Ric Barbera appeared most recently in the feature thriller Paved with Good Intentions and the horror film Unearthed. He has written for and performed with sketch comedy groups around Los Angeles, such as "Yellowcard Sketch," "An Open Mic Night In Green River, Wyoming" and Drama 3/4's "Another Showcase Showdown."
YouTube exposed hundreds of thousands of people to Ric's humorous portrayal of Sjan in the Food Photographer short. He was happily involved with two failed pilots for Channel 101 in which he played the roles of Jesus in "Secret Jesus" and Wizard in "Action Plant Rescue Squad." Ric continues to provide his own material for his website, planetric.com.
During a brief stint with a rock band, Ric was fortunate enough to tour Japan and entertain troops from the U.S. Marine Corps. He is originally from Wisconsin.
Michele Specht has appeared on several television shows including "CSI: NY," "The West Wing," and "Becker." Her film credits include "The Movie Hero" with Jeremy Sisto and produced by Peter Stormare, and the Drama 3/4 shorts "Deliverance, the Musical" and "Boobles the Stripper Clown," creating the character for "Another Showcase Showdown."
Recently, Michele has begun to branch out into voice over work for animation and video games. She can be heard as recurring character Pano on the anime show "Mar," now airing on Cartoon Network, as well as autistic reality hacker Sgt. Simone Cole in Clive Barker's upcoming video game "Jericho."
With degrees in Theatre and Classical Vocal Music Performance (that's Opera to you), Michele was quickly selected for prestigious performance internships, both in the United States with "Theatre de la Jeune Lune" and in London with "Theatre de Complicite." She was raised in Colorado Springs, CO.
Jill Ritchie grew up in Romeo, Michigan doing local theatre around town. After graduating from the USC School of Theatre, Jill began her career in television and movies. Some of Jill's films include "D.E.B.S," official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, "Herbie: Fully Loaded" in which she plays opposite Lindsay Lohan, "Seeing Other People" starring Jay Mohr, and "Breakin' All the Rules" starring Jamie Foxx.
Jill has appeared in numerous television pilots, had a talent holding deal with FOX, and has guest-starred on TV shows such as "Arrested Development," "Miss Match," "Boston Public" and many more. This year, she can be seen guest-starring opposite Philip Baker Hall on the FOX comedy "The Loop," recurring on a new series for STARZ called "Head Cases," and in Richard Kelly's "Southland Tales" starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake, and The Rock.
Megahn Perry played Molly Packard on NBC's "The Lyon's Den" alongside Rob Lowe and Matt Craven. She has guest-starred and recurred on numerous television shows, including "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Dawson's Creek," "Wind on Water," "Prey," "Zoey, Duncan, Jack and Jane," and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." Her film credits include "Tim Story's Firing Squad." She also starred as a Goth femme fatale in Mike Mendez's second film, "The Convent," which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
Megahn, along with her two writing partners, sold her first screenplay in 2001. She recently wrote, produced and starred in a one-woman show called "All My Boyfriend's Girlfriends" at the Comedy Central stage in Los Angeles and she is currently developing the screenplay adaptation as a feature film. She is also a writer and performer in Drama 3/4's "Another Showcase Showdown."
Now living in Los Angeles, Megahn was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA and is currently attending the University of Maryland (online; no commuting) where she is working toward a degree in Humanities.
James Mathis III relocated to Los Angeles from his native Brooklyn, NY, to study film at USC's School of Cinema-Television. Upon graduating, he landed his first role in the CBS pilot "Cass," starring opposite Kathy Baker. Since then, he has added to his credits guest-starring television roles on "Judging Amy," "Monk," "King of Queens" and "ER." Last year, James landed a recurring role as Malik, a sexy home-wrecker, in the critically acclaimed series "Noah's Arc" for LOGO.
On the feature film front, he recently completed the independent thriller "Paved with Good Intentions" and the stoner comedy "Smiley Face" starring Anna Faris. When James is not in front of the camera, he's in front of the microphone as a voice-over artist. His voice-over credits include comedy skits on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" and "Celebrity Deathmatch." He also lends his voice to cartoons, video games (including movie-based titles like "The Matrix: Path of Neo," "Fantastic Four" and "Scarface"), and serves as the voice of various commercial campaigns, award-winning television promos and theatrical movie trailers.
James enjoys playing most sports and video games, writing, speaking French to himself, and cooking. If he was not acting, he'd be trying to figure out how to save the world, or teaching.
Rachael Lawrence was born in the beautiful beach community of La Jolla in San Diego, CA. During her studies as a Theatre Major at USC, Rachael became the first undergraduate Musical Director of a main-stage musical in 1998. She also appeared in many productions and won the Ruth Albert McKinnley Award for her creative contributions to the School of Theatre.
After graduation, Rachael joined fellow USC alumni in many shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland as a performer and musical director, and spent her summers singing with Broadway stars at the Hollywood Bowl. She soon became certified as a Speech Level Singing Instructor under world-renowned vocal coach Seth Riggs, helping to train many professional singers in Southern California.
As a composer, Rachael writes music for children's shows at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre in Burbank, all the while continuing to perform sketch comedy with her best friends at Drama 3/4, working with them to write, produce and star in the short film "J.A.P.S." She recently partnered with Deborah Ellen to launch Perfectune Productions, a company that provides original songs for special occasions.
Virginia born/Oregon raised, Mark has worked in the theater for over 20 years. His credits include Han Solo in The Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes (world premiere), the title role in The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin (world premiere), Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Jerry in The Zoo Story, Phillip in Orphans, and Ben Cook in National Anthems (European premiere).
His work on stage and screen has received critical acclaim from the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Metro, Daily Variety, LA Weekly, Boston Globe, Oregonian, Guardian (London), Scotsman and the BBC. He has thrice appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe performing in 17 productions (five world and European premieres), has several television (Mad Men, CSI, CSI: NY, ALIAS, Angel) and international film festival appearances, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of Southern California.
Also a filmmaker and writer, he is the co-star, co-writer, and a producer of the critically acclaimed, award winning short film, Loves Me Loves Me Not. He performed in HBO's 2002 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen with Drama 3/4's Another Showcase Showdown (A.S.S.). Look for Mark playing Dale in Matthew Weiner's Mad Men on AMC, Leonard in Columbus Day starring Val Kilmer. He stars in the short, Interview, an audience favorite of the 2007 Sundance Int'l Film Festival and currently available on iTunes. Mark also recently revived his role of Han Solo in the acclaimed Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes for George Lucas's Celebration IV this summer in Los Angeles.
David Fickas launched Drama 3/4 Productions with his first feature film, "Angels & Aliens: The Basement and the Kitchen." After its premiere at The Seattle Film Festival in June of 1999, Basement went on to screen in several festivals to much acclaim, eventually winning the Audience Award at the Santa Monica Film Festival. For his impressive work on that feature, Filmmaker Magazine acknowledged David as one of their "25 New Faces to Watch."
In 2000, David co-created the wildly popular sketch/variety show "Another Showcase Showdown," bringing it to cult status among Hollywood audiences and acquiring a spot in the 2002 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
David has worked in many areas of television, directing for MTV's "Undressed" and producing/directing for "The Gong Show," among others. In addition, he has written, directed, produced and starred in numerous innovative, award-winning short films, including "The Anakin Auditions," "Silent Story," "J.A.P.S," "The Hopefuls: Olympic Hopefuls," and "Deliverance, the Musical" which was an official selection of the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival.
Recently, David starred in the independent feature "Farewell Bender," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. He was born in Arcadia, CA and graduated from The USC School of Theatre with a Minor in Film.
Brice Beckham began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor, best known for his role as the original problem child, Wesley T. Owens, on the popular '80's sitcom "Mr. Belvedere." He has gone on to write, direct and produce for stage and screen, and is a self-taught illustrator, animator, editor and graphic designer.
As part of Drama 3/4 Productions, Brice has been a producer and head writer for the live sketch/variety show "Another Showcase Showdown," as well as producing countless short films including "Eagle 9 and the Space Platoon," "Cursing Fish," "J.A.P.S," "The Haunted Hop Guy," "Boobles the Stripper Clown," and the 2004 Slamdance Festival pick "Deliverance, the Musical"; for which he also created an elaborate and stunning animation sequence in the style of Yellow Submarine. Brice's own animated short film "Choke Spot Choke" was an official selection of Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival.
In addition to writing and directing "I Hate My 30's," Brice also sings the show's opening theme. He helped compose much of the music with David Fickas, Rachael Lawrence and Kenn Michael.
Liam Sullivan is the mind behind A Liam Show, a collection of funny short films, monologues and music videos that has been compared to critical favorites the Chappelle's Show, Da Ali G Show and Little Britain.
One of Liam's most popular shorts is the "Shoes" music video by Kelly, which has gone viral on MySpace and YouTube, spawning numerous fan remakes and turning Kelly into an internet sensation. In 2006, YouTube staffers chose "Shoes" as one of the top 10 videos of the year, and Entertainment Weekly listed it as one of the viral videos to watch. A single reposting of "Shoes" has received over 10 million views on YouTube alone, making it the third most-viewed music video on the site. Clips of the song have been played by Ryan Seacrest on his "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" show and by Jillian Barberie on "Good Day LA," and the song has remained in iTunes top 10 comedy tracks since its debut there.
While Kelly was the first of Liam's characters to gain traction in mainstream media, his other shorts, such as "Muffins" and "Dr. Ulee," are building a cult following of their own. He has opened for Margaret Cho and appeared in her "Sensuous Woman" variety show, playing Kelly in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and New York. He will be taking "A Liam Show" on the college circuit in 2007.
Liam performed in the Boston area before moving to Los Angeles, where he honed his sketch skills at the ACME Comedy Theater and in "Another Showcase Showdown." He has had recurring roles on "8 Simple Rules," "Gilmore Girls" and "ALIAS."