Russell was recently seen on THE WALKING DEAD as THE HITCHHIKER. Other recent TV appearances include THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, and COMA. Currently based in Atlanta, he's resided in NYC and Los Angeles and traveled throughout the southern states to work on films such as: THE LUCKY ONE, ABOVE ALL THINGS, DEAD BIRDS, THE WRONGED MAN, and SOLACE. He was raised in Vidalia, Georgia -- home of "The Sweet Onions."
Karen-Eileen Gordon can be seen in two seasons of the hit STARZ Original Drama MAGIC CITY as FLORENCE, a tough-sassy-smart 1959 New York dame, assistant to series lead Jeffrey Dean Morgan. She guest-starred as a shark lawyer on the hit A&E drama THE GLADES and has improv-sparred with Larry David on HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. Sharing time between Miami and L.A., she grew up in the southeast and loves returning for any reason, especially one as fabulous bringing Tammy to life in A FREE BIRD.
George M. Faughnan co-founded Dad's Garage Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia circa 1995 and has worked in television and film ever since, both behind and in front of the camera. On TV he's been seen in Tyler Perry's MEET THE BROWNS, Turner Broadcasting's LEVEL UP, and in films such as Disney's SELMA, LORD, SELMA, LIGHTNING BUG and FALSE RIVER. George jokingly calls himself "a self-professed national treasure," but he's truly a local legend on the Atlanta improv scene.
Leslie is an Atlanta-based actress appearing in commercials, television and the theater. She also spent several years as a writer, producer and side-kick to Atlanta radio legend Kim Peterson in the 1990s. In 2000, Leslie co-starred in the WTBS television series "BLOTTER", a spoof of reality-TV police shows like "Cops" Since 1994 Leslie has produced and directed short films made by her husband's production company Lighthog Films.
Marla Malcom is an actress and producer, known for ROAD TRIP (2000), THE WATCH (2012) and 2001 MANIACS (2005).
Beau Marie is an actor and director, known for STAR TREK: CONQUEST (2007) and SOLDIERS ALL (2005).
Ray is chiefly known for his professional wrestling career. From 1996 to 1999 he wrestled under the ring name Glacier for World Championship Wrestling (WCW). While maintaining his ties to wrestling he has also pursued an acting career, appearing in the feature film BLOOD BATH and guest-starring in the season finale of the USA Network series BURN NOTICE.
Katie Kneeland is an Atlanta-based actress known for her work in THE HUNGER GAMES (2012), THE WATCH (2012) and WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING (2012), and for appearances on television in EASTBOUND AND DOWN, the miniseries COMA, ARMY WIVES and DROP DEAD DIVA.
Matt is a founder and former Artistic Director of Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta. Matt has appeared on television in DAWSON'S CREEK and in movies including THE HAWK IS DYING, WARM SPRINGS and THE SIGNAL.
Billy Woods is an Atlanta-based actor known for ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (2013), WE ARE MARSHALL (2006) and THE BUS BOY (2003). Billy plays two separate roles in A FREE BIRD: the chief parole board member and the policeman from "up north."
Rob is a very busy actor, producer, casting director and acting teacher. He's best known for his role as Mayor Lockwood in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, but he has appeared in a wide variety of TV and film productions including DAWSON'S CREEK, ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE TREE HILL, THE BLIND SIDE (2009), THE JONESES (2009), and KILL THE MESSENGER (2014).
Slaton Waldo is an Atlanta-based actor who has appeared in commercials and film productions such as EVIL KEG (2007) and UPSIDE (2010).
TED J. MCMAHAN
Ted is a retired professional photographer whose work included ten years as track photographer at Atlanta Motor Speedway. A FREE BIRD director Gregg Russell saw him at the driving range one day and recruited him for the role of Jasper.
MICHAEL D. FOSTER
Michael D. Foster was a member of the police force in Grantville, GA, during the production of A FREE BIRD. He stepped up from extra to featured extra to actor. He now balances careers in law enforcement and acting.