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Coming Through The Rye is an Indie Film about the story of a young man’s search for author J.D. Salinger in the late ‘60s, “Coming Through the Rye” is a warm-spirited romantic drama.



Jacob Leinbach is an American actor who began acting at the age of six as “Theo” in a local theater production of “Pippin”. He went on to perform in a series of short films for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts including the award winning WWII short “Kilroy was Here”.

Jacob can be seen as the Vice President’s son in the sci-fi thriller “Eyeborgs” and as “Brad” in the award winning coming of age drama “The Wise Kids”. Jacob was cast as “Mick” in the film adaptation of the novel “Ender’s Game” and as “Tad” in the award winning television show “Homeland”.

In the summer of 2013 Jacob was cast as John Brinkman in the film “Locker 212″. According to author Josh Barkey “Locker 212 is an exploration of how making real, human connections with our most lost and hurting kids can help us alleviate the bullying and gun violence that have plagued our schools”. That summer Jacob also had the privilege of working with one of his favorite actresses, Loretta Devine, in “Teachers” aka “Saving Westbrook High”.

Jacob’s favorite school subjects are science, as well as, history, which made being cast as “Newt” in the new Revolutionary War series “Turn” an incredible experience.

Jacob’s favorite pastimes include drumming, cooking Italian food, and listening to Bach, Beethoven and the Beatles

Jacob was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Michael and Leigh Ann Leinbach. He has an older brother and sister-in-law, Garrett and Ariel Hatfield. He resides in North Carolina with his parents and beloved pets, Labrador Retriever Casey and rabbit Midnight.

Eric Nelsen


Eric Nelsen can currently be seen in theaters nation wide in the Universal Pictures film, A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES opposite Liam Neeson. He is most recognized for his role as AJ Chandler in, ALL MY CHILDREN where he received a pre Daytime Emmy nomination for “best young actor”. Some of his favorite tv roles include a recurring role in Robert DeNiro’s, NYC 22, GIRLS, BLUE BLOODS, THE GOOD WIFE, LAW & ORDER, and iCARLY to name a few. In addition, Eric brought Stephen Elliot’s award winning novel, HAPPY BABY to life on screen playing the title role. On stage, Eric starred alongside Gretchen Mol in the Off-Broadway thriller, THE GOOD MOTHER and is highly recognized for his betrayal as Brett Sampson in the Broadway musical, 13, by Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown.

Adrian Pasdar


Adrian Pasdar was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Rosemarie Pasdar (née Sbresny), who owns a travel agency, and Homayoon Pasdar, a prominent heart surgeon. His father is Iranian and his mother, who was born in Germany, is of German, and some Polish, descent. At the age of 2, his father moved the family to Powelton, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. In high school, he excelled at football, eventually leading to a football scholarship at the University of Florida in 1983. Football may have been a promising future, had it not been for a terrible accident during his freshman year that left his face scarred and his legs badly injured. A very driven Adrian finished his freshman year in a wheelchair, doing intensive physical therapy and turning his attention to campus stage productions and rediscovered a childhood interest in writing and acting. No longer able to play football, he dropped out of school and returned home, taking a job with a theater group “People’s Light and Theatre Company”. Here, he worked on sound, lighting and set construction. While constructing a set, he cut off the end of his left thumb. Adrian, having the ability to turn tragedy into triumph, used his medical compensation to pay for attendance at the famous Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. At the age of 19, he auditioned for a role in Top Gun (1986). Director Tony Scott was so impressed that he wrote the part of “Chipper” just for him. This led to bigger roles in Solarbabies (1986), Streets of Gold(1986), and Kathryn Bigelow’s 1987 cult vampire movie Near Dark (1987), with Adrian in the lead role of “Caleb Colton”. He also appeared in Vital Signs (1990). Adrian has always been an actor ahead of his time, opting for roles in independent and cable movies long before they were considered fashionable for feature actors to do. In 1992, feeling completely out-of-touch with reality, Adrian left Hollywood to return to New York. He worked as a cashier for room and board, while taking the occasional small part, such as “Frankie” in Brian De Palma’s Carlito’s Way (1993). Another major break came in 1995, when Adrian was cast as the title character on the short-lived Fox series Profit (1996). He continues to act in supporting roles and has now added directing to his already impressive body of work. He wrote and directed the short film Beyond Belief (1999) and also directed a feature film entitled Cement (2000).

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Randy Neil <> & MO

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