CAST
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RC EVERBECK as David Wellman
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, RC is a USC graduate who now resides in Santa Monica, California. He played the starring role of Billy in the film Billy the Kid and has had roles in Spiderman, Sneakers and Pretty Woman.

He was Executive Producer on
Monty (a Montgomery Clift biographical film), a Newman/Tooley Films production, and 12 Bucks, which he financed. He also secured the star-studded cast for 12 Bucks that included Jonathan Silverman and Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine. Acquired by BlockBuster, which gave it a national release, the film went on to become Official Selections at the 1998 AFI International, Atlanta, and Chicago Film Festivals.

RC also produced the short film
The Translator starring Molly Ringwald, which was shot by 5-time Academy Award cinematographer nominee Alan Daviau (E.T., The Color Purple, Empire of the Sun, Avalon, Bugsy). In addition, RC has produced numerous short films, commercials, public service announcements and music videos.
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RICHARD TOPPING as Spence McKenzie
Richard Topping started his career as a bar manager at the Beacon Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, and then went on-stage as a stand-up comedian on the London club circuit in the late 1980's. He moved into television in the 1990's, co-hosting several shows including BBC's This Multimedia Business, The Technophobe's Guide To The Future and ITV's The Web Review.

He moved to Sky Television's computer channel as host of
Masterclass, which ran for over 500 episodes, and was a regular guest presenter on Chips with Everything, Blue Chip and Buyer's Guide. Richard is also the author of several books on television and film including Kevin and Perry, Monty Python: A Celebration and Kenny and Me, and the ghostwritten autobiography of actress Cleo Rocos. His first children's book, Magical Uncle Urlich was published by m2f Books in 2005.

In 2001, Richard moved to the United States to pursue a career in acting and writing. Recent work includes a guest star appearance on
Leverage. In 2010, he was the voice actor of Daniel for Frictional Game's Amnesia: The Dark Descent. He currently lives in West Linn, Oregon.
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KARLA MASON as Kate Wellman
Karla Mason’s professional acting career, both on stage and on camera, has taken her from the West to East Coasts and back again. She is currently based in the Portland Metro area. Her prolific stage credits include leading roles at regional theaters across the country as well as leading appearances in Off-Broadway productions in New York.

Film and TV credits include
As the World Turns, America’s Most Wanted, PBS’s American Masters: None without Sin, and the independent feature film Unremembered, along with countless commercials and industrials. Radio and commercial voiceover work are also in her resume of accomplishments.

Karla has had the pleasure of working with some outstanding names in the industry, including sharing the stage with and being directed by Dylan Baker, and acting under the direction of Tony Award winners Bart Sher and John Rando. She has toured nationally, and taught and directed under the auspices of the California Theatre Centre.
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SHELLY LIPKIN as Derek Archer
Born in Pennsylvania, Shelly was trained at the U.S.I.U. School of the Performing Arts in San Diego, which has led to a distinguished career as an actor, director, author and teacher.

His film roles include
Mean Creek (2004), Extraordinary Measures (2010), and Population: 2 (2012), and his television credits include Laverne & Shirley (1980), Quincy (1983), Lois & Clark (1994), The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003), Leverage (2009), Portlandia (2012), and Grimm (2012). Shelly's teaching credentials include The Portland Actor's Conservatory, The Art Institute of Portland, Northwest Children’s Theatre and Marylhurst University, and he has directed such plays as Night School & The Collection, The Setup, To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday, and The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man In The Moon Marigolds.

Awards have included a 2012 Drammy Award for Best Supporting Actor in
Collapse for Third Rail Repertory Theatre, a 2011 Drammy Award for ensemble acting in Thief River for Profile Theatre, and the Dramalogue award for Best Director – West Coast Ensemble – Valentines and Killer Chili.
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DON STEWART BURNS as Norman Zeller
Don was born in Portland, Oregon. His film credits include Management (2008), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), Path of Evil (2005), Punk Love (2006), and The Sasquatch Gang (2006).

His roles in television have included
Nowhere Man (1995-96), Leverage (2012), and Grimm (2012). He has also performed in regional theater and resides in the greater Portland area.
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NICK HUGHES as Matt Wellman
Nick grew up in West Linn, Oregon. He had some commercial and print advertising experience, but never auditioned for a feature film prior to Lie Detector. When asked about his audition for the film he said, "My Dad said you're probably not gonna get this part, just go in there and do your best. It was the first audition I'd ever done in my life, except for a play I did. But when I heard I got the part - a movie on my first audition - I was so excited because I'd always wanted to be an actor. It would be so much fun to do that."

What was it like playing RC Everbeck's son in the film? Nick had a ready answer,
"It felt like a father-son thing, especially in the hammock scene - it felt like something a father and son would do. He's a really nice guy. He's funny; a good actor. I got to know him on set, and we talked and hung out together."

Nick's current educational interests include Mathematics, Architecture and Environmental Studies, and his favorite winter sport is snow boarding. He resides in Wilsonville, Oregon.
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MICHELLE HASSON as Emma Wellman
"I started my career at an early age in Portland, Oregon, where I discovered my love of film, commercial work and the stage," says Michelle Hasson. "It was only natural that I follow this passion to Chapman University, where I earned a spot in the competitive BFA Screen Acting program. In this program, I was able to to cultivate my craft in various theatre techniques such as Meisner and Stanislavski, as well as gain invaluable on-screen performance experience."

She earned a BFA Screen Acting Degree at Chapman University while also developing other production skills at the world renowned film school. After graduating in 2010 she moved to Los Angeles where she hopes to continue working in film.

Her television credits include hosting the series
Jammin With the Blazers, with stage work in Julius Caesar with Theatre Unleashed, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Lead), Tuck Everlasting (Lead), Claus at Oregon Children's Theatre, and A Christmas Story at Portland Center Stage.
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RACHEL PATE as Rose Dumaine
Rachel Pate lives in Seattle, Washington. Her varied career in film, television and theater is impressive. Film and television credits include Frayed (2007), William Never Married (2010), and Fat Kid Rules the World (2012). Theater credits include Ibsen's Note (Theater 9/12), Addy, An American Girl (Seattle Children's' Theater), Rumors (Bellevue Civic Theater), and Something's Afoot (Civic Light Opera).

Her wide ranging interests and skills include weight training, roller skating/blading, jazz and ballet dance, and gymnastics. She is also handgun trained and is a NASDS certified scuba diver.
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MARIO DePRIEST as Don Mansfield
As an actor, Mario DePriest is known for such films as Body of Evidence (1993), Dr. Giggles (1992) and Payback (1997), but he is also a rising star in the world of jazz. A Los Angeles native, Mario has quickly developed into a premiere jazz artist, being the first to introduce the live American jazz vocal performance to the Russian far east where he appeared on television and concert venues in 1992. He has also performed at the Mount Hood Festival of Jazz as well as the Bumpershoot Jazz Festival in Seattle, Washington, the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival and in jam sessions at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

He has been featured with such jazz giants as Leroy Vinnegar, Billy Higgins, Bennie Maupin, Richie Cole, Red Holloway, and Andrew Hill.
First Things First is his first solo project in which he brings together Blue Note saxophonist Javon Jackson, former Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn bassist Frank de la Rosa, drummer Mel Brown, saxophonist extraordinaire Rob Scheps, trumpeter Thara Memory, pianist Jof Lee, and guitarist Dan Balmer, with percussive contributions from Akbar DePriest and Ron Steen.
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RC EVERBECK
as David Wellman
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, RC is a USC graduate who now resides in Santa Monica, California. He played the starring role of Billy in the film Billy the Kid and has had roles in Spiderman, Sneakers and Pretty Woman.

He was Executive Producer on
Monty (a Montgomery Clift biographical film), a Newman/Tooley Films production, and 12 Bucks, which he financed. He also secured the star-studded cast for 12 Bucks that included Jonathan Silverman and Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine. Acquired by BlockBuster, which gave it a national release, the film went on to become Official Selections at the 1998 AFI International, Atlanta, and Chicago Film Festivals.

RC also produced the short film
The Translator starring Molly Ringwald, which was shot by 5-time Academy Award cinematographer nominee Alan Daviau (E.T., The Color Purple, Empire of the Sun, Avalon, Bugsy). In addition, RC has produced numerous short films, commercials, public service announcements and music videos.
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RICHARD TOPPING
as Spence McKenzie
Richard Topping started his career as a bar manager at the Beacon Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, and then went on-stage as a stand-up comedian on the London club circuit in the late 1980's. He moved into television in the 1990's, co-hosting several shows including BBC's This Multimedia Business, The Technophobe's Guide To The Future and ITV's The Web Review.

He moved to Sky Television's computer channel as host of
Masterclass, which ran for over 500 episodes, and was a regular guest presenter on Chips with Everything, Blue Chip and Buyer's Guide. Richard is also the author of several books on television and film including Kevin and Perry, Monty Python: A Celebration and Kenny and Me, and the ghostwritten autobiography of actress Cleo Rocos. His first children's book, Magical Uncle Urlich was published by m2f Books in 2005.

In 2001, Richard moved to the United States to pursue a career in acting and writing. Recent work includes a guest star appearance on
Leverage. In 2010, he was the voice actor of Daniel for Frictional Game's Amnesia: The Dark Descent. He currently lives in West Linn, Oregon.
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KARLA MASON
as Kate Wellman
Karla Mason’s professional acting career, both on stage and on camera, has taken her from the West to East Coasts and back again. She is currently based in the Portland Metro area. Her prolific stage credits include leading roles at regional theaters across the country as well as leading appearances in Off-Broadway productions in New York.

Film and TV credits include
As the World Turns, America’s Most Wanted, PBS’s American Masters: None without Sin, and the independent feature film Unremembered, along with countless commercials and industrials. Radio and commercial voiceover work are also in her resume of accomplishments.

Karla has had the pleasure of working with some outstanding names in the industry, including sharing the stage with and being directed by Dylan Baker, and acting under the direction of Tony Award winners Bart Sher and John Rando. She has toured nationally, and taught and directed under the auspices of the California Theatre Centre.
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SHELLY LIPKIN
as Derek Archer
Born in Pennsylvania, Shelly was trained at the U.S.I.U. School of the Performing Arts in San Diego, which has led to a distinguished career as an actor, director, author and teacher.

His film roles include
Mean Creek (2004), Extraordinary Measures (2010), and Population: 2 (2012), and his television credits include Laverne & Shirley (1980), Quincy (1983), Lois & Clark (1994), The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003), Leverage (2009), Portlandia (2012), and Grimm (2012). Shelly's teaching credentials include The Portland Actor's Conservatory, The Art Institute of Portland, Northwest Children’s Theatre and Marylhurst University, and he has directed such plays as Night School & The Collection, The Setup, To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday, and The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man In The Moon Marigolds.

Awards have included a 2012 Drammy Award for Best Supporting Actor in
Collapse for Third Rail Repertory Theatre, a 2011 Drammy Award for ensemble acting in Thief River for Profile Theatre, and the Dramalogue award for Best Director – West Coast Ensemble – Valentines and Killer Chili.
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DON STEWART BURNS
as Norman Zeller
Don was born in Portland, Oregon. His film credits include Management (2008), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), Path of Evil (2005), Punk Love (2006), and The Sasquatch Gang (2006).

His roles in television have included
Nowhere Man (1995-96), Leverage (2012), and Grimm (2012). He has also performed in regional theater and resides in the greater Portland area.
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NICK HUGHES
as Matt Wellman
Nick grew up in West Linn, Oregon. He had some commercial and print advertising experience, but never auditioned for a feature film prior to Lie Detector. When asked about his audition for the film he said, "My Dad said you're probably not gonna get this part, just go in there and do your best. It was the first audition I'd ever done in my life, except for a play I did. But when I heard I got the part - a movie on my first audition - I was so excited because I'd always wanted to be an actor. It would be so much fun to do that."

What was it like playing RC Everbeck's son in the film? Nick had a ready answer,
"It felt like a father-son thing, especially in the hammock scene - it felt like something a father and son would do. He's a really nice guy. He's funny; a good actor. I got to know him on set, and we talked and hung out together."

Nick's current educational interests include Mathematics, Architecture and Environmental Studies, and his favorite winter sport is snow boarding. He resides in Wilsonville, Oregon.
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MICHELLE HASSON
as Emma Wellman
"I started my career at an early age in Portland, Oregon, where I discovered my love of film, commercial work and the stage," says Michelle Hasson. "It was only natural that I follow this passion to Chapman University, where I earned a spot in the competitive BFA Screen Acting program. In this program, I was able to to cultivate my craft in various theatre techniques such as Meisner and Stanislavski, as well as gain invaluable on-screen performance experience."

She earned a BFA Screen Acting Degree at Chapman University while also developing other production skills at the world renowned film school. After graduating in 2010 she moved to Los Angeles where she hopes to continue working in film.

Her television credits include hosting the series
Jammin With the Blazers, with stage work in Julius Caesar with Theatre Unleashed, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Lead), Tuck Everlasting (Lead), Claus at Oregon Children's Theatre, and A Christmas Story at Portland Center Stage.
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RACHEL PATE
as Rose Dumaine
Rachel Pate lives in Seattle, Washington. Her varied career in film, television and theater is impressive. Film and television credits include Frayed (2007), William Never Married (2010), and Fat Kid Rules the World (2012). Theater credits include Ibsen's Note (Theater 9/12), Addy, An American Girl (Seattle Children's' Theater), Rumors (Bellevue Civic Theater), and Something's Afoot (Civic Light Opera).

Her wide ranging interests and skills include weight training, roller skating/blading, jazz and ballet dance, and gymnastics. She is also handgun trained and is a NASDS certified scuba diver.
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MARIO DePRIEST
as Don Mansfield
As an actor, Mario DePriest is known for such films as Body of Evidence (1993), Dr. Giggles (1992) and Payback (1997), but he is also a rising star in the world of jazz. A Los Angeles native, Mario has quickly developed into a premiere jazz artist, being the first to introduce the live American jazz vocal performance to the Russian far east where he appeared on television and concert venues in 1992. He has also performed at the Mount Hood Festival of Jazz as well as the Bumpershoot Jazz Festival in Seattle, Washington, the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival and in jam sessions at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

He has been featured with such jazz giants as Leroy Vinnegar, Billy Higgins, Bennie Maupin, Richie Cole, Red Holloway, and Andrew Hill.
First Things First is his first solo project in which he brings together Blue Note saxophonist Javon Jackson, former Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn bassist Frank de la Rosa, drummer Mel Brown, saxophonist extraordinaire Rob Scheps, trumpeter Thara Memory, pianist Jof Lee, and guitarist Dan Balmer, with percussive contributions from Akbar DePriest and Ron Steen.