Elias is one of Canada's most popular actors and is frequently appears in films by Canadian directors Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg. It was Cronenberg's controversial movie "CRASH" that had Cannes all abuzz in 1996. Elias played Vaughan, a self-appointed "mad scientist" with an unusual fetish - sexual delight in car crashes! As Capt. James Staros, the commanding officer of Charlie Company in "THE THIN RED LINE", he brought sensitivity and compassion to his portrayal of a man who cared about the safety of his men--even at the risk of his own career. In addition, he created the role of the sports-crazed vigilante Casey Jones in the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE films. Elias will next be seen two highly anticipated upcoming films -- Ruairi Robinson's “Last Days On Mars” and Atom Egoyan's “Devil's Knot.” He is currently starring in NBC's hit series "CHICAGO PD."
ELIAS KOTEAS (Jake Klein, Jake at 40, Jake at 30, Old Jake)
JENNIFER JASON LEIGH (Sheryl)
JENNIFER JASON LEIGH came to prominence alongside Sean Penn, Phoebe Cates and Nicolas Cage in Amy Heckerling's FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH. Six years later she garnered the Best Supporting Actress Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Boston Society of Film Critics for her portrayals in both Uli Edel's LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN and George Armitage's MIAMI BLUES.
Subsequently, Leigh starred in Robert Altman’s films SHORT CUTS and KANSAS CITY, Joel and Ethan Coen's THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, Barbet Schroeder's SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, David Cronenberg's EXISTENZ, Jane Campion's IN THE CUT, Agnieszka Holland's WASHINGTON SQUARE, Sam Mendes's ROAD TO PERDITION and Ulu Grosbard's GEORGIA which she also produced.
Her performance in Alan Rudolph’s MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE won her a Golden Globe nomination, the Best Actress Awards from the National Society of Film Critics, the Chicago Film Critics Association and her first Independent Spirit Award nomination.
Other films include Lili Fini Zanuck's RUSH, Ron Howard's BACKDRAFT, Chrisopher Guest's THE BIG PICTURE, Brad Anderson's THE MACHINIST, and Todd Solondz's PALINDROMES.
Leigh made her writing and directorial debut in 2001 with THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY which she co-wrote, co-starred and co-directed with Alan Cumming.
Broadway credits include CABARET, directed by Sam Mendes, and David Auburn's PROOF. In 2006 she starred in the American premiere of Mike Leigh's ABIGAIL'S PARTY for The New Group and in the radio play, ANOMALISA written and directed by Charlie Kaufman at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles.
Recently, Leigh starred in Noah Baumbach's MARGOT AT THE WEDDING opposite Nicole Kidman and Jack Black, Charlie Kaufman's SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener and in GREENBERG, which Leigh also produced with Scott Rudin. Other recent film work includes THE SPECTATCULAR NOW with Shailene Woodley, HATESHIP LOVESHIP with Kristen Wiig and Guy Pearce and KILL YOUR DARLINGS with Daniel Radcliffe.
VIRGINIA MADSEN (Beth)
Virginia Madsen is probably best known for her Academy and Golden Globe nominated performance as Maya in the movie 'Sideways" directed by Alexander Payne. She has also stared in "Firewall" opposite Harrison Ford , 'The Number 23" opposite Jim Carey and " The Magic of Belle Isle" co-staring with Morgan Freeman directed by Rob Reiner. She recently stared with Brooke Sheilds and Wanda Sykes in the feature comedy ' The Hot Flashes". Up coming projects include " Walter" with William H. Macy and ' The Wilderness of James" staring Codi Smit-McPhee. Currently she is filming a series for Lifetime television with Julia Ormand and Jenna Dewan-Tatum entitled ' The Witches of East End" premiering in October 2013.
Virginia made her debut in David Lynch's epic sci-fi classic "Dune", was also known for the 80's cult classics 'Electric Dreams" ' Fire with Fire" , 'Slam Dance" and of course the horror film ' Candyman" directed by Bernard Rose. After a series of stops and starts Virginia learned to be a survivor of Hollywood's bumpy road. She continued to work here and there while spending most of her time raising her son Jack. Many independent and forgettable TV films followed until she landed the role of Maya in 'Sideways" which re-launched her long career. Along with her Golden Globe and Academy Award nom's she won the Independent Spirit Award, the Critics Choice Award and The Sag Award for best ensemble for "Sideways." Today she resides in Los Angeles and continues to love her life and remains ever grateful.
JANE SEYMOUR (Joanne)
A multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner, recipient of the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the year 2000, which was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, Jane Seymour has proven her talents in virtually all media, the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. Seymour’s past films include the James Bond movie Live and Let Die, the cult
classic Somewhere in Time, and the comedy smash Wedding Crashers. Her television credits include the Emmy® Award winning performance in Onassis: The Richest Man in the World as Maria Callas, East of Eden for which she was awarded a Golden Globe®, the mini-series War and Remembrance and her Golden Globe® winning role as “Dr. Quinn” on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman which ran for six seasons. She can now be seen in the film Austenland for Sony Classics.
MIKE VOGEL (Actor Jake)
An accomplished actor, Mike Vogel has crafted a distinguished career in both film and television in just a short period of time. Currently, Vogel is starring in CBS' new hit series “Under The Dome".
Vogel just recently wrapped shooting a great arc, opposite Vera Farmiga, on A&E's new show "Bates Motel", which premiers this Spring. Most recently, he can be seen in the independent films McCanick for Josh Waller and Jake Squared for Howard Goldberg, both will be released next year. Vogel was recently seen in the 2012 Oscar nominated film The Help alongside Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer. He also starred in the ABC’s TV series “Pan Am” opposite Christina Ricci.
In 2011, Vogel appeared in Blue Valentine alongside Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, as well as She’s Out of My League. Additional film credits include J.J. Abram’s Cloverfield, Poseidon, What’s Your Number, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Vogel’s television credits include “Grounded for Life” and “Miami Medical.”
Vogel resides in Nashville with his wife and two daughters.