Film and TV Guests

Mehcad Brooks

Saturday, June 11th

Baymont Theater

AUTOGRAPH SESSION TICKETS ARE REQUIRED TO SEE THIS GUEST (LEARN MORE)

 

Mehcad Brooks continues to rise as one of Hollywood's most promising stars. Before starring as Jimmy Olsen in the hit series Supergirl, Brooks was in USA's new drama Necessary Roughness (2011), in which he portrayed Terrence "TK" King, the star wide receiver for the Hawks who is becoming notorious for his frequent fumbles -- not to mention his regular run-ins with the law.

 

 

Audiences saw Brooks star as the much talked about "Eggs" on Alan Ball's HBO hit series True Blood (2008), opposite Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. He is a SAG Award winner for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series on the ABC show Desperate Housewives (2004), playing the role of Alfre Woodard's son. It was his portrayal of character 'Matthew Applewhite' which led to an Image Award nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance and his inclusion in Daily Variety's "Ten Young Actors to Watch" feature in August 2005.

 

 

His film credits include the Paul Haggis film In the Valley of Elah (2007) opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron, and the Jerry Bruckheimer film for Disney, Glory Road (2006), which debuted at #1 at the box-office. The film, directed by James Gartner and written by Christopher Cleveland, tells the story of the 1966 college basketball team who was the first all-black starting line-up to win the NCAA national championship, and was led by Coach Don Haskins. Brooks portrays 'Harry Flournoy,' one of the star players of the team. Also starring is Josh Lucas as 'Coach Haskins.'

 

 

An athlete himself, Brooks grew up in Austin, Texas where he was an All-State basketball player in addition to playing football and baseball. He was accepted into Yale University, but instead attended the University of Southern California to study at their prestigious School of Cinema-Television. He also modeled during his high school and college years. His first breaks came as guest-starring roles on Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Boston Public (2000), One on One (2001), Cold Case (2003) and Ghost Whisperer (2005). He also starred in the Disney television movie, Tiger Cruise (2004), ABC's legal drama The Deep End (2010) and ABC's docudrama My Generation (2010).

 

 

Brooks' more recent films include Just Wright (2010), a romantic sports comedy, Creature (2011), a thriller set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana directed by Fred Andrews, About Last Night (2014), romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart and Adulterers (2015).

 

 

 

In addition to acting, Brooks was also one of the four new faces of the notorious Calvin Klein underwear advertisements which were seen worldwide.

 

 

Bio and photo from IMDB

 

 

Mehcad Brooks will be appearing at the Celebrity Autograph Sessions only on Saturday, June 11th. Autograph session tickets are required to see this guest.He will signoneof the following for free: The Superman Celebration Program Book, The Metropolis Planet Special Edition, or the Superman Celebration Poster.  There is a $25 charge each for additional autographs and autographed memorabilia. and a $20 charge for a photo op. Photos will be available for purchase for $25.

Peter Facinelli 2016

Saturday, June 11th

Baymont Theater

AUTOGRAPH SESSION TICKETS ARE REQUIRED TO SEE THIS GUEST (LEARN MORE)

 

Peter Facinelli has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors with distinctive and impressive performances. He has formed his own production company, A7SLE Films, and is currently working on a variety of projects which allows him the opportunity to expand his creative talents as a writer, producer, director and actor.

 

Peter currently can be seen in the new CBS series “SuperGirl”, airing Monday night, Oct 26, at 8:30/7:30c. He portrays green tech billionaire Maxwell Lord in a recurring role.

 

Most recently, Peter had a starring role in “American Odyssey” in which he played Peter Decker, a lawyer caught in a web of deception.

 

Peter starred as Doctor Fitch Cooper, opposite Edie Falco, in Showtime’s critically acclaimed comedy series “Nurse Jackie” for 7 seasons.

 

Peter can also be seen in the film “Walter” which was released in March 2015 to select theaters and on DVD/Blu-Ray . Also starring in the movie are Andrew J. West and William Macy.

 

The supernatural thriller “The Damned” in which Peter has the lead role was released in the fall of 2014. The story of an American (Facinelli), widowed from his Colombia-born wife, who flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Myles) to retrieve his rebellious teenage daughter Jill (Ramos). After a car accident leaves them stranded in a rundown isolated inn, they discover the old innkeeper has locked a young girl in the basement and their decision to set her free has unintended consequences.

 

Peter’s comic book, “Protocol: Orphans” was published in 4 parts to rave reviews. It was also released as a graphic novel in December 2014. Fox network is currently in working on a series adaptation of the novel. Peter also expanded his writing into other genres with a YA novel, “After The Red Rain” which was released in August 2015. Publisher’s Weekly described the storyline as “set in a future world of environmental collapse and mass poverty, where a mysterious boy named Rose discovers he possesses inhuman powers that can irrevocably change the lives of everyone on the planet.”

 

Peter also had a recurring role in Season 5 of Glee! On the series, Peter played Rupert Campion who is the director of the Broadway show “Funny Girl”. Peter starred as Dr. Carlisle Cullen, the altruistic patriarch of the Cullen coven, in the blockbuster feature films, The Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Breaking Dawn – Part 2 for Summit Entertainment. The studio’s Twilight film franchise is based on Stephanie Meyer’s #1 New York Times bestselling series.

 

Peter also can be seen in the movie “Loosies” which he wrote and stars in. Peter plays a young pickpocket in the New York subways, living a fast and free lifestyle when is confronted by a woman with whom he had a one night affair. She informs him that she is pregnant with his child. He must now choose between continuing the lifestyle he leads or take responsibility for his actions.

 

One of Peter’s most celebrated roles was as Donovan “Van” Ray in the 2002-2003 Fox tv series Fastlane. Along with Bill Bellamy who played Deaqon Hayes, they portrayed two mismatched cops teamed together by shady vixen police lieutenant, Wilhelmina “Billie” Chambers, in a secretive undercover division of the Los Angeles Police Department. Operating with the motto “Everything we seize, we keep. Everything we keep, we use,” their base of operations is the “Candy Store”—a warehouse containing a fortune in confiscated cars, clothes, weapons and everything else needed to blend into the seedy criminal underworld of Los Angeles. (Wikipedia)

 

In 2007, Peter starred in the dark thriller, ARC, as Paris Pritchert, a former police officer turned drug dealer and addict who embarks on a quest to find a missing child in the hope of redeeming his eroding character.

 

Peter starred opposite Matthew Broderick and Brittany Snow in the dramedy, Finding Amanda, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. His portrayal in The Big Kahuna as a Bob Walker, a devout Baptist whose strong religious beliefs bring him into sharp conflict with his older and more cynical colleagues, earned him rave reviews. Also starring Kevin Spacey and Danny De Vito, the film premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and was also accepted at the Toronto Film Festival that year. His additional feature film credits include The Scorpion King opposite Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Penny Marshall’s Riding in Cars with Boys opposite Drew Barrymore, a starring role in Walter Hills’ sci-fi thriller Supernova with James Spader and Angela Bassett, Can’t Hardly Wait opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 with Breckin Meyer, and Foxfire opposite Angelina Jolie.

 

Peter also had a recurring role on “Damages”, FX’s award winning legal thriller starring Glenn Close. His additional television credits included a recurring role as a promising art student and love interest for Lauren Ambrose’s character in the award winning HBO Series “Six Feet Under.” Facinelli shared the cast’s 2005 nomination for the SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama.

 

Peter Facinelli was born and raised in New York and attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts

 

Peter Facinelli will be appearing at the Celebrity Autograph Sessions on Saturday, June 11th. Autograph session tickets are required to see this guest. 

He will signoneof the following for free: The Superman Celebration Program Book, The Metropolis Planet Special Edition, or the Superman Celebration Poster.  There is a $25 charge each for additional autographs and autographed memorabilia. and a $20 charge for a photo op. Photos will be available for purchase for $25.

Michael Landes

At the Autograph Zone

Saturday, June 11th: 10 AM to 12 PM and 2:30 to 6 PM

TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SEE THIS GUEST

 

Q&A Session at the Metro Tent:

Saturday, June 11th at 1:30 PM (Free Admission)

 

Actor and producer Michael Landes is best known by Superman fans as Jimmy Olsen in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.  Landes began his career playing recurring roles on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Wonder Years, and The Torkelsons before landing his role as Jimmy Olsen on Lois and Clark.  He then went on to appear in the series New York Daze and Union Square before landing the role of Detective Nicholas O’Malley on Special Unit 2 in 2001.  Michael made guest appearances on shows such as CSI Miami, The Ghost Whisperer, Boston Legal, and Hotel Babylon while also playing roles on series like The Wedding Bells, Material Girl, Love Soup, Save Me, and the popular British series Upstairs Downstairs.

 

 

On the big screen, Landes is known for films such as Final Destination 2, Burlesque, The Disappointments Room, Lucky 13, Soul Mates, Crush, and Hart’s War. In 2016, he will be seen in the films Gold and Shot Caller

 

 

Michael Landes will be appearing at the Autograph Zone only on Saturday, June 11th. Tickets arenot required to see this guest. He will signoneof the following for free: The Superman Celebration Program Book, The Metropolis Planet Special Edition, or the Superman Celebration Poster. There is a charge for additional autographs, autographed memorabilia, and photo ops. Photos will be available for purchase.

Marc McClure

At the Autograph Zone

Friday, June 10th: 10 AM to 12 PM and 2:30 PM to 6 PM

Saturday, June 11th: 9 AM to 12 PM AND 2:30 to 6 PM

TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SEE THIS GUEST

 

Q&A Session at the Metro Tent:

Saturday, June 11th at 1:30 PM (Free Admission)

 

Marc McClure's best known role is perhaps in Superman playing photographer Jimmy Olsen. McClure reprised his role in Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and in the 1984 movie Supergirl. He is the only actor to appear in the same role in all four Christopher Reeve-era Superman films and Supergirl.

 

 

 

In a flashback to his Superman days, McClure appeared on the CW's Smallville. He appeared as Dax-Ur, a Kryptonian scientist who has been living on Earth for over 100 years.

 

 

Besides Jimmy Olsen, McClure's other well-known role is in the 1985 hit film Back to the Future as Dave McFly. He reprised his role in Back to the Future Part II (though his only scene was not included in the theatrical version) and Back to the Future Part III. In addition, McClure appeared in the 1976 film Freaky Friday and the 2003 remake. He also starred in the 1978 film I Wanna Hold Your Hand and the 1980 film Used Cars alongside his Back to the Future co-star Wendie Jo Sperber.

 

 

 

He has made appearances in many television series, including Once an Eagle, Happy Days, Hunter, The Shield, Cold Case, Beverly Hills 90210, and ER. He has also appeared in films such as Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, Amazon Women on the Moon, and That Thing You Do.

 

 

Marc McClure will be appearing at the Autograph Zone on Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th. Tickets arenot required to see this guest. He will signoneof the following for free: The Superman Celebration Program Book, The Metropolis Planet Special Edition, or the Superman Celebration Poster. There is a charge for additional autographs, autographed memorabilia, and photo ops. Photos will be available for purchase.

Butch Patrick 2016In 1960, a young 7-year-old named Patrick Lilley went on an Amos Carr photo shoot with his little sister. She was the subject but it was "Butch's" head shot that would wind up in the Hollywood Blvd. window! Utilizing his nickname and real first name, his agent Mary Grady and his mom Patti created the stage name, Butch Patrick, which he still uses 50 plus years later. Butch started out, quick, with landing his first three auditions. First was a very cool B movie, starring Eddie Albert and Jane Wyatt, called The Two Little Bears (1961). Also starring Soupy Sales and a 15-year-old Brenda Lee! A series came next in the form of GH. That's right, General Hospital (1963)'s first year had Butch mixing with John Beradino. To round out the group, a Kellogg's award-winning Corn Flakes commercial. Butch continually worked in the early 60s on the most popular TV programs of the time: Mister Ed (1958), My Favorite Martian (1963), The Untouchables (1959), The Detectives (1959), Ben Casey (1961), Rawhide (1959), Gunsmoke (1955), Bonanza (1959) and many, many more. A second series came his way with the reboot of the classic The Real McCoys (1957). Working with Oscar winner Walter Brennan and Richard Crenna was a huge treat for Butch. All this time, he was working in over 20 commercials and a dozen movies. Starring the likes of Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Jo Van Fleet, Sal Mineo, Don Murray, Edward G. Robinson, to name a few. Now, we enter to 1964. The Beatles are all the rage and Butch gets a call to fly from Illinois and go to CBS Studio Center for a screen test. Very hush hush as they have a part in mind for him. It will become a life-changing day for sure!! His screen test is with the famous movie star Yvonne De Carlo and his character is "Edward Wolfgang Munster". From that day on, Butch would always be known, worldwide, as the iconic TV character, "Eddie Munster". The third series for Butch was the charm for sure. The Munsters (1964) are still one of the most popular series in history. Merchandised still and a huge family favorite, 50 years later! His character's hairline is the most recognizable, ever, and the Munster address is the most famous on TV, bar none. "1313 Mockingbird Lane" still is a favorite trivia question for the masses, worldwide. After a two-year stint, Butch set off to Disney for a few "World of Colors". The Young Loner (1968), with Edward Andrews and Kim Hunter, was a gem. Way Down Cellar another two part special was shot the same summer. A few features followed and then he became a semi-regular on My Three Sons (1960), doing 10 episodes. In between, Butch was busy with Adam 12's, the pilot episode of Marcus Welby M.D. Ironside, more westerns and movies too. In the summer of 1969, Butch left the country to film in Brazil for three months. A feature based on an award-winning novel, The Sandpit Generals (1971). Then, in 1971, Sid Krofft took Butch to lunch and convinced him to star in their new show for Sid and Marty's World Lidsville. He worked with Charles Nelson Reilly and Billie Hayes of Puf n Stuff fame. What a trip that summer turned out to be. Afterwards, Metromedia Records signed Butch to a contract and American Bandstand and the Dating Game were the new high-profile shows Butch was seen on. Not to mention the teen heartthrob tears from 1971 to 1973. After Butch turned 19, he decided this career really wasn't he yearned for and left Hollywood to drive fast cars and catch up on his surfing. In 1983, with MTV on the air, Butch formed a band, "Eddie and the Monsters", on Rocshire records and aired a video on the upstart cable powerhouse. They were actually the first unsigned act ever to be seen. This led to the show the basement tapes that led to the discovery of many new unsigned bands with videos. So there you have his older accomplishments. Today, Butch receives scripts and works the indie movie circuit, giving back to the industry that served him well. He's a cancer survivor and works with people with addiction issues, as well. He had his own issues with his life and, after 40 years of alcohol and drug abuse, he's been clean and sober nearly 3 1/2 years.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jamie Vogel

Jon Schnepp 2016

At the Autograph Zone

Friday, June 10th: 10 AM to 12 PM and 2:30 PM to 6 PM

Saturday, June 11th: 10 AM to 12 PM and 2:30 to 6 PM

TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SEE THIS GUEST

 

Q&A Session at the Metro Tent:

Friday, June 10th at 12:30 PM (Free Admission)

 

At the Baymont Theater:

Friday, June 10th at 6:30 PM (Free Admission)

 

Jon Schnepp is an American Director, Writer, Producer, and Host. Jon has created programming for Cartoon Network , FX, MTV, Nickelodeon, , SpikeTV, Machinima, Comedy Central, Collider, and Showtime.

 

Schnepp graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA, winning 3rd place ranking of all BFA/MFA’s in awarded fellowships. He was also the Student Union President. Schnepp started his career as Art Director /Animation Director / Editor for MTV's live action interactive movie "Club Dead", and then immediately moved into editing many episodes of “Space Ghost: Coast to Coast” back before Adult Swim was Adult Swim. He then went on to direct the Pilot and multiple segments for “The Upright Citizens Brigade” in New York for Comedy Central.

 

Jon then moved to Hollywood, California, to pursue further adventures in media. After working on many different projects in CA., Jon designed and created the five band characters of Dethklok, and then the series was sold to Adult Swim a few months afterwards. Schnepp went on to direct 34 episodes and co-produce on all four seasons of the megahit Adult Swim animated series called “Metalocalypse”. Jon directed most of the animated music videos for the Dethklok live concert tours. Schnepp also co-plotted and did covers for the new Dark Horse Comic Book Series based on "Metalocalypse".

 

Jon has also co-directed season 4.1 of “The Venture Bros.”, directed the “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” 3D Origin, co-directed two episodes of Marvel’s “The Black Panther”, and wrote the three episodes produced for the “Underworld” animated series. He is one of the 26 Directors from all across the globe picked for the feature film anthology called “The ABCs of Death”. His segment “W is for WTF” is a high octane blend of Horror and Comedy, mixed into a multi-media meltdown.

 

Schnepp produced and ran a very successful Kickstarter Campaign, raising over $188,000 (107% of the goal) to make the animated pilot episode for Zenescope’s “Grimm Fairy Tales”, of which he executive produced, wrote and directed. This animated short boasts incredible animation done in the style of great animated movies like "Heavy Metal" and "Fire & Ice"!!! Then Schnepp began 2013 faster than a speeding bullet, by successfully funding his first solo feature film documentary effort on Kickstarter, "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?". The internet press exploded, as the story coverage on this went from Hollywood to Russia, with every major geek/nerd website covering it. He and producing partner Holly Payne have toured the globe with the film in 2015, as it was received with success by both critics and fans!! They recently made a licensing deal with Showtime Networks to screen it on their platform.

 

Jon has expanded his career by hosting several popular talk shows currently on youtube called "collider MovieTalk" and Collider Heroes", with a new show on the brand new ComicConHQ svod channel. He and Holly are also working on a brand new documentary series for ComicConHQ as well.

Holly Payne 2016

At the Autograph Zone

Friday, June 10th: 10 AM to 12 PM and 2:30 PM to 6 PM

Saturday, June 11th: 10 AM to 12 PM and 2:30 to 6 PM

TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SEE THIS GUEST

 

Q&A Session at the Metro Tent:

Friday, June 10th at 12:30 PM (Free Admission)

 

At the Baymont Theater:

Friday, June 10th at 6:30 PM (Free Admission)

 

Holly Payne is a writer, producer, activist and improvisor from San Francisco, California. Holly got her start in entertainment at the age of 15 when she began doing improvisational theatre in SF in the late 1980's. Bitten by the performing bug, she went on to pursue stand up comedy at the age of 17, and has toured the U.S., the United Kingdom and Ireland. Her very first paid onscreen acting job was as the iconic metallic lips of MTV's Liquid Television in the early 1990's. While working in front of the camera, Holly realized her passion was behind the camera, and moved to Boston to major in Film & Television production at Emerson College. With a film & tv education under her belt, she returned to SF and found employment as a video technician and Assistant Editor. Not satisfied with the limited entertainment industry job opportunities in San Francisco, she dropped everything and headed for Hollywood. Since moving to LA, Holly has worked on 'Space Ghost Coast to Coast', 'Nerd Hunter 3004' with Bob Odenkirk, 'The ABC's of Death' and most recently co-produced the highly acclaimed documentary, "The Death of "Superman Lives", What Happened?' with producing partner, Jon Schnepp. Payne and Schnepp are now in development on a brand new series for Comic Con HQ which will be officially announced in May. In addition to her film work, for 4 years Holly has brought A-list talent to Stan Lee's Comikaze, and was responsible for organizing the first Mad TV reunion in 20 years. She's also the creator of the longest running career girl geek panel at Comikaze, known as The Professionals. Later this year she'll be taking The Professionals on tour internationally. Holly Payne lives in Hollywood, California.

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