John Ashton is a distinguished American actor. He’s perhaps best known for his roles in Beverly Hills Cop and Midnight Run. In addition to these roles, John has appeared in a variety of other movies and TV shows, including Dallas, Columbo, Police Squad, Some Kind of Wonderful, Little Big League, and Gone Baby Gone.
Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and the author of three best-selling books. Her memoir “All Things At Once” became a “New York Times” best seller in January 2010. Her second book “Knowing Your Value,” which examines the role of women in the workplace, reached #1 on the “New York Times” best sellers list for business books in spring 2011. Her most recent book “Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction and My Own” debuted on the best-sellers list in spring 2013. Brzezinski also writes “Getting What You Want” for Cosmopolitan, a monthly column about career confidence and empowerment.
Prior to joining MSNBC in January 2007, Brzezinski was an anchor of the “CBS Evening News Weekend Edition” and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to “CBS Sunday Morning” and “60 Minutes.” She reported live from Lower Manhattan for CBS News during the September 11, 2001 attacks.
A native of New York City, Brzezinski is the daughter of Foreign Policy Expert and Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and a Williams College alum. Brzezinski lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.
Sean Carrigan is an American actor, producer, stand-up comedian and former professional boxer. He is known for his roles in John Carter, The Single Moms Club and for playing the role of Dr. Ben “Stitch” Rayburn on the CBS television soap opera The Young and the Restless. He is also a co-founder of the production company Woodhead Entertainment.
Burton Gilliam has appeared in a wide variety of films and TV shows, including Paper Moon, Blazing Saddles, Back to the Future Part III, Honeymoon in Vegas, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Farewell, My Lovely, Fletch, Gator, Telefon, The Terror Within, Alice, Charlie’s Angels, The A-Team, The Dukes of Hazard, The Fall Guy, and Evening Shade.
Frank Howard, nicknamed “Hondo”, “The Washington Monument” and “The Capital Punisher”, is a former All-Star outfielder, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. Mr. Howard played most of his career for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Senators/Texas Rangers. He was named the National Leagues Rookie of the Year in 1960 and held many outstanding records. Mr. Howard has coached for or worked with the Milwaukee Brewers, the San Diego Padres, the NY Mets, the Seattle Mariners, the New York Yankees, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Brian Kurlander is an award-winning actor and playwright based in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia. Brian’s work in theatre includes over 100 productions and extends from New York City to Los Angeles, and with Tony Award winning regional theatres across the county. Brian starred in the thriller Black Balsam as well as The Ritual Killer opposite Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser (Yellowstone), and Vernon Davis (A Day to Die). He can also be seen in the award winning limited series Dopesick and the dystopian scifi Hard Matter starring Harvey Keitel, Frank Grillo, Tyrese Gibson & Brett Cullen. Brian appeared in The Good Lie with Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon, Hot Summer Nights with Academy Award Nominee Timothee Chalemet, and played Tupak Shakur’s high school teacher in the bio pic, All Eyez Me. Brian has guest starred on hit shows like House of Cards and Cobra Kai, The Wonder Years, STAR, Queen Sugar, The Inspectors, and on several Tyler Perry shows. Brian co-authored the play MOXIE; recipient of the Gene-Gabriel Moore Award as well as the Broadway World (Atlanta) Award for Best Play. Brian took a hiatus from acting in 2001 when he was appointed Executive Director of the Alabama Film Office (AFO). In that role he drafted and successfully lobbied the State’s first film incentive package.
Brian is a graduate of James Madison University where he distinguished himself as JMU’s first NCAA Division I All-American wrestler. He competed on Team USA in the Espire Greco-Roman World Championships. In 2018 Brian was inducted into JMU’s Sports Hall of Fame. He received an MFA from The University of Delaware, Professional Theatre Training Program. Brian and his wife Carrie have two exceptional (adult) children. You can follow Brian on Instagram @bkurlander or Twitter @kurlanderbrian.
Bill Mazeroski is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman. Nicknamed “Maz”, he spent his entire 17-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, from 1956–72. He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.
Mr. Mazeroski is regarded as one of the greatest defensive second basemen of all time. He was an All-Star for seven seasons and a Gold Glove Award winner for eight seasons. He was a key member of the Pirates’ World Series-winning teams in 1960 and 1971, and is perhaps best known for his walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in game 7 of the 1960 World Series – the only game 7 walk-off homer in World Series history.
Ms. Moore is a well known film and TV actress who has starred in a range of productions, including ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘The Hours,’ ‘Game Change’ and ‘Still Alice,’ for which she won an Oscar in 2015.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Ewan has been a professional golfer for 15 years, traveling to six continents. In his varied career, Ewan has hosted TV shows and provided commentary for networks including Travel Channel, Golf Channel and Fox Sports. Ewan is also an author, with two successful books, including “Tour Confidential – Triumph and Torment: A Golfer’s Life on the Global Stage.”
One of Ewan’s passions is craft beer. He spent 2013 and early 2014 traversing the globe learning all about the world of beer. His experiences in visiting 24 countries and 22 US states led to a successful eBook titled “Get Hopped: My Global Search For The Holy Ale” as well as a Travel Channel series, “Microbrew Madness” in 2014.
Patrick John Warburton s an American actor and voice actor. In television, he is known for playing David Puddy on Seinfeld, the title role on The Tick, Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, Agent T in “Men in Black II”, Jeb Denton on Less than Perfect, and Jeff Bingham on Rules of Engagement. His voice roles include Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove and its sequels, paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson on Family Guy, Lok in the Tak and the Power of Juju video game series and in the television series of the same name, and bodyguard Brock Samson on The Venture Bros.