The producers of End of The Universe are thrilled to finally reveal some of the cast for the live shows of End of The Universe (tentatively scheduled for Spring 2015. Other announcements for Epicenter, The Traveler, as well as some incredible cameos will follow shortly.
The role of Scarpa is being sung by Tim Russ who is not only a Science Fiction icon having portrayed the Vulcan First Officer “Tuvok” on Star Trek Voyager for seven seasons, but an incredible singer, songwriter. When the producers downloaded Tim’s first album they knew right away that he fit the bill as the lead villain in End of The Universe.
Tim’s film and television credits are extensive. Some of his better known credits in addition to Star Trek Voyager include include; “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Rampart,” “Star Trek: Generations,” and series regular roles on “The Highwayman,” “The People Next Door,” “Samantha Who?,” and “iCarly.” He has also appeared in numerous stage plays including the original Los Angeles premier of “Dreamgirls.”
Tim won an EMMY Award in 2014 and co-produced a musical children’s book and CD entitled, “Bugsters,” which recently won the National Parenting Award.
JEAN BEAUVOIR (IG)
Jean was the bassist for one of the most influential punk groups of all time “The Plasmatics”. Subsequently he joined Steven Van Zandt’s Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul for two albums when Sir Richard Branson offered him his own label from which he launched a solo career that included “Drums Along the Mohawk” (Virgin / Columbia). His track “Feel the Heat” was chosen by Sylvester Stallone for the film Cobra. The song and album charted Top 10 around the world going on to sell 1.5 million copies.
Beauvoir has written, produced, and performed with acts such as Kiss, The Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, The Pretenders, Deborah Harry, N’SYNC, Bon Jovi, and many others. He has appeared on over 150 albums with combined sales in excess of 40 million records. Jean has earned a multitude of Platinum and Gold awards for his work in the US and abroad. His credit list includes the title tracks or theme songs for Stephen King’s Pet Semetary, Wes Cravenʼs Shocker, School of Rock (with Jack Black) and many, many more.
Since joining the legendary, multi-platinum rock band Tesla in early 2006, Dave has toured the US and overseas countless times. His first studio release with the band was 2007’s critcally acclaimed double album of covers, “Real To Reel”, followed the next year by the top selling live DVD, “Comin’ Atcha Live 2008”. Rude co-wrote the brand new original Tesla album, “Simplicity”(No. 24 Billboard Top 200) and writes extensively with some of the top writers in Nashville as as well as rap producers in his native San Francisco Bay Area.In 2011 he broke into new territory by composing and recording the entire score for the documentary feature film, “Running With Demons” available on Netflix Streaming. In 2013 he co-wrote and recorded 3 songs for “Your Name Is My First Love”, a PBS Imagemakers short film. He’s also worked on songs for multi-platinum pop/comedy group and Saturday Night Live favoritc
The role of Swift is being sung by NYC-born singer/songwriter Jason Yudoff. Jay was chosen twice by the Songwriters Hall Of Fame for their New Writers Showcase and Compilation CD. He has been featured on National Public Radio and was nominated for a grammy in 2009, Jason has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world including from Carnegie Hall and Radio City in New York to the Al Hussein Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan. Jason has performed for President Bush, and has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” twice.
The role of Harley is being sung by Kenton Fridley. Kenton studied classical vocal performance at West Virginia University and Acting at The Barrow Group in Manhattan. He has been featured on Scorned, One Life to Live and All My Children. Films include The Gene, The Book of Paul, and Speed Damon and Holly. Kenton starred in Gym Shorts: The Show, off-Broadway and has just completed playing the role of Stacee Jaxx in a touring version Rock of Ages.
JAHN XAVIER (EPICENTER)
Jahn Xavier is a singer / songwriter from a little island off the east coast of the United States. He has been playing music since he was a child, and shows no sign of growing up anytime soon. Jahn has been a fixture of the NY music scene since he first made his way to CBGB and Max’s Kansas City as a teenager in the late 1970s. Jahn was the kid bassist for Richard Hell & The Voidoids after which he fronted the always mesmerizing CBGB favorites “The Nitecaps” (Sire / Warner Bros.), and Sugartime.
Jahn has played with The Ghosts, Sylvain Sylvain, and is a prominent member of New York City’s musical fraternity. He performs regularly in and around NYC, both with his band and as a solo artist along with his band The Bowerytones. His recently released solo album “Yes, You” is now available through Amazon and iTunes.
The role of Kira is being sung by Kay Matsukawa. Born in Osaka, Japan, Kay was a member of the pop group Delta (Mercury Records / Universal Music Entertainment Group). After extensive touring in Japan, Kay was awarded a prestigious Artists’ Grant from the Japanese Government allowing her to move to New York City where she has been a featured performer at Birdland, The Iridium and the Metropolitan Room and has appeared as guest soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble at the United Nations.
Filling cavities during the day and chasing goblins in burlap sacks by night.. somehow how this general dentist ended up in one of the worst movies ever made, Troll 2.
Today Dr. Hardy still is drilling and filling in Alabama while enjoying his celebrity cult status on college campuses everywhere. Some 23 years after portraying Michael Waits in Troll 2, one of the best worst films ever made, George teamed up with Director Michael Paul Stephenson, his on screen son, to put together an award winning documentary in 2010, entitled Best Worst Movie.
The film has pushed George’s career into overdrive as can hardly keep up with all the appearance requests and invites for cameos due to his underground cult status. George’s career is officially in overdrive.
The role of Portia is being sung by Emily Eden. From Hampshire, England, Emily has been stateside since 2010 & lucky enough to hold a resume of work for both sides of the pond. She has appeared in many commercials, theater productions, worked on numerous television projects & has even had a top chart hit in the UK. Most recently she performed in 50 Shades! The musical having created the roles of Katherine/Bev.
The role of Collette is being sung by Collette McLafferty. After graduating high school, Collette took a Greyhound Bus to New York City. Working her way into and up the ladder in New York’s competitive music scene, Collette inked a deal with Select Records and spent time touring up and down the east coast as well as in Europe. Previous credits include features on MTV “Buzzworthy” and FUSE. Currently she sings with 80′s/90′s band Lavender Steel.