Michael Madsen is most notably recognized for his role as the sadistic killer, Mr. Blonde, in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. Most recently, he gave a remarkable performance in Strength and Honour as a boxer who had promised his dying wife that he would never fight again. Madsen’s career spans over 25 years and over 170 films. He has played memorable characters in a myriad of box office hits, including Kill Bill, Sin City, Hell Ride, Die Another Day, Donnie Brasco, Species, The Getaway, The Doors, Thelma & Louise, and Free Willy. Madsen continues to turn in memorable performances as audiences of Lionhead will soon attest.
Trevor Lissauer, who hails from Texas, launched his acting career in his very first audition, The Skateboard Kid. He is best known for playing Miles Goodman on Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Lissauer, who is also a musician, also appeared in From the Head, Scream of the Bikini, Reno 911!, Eden’s Curve, Roswell, Felicity, In Memory of My Father, An American Vampire Story, and other films. His entertaining, but angst-ridden, monologues in Lionhead remind many of a vintage Woody Allen performance.
Brien Perry nailed his audition and became the perfect “Ted” in the Lionhead saga. His ability to be naturally charming yet sleazy has led many test audiences to fall in love/hate relationship with his character. Previously, Perry has appeared in Dance Flick, Rizzoli & Isles, General Hospital, Desperate Housewives, Charmed, JAG, Friends, Beverly Hills 90210, and many other projects which have kept him busy and his acting skills sharp.
Daniel Roebuck played Andy Griffith’s right-hand man, Cliff Lewis, on the television drama Matlock from 1992 to 1995. His most famous film roles were alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the role of US Marshal Bob Biggs in the films, The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals. From 2005-2010, he had a recurring role in the television drama Lost, appearing as Dr. Arzt in nine episodes. Most recently, Roebuck has been portraying Dave Karofsky’s father in episodes of Glee. Roebuck’s on-set enthusiasm made him a favorite of the Lionhead crew.
Ray Wise is best known for his roles in Twin Peaks, Robocop, and most recently, as the devil himself in Reaper. His resume is lengthy, and includes roles in Swamp Thing, Star Trek, Jeepers Creepers 2, Diagnosis Murder, The Elizabeth Taylor Story, Good Night and Good Luck, The West Wing, 24, Bones, The Closer, Burn Notice, Law and Order, and Charmed. In 2010, he joined other Twin Peaks alumni in an episode of Psych to spoof the earlier classic. Wise’s list of accomplishments is extended by his excellent work in Lionhead.
Caroline Morahan is an Irish actress and television host. She is best known as the host of TV fashion show Off the Rails. She has hosted numerous television shows including Chance to Dance and The Podge and Rodge Show. More recently her career has focused on acting. She starred in the musical I, Keano and appeared in the Irish film A Kiss for Jed Wood. She recently booked Big Mike, a pilot for A&E starring Greg Grunberg and Ken Leung as well as acting in Howard Cantour, a film directed by Shia LaBeouf. Morahan is a talented actress and her work on Lionhead adds to her growing portfolio.
Deidre Lovejoy can be most recently seen in the hit comedy Bad Teacher, but is best known for her role as Rhonda Pearlman in the critically acclaimed The Wire on HBO. She has appeared in a long line of notable movies and television shows including The Talented Mr. Ripley, Step Up, Bones, Law and Order, Cold Case, Numb3rs, The West Wing, Nip/Tuck, Touched by an Angel, Without a Trace, and Spin City. In Lionhead, Lovejoy plays Detective Lundgren alongside Daniel Roebuck.
Elizabeth Morehead is best known for her various television appearances. Her most memorable performance was in the classic Seinfeld episode, “The Pez Dispenser” in which she played a professional pianist and the girlfriend of George Costanza. Other television shows in which Morehead appeared include ER, The Pretender, Judging Amy, Profiler, Without a Trace, and NCIS. Morehead’s film credits include Terminator 3, Golden Gate, Reflecting Pool, and of course, Lionhead, in which she brilliantly plays the part of Michael Madsen’s wife.
Richard Riehle became involved with theatre at Notre Dame. One of his major triumphs in the theatre was alongside Kevin Spacey in the acclaimed 1999 revival of The Iceman Cometh. Riehle is one of the busiest character players on TV and in the movies. His resume is too large to cover here but includes appearances in Office Space, Glory, Free Willy, The Fugitive, Iron Will, Casino, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and most recently Bridesmaids. Riehle is an incredible talent and continues to put out great performances.
Jill Crenshaw has traveled to over 25 countries and 49 of our 50 states. She has graced the stages of LA sketch comedy with troupes such as Sitcoms Blow, The Rebellion, and Tomboys in Fishnets. She has performed at both the Aspen Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Crenshaw made her independent film festival debut in the Slamdance Festival film Sky Drops. She filmed the lead in Infected, and soon after starred in the feature film Heaven Strewn, a finalist for “Best Ensemble in a Feature Film” at The Ashland Independent Film Festival. Crenshaw’s talent shines through in her portrayal of the conflicted fiancee of Frank Harrison in Lionhead.
Duane Whitaker began his career by writing and directing plays, as well as working in film and television. Four of his plays have been produced in Los Angeles, including “Eddie Presley”, which was adapted and became his first produced screenplay. He also wrote the screenplay for Stripteaser. As an actor, Whitaker landed the role of Maynard in Pulp Fiction. He co-wrote From Dusk ‘Til Dawn 2, and wrote/directed a the feature film, Together and Alone, which screened in Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival.