MEET OUR AMAZING CAST
MISS COCO PERU (Dot) aka Clinton Leupp wrote, produced, directed, and starred in her first show, MISS COCO PERU IN MY GODDAMN CABARET in 1991, which ran for two years in New York at Rose's Turn. Many other shows followed, earning Coco theater awards in New York and Los Angeles. An avid traveler, Miss Coco has also performed her one-person shows in San Francisco, London, Lisbon, aboard a yacht in The Mediterranean, and in Evansville, Indiana. On screen, Miss Coco is best known for her roles in Jim Fall's TRICK (1999 Sundance Film Festival) and Richard Day's GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS (2003 Sundance Film Festival). Coco has appeared on TV in ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, WILL & GRACE, Showtime's RUDE AWAKENING, Bravo’s BOY MEETS BOY and WELCOME TO THE PARKER. In June 2005 she taped her very own half-hour television comedy special for LOGO. In October 2007 Coco presented her show sold-out show, UGLY COCO at the Renberg Theatre in LA and Joe's Pub in NYC. Most recently Coco has been appearing in follow-up GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS short films, recreating her role from that now cult film. visit www.girlswillbegirlsonline.com
PETE SCHERER (Mack) spent his first three years out of theatre school selling organic vegetables and baking bread. Since returning full time to acting in 2007, Pete has played supporting roles in independent feature films, including LUCKY and THE ART OF BEING STRAIGHT, which was recently accepted into the Frameline film festival, and a leading role in the upcoming indie feature PORNOGRAPHY: A THRILLER. When not acting on stage or screen, Pete scrapes together a living as a voice-over actor from the home studio in his Hollywood apartment.
DYLAN VOX (Jett) - Born in Atlanta, GA., Dylan began as an Olympic level ice skater and decided, after attending law school, to move to Los Angeles to continue performing in a different medium. Dylan has appeared on the big screen in such films SEVEN DEADLY SINS, THIS LIFE, PORNOGRAPHY: A THRILLER, and is currently in production for the comedy HOMEWRECKER. Dylan has also been featured on the TV shows LAX, FIGHT FOR FAME and can be seen on Spike TV’sMURDER. He is also a regular cast member on here! TV’s soap opera DANTE’S COVE, where his character inspired his own spin off called THE LAIR, which is also airs on here! tv. Dylan plans on being a star…a BIG one.
KEVIN STEA (Kevenn) is one of the most recognized dancers in the industry. He was the associate choreographer, dance captain and dancer on Madonna’s now-legendary Blonde Ambition World Tour, appearing in the film MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE and the video for “Vogue” as well as Madonna’s unforgettable Edwardian appearance on the MTV Music Video Awards. As a dancer, he has also worked with Gloria Estefan, Prince, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, Smashmouth, Matchbox 20, Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson. Kevin has performed in movies including SHOWGIRLS, SISTER ACT 2, NEWSIES, THE BIRDCAGE AUSTIN POWERS: GOLDMEMBER, CHARLIE’S ANGELS and RENT. Upcoming movies include BOLDEN, and MOVE. Recently, Kevin appeared on the hit ABC series DIRTY SEXY MONEY and can be seen on dvd in NAKED BOYS SINGING : THE MOVIE.
SARA MARAFFINO (Tammy) concentrates on being the bestshe can be at her craft and setting herself apart from therest with her honest, uninhibited approach to dissecting and becoming the character. Sara’s rich emotional life and reckless abandonment lends itself beautifully to the often “damaged” and layered characters she has come to play in gritty dramas, soap operas and black comedies in recent years. Having studied in NYC with some of the most respected and stringent teachers, she prides herself on her professionalism and her tunnel vision on making the project the best it can be through honest and pure experiences. Sara’s recent films include DARK REGRET and CAGED.
NICK SALAMONE (Morton) has appeared in scores of plays in LA, Off and Off Off Broadway and around the English-speaking world. He has been nominated for Britain’s Stage Award as Best Actor at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival as well as the LA Weekly Award and three times for the BSW Garland Award. Nick is also an award-winning playwright whose works have been produced around the U.S. and the U.K. Nick’s work currently can be seen on stage in his play HILLARY AGONISTE, which opens May 9 and runs through June 1 at the STUDIO/STAGE Theater in Hollywood. His most recent film performance is in the soon to be released indie mystery PORNOGRAPHY: A THRILLER and the recently released indie feature NINE LIVES also starring Dennis Christopher and Debra Wilson.
ALEXANDRA BILLINGS (Mavis) has appeared in dozens of comedies, dramas and musicals on stages across the nation as well as her one woman autobiographical piece BEFORE IDISAPPEAR. In fall of 2003 Alexandra made TV history by being the first transgendered female to play a transgendered female character on television in the ABCTV-movie ROMY AND MICHELLE: A NEW BEGINNING, followed by a role on the series KAREN SISCO. In 2004 she filmed an episode of GREY’S ANATOMY which won a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Episode. She’s also appeared on E.R. In 2007 she completed her first film, SOCKET, directed by her old Chicago pal Sean Abley.
JONATHON WALSMAN (Tug) was born in the small town of Batesville , IN., best known for being the casket making capital of the world. After studying drama and theater, he moved to the Miami area, joining various theatre groups and got the opportunity to do some great plays including HURLYBURLY and some Shakespeare. Jonathon was also able to break into film while in Florida. In 2006 he took the plunge and moved to LA, where he has been studying method acting and appearing in several films including HIGHER SOCIETY. When he’s not working, Jonathon enjoys music, books, and the great outdoors.
TIM HEARL (Sam) Coming to LA by way of the windy city Chicago, Tim Hearl mad his motion picture acting debut in SOCKET. With most of his experience in entertainment coming from the realm of Musical Theater and Stage he welcomes the opportunity to continue to stretch his acting muscle on film. Tim has performed all over the world in various stage shows and productions including extensive work with The Walt Disney Company and various national tours . Currently Tim can be "seen" wearing a Dinosaur Head in commercials for Microsoft Office.
SARAH LILLY (Alice) grew up in Kansas (Dorothy and Toto lived down the road), graduated from Northwestern (BSC), UCLA (MFA) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She has performed in over 100 plays from musicals to Shakespeare to experimental. She is very proud to have originated the L.A. premieres roles of "Agnes" in Tony Kushner's BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY,"Mrs. Potentate" in Larry Kramer's JUST SAY NO and "Kitty" in Charles Busch's THE LADY IN QUESTION. Recent big screen stuff includes GEORGIA RULE, FAILURE TO LAUNCH as well as small screen MEDIUM. You can always catch Sarah in the cult faves AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON, EATING OUT 2: SLOPPY SECONDS and THE MANGLER REBORN!
DAVID PEVSNER (Cole) TV: DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, LAS VEGAS and CRIMINAL MINDS Film: MYOPIA, ADAM AND STEVE and PORNOGRAPHY: A THRILLER. Theater: CHICAGO, CORPUS CHRISTI, TO BITTER AND BACK (self-written one man musical (LA Weekly Solo Performance Nom), Original LA, NY casts of WHEN PIGS FLY, original NY cast of PARTY. As writer, songs in NAKED BOYS SINGING, ADAM AND STEVE and everything from PRIMETIME LIVE to Playboy TV. Coming soon: THE FANCY BOYS FOLLIES —A VAUDELESQUE and his feature MUSICAL COMEDY WHORE.
JUDI EVANS (Various Chicks) was born in California, and spent her childhood traveling with her the circus family as the “baby clown.” In 1983, Judi made her TV debut on the NY-based CBS soap GUIDING LIGHT as the troubled Beth Raines, winning her the Daytime Emmy for Supporting Actress. In 1986 she moved to LA and joined NBC's DAYS OF OUR LIVES, where she created the popular Adrienne Kiriakis. From 1991-1999, back in NY,she played fan-favorite Paulina Cory Carlino on ANOTHER WORLD and was honored with a Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Supporting Actress. After the cancellation of AW, Evans moved back to LA and starred as Patsy Ramsey in the TV-movie "Getting Away with Murder:The JonBenet Ramsey Mystery" on FOX. In 2003, DAYS OF OUR LIVES lured her back to daytime, allowing her to create the role of white-trash momma Bonnie Lockhart. In 2007, she switched gears and returned to playing Adrienne. As we go to press - Judy was just nominated for a 2008 Daytime Emmy for BOTH of her roles on DAYS OF OUR LIVES!
ALISHA SEATON (Various Other Chicks) originally from Santa Barbara, has been acting since she was seven years old. She received a BA in Theatre from USC. She also received a diploma in Theatre from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Her most recent work includes a 3-D interactive film on the life of Nellie Bly for a new museum in Washington D.C. and a PSA for the National Endowment of Financial Education. Alisha’s supporting role in SOCKET is a favorite of fan boys and girls everywhere. She is currently employed as an actor for the LAPD Detective Training Unit. For more information: www.alishaseaton.com
Our friend Judi Evans, winner of a Daytime Emmy in 1984 for GUIDING LIGHT, was just nominated again for both her roles of Bonnie Lockhart and Adrienne Johnson on DAYS OF OUR LIVES! Judi can also be seen briefly in Velvet Candy's SCREENING PARTY, as well as live on stage as part of our WILDCAT ROAD reading event on May 5th. Congrats, Judi!