JONATHAN TAYLOR THOMAS (Marshall Stouffer) was the voice of Young
Simba in the smash animated hit "The Lion King," Thomas' first
theatrical feature. He then starred in the comedy hit, "Man of the
House." In the spring and summer of 1995, Jonathan completed back-to-back
films, starring as Tom Sawyer in "Tom and Huck" and in the title
role of the live-action adaptation of "The Adventures of Pinocchio."
This year, he received the NATO ShoWest Award for Best Young Actor for
his work in feature films.
Fall of 1996 marks the start of the sixth season of the long-running hit
comedy series, "Home Improvement," in which Thomas stars as the
middle son, Randy. His performance earned him the Hollywood Reporter's
Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. Along with his co-stars on the
series, Thomas has received the People's Choice Award four times as part
of the Favorite Comedy Series.
Thomas was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His favorite hobby is fishing,
and he has released many catches from streams, lakes and oceans in several
states and countries.
DEVON SAWA (Mark Stouffer) appeared as the human incarnation of the
title role in "Casper." His other feature-film credits include
"Little Giants," "Now and Then" and "The Boys'
On television, Sawa starred as the legendary Robin Hood in Showtime's "Robin
of Locksley." His starring role in the Family Channel's "Night
of the Twister" earned that channel's highest rating to date. He also
co-starred in the acclaimed mini-series, "Lonesome Dove."
Sawa was born in Vancouver, Canada. His personal interests include soccer,
baseball, skiing, boogie boarding, horseback riding and rap music, as well
SCOTT BAIRSTOW (Marty Stouffer), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
made his feature-film debut starring in the adventure, "White Fang
2: Myth of the White Wolf."
On television he starred in the made-for-television movie, "There Was
a Little Boy," for which he drew critical praise from the Los Angeles
Times, Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Bairstow also starred
for two seasons on "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years," in the role
of Newt Call.
FRANCES FISHER (Agnes Stouffer), perhaps best known for her role
as Strawberry Alice in the Academy Award-winning film "Unforgiven,"
has delivered memorable performances in numerous other film, television
and stage roles. Recently, she starred in "Waiting for Guffman,"
"The Stars Fell on Henrietta," "Female Perversions,"
"The Whisky Heir" and "Striptease." Her film career
began with "Tough Guys Don't Dance," followed by "Can She
Bake a Cherry Pie?" Fisher's other film credits include "Patty
Hearst," "Babyfever" and "Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael."
On television, Fisher starred in the science-fiction series "Strange
Luck." She also starred in the television films "The Other Mother"
and "Cold Sassy Tree" and as Lucille Ball in "Lucy &
Desi: Before the Laughter."
Fisher has been a member of Actors Studio since 1981. She began her career
in New York City, spending 14 years on the stage, playing leading roles
in regional and Off-Broadway Theatre. Some of her favorite leading roles
were in "Fool for Love," "Desire Under the Elms" and
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
JAMEY SHERIDAN (Marty Stouffer, Sr.) has established himself as a
powerful presence in feature films, on Broadway and on television. Among
his film credits are "Stanley and Iris," "All I Want for
Christmas," "Talent for the Game," "A Stranger Among
Us" and "Whispers in the Dark." His other film credits include
"Quick Change," "Distant Thunder," "The House on
Carroll Street" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Concurrently with
his role in "Wild America," Sheridan was filming "Ice Storm"
for director Ang Lee.
Sheridan currently stars in the medical series, "Chicago Hope."
His prior television credits include the lead role in the series "Shannon's
Deal," as well as the Hallmark Hall of Fame special "Spring Awakening,"
the made-for-television movie "My Breast" and the mini-series
On Broadway, Sheridan earned a Tony nomination for his performance in "All
My Sons." His other Broadway credits include "The Man Who Came
to Dinner," "Major Barbara," "Biloxi Blues," "The
Shadow Box," "Macbeth," "Ah, Wilderness" and "Long
Day's Journey Into Night."