Celebrities

While 2021 will be virtual, you can watch for FREE our Songwriters & Jam nights which are typically sold out.
So until then, we are so grateful for the celebrities who appeared in 2020, and are a part of our family…

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Anthony Anderson
Anthony Anderson
Actor

American comedian, actor, writer, and game show host. He has starred in his own short-lived sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the ABC sitcom Black-ish and the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during its fifth and final season. He is known for his leading roles in drama series K-Ville, The Shield and as NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard on Law & Order. He has had major roles in feature films such as Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004), The Departed (2006), Transformers (2007), and Scream 4 (2011).

Jonathan Banks
Jonathan Banks
Actor

Born in Washington, D.C, Jonathan Banks’ work as an actor has spanned fivedecades in film, television, and theater. He began hiscareer with the musical Hair in 1969.Banks is a four-time Emmy® Award nominee, garnering nominations in2015 and 2016 for his work on the first two seasons of Better CallSaul, in 2013 for Breaking Bad, and for his role as Frank McPike in theStephen J. Cannell-produced series Wiseguy in 1989.Among his hundreds of film and television credits are Beverly Hills Cop,48 Hrs., Dark Blue, Flipper, Freejack, Mudbound and The Commuter.

Chris Barron
Chris Barron
Musician

Chris Barron is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of Spin Doctors. Barron's voice came back in early 2000, at which point he began performing with his band and the Give Daddy Five. Barron undertook what he calls "a journeyman songwriting experience," composing tunes with Blues Traveler's John Popper and with former BMI executive Jeff Cohen. A solo album called Shag was released in 2001, featuring diverse influences, including rock, jazz, country, and funk.

Skunk Baxter
Skunk Baxter
Musician

Guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is known for his stints in Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s and Spirit in the 1980s. Recently he has been working as a defense consultant and chairs a congressional advisory board on missile defense.

Kurt Bevacqua
Kurt Bevacqua
Baseball Player

Kurt reached the pinnacle of the baseball world by playing in the major leagues for 15 years, half of that time spent with the San Diego Padres, where he achieved his greatest success, twice leading the National League in pinch hitting, and leading the Padres in Home Runs and RBI’s in the 1984 World Series, where he was named the Padres MVP. He also was named to the Padres All-Time team in 2000. Kurt now does the Padres pre-game social hour television show on Fox Sports West and also Padres pre and post-game radio on The Mighty 1090 AM.

Phillip Boyd
Phillip Boyd
Actor

Philip Boyd is an American actor and writer. He currently can be seen on the OWN Network portraying “Oscar” in his third season of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and The Have Nots”. He can also be seen on Netflix in the romantic comedy “In-Lawfully Yours” as “Chaz”. In 2006, Boyd shared a “Best Ensemble Cast”award for his role as “Matt” in “29 Reasons to Run” at the Bare Bones Film Festival. Philip also received a Best Supporting Actor Nominee forhis work in “Clones Gone Wild” at the Action on Film Festival in 2009.Although Philip can be seen in front of the camera, he also has spent time developing and writing films and TV pilots. Upcoming projects for Boyd include the miniseries “Feud” by RyanMurphy, “Do You See Me”, and “The Dancing Dodo”, based on John Gardner’s best sellers.

Andy Buckley
Andy Buckley
Actor

For the last decade, Andy Buckley has served as a Financial Advisor at a major bank, part of group managing over 300m in personal assets. This has been perfect background material for his fictional role as, David Wallace, CFO of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, playing opposite Steve Carrell on NBC's hit comedy The Office. This year, he's also had supporting roles alongside Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg in The Other Guys and in Life As We Know It opposite Katherine Heigl & Josh Duhamel. He still keeps his position at the bank.

Jillian Cardarelli
Jillian Cardarelli
Country Music Singer

Jillian Cardarelli is a singer/songwriter who is forging her own path in country music with her stunning vocals, captivating songwriting and girl next door quality. Rolling Stone ranked Jillian at the top of their list of 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know and Nashville Lifestyles Magazine highlighted Jillian in their annual Music in the City issue as one of the Top New Artists to Watch in 2018. Jillian’s debut single, "Rerun,” that was written by Grammy Award-winning artist Maren Morris, Tina Parol and Jordan Reynolds.The music video of “Rerun” was showcased as part of CMT’s Artist Discovery initiative, spending two weeks at #1 and several weeks in the Top 10 videos on CMT due to fan voting.Her second single, “Souvenirs,” aired on Radio Disney Country while the music video spent eight weeks in the Top 10 videos online on CMT.

Jeff Clark
Jeff Clark
Athlete

Jeff Clark is an extreme surfer who was labeled as one of the “world’s best big-wave riders” by Surfer Magazine in 1994. Clark, along with the Mavericks and the Half Moon Bay surf scene, has been featured in such films as Riding Giants and Adventures in Wild California. He is the only surfer in San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame.

Javier Colon
Javier Colon
Singer

Blessed with a stunningly soulful voice, an uncanny songwriting talent, a charismatic personality and a commanding stage presence, Javier Colon was introduced to millions of TV viewers around the world as the Season One winner of NBC's The Voice. An international fan base has embraced his personally-charged, acoustic-textured blend of pop, rock and R&B, and he tours the US and abroad with his effortlessly distinctive style that he's dubbed "acoustic soul." His latest album, “Gravity” was released on Concord Records in 2016 and he’s currently writing for a new album he hopes to release in late 2019

Raymond Cruz
Raymond Cruz
Actor

Appearing in "Major Crimes" in it's fourth season as a series regular, detective Julio Sanchez. Starring as Ariel Castro in "Cleavland Abduction" the Michelle Knight Story, a Lifefime/Sony movie airing in March 2015. Recurring role as Tuco Salamanca in "Better Call Saul", the prequel to Breaking Bad/AMC Television show.

Rick Dees
Rick Dees
Radio Personality

Best-known for his 1977 novelty hit "Disco Duck," Rick Dees reigns as one of America's top DJs. Hosting a morning show for KIIS-FM in Los Angeles since 1982, Dees is heard daily over 300 affiliated stations in 23 countries. His show, Weekly Top 40 Countdown, is heard weekly by more than 50 million people. The recipient of ten consecutive Billboard Number One Radio Personality of America awards and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, he's appeared in such films as La Bamba and Jetsons: The Movie.

Dave Dettmann
Dave Dettmann
Television and radio personality

While coining the phrase EVERYBODY GETS ONE!, Dave “Dr. Gadget” Dettman has given away $25 million of the latest and greatest products on national television shows. Currently in his 15 th season on network television, Dr Gadget is the go-to expert that gives it all away.  He made his national television debut in 1999 and has since appeared on CBS The Talk, ABC The View, The Steve Harvey Show, HGTV, The Discovery Channel, Hollywood Squares, Let’s Make A Deal, MTV, VH1, DIRECT TV, ESPN, and Game Show Network.

Kevin Dillon
Kevin Dillon
Actor

Kevin Dillon is best known for portraying Johnny “Drama” Chase on the HBO comedy series Entourage, Bunny in the war film Platoon, and John Densmore in the musical biopic The Doors. He was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his performance on Entourage.

John Elefante
John Elefante
Musician

Singer, songwriter, performer and producer, John joined the rock group Kansas in 1981 as the new lead singer and keyboardist. He also co-wrote many of Kansas’ hits during the year’s of 1981-1985 including Fight Fire with Fire. He has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, winning four times.

Patrick Fabian
Patrick Fabian
Actor

Best known for his portrayal of “Howard Hamlin” for five seasons on AMC’s Peabody Award winning series “Better Call Saul”, Patrick has worked with everyone from Angela Lansbury to Xena recently guest starring on “Black Monday”, “Special”, “Code Black”, “Agents Of SHIELD” & “Lucifer”. Also starred in films “The Last Exorcism” ($70M Worldwide), “Bad Ass”, “Driver X”, & upcoming “Send It!” & “Eat, Brains, Love!”

John Pyper Ferguson
John Pyper Ferguson
Actor

Recently appearing as the combustible Shockley on ABC's Agents of Shield, John Pyper-Ferguson was the Gitmo Guy AKA Tex Nolan on the first three seasons of TNT's The Last Ship, Jack Soloff on USA's drama SUITS and in USA's hit show Queen of The South. Other notable performances include, Brothers and Sisters, Burn Notice and Alphas. Highlights of over forty films include a bassist on meds in the Punk Rock mocumentary Hard Core Logo, as a preppie dad in She's the Man, Wild Joe in WOLVES, and a reluctant deputy in Clint Eastwood's Academy Award winner for Best Picture Unforgiven.

Pat Finn
Pat Finn
Actor

Pat Finn is an actor from Chicago. After preforming on stage at The Second City, he was cast in a CBS sitcom and moved to LA. Pat has appeared in: Friends, Seinfeld, 2 Broke Girls, The Goldbergs, and 9 years recurring on The Middle on ABC. Pat has also been in movies: Dude Where’s My Car, How High, and It’s Complicated opposite Meryl Streep. Pat currently lives in LA with his wife and 3 children

Jackie Flynn
Jackie Flynn
Actor

Actor, best known for There's Something About Mary, Me, Myself & Irene and Here Comes the Boom.

Johnathan Fernandez
Johnathan Fernandez
Actor/Comedian

After graduating from Penn State, Johnathan moved back to New York City where he studied and performed extensively at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.Fernandez just finished three seasons as a series regular on FOX's LETHAL WEAPON. He played 'Scorsese', a dry-toned and creative pathologist who solved cases with the LAPD. Johnathan recently shot scenes in an upcoming Marvel movie but lips sealed for now. He just finishedup two features, one is WE NEED TO TALK, alongsideJamesMaslow (Sequestered, Big Time Rush) and Emily Rickards (Arrow, Brooklyn), and the other is named TOGETHER-ISH, starring Ed Helms (The Hangover, The Office).Johnathan just wrote, starred in, and executive produced his first short film. It's called Lillian. and is directed by Keesha Sharp (Lethal Weapon, Are We There Yet?) The film also stars Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn 99), Lyndon Smith (White Famous, Parenthood), and Carly Sullivan (SyFy's Happy). It's currently in the festival circuit.He also just wroteanother short film that will be his directorial debut. Partnering with Microsoft, he’s excited to get behind the camera.Other credits include Bull, Adam Ruins Everything, @midnight, GIRLS, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Younger, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and more.

Grant Fuhr
Grant Fuhr
NHL Hall of Fame

Former Ice Hockey Goalie inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 2003. Drafted 8th overall in 1981 by the Edmonton Oilers where he played for 10 years. He has been a part of five Stanley Cup championships. Wayne Gretzky has mentioned on many occasions that he believes Fuhr is the greatest goaltender in NHL history.

Eric Gagne
Eric Gagne
Athlete

A Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. After signing with the LosAngeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB) as a free agent in 1995, Gagné began his career as a starting pitcher. After he struggled in that role, the Dodgers converted Gagné from a starter to a reliever, where for three years (2002-2004) he was statistically the most outstanding closer in the game, winning the Cy Young Award in 2003. During that period, he set a major league record by converting 84 consecutive save opportunities. The phrase "Game Over" was heavily used by the Dodgers and the media in connection with his appearances to finish close games.

Les Garland
Les Garland
Co-Founder, MTV

American Entertainment Executive who currently leads mass media entertainment as the Founder and CEO of his company, AfterPlay Entertainment, a boutique, multi-disciplinary consulting practice that, in part, matches world famous talent with world-class brands. Garland was an executive or co-founder of networks including MTV: Music Television, VH1, The Box Television Network, and College Television Networks.

Spencer Garrett
Spencer Garrett
Actor

Moving effortlessly between comedy and drama,in the past year alone Spencer has been seen on “Dice”,”Lethal Weapon”, “Code Black” and in a recurring role as Molly’s boss on “Insecure”. Other recent television credits include a major role on season 3 of Amazon's 'Bosch’ and NBC’s upcoming  “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.”  Feature film credits include a starring role in 'Casino Jack'  and strong supporting roles in 'Public Enemies', 'The Way', 'Hitchcock', 'Iron Man 3' , 'Yes Man', '21', 'Charlie Wilson's War', 'Bobby', 'Thank You For Smoking' and 'Air Force One'.  In the TV world Spencer has held recurring roles on HBO's 'Luck', 'Aquarius', 'Satisfaction', 'The Magicians', 'Murder in the First' 'Major Crimes' and for the past three seasons on Starz' 'Survivors Remorse’’ and appeared in the HBO film “The Way" opposite Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie and Melissa Leo for director Jay Roach. He has also had strong supporting roles in 'No Escape' for the Dowdle Brothers opposite Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson, and 'Blackhat' for frequent collaborator Michael Mann, opposite Viola Davis and Chris Hemsworth.

Mitch Gaylord
Mitch Gaylord
Gymnast

In 1984, Mitch Gaylord led the United States Olympic gymnastics team to its Gold Medal victory. In addition to being the first American Gymnast in history to score a Perfect "10", Mitch went on to capture a Silver medal for Vaulting and two Bronze medals for Rings and Parallel Bars.As USA's number one ranked gymnast in 1983 and 1984, Mitch invented two skills now named internationally after him. To this day, the Gaylord Flip and the Gaylord Two are considered among the most difficult and spectacular feats in gymnastics.After the Olympics, Mitch was appointed to the President’s Council for Physical Fitness by President Reagan and was asked to return for a second term under President George Bush, Senior. During this time, he fulfilled numerous speaking engagements, endorsements and appearances across the country.In 1995, he was inducted into UCLA's Hall of Fame, and in 2006, he was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame.Mitch resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Valentina, and is a dedicated Husband and Father to their children. Valentina and Mitch are proud owners ofThe Lagree Studio, a boutique fitness workout featuring the Megaformer and VersaClimber machines.They currently have three studios in the Austin area.Mitch's passions include scuba diving, skiing, cooking, fitness, and family.

Galen Gering
Galen Gering
Actor

Actor currently portraying Rafe Hernandez on the soap opera "Days of our Lives". He also appeared as Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap opera "Passions" from 1999-2008. Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000.

JT Harding
JT Harding
Singer/Songwriter

J.T. Harding was born and raised in South Detroit. While other kids were on the baseball field, J.T. was in his basement jumping around to MTV and trying to write his own songs. He put together several bands in high school then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream. JT made his first demo tape with prize money he earned by winning the TV game show VH1 Rock N Roll Jeopardy. He has written several chart topping hits including the 3 million selling “Smile” with Uncle Kracker, “Somewhere In My Car” with Keith Urban, “Somewhere With You” and “Bar At The End Of The World” for Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley’s “Different For Girls,” Jake Owen’s “Alone With You,” and superstar Blake Shelton’s number one song “Sangria.”

Carmine Giovinazzo
Carmine Giovinazzo
Actor, Writer, Musician

an American actor, writer and musician, known for his role as Detective Danny Messer in CSI: NY. Starting from 2014, Giovinazzo began potraying the recurring role of Sid Markham in the second season of the USA television series Graceland. In this series, he reunited with his former CSI: NY co-star, Vanessa Ferlito.

Joel Gretsch
Joel Gretsch
Actor

Actor whose roles include Tom Baldwin on the series "The 4400" and Father Jack Landry on "V". Many recognize him from the movie "The Legend of Bagger Vance" where he played the famed golfer Bobby Jones.

Gregory Harrison
Gregory Harrison
Actor

Gregory Harrison's four-decade career spans television, film and theater. He has starred in over 500 hours of television, including nearly fifty movies-of-the-week, a dozen mini-series, and countless episodic guest appearances. Series leads include LOGAN'S RUN, TRAPPER JOHN M.D., FALCON CREST, FAMILY MAN, NEW YORK NEWS, REUNION, ONE TREE HILL, RINGER, RECKLESS, RIZZOLI & ISLES, and currently in SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED and Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES. Feature films include NORTH SHORE, RAZORBACK, IT'S MY PARTY, THE M WORD, and FAIR HAVEN. Broadway credits: STEEL PIER, FOLLIES, CHICAGO (Broadway and national tour). Gregory has produced and/or directed numerous TV movies and series episodes since co-founding Catalina Productions in 1981.

Dennis Haysbert
Dennis Haysbert
Actor

Dennis Haysbert captured the attention of audiences and critics alike with his groundbreaking role as President David Palmer on FOX’s hit series “24,” for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination, and two Screen Actor Guild nominations. He starred in the CBS series “The Unit,” which continues to be an iconic and culturally relevant television show.Haysbert’supcoming projects include Fox 2000’s “Breakthrough,” the faith-based drama based on the true story of Joyce Smith’s account of her son’s miraculous recovery detailed in her novel The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection. Haysbert is a third-party advocate for Allstate Insurance Co. and has appeared in commercials for the company since 2003.

Robert Hays
Robert Hays
Actor

American actor, best known for his roles in film as pilot Ted Striker in Airplane! (also known as Flying High) and its sequel, and for his role as Robert Seaver in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993). In television, he starred as the title character in 22 episodes of the science fiction series Starman (1986–1987) and as the voice of Tony Stark on Iron Man (1994).

Dan Hellie
Dan Hellie
Athlete

Dan joined NFL Network in 2013 as host of the network's flagship daily show, NFL Total Access. During his time at NFL Network Dan has also hosted: Game Day Live, Thursday Night Football pre & post game and NFL Draft & Combine shows. He recently served as the NFL’s host for Opening Night and the “Early Access Show” at Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Outside of NFL Network you can see Dan calling NFL & College football games on Fox and UFC fights on ESPN+. He also serves as the preseason television voice of the Tennessee Titans and is a play-by-play announcer for college basketball games on the west coast. Dan made his acting debut as a newscaster on the CBS show SEAL Team in 2020. Prior to his arrival at NFL Network, Dan was the Sports Director for the NBC owned station in Washington, DC. During his tenure in D.C., Dan won two EMMY awards, one for "Best Sports Anchor." Dan's responsibilities at NBC Washington included anchoring the daily sportscasts, hosting a weekly Redskins show and the Redskins coaches show. Dan has covered many major sporting events including: Super Bowls, World Series, NCAA Final Fours, the U.S. Open, Stanley Cup playoffs and NBA playoffs. In 2012, Dan spent a month in London covering the summer Olympics. An avid (and very average) golfer, Dan also spent a week as co-host on the Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" show. Prior to landing a job in Washington, D.C., Dan was sports director for WFTV (ABC) in Orlando (where he rode a bull). He also worked as a sports anchor in West Palm Beach, FL, Florence, SC, and Alexandria, MN. Dan is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee where he was in the same graduating class as Peyton Manning. He currently resides with his family in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Sam Hennings
Sam Hennings
Actor, writer and voice actor

Actor, writer who appeared in "The Aviator" with Leonardo DiCaprio. He also co-starred for two seasons on the TV series "Memphis Beat".

James Hyde
James Hyde
Actor

Actor and former supermodel James Hyde currently stars in the hit Netflix Series MONARCA, produced by Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa, set to start shooting Season 2 early in 2020. James has completed two independent features this year. The first, for the festival circuit, called 'Natural Disasters, is about three friends in their mid 20s struggling to navigate their professional and personal lives, that has been submitted to Sundance. The other, a starring role in the thriller titled 'Dutch', scheduled for release in Spring 2020. Another project currently in development is a Versace documentary in which James details his experiences as one of the first 80's male supermodels under contract for VERSACE. This veteran of television and film boasts an impressive resume across the board on a multitude of iconic shows. James starred for 10 years on the NBC Daytime Drama "Passions” as Sam Bennett. After leaving "Passions" he went on to produce and star in his own reality series "James Hyde Steals The Show" which streamed for two seasons on Crackle. We saw James travel the globe to discover the world's most intriguing entertainers and try his luck at their unusual skills. Hyde has also hosted and produced Live Events around the world as a brand ambassador, including Hornitos Tequila, Justin Timberlake's Sauza 901 and El Tesoro Tequila. Born and raised in Ohio, one of five children, James inherited his dedication and strong work ethic from his blue collar father and his creative artistry from his talented country singer mother. After high school, James joined the military and was then discovered by a modeling agent in Hawaii. He embarked on a successful career that took him around the world, working for top designers, gracing magazine covers such as Bazaar Uomo, where he met his wife model and artist Sue-Ling Garcia. James resides with his wife and model/actor son James Moses in Los Angeles, CA. He is represented by Pallas Management Group and Momentum Talent Agency.

Gary Hudson
Gary Hudson
Actor

Gary was nominated for Best Actor for the Canadian series "Wild Roses" for the CBC at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2009.

Oliver Hudson
Oliver Hudson
Actor

An American actor, Hudson is known for his roles as Adam Rhodes in the CBS comedy series Rules of Engagement, Jeff Fordham on the ABC musical drama series Nashville , and Wes Gardner in the Fox horror comedy Scream Queens.

Chris Jacobs
Chris Jacobs
Actor/Host

Television host of Overhaulin’ and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, Jacobs formerly hosted The Insider and also worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. He also works for the NFL Network, and recently hosted the interactive portion of Chopper Live and Gold Rush Live both on Discovery Channel.

Tommy John
Tommy John
Athlete

A professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, California Angels, and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1989, John was a four-time MLB All-Star. John's 288 career victories rank as the seventh highest total among left-handers in major league history. He is also known for the surgery, now named after him, which was performed on a damaged ligament in his pitching arm. Over half of John's career wins came after his surgery.

Tom Johnston
Tom Johnston
Musician

A guitarist and vocalist, Johnston is known principally as a founder, guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter for the rock group The Doobie Brothers, as well as for his own solo career. His off-and-on career with The Doobie Brothers spans more than 40 years, during which time the band exhibited numerous successful styles.

Richard Karn
Richard Karn
Actor

Best known for his extraordinary success for eight seasons as ‘Al’ in Home Improvement and 4 seasons as the host on Family Feud, Karn has many notable film and television performances including Last Man Standing, Air Bud, Snow Buddies, Desperately Seeking Susan, House of Games, That 70s Show, among others. He was also recently seen in A Daughter’s Nightmare for Lifetime and Detroiters for Comedy Central as well as independent films Text Me When It’s Over, Amanda and the Fox and Gordon Family Tree. Richard has performed on Broadway in Me and My Girl and starred in the title role in Larry Shue’s The Foreigner.

Richard Kind
Richard Kind
Actor

Known for his roles in the sitcoms Mad About You and Spin City, Kind’s voice credits include Larry the Anaconda in The Wild; Molt in A Bug’s Life; and Van in Cars and Cars 2. He was nominated for a Tony Award in 2013 for Best Actor in the play The Big Knife.

Brian Krause
Brian Krause
Actor

American actor. He is known for his role as Leo Wyatt on The WB television series Charmed (1998–2006) and for portraying the lead role of Charles Brady in the 1992 horror film Sleepwalkers.

Nick Lea
Nick Lea
Actor

Nicholas Lea is a Canadian actor best known for his portrayal of Alex Krycek on The X-Files and of Tom Foss on Kyle XY.

David Leisure
David Leisure
Actor

Best known for his portrayal of the lying, smarmy car salesman “JOE ISUZU”, Leisure became one of the most recognizable characters on American television. David followed his commercial success with a seven year run on NBC’s Empty Nest, playing the obnoxious, mooching neighbor, Charlie Dietz. Leisure has guest starred on numerous television series such as General Hospital, Diagnosis Murder, Touched By An Angel and For Your Love. He has had roles in the movies Airplane, Ten Things I Hate About You and The Brady Bunch Movie.

Kelley Lovelace
Kelley Lovelace
Songwriter

Kelley began his career working and writing at Larry Butler’s music publishing company, Perdido Key Music. In just three years he became President of this publishing company and dubbed it Music Alley before choosing to write songs full time and landing a song writing deal with EMI Music Publishing. As a writer, he has had many songs recorded by artists such as Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenney Chesney, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Randy Houser, Hunter Hayes, Lauren Alaina, Montgomery Gentry, and many others. Among these recordings are 23 Top 10 Billboard / R&R / Mediabase hits: 16 of which have reached the #1 position.

Chris McDonald
Chris McDonald
Actor

Actor known for his roles as Darryl Dickinson in Thelma & Louis, Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, Ward Cleaver in the film adaptation of Leave It To Beaver, Tabby Tibbons in Requiem for a Dream, and Mel Allen in the HBO film 61*.

Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill
Actor

Since D-Day and his Harley roared up the Delta House stairs in Animal House, Bruce McGill has been a memorable screen presence. He has appeared in over 150 films, TV movies and series spanning the last five decades — from Lincoln to Law Abiding Citizen, from Collateral to My Cousin Vinny, from Miami Vice to MacGyver to The Insider. Bruce has just ended his 7th and final season on TNT's hit series Rizzoli & Isles, and starting in Feb 2018, can be seen on NBC’s Shades of Blue. An avid golfer, Bruce’s favorite role to date was playing legendary golfer Walter Hagen in The Legend of Bagger Vance.

Mark McGrath
Mark McGrath
Musician

Born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Southern California, McGrath first appeared with Sugar Ray (then known as the Shrinky Dinx) in 1988, when he jumped on stage and grabbed the microphone.  After playing multiple clubs and college parties up and down the beaches of Southern California, the band made a video in 1994 that caught the eye of Atlantic Records.   Shortly after, in 1997, the band’s collaboration with reggae artist Super Cat resulted in the song “Fly,” which dominated the airwaves.  Later that year, and following the success of their number-one hit, Sugar Ray released its second album, “Floored,” which went double platinum.  Sugar Ray’s success rocketed McGrath to pop-star status, as he graced the covers of “Rolling Stone” and “Spin.”  He even made People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, being named “Sexiest Rocker” of 1998. In 1999, the band's follow up record to the double platinum success of "Floored" was entitled "14:59", a clever idea Mark had while assessing the probability of Sugar Ray being known as a one hit wonder, after the enormous success of "Fly"

Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
Former Athlete

Former American football player. He played college football at Brigham Young University, where he was a two-time All-American (1980, 1981) and later in the professional ranks with the Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, and Green Bay Packers.

Sam McMurray
Sam McMurray
Actor

Television, film and voice actor known for his role as Supervisor Patrick O'Boyle in the "King of Queens" TV series. He also had a recurring role as Chandler's boss on "Friends". Among his film credits are "Raising Arizona", and National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation".

Mike Mills
Mike Mills
Musician

Musician and composer who was a founding member of the alternative rock group R.E.M. and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Known primarily as a bass guitarist, backing vocalist and pianist, his musical repertoire includes also keyboards, guitar and percussion instruments.

Mark Moses
Mark Moses
Actor

Mark Moses is proud to be a part of the Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His work as an actor includes Mad Men, Desperate Housewives, Manhattan, The Killing, Homeland and The Last Ship, as well as films like Platoon, Letters from Iwo Jima, Deep Impact and Cesar Chavez. Recent projects include Incorporated on Syfy, and Mr. Robot, and Man Seeking Woman. He has won 3 Screen Actor Guild Awards.

Tim Nichols
Tim Nichols
Songwriter

With nearly two dozen smash hits, multiple BMI songwriting awards, a Grammy for Best Country Songfor Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying”, as well as Song of the Year honors from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music, Nichols has earned his place among Nashville's most elite and respected tunesmiths. Nichols' songs have helped launch the careers of Jo Dee Messina as well as newcomer Dustin Lynch. Other artists to record Nichols' tunes include Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney.

Jeffrey Nordling
Jeffrey Nordling
Actor

Nordling’s film and television work has spanned his entire career and include HBO’s multiple Emmy and Golden Globe and SAG Award winning BIG LITTLE LIES, Showtime’s I’M DYING UP HERE, NASHVILLE, the feature films SULLY, TRON, SURFER, DUDE as well as HOME OF THE BRAVE, FLICKA, FLIGHT 93 for A&E, ARROW, DIRT, Season Seven on “24”, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, BODY OF PROOF, KILLER WOMEN and RAKE. Other work includes HBO’s AND THE BAND PLAYED ON and CITIZEN COHN, as well as PROVIDENCE, APOLLO 11, QUIZ SHOW, RUBY, WORKING GIRL, HOLY MATRIMONY, MIGHTY DUCKS 3, and many others. His work on the New York stage includes Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theatre and CSC.

John O'Hurley
John O'Hurley
Actor

Award-winning actor John O’Hurley has catapulted into one of television’s busiest and most versatile actor/show host, Broadway star, advertising hero as well as being a New York Times best-selling author and Billboard chart-topping composer. O’Hurley is best known as “J. Peterman” on “Seinfeld” which is now the #1 syndicated show in the world and can be seen in 85 countries. John won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on “Seinfeld.” It was O’Hurley’s unique portrayal of the wry and witty “J. Peterman” that led to dozens of advertising campaigns for companies earning him multiple advertising and marketing industry awards. He captured America’s heart with his turn on Season 1 of “Dancing with the Stars,” where he officially won the ABC series with the highly contested “Dance Off “ and was named one of People Magazine’s, “Sexiest Men Alive”. O’Hurley is now the regular host of NBC Sports highest rated yearly show, “The National Dog Show presented by Purina,” a thirteen-old Thanksgiving tradition to 22 million viewers. He was also host of the long-time popular game shows “Family Feud” and To Tell The Truth”. One of the most recognizable voices in entertainment, he is the voice of many animated characters like King Neptune on “SpongeBob Square Pants” and the Mayor on Disney’s hit “Phineas and Ferb.” On Broadway and on stages across the country, he is best known for his many performances as King Arthur on Monty Python’s “Spamalot” and his continuing portrayal of slick lawyer, Billy Flynn in the Broadway legend “Chicago”. As a composer/pianist, both of his albums “Secrets From The Lake” and “Peace Of Our Minds” have reached the Billboard charts. His unusual versatility as both entertainer and businessman continues to be the focus of many features in magazines like Business Week and Time Magazine. In addition, life imitates art for him as John is now the business partner of the J. Peterman Company, along with the real J. Peterman. In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition for his accomplishments in the Arts and Philanthropy. He lives in Beverly Hills with his wife Lisa and their son, William.

Michael O'Neill
Michael O'Neill
Actor

Renowned actor Michael O’Neill will soon be seen as “Larry Mills” in the highly anticipated new NBC drama series, COUNCIL OF DADS premiering in March 24, 2020. His current roles are as “Chaplain Kendricks” in the critically acclaimed feature film, CLEMENCY, which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and “Senator Mitchell Chapin” in Season 2 of TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN on Amazon. Other recent appearances for O’Neill include the series’ THE ROMANOFFS, THE RESIDENT, 11.22.63, SHOOTER, S.W.A.T. and a five-episode arc in the final season of SCANDAL. Previous television credits include his four season role on the award winning Sundance TV series, RECTIFY, the CBS series, EXTANT with Halle Berry and A&E’s BATES MOTEL. O’Neill’s memorable TV roles include GREY’S ANATOMY and fan favorite “Special Agent Ron Butterfield” on THE WEST WING, as well as NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, VEGAS, THE GRIM SLEEPER, NCIS, SONS OF ANARCHY and THE UNIT. In feature films, O’Neill played FDA Agent “Richard Barkley” in the award-winning DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and his vast credits include J. EDGAR, GREEN ZONE, TRANSFORMERS, SECONDHAND LIONS, TRAFFIC, SEA OF LOVE and SEABISCUIT. O’Neill also recently completed two feature films, THE STAND AT PAXTON COUNTY and INDIVISIBLE. A native of Alabama, O’Neill has a degree in Economics from Auburn University and was the University’s Winter 2019 Commencement Speaker. He was also the 2018 commencement speaker at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. He began his acting career under the mentorship of Will Geer, and his daughter Ellen, at the Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles. He is married to Mary O’Keefe O’Neill and they have three wonderful daughters, Ella, Annie and Molly. O’Neill has served on the Board of the Hollywood Branch of the Screen Actors Guild and has often participated in the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s BookPALS program, reading to elementary school children. He has also been involved in Teach for America, Habitat for Humanity, and Focus on Recovery in Birmingham.

Wally Palmar
Wally Palmar
Musician

A rock musician, recording artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Palmer is best known as a founding member and lead singer of the American new wave band The Romantics. Palmar and several high school friends formed The Romantics in 1977 scoring their first record deal in 1979. Their self-titled debut album contained the band's first chart hit. "What I Like About You," which Palmar co-wrote, peaked at #49 on Billboard's Hot 100. The band's 1983 album, In Heat contained the band's biggest hit, the million-selling "Talking in Your Sleep". It spent several weeks at #3 in Billboard and featured Palmar on lead vocals. In 2014, Palmar was a founding member of The Empty Hearts.

Al Paris
Al Paris
Musician

Al Paris is a performer of rare talent, whose charisma really shines on stage in front of a live audience. After a decade touring globally as a former member of Kool & The Gang, Al’s “renaissance man” career has spanned acting, singing, songwriting, and producing from his home base in Nashville, TN. Working with artists like Gladys Knight, Pink, JT Taylor, Charlie Wilson, Larry Dodson, and Joe Walsh exposed Al to a wide range of music and talented performers and studio musicians many of which he has recruited into Al Paris & The Heartbreakers; formed in late 2013, quickly becoming one of the most in-demand show bands for wedding receptions, corporate events, festivals, fundraisers, and private events like milestone birthdays and anniversaries. A highlight of Al’s musical career was playing in front of then President Bill Clinton and the leaders of the 8 largest global economies at the G8 Summit in Denver, CO. Along with great depth of vision and sound, Paris also has a heart for people. He puts these exceptional qualities together and consistently makes any event one that is truly special with memories that will last forever.

Brad Penny
Brad Penny
Athlete

Brad Penny is an American former professional baseball player. In 14 Major League Baseball seasons, Penny pitched for the Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Tigers. He is a two-time All Star and was part of the 2003 World Series Championship team, Florida Marlins. Penny retired from professional baseball in 2016 and now resides in the Kansas City area with his wife and two daughters. The Pennys will welcome their third child in May.

Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen
Athlete

An American former professional basketball player. He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. Pippen, along with Michael Jordan, played an important role in transforming the Bulls into a championship team and in popularizing the NBA around the world during the 1990s. Considered one of the greatest small forwards of all time, Pippen was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team eight consecutive times and the All-NBA First Team three times. He was a seven-time NBA All-Star and was the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1994. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History during the 1996–97 season, and is one of four players to have his jersey retired by the Chicago Bulls (the others being Jerry Sloan, Bob Love, and Michael Jordan).

Kevin Rahm
Kevin Rahm
Actor

An American actor best known for his television roles as Kyle McCarty on Judging Amy, Lee McDermott on Desperate Housewives, and Ted Chaough on Mad Men.

Rick Ravanello
Rick Ravanello
Actor

Rick Ravanello has been acting since 1996. Rick immediately started to earn many television and film roles which led him to an audition that landed in the hands of Steven Spielberg of Dreamworks SKG. Mr. Spielberg had Rick flown to Los Angeles where he met with Tom Hanks in which they discussed an upcoming project titled "Band of Brothers". Mr. Spielberg was so taken with Rick, that he immediately offered a role to star in an upcoming Dreamworks television project. Subsequently, Rick lived in Los Angeles for 16 years, where he has had non stop success but currently resides in Palm Springs, California. Currently, Rick is filming two new television series. "The Pact" in Romania and "Medinah" alongside Eric Roberts in Qatar. Previously, Rick starred in "Hart's War" where he worked alongside Bruce Willis and had starring roles in television shows such as "Criminal Minds", "Nikita," "Weeds," "Desperate Housewives" and "Lincoln Heights" among dozens of others. Rick has 3 new films coming out this year. "Backward Forward" filmed in Romania, "Short Straw" filmed in Kansas and "In Defense Against Tyranny" filmed in Los Angeles

Ben Reed
Ben Reed
Actor/Producer

Ben Reed is an American actor known for his many television and film roles. He recently portrayed Wayne Kyle in the Oscar nominated film "AMERICAN SNIPER". And will be starring as Rees Thompson in the new film, soon to be released "THE MEANEST MAN IN TEXAS".

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Sixwire
Our House band

Jason Scheff
Jason Scheff
Musician

Longtime Tenor Lead Vocalist of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted supergroup Chicago, Scheff joined the group in 1985 replacing the iconic vocalist/bass player Peter Cetera going on to be one of the principal songwriters and main contributors throughout Chicago’s career. Scheff’s songwriting, vocals, and musicianship helped create the most successful recording era of Chicago, the 80s and 90s including hits such as Will You Still Love Me (#3 pop -lead vocals), What Kind Of Man Would I Be (#5 pop -songwriter, lead vocals/bass), Look Away (#1 Billboard song of the year -1989, background vocals/bass), I Don’t Want To Live Without Your Love (#3 pop -background vocals/bass), You’re Not Alone (#10 pop -background vocals/bass), If She Would Have Been Faithful (#17 pop -lead vocals)and We Can Last Forever (#1 AC -songwriter, lead vocals/bass). Scheff is also the voice across 4 decades, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010s, performing all the classic Chicago hits in thousands of concerts, television appearances, most notably his blistering performance of “25 or 6 to 4” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony for Chicago’s induction in 2016.

Sterling Sharpe
Sterling Sharpe
Former NFL Player. NFL Analyst

Former NFL wide receiver and an analyst for the NFL Network. He attended the University of South Carolina and was a first round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 1988 where he played from 1988 to 1994. He was named an All-Pro five times. Unfortunately his career was cut short due to a neck injury in 1994.

Reggie Smith
Reggie Smith
former MLB ALL-Star

Reggie Smith playedfor the Boston Red Sox (1966–73), St. Louis Cardinals (1974–76), Los Angeles Dodgers (1976–81) and San Francisco Giants (1982). Smith played in four World Series with six homeruns in 21 games. During a seventeen-year major league career (1966–1982), Smith appeared in 1,987 games, hit 314 home runs and batted .287. Smith played at least 70 games in 13 different seasons, and in every one of those 13 seasons, his team had a winning record. After his playing career ended, Smith rejoined the Dodgers a minor league instructor and a player development official. Smith was a batting instructor of the 2000 Gold Medal winning USA Olympic Baseball Team. He was inducted in to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000. Smith currently owns and operates the Reggie Smith Baseball Centers, working with baseball players of all ages.

Bill Smitrovich
Bill Smitrovich
Actor

Actor best known for his role as Drew Thatcher on the critically acclaimed dramatic series Life Goes On. He had a recurring role on The Practice and the hit series Millennium. His many film roles include Independence Day, Air Force One, and Thirteen Days.

Derek St. Holmes
Derek St. Holmes
Musician

Eleven-year-old Derek St. Holmes was being influenced by the local music scene around the time he acquired his first guitar. As he honed his skills in his parent’s basement, he could not have fathomed that in a little more than a decade he would take the world of rock ‘n’ roll by storm. Motown was the sound of Detroit in the 1960s, but by the end of the decade, and into the ‘70s the area was a hotbed of hard rock that included The Stooges, The MC5, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes. Soon, that scene would also include Derek St. Holmes. It all began in 1974 when St. Holmes’ band Scott opened a gig for Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes. Nugent was making a name for himself around the Midwestern portion of the United States, but thus far had been unable to take his music to the next level. After seeing, and hearing, the young St. Holmes on stage, he knew what was missing and invited Derek to join his band. Derek brought a strong set of pipes, solid musicianship and songwriting skills to Nugent’s music, and in March of 1975 the world was introduced to him via Nugent’s self-titled debut album. While it was Nugent slinging down the guitar licks, it was Derek’s voice all over FM radio singing the soon to be classics “Stranglehold,” “Stormtroopin” and “Just What the Doctor Ordered.” In addition, Derek wrote, arranged and sang the classic tune “Hey Baby.” Derek quickly became regarded as one of the best voices on the international rock scene, all at the tender age of 22 years old. Nugent and St. Holmes continued their winning combination for three more iconic albums, Free for All in 1976, Cat Scratch Fever in 1977 and Double Live Gonzo in 1978. St. Holmes left the band and formed St. Paradise with ex-Nugent bassist Rob Grange in 1979, releasing one album. St. Paradise never took off as hoped, but the in-demand St. Holmes quickly teamed up with Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford to form Whitford/St. Holmes. In 1981, they released the album Whitford/St. Holmes, which was produced by the legendary Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Krokus, Def Leppard, Loverboy). The album was well received and remains a cult classic to this day. In 1984, St. Holmes lent his vocal skills to German guitarist Michael Schenker’s band, MSG, on the album Built to Destroy. Derek also continued his on again/off again relationship with Nugent in both the 1980s, and ‘90s, co-writing several songs on Ted’s comeback album Spirit of Wild in 1996. On July 4, 2000 Derek released his first solo album, after a quarter century in the music business. The critically acclaimed album, titled Then & Now featured songs that demonstrated the many facets of St. Holmes talents. His vocals ranged from the expected hard rockers, to bluesy numbers, to a heartfelt ballad. His guitar playing covered everything from hard rock, to blues, and even included an acoustic number. Derek spent the next ten years performing in many bands and being a part of many projects, always remaining active in the music business. After years of Nugent fans begging Ted for Derek’s return, St. Holmes was invited by the Motor City Madman in 2011 to once again take his place on the Nugent stage. Derek appeared on Nugent’s 2014 album ShutUp&Jam, singing the tune “Everything Matters.” In 2015, Derek wrote and recorded new music with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Brad Whitford and released the long awaited follow up to 1981’s Whitford/St. Holmes album. The Reunion album prompted a 2016 summer tour with the band White Snake. Derek is presently playing solo on a variety of Blues Tours and traveling with his own Band, The Derek St. Holmes Band and pleasing rock and roll fans throughout the US. Derek St. Holmes is a living testament to hard work and dedication. His voice remains as powerful as it was in 1974 when Nugent knew he had to snag him for his band. His guitar skills are equal to Nugent as well, a fact often overlooked due to his stellar vocals. St. Holmes’ abilities are surpassed only by his spirit and love of music.

Bruce Thomas
Bruce Thomas
Actor

Actor known for roles in films Army of Darkness, and Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde II, where he played the UPS guy. He also portrayed Batman in a series of commercials for General Motors’ OnStar service.

Mickey Thomas
Mickey Thomas
Singer

Musician and lead vocalist for the rock band Jefferson Starship and Starship, Thomas joined the Elvin Bishop Group as a backing vocalist and eventually made it to lead vocals on Elvin Bishop’s chart hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”, a #3 single in 1976. His newest album, Loveless Fascination, was released in September 2013.

Brian Thompson
Brian Thompson
Actor

American actor. Thompson has worked in the action adventure and science fiction genres where his stature and unique appearance often lends him to imposing roles, although he has earned many comedic parts as well. His career began with a small role in the 1984 film The Terminator. His second feature was the hit comedy The Three Amigos.

Linda Thompson
Linda Thompson
Actress

An actress and lyricist, she was a regular on the TV series Hee Haw from 1977 to 1992. She has collaborated as lyricist to composer David Foster, including I Have Nothing, sung by Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard and Grown Up Christmas List. The duo won an Emmy in 2003 for Outstanding Music and Lyrics.

Lamar Thomas
Lamar Thomas
Athlete

Former NFL player and former color commentator. Thomas played college football and college basketball and ran track at the University of Miami before being drafted in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is a University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame inductee, class of 2014 With the Miami Hurricanes Thomas set a then-school record for most receptions in a career (later eclipsed by Reggie Wayne). He was the victim of "The Strip", George Teague's strip of the football at the 10 yard line in the 1993 Sugar Bowl, an Alabama rout of Miami.

Neil Thrasher
Neil Thrasher
Singer/Songwriter

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Neil Thrasher has been surrounded by music his whole life. After a few years of recording his own music, other artist began recording songs he had written. Now a full-time songwriter and eventually being named “2004 ASCAP’s Songwriter Of The Year.” Thrasher has penned many #1 hits including “Fast Cars & Freedom”, “Take Me There” and “Banjo” by Rascal Flatts, “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Fly Over States” and “Night Train” by Jason Aldean, and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser”. His latest #1 was “Rearview Town” by Jason Aldean. Neil’s songs have also been recorded by some of music’s most successful acts including: Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, David Nail, Diamond Rio, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others.

Paula Trickey
Paula Trickey
Actress

Actress who spent five seasons on the TV show Pacific Blue playing Sgt. Cory McNamara. She also had recurring roles on The O.C., Beverly Hills, 90210, and Walker Texas Ranger.

David Wells
David Wells
Athlete

An American former Major League Baseball pitcher. Wells was considered to be one of the game's better left-handed pitchers, especially during his years with the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched the 15th perfect game in baseball history. He is tied only with Kenny Lofton for appearing in the post-season with six teams. Wells is currently a broadcaster on MLB on TBS and the host of The Cheap Seats on FOXSports.com.

Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson
Comedian

Comedian seen on MTV, Comedy Central, and ABC’s The Next Best Thing. He currently headlines on Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise Line and is considered one of America’s best comic impressionists.

Mark Bryan
Mark Bryan
Musician

Mark received his Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He is a founding member, songwriter and the guitar player for multi-platinum Hootie & the Blowfish and has spent the last 30 years recording and touring. He also has three solo albums to his credit. Since moving to Charleston in 1999, Bryan has produced 7 full-length albums, as well as co-written, and produced countless songs, for other artists. He was also instrumental in founding the student run radio station at the College of Charleston, where he was an Adjunct Professor, and Artist in Residence for the Music Industry Concentration in the College’s School of the Arts, from 2009 - 2019. Bryan recently won an Emmy for the live-concert television series called LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL. Season One aired in over 50 PBS markets nationally. Bryan created the show, and is its host. Mark is also the Chairman of the Board for Carolina Studios, a non-profit after school music recording and technology program for kids 8-18.

Anthony Anderson
Actor

American comedian, actor, writer, and game show host. He has starred in his own short-lived sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the ABC sitcom Black-ish and the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during its fifth and final season. He is known for his leading roles in drama series K-Ville, The Shield and as NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard on Law & Order. He has had major roles in feature films such as Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004), The Departed (2006), Transformers (2007), and Scream 4 (2011).

Jonathan Banks
Actor

Born in Washington, D.C, Jonathan Banks’ work as an actor has spanned fivedecades in film, television, and theater. He began hiscareer with the musical Hair in 1969.Banks is a four-time Emmy® Award nominee, garnering nominations in2015 and 2016 for his work on the first two seasons of Better CallSaul, in 2013 for Breaking Bad, and for his role as Frank McPike in theStephen J. Cannell-produced series Wiseguy in 1989.Among his hundreds of film and television credits are Beverly Hills Cop,48 Hrs., Dark Blue, Flipper, Freejack, Mudbound and The Commuter.

Chris Barron
Musician

Chris Barron is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of Spin Doctors. Barron's voice came back in early 2000, at which point he began performing with his band and the Give Daddy Five. Barron undertook what he calls "a journeyman songwriting experience," composing tunes with Blues Traveler's John Popper and with former BMI executive Jeff Cohen. A solo album called Shag was released in 2001, featuring diverse influences, including rock, jazz, country, and funk.

Skunk Baxter
Musician

Guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is known for his stints in Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s and Spirit in the 1980s. Recently he has been working as a defense consultant and chairs a congressional advisory board on missile defense.

Kurt Bevacqua
Baseball Player

Kurt reached the pinnacle of the baseball world by playing in the major leagues for 15 years, half of that time spent with the San Diego Padres, where he achieved his greatest success, twice leading the National League in pinch hitting, and leading the Padres in Home Runs and RBI’s in the 1984 World Series, where he was named the Padres MVP. He also was named to the Padres All-Time team in 2000. Kurt now does the Padres pre-game social hour television show on Fox Sports West and also Padres pre and post-game radio on The Mighty 1090 AM.

Phillip Boyd
Actor

Philip Boyd is an American actor and writer. He currently can be seen on the OWN Network portraying “Oscar” in his third season of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and The Have Nots”. He can also be seen on Netflix in the romantic comedy “In-Lawfully Yours” as “Chaz”. In 2006, Boyd shared a “Best Ensemble Cast”award for his role as “Matt” in “29 Reasons to Run” at the Bare Bones Film Festival. Philip also received a Best Supporting Actor Nominee forhis work in “Clones Gone Wild” at the Action on Film Festival in 2009.Although Philip can be seen in front of the camera, he also has spent time developing and writing films and TV pilots. Upcoming projects for Boyd include the miniseries “Feud” by RyanMurphy, “Do You See Me”, and “The Dancing Dodo”, based on John Gardner’s best sellers.

Andy Buckley
Actor

For the last decade, Andy Buckley has served as a Financial Advisor at a major bank, part of group managing over 300m in personal assets. This has been perfect background material for his fictional role as, David Wallace, CFO of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, playing opposite Steve Carrell on NBC's hit comedy The Office. This year, he's also had supporting roles alongside Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg in The Other Guys and in Life As We Know It opposite Katherine Heigl & Josh Duhamel. He still keeps his position at the bank.

Jillian Cardarelli
Country Music Singer

Jillian Cardarelli is a singer/songwriter who is forging her own path in country music with her stunning vocals, captivating songwriting and girl next door quality. Rolling Stone ranked Jillian at the top of their list of 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know and Nashville Lifestyles Magazine highlighted Jillian in their annual Music in the City issue as one of the Top New Artists to Watch in 2018. Jillian’s debut single, "Rerun,” that was written by Grammy Award-winning artist Maren Morris, Tina Parol and Jordan Reynolds.The music video of “Rerun” was showcased as part of CMT’s Artist Discovery initiative, spending two weeks at #1 and several weeks in the Top 10 videos on CMT due to fan voting.Her second single, “Souvenirs,” aired on Radio Disney Country while the music video spent eight weeks in the Top 10 videos online on CMT.

Jeff Clark
Athlete

Jeff Clark is an extreme surfer who was labeled as one of the “world’s best big-wave riders” by Surfer Magazine in 1994. Clark, along with the Mavericks and the Half Moon Bay surf scene, has been featured in such films as Riding Giants and Adventures in Wild California. He is the only surfer in San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame.

Javier Colon
Singer

Blessed with a stunningly soulful voice, an uncanny songwriting talent, a charismatic personality and a commanding stage presence, Javier Colon was introduced to millions of TV viewers around the world as the Season One winner of NBC's The Voice. An international fan base has embraced his personally-charged, acoustic-textured blend of pop, rock and R&B, and he tours the US and abroad with his effortlessly distinctive style that he's dubbed "acoustic soul." His latest album, “Gravity” was released on Concord Records in 2016 and he’s currently writing for a new album he hopes to release in late 2019

Raymond Cruz
Actor

Appearing in "Major Crimes" in it's fourth season as a series regular, detective Julio Sanchez. Starring as Ariel Castro in "Cleavland Abduction" the Michelle Knight Story, a Lifefime/Sony movie airing in March 2015. Recurring role as Tuco Salamanca in "Better Call Saul", the prequel to Breaking Bad/AMC Television show.

Rick Dees
Radio Personality

Best-known for his 1977 novelty hit "Disco Duck," Rick Dees reigns as one of America's top DJs. Hosting a morning show for KIIS-FM in Los Angeles since 1982, Dees is heard daily over 300 affiliated stations in 23 countries. His show, Weekly Top 40 Countdown, is heard weekly by more than 50 million people. The recipient of ten consecutive Billboard Number One Radio Personality of America awards and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, he's appeared in such films as La Bamba and Jetsons: The Movie.

Dave Dettmann
Television and radio personality

While coining the phrase EVERYBODY GETS ONE!, Dave “Dr. Gadget” Dettman has given away $25 million of the latest and greatest products on national television shows. Currently in his 15 th season on network television, Dr Gadget is the go-to expert that gives it all away.  He made his national television debut in 1999 and has since appeared on CBS The Talk, ABC The View, The Steve Harvey Show, HGTV, The Discovery Channel, Hollywood Squares, Let’s Make A Deal, MTV, VH1, DIRECT TV, ESPN, and Game Show Network.

Kevin Dillon
Actor

Kevin Dillon is best known for portraying Johnny “Drama” Chase on the HBO comedy series Entourage, Bunny in the war film Platoon, and John Densmore in the musical biopic The Doors. He was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his performance on Entourage.

John Elefante
Musician

Singer, songwriter, performer and producer, John joined the rock group Kansas in 1981 as the new lead singer and keyboardist. He also co-wrote many of Kansas’ hits during the year’s of 1981-1985 including Fight Fire with Fire. He has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, winning four times.

Patrick Fabian
Actor

Best known for his portrayal of “Howard Hamlin” for five seasons on AMC’s Peabody Award winning series “Better Call Saul”, Patrick has worked with everyone from Angela Lansbury to Xena recently guest starring on “Black Monday”, “Special”, “Code Black”, “Agents Of SHIELD” & “Lucifer”. Also starred in films “The Last Exorcism” ($70M Worldwide), “Bad Ass”, “Driver X”, & upcoming “Send It!” & “Eat, Brains, Love!”

John Pyper Ferguson
Actor

Recently appearing as the combustible Shockley on ABC's Agents of Shield, John Pyper-Ferguson was the Gitmo Guy AKA Tex Nolan on the first three seasons of TNT's The Last Ship, Jack Soloff on USA's drama SUITS and in USA's hit show Queen of The South. Other notable performances include, Brothers and Sisters, Burn Notice and Alphas. Highlights of over forty films include a bassist on meds in the Punk Rock mocumentary Hard Core Logo, as a preppie dad in She's the Man, Wild Joe in WOLVES, and a reluctant deputy in Clint Eastwood's Academy Award winner for Best Picture Unforgiven.

Pat Finn
Actor

Pat Finn is an actor from Chicago. After preforming on stage at The Second City, he was cast in a CBS sitcom and moved to LA. Pat has appeared in: Friends, Seinfeld, 2 Broke Girls, The Goldbergs, and 9 years recurring on The Middle on ABC. Pat has also been in movies: Dude Where’s My Car, How High, and It’s Complicated opposite Meryl Streep. Pat currently lives in LA with his wife and 3 children

Jackie Flynn
Actor

Actor, best known for There's Something About Mary, Me, Myself & Irene and Here Comes the Boom.

Johnathan Fernandez
Actor/Comedian

After graduating from Penn State, Johnathan moved back to New York City where he studied and performed extensively at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.Fernandez just finished three seasons as a series regular on FOX's LETHAL WEAPON. He played 'Scorsese', a dry-toned and creative pathologist who solved cases with the LAPD. Johnathan recently shot scenes in an upcoming Marvel movie but lips sealed for now. He just finishedup two features, one is WE NEED TO TALK, alongsideJamesMaslow (Sequestered, Big Time Rush) and Emily Rickards (Arrow, Brooklyn), and the other is named TOGETHER-ISH, starring Ed Helms (The Hangover, The Office).Johnathan just wrote, starred in, and executive produced his first short film. It's called Lillian. and is directed by Keesha Sharp (Lethal Weapon, Are We There Yet?) The film also stars Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn 99), Lyndon Smith (White Famous, Parenthood), and Carly Sullivan (SyFy's Happy). It's currently in the festival circuit.He also just wroteanother short film that will be his directorial debut. Partnering with Microsoft, he’s excited to get behind the camera.Other credits include Bull, Adam Ruins Everything, @midnight, GIRLS, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Younger, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and more.

Grant Fuhr
NHL Hall of Fame

Former Ice Hockey Goalie inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 2003. Drafted 8th overall in 1981 by the Edmonton Oilers where he played for 10 years. He has been a part of five Stanley Cup championships. Wayne Gretzky has mentioned on many occasions that he believes Fuhr is the greatest goaltender in NHL history.

Eric Gagne
Athlete

A Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. After signing with the LosAngeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB) as a free agent in 1995, Gagné began his career as a starting pitcher. After he struggled in that role, the Dodgers converted Gagné from a starter to a reliever, where for three years (2002-2004) he was statistically the most outstanding closer in the game, winning the Cy Young Award in 2003. During that period, he set a major league record by converting 84 consecutive save opportunities. The phrase "Game Over" was heavily used by the Dodgers and the media in connection with his appearances to finish close games.

Les Garland
Co-Founder, MTV

American Entertainment Executive who currently leads mass media entertainment as the Founder and CEO of his company, AfterPlay Entertainment, a boutique, multi-disciplinary consulting practice that, in part, matches world famous talent with world-class brands. Garland was an executive or co-founder of networks including MTV: Music Television, VH1, The Box Television Network, and College Television Networks.

Spencer Garrett
Actor

Moving effortlessly between comedy and drama,in the past year alone Spencer has been seen on “Dice”,”Lethal Weapon”, “Code Black” and in a recurring role as Molly’s boss on “Insecure”. Other recent television credits include a major role on season 3 of Amazon's 'Bosch’ and NBC’s upcoming  “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.”  Feature film credits include a starring role in 'Casino Jack'  and strong supporting roles in 'Public Enemies', 'The Way', 'Hitchcock', 'Iron Man 3' , 'Yes Man', '21', 'Charlie Wilson's War', 'Bobby', 'Thank You For Smoking' and 'Air Force One'.  In the TV world Spencer has held recurring roles on HBO's 'Luck', 'Aquarius', 'Satisfaction', 'The Magicians', 'Murder in the First' 'Major Crimes' and for the past three seasons on Starz' 'Survivors Remorse’’ and appeared in the HBO film “The Way" opposite Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie and Melissa Leo for director Jay Roach. He has also had strong supporting roles in 'No Escape' for the Dowdle Brothers opposite Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson, and 'Blackhat' for frequent collaborator Michael Mann, opposite Viola Davis and Chris Hemsworth.

Mitch Gaylord
Gymnast

In 1984, Mitch Gaylord led the United States Olympic gymnastics team to its Gold Medal victory. In addition to being the first American Gymnast in history to score a Perfect "10", Mitch went on to capture a Silver medal for Vaulting and two Bronze medals for Rings and Parallel Bars.As USA's number one ranked gymnast in 1983 and 1984, Mitch invented two skills now named internationally after him. To this day, the Gaylord Flip and the Gaylord Two are considered among the most difficult and spectacular feats in gymnastics.After the Olympics, Mitch was appointed to the President’s Council for Physical Fitness by President Reagan and was asked to return for a second term under President George Bush, Senior. During this time, he fulfilled numerous speaking engagements, endorsements and appearances across the country.In 1995, he was inducted into UCLA's Hall of Fame, and in 2006, he was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame.Mitch resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Valentina, and is a dedicated Husband and Father to their children. Valentina and Mitch are proud owners ofThe Lagree Studio, a boutique fitness workout featuring the Megaformer and VersaClimber machines.They currently have three studios in the Austin area.Mitch's passions include scuba diving, skiing, cooking, fitness, and family.

Galen Gering
Actor

Actor currently portraying Rafe Hernandez on the soap opera "Days of our Lives". He also appeared as Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap opera "Passions" from 1999-2008. Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000.

JT Harding
Singer/Songwriter

J.T. Harding was born and raised in South Detroit. While other kids were on the baseball field, J.T. was in his basement jumping around to MTV and trying to write his own songs. He put together several bands in high school then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream. JT made his first demo tape with prize money he earned by winning the TV game show VH1 Rock N Roll Jeopardy. He has written several chart topping hits including the 3 million selling “Smile” with Uncle Kracker, “Somewhere In My Car” with Keith Urban, “Somewhere With You” and “Bar At The End Of The World” for Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley’s “Different For Girls,” Jake Owen’s “Alone With You,” and superstar Blake Shelton’s number one song “Sangria.”

Carmine Giovinazzo
Actor, Writer, Musician

an American actor, writer and musician, known for his role as Detective Danny Messer in CSI: NY. Starting from 2014, Giovinazzo began potraying the recurring role of Sid Markham in the second season of the USA television series Graceland. In this series, he reunited with his former CSI: NY co-star, Vanessa Ferlito.

Joel Gretsch
Actor

Actor whose roles include Tom Baldwin on the series "The 4400" and Father Jack Landry on "V". Many recognize him from the movie "The Legend of Bagger Vance" where he played the famed golfer Bobby Jones.

Gregory Harrison
Actor

Gregory Harrison's four-decade career spans television, film and theater. He has starred in over 500 hours of television, including nearly fifty movies-of-the-week, a dozen mini-series, and countless episodic guest appearances. Series leads include LOGAN'S RUN, TRAPPER JOHN M.D., FALCON CREST, FAMILY MAN, NEW YORK NEWS, REUNION, ONE TREE HILL, RINGER, RECKLESS, RIZZOLI & ISLES, and currently in SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED and Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES. Feature films include NORTH SHORE, RAZORBACK, IT'S MY PARTY, THE M WORD, and FAIR HAVEN. Broadway credits: STEEL PIER, FOLLIES, CHICAGO (Broadway and national tour). Gregory has produced and/or directed numerous TV movies and series episodes since co-founding Catalina Productions in 1981.

Dennis Haysbert
Actor

Dennis Haysbert captured the attention of audiences and critics alike with his groundbreaking role as President David Palmer on FOX’s hit series “24,” for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination, and two Screen Actor Guild nominations. He starred in the CBS series “The Unit,” which continues to be an iconic and culturally relevant television show.Haysbert’supcoming projects include Fox 2000’s “Breakthrough,” the faith-based drama based on the true story of Joyce Smith’s account of her son’s miraculous recovery detailed in her novel The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection. Haysbert is a third-party advocate for Allstate Insurance Co. and has appeared in commercials for the company since 2003.

Robert Hays
Actor

American actor, best known for his roles in film as pilot Ted Striker in Airplane! (also known as Flying High) and its sequel, and for his role as Robert Seaver in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993). In television, he starred as the title character in 22 episodes of the science fiction series Starman (1986–1987) and as the voice of Tony Stark on Iron Man (1994).

Dan Hellie
Athlete

Dan joined NFL Network in 2013 as host of the network's flagship daily show, NFL Total Access. During his time at NFL Network Dan has also hosted: Game Day Live, Thursday Night Football pre & post game and NFL Draft & Combine shows. He recently served as the NFL’s host for Opening Night and the “Early Access Show” at Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Outside of NFL Network you can see Dan calling NFL & College football games on Fox and UFC fights on ESPN+. He also serves as the preseason television voice of the Tennessee Titans and is a play-by-play announcer for college basketball games on the west coast. Dan made his acting debut as a newscaster on the CBS show SEAL Team in 2020. Prior to his arrival at NFL Network, Dan was the Sports Director for the NBC owned station in Washington, DC. During his tenure in D.C., Dan won two EMMY awards, one for "Best Sports Anchor." Dan's responsibilities at NBC Washington included anchoring the daily sportscasts, hosting a weekly Redskins show and the Redskins coaches show. Dan has covered many major sporting events including: Super Bowls, World Series, NCAA Final Fours, the U.S. Open, Stanley Cup playoffs and NBA playoffs. In 2012, Dan spent a month in London covering the summer Olympics. An avid (and very average) golfer, Dan also spent a week as co-host on the Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" show. Prior to landing a job in Washington, D.C., Dan was sports director for WFTV (ABC) in Orlando (where he rode a bull). He also worked as a sports anchor in West Palm Beach, FL, Florence, SC, and Alexandria, MN. Dan is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee where he was in the same graduating class as Peyton Manning. He currently resides with his family in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Sam Hennings
Actor, writer and voice actor

Actor, writer who appeared in "The Aviator" with Leonardo DiCaprio. He also co-starred for two seasons on the TV series "Memphis Beat".

James Hyde
Actor

Actor and former supermodel James Hyde currently stars in the hit Netflix Series MONARCA, produced by Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa, set to start shooting Season 2 early in 2020. James has completed two independent features this year. The first, for the festival circuit, called 'Natural Disasters, is about three friends in their mid 20s struggling to navigate their professional and personal lives, that has been submitted to Sundance. The other, a starring role in the thriller titled 'Dutch', scheduled for release in Spring 2020. Another project currently in development is a Versace documentary in which James details his experiences as one of the first 80's male supermodels under contract for VERSACE. This veteran of television and film boasts an impressive resume across the board on a multitude of iconic shows. James starred for 10 years on the NBC Daytime Drama "Passions” as Sam Bennett. After leaving "Passions" he went on to produce and star in his own reality series "James Hyde Steals The Show" which streamed for two seasons on Crackle. We saw James travel the globe to discover the world's most intriguing entertainers and try his luck at their unusual skills. Hyde has also hosted and produced Live Events around the world as a brand ambassador, including Hornitos Tequila, Justin Timberlake's Sauza 901 and El Tesoro Tequila. Born and raised in Ohio, one of five children, James inherited his dedication and strong work ethic from his blue collar father and his creative artistry from his talented country singer mother. After high school, James joined the military and was then discovered by a modeling agent in Hawaii. He embarked on a successful career that took him around the world, working for top designers, gracing magazine covers such as Bazaar Uomo, where he met his wife model and artist Sue-Ling Garcia. James resides with his wife and model/actor son James Moses in Los Angeles, CA. He is represented by Pallas Management Group and Momentum Talent Agency.

Gary Hudson
Actor

Gary was nominated for Best Actor for the Canadian series "Wild Roses" for the CBC at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2009.

Oliver Hudson
Actor

An American actor, Hudson is known for his roles as Adam Rhodes in the CBS comedy series Rules of Engagement, Jeff Fordham on the ABC musical drama series Nashville , and Wes Gardner in the Fox horror comedy Scream Queens.

Chris Jacobs
Actor/Host

Television host of Overhaulin’ and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, Jacobs formerly hosted The Insider and also worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. He also works for the NFL Network, and recently hosted the interactive portion of Chopper Live and Gold Rush Live both on Discovery Channel.

Tommy John
Athlete

A professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, California Angels, and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1989, John was a four-time MLB All-Star. John's 288 career victories rank as the seventh highest total among left-handers in major league history. He is also known for the surgery, now named after him, which was performed on a damaged ligament in his pitching arm. Over half of John's career wins came after his surgery.

Tom Johnston
Musician

A guitarist and vocalist, Johnston is known principally as a founder, guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter for the rock group The Doobie Brothers, as well as for his own solo career. His off-and-on career with The Doobie Brothers spans more than 40 years, during which time the band exhibited numerous successful styles.

Richard Karn
Actor

Best known for his extraordinary success for eight seasons as ‘Al’ in Home Improvement and 4 seasons as the host on Family Feud, Karn has many notable film and television performances including Last Man Standing, Air Bud, Snow Buddies, Desperately Seeking Susan, House of Games, That 70s Show, among others. He was also recently seen in A Daughter’s Nightmare for Lifetime and Detroiters for Comedy Central as well as independent films Text Me When It’s Over, Amanda and the Fox and Gordon Family Tree. Richard has performed on Broadway in Me and My Girl and starred in the title role in Larry Shue’s The Foreigner.

Richard Kind
Actor

Known for his roles in the sitcoms Mad About You and Spin City, Kind’s voice credits include Larry the Anaconda in The Wild; Molt in A Bug’s Life; and Van in Cars and Cars 2. He was nominated for a Tony Award in 2013 for Best Actor in the play The Big Knife.

Brian Krause
Actor

American actor. He is known for his role as Leo Wyatt on The WB television series Charmed (1998–2006) and for portraying the lead role of Charles Brady in the 1992 horror film Sleepwalkers.

Nick Lea
Actor

Nicholas Lea is a Canadian actor best known for his portrayal of Alex Krycek on The X-Files and of Tom Foss on Kyle XY.

David Leisure
Actor

Best known for his portrayal of the lying, smarmy car salesman “JOE ISUZU”, Leisure became one of the most recognizable characters on American television. David followed his commercial success with a seven year run on NBC’s Empty Nest, playing the obnoxious, mooching neighbor, Charlie Dietz. Leisure has guest starred on numerous television series such as General Hospital, Diagnosis Murder, Touched By An Angel and For Your Love. He has had roles in the movies Airplane, Ten Things I Hate About You and The Brady Bunch Movie.

Kelley Lovelace
Songwriter

Kelley began his career working and writing at Larry Butler’s music publishing company, Perdido Key Music. In just three years he became President of this publishing company and dubbed it Music Alley before choosing to write songs full time and landing a song writing deal with EMI Music Publishing. As a writer, he has had many songs recorded by artists such as Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenney Chesney, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Randy Houser, Hunter Hayes, Lauren Alaina, Montgomery Gentry, and many others. Among these recordings are 23 Top 10 Billboard / R&R / Mediabase hits: 16 of which have reached the #1 position.

Chris McDonald
Actor

Actor known for his roles as Darryl Dickinson in Thelma & Louis, Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, Ward Cleaver in the film adaptation of Leave It To Beaver, Tabby Tibbons in Requiem for a Dream, and Mel Allen in the HBO film 61*.

Bruce McGill
Actor

Since D-Day and his Harley roared up the Delta House stairs in Animal House, Bruce McGill has been a memorable screen presence. He has appeared in over 150 films, TV movies and series spanning the last five decades — from Lincoln to Law Abiding Citizen, from Collateral to My Cousin Vinny, from Miami Vice to MacGyver to The Insider. Bruce has just ended his 7th and final season on TNT's hit series Rizzoli & Isles, and starting in Feb 2018, can be seen on NBC’s Shades of Blue. An avid golfer, Bruce’s favorite role to date was playing legendary golfer Walter Hagen in The Legend of Bagger Vance.

Mark McGrath
Musician

Born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Southern California, McGrath first appeared with Sugar Ray (then known as the Shrinky Dinx) in 1988, when he jumped on stage and grabbed the microphone.  After playing multiple clubs and college parties up and down the beaches of Southern California, the band made a video in 1994 that caught the eye of Atlantic Records.   Shortly after, in 1997, the band’s collaboration with reggae artist Super Cat resulted in the song “Fly,” which dominated the airwaves.  Later that year, and following the success of their number-one hit, Sugar Ray released its second album, “Floored,” which went double platinum.  Sugar Ray’s success rocketed McGrath to pop-star status, as he graced the covers of “Rolling Stone” and “Spin.”  He even made People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, being named “Sexiest Rocker” of 1998. In 1999, the band's follow up record to the double platinum success of "Floored" was entitled "14:59", a clever idea Mark had while assessing the probability of Sugar Ray being known as a one hit wonder, after the enormous success of "Fly"

Jim McMahon
Former Athlete

Former American football player. He played college football at Brigham Young University, where he was a two-time All-American (1980, 1981) and later in the professional ranks with the Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, and Green Bay Packers.

Sam McMurray
Actor

Television, film and voice actor known for his role as Supervisor Patrick O'Boyle in the "King of Queens" TV series. He also had a recurring role as Chandler's boss on "Friends". Among his film credits are "Raising Arizona", and National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation".

Mike Mills
Musician

Musician and composer who was a founding member of the alternative rock group R.E.M. and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Known primarily as a bass guitarist, backing vocalist and pianist, his musical repertoire includes also keyboards, guitar and percussion instruments.

Mark Moses
Actor

Mark Moses is proud to be a part of the Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His work as an actor includes Mad Men, Desperate Housewives, Manhattan, The Killing, Homeland and The Last Ship, as well as films like Platoon, Letters from Iwo Jima, Deep Impact and Cesar Chavez. Recent projects include Incorporated on Syfy, and Mr. Robot, and Man Seeking Woman. He has won 3 Screen Actor Guild Awards.

Tim Nichols
Songwriter

With nearly two dozen smash hits, multiple BMI songwriting awards, a Grammy for Best Country Songfor Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying”, as well as Song of the Year honors from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music, Nichols has earned his place among Nashville's most elite and respected tunesmiths. Nichols' songs have helped launch the careers of Jo Dee Messina as well as newcomer Dustin Lynch. Other artists to record Nichols' tunes include Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney.

Jeffrey Nordling
Actor

Nordling’s film and television work has spanned his entire career and include HBO’s multiple Emmy and Golden Globe and SAG Award winning BIG LITTLE LIES, Showtime’s I’M DYING UP HERE, NASHVILLE, the feature films SULLY, TRON, SURFER, DUDE as well as HOME OF THE BRAVE, FLICKA, FLIGHT 93 for A&E, ARROW, DIRT, Season Seven on “24”, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, BODY OF PROOF, KILLER WOMEN and RAKE. Other work includes HBO’s AND THE BAND PLAYED ON and CITIZEN COHN, as well as PROVIDENCE, APOLLO 11, QUIZ SHOW, RUBY, WORKING GIRL, HOLY MATRIMONY, MIGHTY DUCKS 3, and many others. His work on the New York stage includes Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theatre and CSC.

John O'Hurley
Actor

Award-winning actor John O’Hurley has catapulted into one of television’s busiest and most versatile actor/show host, Broadway star, advertising hero as well as being a New York Times best-selling author and Billboard chart-topping composer. O’Hurley is best known as “J. Peterman” on “Seinfeld” which is now the #1 syndicated show in the world and can be seen in 85 countries. John won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on “Seinfeld.” It was O’Hurley’s unique portrayal of the wry and witty “J. Peterman” that led to dozens of advertising campaigns for companies earning him multiple advertising and marketing industry awards. He captured America’s heart with his turn on Season 1 of “Dancing with the Stars,” where he officially won the ABC series with the highly contested “Dance Off “ and was named one of People Magazine’s, “Sexiest Men Alive”. O’Hurley is now the regular host of NBC Sports highest rated yearly show, “The National Dog Show presented by Purina,” a thirteen-old Thanksgiving tradition to 22 million viewers. He was also host of the long-time popular game shows “Family Feud” and To Tell The Truth”. One of the most recognizable voices in entertainment, he is the voice of many animated characters like King Neptune on “SpongeBob Square Pants” and the Mayor on Disney’s hit “Phineas and Ferb.” On Broadway and on stages across the country, he is best known for his many performances as King Arthur on Monty Python’s “Spamalot” and his continuing portrayal of slick lawyer, Billy Flynn in the Broadway legend “Chicago”. As a composer/pianist, both of his albums “Secrets From The Lake” and “Peace Of Our Minds” have reached the Billboard charts. His unusual versatility as both entertainer and businessman continues to be the focus of many features in magazines like Business Week and Time Magazine. In addition, life imitates art for him as John is now the business partner of the J. Peterman Company, along with the real J. Peterman. In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition for his accomplishments in the Arts and Philanthropy. He lives in Beverly Hills with his wife Lisa and their son, William.

Michael O'Neill
Actor

Renowned actor Michael O’Neill will soon be seen as “Larry Mills” in the highly anticipated new NBC drama series, COUNCIL OF DADS premiering in March 24, 2020. His current roles are as “Chaplain Kendricks” in the critically acclaimed feature film, CLEMENCY, which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and “Senator Mitchell Chapin” in Season 2 of TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN on Amazon. Other recent appearances for O’Neill include the series’ THE ROMANOFFS, THE RESIDENT, 11.22.63, SHOOTER, S.W.A.T. and a five-episode arc in the final season of SCANDAL. Previous television credits include his four season role on the award winning Sundance TV series, RECTIFY, the CBS series, EXTANT with Halle Berry and A&E’s BATES MOTEL. O’Neill’s memorable TV roles include GREY’S ANATOMY and fan favorite “Special Agent Ron Butterfield” on THE WEST WING, as well as NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, VEGAS, THE GRIM SLEEPER, NCIS, SONS OF ANARCHY and THE UNIT. In feature films, O’Neill played FDA Agent “Richard Barkley” in the award-winning DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and his vast credits include J. EDGAR, GREEN ZONE, TRANSFORMERS, SECONDHAND LIONS, TRAFFIC, SEA OF LOVE and SEABISCUIT. O’Neill also recently completed two feature films, THE STAND AT PAXTON COUNTY and INDIVISIBLE. A native of Alabama, O’Neill has a degree in Economics from Auburn University and was the University’s Winter 2019 Commencement Speaker. He was also the 2018 commencement speaker at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. He began his acting career under the mentorship of Will Geer, and his daughter Ellen, at the Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles. He is married to Mary O’Keefe O’Neill and they have three wonderful daughters, Ella, Annie and Molly. O’Neill has served on the Board of the Hollywood Branch of the Screen Actors Guild and has often participated in the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s BookPALS program, reading to elementary school children. He has also been involved in Teach for America, Habitat for Humanity, and Focus on Recovery in Birmingham.

Wally Palmar
Musician

A rock musician, recording artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Palmer is best known as a founding member and lead singer of the American new wave band The Romantics. Palmar and several high school friends formed The Romantics in 1977 scoring their first record deal in 1979. Their self-titled debut album contained the band's first chart hit. "What I Like About You," which Palmar co-wrote, peaked at #49 on Billboard's Hot 100. The band's 1983 album, In Heat contained the band's biggest hit, the million-selling "Talking in Your Sleep". It spent several weeks at #3 in Billboard and featured Palmar on lead vocals. In 2014, Palmar was a founding member of The Empty Hearts.

Al Paris
Musician

Al Paris is a performer of rare talent, whose charisma really shines on stage in front of a live audience. After a decade touring globally as a former member of Kool & The Gang, Al’s “renaissance man” career has spanned acting, singing, songwriting, and producing from his home base in Nashville, TN. Working with artists like Gladys Knight, Pink, JT Taylor, Charlie Wilson, Larry Dodson, and Joe Walsh exposed Al to a wide range of music and talented performers and studio musicians many of which he has recruited into Al Paris & The Heartbreakers; formed in late 2013, quickly becoming one of the most in-demand show bands for wedding receptions, corporate events, festivals, fundraisers, and private events like milestone birthdays and anniversaries. A highlight of Al’s musical career was playing in front of then President Bill Clinton and the leaders of the 8 largest global economies at the G8 Summit in Denver, CO. Along with great depth of vision and sound, Paris also has a heart for people. He puts these exceptional qualities together and consistently makes any event one that is truly special with memories that will last forever.

Brad Penny
Athlete

Brad Penny is an American former professional baseball player. In 14 Major League Baseball seasons, Penny pitched for the Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Tigers. He is a two-time All Star and was part of the 2003 World Series Championship team, Florida Marlins. Penny retired from professional baseball in 2016 and now resides in the Kansas City area with his wife and two daughters. The Pennys will welcome their third child in May.

Scottie Pippen
Athlete

An American former professional basketball player. He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. Pippen, along with Michael Jordan, played an important role in transforming the Bulls into a championship team and in popularizing the NBA around the world during the 1990s. Considered one of the greatest small forwards of all time, Pippen was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team eight consecutive times and the All-NBA First Team three times. He was a seven-time NBA All-Star and was the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1994. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History during the 1996–97 season, and is one of four players to have his jersey retired by the Chicago Bulls (the others being Jerry Sloan, Bob Love, and Michael Jordan).

Kevin Rahm
Actor

An American actor best known for his television roles as Kyle McCarty on Judging Amy, Lee McDermott on Desperate Housewives, and Ted Chaough on Mad Men.

Rick Ravanello
Actor

Rick Ravanello has been acting since 1996. Rick immediately started to earn many television and film roles which led him to an audition that landed in the hands of Steven Spielberg of Dreamworks SKG. Mr. Spielberg had Rick flown to Los Angeles where he met with Tom Hanks in which they discussed an upcoming project titled "Band of Brothers". Mr. Spielberg was so taken with Rick, that he immediately offered a role to star in an upcoming Dreamworks television project. Subsequently, Rick lived in Los Angeles for 16 years, where he has had non stop success but currently resides in Palm Springs, California. Currently, Rick is filming two new television series. "The Pact" in Romania and "Medinah" alongside Eric Roberts in Qatar. Previously, Rick starred in "Hart's War" where he worked alongside Bruce Willis and had starring roles in television shows such as "Criminal Minds", "Nikita," "Weeds," "Desperate Housewives" and "Lincoln Heights" among dozens of others. Rick has 3 new films coming out this year. "Backward Forward" filmed in Romania, "Short Straw" filmed in Kansas and "In Defense Against Tyranny" filmed in Los Angeles

Ben Reed
Actor/Producer

Ben Reed is an American actor known for his many television and film roles. He recently portrayed Wayne Kyle in the Oscar nominated film "AMERICAN SNIPER". And will be starring as Rees Thompson in the new film, soon to be released "THE MEANEST MAN IN TEXAS".

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Jason Scheff
Musician

Longtime Tenor Lead Vocalist of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted supergroup Chicago, Scheff joined the group in 1985 replacing the iconic vocalist/bass player Peter Cetera going on to be one of the principal songwriters and main contributors throughout Chicago’s career. Scheff’s songwriting, vocals, and musicianship helped create the most successful recording era of Chicago, the 80s and 90s including hits such as Will You Still Love Me (#3 pop -lead vocals), What Kind Of Man Would I Be (#5 pop -songwriter, lead vocals/bass), Look Away (#1 Billboard song of the year -1989, background vocals/bass), I Don’t Want To Live Without Your Love (#3 pop -background vocals/bass), You’re Not Alone (#10 pop -background vocals/bass), If She Would Have Been Faithful (#17 pop -lead vocals)and We Can Last Forever (#1 AC -songwriter, lead vocals/bass). Scheff is also the voice across 4 decades, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010s, performing all the classic Chicago hits in thousands of concerts, television appearances, most notably his blistering performance of “25 or 6 to 4” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony for Chicago’s induction in 2016.

Sterling Sharpe
Former NFL Player. NFL Analyst

Former NFL wide receiver and an analyst for the NFL Network. He attended the University of South Carolina and was a first round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 1988 where he played from 1988 to 1994. He was named an All-Pro five times. Unfortunately his career was cut short due to a neck injury in 1994.

Reggie Smith
former MLB ALL-Star

Reggie Smith playedfor the Boston Red Sox (1966–73), St. Louis Cardinals (1974–76), Los Angeles Dodgers (1976–81) and San Francisco Giants (1982). Smith played in four World Series with six homeruns in 21 games. During a seventeen-year major league career (1966–1982), Smith appeared in 1,987 games, hit 314 home runs and batted .287. Smith played at least 70 games in 13 different seasons, and in every one of those 13 seasons, his team had a winning record. After his playing career ended, Smith rejoined the Dodgers a minor league instructor and a player development official. Smith was a batting instructor of the 2000 Gold Medal winning USA Olympic Baseball Team. He was inducted in to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000. Smith currently owns and operates the Reggie Smith Baseball Centers, working with baseball players of all ages.

Bill Smitrovich
Actor

Actor best known for his role as Drew Thatcher on the critically acclaimed dramatic series Life Goes On. He had a recurring role on The Practice and the hit series Millennium. His many film roles include Independence Day, Air Force One, and Thirteen Days.

Derek St. Holmes
Musician

Eleven-year-old Derek St. Holmes was being influenced by the local music scene around the time he acquired his first guitar. As he honed his skills in his parent’s basement, he could not have fathomed that in a little more than a decade he would take the world of rock ‘n’ roll by storm. Motown was the sound of Detroit in the 1960s, but by the end of the decade, and into the ‘70s the area was a hotbed of hard rock that included The Stooges, The MC5, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes. Soon, that scene would also include Derek St. Holmes. It all began in 1974 when St. Holmes’ band Scott opened a gig for Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes. Nugent was making a name for himself around the Midwestern portion of the United States, but thus far had been unable to take his music to the next level. After seeing, and hearing, the young St. Holmes on stage, he knew what was missing and invited Derek to join his band. Derek brought a strong set of pipes, solid musicianship and songwriting skills to Nugent’s music, and in March of 1975 the world was introduced to him via Nugent’s self-titled debut album. While it was Nugent slinging down the guitar licks, it was Derek’s voice all over FM radio singing the soon to be classics “Stranglehold,” “Stormtroopin” and “Just What the Doctor Ordered.” In addition, Derek wrote, arranged and sang the classic tune “Hey Baby.” Derek quickly became regarded as one of the best voices on the international rock scene, all at the tender age of 22 years old. Nugent and St. Holmes continued their winning combination for three more iconic albums, Free for All in 1976, Cat Scratch Fever in 1977 and Double Live Gonzo in 1978. St. Holmes left the band and formed St. Paradise with ex-Nugent bassist Rob Grange in 1979, releasing one album. St. Paradise never took off as hoped, but the in-demand St. Holmes quickly teamed up with Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford to form Whitford/St. Holmes. In 1981, they released the album Whitford/St. Holmes, which was produced by the legendary Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Krokus, Def Leppard, Loverboy). The album was well received and remains a cult classic to this day. In 1984, St. Holmes lent his vocal skills to German guitarist Michael Schenker’s band, MSG, on the album Built to Destroy. Derek also continued his on again/off again relationship with Nugent in both the 1980s, and ‘90s, co-writing several songs on Ted’s comeback album Spirit of Wild in 1996. On July 4, 2000 Derek released his first solo album, after a quarter century in the music business. The critically acclaimed album, titled Then & Now featured songs that demonstrated the many facets of St. Holmes talents. His vocals ranged from the expected hard rockers, to bluesy numbers, to a heartfelt ballad. His guitar playing covered everything from hard rock, to blues, and even included an acoustic number. Derek spent the next ten years performing in many bands and being a part of many projects, always remaining active in the music business. After years of Nugent fans begging Ted for Derek’s return, St. Holmes was invited by the Motor City Madman in 2011 to once again take his place on the Nugent stage. Derek appeared on Nugent’s 2014 album ShutUp&Jam, singing the tune “Everything Matters.” In 2015, Derek wrote and recorded new music with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Brad Whitford and released the long awaited follow up to 1981’s Whitford/St. Holmes album. The Reunion album prompted a 2016 summer tour with the band White Snake. Derek is presently playing solo on a variety of Blues Tours and traveling with his own Band, The Derek St. Holmes Band and pleasing rock and roll fans throughout the US. Derek St. Holmes is a living testament to hard work and dedication. His voice remains as powerful as it was in 1974 when Nugent knew he had to snag him for his band. His guitar skills are equal to Nugent as well, a fact often overlooked due to his stellar vocals. St. Holmes’ abilities are surpassed only by his spirit and love of music.

Bruce Thomas
Actor

Actor known for roles in films Army of Darkness, and Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde II, where he played the UPS guy. He also portrayed Batman in a series of commercials for General Motors’ OnStar service.

Mickey Thomas
Singer

Musician and lead vocalist for the rock band Jefferson Starship and Starship, Thomas joined the Elvin Bishop Group as a backing vocalist and eventually made it to lead vocals on Elvin Bishop’s chart hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”, a #3 single in 1976. His newest album, Loveless Fascination, was released in September 2013.

Brian Thompson
Actor

American actor. Thompson has worked in the action adventure and science fiction genres where his stature and unique appearance often lends him to imposing roles, although he has earned many comedic parts as well. His career began with a small role in the 1984 film The Terminator. His second feature was the hit comedy The Three Amigos.

Linda Thompson
Actress

An actress and lyricist, she was a regular on the TV series Hee Haw from 1977 to 1992. She has collaborated as lyricist to composer David Foster, including I Have Nothing, sung by Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard and Grown Up Christmas List. The duo won an Emmy in 2003 for Outstanding Music and Lyrics.

Lamar Thomas
Athlete

Former NFL player and former color commentator. Thomas played college football and college basketball and ran track at the University of Miami before being drafted in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is a University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame inductee, class of 2014 With the Miami Hurricanes Thomas set a then-school record for most receptions in a career (later eclipsed by Reggie Wayne). He was the victim of "The Strip", George Teague's strip of the football at the 10 yard line in the 1993 Sugar Bowl, an Alabama rout of Miami.

Neil Thrasher
Singer/Songwriter

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Neil Thrasher has been surrounded by music his whole life. After a few years of recording his own music, other artist began recording songs he had written. Now a full-time songwriter and eventually being named “2004 ASCAP’s Songwriter Of The Year.” Thrasher has penned many #1 hits including “Fast Cars & Freedom”, “Take Me There” and “Banjo” by Rascal Flatts, “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Fly Over States” and “Night Train” by Jason Aldean, and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser”. His latest #1 was “Rearview Town” by Jason Aldean. Neil’s songs have also been recorded by some of music’s most successful acts including: Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, David Nail, Diamond Rio, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others.

Paula Trickey
Actress

Actress who spent five seasons on the TV show Pacific Blue playing Sgt. Cory McNamara. She also had recurring roles on The O.C., Beverly Hills, 90210, and Walker Texas Ranger.

David Wells
Athlete

An American former Major League Baseball pitcher. Wells was considered to be one of the game's better left-handed pitchers, especially during his years with the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched the 15th perfect game in baseball history. He is tied only with Kenny Lofton for appearing in the post-season with six teams. Wells is currently a broadcaster on MLB on TBS and the host of The Cheap Seats on FOXSports.com.

Mike Wilson
Comedian

Comedian seen on MTV, Comedy Central, and ABC’s The Next Best Thing. He currently headlines on Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise Line and is considered one of America’s best comic impressionists.

Mark Bryan
Musician

Mark received his Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He is a founding member, songwriter and the guitar player for multi-platinum Hootie & the Blowfish and has spent the last 30 years recording and touring. He also has three solo albums to his credit. Since moving to Charleston in 1999, Bryan has produced 7 full-length albums, as well as co-written, and produced countless songs, for other artists. He was also instrumental in founding the student run radio station at the College of Charleston, where he was an Adjunct Professor, and Artist in Residence for the Music Industry Concentration in the College’s School of the Arts, from 2009 - 2019. Bryan recently won an Emmy for the live-concert television series called LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL. Season One aired in over 50 PBS markets nationally. Bryan created the show, and is its host. Mark is also the Chairman of the Board for Carolina Studios, a non-profit after school music recording and technology program for kids 8-18.

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