Bobby Dogs Cast
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MIKE BOLAND (Bobby Tucker)
 
Shortly after completing principal photography for “Bobby Dogs,” Mike was cast in the Broadway National Tour of
“12 Angry Men,” produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. The show stars Richard Thomas
(John Boy from “The Waltons”) and
George Wendt (Norm from “Cheers”), and
is currently on an eight-month, 19-city tour
of the United States.
 
His journey, however, has taken many turns along the way. Mike is a former schoolboy class clown and wise-aleck who grew up in Fairfield, CT. His early audiences included school principals, deans of discipline and the assembled masses of detention hall. He later took his shenanigans to the barrooms, where his cigarette tricks and death-defying drinking stunts impressed his friends and horrified his family.
 
He finally harnessed his inner showoff and performed the first time for a paying audience in 1994, when Mike, then 30, made his stage debut in a community theater production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” He performed in a dozen or so community theater productions over the next couple of years, some artistically successful, others less so.
 
Through persistence, timing and luck, Mike made his professional stage debut in 1997 at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, playing multiple roles (drunken reveler, dim-witted farmhand) in “She Stoops to Conquer,” directed by Tony Award winning director Doug Hughes. Mike was asked to return to Long Wharf for productions of “Wit” (1997 Connecticut Critics’ Circle Award Best Play), the world premier of “Mystery School” (with Tony and multiple Emmy winner Tyne Daly) and “A Question of Mercy.” The latter two productions were also directed by Mr. Hughes.
 
After a critically acclaimed portrayal of another dim-wit in “Lone Star” at the Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, PA, Mike went on sabbatical from the stage to begin his long, sometimes dangerous research into the role of Bobby Tucker, the good-hearted alcoholic in “Bobby Dogs.” Mike flopped around barrooms and pool halls for years, perfecting the isolation, loneliness and desperation of the barstool dreamer. After finally completing his research in early 2002, he set out to make his way back onto the stage, enrolling in a Master Class with renowned teacher and coach George DiCenzo in New York City.
 
Mike made his film debut in 2003 as an evil auto mechanic in the Columbia University graduate film “A Reasonable Man.“ He was cast in two more short films, that year, followed by a half dozen television commercials, before making his feature film debut in the low-budge indie “Abscond Valley” in 2005.
 
Mike began his collaboration with Tom Reilly in 2004 with a brief but memorable turn as the doughnut-loving Bernie Hix in “The Barbershop League.” That set the wheels in motion for the hot dog-loving Bobby Tucker, and many Sunday night script discussions with Mr. Reilly. Before filming began for “Bobby Dogs,” Mike returned to the stage for an award-winning performance as a heartbroken man in “Vinny’s Vision” at the American Globe Theatre in New York City. In the winter of 2006, he played 12 characters in “The Exonerated” at Theaterworks in Hartford. “The Exonerated” was named Best Ensemble by the Connecticut Critics’ Circle.
 

DAWN MCGEE (Jen Shea)

Credits include:
Theatre:

The Asphalt Kiss (Drama Desk
nominated production)
Chekhov's Rifle, with Austin Pendleton (World premiere)
Making Ends Meet (American Globe Festival `06 - outstanding actress award)
Grace & Glorie (DTF `06)
Left/left\left
(AOTF '06)
Peirrot le Quin (NYFringe `05)
Live Coverage (NYFringe`04)
2004 Curated Series (The Women`s Project)
Two Gingers (Word Of Mouth `03)
The Persecution of Arnold Petch (NY premiere)
The Jubilee (PhillyFringe '03)

Film and TV:

Wasted
Bobby Dogs
Finding Oz: A Journey Home
No Parking
Waitin For Izzy
and as the Long Winded Talker in a national Cingular/AT&T commercial. The New York Times has stated Dawn is a "striking young actor". She is an Oobr Award recipient and currently studies in a Master Class with George DiCenzo.


JOSHUA EADDY (Fernandez Holmes)

This is Joshua's first performance with Brooklawn Productions. He has performed on many different stages throughout Connecticut and in multiple films for the past few years. He aspires to become a professional actor with steady work in the field. He is a graduate of the Theatre Arts program at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT. Some of his stages credits include a professional show, Cyrano de Bergerac (Bridgeport Free Shakespeare), community level shows, Lobby Hero (Eastbound Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Capital Classic Theatre), Dracula, Inherit the Wind, A few good Men (Carriage House Theatre in Norwalk) Hamlet, Murder in Green Meadows (Algonkuin Theatre of New Haven), Lifetimes on the Streets (Obey Theatre in Waterbury) and Spunk, Merry Wives of Windsor (Housatonic Community College).
His film credits includes a principle role in Drive (Ken Koh Productions of NY). And background work in Disappearing Acts (Adelphi Pictures of NY), Seven Miles Alone (Mantra Pictures of NY), She's Got It (Fear No Man Productions), The Crystal Ballroom (Golden Lark Productions).  
He also receives training from the New England Academy of Theatre in North Haven, CT. Joshua would like to thank Tom Reilly and the Brooklawn Production crew for this opportunity to perform a principle role in Bobby Dogs. Everyday on the set was an experience that will be used throughout his acting career.
 

ROSINA FERNHOFF

Obie Award recipient
Off-Broadway Fashion: Gertrude (Obie)
Geranium Hat: Anne-Betty (Obie)
Rendezvousat Senlis: Isabelle

Regional Theatres:
Grace and Glory: Grace
Glass Menagerie: Amanda Wingfield
Come Back Little Sheba: Lola
Our Town: Emily
Hamlet: Ophelia

The Camarie Theatre in Tel Aviv' Israel
In Hebrew, Romeo and Juliet: Juliet
Lady Precious Stream: Princess of the North
Yerma: The Crazy One

Four one woman plays by Av Inlender:
Snow People
Mrs. Davidson's Story
Shadows
Jerusalem Story

BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University
Studied with Lee Strasbourg, Morris Caranovsky, Milton Katselas, and currently George DiCenzo's Master
Acting Class.

Special Thanks to Tom Reilly and my actor friends Mike Boland, Dawn McGee, and Glory Gallo.


CHRIS MANCINI

Chris Mancini, a Fairfield, CT native,
plays Carl Trancini in Bobby Dogs.
Chris has appeared in numerous stage productions, films and television promotions.

Theatre:  
“Bottom of the Ninth”
“Dracula”
“Inherit The World”
“Crimes of the Heart”
“A Few Good Men”;

Film:
“Barber Shop League”
“I Will Avenge You Lago”
“No Good Deed”
“Men In Black”
and public service announcements on
WWE Entertainment and Netherlands TVCO.


CAROLINE WINTERSON

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Caroline came to New York in 1988 to study theatre and
has been here ever since. She has
appeared Off Broadway as the
villainous Mrs. Cregan in the
Colleen Bawn, The Widow Quinn in the Playboy of the Western World and the overworked,underpaid mother in
Down The Flats.
Her forays into the world of Audio Books have
garnered her two Audie Award Nominations.
Her least favorite question is "What do you do"?
-to which her favorite reply is "At what time of day"?
because this multi-talented gal can also be found
behind the scenes and behind the camera or teaching
yoga at the local studio.
After making a notable impression as "the
voice of reason" in The Barbershop League she is
delighted to up the anti and appear as the
formidable Michelle in Bobby Dogs.


MICHAEL NASTU

Michael has appeared in three original
Off-Broadway Productions: Kill Her Again Sam, The Hawks, and Criss-Cross, which is an anti-drug play that also is performed
in Elementary Schools. His most recent play is Female Bonding which just
finished its run at The Impact Theater, directed by David Shuman.  Michael has also appeared in both Film and Television. His most recent commercials are for Foxwoods Casino and Krispy Kreme Donuts. Michael loves working with director and writer
TK Reilly and Brooklawn Productions as he has appeared in Two Films with them, The Barbershop League and most recently Bobby Dogs.


JAMES J. MORAN

James J. Moran got his start in acting at
a very young age, at the Strand Theatre in Seymour Connecticut, where he was in
such productions as The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie and The Wizard of Oz. James graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Ct, where he majored in performing arts. While at Southern, he performed in such works as Present Tense (Norman Prescott), Light Up the Sky (Owen Turner), Spinning into Butter (Greg Sullivan), Streetcar Named Desire (Young Man) and Fame. James also performed at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, as well as, Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania. James participated in the CSU New York City Off-Broadway Showcase in the show Mates as the lead role of Sylvia, for which he was honored by receiving a nomination for the annual Irene Ryan Scholarship, from the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts American Theatre College Festival. James has also studied dance and has won several awards for his performances. James has danced throughout New England and New York areas. He has received the Danny and Betty Hoctor Award for Excellence in Dance at the New York City Dance Caravan in New York. James also performed at the Playhouse on the Green in Bridgeport Connecticut in the production of Babes in Toyland (Wooden Solider). James performs with the Barnum Festival Road Show each year.
The road show travels to over 20 senior resident facilities throughout Fairfield County in the spring, bringing them performances by dancers, singers, actors and clowns.
James currently is on staff with the Regional Center for the Arts and Stratford Academy of Dance. James would like to thank everyone involved with the production of Bobby Dogs for making the time a wonderful experience. You can visit and send messages to James on his website "http://www.myspace.com/jamesjm14" www.myspace.com/jamesjm14

LARRY GREELEY

Larry has had leads or principal roles in over 100 productions in New York City
and Connecticut ranging
from Shaw to Simon.

Senex A FUNNY THING…FORUM
Sancho MAN OF LaMANCHA
Stage Manager OUR TOWN
Judge Brack HEDDA GABLER
Actor #1 DINING ROOM
Da DA
Ira Taub THE TALE OF THE ALERGIST’S WIFE
Big Daddy Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Selsden NOISES OFF
Garfinkle OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY
Mike BREAKING LEGS
Sidney Bruhl DEATH TRAP
Doolittle MY FAIR LADY
Harry Brock BORN YESTERDAY
Brady INHERIT THE WIND
Roy PLAZA SUITE
Male LOVE LETTERS
Jim DROP ZONE Sterling Barn Theater, Stamford
Anvil SHEDDERS 1010 Play House, 85th Street and Park
Jim/Eli (twins) NO TRUMPETS, NO DRUMS
Hartman Theater Literary Group
Colmsil MAGOOGON MOVES MIGHT ROCK
Powerhouse Theater, New Canaan
Jim MERCY Powerhouse Theater, New Canaan


JON SINISH

Jon Sinish spreads fun and joy in his
role as a Leprechaun, Santa's Elf "Jingles",  Tom Thumb" and other "small" character parts throughout the NY, NJ
and Connecticut areas. Also, he owns
Sinish Marketing Communications
agency in Stratford, CT (http://members.aol.com/sincom) and operates a web site about advertising for small businesses.  (www.advertising-for-small-businesses.com)


MELISSA MURRAY


Always looking to be in front and behind the camera this is Melissa's second opportunity as an extra and as a production assistant for Brooklawn Productions. (Cheers!) She is a writer, director, and videographer for
commercials and short movies. Melissa
also enjoys stage combat, comedy improv and surfing.

Theatre
Betty/Transylvanian in LTM's The Rocky Horror Show
Bobby Watson in Phoenix Theater Co's Bald Soprano
La Musicale: Doctor Kirkland in The Night of January16th
with Theatre Guild of Simsbury;
Beatrix (Percival's squire) with The Connecticut Renaissance Faire.

Film and TV
A starring role in Brooklyn Midnight Run's 5th place winner Under the Influence

Extra:
ESPN'sThe Bronx is Burning
Disney's The Game Plan, In Bloom,
War of the Worlds,
Brooklawn Production's The Barbershop League.


GLORY GALLO

Last seen in the Off-Broadway premiere
of "Elephant Girls', produced by Emerging Artists Theatre, Glory's other favorite
stage roles include Mrs. Robinson in
"The Graduate", Amy Bates in "Brimstone
& Treacle", Shayna in "Claymont", Grace in "Bus Stop", Faye in "Chapter Two",
and Claudia in "Nuts". She has performed
in productions at Long Wharf Theatre, The Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Square One Theatre (two-time winner of the Outstanding Actress Award) and many other CT theatres before diving into the NY theatre scene five years ago.

She has appeared in many indie films, including "Disconnected" (CT Film Festival), "The Third Bank", "Passengers", as well as the "Quizas", music video with Enrique Iglesius, and several commercials and print ads. Currently working on the cooking show "Kitchen Dishin", Glory is a long time student of George DiCenzo.


FRANK MOLLICA

This is Frank's second time working with TK Reilly and Brooklawn Productions.
He previously played the lead role of
Mitch Dwyer in The Barbershop League.Other film credits include the
lead role in the independent film
Stand-Ups.

Frank got his start acting on the stage in the play
Mere Mortals at the Wilton Playshop, which led to
roles in several community theatre productions, most
notably Lenny Ganz in Neil Simon's Rumors at the
Eastbound Theatre in Milford.

Always on the lookout for his next project, Frank is
keeping busy in Fairfield with his 18-month old son,
Ryan and wife, Veronica.


GREG ELLIS

Greg Ellis is a native of Shelton CT,
he earned his BA in acting from Southern Connecticut State University.
He has appeared in over 20 stage productions in Connecticut, most recently to critical acclaim as Mountain Mclintock
in the Rod Serling epic "Requiem for A
Heavyweight" at Center Stage in Shelton.
He has also appeared in Canada and Spain.

He can be seen in a featured role on Court TV's,
"Haunting Evidence" this June playing a man who
accidentally kills his brother , hides the body and
then , commits suicide.

He also has roles in two yet unreleased Indie films: "
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men", starring Chris
Meloni of Law and Order fame and, "And Then He Found
Her", starring and directed by Helen Hunt.

He is proud and humbled to part of this fantastic film
and would like thank Mike Boland and TK Reilly for
inspiring him to get to NYC and follow his dream of
becoming a professional actor.


DAN MARTENS

Dan Martens studied acting under Gloria Maddox at the Michael Howard Studio in NYC. Currently associated with Brooklawn
Productions, his work has been varied and creative. As a founding member of Elm City Improv, Dan created comedy projects for clubs, festivals and TV. His acting credits include TV commercials, independent film roles, and stand-up comedy. Writing credits include scripts and short stories. Directing highlights include a corporate sales meeting show starring animals wearing bow ties and smoking French cigarettes. Recent anti-France sentiments, as well as public smoking bans, canceled the shows opening on Broadway. To theater fans of the highest Middle School caliber, his creative experiences appear to cover “the whole ball of wax”. Although that statement sounds too egotistical, the ball of wax does apply. A pliable and pleasingly scented ball of wax rolling down the city sidewalk experiencing life. A ball of wax if stepped on by a large creative field boot would stick to its sole and be carried off to new vistas and horizons with great enthusiasm. Hurray for field boots! Currently Dan and fellow Elm City alum Meg Jones have released Vol.2 in “The Best of Consider This” series. More stuff on that at MarwoodMedia.com.


MEG JONES

Meg Jones is an actor, voice over performer, improv and comedy writer whose family learned long ago they had
to share her with the Project-of-the Moment. She has voiced local TV commercials for Lillian August, among others and most recently appeared
onstage as Dr. Livingstone in "Agnes of God" in Westport. She was a founding member of Elm City Improv in New Haven with whom she performed for six years. In New York she has been seen in The New York Renaissance Festival, "Princess Ivona" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Her film work includes the coach-haranguing, plot-hatching mom, Sandy Baker, in Brooklawn's "Barbershop League" and the voice of the radio shrink who gets the last word in "I Killed Talk Radio" produced through New York Institute of Technology. After her work on "Bobby Dogs" she finished her latest comedy album with her comedy partner Dan Martens. Known collectively as Marwood Media, their album "The Best of Consider This, Volume 2" can be found on CDBaby.com


ELIZABETH JAMIESON

Elizabeth started in the industry by hosting her own Cable show called “Connections with the Other Side” in 2003 featuring a
psychic that would conduct her readings in
a show format much like John Edwards.
Since then she has done theatre and
many independent feature films in an
around Connecticut which include, Tick-Tock filmed in Stamford, CT, Bobby Dogs In Fairfield, CT, Scenes From a Mind in Norwich, CT, Inclusions in New London, CT and in the summer of 2006, Elizabeth was offered the lead for the feature length film Bigfoots! in Concord, Massachusetts but had to turn down the lead role for a smaller role due to scheduling conflicts with other films.

She currently resides in Connecticut and is working toward making acting her full time career.

Other film sites and pics featuring Elizabeth:
Bigfoots!: http://paulfalcone.com/whatsnew/bigfoots/bigfoots.html
Inclusions:
http://www.inclusionsthemovie.com

Movie pics: http://hometown.aol.com/eagjamieson/index.html
Resume and additional photos: http://www.elizabethjamieson.exploretalent.com


DEBRA HANUSICK

Debra, who played the role of Pam Dwyer in Brooklawn Production's The Barbershop League, is delighted to be cast in her
second Brooklawn Productions film.
Past stage credits include: Honey in
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, Molly in Jake's Women, Anne Frank in
The Diary of Anne Frank, and many ensemble roles in various musicals. She is a graduate of Hunter College where she studied art, music and theater, and currently works in Westport as a Graphic Designer.


STEVE SCARPA

Steve Scarpa is happy to make his film debut in Bobby Dogs. Scarpa, a New Haven native, is a regular on the local theatre scene, having recently appeared
in Requiem for a Heavyweight (Greeny),
Art (Marc), The Actor's Nightmare
(George Spelvin), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Kenny Franks), Proof (Hal),
A Few Good Men (Jack Ross) and The Duck Variations (Emil Varec), among many others. In real life, Scarpa
is a newspaper reporter.