Celebrating 44 Years of All Things Super!
Metropolis Superman Celebration Welcomes our 2021 Guests!
Katherine Elizabeth Callan is an American author and actress known for playing Clark Kent’s mother Martha in the ABC television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. (1993)
Born in Dallas, Texas, she first appeared on television in an episode of Route 66 in 1962 that happened to be shooting in Dallas. After an eight-year hiatus, Callan returned to acting and made her feature film debut in the 1970 thriller, Joe.
Callan’s career includes film, television, and theatre and she has appeared in nearly 150 movies and television shows.
Callan played a key role in the Emmy Award-winning episode “Cousin Liz” of All in the Family and portrayed the mother of April Stevens Ewing in several episodes of the penultimate season of Dallas. She played Daisy LaRue in the TV show Meet the Browns and appeared as Mrs. Monroe, Gabe Duncan’s teacher, in Good Luck Charlie.
Callan appeared in the third-season finale of Desperate Housewives as Ilene Britt, the mother of Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), and has portrayed Lily’s maternal grandmother on several episodes of How I Met Your Mother. She played the part of Charlie (as an elderly woman) in Heroes for one episode and had guest-starring in roles on One Day at a Time, St. Elsewhere, Carnivàle, JAG, Coach and King of the Hill.
She appeared in the films A Touch of Class (1973), The Onion Field (1979), American Gigolo (1980), A Change of Seasons (1980) and Fast-Walking (1982), as well as the television adaptation of the Lanford Wilson play The Rimers of Eldritch.
Callan has also had roles on popular television series such as NCIS, Grays Anatomy, & Veep.
In the movie Knives Out, Callan took on the memorable character Greatnana Wanetta.
She has written several books, including The Script Is Finished, Now What Do I Do?, Directing your directing career, and How to Sell Yourself as an Actor. She received her acting training at HB Studio in New York City.
K Callan will be available to meet fans on Friday & Saturday and will participate in a Q & A under the Metro Tent.
Ilan Mitchell-Smith is an American academic and former actor best known as the co-star of the film Weird Science (1985) and Superboy (1989-1991).
Mitchell-Smith’s film career began in 1983 at age 14 when he played a younger version of the title character in Sidney Lumet’s Daniel. After a starring role in the 1984 film The Wild Life, he was cast as Wyatt Donnelly in the 1985 teen classic Weird Science by writer/director John Hughes. The film focuses on two nerdy teenage boys who create a woman of their own (played by Kelly LeBrock) as they are unable to find girlfriends. Mitchell-Smith starred in several other films and TV series, most notably The Chocolate War and Superboy as “Andy McAlister” Superboy’s friend. Recently Mitchell-Smith has done select voice over work (recording for two episodes — “Moon Warriors” and “Heads Will Roll” — of Fox ADHD’s “Axe Cop”).
Mitchell-Smith received his BA in Medieval Studies from UC Davis and his MA in Medieval Studies from Fordham University. He received a doctoral degree from Texas A&M University in 2005, and he is currently an associate professor in the English department at California State University, Long Beach. Mitchell-Smith publishes on chivalry in the later Middle Ages, and he also publishes on cinematic, television, and video game versions of medieval culture
Ilan Mitchell-Smith is a Special Guest Game Master for D&D or other role-playing games (He can Gamemaster any role-playing game out there),
Ilan Mitchell-Smith has been a roleplayer/Dungeon Master, Miniatures gamer, and Indie/Boardgamer for 35 years, he has a PhD in Geek, and he regularly organizes games for local conventions in SoCal.
Ilan Mitchell-Smith will be available to meet fans on Friday and Saturday and will participate in a Q & A under the Metro Tent.
Nicholle is probably best known for her role as “Maggie Sheffield” on The Nanny (1993) or “Ryce Newton” in Universals Beethoven (1992), as well as the sequel, Beethoven’s 2nd (1993).
Nicholle was the very first actress to voice the animated character Kara/Supergirl in the Superman: The Animated Series(1996), and continued voicing the character in The New Batman Adventures (1997), Justice League Unlimited (2004), & Justice Leaque: The Battle for Metropolis (2015).
Nicholle has been keeping busy doing both comedy and dramatic roles on some of Tv’s most popular shows. Most recently portraying Peter Scolari’s daughter, Miriam Loeb, on Fox’s “Gotham” (2014- ) and reoccurring as Brassy Blonde, Maureen, on ShowTimes “Masters of Sex”
Other recent comedy guest stars include the sexually frustrated mother of two, Debby, on the NBC comedy “About a Boy” (TV Series) And struggling plantation actress, Hazel-Fay on Starz, Survivor’s Remorse (TV Series)
Audiences became familiar with Nicholle’s dramatic talents when she starred in the title role of the CBS movie, _The Book of Ruth (2004) (TV)_ (Reoccurring). Co-starring with Emmy-winner Christine Lahti, Nicholle portrays an emotionally abused young woman desperately seeking independence from her over-bearing mother.
Nicholle was cast in the very first comedy series made for the Independent Film Channel (IFC) The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2006). Starring Laura Kightlinger (The Black Dahlia (2006), Will & Grace (1998)), Nicholle plays her very ambitious best friend and partner in crime, “Tara Winsel”, who will sell her soul to make it in Hollywood.
Nicholle Tom was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on March 23, 1978. She has a twin brother, David Tom, and a sister, Heather Tom.
Nicholle began classes with the Young Actors Space, when she was 10 and it was there that she discovered her passion for acting. Three years later, her dedication and hard work paid off when she was cast as Charles Grodin’s oldest daughter in Ivan Reitman’s Beethoven (1992), as well as the sequel, Beethoven’s 2nd (1993). Nicholle feels very privileged to be able to play such versatile characters in both comedy and drama.
Nicholle had a recurring role as “Sue Scanlon” on the hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). She also starred in several made-for-television movies such as CBS’s For My Daughter’s Honor (1996) (aka Indecent Seduction), portraying a high school girl seduced by her teacher.
In 1992, Nicholle was cast as “Maggie Sheffield” in the CBS sitcom The Nanny (1993). The show, starring Fran Drescher, was a huge hit and ran for six successful years.
Nicholle has also costarred with Neve Campbell and William H. Macy in the film Panic (2000), which received critical acclaim at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She also had a supporting role in Disney’s The Princess Diaries (2001) with Julie Andrews.
Nicholle is also very proud of her siblings’ success. Her twin brother, David Tom, and older sister, Heather Tom have both won Emmys for their performances on CBS’s The Young and the Restless (1973).
In the near future, Nicholle looks forward to working on more television, theater and film projects
Nicholle Tom will be available to meet fans Friday & Saturday and take part in a Q & A under the Metro Tent.