Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
Birthday: July 25
Matt LeBlanc is a member of a very select group of actors who are working on three shows simultaneously. In addition to Man With a Plan, he appears on the Showtime series “Episodes,” playing a fictional version of himself, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and four Emmy nominations, and he is the first-ever American co-host of BBC’s newly revamped “Top Gear.”
LeBlanc is best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the legendary, long-running series “Friends.” The show aired for a decade and garnered LeBlanc many accolades, including three consecutive Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, among others. He continued portraying the character in the spin-off series “Joey” for two more years.
LeBlanc’s film credits include the independent movie “Lovesick,” with Ali Larter and Chevy Chase; “Charlie’s Angels” and its sequel, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, directed by McG; “Lost in Space” and “All the Queen’s Men.” His feature producing credits include “Jonah Hex” and “The Watch.”
LeBlanc was born in Newton, Mass., and lives in Los Angeles. His birthday is July 25. Follow him on Twitter @matt_leblanc and on Instagram @mleblanc.
Hometown: Northampton, Massachusetts
Birthday: March 20
Liza Snyder is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Christine Hughes in “Yes, Dear,” on the Network. Also, she was a series regular on “Jesse,” starring alongside Christina Applegate.
Snyder is a graduate of New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, where she studied acting under Sanford Meisner.
Snyder was born in Northampton, Mass. and lives in Los Angeles. Her father was a professor of theatre at Smith College and her mother is a singer/songwriter. Her maternal grandfather was the five-time Academy Award-winning composer/conductor, Johnny Green, and his wife was actress-turned-consumer reporter, Betty Furness. Her birthday is March 20.
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Birthday: November 18
Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is perhaps best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” As one of the longest running cast members on the series (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘Mr. Subliminal’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s recurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ made the sketch a show staple. In 1988, Kevin earned an Emmy Award nomination as part of the “Saturday Night Live” writing team.
Additionally, Nealon received critical acclaim for his role as a stoned accountant and business advisor in the series “Weeds,” which was honored with three Golden Globe Awards with nominations for “Best Television Series Comedy or Musical.” In 2007 and 2009, “Weeds” was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.”
Nealon’s additional television credits include the voice of the title role in the animated series “Glenn Martin, DDS” and guest-starring roles in “Still Standing,” on the Network, “Hot In Cleveland,” “Franklin & Bash,” “Monk,” “Fat Actress” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” For five years, Nealon hosted the special, “Funniest Commercials of the Year.” In 2009, his first one-hour stand up special, “Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out!” aired to rave reviews. His second standup special, “Whelmed…But Not Overly,” debuted in August, 2012.
Nealon has found great comedic success in feature films. His credits include “Anger Management,” which he starred in alongside Jack Nicholson and fellow “Saturday Night Live” comedian, Adam Sandler. Also, he and Sandler teamed up in “Eight Crazy Nights,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Happy Gilmore,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” “Just Go With It” and “Blended.” Additional credits include “Joe Dirt,” “Daddy Day Care,” “Good Boy,” “Roxanne,” “And They’re Off,” “Aliens in the Attic,” “Remarkable Power” and the cult hit “Grandma’s Boy,” with Jonah Hill and Nick Swardson.
Additionally, he hosts the AOL series “Laugh Lessons With Kevin Nealon.”
In 2008, Nealon released his book, “Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me?,” a comical look at the male perspective of pregnancy.
Nealon is from St. Louis, Missouri and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. His birthday is November 18. Follow him on Twitter @kevin_nealon.
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Birthday: April 29
Grace Kaufman is a young actress with a diverse slate of credits to her name. She started acting at 7 years old, and her passion for the craft landed her a role in the television series “The Closer.” Recently, she was in the Michael Bay series “The Last Ship,” starring with Eric Dane. Additional television credits include “Table 58,” “Bad Teacher,” on the Network, and guest-starring roles on “Free Agents,” “Jessie,” “Lab Rats” and “Deadtime Stories.” Also, she has done voice-over work on several animated television series, including “Bubble Guppies,” “Clarence,” “Palace Pets” and the “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.”
Last year, Kaufman made her feature-film debut in “Sister,” directed by David Lascher, starring Reid Scott and Barbara Hershey. Kaufman received kudos for her performance and was awarded the 2014 Discovery Award by Michael Moore at the Traverse City Film Festival. In 2012, she was awarded Best Actress at the Hollyshorts Film Festival in Hollywood for her work in the short film “Buttons on the Ground.” Additional film credits include the animated film “Peabody and Mr. Sherman,” and she recently finished shooting “Brave New Jersey,” starring Tony Hale and Anna Camp.
Kaufman sings and dances and has performed in several theater and musical productions in the Los Angeles area. As Tootie Smith in “Meet Me in St. Louis,” she was awarded “Outstanding Featured Actress” by Stage Scene LA, as well as “Most Promising Newcomer” by the Southern California Motion Picture Council. Other productions include “Coney Island Christmas,” “Annie” at Musical Theatre West, starring with Andrea McArdle, and “Appropriate,” at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum.
Kaufman is proficient in ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop. She supports the charities Precious Paws, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) to help combat childhood cancers and autoimmune disease, both of which have affected loved ones in her life. She was born in and lives in Los Angeles. Her birthday is April 29. Follow her on Twitter @imgracekaufman and on Instagram @imgracekaufman.
Hometown: Coppell, Texas
Birthday: December 8
Matthew McCann fell in love with acting at the age of 7, while taking acting classes in Texas. The youngest of three children, McCann is bilingual in English and Spanish.
McCann’s television credits include several voice-over projects, including multiple characters in the animated series “American Dad.”
Additionally, McCann has been featured in numerous television commercials and radio spots.
McCann loves swimming, basketball, surfing, snowboarding, paddleboarding, ping-pong, drawing and video games. He was born in Coppell, Texas, and lives in Los Angeles. His birthday is December 8. Follow him on Twitter @matt_s_mccann and on Instagram @matthewmccann_official.
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Birthday: May 18
Hala Finley was in a competitive dance troop and playing sports when she discovered her passion for acting by watching her older brother prepare for his auditions.
When Finley was 4 years old, she landed her first role, playing twins in the short film “Counter Parts.” Her additional film credits include “Letters From a Father” and the lead role in “Grammy.”
Finley has appeared in several national print ads and recently filmed a commercial for Lexus.
Besides a love for dressing up and re-enacting films, Finley enjoys art and reading and is an owl enthusiast. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., and lives in Los Angeles. Her birthday is May 18.
Hometown: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Birthday: July 12
Matt Cook’s television credits include “Clipped,” “The Comeback,” “Whitney,” “Austin & Ally,” “Kickin’ It,” “Harry’s Law,” “True Blood,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Mom” and “2 Broke Girls.”
Cook is a member of the Groundlings Main Company, and his stage credits include “Fairy Tale Theater 18 & Over,” “The Servant of Two Masters” and “Twelfth Night.”
Cook was born in Harrisburg, Penn., and grew up on Long Beach Island in New Jersey. He received his B.A. from Rider University and enjoys video games and comic books. He lives in Los Angeles. His birthday is July 12. Follow him on Twitter @mattcooktweeted and on Instagram @mattcooktookpics.