Billy Campbell is best known for starring opposite Sela Ward in the beloved ABC drama Once and Again. In the series, Campbell portrayed single father ‘Rick Sammler,’ a role for which he earned a 1999 Golden Globe Awards nomination in the Best Actor - Drama Series category, as well as a People's Choice Award in the Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series category. The show was also nominated in 1999 for a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series.
Upcoming, Campbell will star as ‘Dr. Alan Farragut’ in the Syfy original series, Helix. The series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control as they investigate a deadly disease outbreak.
Additionally, Campbell will star as ‘Trent Campbell’ in DirecTV’s upcoming drama, Full Circle. The 10-episode series marks the television debut of screenwriter/playwright Neil LaBute. BAFTA award-winning Nick Hamm is the executive producer of the series, which observes human condition and relationships through a series of interactions between 11 people whose lives are intertwined. The series also stars David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Minka Kelly, Ally Sheedy and Julian McMahon, among others.
This summer, Campbell completed production on a Lifetime original movie. Directed by Nick Gomez and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the movie follows the story of Lizzie Borden, a woman who was put on trial for brutally murdering her father and his second wife. The movie also stars Christina Ricci and Clea DuVall.
Campbell starred as ‘Abner Beech’ in the Civil War era movie Copperhead, with Peter Fonda and Angus MacFadyen. For the film, based on Harold Frederic’s 1883 novel about a family feud during the Civil War, Campbell was reunited with God and Generalsdirector, Ron Maxwell.
Campbell starred as ‘Abraham Lincoln’ in Killing Lincoln on National Geographic Channel. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s New York Times best-seller, the two-hour television film details the conspiracy behind Lincoln’s assassination. The docu-drama consisted of a stellar team, including showrunner Erik Jendresen (Emmy Award winner for Band of Brothers), director Adrian Moat (Emmy-nominated for Gettysburg), and Ridley and Tony Scott who executive produced along with O’Reilly, David Zucker, Mary Lisio, and Mark Herzog.
Campbell starred in Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut, Fat Kid Rules The World, a comedy that won the Narrative Feature Spotlight Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. The film was launched through TUGG. The pic also starred Jacob Wysocki and Matt O’Leary.
In summer 2012, Campbell filmed the independent thriller, The Scribbler with director John Suits. The film also starred Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon and Michael Imperioli. Campbell also filmed The Red Knot in Antarctica with Olivia Thirlby and Vincent Kartheiser and The Disappeared, a story about six men lost at sea in the North Atlantic Ocean.
From 2011-2012, Campbell starred in the critically acclaimed AMC television series, The Killing. Campbell played the role of troubled mayoral candidate ‘Darren Richmond’ in the thrilling drama, which Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times described as “scary and suspenseful, but in a subdued, meditative way that is somehow all the more chilling.”
Campbell starred as ‘Jordan Collier’ on USA Network’s science fiction series, The 4400. His other television credits include NBC’s Crime Story and AMC’s Moon over Miami. Campbell appeared in two Armistead Maupin acclaimed miniseries, Tales of the City and More Tales of the City, with Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis, ABC’s Max Q and CBS’s Monday After the Miracle, with Roma Downey and Moira Kelly. He also starred as ‘Moses’ in the critically acclaimed NBC miniseries In the Beginning, co-starring Martin Landau and Jacqueline Bissett, and he played ‘Ted Bundy’ in the USA Network original movie The Stranger Beside Me.
Campbell is still recognized for the cult classic The Rocketeer with Jennifer Connelly. His feature film credits include Gettysburg, The Night We Never Met, Bram Stoker’sDracula and Enough, opposite Jennifer Lopez.
Among his stage credits, Campbell starred in Fortinbras, for which he received a 1996 Ovation Award for best actor in LA theatre, as well as Comedy of Errors and Much Ado about Nothing with Dana Delaney at the Old Globe, San Diego, Hamlet at the Roundabout Theatre on Broadway, and The Best Man at the Cape Cod Playhouse.
Billy’s other passions in life include sailing. From June, 2005, Campbell served for 14 months as a crew-member of the 179-foot barque, the Picton Castle, visiting more than 20 countries, and sailing more than 50,000 blue-water miles in the ship's circumnavigation of the globe. He and the crew delivered much-needed supplies and educational materials to remote islands throughout the South Pacific. Billy also served 4 seasons in the classic Norwegian full-rigger, Sørlandet, on voyages around the North Sea and Europe.
Campbell is a Rugby enthusiast, having played for Virginia RFC, Chicago Lions RFC, and his current club Santa Monica RFC, in Los Angeles. He grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he studied illustration. He was trained at the Ted Liss Studio for the Performing Arts, the Players Workshop of Second City in Chicago, and Howard Fine Studio in Los Angeles.
Campbell resides in Pacific Palisades, California, where he enjoys morning runs amongst the Ragweed and the Chaparral of his beloved Santa Monica Mountains.
‘Dr. Hiroshi Hatake’
As one of Japan’s most talented and highest regarded actors of his generation, Hiroyuki Sanada has garnered the attention of American and foreign audiences with over fifty films and a Japanese Oscar® to his name.
Next up for Sanada is Universal Pictures’ 47 Ronin, where he stars opposite Keanu Reeves as ‘Oishi,’ the chief samurai of the Asano clan. Based on one of Japanese history’s most celebrated true stories, the film follows forty-seven disbanded samurai or “ronin” as they take on a mythical army in order to avenge their master’s wrongful death in 18th century Japan. The film is scheduled to release on December 25th.
He recently wrapped production on The Railway Man, alongside Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. The epic true story based on Eric Lomax’s autobiography centers around two men haunted by their experiences on the notorious Death Railway in WWII who are brought together for a devastating final confrontation. Sanada plays ‘Nagase,’ the interpreter at the Japanese prison camp during WWll where ‘Eric Lomax,’ played by Colin Firth, is held prisoner. The film is set to premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.
Sanada is currently in production on the Syfy original series, Helix, where he plays ‘Hiroshi Hitaki.’ The series follows an elite team of CDC researchers investigating a mysterious viral outbreak in the Arctic Circle.
He was last seen in 20th Century Fox’s action feature, X-MEN: The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold and starred opposite Hugh Jackman. In the film, Sanada starred as ‘Shingen,’ a crime boss and major enemy of Wolverine (Jackman).
Sanada started his career in film when he was 5 years old and later won the Japanese Academy Award for his role in The Twilight Samurai where he played a mid-19th century low-ranking samurai employed as a bureaucrat. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film. On the heels of this success, Sanada made his mark with American audiences when he starred alongside Tom Cruise in Ed Zwick’s The Last Samurai.
Since then, Sanada has been seen in a number of notable features including James Ivory’s The City of Your Final Destination alongside Anthony Hopkins; The White Countess opposite Ralph Fiennes; Danny Boyle’s sci-fi thriller Sunshine also starring Chris Evans and Rose Byrne; the action thriller Speed Racer alongside Susan Sarandon and Emile Hirsch; Brett Ratner’s Rush Hour 3; Chen Kaige’s The Promise, a Chinese epic fantasy romance; and the terrifying Ringu films.
On television, Sanada did an arc on the first season of the ABC series, Revenge, where he played ‘Kiyoshi Takeda,’ Emily’s (Emily Van Camp) mentor and spiritual advisor who offers her the manual to life and the cautions that come with it. He also starred in multiple episodes of the hit series and award winning show, Lost, where he played the role of ‘Dogen’ in the final season. Beyond television, Sanada became one of the few foreign actors to tour with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in a production of King Lear with Nigel Hawthorne.
Sanada has a Black belt in karate, is trained in Japanese traditional dance and Japanese Swordplay “Tate” and he currently resides in Los Angeles.
‘Dr. Julia Walker’
Kyra Zagorsky was born in New York and raised in the mountains in a small town in Colorado. This striking beauty grew up in the outdoors, and was an athlete and dancer throughout school. She began acting in her senior year of high school, when she auditioned for the school musical and was cast as one of the leads. She was immediately drawn into the world of theater, which would eventually dictate the course of her life.
Kyra went on to receive a BFA in theatre from Southern Oregon University in Ashland and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of California, Irvine. Kyra has also trained in various martial arts over the years, including kickboxing, capoeria, and Filipino stick and sword fighting. This has proven to be useful in the intense fight scenes she is often cast for.
To further cultivate her passion for acting Kyra worked extensively in leading roles in regional theatre across the U.S. until she made the transition to TV and Film in 2007. She continued to work steadily within this new medium with guest star appearances in Syfy’s Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate Universe:SGU, The CW’s Supernatural, ABC’s Motive, FOX’s Fringe, TNT’s Falling Skies and the award winning web series Divine. Kyra took on a lead role in the films The ABC’s of Death, a 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and in the zombie horror film Toxin 3D.
Kyra splits her time between Los Angeles, Vancouver and Montreal.
‘Major Sergio Balleseros’
Mark Ghanimé was born and raised in Montreal, Canada to a Lebanese father and Canadian mother. With his diverse background, Mark grew up speaking French, English, and Arabic.
In 2003, Mark found himself doing a background role in Chasing Freedom starring Juliette Lewis and from the minute he stepped on set, Mark knew he wanted to pursue acting as a career. He started with commercials and then was offered his first guest star on the popular CBC show Wild Roses. He then went on to guest star on Smallville, Supernatural, The Secret Circle, and Fairly Legal.
In 2013, Mark was cast as the supporting lead opposite Steven Weber and Treat Williams in the mini-series Eve of Destruction. He then went on to recur as ‘Dr. Jamie Albagetti’ alongside Mamie Gummer in the CW series Emily Owens followed by Arrow and the pilot, The Hunters, with Victor Garber and Alexa Vega.
Most recently, Mark has been cast as a lead in the new Syfy series from Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore and producer Lynda Obst. He will play Balleseros, a U.S. military liaison to the CDC.
Mark resides in Vancouver, Canada.
‘Dr. Sarah Jordan’
Jordan Hayes has guest starred in numerous television shows, such as Nikita, Being Erica, Flashpoint, The Firm and The Transporter. She appeared alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the thriller House at the End of the Street, and can be seen with Daniel Radcliffe in the upcoming comedy, The F Word. Most recently, Jordan wrote, directed and starred in the original short film, Lay Over, which made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Meegwun Fairbrother is Ojibwa from Grassy Narrows First Nation. He is a Traditional Singer and a Northern Traditional dancer.
A graduate of the conservatory acting program at York University, theatre credits include: King Lear (all-Aboriginal cast), NAC; The Great Mountain (Dora Nomination), Canadian and American tour; Vimy, Blyth Festival; The Hobbit, Grand Theatre; Spirit Horse, Roseneath Theatre; One Pure Longing, Luminato; Beyond Eden, Theatre Calgary and Playhouse Theatre Company, (part of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics); The Bewitched, Theatre at York; Pimooteewin (The Journey), a Cree language opera, Ontario tour; 1848, Factory Theatre; Creon, Stone Circle/Summerworks Festival.
Film and television roles include: a lead in the six part series Mohawk Girls for APTN and OMNI; SplitDecision, Heritage Moments, the male lead in the independent feature film Moonhair and the lead in the television pilot Time Traveler for APTN. He has also appeared in Triptych, part of a six-part series for Bravo!
‘Dr. Doreen Boyle’
Catherine Lemieux is a bilingual actress born and raised in Montreal. At age sixteen she landed a role in Jean-Claude Lauzon's masterful film Léolo, which is one of Time Magazine's "Top 100 films of all time". She studied theatre at Dawson College's Professional Theatre program and has performed in critical successes like David Lindsay Abaire's Tony-winning play, Good People, at the Centaur Theatre, for which she was nominated for a Montreal English Theatre Award (META) award in the Best Supporting Actress category. Catherine has played memorable roles in films like Oscar et la Dame Rose, White House Down, and the 3D film The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, as well as in the TV series Série Noire for Radio Canada. Catherine makes her English television debut as Dr. Doreen Boyle in Ronald D. Moore's highly anticipated new Syfy series Helix.
‘Dr. Peter Farragut’
After a decade of memorable performances on the Montreal stage, Neil Napier launched a successful film and television career with the simultaneous release of the low-budget horror film, Slashers, in which he played dual killers, and a geeky accountant in IFC's showbiz comedy, The Business. This year brings the release of many exciting projects including Seances, directed by Guy Maddin and White House Down, starring Jamie Fox and Channing Tatum. Neil can also be seen in Erased, starring Aaron Eckhart from the Weinstein Company; Universal’s Riddick; ABC’s Zero Hour; and series, Bullet in the Face (IFC), on which he had a leading role opposite Eddie Izzard. Neil is also the lead villain, doing both voice and full performance-capture, in the Ubisoft phenomenon Assassins' Creed III.