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Hollywood Spotlight [Reviews] - Road Trip [Cast Biographies]

 

ABOUT THE CAST

BRECKIN MEYER (Josh) was most recently seen in the ensemble crime comedy "Go," with Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf and Katie Holmes. He also had starring roles in the features "54," about the heyday of New York's Studio 54, the independent film "Taillights Fade," and the coming of age story "Dancer, Texas Pop. 81." His other film credits include "Clueless," "The Craft," "Pre," "Can't Hardly Wait" and "Touch."

Born in Minnesota, Meyer moved to Los Angeles and was working in commercials by the age of 11. His first major break came with a role on the series "The Wonder Years."

SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT (E.L.) made his feature film debut as part of the ensemble cast of the smash hit youth comedy "American Pie," playing Steve Stifler, the party-throwing high school jock. He more recently co-starred in the thriller "Final Destination."

Raised in Minnesota, Scott decided early on that he wanted to be an actor. Completing high school early, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career. He soon landed roles in the television series "Something So Right" and "Sweet Valley High." He was also featured in the video for Aerosmith's "A Hole in My Soul."

After completing "Road Trip," Scott embarked on a road trip of his own - a month-long hike throughout Australia.

AMY SMART (Beth) has a number of feature films to her credit, including three films in 1999 alone: "Outside Providence," "Varsity Blues," opposite James Van Der Beek, and "How to Make the Cruelest Month." Her earlier film credits include "Starf*cker," "Starship Troopers" and "The Last Time I Committed Suicide."

Smart is currently starring in the WB's hit series "Felicity." She also stars in the NBC television miniseries "The 70s."

PAULO COSTANZO (Rubin) makes his feature film debut with a lead role in "Road Trip."

He was previously seen in such cable and television projects as "My Date With the President's Daughter," "Psi Factor," "Animorphs," "Love on the Land," "Rescuers Marie Taquet," "Ready or Not" and "The Don's Analyst."

A native of Toronto, Costanzo has also performed on the stage in Canadian productions of "Bogeyman" and "The Good Doctor."

DJ QUALLS (Kyle), who makes his feature film debut in "Road Trip," will next be seen in the black comedy thriller "Cherry Falls," in which he co-stars with Jay Mohr, Brittany Murphy and Gabriel Mann in the story about the killing of virgins in a small town high school. His earlier credits include the miniseries "Mama Flora's Family," based on the book by Alex Hailey, and "Against the Wall."

Qualls grew up in a small town in middle Tennessee, one of five children. After studying at the University of London, he returned to Tennessee where he began acting in local theatre. During that time, he was discovered by photographers David LaChappelle and Steve Klein, which led to modeling work for Prada, as well as a number of advertising campaigns.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Qualls is proud to be a cancer survivor and an advocate for cancer research and awareness.

RACHEL BLANCHARD (Tiffany) is perhaps best known for her starring role as Cher Horowitz in the television series "Clueless," based on the hit film. She will next be seen in the film "Sugar and Spice," and previously co-starred in the feature "The Rage: Carrie 2."

In addition to "Clueless," her television credits include the Nickelodeon supernatural anthology series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?," the syndicated series "War of the Worlds," and the telefilm "Alex: The Life of a Child." A native of Toronto, Blanchard has also appeared in such Canadian productions as "Glory Enough for All" and "On My Own."

ANTHONY RAPP (Jacob) was most recently seen in the ABC Television miniseries "The Beach Boys: An American Family." He has also appeared in a number of feature films, including "Man of the Century," "David Searching," "Dazed and Confused," "Six Degrees of Separation," reprising the role of Ben, which he originated on the New York stage, "School Ties" and "Adventures in Babysitting."

An accomplished stage actor, Rapp was last seen on Broadway starring in the title role of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." He also originated the role of the filmographer/narrator Mark Cohen in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway smash "Rent," beginning with its inception as an off-Broadway production, which earned a 1994 Obie Award. Rapp previously won an Outer Critics Circle Award and received a Drama Desk nomination for his work on Broadway in "Precious Sons."

FRED WARD (Earl Edwards), the industry veteran among the main cast of "Road Trip," is well known for his starring roles in such films as "Tremors," "The Right Stuff," "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins," and the Robert Altman films "Short Cuts" and "The Player." His many film credits also include "Dangerous Beauty," "Chain Reaction," "The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult," "Two Small Bodies," "Equinox," "Bob Roberts," "Henry & June," "Miami Blues," "Big Business," "Swing Shift," "Silkwood," "Uncommon Valor" and "Escape From Alcatraz." His upcoming films include "The Crow 3: Salvation," "The Chaos Factor" and "Circus."

On television, he has starred in such longform projects as "Invasion: Earth," "The Gun," "Cast a Deadly Spell," "Four Eyes and Six Guns" and "Noon Wine."

Ward also appeared on stage in the New York Shakespeare Festival presentation of "Simpatico," for director Sam Shepard. Shepard also directed him in productions of "Inacoma" and "Angel City." His other theatre credits include "All are Correct," "Domino Courts," "The Two Character Play," "The Glass Menagerie," "Find Your Way Home," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Othello."

TOM GREEN (Barry) is the star of MTV's hit comedy series "The Tom Green Show," which first premiered on the channel in January 1999. He is currently at work on a new album for Virgin Records, with a tentative release date of September 2000. He also has a cameo, alongside Drew Barrymore, in the upcoming feature film release "Charlie's Angels."

Green started doing stand up comedy in his native Canada, where he also released a rap album entitled Organized Rhyme: Check the O.R. on the A&M Records label. Two music videos were released from the album, one of which earned a Canadian Juno Award nomination.

Following that, Green developed and hosted "The Midnight Caller," which was the most popular radio show on the University of Ottawa's CHUO. After graduation, he created a self-titled talk show on Ottawa's Rogers Community Television, which became a hit after only four episodes. After three years, the show moved to cable's The Comedy Network, where Green soon gained a national following before becoming a popular fixture on MTV.

 

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

TODD PHILLIPS (Director/Screenwriter) graduated from New York University Film School in 1994. While at NYU, he produced and directed his first documentary, "Hated," about America's most dangerous punk rocker GG Allin. The film was released theatrically in the U.S. and Europe.

His next film was the critically acclaimed and equally controversial "Frat House," which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. He followed that success with "Bittersweet Motel," a documentary on the rock band Phish, which will be theatrically released in Fall 2000.

"Road Trip" marks Phillips' first major studio release.

SCOT ARMSTRONG (Screenwriter) makes his feature film screenwriting debut with "Road Trip."

Armstrong is originally from Chicago, where he studied improvisational comedy under Del Close at the Improv Olympic. Now a resident of New York, he is currently performing in the shows "Feature Feature" and "Mother" both at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Manhattan.

DANIEL GOLDBERG (Producer), a longtime colleague of Ivan Reitman's, most recently served as an executive producer on Reitman's "Six Days/Seven Nights." He also executive produced "Father's Day" and "Private Parts," and was a producer on "Space Jam" and "Commandments."

Goldberg's association with Reitman began when he served as a writer/producer on Reitman's films "Stripes" and "Meatballs." Goldberg went on to serve as a writer on "Heavy Metal" and "Space Hunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone," and wrote and directed "Feds." In addition, he was second unit director on "Beethoven's 2nd," the second unit director and executive producer on "Junior" and executive producer on the Saturday morning cartoon series "Beethoven" and the syndicated animated series "Mummies Alive." In 1996, Goldberg earned an Emmy nomination for the HBO movie "The Late Shift," which he co-executive produced.

JOE MEDJUCK (Producer) taught for 12 years at the University of Toronto before beginning his long association with Ivan Reitman as an associate producer on the Broadway musical "Merlin" and the hit comedy features "Stripes" and "Ghostbusters." He was also an executive producer on "Legal Eagles," "Twins," "Ghostbusters ll," "Kindergarten Cop," "Dave," "Junior," "Howard Stern's Private Parts," "Father's Day," and "Six Days/Seven Nights." He served as a producer on the films "Big Shots," "Beethoven," "Beethoven 2nd," "Commandments," and the Iive-action/animated feature "Space Jam," starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.

For television, Medjuck executive produced the Emmy-nominated children's show "The Real Ghostbusters," the Saturday morning cartoon "Beethoven" and the syndicated animated series "Mummies Alive." He was also a co-executive producer on the Emmy-nominated HBO movie "The Late Shift."

IVAN REITMAN (Executive Producer) has been responsible for many of the most successful and enduring film comedies of recent years. As a director, he helmed the smash hit "Ghostbusters" and its successful sequel "Ghostbusters ll," both starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Aykroyd. He more recently directed the romantic comedy "Six Days/Seven Nights," pairing Harrison Ford and Anne Heche. His other directing credits include such comedies as "Twins," starring Danny De Vito and Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Dave," starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver; "Stripes" and "Meatballs," both starring Bill Murray; "Kindergarten Cop" and "Junior," both starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; and "Father's Day," teaming Robin Williams and Billy Crystal.

Reitman also produced the landmark comedy "National Lampoon's Animal House," which launched the film career of John Belushi; "Space Jam," which combined live action, animation and Michael Jordan; both "Beethoven" films; and "Private Parts," starring popular "shock jock" Howard Stern. In all, his films have grossed over 2.5 billion dollars.

Together with Tom Pollock, Reitman is presently a principal of The Montecito Picture Company.

TOM POLLOCK (Executive Producer) is currently partnered with Ivan Reitman as a principal at The Montecito Picture Company. Pollock first gained prominence as one of the most respected attorneys in the entertainment industry as a partner at Pollock, Bloom and Dekom. In 1986, he was selected for the post of Chairman of MCA's Motion Picture Group, Universal Pictures, and was subsequently promoted to Vice Chairman of MCA after the purchase by Seagram's in 1995.

During his tenure, Universal released over 200 films, with a combined gross in excess of 10 billion dollars, including Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning Best Picture "Schindler's List" and the blockbuster "Jurassic Park." Other Universal hits during those years included the Best Picture nominees "Field of Dreams," "Born on the Fourth of July," "Scent of a Woman," "in the Name of the Father," "Apollo 13" and "Babe," as well as such diverse films as "The Flintstones," "Back to the Future 2 & 3," "Parenthood," "Cape Fear," "Twins," "Casper," "Backdraft," "Beethoven," "Do the Right Thing," "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Sneakers."

Pollock is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute.

MARK IRWIN (Director of Photography) has lensed four comedies for Peter and Bobby Farrelly, including the smash hit "There's Something About Mary," "Dumb & Dumber," "Kingpin" and, most recently, "Me, Myself and Irene." Irwin has also worked with horror master Wes Craven on the films "Scream," "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" and "Vampire in Brooklyn."

Hailing from Canada, Irwin began his cinematography career working with director David Cronenberg on such films as "Scanners," "The Brood," "The Fly," "The Dead Zone" and "Videodrome." The last three brought Irwin Best Cinematography Awards from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, and he earned a fourth for his work on the hockey drama "Youngblood."

His many other film credits include "10 Things I Hate About You," "Steel," "D2: The Mighty Ducks," "Passenger 57," "Robocop 2," "Fright Night, Part ll," "Bat*21" and "The Hanoi Hilton." He has also worked on a number of television and cable projects, including "Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way," "Heat Wave," for which he earned a Cable ACE nomination, "Not of This World," "Call Me Anna," "So Proudly We Hail," "Absolute Strangers," "Backfield in Motion" and "Keep the Change."

CLARK HUNTER (Production Designer) most recently completed work on two upcoming films for director Billy Bob Thornton: "All the Pretty Horses," starring Matt Damon; and "Daddy and Them," starring Thornton and real-life mother and daughter Diane Ladd and Laura Dern. Hunter had previously served as the production designer on Thornton's award-winning drama "Sling Blade."

His other film credits include "Clay Pigeons," "The Break Up," "Sweet Jane," "Suicide Kings," "Niagara, Niagara," "It's My Party" and "The Prophesy." Hunter also designed the television movies "Oprah Winfrey Presents: David and Lisa" and "No Way Back."

SHELDON KAHN (Editor/Associate Producer) is a two-time Academy AwardÒ nominee for his editing work on "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," for which he won a BAFTA Award, and "Out of Africa." His collaboration with Ivan Reitman began when he edited the comedy classic "Ghostbusters." He has since edited Reitman's "Twins," "Ghostbusters ll," "Kindergarten Cop," "Dave," "Junior," "Father's Day" and "Six Days/Seven Nights," as well as the Reitman-produced "Space Jam," "Beethoven" and "Beethoven's 2nd," "Casual Sex?" and "Legal Eagles."

Kahn's other editing credits include "La Bamba," "Unfaithfully Yours," "Absence of Malice," "Private Benjamin," "The Electric Horseman" and "Same Time, Next Year."

In addition, he served as a co-producer on "Six Days/Seven Night" and "Space Jam," and as an associate producer on "Father's Day," "Junior," "Beethoven," "Beethoven's 2nd," "Kindergarten Cop," "Ghostbusters ll," "Twins" and "Legal Eagles."

PEGGY STAMPER (Costume Designer) previously designed the wardrobe for the feature film "Black Dog." Since "Road Trip," she has completed work on the upcoming film "The Substitute 4."

For the small screen, Stamper served as the costume designer on the series "Savannah," "Legacy" and "Elvis, The Early Years." Her credits also include the telefilms "Flash" and "The Price of a Broken Heart."

MIKE SIMPSON (Composer) counts "Road Trip" as his first solo film composing effort. He previously composed the score for the controversial film "The Fight Club," in collaboration with John King. Simpson and King, aka The Dust Brothers, are known as one of the hottest producer teams in the music industry, with a collection of gold and platinum records to their credit. This year, they won a Grammy Award for their work on Santana's chart-topping album Supernatural.

Simpson started out in the mid-1980s as a college DJ co-hosting the first all-rap radio show in Southern California. That led to him producing music for Delicious Vinyl, the label of such artists as Tone-Loc and Young MC. A studio visit from the Beastie Boys resulted in one of the most influential rap records of all time, Paul's Boutique.

Collaborating closely with Beck, Simpson helped him create Odelay, which quickly found its way onto music critics' "Best of'96" lists. He has since worked on more mainstream projects, including Hanson's number one single "MMM Bop," and the first singles from the last Rolling Stones album. With John King, he has been working on a forthcoming Dust Brothers album, to be released on their own Ideal Records label.


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