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Alyshia Ochse

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Johnathon Schaech on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Johnathon Schaech

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Johnathon Schaech exploded onto the scene as one of Hollywood’s most handsome leading men in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT and Tom Hanks’ directorial debut THAT THING YOU DO! Over the last twenty-five years, he’s starred in more than 160 Hollywood productions, working opposite some of the most acclaimed and awarded actors, producers, writers, and directors, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kenneth Branagh, Ed Harris, Idris Elba, Antonio Banderas, Tom Fontana, Gary Goetzman, Greg Araki, Cary Brokaw, Roy Lee, Jessica Lange, and Bill Paxton. Schaech captivated television audiences as an eccentric movie-star in Showtime’s hit series RAY DONOVAN and has portrayed comic-book legend ‘Jonah Hex’ on the first four seasons of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Other credits include Renny Harlin’s 5 DAYS OF WAR, Todd Robinson’s PHANTOM, Roland Joffe’s TEXAS RISING, and Steven C. Miller’s MARAUDERS.

Johnathon Schaech reprises his lead role in the upcoming BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, based on the successful 2020 film, BLUE RIDGE. BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES makes its exclusive worldwide premiere on April 7, 2024, at 8PM ET on Cowboy Way channel (https://cowboywaychannel.com/). Along with BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, Johnathon recently finished filming SUITABLE FLESH alongside Heather Graham, and currently stars as a lead in Sean Patrick Flannery’s well-reviewed film FRANK AND PENELOPE.

On the production side, Schaech is producing the bio-heist doc CAUGHT STEALING alongside Mark Wahlberg. He’s written screenplays/teleplays for Showtime, NBC, Sony, Happy Madison, Akiva Goldsman, Stephen King, and MGM.


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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

16 Rob Kirkland (Featured)

Rob Kirkland

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Rob Kirkland is an American actor, writer, and filmmaker. He is best known for his work as Sheriff Bill Ramsey on the Kevin Costner lead series “Yellowstone”, Cpt. Walter on the Jeremy Renner lead series “Mayor Of Kingstown”, and his fan-favorite appearance as Aisha Tyler’s (Dr. Tara Lewis) fiancé Doug Fuller in the CBS drama “Criminal Minds”.

Kirkland has also won writing and producing awards, and finalist placements in the 2023 UK Outstanding Screenplays, 2022 Screencraft, 2022 Montreal Intl, and 2022 Los Angeles Intl Screenplay competitions.

He can be seen next in the upcoming feature film “Impulse”, starring opposite Nick Cassavetes, premiering April 2024. Kirkland will be making his feature film directorial debut, shooting late summer 2024.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Carly Pope on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Carly Pope

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Carly graduated from high school in Vancouver in 1998. She made her American screen debut in I’ve Been Waiting for You. Her most noticeable roles to date are “Molly White” in Trapped in a Purple Haze, and “Sam McPherson” in TV’s Popular. She auditioned for roles on Roswell before she landed the role of “Sam McPherson”. Carly had a series regular role in the HBO MAX spinoff series PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN. She previously did on the Amblin feature EASTER SUNDAY for director Jay Chandrasekhar and producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich. She previously worked with Neill Bloomkamp as the female lead of his AGC feature DEMONIC..

She shot the lead of the independent film, THE MENTAL STATE opposite Bryan Greenberg, which won awards at the Newport and Catalina Film Festivals, and recurred on the Paramount TV show, FIRST WIVES CLUB.

She previously worked on the feature film THE LOST HUSBAND opposite Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb. Previously, she was the lead in the Lifetime feature film DO UNTO OTHERS, and had recurring roles in SUITS and ARROW. She is great in the short project RAKKA which Neil Bloomkamp directed opposite Sigourney Weaver, as well as the indie THE LAST LONELY PLACE opposite Rhys Coiro and Xander Berkley. She has a great recurring role in THE GOOD DOCTOR.


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EPISODE CREDITS:
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  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Briana Venskus

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Briana Venskus-Vazquez is a Latinx, Biracial, Bisexual, and Bicoastal Actress. Briana has proven to be one of the more versatile performers working today, appearing on more than 90 episodes of TV since 2013, spanning 20 shows, including 5 Seasons of MARVELS AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and 4 Seasons of THE WALKING DEAD. She has recurred on SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS opposite Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran, GRACE AND FRANKIE opposite Jane Fonda, as well as THIS IS US, SUPERGIRL, GOOD TROUBLE, OUTCAST, HINDSIGHT, NASHVILLE, and NAOMI. She also recently appeared in Bryan Fuller’s limited docuseries QUEER FOR FEAR. On the comedic side, Briana steals the scene in the 20TH CENTURY FOX feature film LETS BE COPS as Precious, opposite Damon Waynes Jr. and Jake Johnson, and THEN CAME YOU, along side Ken Jeong, Maisie Williams, and Asa Butterfield.

Briana is about to begin filming on the feature CTRL ALT DEL. She just wrapped on the indie feature, THIRSTY, opposite Kyra Sedgwick, Jaime Nuemann, Sung Kang, Thora Birch, Tyler Lepley, and Brandee Evans. Later this year she stars in the new TV show UNCONVENTIONAL from Emmy nominated Writer/Director, Kit Williamson.

In 2020, Briana became one of the first ‘viral’ creators of the pandemic. Her most recent creation, ACTRESS WITH A PODCAST, has landed at Comedy veteran Ken Kwapis’s production company, IN CAHOOTS. Briana started 22 TO 2 PRODUCTIONS as a vehicle for her own projects.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Isha Blaaker on That One Audition Podacst with Alyshia Ochse

Isha Blaaker

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Born in South America in Paramaribo, Suriname, and raised by a single mother in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Isha proudly speaks Dutch, English, German, and Surinamese Creole. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration (IBA) and his master’s degree in consultancy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and has practiced full-contact karate competitively until he was 23 years old, having earned the title of National Champion a few times before going semi-pro as a kickboxer.  It wasn’t long after he obtained his master’s degree that he was scouted by an American modeling agency to come work in New York City, and throughout the past few years Isha has starred in major international luxury brand campaigns.

Isha made his big screen debut opposite Aunjanue Ellis, Niecy Nash, Jon Bernthal, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Finn Wittrock, and more in Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s highly anticipated film feature “Origin.” On the television front, Isha most recently starred in debut roles for season two of “Run The World” on STARZ and opposite Colman Dolmingo in the eighth and final season of AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead.” Isha is also well-known for his role in the 12th film in Tyler Perry’s iconic Madea franchise, “A Madea Homecoming.” He has also made a handful of recurring appearances in television, appearing on the Emmy-nominated HBO Max series, “The Flight Attendant,” opposite Kaley Cuoco, as well as Violet Hour Media’s horror-thriller series, “Red Riding Hoods,” and a SBS6 action series, “DNA” in the Netherlands.


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EPISODE CREDITS:
  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Jessica Pohly on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jessica Pohly

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From comedy to drama, Jessica is solidifying a name for herself in the entertainment industry through her authentic, original brand of comedy and ability to transition seamlessly to dramatic characters on screen and is a proud member of the LGBTQ community. Pohly was born and raised in New York City. She began her career touring with the American Shakespeare Center and was also a member of the Atlantic Theater Company. She originated roles in several plays written by Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Rapp.

After writing, producing, and starring in Alternate Sides, a 2012 short film about the trials and tribulations of parking in New York City, Pohly ventured into television with cameos in multiple sitcoms in 2013 and 2014, including “Welcome to the Family,” “Super Fun Night,” and “Modern Family.”

This year Jessica can be seen starring opposite Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, Richa Moorjani, and Jennifer Jason Leigh in season 5 of FX’s critically acclaimed drama series “Fargo.” She got her first big break on screen starring as bank robber Pepper opposite Paul Reubens in “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” which debuted on Netflix in 2016. Additional recent credits for Jessica include recurring roles on “Grand Crew” for NBC, Netflix’s “Huge in France,” ‘SMILF” for Showtime and “Goliath” for Amazon. Jessica is currently a member of the Main Company at The Groundlings, the foremost comedy training ground in Los Angeles that has been a springboard for countless careers.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Behzad Dabu on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Behzad Dabu

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Behzad Dabu is an actor, writer, and producer. He grew up in Syracuse, NY and got his BFA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago. With a passion for working with playwrights and new play development, he originated the role of ‘Amit’ in “Samsara” at Victory Gardens Theatre, for which he was nominated for a Jeff Award – Best Actor. He also originated the role of ‘Abe’ in the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony-nominated play, “Disgraced” which he performed at American Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, Seattle Repertory, and the Mark Taper Forum at Center Theatre Group.

On screen, you can see him as ‘Simon Drake’ on How To Get Away With Murder on ABC,  as ‘Amir’ on the Showtime series The Chi, on Disney’s The Lion Guard, and many more. Behzad is the Director of Acting for the HillmanGrad Mentorship Lab, an instructor at The Last Acting Studio, and an adjunct professor in the theatre department at Columbia College Chicago where he leads their Semester in LA program.

Behzad strives to be a strong advocate for social justice and equality, particularly in regards to representation in the arts and media; and is a founding member of The Chicago Inclusion Project, which seeks to level the playing field and provide resources in the arts for people of color, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities.


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EPISODE CREDITS:
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  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Vanessa Kai

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Vanessa Kai is best known for her work on the CW’s hit series “Kung Fu.” She is a native New Yorker and a first generation Chinese American. She began her professional training as a drama student at Fiorello LaGuardia High School Of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

With numerous theater credits, she was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as “Ruby” in the sold-out, extended world premiere of “KPOP,” an Off-Broadway, immersive musical event produced by Ars Nova.

Before “Kung Fu”, Vanessa appeared in a number of other television series and films, including “New Amsterdam”, “Orange Is the New Black”, “The Mysteries of Laura”, “The Blacklist”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and “Madam Secretary.” Off-screen, Vanessa is an advocate for Asian representation in the entertainment industry and has spoken out about the need for more diverse storytelling.


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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Alyshia Ochse

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In this special solo episode kicking off 2024, Alyshia expresses excitement about bringing new episodes this year and announces that the podcast is now available on YouTube for a visual experience. Reflecting on the past year, Alyshia shares insights on goal-setting, encourages actors to know their type, and suggests actionable steps to take control of their careers. Let’s jump start the year with measurable intentions!


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EPISODE CREDITS:
  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Sarah Carter on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Sarah Carter

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Sarah Carter is a writer, director, actor, filmmaker, and CEO of Cheshire Moon Productions. Her success as an actor inspired a quiet pursuit of the director’s chair beginning with Judd Apatow and Seth Rogan inviting her into the writer’s room to develop her character on their comedy series ‘Undeclared’. Since then, she has shadowed and worked with several top directors, including Spike Lee, Martin Donovan, and Miguel Sapochnik most notably over the course of her 5-year run on Steven Spielberg’s “Falling Skies”. Her debut feature, “In Her Name”, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in June 2022, winning an Audience Award. Along with “A Pity”, a film she starred in and produced with her husband, writer/director/editor Kevin Barth, “In Her Name” continues to collect accolades and recognition from international audiences.

Her mission is to exemplify the simple truths that offer hope and freedom amidst the insanity that is our human condition. With equal reverence for innocence and shadow, her work is infused with compassion, forgiveness, and wisdom and is an example of what can come through within the madness of life when the feminine is empowered to lead.


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EPISODE CREDITS:
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  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

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