones, NASCAR, Major League Baseball, NEF Network, Big Ten Network, and others. Johnson is also in high demand to promote movies and do commercials.
Name: Garrett Hedlund
Born As: Garrett John Hedlund
Birth date/place: September 3, 1984 in Roseau, MN
Known For: His deep voice
Garrett Hedlund has had phenomenal success in landing roles in films starring major movie stars. As soon as he graduated high school he moved to LA to pursue an acting career. In one month he played “Patroclus” in the film Troy which starred Brad Pitt. His next break came when he landed the role of “Don Billingsley” in Friday Night Lights starring Billy Bob Thornton. Next came Four Brothers, starring Mark Wahlberg, in which he played “Jack Mercer”.
Name: Sean Faris
Born As: Sean Haroy Faris
Birth date/place: March 25, 1982 in Houston, TX
Personal Quote: “I hope people remember me for the kind of person that I am, not because of what I do”.
Sean Faris has appeared in several films such as Twisted, Pearl Harbor, Yours, Mine and Ours Never Back Down and Ghost Machine. He starred in, and produced, The Glass Eye. Watch for Faris in the film The King of Fighters to be released in 2010.
Name: Takeshi Kaneshiro
Birth date/place: October 11, 1973 in Taipei, Taiwan
Personal Quote: When he was asked how he would like to be remembered when his career comes to an end Kanshiro replied: “Just forget me…No reason. When it ends, it ends.”
Trivia: Time Magazine considers him “the Asian film industry’s Johnny Depp”.
Because Takeshi Kaneshiro is fluent in Mandarin, Japanese, Cantonese, English, and Taiwanese he is able to land parts in the Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japanese film markets.