A Manhattan-born character player who attended New York University, actor James Russo wrote and starred in a prize-winning short film called The Candy Store while attending college. His first big film break was as a convenience store robber in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982).
Possessed with a stare that can bring shivers down one's back, he has been quite the accessible villain over the years, memorably portraying a number of gritty psychopaths and gangsters, among other undesirables. Surprisingly, Russo is not a name or commodity, yet an intense and dependable 'tough guy' performer he has proven to be.
On stage, he has "Welcome to Andromeda," "Deathwatch," "Marat/Sade" and the afore-mentioned "Extremities" to his credit. Russo appeared opposite Johnny Depp in Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate (1999), and portrayed mobster Victor Mura in TV's short-lived "Falcone" the following year. More recently, he offered a penetrating cameo as Frank Sinatra in "Stealing Sinatra" (2003).
Michael Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona.
He left prematurely two years later to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. His first big role was as a psychotic fan stalking Lauren Bacall in The Fan (1981) and later appeared in The Lords of Discipline (1983). He hit the big-time when he was cast as Kyle Reese, the man sent back through time to stop Arnold Schwarzenegger inJames Cameron's The Terminator (1984). This established a good working relationship with Cameron, a relationship that should have catapulted Biehn to international stardom.
He starred in Cameron's subsequent films, Aliens (1986) and The Abyss (1989), the latter a standout performance as unstable Navy SEAL officer Lt. Hiram Coffey. In the 1990s he starred in films like Navy Seals (1990), K2 (1991) and was particularly memorable as Johnny Ringo in Tombstone (1993). Biehn is married and the father of four sons.
Lenore Andriel owned and general managed the 3000 seat Ritz Theatre in New Jersey, producing over 250 shows, including The Oakridge Boys, Rodney Dangerfield, The Marshall Tucker Band, Pure Prairie League, Spyro Gyra, Jeff Lorber, George Carlin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ronnie Milsapp.
Owner of Enlightenment Films, Inc. with Steve Doucette, they have four projects in pre-production and development. As an actress, she has starred opposite Bo Svenson, Dennis Hasbert, Paul Johannson, Tara Fitzgerald, Miguel Ferrer, and Paul Rudd, to name a few.
She has garnered a “Best Actress Award” from SHOWTIME and a “Best Actress” nomination from the International Christian Awards.
Lenore has four projects in development of her written scripts, including a multi-million dollar project, “The Snow Prince” that she will be starring in with Lord Richard Attenborough, Gabriel Byrne, & Maxwell Caulfield to be shot in the UK.
Michael is an actor, who currently resides in Montana. He is of the Lakota Sioux Tribe. Michael has 5 brothers and 1 sister, including his brother Eddie. He is 6'2" and his skills include, expert horseman, boxing, Taw Kwon Do, singing, native drums, marksmen and archer.
He first gained recognition as an actor in Dances With Wolves, from there he appeared in Skins, TNT's miniseries Into The West, Guns, Girls & Gambling, Yellow Rock and Broken Wing. See complete filmography below. Michael has been honored with the APA Award for best subject matter in a film. Championship Lakota Traditional, Grass Dancing and Hand Drum Singer. In Fall of 2011, the Red Nation Film Festival honored him with Best Actor for his role in the film Yellow Rock. Michael travels nationally as a keynote speaker when he is not filming. He wishes for a global community, acceptance of other cultures and their beliefs.
Michael's personal belief is to live each day well, it is a great ride. Always remember who you are and where you came from. Know where you want to go and acknowledge those that help get you there along the way. Respect your family and yourself.
Eddie resides in South Dakota, he has 5 brothers and 1 sister, including his brother Michael. Eddie is with the Lakota Sioux Tribe. He is a accomplished horseman, marksman, archer, boxer and swimmer. Eddie is active in the Native Wind Project. His strong sense of traditional values have led him to work closely as a mentor with the youth in his hometown.
Eddie first gained recognition as an actor when he was 10 and appeared in Turner Production of Geronimo. He went on to appear in other roles and films including Black Cloud, the TNTmini series Into the West, the HBO mini series Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, more recentlyYellow Rock and the AMC television series Hell on Wheels. See complete filmography below. Eddie has been awarded the FAITA Best Actor Award in 2004 for Hallmark entertainment's mini series Dreamkeeper. Phoenix Film Festival 2004 he was honored withBest Actor for his lead role in Black Cloud.
Eddie's personal belief is to believe in yourself, anything is possible no matter who you are or where you come from. Find your path and stay on it, if you want something bad enough, nothing can stop you.