Edouard Giard —Alex
Edouard fell in love with film when he was six years old as he saw Tim Burton's Batman. The world of the movie and the joker portrayed by Jack Nicholson marked him profoundly and lead him to the decision, after completing high school, to move from the South of France to Paris to pursue an acting career.
He quickly gets noticed by an established agent and guest stars in the TV film "Avocats et Associes", followed by the male lead role in the TV series "Heidi". After his career takes him on a series of roles with leading actors such as Jean-Macr Barr, Christophe Lambert and Benoit Magimel.
2011 is a great year for him with two films. First Cloclo, a biopic about the life of French singer Claude Francois, known worldwide for writing the best selling song "My Way". Edouard plays Ticky Olgado, Claude's personal secretary and confident, who then became a leading French actor.
The second film is of course "Roundabout American", where Edouard plays the lead role, and invites you to browse the site to find out more:-)
Patrick Zielinski —Ron
Patrick Zielinski (Producer/Writer/Director/Actor) Patrick moved from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1998 to study improvisation with comedy luminary Del Close at ImprovOlympic. Since then, he has appeared in myriad stage productions, TV commercials and films. Look for Patrick alongside Christian Bale in Universal's 2009 hit Public Enemies, directed by Michael Mann, and with Vince Vaughn in the 2007 Warner Bros. release Fred Claus. Other film credits include 2008's Nothing Like the Holidays, the nationally distributed independent feature Troubadours, the festival award winning Salt Creek County and the recently theatrically released Fancypants with Richard Kind and Nick Turturro. Patrick co-founded HCFB Productions in 2000 and has written, directed and co-starred in dozens of short films, showcases and sketch comedy revues under its moniker. Patrick is currently the In-House show director and cast coordinator at Chicago's Navy Pier. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.
Marielle de Rocca-Serra —Helena
Marielle de Rocca-Serra was born and raised in a family of musicians, in the south of France. After she received a rigorous training as a violinist in some of the best conservatory programs in Europe (Nice, Paris, Rotterdam), she came to acting at age 17. Trained at the National School of Drama "Le Studio" in Asnieres, she got lucky enough to start working consistently as an actor in venues such as the Theatre National d'Arts et d'Essai, Theatre Georges V, Festival d'Avignon, touring in Italy, Germany and England.
Marielle fell in love with Chicago and its stage in 2005, and joined the Acting program of the Theatre School at DePaul University a year later. Since her graduation in 2010, she could be seen as Young Alice in the acclaimed U.S. premiere of the musical "Boojum!: Truth, Nonesense and Lewis Caroll", and as St Louis de Marillac in the eponymous play, directed by Dexter Zollicoffer. Marielle is excited to be performing as a lead character in her first feature film this summer: Roundabout American, directed by Boris Wexler.
Marielle is also a permanent member of the Gipsy Jazz Band "Le Percolateur", and the lead singer of the French-American Jazz band "Paris la Nuit".
Torey Adkins —Bob
Torey Adkins is an actor/ comedian originally from Troy, MI. He has called Chicago home for 6 years now.
He recently appeared in the feature films 30 MINUTES OR LESS starring Jesse Eisenberg and REAL STEEL starring Hugh Jackman. He will next be seen in the horror film House of Purgatory, due out this winter.
On the comedy front he has performed in clubs all over the country and opened for Lewis Black, Aziz Ansari, Christopher Titus, and Kevin Polack.
IMDB Credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3067189/
Howie Johnson —Danny
Howie was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. He is happy to be working with Boris again. He previously worked with him on the shorts The Group and Our Fathers, as well as the Web series Pillowtalks. His other ﬁlms include The Express with Dennis Quaid and the Steve Soderbergh ﬁlms The Informant and Contagion with Matt Damon, as well as the independent movies The Site, Pyrite, One Small Hitch, and The Door. His T.V. credits include ER, Prison Break, The Chicago Code, Shameless, and the pilot Matadors. He has also played with many Chicago theater companies including Steppenwolf, Proﬁles, Eclipse, Mary-Arrchie, EP, Illinois Theater, Trapdoor, Pegasus Players, Northlight, Buffalo Theatre, and was a company member of The Boxer Rebellion. He also toured with Leaving Iowa for almost two years. Thanks to Susie for bringing home the bacon and allowing him more then his share.
Rom Barkhordar —Reza
Rom has lived and worked as an actor in Chicago since 1999. As well as a voiceover and commercial actor, Rom has worked for such Chicago theatre companies as The Goodman, Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, Timeline, Lifeline, Steep, Griffin and Writer's theatre among others. He will appear this winter in Kelsey Grammer's new television series, "Boss" on Starz network." Next spring he will co-produce and play the title role of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," for Soul theatre in Chicago.
Chris Boykin —Stevens
Chris Boykin was born and raised in Baltimore City, Maryland. He earned his Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from Shepherd University (WV) before receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Boykin currently resides in Chicago and is repped by Paonessa Talent Agency.
Mary Jo Faraci —Senator Allen
Mary Jo Faraci has been a professional actor for over thirty years. Recently, she appeared as the Social Worker in Steven Soderberg's film "Contagion". She also recently played Doreen Mahoney in the Indy film "One Small Hitch", where she worked with Emmy Award winning actor Daniel J. Travanti. Other film credits include "Flipper" where she played Sandy's (Elijah Wood) mom and the cult film "The Smokers" where she played another mom, Mrs. Carter. Mary Jo has appeared in over 100 television commercials and 300 corporate and educational videos. Having played so many "moms" and "upstanding citizens" in her career, it was a pleasure to take on the role of the "not so nice" Senator Tammy Allen in the film "Roundabout American".
She'd like to say that working with the talented and professional cast and crew of RA was a truly wonderful experience, and Boris and Julian were a delight.