as Jason Hayes
David Boreanaz is a leading man with charismatic charm that translates on the big screen, TV and stage. Most recently, he starred for 12 seasons in the hit television series “Bones.” In addition to acting on the show, he was a producer and often pulled triple duty as director, directing the series’ 100th and 200th episodes, as well as the cliffhanger finale episodes for the last three seasons, among others. In addition to “Bones,” he was recently seen in the ensemble drama “Full Circle” for Neil LaBute.
On the big screen, Boreanaz’s credits include the independent sports drama “The Mighty Macs,” the suspense drama “Officer Down,” the independent black comedy “Suffering Man’s Charity,” “These Girls,” which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, “Valentine,” “The Crow,” opposite Dennis Hopper, and “The Hard Easy.” Also, he lent his voice to the role of Hal Jordan (a.k.a. The Green Lantern) for the animated feature “Justice League: The New Frontier.”
While relatively new to acting when he landed a guest-starring role on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Boreanaz vaulted to stardom as the mysterious and tortured Angel on the series. He continued the role in his own series, “Angel.” Boreanaz was exposed to the TV business at a young age as the son of a veteran weather forecaster for WPVI in Philadelphia. After graduating from Ithaca College, he moved to Los Angeles to try his luck in Hollywood. He got his first break with a guest spot on “Married With Children” as the biker boyfriend of Kelly Bundy (Christina Applegate).
On stage, Boreanaz starred in the Off-Broadway production of “Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell.” He has performed at the Ensemble Theater in “Hat Full of Rain,” at the Gardner Stage in “Italian-American Reconciliation” and “Fool for Love,” and in “Cowboy Mouth.”
His additional directing credits include episodes of “Angel” and “The Finder.”
Boreanaz is an avid hockey player and an active supporter of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation. He lives in Los Angeles with his family. His birthday is May 16. Follow him on Twitter @David_Boreanaz and on Instagram @Dbdbo69.
as Clay Spenser
Max Thieriot got his start in acting with the feature film “Catch That Kid,” alongside Kristen Stewart. His additional film credits include “The Pacifier,” “Nancy Drew” and “Jumper.” Recently, Thieriot appeared in feature film “Point Break” and “House at the End of the Street,” opposite Jennifer Lawrence. Also, he can be seen in the independent feature “Disconnect,” opposite Alexander Skarsgård, Andrea Riseborough, Paula Patton and Jason Bateman.
On television, Thieriot starred opposite Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore in A&E’s highest-rated show, “Bates Motel.” Also, he appeared in the History Channel’s mini-series “Texas Rangers,” opposite Bill Paxton.
Thieriot was born and raised in Occidental, Calif. where he currently lives with his wife, Lexi, and son, Beaux. His birthday is Oct. 14. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @MaxThieriot.
Neil Brown Jr.
Neil Brown Jr. was introduced to the arts at a young age while taking up karate, which led to an appearance in the martial arts television series ”WMAC Master” as a teenager. This love for acting brought him to Los Angeles, where he has appeared in the series “The Walking Dead,” “Suits” and “Weeds.”
In 2015, Brown starred as DJ Yella in Universal’s Oscar-nominated film “Straight Outta Compton.” His additional film credits include the blockbuster films “Fast and Furious,” “Battle: Los Angeles” and Joel Schumacher’s “Tigerland,” alongside Colin Farrell.
This year, Brown stars alongside Henry Cavill, Glen Powell, Nicholas Hoult and Logan Marshall Green in the war film ”Sand Castle,” as well as “Insecure” and “Dirk Gently.” His additional credits include the Swedish remake of “Naked” and “Labyrinth,” opposite Johnny Depp.
Born and raised in Orlando, Fla., Brown currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two sons and beloved dog. He loves animals and his hobbies include working out, video games and martial arts. His birthday is June 19. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @NeilBrownJr.
In his long and varied acting career, AJ Buckley has appeared in more than 30 feature films and numerous television series. A versatile and prolific actor, he is equally adept at both dramatic and comedy roles. He is perhaps best known to global television audiences for his role as scientist Adam Ross on the long-running series “CSI: NY,” on the Network, in addition to recent roles as a hard-nosed tactical officer in “Murder in the First” and romantic sociopath Danny Crowe in “Justified.”
Most recently, Buckley starred as a misfit cop in the critically acclaimed CBC drama series “Pure,” which has been acquired by the Hulu Network and is scheduled to stream this summer. Other notable television credits include guest appearances on the Netflix original series “Narcos” and a turn as Anna Faris’ jealous boyfriend on “Entourage.”
In one of his favorite comedic roles, Buckley portrayed Ed Zeddmore on The CW’s “Supernatural,” the leader of a group of wannabe ghost hunters called The GhostFacers. The character was a fan favorite, and Buckley wrote and directed first spin-off project for Warner Bros.
Buckley’s recent films include Disney Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” voicing T-Rex Nash, and “Home Sweet Hell” from Sony Pictures, which he also helped write and produce.
Born in Ireland, Buckley immigrated to Canada at the age of 6. He spent his teenage years in British Columbia, where he began his acting career guest starring on shows such as “The X-Files.” It was after his breakout role in the film “Disturbing Behavior” that acclaimed director David Nutter suggested he move to Los Angeles.
Buckley is the co-founder of Paperclip, an innovative line of high-end diaper bags designed for modern parenthood, and is also a partner in The Pipeline Poké House in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Currently, Buckley resides in Los Angeles with his fiancée, Abby, and daughter, Willow Phoenix. In his spare time, he enjoys keeping fit, boxing, motorsports, watching UFC, healthy eating and traveling the globe in search of thrilling new experiences. Also, he supports men’s cancer charities and child welfare projects. His birthday is Feb. 9. Follow him on Twitter @AjohnBuckley and on Instagram @ajbuckley.
Toni Trucks comes from a strong and varied acting background with roots in the theatre. After graduating from both Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre Program, Toni spent her early career in New York working the Regional Theatre circuit before making her television debut as the female lead on the series “Barbershop.”
Trucks appeared as a series regular in the television series “Franklin and Bash” and “Made in Jersey,” as well in recurring roles on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and “Hostages,” on the Network, “Corporate,” “Grimm” and “Do No Harm.”
Her film credits include “Ruby Sparks,” “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2” and “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Most recently, Trucks completed the short film “Good Eggs,” as a part of Indigenous Media’s Project Her.
Trucks was raised in Manistee, Mich. and currently lives in Los Angeles. She supports many charitable organizations including Historic Idlewild Museum, Solving Kids Cancer, Kitten Lady and Music and Memory. Her birthday is Sept. 30. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @ToniTrucks.
as Mandy Ellis
Jessica Paré has quickly become a rising star to watch following her performance as Megan Draper in the Emmy award-winning series “Mad Men.” Her in-show performance of the song “Zou Bisou Bisou” proved so popular that it became a hit download on iTunes and reached #1 on the Billboard World chart. Her additional television credits include the series “Jack & Bobby.”
Paré has starred in many films in both her native Canada, and in the U.S. In 2000, Paré had her breakthrough performance when she was handpicked by director Denys Arcand to star as the lead in his film “Stardom,” after initially only auditioning for a bit part in the film. The film was screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and launched Paré’s budding career.
After starring in several independent features such as 2001’s “Lost and Delirious” and in the Canadian miniseries “Random Passage” and “Napoléon,” Paré made her Hollywood debut in “Wicker Park,” a remake of the French film, “L’Appartement.” Her additional film credits include the Oscar-nominated “Brooklyn,” “Lovesick,” “Standby,” Jerry Ciccoritti’s “Lives of the Saints,” Deepa Mehta’s “Bollywood/Hollywood,” Jacob Tierney’s “The Trotsky” and Rob Stefaniuk’s “SUCK.”
A French-Canadian born in Montreal, Quebec, Paré currently resides in Los Angeles, and returns to Canada to film as often as possible. Her birthday is Dec. 5.