See our 2020 guests below! More guests coming soon!
Erik Stolhanske brings an element of wholesome comedy into the group dynamic, as one-fifth of the Broken Lizard comedy group. His special blend of parlor and Scandinavian humor adds a Midwestern peppering to the group’s fragrant comedic mix.
Stolhanske has written, produced and starred in all of Broken Lizards’ films – including the hit comedy Super Troopers, Club Dread and their first film, Puddle Cruiser, which shined at The Sundance Film Festival and then went on to be official selections at the Berlin and London Film Festivals.
Additionally, Stolhanske has had roles in the film remake of the popular 70s series The Dukes of Hazzard, the Onion Movie in which he plays a network news producer, and Watching the Detectives, Paul Soter’s directorial debut. On television, Stolhanske appeared in the HBO critically acclaimed series Curb Your Enthusiasm and Six Feet Under.
He works extensively with the Lizards, serving as producer on Ambulance Chasers, Take My Wife, and Pony Bush, as well as developing projects of his own.
Erik is known to have a sturdy constitution (“Old Ironsides”) and can best be described as the most poignant of the Lizards. He hopes that Broken Lizards’ films receive critical acclaim in Sweden and Norway so that he can reconnect with his ancestral heritage.
Erik Stolhanske and Broken Lizard also produced The Slammin’ Salmon – a restaurant owned and deplorably operated by former Heavy Weight Champion, Cleon Salmon, and staffed by Broken Lizard.
Len Smith is a character designer who has worked in just about every aspect of children’s entertainment for the largest media companies in the world including Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Brothers and Mattel toys among others. He has worked in feature animation, television animation, consumer products, publishing and toys. Smith is known for his work on the feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit for creating the background layout on the Toon Town sequence. He set the style for the town where Toons live by giving the buildings personalities and a life of their own.
During the years, he’s work with children’s animated legends such as Mickey Mouse, Popeye, The Flintstones, Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger too!), Baloo the Bear, King Louie, Shere Khan and Ariel, the Little Mermaid. In publishing, he’s worked with Woody, Buzz, Mr. Potato Head and Tow Mater. At Warner Brothers Consumer Products I worked with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety and the Tasmanian Devil.
He also brought his own creations to the world of toons by designing TaleSpin’s Kit Cloudkicker, Don Karnage, Molly and Wildcat! The list goes on, including Bonkers, Cro, the Jungle Cubs, and multiple others including the main characters for the Focus on the Family animated series Adventures in Odyssey.
APRIL 2021 GUESTS
STAR TREK DISCOVERY GUESTS WILL NOW APPEAR IN APRIL 2021! Please stay tuned for release of 2020 guests coming soon (July 20th).
Doug Jones – appearing April 2021
Doug Jones is perhaps one of the most brilliant actors of our time. Some say he is this generation’s “Boris Karloff”! Doug’s career spans numerous years in television and on film, currently, Doug can be seen as Lt. Saru in CBS’ “Star Trek Discovery (perhaps one of the best “Trek” series to hit airways)! He can also be seen in the award-winning and highly nominated film “The Shape of Water” in which Doug teams up again to bring an original story to life by director Guillermo del Toro! Fans will long remember Doug for his work as THE SILVER SURFER in FANTASTIC FOUR RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. He’s also the life and soul of ABE SAPIEN in HELLBOY and HELLBOY II THE GOLDEN ARMY (based on the popular Dark Horse comic book, returning to his role of ABE SAPIEN as well taking on 2 other roles, that of THE CHAMBERLAIN and THE ANGEL OF DEATH for director Guillermo del Toro.)!
In the film he wants to be remembered for, Doug portrays 2 characters in the Oscar-winning film PAN’S LABYRINTH (in the native tongue of Spanish “El Laberinto del Fauno”). He plays BOTH Pan (the faun creature) and The Pale Man. Little trivia fact: He learned ALL his lines for the film in Spanish while comparing it to a special script prepared for him in English!!!! Another fan favorite is the Halloween classic, HOCUS POCUS, in which Doug plays the goofy zombie, the ex-boyfriend of Bette Midler, BILLY BUTCHERSON. And his earliest comic book movie appearance was alongside Danny De Vito as a faded circus clown in BATMAN RETURNS.
Sara Mitich – appearing April 2021
Sara Mitich is defined by her passion, discipline and remarkably wide range as an actor. Prior to acting, Sara’s first love was ballet. At the young age of 9, Sara began at the National Ballet School of Canada where she flourished for several years. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, she now calls both Toronto and Los Angeles home. Though she is a first-generation Canadian, her family hails from Serbia and she remains fluent in both English and Serbian. When she is not acting, Sara is a horseback rider (western) and avid book lover of all genres.
You can catch Sara most recently in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY as Lt. Nilsson (and in season one as Lt. Cmdr Airiam), and in the feature film WHITE NIGHT. Sara is best known for her portrayal of the lovable Gia in THE EXPANSE, and the controversial, but global fan favorite, Lillian Moss in MURDOCH MYSTERIES. She also appeared alongside Clive Owen in Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi feature ANON for Netflix. Her upcoming projects include a Christmas movie for Gaumont called “Cold Feet at Christmas” and also a post-apocalyptic short film called ‘Bunker Burger’ which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.
Patrick Kwok-Choon – appearing April 2021
Patrick Kwok-Choon is an accomplished actor working extensively in theatre, television, and film. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, he now calls Toronto and Los Angeles home. In 2012 he served as a lead actor/puppeteer in over 360 performances of the award-winning show WAR HORSE for the National Theatre of London. In 2014, he was one of 12 selected out of a pool of 600 actors across the country to train at the prestigious Canadian Film Centre Actors Conservatory. He’s a highly-skilled martial artist in Taekwon-Do, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga. He speaks English, French, and Mauritian Creole fluently. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, carpentry, and camping in the great outdoors. Patrick Kwok-Choon is known for his role as Lt. Rhys on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Perry Crofte on WYNONNA EARP, and Seth Park on OPEN HEART.
Ronnie Rowe Jr – appearing April 2021
The younger of two children Ronnie Rowe was born in Toronto, Canada on December 16. With both parents coming to Canada in the 1970s from Jamaica, Ronnie also has origins from Cuba and Panama. He began his acting on the stage in grade school doing plays like The Sound of Music, Oliver Twist, Grease and The Wizard of Oz. During High School, he also had an interest in basketball and modeling. While acquiring success in both areas, he landed a roll in his High School Drama production as Will in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, acting was always something that made him happy and it was after this that he knew what he wanted to do. Most recently Ronnie played Frankie a lead in “Bullet for Adolf” the play written and directed by Woody Harrelson. With a strong work ethic and hunger to improve Ronnie continues his training in both the United States and Canada
Hannah Cheesman – appearing April 2021
Hannah Cheesman is a CSA-nominated filmmaker, writer, and actor. Named a Playback Five to Watch and a TIFF Emerging Canadian Filmmaker, Hannah’s hit digital series Whatever, Linda is currently in development for television with Bell Media alongside EP Graeme Manson (Orphan Black, Snowpiercer), and recently scooped up the top prize during Cannes’ inaugural ‘Canneseries In Development’ competition (2018). Hannah has directed and written three short films (Emmy, Cheese and Brunch Bitch) as well as co-directing her first feature film, The Definites (Whistler, Cucalorus), and has written on such shows as Workin’ Moms and Find me in Paris. Currently, Hannah wrapped as a series regular on S2 of Star Trek: Discovery while writing her second feature film Boring Girls (based on Sara Taylor’s novel of the same name) with Aiken Heart Films. She is also developing her forthcoming 30-minute cable dark comedy, Badger, co-producing alongside Patrick O’Sullivan (High Dive Media) and with her own company, The Long Reach Company.