Andy Griffith - "Grandpa Joe"
Entertainment Weekly deemed Andy Griffith one of the 20 greatest television icons of all time. Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two hugely successful TV series, The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, as well as the recent indie sensation, Waitress. He’s been Emmy-nominated and won TV Land and People’s Choice Awards. On The Andy Griffith Show, Griffith portrayed a folksy small-town sheriff who shared simple heartfelt wisdom. The show was one of the most popular TV series in history, spawning several spinoffs; the original is still seen in reruns to this day, as is Matlock, which Griffith also produced. In the 1950s he became a regular on the Ed Sullivan Show and the Steve Allen Show. He was Tony-nominated for the Broadway hit No Time for Sergeants (1955). Hollywood beckoned and he made a memorable debut in Elia Kazan’s provocative and prophetic A Face in the Crowd (1957).
Paul Campbell - "David"
Paul Campbell developed a rabid fan base from two seasons on the hit sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, and then landed the title role in Bill Lawrence's (Scrubs) WB pilot, Nobody's Watching. Paul was recently seen as the lead in the National Lampoon/Farrelly Brothers film, Bag Boy. Paul was generally considered the “cut-up” on set, keeping things loose. At age 18, Paul struck up a deal with the Devil and traded his soul for a 24oz framing hammer and a rusted out Honda. For nearly four years he worked himself to the bone padding his pocketbook and essentially mastering carpentry. Naturally, the next logical step was to go to theater school. Two years and 1,479 coffees later he was certified. Or certifiable... but that's just nit-picking really.
Liz Sheridan - "Edna"
Liz Sheridan is perhaps best known today for her role as Jerry Seinfeld’s mother, Helen, on the landmark television series Seinfeld, and as the eccentric neighbor Mrs. Ochmonek on Alf, among other series regular and starring television roles, films, and personal appearances. She is a veteran stage actress with roles in eight Broadway shows including Happy End with Meryl Streep, and performs her one-woman cabaret show, Mrs. Seinfeld Sings, around North America. She has received accolades for her book “Dizzy and Jimmy” about her passionate relationship with actor James Dean and is working on her second novel about her colorful life in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she lived for thirteen years.
Doris Roberts - "Rose"
Doris Roberts is a five-time Emmy Award-winning actress, best known for playing Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, and Mildred Krebs on Remington Steele. She also guest-starred on such popular series as The Love Boat, Soap, and Barney Miller during her distinguished career spanning more than five decades. Her roles have won such additional honors as an American Comedy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has also been seen in the 2006 Adam Sandler-produced comedy Grandma's Boy and, always in demand, will grace two other films currently in production
Marla Sokoloff - "Julie"
Marla Sokoloff is best known for her roles on David Kelley’s Emmy-winning The Practice and the recent Big Day, as well as the movies Dude, Where's My Car? and Sugar and Spice. Born and raised in San Francisco, she moved to Los Angeles in 1994. Soon after, Marla began landing roles on several popular television series including Home Improvement, Party of Five, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and 7th Heaven. On the big screen, she has also appeared in The Baby-Sitters Club, True Crime, and Whatever It Takes. An accomplished singer, she has recorded solo CDs and performed the national anthem before Oakland A’s baseball games and for the USO.
Clint Howard - "Dick"
Clint Howard has been performing for over 40 years, earning a reputation as one of America’s finest character actors. His credits include Curious George, Cinderella Man, all three Austin Powers movies, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Edtv, The Waterboy, The Cat in the Hat, and Apollo 13. He’s appeared in dozens of TV shows and is one of the only actors to have appeared in three Star Trek franchise series: the original, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise. Instantly recognizable, even behind alien makeup, he’s recently branched out into writing, directing, and producing.
Rance Howard - "Mervin"
Rance Howard has performed extensively in both film and television, truly running the gamut from the original Battlestar Galactica to Baywatch, and from Days of Our Lives to Dallas. Beloved for his role in Gentle Ben, Howard also acted in Cool Hand Luke, The Music Man, A Beautiful Mind, and over 100 other films over the course of his career, receiving an Emmy nomination and the Asheville Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award along the way.
Geoffrey Owens - "Rob"
On television, Geoffrey was a regular on The Cosby Show and appeared on Boston Legal, Medium, The Wedding Bells, That’s So Raven, Las Vegas, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, among others. As a member of the prestigious New York Shakespeare Festival’s multi-ethnic company he played Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet. He also appeared in Richard II, Timon of Athens, Pericles, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the N.Y.S.F. His directing credits include plays by Moliere, Shakespeare, Shaw, Chekhov, and Mamet. He taught Shakespeare at The Gene Frankel Studio, NYU, HB Studio, and Yale, and is the founder and artistic director of The Brooklyn Shakespeare Company.
Juliette Jeffers - "Carrie"
Juliette Jeffers has guest starred on various television shows including Grey’s Anatomy, E.R., Without A Trace, and Raising The Bar. Her most recent film credits include The Nobel Son and Constellation. In the Theatre world, Juliette was nominated for a 2006 NAACP Theatre Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Ah Ha Moments’ Butterscotch and Fudge. Juliette is currently performing her second one-woman show, based on her online dating experiences, entitled Looking 4 a Chocolate Match.com. Her first solo effort, Batman and Robin in the Boogie Down, garnered a 2004 NAACP Theater Award nomination.