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SAM ANDERSON

as the MAN

Film and television audiences know him as the lascivious school principal who seduces Sally Field in Forrest Gump, as aloof cardiologist Dr. Jack Kaysen on E.R. and as befuddled Principal DeWitt on Growing Pains. This past season, Sam guest-starred on The X Files, delivered the triplets on Friends, fought bad guys on ABC's miniseries, Tom Clancey's Net Force, and refused to put a dying woman in a coma on Ally McBeal. He has recurred on such shows as Picket Fences, and L.A. Law and played right wing commentator Marvin Seaborn on UPN's series Live Shot. Other features include Permanent Midnight, I Come in Peace, and La Bamba, where he played Donna's racist dad. Three films soon to be released are The Independent with Jerry Stiller, Sonic Blast with Ice T, James Russo and Mel Harris, and Perfect Game with Ed Asner and Patrick Duffy. TV movies and miniseries include The Man Next Door and Stephen King's The Stand, both for ABC, and a leading role in NBC's Sleepwalker Murders. Sam is married to a Los Angeles psychotherapist and is the proud father of six year old twins.

JOANNE TAKAHASHI

as EMIKO TAKASHI

Joanne is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco where she trained with Joseph Chaikin and Anna Deavere Smith and received her MFA. She has also studied in London with renowned British acting teacher Elizabeth Pursey. She has appeared in film and television roles on Babylon 5, Young and Restless, USA High, the Emmy-nominated Late Shift, I'm on a Mission from Buddha on PBS, Future War on the Sci-Fi Channel, and Layin' Da Funk.

 

CEDRIC HARRIS

as THE REVEREND CHARLES OSTEEN

Cedric graduated from The Juilliard School and since then has performed at the Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival's Measure for Measure with Kevin Kline and Andre Brougher, Venus written by Susan-Lori Parks, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well, and The African Co. Pres. RIII, and A Soldier's Play at the Vanguard Theatre. His regional theatre credits include The Old Settler with Leslie Uggums at the Geva Theatre, Romeo and Juliet with Calista Flockhart at The Hartford Stage Co., Spring Awakening at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, A Winter's Tale at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Hamlet at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Cedric was a series regular on The Game for ABC, as well as guest-starring on such shows as As the World Turns (recurring), Chicago Hope, and New York Undercover.

MONTANA TSAI

as ANNIE TAKASHI

Montana makes her acting debut in The Shangri-la Cafe. The seven year old has been modeling and appearing in commercials since she was 3 1/2 in such ads as Johnson & Johnson, Downey Fabric Softener, Visa, Talbot's, Land's End, Target, Mike and Ike, and Disney. She takes violin and Chinese dance classes and has just completed the first grade.

 


CHRISTOPHER CHEN

as TAD TAKASHI

Chris works extensively on television in such roles as PBS' On Common Ground. His feature work includes It Runs in the Family and Eddie. In New York and regional theatres he appeared in such plays as Carousel, Guys and
Dolls, Brigadoon, A Chorus Line, and Lady Windermere's Fan.

ALBERT CHIEN

as JIMMY TAKASHI

Albert makes his film debut in The Shangri-la Cafe. The eleven year old studies acting at the Beverly Hills Studios and has appeared in three plays at Murphy Ranch Elementary School, Charlotte's Web as Narrator 3, The
Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet as David, and as the Brick Pig in The Three Little Pigs. Albert enjoys baseball and is a whiz with the yo-yo.

 

MONTE RUSSELL

as GEORGE BROOKS

Since studying acting through Rutgers University Professional Actors Training Program, Monte has appeared in films such as The Player's Club,Godzilla, and cable movies such as Lily in Winter, Laurel Avenue and Alien
Nation. His television credits include The Client, The Wayans Brothers, JAG, and his recurring role as Paramedic Zadro on ER. He recently produced, wrote and directed a short film, Ballad of a Thin Man. His regional theatre
credits include The Letter, Two Trains Running, Ma Rainey's black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Fences, East Texas Hot Links, Prelude To A Kiss, Three Ways Home and A Few Good Men.

 

KELLI KIRKLAND

as HELEN OSTEEN

After studying theatre at UCLA, Kelli has appeared in such television shows as Star Trek Voyager, Family Matters, The Wayans Brothers, Step by Step, General Hospital and The Young and The Restless. She can currently be seen as the co-host of Disney's children's game show, Off the Wall.

 

MARGARET LAURENA KEMP

as MILDRED BROOKS

Margaret was recently seen by television audiences in Party of Five and Chicago Hope. Her theatre credits include The Cider House Rules at the Mark Taper Forum, Splash Hatch on the E Going Down at Centerstage in Baltimore
and the Yale Rep, My Life and Flying West, for which she won a Drama-Logue Award.

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