AS J.D. SALINGER
Academy Award winner Chris Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised.
Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama, Cooper appeared on Broadway in “Of the Fields Lately (1980)”, and off-Broadway in “The Ballad of Soapy Smith (1983)” and “A Different Moon (1983)”. He debuted in films in the John Sayles movieMatewan (1987). Although his performance was well received, the picture was not successful. Other films he has appeared in include Guilty by Suspicion (1991), Money Train (1995) and A Time to Kill (1996). On television, Cooper has been featured in the mini-series Lonesome Dove (1989) and Return to Lonesome Dove (1993), as July Johnson. He has also appeared in a number of television movies. In 1996, he starred in his third John Sayles movie, Lone Star (1996), where he plays Sam Deeds, the sheriff whose lawman father becomes a posthumous suspect in a murder investigation.
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AS JAMIE SCHWARTZ
Alex Wolff, an award-winning actor, musician, singer, and composer, was born on November 1, 1997 in New York, New York. He is the son of actress Polly Draper and jazz pianist Michael Wolff. His elder brother is actor and musician Nat Wolff.
He is most known for his work on The Naked Brothers Band (2007), Mr. Troop Mom (2009), In Treatment (2008), and HairBrained (2013).
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Melissa Lozoff has worked for over 20 years in film, television and theater. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and worked for years in Hollywood as a professional actress, before moving to North Carolina. In 2001 Melissa founded Movie Makers, an organization dedicated to helping children and teens create art through film and theater. Through Movie Makers, Melissa has written and directed over 200 short films with her students. Recently Melissa was hired to produce and direct a Television Web series Helen Sweetheart of the Internet. The pilot episode was very successful and Melissa was hired to direct the next 12 episodes.
AS BILLY CAMPBELL
Caleb Emery was raised and currently resides in the small town of Mount Dora, Florida. Graduating from Christian Home and Bible school Caleb decided to continue his education at a near by college. He began to work in the entertainment business as a production assistant and directors assistant on a local feature film in 2010. Caleb had the opportunity to make a cameo appearance in it and that’s where he built his love for acting. He landed his first uncredited role in the film Step Up Revolution in 2012. Caleb started working on as much as he could get a hold of including commercials and short films all while doing school and training to perfect is newly found gift. He quickly scored his second film and first credited role in A Matter of Time (2013) starring Kevin Sorbo and Shelley Long. He continued on with his quickly uprising career filming upcoming feature films The Diner (2014) and Blue (2014).
AS MOM/ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ
Lucia will be seen in the role of Rosa Sandoval in Meg Ryan’s directorial debut film ITHACA – coming out next year. She also plays Dr. Samuels in the ABC/Fox series The Red Band Society – to air Nov 26. Lucia also shared the screen with Maggie Gyllenhaal in the film Won’t Back Down.
AS MR ZEFFERELLI
Coming Through the Rye” was a great experience with writer/director James Sadwith, casting director Erica Arvold, producer Sarah Elizabeth Timmins, & a great crew, on a great script. In new york James has worked opposite Edward Norton, F Murray Abraham, Denis O’Hare, Barbara Feldon and louis Zorich. He is seen in Law & Order, N.Y. Daytime, and BBC and in Bartenders; Outer Critic’s Circle nominated solo show, alternated with author Lou Mustillo.
AS MR GOEBERS
Ed started his acting career 60 years ago and has enjoyed an exciting life acting onstage (Canada and the US) and in film. He also taught and directed at a well known (they beat Michigan) Regional University and many of his students are now working on and Off-Broadway and in the Television and Film industry as actors and writers. One of his recent films “A Way Back Home” with Danny Glover was nominated by Hallmark for an Emmy award. Ed is excited to be working with James Sadwith on his amazing adventure of a boy (the exciting young star Alex Wolff) ‘coming through the rye’ to find J.D. Salinger and himself.