Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale
Catherine Bell is best known for her work as the headstrong Marine Corps attorney Lt. Sarah ‘Mac’ MacKenzie on the action drama series “JAG” and in the ensemble drama series “Army Wives,” as Denise Sherwood, a devoted wife who has returned to work as a nurse while her husband is a major in Iraq and whose son was killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Bell was born in London and moved to Los Angeles with her family at the young age of three. While studying biomedical engineering at UCLA, Bell ventured into modeling, which soon led to immediate recognition in both the United States and overseas. Building on her success as a model, she decided to pursue an acting career, which was launched soon thereafter.
While working in television, Bell has also generated a loyal fan base with Hallmark Channel’s “The Good Witch” movie franchise, always among the highest-rated Original Movie on the network. Starring as Cassandra “Cassie” Nightingale, Bell completed seven Original Movies in the series, including “The Good Witch,” “The Good Witch’s Garden,” “The Good Witch’s Gift,” “The Good Witch’s Family,” “The Good Witch’s Charm” and “The Good Witch’s Destiny.” Other TV credits include Lifetime’s “Still Small Voices” and “Last Man Standing,” CBS’ “Company Town” and TNT’s “Good Morning Killer” as well as guest starring roles on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Friends,” “Dream On” and “King & Maxwell.”
Bell’s feature film credits include Universal’s mega-hit “Bruce Almighty” opposite Jim Carrey and opposite Steve Carrell in the sequel, “Evan Almighty,” as well as “Men of War.” Bell, along with her two children, resides in Southern California.
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Nashville native James Denton, who originally attended college on a basketball scholarship, wasn’t bitten by the acting bug until he was 28. He landed the role of George Gibbs in a Nashville production of “Our Town,” got fine reviews, but thought there was a more solid career in selling advertising starting an ad career in Tennessee and then in North Carolina before taking off for Chicago to risk everything to become a professional actor.
He soon was accepted as one of Chicago’s brightest stars. After earning a key casting when the “Untouchables” series came to town to film, Denton was drawn to Los Angeles, where his strong theatre reputation had preceded him and he was locked in with choice turns in film, on TV and on the stage.
As one of the stars of the Golden Globe® and SAG Award-winning “Desperate Housewives,” Denton started building his Hollywood career with performances in such films as “Primary Colors,” “Face/Off” and “That Old Feeling,” but soon off-beat roles in adventurous TV series were claiming his time. In 1997 Denton landed the role of the eerily sociopathic Mr. Lyle on NBC’s hit drama, “The Pretender.” The series’ multi-year run was followed by “The Pretender” television films, “Pretender 2001” and “Pretender: The Island of The Haunted.” In 2001 Denton was cast by ABC to star opposite Kim Delaney in Steven Bochco’s “Philly,” which was critically acclaimed but short-lived. But Denton’s growing reputation quickly led to a new series casting him as a top player in this nation’s homeland security community, Special Agent Jon Kilmer on “Threat Matrix.” In addition to his series starring roles on TV, his guest appearances include “JAG,” “Slider,” “Dark Skies,” “Two Guys and a Girl,” “Ally McBeal” and “The West Wing.” His latest run of feature films include “Grace Unplugged” released in the Fall of 2013, “Stranded In Paradise” released in summer of 2014 on Hallmark Channel and Henry Jaglom’s “Ovation” due to be released in Spring 2015.
Acting obviously is serious work for the handsome and athletic star. He got his start on the stage in Chicago, his first role there was as Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and his last was the terrorist in the French farce, “Lapin, Lapin.” He was a company member of the Griffin Theatre and at the Strawdog Theatre Ensemble. He added a steady string of roles and accolades to his quickly growing list, including one of the leads in the world premiere of “Flesh and Blood,” performing in and composing the music for “The Night Hank Williams Died” and his portrayal of Kentucky preacher C.C. Showers in “The Diviners,” which gained him a coveted Joseph Jefferson Best Actor nomination. For these performances, Denton was listed as one of Chicago’s hottest actors by Screen Magazine. In Los Angeles, he appeared in the premieres of “Asylum” at the Court Theatre, “Locked Up Down Shorty’s” at the Powerhouse Theatre, and “In Walked Monk” at the Hudson Theatre.
Denton devotes a large portion of his time to Band from TV which was formed when Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”), Hugh Laurie (“House”) and Bob Guiney (“The Bachelor”) decided to band their musical interests together to raise money for charity. The Band, which now includes Jesse Spencer (“House”), Scott Grimes (“ER,” “Band of Brothers”) and Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”) plays several shows around the country every year to raise money for charity and since their inception BFTV has raised almost two million dollars for various causes supported by the band.
At just 15, Bailee Madison is already one of the most proficient actresses in the business, effortlessly executing both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as establishing her presence in the world of philanthropy. With inherent charm, sharp intelligence, and a vibrant personality, Bailee Madison is a multitalented actress who has showcased her talent across the board.
Bailee can be seen next, in Hallmark’s original series “The Good Witch,” which will air this Spring. She also has a recurring role on ABC Family’s hit drama “The Fosters,” and was last seen on ABC’s “Trophy Wife” where she starred alongside Malin Ackerman, Bradley Whitford, and Marcia Gay.
She last appeared on the big screen in a starring role as the daughter of Marisa Tomei and the granddaughter of Bette Midler and Billy Crystal in 20th Century Fox and Walden Media’s “Parental Guidance.” Prior to this, Bailee was the star of producer Guillermo Del Toro’s thriller “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce; Bailee was recommended for the role by her “Brothers” co-star Natalie Portman. She played a withdrawn child being haunted by insatiable demons; the film was released in August 2011.
In 2011 Variety named Bailee an honoree for her philanthropic efforts with Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the “Variety Power of Youth Awards” which pays homage to the industry’s most talented young activists. A driven and talented young actress, Bailee is equally committed to using her public profile to raise awareness for those less fortunate. Between filming major motion pictures, Bailee has been devoting her time and energy to “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, an organization that encourages children nationwide to raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer through running their own lemonade stands. In 2012 ALSF named Bailee their national Youth Spokesperson.
In 2009, Bailee delivered one of the most sought out performances from a child actress under the age of 10, earning her a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her work in Jim Sheridan’s film, “Brothers” opposite Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal. She played the young ‘Betty Ann Waters’ in Fox Searchlight’s “Conviction” with Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver. Her other feature films include Hallmark’s “Northpole,” “Letters to God,” Hallmark’s “Taste of Romance” with Teri Polo, and “Cowgirls N’ Angels” with Jackson Rathbone.
For her role in Columbia Pictures’ comedy, “Just Go With It” with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, Bailee earned rave reviews with “The Wall Street Journal” writing “How 11-Year-Old Bailee Madison Stole Adam Sandler’s Movie”.
Bailee captured audiences hearts with her role as ‘May Belle’ in Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia, and has left lasting impressions with her performances in the independent film “Phoebe in Wonderland” (starring Felicity Huffman and Elle Fanning) and on television in NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU.” She appeared as ‘Maxine’ in Disney Channel’s Emmy Winning series “Wizards of Waverly Place” for its fourth and final season.
Genesis Award winner Catherine Disher has lent her talents to a variety of projects including film, television, animation and video games.
From 1992 -1996, she starred in the Canadian TV series “Forever Knight,” and currently stars in the TV series “The Border.” She has appeared in several TV movies, including “Murder in the Hamptons,” “In God’s Country” and “A Dad for Christmas.” Her feature film credits include “For Lease,” “Shoot Me” and “The Frankenstein Factor.”
Disher’s credits also include several animation and video game projects, with roles in the “Care Bear” movies, “X-Men” cartoons and video games and as ‘Jill Valentine,’ the title character in the popular “Resident Evil 3: Nemesis” video game.
Sarah Power grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland and landed her first role when she was 16 in CBC’s “Random Passage.” After graduating from high school she attended the Ryerson Theatre School and majored in Acting. While attending Ryerson she worked under the mentorship of industry professionals such as Peter Wylde, John Boylan, and Sheldon Rosen.
After graduating, Power pursued a career in film and television and has since appeared in “American Pie: Beta House,” “Repo: The Genetic Opera!” and “Saw V.” Her television credits include the series regular role of Lucy Henry in CBC TV’s “Wild Roses” and guest roles on “Republic of Doyle,” and “Lost Girl, Murdoch Mysteries.”
Peter MacNeill has amassed a wide array of film and television credits over a career spanning more than three decades. He was most recently seen in “Kitt Kittridge: An American Girl,” as well as roles in “Cinderella Man,” David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence,” Kevin Costner’s “Open Range,” “Geraldine’s Fortune” and “Talk to Me,” opposite Don Cheadle. In 1997 MacNeill received a 1997 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as ‘Whiskey Mac’ in Thom Fitzgerald’s “The Hanging Garden.”
On television, MacNeill recently completed the CBC biopic “Victor,” based on the life of Olympic gold medalist Victor Davis, “The House Next Door” for Lifetime and the six-part CBC series “North/South.” In 2003, he won a Gemini Award as Best Supporting Actor for his work on “The Eleventh Hour,” and was nominated for a Gemini in 1994 for his performance in “Gross Misconduct” and again in 1998 for his role in “Penelope Buitenhuis’ Giant Mine.”
MacNeill’s extensive list of television credits includes “Queer as Folk,” “Framed,” “Blue Moon,” the fact-based “Long Island Incident” and “My Own Country” with Marisa Tomei. He also appeared in “Storm of the Century,” a mini-series based on the book by Stephen King. In recent years, MacNeill completed work on a feature called “Sea Wolf,” and filmed a guest-starring role on CBC’s “The Border,” in addition to a lead in a CBC pilot called “The Republic of Doyle.” He also starred in the CBC show “Call Me Fitz,” with Jason Priestley.
Kylee Evans graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BMus. in Vocal Performance. Her early days were focused on classical music where she performed in numerous operas and operettas across Canada. Evans then went on to discover her true love of music theatre at Sheridan College and she’s been gracing stages across North America playing title roles ever since. Notable credits include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Shelly in Evil Dead the Musical and Elle in Legally Blonde, which earned her a Broadway World nomination.
Evans’ television experience includes recurring roles on “The Stanley Dynamic” for YTV and Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Strain” for FX, and “Life with Boys” for YTV. Other select credits include “Private Eyes” for Global, “Odd Squad” for PBS, and of course most notably as a series regular as one of the most beloved characters on the popular Hallmark Channel original series “Good Witch,” now shooting its sixth season.
Evans is also no stranger to the world of hosting for television. She was the host of “The Inbox” on Sportsnet before leaving to be case girl #19 on “Deal or No Deal” with Howie Mandel. These experiences propelled Evans to become the host along with her husband, Sandy Jobin-Bevans, of the primetime family game show “Just Like Mom and Dad” for YesTV, currently with two seasons on the air.
Evans also has an extensive background in comedy, having performed with the legendary Second City in Toronto and Detroit, and she has also been nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards. Evans has also provided her voice for various animated characters on such shows as “Wandering Wenda” on CBC and “The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That” for PBS Kids. Currently, you can hear her as the voice of Mrs. Hoozlewoo on “Esme and Roy” for Treehouse, as well as “Ollie’s Pack” for Nelvana. Evans’ voice can also be heard representing a variety of products and services on both sides of the border.
A native of Nova Scotia, Canada, Kylee now resides in Toronto with her husband Sandy.
Canadian-born Katherine Barrell studied at the prestigious George Brown Classical Theatre School before embarking on her professional career. Having appeared on numerous television shows, Barrell is best known for playing the popular character Officer Nicole Haught in the SyFy drama “Wynonna Earp,” a role that has inspired fans to launch the prominent social media hashtag #wayhaught. Her feature film credits include Universal’s The Scarehouse, Christopher Branch’s Definition of Fear, and the indie film Girls’ Night Out. Having studied at Groundlings in Los Angeles, Barrell also has a strong love for comedy. She starred as the lead of the Netflix film My Ex-Ex, recurred on Catherine Reitman’s comedy Workin’ Moms and she produced and starred in the critically acclaimed comedy short Issues, which was subsequently optioned as a television series. In addition, Barrell wrote, directed and produced the short Cannonball and is in development on the television half hour comedy “The Officiants.”
Known to Syfy audiences for his role as Jace Corso/One on the series “Dark Matter,” Marc Bendavid also had a recurring role in the network’s “Bitten,” in “Nikita” on the CW, and on the long-running Canadian series “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”
Bendavid co-starred in the 2015 Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Angel of Christmas,” and appeared in Lifetime’s “Her Husband’s Betrayal” and “Too Late to Say Goodbye.” He has guest- starred on episodes of “Flashpoint,” “Murdoch Mysteries,” “The Listener” and “The Border.”