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BIOGRAPHIES

Brad Beyer

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(Stanley Richmond)

Brad Beyer had a two-season recurring role in "Third Watch." He guest starred in "Sex and The City," "Law & Order" and "Hack" and "CSI: Miami," both on the Network. He starred in the television movies "Monday Night Mayhem" and "Gargoyles."

Beyer's feature film credits include starring roles in the independent films "Trick," "Enough Already," "The Perfect You," "Way Off Broadway" as well as the feature films "The General's Daughter," "Crazy in Alabama," "Sorority Boys" and "Mr. Woodstock," a comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton to be released later this season.

On stage, Beyer starred in "Wonderland" at The American Place Theatre, and toured in "The Chili Queen." His other theater credits include "Circle Dance" at The Judith Anderson Theater, "Family Values" at the Irish Arts Center and "Lighting Up The Two Year Old" at The Actors Studio, of which he is a member. Beyer graduated from the William Esper Studio and studies with Wynn Handman.

A native of Waukesha, Wis., Beyer's birth date is Sept. 20.

Michael Gaston

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(Gray Anderson)

Michael Gaston's film credits include "Hackers," "Lonely Hearts," "Far from Heaven," "High Crimes," "Double Jeopardy," "Cop Land," "Ransom" and "The Crucible." His television credits include "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Without a Trace," "NCIS" and "The Guardian" all on the Network. Gaston's other television credits include "Blind Justice," "Prison Break," "Ed," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "The Practice," "Ally McBeal" and "The Sopranos." Gaston also starred in the Broadway production of "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg."

Gaston was born in Walnut Creek, Calif. His birth date is Nov. 5.

Sprague Grayden

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(Heather Lisinski)

Sprague Grayden began performing at age 5, appearing in commercials, the film "Dad" and local plays, including "Strong Man's Weak Child," written and directed by Israel Horowitz. While attending college in New York, Sprague became a member of the Off Broadway company, Drama Dept. She recently read the lead role in "Little Diva," a public screenplay reading at Drama Dept. Her additional theater credits include "The Vagina Monologues," "Fool For Love" and "Waiting For Lefty." After receiving a B.A. in American studies, cum laude, from Barnard College at Columbia University, Grayden returned to her roots and began pounding the New York City pavement looking for theatrical work.

Grayden starred as Anita in the HBO series "Six Feet Under" and had a recurring role as Joan's best friend, Judith Montgomery, in "Joan of Arcadia," on the Network. She recently starred in "Over There," Steven Bochco's ensemble drama which explored the lives of a select group of Army soldiers in combat overseas and the families they left behind. Grayden also starred in "John Doe" opposite "Prison Break's" Dominic Purcell.

Grayden was born in Manchester, Mass. Her birth date is July 21.

Lennie James

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(Robert Hawkins)

English actor Lennie James has appeared in many feature films including "Sahara," "Snatch," "24 Hour Party People," "Lucky Break," "Les Miserables" and "Lost in Space." His numerous television credits include "State Within," "The Family Man," "A Midsummer Nights Dream," "Without You," BAFTA winning "Buried," and BAFTA nominated "Storm Damage," which he also wrote.

James has extensive theatre credits as both a writer and an actor. As an actor, he has appeared in the British productions of "Raisin in the Sun," "MacBeth," "The Piano Lesson" and "The Merchant of Venice." At the Royal Court Theatre, he starred in "This is a Chair," "Outside of Heaven" and "Etta Jenks." James also starred in "The Coup" (Clarence Derwent Award winner for Best Supporting Actor) and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the National Theatre.

A native of London, James' birth date is Oct. 11.

Erik Knudsen

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(Dale Turner)

Erik Knudsen got his first break when he was cast in the feature film "Tribulation." Most recently, Knudsen starred in the feature films "Saw II," "The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio" and "Perseverance."

Knudsen's television credits include "The Guardian," on the Network, and "Kevin Hill." Knudsen also starred in the television movies "The Family Stranger," "Blackout" and "Santa Who?"

Knudsen was born in Toronto. His birth date is March 25.

Gerald McRaney

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(Mayor Johnston Green)

Gerald McRaney's popularity and longevity are best demonstrated by the fact that he has starred in a CBS series for 18 consecutive years. First he spent eight years as private investigator Rick Simon in "Simon & Simon," then he went on to become the nation's favorite U.S. Marine in "Major Dad," and then was Russell Greene in "The Promised Land." He made his first appearance in "Deadwood" in the final episode of its second season.

McRaney's additional television credits include "JAG," and the movies "Take Me Home: The John Denver Story," "Nothing Lasts Forever," "Not My Son" and "Deadly Vows" on the Network. He also starred in the critically acclaimed Off Broadway hit play "The Exonerated." In addition to his acting credits, McRaney directed episodes of "Simon and Simon," "Major Dad" and the television movie "Love and Curses and All That Jazz," on which he served as co-executive producer and co-starred with his wife, actress Delta Burke. He was also the executive producer of "Major Dad."

McRaney was born in Collins, Miss. He and his wife live in Los Angeles. He enjoys the outdoors and is an expert camper, hunter and fisherman. His birth date is Aug. 19.

Kenneth Mitchell

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(Peter Green)

Most recently, Mitchell completed work on the independent film "Home of the Giants." Prior to that, he received recognition for his starring role in the acclaimed feature film "Miracle." Mitchell also was featured in "The Recruit." Mitchell's television credits include guest-starring roles in "The Unit" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," both on the Network, and "Grey's Anatomy."

A native of Toronto, Mitchell currently resides in Los Angeles. His birth date is Nov. 25.

Pamela Reed

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(Gail Green)

Pamela Reed's film credits include "Glory Days," "Proof of Life," "Bob Roberts," "Kindergarten Cop" and "The Right Stuff." Her television credits include the series "Grand" and "Judging Amy" on the Network. Reed's other credits include "Pepper Dennis," "Home Court" and "The Simpsons." Green's television movies include "Carriers," "Woman with a Past" and "Caroline," on the Network.

Reed was born in Tacoma, Wash. Her birth date is April 2.

Ashley Scott

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(Emily Sullivan)

Ashley Scott was a series regular in the television series "Dark Angel" and "Birds of Prey." Her feature film credits include "Strange Wilderness," "American Standard," "Into the Blue," "SWAT" and "A.I."

Scott was raised in Charleston, S.C., and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband. Her birth date is July 13.

Shoshannah Stern

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(Bonnie Richmond)

Shoshannah Stern, along with her brother and sister, represents the fourth generation of a deaf family. She grew up in Fremont, Calif., attending the California School for the Deaf, Fremont, where her parents worked and her two siblings also attended.

Stern attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the only liberal arts university for deaf people in the world. There she pursued her love of theater, winning numerous awards for her performances. During the winter recess of her senior year at Gallaudet, she was asked to audition for a guest-starring role in the series "Off Centre." She flew to Los Angeles and subsequently won the role. This led to guest-starring roles in "Providence," "Boston Public," "ER," and "The Division." With her continuing recurring role on "Weeds" and lead role in "Jericho," Stern currently holds the distinction of being the only deaf actor in history to have significant roles in two primetime television series during the same season.

On the stage, Stern originated the role of Susan in "Open Window" at the Pasadena Playhouse. Her feature film credits include "The Last Shot."

Stern was born in Walnut Creek, Calif. Her birth date is July 3.

Skeet Ulrich

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(Jake Green)

Skeet Ulrich's television credits include the series "Miracles" and the movie "The Magic of Ordinary Days" on the Network. He also starred in the cable mini-series "Into the West." Ulrich's feature film credits include "Nobody's Baby," "The Craft," "Scream," "Albino Gator," "As Good As It Gets," "The Newton Boys" and "Chill Factor."

Ulrich was born in Lynchburg, Va. His birth date is Jan. 20.

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