CAST & CREW
Ed and Rooster were brought to life through the talents and hard work of a magnificent cast and crew.
Voice actor for Ed, Rooster, and Porkie
Lumbee River Productions
Bryan’s acting career began at the age of 12 and he has been engaged in his professional acting career for 20 years. Bryan is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. He received actor’s training at three studios in the Greater Atlanta area and has been a part of many feature films, commercials, and television series. He has created Lumbee River Productions Inc. to provide education and training for American Indian young adults in North Carolina and the Southeastern United States and non-American Indian young adults who have a special interest in multi-cultural approaches to film-making. The work of Lumbee River Productions includes the management and coordination of a 12-month, Film Studio Associate Program that provides education, training, and experience in all aspects of movie-making and the direction and production of films that have a focus on Native American themes and careers in the movie business.
Born and raised in Chicago, Chris Bieszk has always loved to write and create new worlds. He received a B.S. in marketing then obtained a screenwriting certificate from UCLA Extension. He has had three feature options, was a co-writer on the "Seagull Stories" web series. His screenplays, which cross all genres, have won, or placed, in an impressive number of contests. When not writing he enjoys working with children with ASD. He finds the world is better when there’s a cat laying on his chest.
LUCY A. FAZELY
Born in Hawaii and raised in Michigan, Lucy Fazely fell in love with the written word writing to pen pals in grade school. After a stint in the US Air Force, she received an associate degree and obtained a screenwriting certificate from UCLA Extension. Her screenplays have won or placed in over 70 contests, including being a quarterfinalist in both Nicholl’s and PAGE Awards for her screenplay “The Good Book”. She has had five feature options and six short films produced. Short film “Penny from Heaven” and the web series “Seagull Stories” were Lucy’s first foray into producing and directing.
Voice Actor: Lurch and Drumstick
To the extent that he grew up at all, Steven did it with a colorful, extended family in Rockland County, New York. His early obsession with musical theatre and classic television made him a prepubescent entertainment nerd. At 15, a close family friend who owned the Apollo theatre, gifted him with his first piano. He became self-taught and has since entertained around the world - including Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
The pursuit of a BFA in acting for Musical Theatre led him to productions in dozens of regional theatres, tours and of course in NYC (a couple of la Cage aux Folles, a few Chicago's, a bunch of South Pacific's and others plus Howard Crabtree's Whoop Dee Doo). Others might have retired after doing a drag strip tease for Mike Nichols while singing I've Got To Be Me, but not Steven.
It was his long-time job in the famed piano bars of NYC where he performed his twisted creations of "The Abba Power Mix," "The Dead Pet Medley" and collections of TV theme songs that brought him to the attention of the Soloway siblings who cast him in the improv based Real Live Game Show/Real Live Brady Bunch. Steven voiced The Crimson Chin Shorts (Nickelodeon- Fairly Odd Parents), the daily horoscope reports for AT&T, and many commercials. He appeared in the BBC film Stonewall and his image was used on much of the advertising for the film. And then there was a five-year-run on Tom Fontana's OZ for HBO where he worked with many of his idols from Broadway.
Ultimately, it was his encyclopedic knowledge of classic television that led him to Nick@Nite and TV Land where he rose to senior producer of interactive, short form content. While there he was honored to lose 2 Emmy Awards, and to win the Viacom Vision Award for outstanding company contributions.
As a writer, Steven wrote the LA Emmys for 5 consecutive years. He was the Creator/Executive Producer of the pilot/web series "Life Interrupted" (released 2/14/16) that stars Mason Reese, Alison Arngrim, Dawn Wells, Erin Murphy, Robbie Rist and Michael Learned. The show garnered nearly 20 Festival Awards including Best Web Series at The San Pedro International Film Festival, and multiple awards for the Principal Actors, Direction, Editing. The original theme song he co-wrote with Robbie Rist also won several awards.
At the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences he became a six-year member of the Diversity Committee, a standing committee of television professionals dedicated to a more inclusive landscape in television/new media both in front of and behind the cameras. He is a (now remote) volunteer for inner city schools in NYC where he provides professional input to music and drama programs. And he's involved with several not-for-profit charities including Making it Happen, Inc. (serving the homeless and underemployed) and A Minor Consideration, founded by his friend Paul Petersen.
His need to write and create has been a driving force since birth and is what propels him to this day.
Voice Actor: Shark-bait Jose'
Jose' Alvarez' journey has taken him from New Jersey to New York to California back to NJ. He studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory in NY and The Van Mar Academy school of acting in California. He went to college in a small town in northern NJ where he obtained his associate degree in Radiological Science.
You have probably seen his work in such films "Jacobs' Ladder" by Sidney Lument "Shock to the system" with Tim Robbins, "QA" with Nick Nolte and Armand Assanti and "Michelle Rodriguez in "Girl Fight" just to name a few. In television he has worked alongside Vincent Pastore in the Sapronos, Third Watch, Law & Order special victim unit. His theater experience include Godspell, The Importance of being Ernest and Guys and Dolls for which his singing, dancing were evidence of this talented Latino. He was nominated for a Perry award for best male performance in a musical. His personal life and acting career has brought him to this pivotal point. The opportunity and chance has presented itself and the funny, lovable Latino has fully embraced the challenge. Alvarez resides in northern New Jersey with his family where he continues to pursue his acting career.
Voice Actor: Sandpiper
Rose Davidson is an American actress and singer, born as Rose Edna Davidson on November 30, 1960 in Upland, California. After living all over the United States, and outside the USA, she lives in Eastern Tennessee. Rose has been a professional singer since age 12, as well as being trained in ballet and jazz, piano and guitar. After spending a couple years on KTIE radio in Los Angeles as a restaurant reviewer, she decided to focus more on acting and has been in 36 Motion pictures, and 30+ television shows, radio, and more!
Won Best Supporting Actress in the 2021 Knoxville Film Festival for her work in "Apostate."
Voice Actor: Barbie
Bella Martin has appeared in several film and television productions. You may have seen her in Alpha Test or Ouija Craft. During the pandemic she found a new passion doing voiceover and is very excited to be part of Ed and Rooster' Great Adventure.
DONALD K. OVERSTREET
Voice Actor: Man 1
Don Overstreet is an American actor, born in Texas and raised in Kentucky. After serving in the United States Air Force, Don moved back to Kentucky. Don's first acting job was at Waverly Hills Sanitarium in Louisville, Kentucky. Don's first theater role was portraying Private Boone in MASH. Don then decided to work on movies and TV shows in Atlanta, Georgia. After working as a background artist, stand-in, some precision driving and practical effect stunts, Don decided to return to Kentucky once again. Don decided to go into acting right when the pandemic hit. Don starred in 2 BFA/BA films at Western Kentucky University. Afterwards, Don played James on his first feature indie film, Backwoods Bubba. Don will be returning for Backwoods Bubba 2. He completed voiceover work for Parallels and Amityville Sharkhouse. Currently represented by V and C Talent out of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Voice Actor: Helen
Celeste was born in Atlanta and has performed in some capacity all her life, including drama, comedy, musical comedy, television, movies, podcast, and YouTube. She currently resides in Nashville.
Voice Actor: Heron and Roman
Sean Garvey is a freelance writer, poet, actor, and radio producer for Audacy (formerly known as Entercom Radio Atlanta) and Reach One Communications/Beat Break 87 FM.
Garvey began his career as an on-air volunteer and intern for community radio WRFG 89.3 FM at the age of 19. After four years of voluntarily work, he went on to become a board operator, writer, and producer for multiple Atlanta radio and T.V stations during his 16 years in media broadcasting. Garvey soon created a track list of notable celebrities and influential leaders he has interviewed, including Angie Stone, Taraji P. Henson, Clifton Powell, Wood Harris, Jasmine Guy, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Ed Gordon, Cedric the Entertainer, MC Lyte, Montell Jordan, Yo-Yo, & former mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin to name a few.
Garvey is also accredited in media for his line of work behind the scenes as a camera operator for Georgia Public Broadcasting (2005), an online content intern for Rolling Out Magazine (2006), co-host of CW 69 late-night program DKE-TV (2009), and online writer for NPR-affiliate station WABE 90.1 FM (2015).
In his spare time, Garvey partakes in online radio podcasting and building up his own multimedia organization called Reach One Communications. His organization specializes in writing commercial scripts, creating voice-over work, and producing ads for various business owners.
Recently, Garvey has participated in several T.V. and film projects, including Good Deed, American Soul and the 2019 adaptation of Boomerang. He has also provided audio production, short film, and T.V. content to various filmmakers, media, and radio personalities including co-writting "A Swing and a Switch," hosting & producing The Beat Break Morning Show, and working behind the scenes for Bally Sports.
“Dream big and think bigger, so you can create your biggest accomplishment ever.” Sean Garvey
Facebook: Sean Garvey Twitter: @seangarveyatl
Instagram: @seangarveyatl Linkedin: Sean Garvey Radio Broadcaster
Voice Actor: Brewster and Tern 1
Gerald Maxfield is an American Actor born and raised in Tennessee and currently resides in Cookeville. He is a voice and film actor and began his career in 2010 as a fight choreographer and stunt coordinator. His biggest passion is voice-over work and improv. Gerald loves to make people laugh. He can do 40 + voices that include celebrity impressions, accents, and original characters. He is trained in Martial Arts Kenpo, Aikido, and also plays guitar.
Voice Actor: Mary
Barbara can be seen as Anne in the soon to be released feature Time Capsule directed by Erwan Marshall and as Rhonda in the second season of Bigger on BET Plus. She has appeared in numerous film and television projects since she returned to the business in 2016. Barbara produces and directs voice over in more than thirty languages for use in computer applications and video games for multiple global clients. She has a BA in Performing Arts from Otterbein College (now Otterbein University). She lives with her husband in Decatur, GA.
Voice Actor: Kittiwake 1
Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer
Shaquielle Shoulders is a professional sound designer with over five years of experience, mainly in sound mixing and sound editing
with a diverse background in entertainment and media.
Graduated with an MFA in Sound Design from Savannah College of Art and Desig
Voice Actor: Ned (Oh là là, Chéri)
Jeffrey Swerdan was born in Traverse City, Michigan and grew up in Flint, Michigan. Jeff has been writing and acting since he was in high school and has appeared in a number of independent films. Jeff also runs his own production company called VernaJune Entertainment, where he focuses on producing, writing and directing films.
Laura Beth Wells
Voice Actor: Lurchette and Melanie Daniels
Laura Beth Wells is an actor, singer, voice over actor, and teaching artist currently residing in Knoxville, TN. Theatre credits: Broadway: Emily Osborn in Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark(original cast). Regional: Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol (Clarence Brown Theatre), Heather in Gideon’s Knot (Bridge Street Theatre), Mrs. Walker in The Who’s Tommy (CT Rep), Kafka/The Waitress in All in the Timing (Hangar Theatre), Gwendolyn Pigeon in The Odd Couple (Ivoryton Playhouse), and more. Teaching Artist: SF Shakespeare Festival, Hangar Theatre, Cornell University, Syracuse University, SUNY Binghamton, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, University of Tennessee, Pellissippi State, Maryville College. Voice over: Matlock Tire, Coolsculpting, Dorothea Lange in Up From The Dust by MissionUS Games, and more. Laura Beth received her BA in Theatre from UTK and her MFA in Acting from Kent State University. Sing out, Louise!
Voice Actor: Tern 3
Philip Mathis was born in the harsh winters of Lewiston, Maine in 1983. At a very early age, Philip had developed a prodigious affinity for the creative arts, divulging in a vast array of artistic projects, from theater to creative writing and even modern art. In 2018, Philip published a book titled Goodbye Sky Harbor, and is currently looking to release the sequel before Christmas 2021. After moving his family to Nashville from San Antonio, Philip has been looking into a multitude of other artistic outlets like voice over work, with Ed and Rooster being his first work as a voice over actor.
Ed and Rooster
Ed and Rooster are gulls.
Ed's favorite treat is cheese poofs.
Rooster loves fish.