Name: Marc Singer
Birth date/place: January 29, 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia
Trivia: Has a black belt in kung fu.
Marc Singer has appeared in many television series episodes such as Hawaii Five-O, the sci-fi series V, Dallas, The Twilight Zone, The Hitchhiker, and The Young and the Restless. However, Singer is probably best known for his role as “Dartanus” in the series Beastmaster. He starred as “Frank Alden” in the TV movie The Republic which was released in January, 2010.
Name: Eddie Murphy
Born As: Edward Regan Murphy
Birth date/place: April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, NY
Personal Quote: I keep telling people I’ll make movies until I’m fifty and then I’ll go and do something else. I’m going to be a professional gentleman of leisure
Eddie Murphy began as a stand-up comic and moved on to an acting career. He was a regular on Saturday Night Live creating his characters of a grown-up version of Buckwheat, Mr. Robinson, a take-off of Mr. Rogers and Gumpy which produced one of SNL’s catchphrases, “I’m Gumpy, dammit!”. His first film role was as “Reggie Hammond” in 48 Hrs. followed by Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II and III, Another 48 Hrs., two Nutty Professor films, and Dreamgirls. Murphy has done the voice of “Donkey” in the smash hit animated Shrek films.
Eddie Murphy has received several Golden Globe nominations for his roles in Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II and III, Trading Places and The Nutty Professor. He won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of “James ‘Thunder’ Early in Dreamgirls and an Academy Award nomination for the same role. Watch for him to appear in Shrek Forever After to be released in May of 2010.
Name: Matt Lauria
Shirtless Matt Lauria made guest appearances on 30 Rock and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He played “Roy Merritt” on the short-lived series Lipstick Jungle. Lauria is currently playing the role of “Luke Cafferty” on Friday Night Lights.
Name: Beau Mirchoff
Born As: William Beau Mirchoff
Birth date/place: January 13, 1989 in Seattle Washington
Best Known As: “Danny Bolen” on Desperate Housewives
Beau Mirchoff has appeared in Scary Movie 4 and The Grudge 3 and Stranger with My Face. He joined the cast of Desperate Housewives in the role of “Danny Bolen” in 2009.
Name: Matt Long
Born As: Matthew Clayton Long
Birth date/place: May 18, 1980 in Winchester, KY
Matt Long’s film debut was in the independent film The Greatest Adventure of My Life. He also starred in the film Ghost Rider, played the role of “Tyler” in Sydney White, “Nathan” in Reflections, and “Mike Donaldson” In Homecoming. He currently has the lead role of “Dylan Hewitt” in the new television series The Deep End.
Name: Daniel Cosgrove
Born As: Daniel Thomas Cosgrove
Birth date/place: December 16, 1970 in New Haven, CT
In 1996, Daniel Cosgrove joined the cast of All My Children as “Scott Parker Chandler. He left the show after two seasons and played “Matt Durning” on Beverly Hills 90210. Cosgrove then appeared as “Jon Lemonick” on the short-lived TV drama In Justice. After the show ended he made guest appearances on Dirty Sexy Money. Daniel Cosgrove is currently “Bill Lewis” on the soap opera The Guiding Light.
Name: Benjamin Patterson
Birth Place: Oakland, CA
Benjamin Patterson has appeared on television series episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, Noah’s Arc, CSI: Miami, Brothers & Sisters, and Shark. Patterson’s most recent performance was as “Jayson” in the comedy film Friends & Lovers: The Ski Trip 2.
Name: Jon Seda
Birth date/place: October 14, 1970 in New York City
Shirtless Jon Seda was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Male Lead in the film I Like It Like That and as Best Actor in The Sun Chaser opposite Woody Harrelson. He played “Chris Peres in Selena starring Jennifer Lopez. Seda has also appeared in many television productions such as Oz, Third Watch, Law & Order, House and CSI: Miami. He will play “Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone” in the HBO mini-series The Pacific, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. It is scheduled to premiere on March 14, 2010.
Name: Daniel MacPherson
Born As: Daniel Donald MacPherson
Birth date/place: April 25, 1980 in Sydney, Australia
Daniel MacPherson began his acting career with a small part in the film Rain. He then landed the role of “Joel Samuels” on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. He also played “Cameron Tait” on the British police drama The Bill and “Simon Joyner” in City Homicide.
Name: Alec Musser
Birth date/place: April 11, 1973 in New York City
Alec Musser appeared in the role of “Del Henry” on All My Children from 2005-2007. He is also a male model whose credits include: Gianfrance Ferre, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Speedo and Target.
Name: Kellan Lutz
Born As: Kellan Christopher Lutz
Birth date/place: March 15, 1085 in Dickinson, ND
Personal Quote: “I love life way too much and find fun in almost anything. I’m a chameleon.”
Before landing the role of “Emmet Cullen” in the extremely successful Twilight film series, Kellan Lutz appeared in several television series such as Six Feet Under, The Comeback, Heroes, Generation Kill, and 90210. He will portray “Dean” in a re-make of the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street to be released in April, 2010.
Name: Collins Pennie
Born As: Collins Curtis Pennie
Birth date/place: June 20, 1984 in Brooklyn, NY
Trivia: Collins Pennie spent half of his childhood as a foster child and moved out on his town when he was 15.
Collins Pennie landed his first role as “Sean” on A The World Turns. He then guest starred on television shows such as Law & Order, Without A Trace, Shark, and CSI: Miami. He also appeared in the horror film Prom Night, the comedy Fired Up! and the updated version of the 1980 musical Fame.
Name: Ioan Gruffudd
Birth date/place: October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales
Trivia: His name is pronounced Yo-wahn Griffith
Ioan Gruffudd may be best known as “Midshipman Horation Hornblower in the Emmy Award winning made for TV films based on the Hornblower novels by C. S. Forester. More recently, Gruffudd has portrayed “Lancelot” in King Arthur, “Mister Fantastic” in Fantastic Four, “William Wilberforce in the film Amazing Grace and “Tony Blair” in W.
Name: Trent Ford
Birth date/place: January 16, 1979 in Akron, OH
Trivia: Every time Trent goes to a new place he buys a bead and adds it to his necklace
Trent Ford’s film debut was as “James” in the film Deeply starring Kirsten Dunst. He followed that with a small role in Gosford Park with Oscar nominated star Maggie Smith and the recurring role of “Jean Paul” on The West Wing. More recently Ford played “Orlando” in Possessions.
Name: Jon Foster
Birth date/place: August 3, 1984 in Fairfield, IA
Trivia: Is the younger brother of actor Ben Foster
Jon Foster’s first television appearance was in the pilot of Get Real. He made recurring appearances on TV comedy series Danny, the drama Life As We Know It, and another comedy series Windfall. He is currently with the cast of Accidentally on Purpose in the role of “Zack”. Jon Foster will appear in the film Brotherhood as “Frank”.