WESTISH is the comic tale of a Paris, TX “clerk turned Sheriff” who comes into a family inheritance and assembles a dream team to journey west in search of the perfect land claim.
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"ASH CAMPBELL" -SHERIFFGrayson is ecstatic to be making the Lone Star State's "first-ever comedic western web series"!
This native Houstonian just celebrated the premiere of "PRESCRIBED-THE WEB SERIES," at LA WEB FEST, a comedy he co-produced, directed, wrote, and starred in.
Grayson is most excited about the possibility of potential sponsorship(s) for WESTISH, and keeping actors and crew employed long-term!
"RUFUS SCOTT"- PARIS, TX GENERAL STORE OWNER
Paul was born and raised in Oklahoma spent much of his early years in Texas, most of his family being from Texas, he spent a considerable amount of time training with the late Adam Roarke at the Film Actors Lab in Irving Tx. A SAG member since 1992. He also writes screenplays with his writing partner Ben Miller
( nephew of the late Ben Johnson ).
Lee has been a veteran of both the large & small screen for over 20 years. He is most recognizable as "Bull Sproles" on seasons 4 & 5 of the Nbc/Directv hit series, " Friday Night Lights". Selective of his projects, he is a producer for Second Films & the founder of Houston's FILM ACTING ACADEMY.
Shelley's acting debut was during her freshman year at Texas A&M University, where she took on the emotionally complex role of a buzzing, yellow bumblebee. Since then she has played a large range of characters including an alien caught inside a tornado in the opening video of Bette Middler's Vegas show, a police officer turned ravenous vampire in "Renfield: The Undead", and a manipulative, casino hustler in Bo Brinkman's latest film "The Last Mark". Shelley and her husband lived in Hermosa Beach, CA after they got married for what they like to call their "four year vacation". They are now settled in Cypress, TX with their young daughter and herd of canines.
Tommy G. Kendrick
"Damien Ryle - Preacher"
Tommy G. Kendrick, a native of Beaumont, TX started his professional
acting career at the Dallas Theater Center. There he worked with founding
director Paul Baker and playwright Preston Jones and was an original cast
member of Jones' signature Texas Trilogy Plays.
Tommy spent a number of years in Los Angeles working in commercials, film and television before returning home to Texas in the mid-1990s. He has acted in numerous Texas based projects including Walker, Texas Ranger, Friday Night Lights, Prison Break, Lone Star, The Alamo, Elvis and Anabelle, Screen Door Jesus, Dancer Texas, Pop. 81 and Richard Linklater's hit indie film, Bernie.
He has been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1978 and is a founding member of the Austin Actors Conservatory. Tommy also produces and hosts the Actors Talk Podcast.
Montgomery Wade is a Houston based actor and writer. Born and raised a Texan, westerns are near and dear to Montgomery's heart. Montgomery's youth, spent in the Texas rodeo circuit, allowed him to shine as one of the best prisoner cowboys during a brief stint in the Texas prison system due to trumped charges from a jealous District Attorney. To this day, Montgomery maintains his innocence and continues to deny the rumor that he slept with the DA's wife.
Ronda has international film and tv experience with several diverse lead and supporting roles to her name. She can most recently be seen in Blocks to Happiness (releasing in mid-2013) and is currently working on the documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Creation. With deep roots in the indie film market, Ronda's training and experience bring versatility to the screen.
"NACONA" (Stange Indian Boy)
Peter is from Houston, TX and grew up with a passion for entertaining crowds. With a strong background in stand up comedy; Peter has become one of the funniest actors to come out of Houston. He also has OSIRIS, RA, and KING RAMSES on speed dial so DONATE OR PARISH!!!
Jacob Staines, a 32 year old version of Crocodile Dundee, well Donk anyway, has managed to rope in an American lady much like his hero Dundee....now living in the States with his wife & 3 children (and mounted crocodile heads in his living room), acting seemed like the next step to his exciting, thrill-seeking ways. Jacob has worked on numerous short films as well as a few national commercials that do not illustrate the need for boomerangs. Having spent much time in the Outback, Western's seems like a good fit! Jacob has a background in stage theater, vocals, and guitar, however he is proudest of his highest achievement, a doctorate in leg-less ballet.
Hometown: Sioux City, IA
Currently Residing: Huntington Beach, CA
After leaving Creighton University as a pre-med major, Johnny spent a year at the Clark Terry International Institute of Jazz Studies to learn jazz piano. After which he transferred out to cut his teeth training his on-camera acting skills with Samuel Warren CSA in San Diego. After many different dinner theatre stints, he landed a part as Jerry Nolan, the drug induced drummer in the Johnny Thunder's protopunk themed and live-rock story, "So Alone". He also played the ill-fated skateboarder in "The Drop". Currently he is a house player at Ziing's Dueling Piano Bar in Fullerton, CA.
Bethany McCade grew up in Houston, Texas, and can't quite seem to find a good enough reason to leave. She writes music, sings, acts, and performs on various stages across the city and surrounding areas. She lives for stories worth telling and quality time spent with people she loves.
"JOEL JEROME" -OLD WEST JOURNALIST
Drew lives in Houston where he has starred in an array of short films. He also writes screenplays and enjoys working behind the camera whenever possible. He can also quote every line from Ghostbusters.
Dave Maldonado is honored to join the cast of Westish. Recent TV appearances include: Dallas, Prison Break, Chase, In Plain Sight & Treme. Dave has also been busy with film work, shooting A Woman Betrayed, Puncture & the Truth, all wrapping in Houston. You can also catch Dave in the film Trespass starring Nicolas Cage & Ben Mendelsohn, which was shot in Shreveport. You can follow Dave on Twitter @DaveMaldonado1. Dave lives with his wife & two kids in Spring, TX.
"BILL BOSLEY (Hotelier)"
Marc Isaacs is an actor, writer, and filmmaker based in Houston, Texas. His national TV appearances include The Preacher's Daughter on Lifetime, Final Witness on ABC, and Fatal Encounters on Investigation Discovery. He also teaches acting and improvisation, and he's writing a how-to guide for new talent called Acting Made Stupid Simple.