VOICE OF JOAN OF ARC
Yale alumna and founder of The Fit Cycle, Andia Winslow is a Voiceover Actor, Golf Professional, Master Certified Fitness Professional and On-Air TV Personality. Her innovative fitness and wellness efforts have been recognized globally, with features by CNN, The New York Times, USA Today, SXSW, ESPN, Golf Digest, Oxygen, Women's Health Magazine and Forbes recognizing her work as the “Smartest...Workout Videos Ever.''
In 2006, Andia became the fourth African American to ever compete in LPGA Tour history joining the distinguished ranks of tennis great Althea Gibson. An elite athlete, Andia trained with Olympic Hall of Fame Track & Field Coach Brooks Johnson and was invited to join the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation in preparation for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Heralded as one of the "Top Trainers in New York City," she is committed to her work that encourages youth and adults to maintain healthy and active lifestyles.
Raised in Seattle, WA, Andia loves heavy beats and good riffs and works to inspire folks to harmonize their bodies with their environments. As an athlete and artist, kinetic storytelling is what motivates her.
VOICE OF BISHOP CAUCHON
As one of the only acting teachers in the US to star in Feature Films, TV series, and on Broadway, William (Billy) O’Leary has provided hundreds of actors with unparalleled training, audition coaching, and career advice. After years as a senior faculty member at Lesly Kahn and Co®., Billy has developed a system that shows actors ''exactly what to do with every line of their audition in less than 5 minutes, guaranteed!''
Acting since the age of seven, Billy (BA, MFA), has been a professional actor for over thirty years. He studied with John Malkovich, William Peterson, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Cole and many others.
Billy performed on Broadway with Ed Harris and Judith Ivey in George Furth’s Precious Sons and has had a solid carreer playing leading and starring roles in feature films such as Bull Durham, Hot Shots, Black Angel as well as a dozen others.
He's also enjoyed series regular and recurring roles on CSI: Miami, Karen Sisco, 24, and Home Improvement where he played Tim Allen's brother Marty Taylor. Other notable credits include Miss Congeniality 2, Terminator: Rise of the Machines, Murder, She Wrote, Law and Order, West Wing and The X-Files.
VOICE OF OLD LOUIS DE CONTE / NARRATOR
Cantor Phil Baron is the son of a violinist and the grandson of a Vilna rabbi. Phil is a veteran voice-over actor with unparalleled experience in children’s entertainment: he had over 300 original songs recorded -- nearly 200 of these by the Walt Disney Company. In addition, he has been the voice of such popular and lovable characters as “Piglet” in Winnie the Pooh and “Teddy Ruxpin” the talking teddy bear.
He also co-created two television series for Jewish children, Bubbe’s Boarding House, and the multiple award-winning series Alef…Bet…Blast-off!
In 2005, he received his cantorial ordination as well as a Masters degree in Jewish Sacred Music and joined the clergy staff at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California, wherein he serves as the Cantor to this day. In 2011 his interest in developing new works for the synagogue led him to found and direct the Helfman Institute, a composers group dedicated to creating new synagogue music. The group has now written over 40 pieces and is currently developing a major new work in partnership with the recently endowed UCLA Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music.
VOICE OF DAPHNE / YOLANDE
Christine has been performing and making puppets and costumes since discovering her love of puppetry at Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles. Hand puppets were next, followed by cable, animatronic and hydraulic puppets for movies, television, videos and commercials. She had the good fortune to work on a Roger Corman film, puppeteering a giant cockroach creature with buckets of blood and slime. After that she spent years at various creature effects companies in Los Angeles, puppeteering everything from aliens, a bull, a gorilla, a couple lusty sex scenes with marionettes, a martian, penquins, a pink teddy bear and more.
She has been lead puppeteer/lead builder for many projects. She recently completed her directorial debut with a short marionette film, "Amaterasu", based on a Japanese folk tale, with support from Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams. She has created her own artwork, including two marionette shows made of found objects. Christine is a past president of the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry and regularly contributes to local and national puppet publications.
VOICE OF KING CHARLES VII
Tom Draper has been an acting coach in Los Angeles for the past six years. The Burbank Times called Tom "one of Hollywood's top acting coaches. He gets calls from studios, producers, agents, managers and the actors themselves in order to help them find the best performances possible."
Tom started as an actor, studying with renowned teachers: Sanford Meisner, Jeff Corey, Jose Quintero, Eric Morris, Austin Pendleton and George Shdanoff.
He is the former Artistic Director of the Vertical River theater company, where he appeared in the West Coast premiere of Neil LaBute's "Ravishes." Tom has performed and directed at the Edinburgh Theater Festival, Dublin Theater Festival, Carmel Theater Festival, various Regional theaters and Off-Broadway.
He has appeared in dozens of national commercials.