Mark Wahlberg (Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler) made his feature
film debut in Penny Marshall's comedy Renaissance Man as a young
army recruit, and followed with The Basketball Diaries, based on Jim
Carroll's book, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. His first starring role was
in Universal Pictures' Fear, directed by Jamie Foley, and recently he
starred opposite Bill Paxton in Traveller. Currently, Wahlberg is filming
his starring role in The Big Hit.
Wahlberg began his career in the entertainment industry as a hip-hop artist.
He has two hit albums to his credit, "Music For The People"
and "You Gotta Believe."
Burt Reynolds (Jack Horner) continues to be one of the world's
best recognized, most beloved superstars. With a career that spans
nearly 30 years, he was recently seen starring in Striptease opposite
Demi Moore, as well as Citizen Ruth with Swoozie Kurtz, Two If By Sea
with Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary, The Maddening with Angie Dickenson,
and Mad Dog Time with Richard Dreyfuss and Jeff Goldblum. He will next
co-star with Cathy Moriarty in the futuristic thriller The Master Mechanic.
Reynolds first gained critical attention with his performance in
the Oscar-nominated classic Deliverance. He has a remarkable roster of
more than 50 films, including Hustle , The Longest Yard, Hooper , The
Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, City Heat, as well as such renowned hits
as Smokey and The Bandit, The Cannonball Run series and Stroker Ace
for director Hal Needham, with whom Reynolds has had a long association.
Equally at home behind the camera as he is acting, Reynolds has directed
several films, including Gator, Sharkey's Machine and the comedy The End.
Having made more than 200 television appearances, Reynolds recently returned
to the medium where he began his tenured career to star in his series
"Evening Shade." His performance in the series garnered
him his ninth People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in
a New Television Series, the Emmy Award for Best Performance in a Comedy
and the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Comedy.
John C. Reilly (Reed Rothchild) made his feature film debut in
1989 as a gung-ho Vietnam recruit in Brain De Palma's Casualties
of War. Most recently, he starred in Hard Eight, and will next
be featured in the upcoming The Thin Red Line, directed by Terence Malick.
Among the many memorable characters that Reilly has portrayed are the junkie
drummer in Georgia by Ulu Grosbard; the local island constable in Taylor
Hackford's Dolores Claiborne ; a menacing bad guy in The River Wild;
and Johnny Depp's best friend, Tucker, in What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
Reilly's other film credits include Tony Scott's Days of Thunder, Stacey
Cochran's Boys, Danny DeVito's Hoffa, Phil Joanou's State of Grace and
the psychological thriller Nightwatch , opposite Ewan McGregor and Nick
This versatile actor's theatrical credits include the Steppenwolf Theater
company's production of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath,"
"Little Egypt" at the Met Theatre in Los Angeles, as well
as many other stage productions in his hometown of Chicago.
Julianne Moore, (Amber Waves) an actress of exceptional range, has
delivered outstanding work in both box office hits and arthouse films.
Most recently, she starred opposite Jeff Goldblum in Steven Spielberg's
box office blockbuster hit The Lost World. Moore's next film, the independent
feature The Myth of Fingerprints, will screen at the Toronto Film Festival,
prior to a specialized release in 1997. She has also completed work
on the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski, slated for release in 1998.
Moore was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for both Robert Altman's
Short Cuts and Haynes' Safe. She also received critical acclaim for
her performances as Yelena in Louis Malle's Vanya on 42nd Street and Dora
Maar in James Ivory's Surviving Picasso. Additional credits include The
Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Benny & Joon, The Fugitive and Nine Months.
Heather Graham (Rollergirl) is among Hollywood's most sought-after
actresses since her role as Lorraine in the critically acclaimed sleeper
hit Swingers opposite Jon Favreau. Recently cast in New Line's science
fiction, action adventure thriller Lost in Space, she will next be seen
starring opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Two Girls and A Guy.
Bolstered by a number of impressive and acclaimed performances, she
has starred in independent feature films ranging from Gus Van Sant's Drugstore
Cowboy to David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Diggstown.
For television, she starred in David Lynch's television series "Twin
Peaks" as well as opposite Jessica Lange in the Hallmark movie
Nicole ARI Parker (Becky Barnett) lists among her feature film credits
John Waters' Hairspray, Nigel Finch's Stonewall, The Incredibly True Adventure
of Two Girls In Love and Rebound, directed by Eriq LaSalle. She has worked
on two Spike Lee productions, Mo' Better Blues and Crooklyn. Parker will
next be seen in the upcoming films Spark and Wim Wenders' End of Violence,
as well as "Subway Stories," which was executive produced by
Rosie Perez, for HBO.
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Scotty J.) has worked with a number of
acclaimed directors, including Paul Thomas Anderson for Hard Eight , Martin
Brest for Scent of A Woman and Jan DeBont for Twister . Among his additional
film credits are Nobody's Fool, The Getaway, When A Man Loves A Woman, My
New Gun and Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole
An accomplished actor in theater, Hoffman has worked with Mark Wing Davey,
Peter Sellers, Austin Pendleton and Bob Falls in New York, Chicago and
on tour in Europe.
Hoffman graduated from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
Don Cheadle (Buck Swope) was named Best Supporting Actor by the
Los Angeles Film Critics for his breakout performance opposite Denzel
Washington in Devil In A Blue Dress. Most recently, he was seen in Volcano
opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Rosewood for director John Singleton. Cheadle
will next be seen in Bullworth , directed by Warren Beatty, in an ensemble
cast including Oliver Platt, Halle Berry, Paul Sorvino, as well as
Beatty himself. Currently, he is filming Out of Sight, starring George
Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, for director Steven Soderbergh. Among his
additional feature film credits are Hamburger Hill, Colors and Meteor Man.
Cheadle, who is perhaps best known for his two year stint on the highly
praised television drama "Picket Fences," was recently seen
starring in HBO's "Rebound," directed by Eriq LaSalle. His
additional film credits include recurring roles on the hit series "Fame,"
"The Golden Palace" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
A talented musician who plays saxophone, writes music and sings, Cheadle
is also an accomplished director with three productions to his
credit, "Cincinnati Man," "The Trip" and "Groomed."
His stage credits include roles in "Leon, Lena and Lenz," "The
Grapes of Wrath," "Liquid Skin," "`Tis a Pity She's
a Whore" and Athol Fugard's South African play "Blood
Ricky Jay (Kurt Longjohn) has performed on stage and television
on five continents as a sleight-of-hand artist. His one man show, "Ricky
Jay and His 52 Assistants," set records as the fastest-selling
attraction in Off-Broadway history and garnered Jay the Lucille Ortel
and Obie awards. Most recently, he can be seen in the numerous airings
of the HBO version of his show.
His acting credits include David Mamet's House of Games, Things Change
and Homicide. He is currently filming the new James Bond film Tomorrow
Never Dies in Europe. Through his consulting firm Deceptive Practices,
Jay has provided expertise to such productions as Forrest Gump , Congo
, I Love Trouble, Leap of Faith and Sneakers.
An historian in the fields of deception and unusual entertainment, Jay
is the author of The Magic Book, Many Mysteries Unraveled, Cards as Weapons,
the ongoing Jay's Journal of Anomalies and Learned Pigs & Fireproof
Women, which became the basis for a television special which Jay wrote,
hosted and produced.
William H. Macy (Little Bill) was most recently seen in the blockbuster
hit Air Force One with Harrison Ford, and the highly acclaimed Coen
brothers film Fargo, for which he garnered an Academy Award nomination.
Upcoming for Macy are starring roles in Pleasantville and Civil Action
opposite John Travolta. Indisputably one of the industry's busiest and
most well-respected actors, Macy's feature film credits include four with
director David Mamet: Oleanna, Homicide, Things Change and House of Games.
He has also appeared in such acclaimed films as Mr. Holland's Opus, Murder
In The First, The Client, Searching For Bobby Fischer , Benny & Joon,
Shadows and Fog and Radio Days.
Macy received a 1997 Emmy nomination for his recurring role on
the critically acclaimed hit television series "ER." He also
has an extensive background in theater in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions,
such as "Our Town," "Bodies, Rest & Motion,"
"The Dining Room," "Oh Hell" and David Mamet's "Oleanna."
Luis Guzman (Maurice TT Rodriguez) is a well-known character actor
who has worked extensively in film and television. Among his film
credits are Crocodile Dundee II, Black Rain, Cadillac Man, Q & A, Naked
in New York, Mr. Wonderful and Carlito's Way. For television, Guzman has
appeared on "Law & Order," "New York Undercover,"
"NYPD Blue," "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Miami
Philip Baker Hall (floyd Gondolli) was most recently seen in
Wolfgang Peterson's Air Force One, starring Harrison Ford and Gary
Oldman. His feature film credits include Midnight Run, Say Anything,
An Innocent Man, Kiss of Death, The Rock, Hard Eight and Secret Honor,
for which he received a New York Critics' Drama Desk nomination. Hall will
next be seen in Peter Weir's The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey, and
Larry David's Sour Grapes.
On television, Hall has guest-starred in several series, including
"Seinfeld," "Chicago Hope," "Cheers," "L.A.
Law," "Third Rock From the Sun," M*A*S*H*," "Civil
Wars," and David Kelley's "The Practice." In addition, he
has appeared in such theater productions as "The Inspector General,"
"Death of a Salesman" and "All My Sons."
Melora Walters (Jessie St. Vincent) has a strong background
in film, television and theater. Her film credits include Hard Eight,
Dead Poet's Society, Beethoven, Ed Wood and Eraser.
In television, she had recurring roles on "NYPD Blue" and
"Roseanne." Walters has also made guest appearances on "Murphy
Brown, " "Seinfeld," "Dream On" and "Picket
Robert Ridgely , (The Colonel) a veteran character actor known
to film and television audiences worldwide, passed away in February
after battling cancer.
Most recently, he appeared in Paul Thomas Anderson's Hard Eight and
That Thing You Do, for director Tom Hanks. Ridgely was a respected comedian
who appeared in several films for Mel Brooks, including Robin Hood:
Men in Tights, and a memorable role as the hangman in Blazing Saddles.
Among his other film credits, he was featured in Philadelphia, The Ref,
Beverly Hills Cop II and Melvin and Howard. He also appeared in numerous
television series, including "Get Smart," "Sea Hunt"