PETER HORTON (Donald Hayden) recently has starred in the features The End of Violence and 2 Days in the Valley, and in the telefilm "Into Thin Air: Death on Everest," as well as starring in, and producing, FOX's new series "Brimstone."
Horton is well known for his role as Gary Shepherd on the ground-breaking television series "thirtysomething." During his years on the series, he also directed numerous episodes. He later continued his directing career with several television pilots including "Birdland" and "The Class of `96," as well as directing the telefilm Extreme Close-Up and the feature film The Cure. He has also starred in the features The Babysitter's Club, Singles, The Men's Club, Where the River Runs Black, Children of the Corn, Split Image, Serial and Fade to Black. For television, he has also starred in and directed episodes of "Gun," as well as starring in, executive producing, and providing the story for "Murder Live!"
Horton was born in Bellevue, Washington, although his family traveled widely before settling in Marin County. He began the study of music theory while a student at University of California at Santa Barbara, and later earned his degree in music composition from Principia College in Illinois. When he auditioned to be the pianist for the Santa Barbara Repertory Company, Horton wound up being cast in a production of "Butterflies Are Free" that was staged in Los Angeles. During this time, he began to develop his interest in acting and decided to study the craft. He made his professional acting debut with roles on such television series as "The White Shadow" and "Eight is Enough."
Horton was interested in directing and made several short films with his video camera, casting his friends as actors in the films. This practice paid off with the opportunity to direct an ABC Afterschool Special. "One Too Many" starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer and Mare Winningham and was received with such enthusiasm that the network aired the telefilm during prime time. Horton then accepted his role on "thirtysomething" with the agreement that he would also continue his directing work.
LIZ STAUBER (Ally Hayden) most recently co-starred in the forthcoming features Can't Hardly Wait for Columbia Pictures, and in director Kevin Williamson's Killing Mrs. Tingle for Miramax.
On stage, Stauber has performed in the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival production of The Tempest and in the world premiere production of Daisy Foote's "God's Pictures" at the Indiana Repertory, where she also appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She has starred in the world premiere production of "Chicago Gypsies" at the Edyvean Repertory Theatre where she also received a Corbin Patrick Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as "Scout" in "To Kill A Mockingbird."
KARI COLEMAN (Elizabeth Sample) has starred in the independent feature Life Sold Separately, and has also appeared as Patti in Multiplicity, as well as in Sour Grapes.
She has starred extensively on television, and has had a series regular role as "Libby" on "A Whole New Ballgame." She guest-starred on "Seinfeld" in a recurring role as George's girlfriend "Allison," first appearing in the Emmy- nominated episode "The Outing." She has also had recurring roles on "Married... With Children," "The Boys are Back" and "In Living Color." She has guest starred on such series as "Roseanne" and "Tom" -- having appeared on both shows in the same season -- as well as on "Mad About You," "Grace Under Fire," "Men Behaving Badly," "Herman's Head," "Head Over Heels" and, most recently, on "Home Improvement" and "Getting Personal." She has also starred in the telefilm "Based On An Untrue Story," and has performed in a Channel Four (U.K.) special with magicians/comedians Penn & Teller.
Coleman has appeared on stage in Las Vegas performing a fire-eating act with Penn & Teller. She was one of the co-founders of the Los Angeles Company of Theatre Sports and has remained an active performer in the L.A. comedy scene with productions at The Laugh Factory, The Acme Theatre and many other venues. She has also performed with Theatre sports at venues throughout The United States as well as in Amsterdam, Holland. She is currently working on a political comedy CD with David Steinberg. Coleman earned her bachelor of arts in theatre and business management before moving to Los Angeles to continue her acting studies.
LAURIE MURDOCH (Barnum Brown) has starred in the telefilms "Netnapped" for USA Network, "Principal Takes a Holiday" for Disney/ABC, as well as in "Best Wishes Mason Chadwick" and the short films "Froggy" and "Puzzled," receiving a Best Actor Award for the latter at the 1992 POV Film Festival.
For television, he has made guest-starring appearances on such series as "The X-Files," "Millennium," "The Sentinel," "MacGyver," "The Outer Limits," "The Commish," and "Street Justice," and has starred in the pilot "Water Street Cafe," as well as in the new CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) series "Da Vinci's Inquest."
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Murdoch has performed on stage in Australia and throughout Canada in such productions as the national tour of "Tommy," in "Crazy For You" and Les Miserables at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre, and in over 1,200 performances of his one-man show, "Vaudeville While-U-Wait." He has also written and starred in several radio plays and presentations, and has done guest-starring voice performances for several animated television series.
TUCK MILLIGAN (Charles Knight) has starred on Broadway in "The Herbal Bed," in "Equus" with Anthony Perkins, in "The Crucifer of Blood" at the Helen Hayes Theatre and that play's national tour. He earned the Helen Hayes Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in "The Kentucky Cycle," the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and TIME magazine's Best Play of 1992, in which he also starred in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum.
He has also starred off-Broadway in "The Grey Zone," and in Los Angeles in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Real Thing," as well as in "The Baron in the Trees " for which Milligan received a Drama-Logue Award for Best Performance. His extensive regional theatre performances include the South Coast Repertory production of "Blue Window," which received a Drama-Logue Award for Best Ensemble and an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award. His feature credits also include Heaven's Prisoners, director Gary Sinise's Of Mice and Men, Fred Schepsi's The Russia House, as well as Letters from Moab and The Serpent of Death.
On television, he has co-starred in the telefilms "Apollo 11" for the Family Channel, "Crazy Horse" for TNT, as well as in "A Child Lost Forever," "The Last Go," "After the Shock" and PBS' "Wonderworks: Sweet 15." In addition to co-starring in the miniseries "North & South" and "Nutcracker," Milligan has guest-starred on "E.R.," "The Profiler," "The X-Files," "Chicago Hope," "Picket Fences" and "Paradise."