Zack Bennett was born in the small Northern California town of Grass Valley. He began acting at the age of 8 in school plays and community theatre. By 16 he decided to pursue a full on acting career. Graduating from high school early, he moved on his own to Los Angeles. Since then Zack has worked on numerous projects spanning many mediums including live theatre, national commercials, television and feature films. His most recent credits include the hit television show “90210”, the short film “Punch, Face, Moan” and the feature film,” The Last Hurrah”. Zack also plays guitar and is producing a documentary titled “The Ataxian”.
Neil Garguilo began writing/performing comedy at the age of 17. Since then Neil has graduated from The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City and has completed the comedy programs at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and I.O. West.
Neil has performed in a some of the biggest comedy festivals in North America with his comedy group Dr. God and can be seen regularly on national commercials every year.
Neil has also won the AFI’s 29th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas, TX for his animated short The Adventures of Sargento & Tuggers. In addition to the numerous projects he presently has in development, Neil is regularly hired for comedy rewrites, consulting and development.
Currently, Neil can be found performing in the Los Angeles comedy scene several nights a week. For his full schedule check out www.neilgarguilo.com.
Frederik, originally from France, is proud Will Beaton would let him display some of his mime skills in this film. Frederik is currently very busy working on a new motion capture Video Game for the Playstation 4. He recently played Chad in the Sci-Fi feature Life Tracker starring Matt Dallas, Randolph in the Web Series Kode Orange, and appeared opposite Kristen Wiig in Judd Apatow’s Bridesmaids. On TV Frederik Has appeared in Girlfriends, and Mind of Mencia with Carlos Mencia (proudly miming again). And Stage Credits include The Treatment at the Theatre @ Boston Court, Othello and A Love’s Labors Lost for The Montana Shakespeare Company, playing Romeo in the Met theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet, Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Kingsmen Shakespeare company), Orlando in As You Like it (kingsmen Shakespeare Company), Ferdinand in The Tempest (Santa Suzanna Rep Theatre), or a Gascony cadet in South Coast Repertory’s Cyrano De Bergerac. Frederik is also active in voice-over. He received a B.A. in Drama from California Lutheran University and a Masters in Theatre Arts from California State University, Los Angeles.
Dustin Varpness was born in Olympia, Washington, and moved to LA to pursue his passion for the arts. Shortly after arriving, Varpness was given his first taste of the festival circuit reaching audiences nationally and around the world (Barcelona, Madrid, Zurich, Tel Aviv, Torino, Melbourne, Tokyo) as Deric in the critically acclaimed short film ‘Dirty Love’ (dir: Michael Tringe). He then found himself studying with the venerable Michael Woolson, who he would like to thank for his life changing mentorship. Under his tutelage he worked on films such as ‘John Lee’ [dir: Marie Lee], ‘Connected’ [dir: Nathan Brunskill], and ‘Positive’ [dir: Ethan Lader]. After appearances on the Discovery Channel, the Disney Channel and ABC Family [‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’] he now looks towards the stage with much anticipation and excitement. Varpness, a local resident of North Hollywood, enjoys spending his free time rock climbing in the Santa Monica Mountains, crushing the pavement on his 650 and creating mind opening abstract paintings. He would like to thank William Beaton for his great vision and guidance in the role, Brad Gilmore for this wonderful opportunity, his incredible cast members for their continual positive input, support, and talent, and his agent Melissa Hirschenson for always believing in him. Hope you enjoy the show!