David H. Stevens has been a professional actor for nearly twenty years and has been a student of the art for nearly thirty. Prior to his work on Penny Dreadful he starred in Redemption – For Robbing the Dead as Jean Baptiste, historically known as The Ghoul of the Great Salt Lake, which recently received its theatrical release.
Along the way, Stevens has been privileged to work alongside such exceptional talent as Scott Glenn, Adam Sandler, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Glenn Close, Paul Thomas Anderson, Cameron Crowe, James L. Brooks, and many more. His performances have been recognized with various awards, most notably being considered for an Academy Award for his role in Cage in Box Elder.
Stevens is also co-owner of Wolverines Entertainment with C. Thomas Howell and Darren Dalton and making final preparations to begin production on their first feature film together this Fall.
Oona Laurence is a native New Yorker who started acting at the age of five when she played the lead in her dad’s experimental film, Days Dance. Since then, she’s shot many graduate films and been on stage in both dramatic roles (Cathy Ann Guthrie in Woody Guthrie Dreams) and comedies. Last summer, she was voted ‘Best Performer’ by the audiences of the Turtle Shell’s Summer Play Festival for her philosophical Banana in The Cosmic Fruit Bowl. Since finishing Penny Laurence has shot leads in a thesis film about gender and identity (Vinc-ette-ville dir. Emily Tomasik) and the indie short Moving Day with the Production Plant. She is also an awesome jazz, hip-hop, ballet and modern dancer on a merit scholarship with the 92nd St. Y Harkness Center.
Marnie Schulenburg (NY Theatre): Most recently played the Teenage Greek Chorus in the revival production of How I learned to Drive at Second Stage, other theatrical productions include Anais Nin Goes to Hell (MT Works/NY Fringe) The Yellow Wood (NYMF dir. B.D Wong), The 24hr Musicals (24hr Co dir. Moises Kaufman), The Angel Eaters, Pretty Theft (Flux Theatre), and several seasons with The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. TV/Film: Alison Stewart on ATWT( Emmy Nom)Y&R, & LA Diaries, as well as Guest Star and Recurring roles on Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Army Wives, Canterbury’s Law, Fringe, & can be seen in such films as Made For Each Other, Golden Scallop, and Penny Dreadful!
Richard Busser is a B.F.A Acting Graduate from Marymount Manhattan College. Recent Film and T.V. credits include the pilot Three View, ( L.A. ITV festival best actor nomination) High Maintenance, another Columbia Thesis film directed by Shawn Wines (Silver Medal – Student Academy Awards), Torture Chamber dir. Dante Tomaselli. T.V. credits include: Law & Order: Criminal Intent and SVU, The Onion Sports Network, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods.
Rick Zahn just finished filming The Challenger in Albany. Recent features include Brooklyn’s Finest opposite Richard Gere and directed by Antoine Fuqua. Soon to be released films include Tio Papi, Premium Rush, and Virgin Alexander. Recent TV credits include: Person of Interest, Law & Order: SVU, 30 ROCK, Royal Pains and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Recent theatre credits include performing on the London stage in the European premiere of the award-winning The Lightning Field and Shekinah at LaMama. www.rickzahn.net AEA, SAG and AFTRA
Gary Betsworth is an actor, writer, director, and acting teacher. As an actor, Gary has appeared as the lead in award-winning independent films and in minor roles in studio films and television. Gary can be seen in the upcoming Feature film: Tio Papi, and he recently guest starred on the Discovery Channel. He has performed onstage from Manhattan to Chicago, most recently in Manhattan in The Homophobes, and various productions at Theatre Artists Workshop in Connecticut. He has written three full- length plays, two screenplays, a SpongeBob spec script, numerous one-act plays and a children’s musical, Keep Your Hands to Yourself! Gary is currently working on another musical to be performed in schools. Gary holds an MFA in Playwriting at Goddard College.