2018 Celebrities

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YC3 is thrilled to be the premiere source of entertainment in the Texas Panhandle! This year we’re thrilled to bring the following guests to Amarillo on April 13th-15th:

Walter Emanuel Jones, Austin St. John, Amber Nash, Tom Kane, Mark Dodson, John Morton, David Ankrum, and Elysia Rotaru. With Local Author & Toadies Bassist Donivan Blair & Author Libbi Duncan, Neko Neko Maid Cafe and Host Club, Take One Improv, Cos A Comotion, Smart Family, BattleBorn Cosplay, Dark Prince, Nikachu Cosplay, and Slash Wolf Cosplay!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Austin St. John & Walter Emmanuel Jones

Austin St John 4Austin’s first ever acting job launched him in to stardom on the worlds number one hit children’s
television show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, where he portrayed Jason Lee Scott the original leader and iconic Red Ranger. After only three seasons he vanished from Hollywood with no intentions of ever returning to the lime light. Just last March after a 20 year hiatus, 5 years in the Middle East as a medic, two children and one on the way he decided it may be better to have cameras shooting at him rather than rifles.

He returned to a fan run Facebook page with only 7,000 followers which in just over a year has grown to exceed 215,000 fans! He has gathered another 40,000 on other social media with little effort. Austin is now headlining at comic cons globally and is one of the most sought after celebrities for pop culture events on the circuit. Last year he celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise with his fans at over 20 events, around the world.

Currently Austin is filming “Survival’s End” a full- length feature film that accelerates the, Doomsday “Virus Prophecy” to modern time. He’s in discussions with author Travis S. Taylor, director Darren Scott and producer Nick Kellis to star in Taylor’s “Warp Speed”. He is also raising awareness for the Heartland Image Foundation, where he serves as board member benefiting children’s summer programs and providing food for the homeless. This June he is meeting with American Film Studios to discuss putting two new film projects into motion. Despitehis busy schedule Austin is still a nationally registered paramedic and hopes to return to EMS in
the future.

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Black-Ranger-Power-Rangers-Zack-Taylor-bWalter is an actor, dancer and singer. Walter is internationally known for his creation of the character Zack The Black Ranger from the Children’s Action Adventure Phenomenon Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). He has been featured as a series regular or guest star in over 150 episodes of various shows and has been featured in several films. Some of his credits include: The Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning police drama The Shield (2002), the top-rated drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), the long running comedy hit Moesha (1996). Walter works regularly as a voice actor lending his voice to radio television, film and video games. Walter’s recent voice over acting jobs includes work on Step Up (2006), Divergent (2014), and Annie (2014). Walter resides in Los Angeles, California and spends his free time salsa dancing, camping, scuba diving, snowboarding, and travelling.

Star Wars: Tom Kane,  Mark Dodson, John Morton, and David Ankrum

Tom_KaneTom Kane started doing voiceover work professionally at the age of 15. By the time he got out of college he had done several hundred commercials, and by 23 he was in Chicago, regularly landing National TV spots.
Tom’s tremendous vocal range has led to a very busy career. Every week, he records dozens of Movie Trailers, Commercials, Network TV Promos, Video Games and Cartoons.
His voice can currently be heard in The Last Jedi (as Admiral Ackbar), Rogue One, The Force Awakens, The Clone Wars (as Jedi Master Yoda, Admiral Yularen and the show Narrator), Archer, Star Wars Rebels, at the Walt Disney Theme Parks as the voice of The Monorail System and a half-dozen Star Wars rides and attractions. On any given day, he is heard on a half-dozen Movie Trailers, and TV commercials for clients such as Hotwire, Walmart, Jeep, Netflix, Nintendo, Propel Water, McDonald’s, Kellogg’s, and network promos for CBS, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, FOX… talking Christmas Tree ornaments and greeting cards for Hallmark… the list goes on.
In addition to voicing Yoda, Admiral Ackbar and Admiral Yularen for Lucasfilm/Disney’s Star Wars Feature Films, Rebels, The Clone Wars and the LEGO Movie and TV Series, he has starring and Special Guest roles in Archer, Family Guy, The Powerpuff Girls, Scooby Doo, Shrek 3, Robot Chicken, Kim Possible, The Avengers, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Iron Man, The Wild Thornberrys, Wolverine and the X-Men and dozens of other animated series going back 25 years.
Tom has been in almost every Star Wars game ever made, as well as games based on Star Trek, The X-Men, Batman, The Avengers, The Lord of the Rings and more.
An unusual area of Kane’s work is voice-doubling. When celebrities are not available to do their post-production, testing or Trailer dialogue recording, Tom fills in for A-Listers such as Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Liam Neeson and others.
He has also been the live Announcer for three AFI Lifetime Achievement Award telecasts, as well as the Live Broadcast Announcer for The 78th, 80th, 83rd and 84th Academy Awards on ABC.

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David Ankrum 1David Ankrum 40 years after voicing Wedge in Star Wars, David was asked to reprise his role in Rogue One by Matthew Wood and Lucasfilm. You can’t miss him as the PA announcer on Yavin – Redirecting the Rebel Squadron into the crucial battle on Scarif. Ankrum was originally cast by Fred Roos and George Lucas to voice Wedge Antilles (Red 2) in Star Wars: A New Hope. David dubbed the voice of Scottish Actor Denis Lawson who played the physical role in the film.

David grew up in a family of actors. His mother, Joan Ankrum (stage name Joan Wheeler) was under contract to Warner Bros. in the 1930’s where she did several films. She also performed on Broadway with Van Heflin. His Father, Morris Ankrum, was a character actor who played many diverse roles in many films. He seemed to be in every Science Fiction Film with the word “Mars” in the title. “Flight To Mars” “Invaders From Mars” where he played Colonel Fielding, “Red Planet Mars”. He also protected the Earth from giant locusts in “Beginning Of The End”. Got sapped by Martians in “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers”. David also grew up across the street from Dennis Muren. They made films in Dennis’s garage when they were childhood friends. Dennis went on to work on Star Wars where he brought his special effects genius to light. Some of David’s other acting highlights were playing Adam Stephens opposite Lisa Hartman in the series “Tabitha”, starring with Melanie Griffith in a sold TV series that never aired, “Coast To Coast” for NBC. Working with director Lasse Hallstrom as the lead in a TV Pilot “The Big Five” for NBC… Oh and not to forget throwing John Boy off a bridge on John Boy’s first day of college in “The Waltons”.

For appearance information contact Zach@GalacticProductionsLLC.com or visit
http://www.GalacticProductionsLLC.com.

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John Morton 3John is best known as Dak, Luke Skywalker’s back-seater in the Battle of Hoth, The Empire Strikes Back. He also appeared in the film substituting for Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett onBespin when Boba utters his famous line to Darth Vader, “He’s no good to me dead.” He is a regular contributor to Lucasfilm’s Star Wars.com and the U.K.’s Jedi News.
Beyond the Galaxy, fans know John from roles in epic films like A Bridge Too Far, Superman II and Flash Gordon and in the BBC television series Oppenheimer. A veteran performer, he appeared on London’s West End stage and New York’s Off-Off Broadway as an actor and musician. When not acting, singing or playing guitar, he was a lighting and sound technician affiliated with London’s White Light Electrics working on such classic productions as The Rocky Horror Show, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Nicholas Nickleby and thought-provoking plays by celebrated playwright David Hare.

A writer and published author, John’s Backstory In Blue: Ellington At Newport ’56 is a behind-the-scenes look at a legendary moment in American cultural history when a performance of the great Duke Ellington Orchestra almost caused a riot at the third Newport Jazz Festival. Currently, he is in discussions with a number of film producers to package and develop his screenplay adaptation of Backstory In Blue. John’s stageplays have been produced in New York and Washington, notably his award-winning Hubris.

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Dodson ImageNow in Star Wars Episode VII “The Force Awakens” as the laugh of Cratinus in Maz Kanata’s Castle, Storm Troopers and many background voices, Mark Dodson is best known for Star Wars Episode VI “Return of the Jedi” as the voice of Jabba the Hutt’s cackling court jester, Salacious Crumb. From the Star Wars galaxy “Ewoks: The Battle for Endore” he is the voice of Ewok, Teek Named by horror fans as, The voice of their childhood nightmares, for the mischievous mogwais and gremlins in “Gremlins” and “Gremlins 2.” He is the voices of many of the zombies in the godfather of zombie films, George Romero’s, 1985 cult classic, “Day of the Dead.” With more than 30 years as a voice actor, Mark continues to add his unique style of character voices to video games like “Star Trek Online,” “Nancy Drew,” “Dungeons and Dragons Neverwinter,” “Heroes of Newerth,” “Smashmuck Monsters,” “Lucius,” and hundreds of other titles. Mark is the ongoing voice of Remington Rifles and Ammunition, Panasonic, Wild Turkey Whiskey, NASCAR, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and has been heard on thousands of other national commercials. Narrating for hundreds of television episodes and specials on History Channel, Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports and ESPN, are among the many places you will hear the voice of Mark Dodson.

Mark Dodson – a fan favorite at comic and horror conventions nationwide and honorary
member of the 501st Legion!

FX’s Archer: Amber Nash

Inside-Atlanta-Amber-Nash-577d39455f9b585875e5c3ddAmber Nash found her way to the entertainment industry in a rather unique way. A native of Lilburn, GA, Nash loved making her parents, sister, and classmates laugh as a child. After high school, she enrolled at Georgia State University where she earned a B.S. in Psychology. It was during her time at Georgia State that Nash saw her first improv show and immediately signed up for classes. Though she was excited about the creative outlet improv brought to her life, after college put her degree to use and worked for the State of Georgia at a Wilderness Camp for troubled teens. After a few years of using her skills to make a difference in the lives of the campers, she made the decision to pursue acting full time. In 2004, Nash started performing improv regularly as an ensemble member at Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta, where she would also serve as Education Director. She also lent her talents to a local troupe called Laughing Matters and continued to hone her craft by doing voiceover work for the local radio station. Through her work at Dad’s Garage, Nash would catch the eye of Matt Thompson and Adam Reed of Floyd County Productions who would forever change the course of her career.

Nash got her start in the world of television voiceover when Thompson and Reed cast her in their Adult Swim series Frisky Dingo, where she voiced Val and a number of other characters. Her work led to an offer to voice Pam Poovey on the award-winning and critically-acclaimed FX/FXX show Archer. Her fan-favorite character is a former ISIS Human Resources Director on the patriotic spy sitcom and has become a fan-favorite on the show. The series has been honored with two Primetime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Animated Program and a Critics Choice Television Award for Best Animated Series as well as a Gold Derby TV Award to name just a few. Nash’s character has garnered a lot of buzz and is referred to as “real hero of Archer” by BuzzFeed. Other voiceover credits include a guest role on Cartoon Network’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

In addition to her voiceover work, Nash has also explored a new medium with a role in the highly-acclaimed web series Hart of America, a performance which earned her an Indie Series Award nomination for Best Actress in Comedy. She has also stayed busy teaching, creating and writing shows, performing in thousands of improv shows and touring all over the United States, Canada and Europe. She has worked with Second City in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre and for Norwegian Cruise Lines. She is currently collaborating with a Dad’s Garage and a group of performers with special needs on a short film project called That Was Awesome.

When she is not busy acting, Nash loves to travel. She is also an amateur interior decorator and is currently restoring an old camper with her father which will become her backyard guest house. Nash currently resides in Atlanta with her husband, Dad’s Garage Artistic Director, Kevin Gillese, and their brindle Pitbull mix named Carol.

Arrow: Elysia Rotaru

MV5BMTYwMDU5MzY2MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTExODk0NTE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,666,1000_AL_Elysia Rotaruwas born on November 9, 1984 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Crystal Elysia Lorraine Rotaru. She is an actress and producer, known for Arrow (2012), Dead Again in Tombstone (2017) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011).

 

 

 

Bomb City: Dave Davis

daveDave Davis is known for his work on “True Detective”, “The Walking Dead”, “The Big Short”, “Logan” and more. Davis began his career in Shakespeare, later deciding to focus on film. Recently Davis was awarded the Best Actor award at the Nashville Film Festival, and again at the Louisville Int. Film Festival for his portrayal of Brian Deneke in the critically acclaimed film, “Bomb City” (six more wins). He produces original music, films and music videos with his comedy group, the “Bare Handed Bear Handlers”.

 

Dominic Ryan Gabriel

domDominic Ryan Gabriel was born and raised in Detroit, MI. He began his acting career, during 2009, when he was studying directing and screenwriting at The Motion Picture Institute of MI. During his time in MPI, he acted in all his student films and learned that acting was his true passion and talent. At the schools graduation ceremony, Dominic was nominated for Best Actor for his directorial thesis film, “Nostalgia,” he took this as a sign to continue acting and leave behind what he studied in school . Over the course of three years, he acted in over 20 non-union short and feature films, all of which he played Lead and Supporting roles–one got him a nomination for Best Actor, at the 2015 Eclipse Awards, for his part in “Some Are Born.” In 2013, he made the move to Los Angeles and landed his first SAG speaking role, in the TV film “A Christmas Blessing,” starring alongside David Banner. Months later, he landed the role of Brooklyn in “Days of Power,” alongside Academy Award Nominee, Eric Roberts, and then in 2014 he got the part of Ezio in “American Bred,” the role that would win him the award for Best Ensemble Cast, accompanied with Academy Award Nominee, Michael Lerner. Dominic is set to play his biggest and most important role, as Jason Deneke in “Bomb City,” a gritty-drama, based on the tragic true story of Brian Deneke.

Henry Knotts

henryDominic Ryan Gabriel was born and raised in Detroit, MI. He began his acting career, during 2009, when he was studying directing and screenwriting at The Motion Picture Institute of MI. During his time in MPI, he acted in all his student films and learned that acting was his true passion and talent. At the schools graduation ceremony, Dominic was nominated for Best Actor for his directorial thesis film, “Nostalgia,” he took this as a sign to continue acting and leave behind what he studied in school . Over the course of three years, he acted in over 20 non-union short and feature films, all of which he played Lead and Supporting roles–one got him a nomination for Best Actor, at the 2015 Eclipse Awards, for his part in “Some Are Born.” In 2013, he made the move to Los Angeles and landed his first SAG speaking role, in the TV film “A Christmas Blessing,” starring alongside David Banner. Months later, he landed the role of Brooklyn in “Days of Power,” alongside Academy Award Nominee, Eric Roberts, and then in 2014 he got the part of Ezio in “American Bred,” the role that would win him the award for Best Ensemble Cast, accompanied with Academy Award Nominee, Michael Lerner. Dominic is set to play his biggest and most important role, as Jason Deneke in “Bomb City,” a gritty-drama, based on the tragic true story of Brian Deneke.