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THE TALENT

JESSE HEIMAN  |  SchmoolieJessie

Dubbed “The World’s Greatest Extra” and “That Guy”, Jesse Heiman is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood, appearing in over 75 films and commercials. Chances are you’ve seen him in movies such as The Social Network, Spider-Man, and Old School; or TV shows like The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Glee, and The Mindy Project; not to mention dozens of national commercials such as Volkswagen, Citibank, Vonage, Metro PCS, and Prego. One of Jesse’s most recent commercials, which garnered worldwide attention, had him locking lips with supermodel Bar Rafaeli during the 2013 Super Bowl spot. Viewed by over one billion awestruck onlookers, it firmly cemented Jesse’s claim in modern pop culture. The media and celebrities took notice and asked Jesse to be in their projects. He continued his make-out session following the Super Bowl with Jamie Pressly in Michael Bublé’s music video, A Beautiful Day. Jay Leno sent him to the famed Vanity Fair Oscar Party where he hob-nobbed with A-List celebrities and reported on the night. Born in Boston and having lived in Austin, Texas, Jesse moved to Los Angeles to chase the Hollywood dream in 2000. He quickly found his niche and his transition from background work to supporting and leading roles was smooth.

Jesse is no stranger to working with Hollywood heavyweights, having garnered a solid reputation as the go-to awkwardly charming nerd. Previously directed by Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne and Steven Spielberg in Catch Me If You Can, Jesse’s professional acting career is already impressive and continues to grow. Jesse just wrapped filming Townies with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, and snatched a role in James Franco’s new film As I Lay Dying. Director Michael Bay even requested that Jesse appear in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Jesse continues to further his already impressive filmography. With instantly recognizable features, a background in writing and directing, and a relentless desire to please his fans, Jesse’s future in film and television has just begun.

 

DAVID BARRERA  | BurroDavid Emmy Pic

David Barrera is familiar to television audiences from his numerous appearances on hit shows including Heroes, CSI: Miami, The Closer, N.C.I.S., Medium, The Mentalist, Without a Trace, The West Wing and 24 for which he received an ALMA Award nomination.

David had the great opportunity to play Gunnery Sgt. Ray ‘Casey Kasem’ Griego in the critically acclaimed Generation Kill, a seven part HBO Miniseries which follows twenty-three marines of First Recon who spearheaded the blitzkrieg on Iraq during the summer of 2003. Generation Kill was executive produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, creators of the critically acclaimed The Wire.

Most recently, David was seen in recurring roles on Southland, The Bridge and on the Halloween episode of Grimm where he played a father whose son is taken by La Llorona.

David has been seen in films such as Universal’s family comedy Evan Almighty starring Steve Carrell. Other film credits include Infinity with Matthew Broderick, The United States of Leeland, starring Don Cheadle, and No Way Back, with Russell Crowe. Barrera is most proud of Cruzando, an independent film shot in his home town of San Juan, Texas.

David received his BFA from the prestigious acting conservatory at Southern Methodist University and was awarded his MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at The University of California, San Diego. While at U.C.S.D he was awarded the Princess Grace Award in acting.

He resides in Los Angeles with his talented wife, actress Maria Canals-Barrera and their two beautiful daughters.

 

MARK KELLY  | Perro

Virginia born/Oregon raised Mark’s current feature work includes a starring role in the Jay and Mark Duplass movie The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (Fox Searchlight), the starring role in Removal (Lionsgate) with Billy Burke, Oz Perkins, Emma Caufield and Elliot Gould directed by Nick Simon, and a lead role in Answers To Nothing with Dane Cook, Julie Benz, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Barbara Hershey (Roadside Attractions). Mark’s T.V. credits include the recurring role as Dale in Mad Men, Touch, Childrens’ Hospital, CSI, CSI: NY, Alias, Angel, and a series regular on VH1’s comedy I Hate My 30’s. His stage roles include Han Solo in Patrick T. Gorman’s The Star Wars Saga in 60 Minutes (world premiere), Lemuel Pitkin in The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin (world premiere) directed by Michael Uppendahl, Eddie in Fool For Love, and Ben Cook in National Anthems (European premiere). He has thrice appeared in Edinburgh, Scotland’s Festival Fringe performing live in over 17 productions and holds a B.F.A. degree in acting from the University of Southern California. Mark is married to actress Breanna Pine and has two kids Hoyt and Greta.

 

BARRY NEIKRUG  | The Funeral Director, Mr. Seled

Barry Neikrug comes from a family of distinguished classical musicians. Barry, himself, is an accomplished pianist. As an actor, he studied in Paris, France two years at the Jacques Lecoq school, then later, in New York, with Bob Mcandrew. Barry worte and performed a one man show, Concert Pianist, for six years, then was cast in, TWO PIANOS/FOUR HANDS for their national tour. His film credits include, Mr. JonesPunchlineThe Open WindowThe Bonfire of the Vanities, and The Butchers Wife. As a comedian, Barry has appeared doing his act on many talk shows.