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John Hoogenakker

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Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, John became an actor at an early age. He went on to attend The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago where found his calling on stage, appearing in many of the city’s illustrious houses including The Goodman, Writers’ Theatre, Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the renowned Steppenwolf Garage.
This year John can be seen starring opposite Michael Shannon and Giovanni Ribisi in “Waco: The Aftermath” for Showtime. John stars as Clive Doyle in the series, one of the only members of David Koresh’s Branch Davidian sect to be completely exonerated. “Waco: The Aftermath” will debut on Showtime April 16, 2023. John was most recently seen starring in Hulu’s critically acclaimed, Peabody Award winning limited series “Dopesick.” He was a standout appearing opposite Peter Sarsgaard as Randy Ramseyer, an assistant US Attorney prosecuting the infamous and ongoing Purdue Pharma case. While John holds an illustrious resume in film and TV, he has also appeared in millions of homes across the country on the commercial front.


  • Dopesick
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
  • Waco: The Aftermath
  • Castle Rock
  • Colony
  • The Girlfriend Experience
  • Empire
  • Chicago Fire
  • Boss
  • Public Enemies

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Chukwudi Iwuji

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Chukwudi is a brilliant, British/Nigerian classically-trained actor who’s versatility has already started paving the way for a bright career ahead. Chukwudi is making his Marvel debut as the big bad villain ‘High Evolutionary’ in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3, the next installment in the blockbuster franchise, premiering May 5, 2023. GOTG3 is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and Chukwudi’s character is already being deemed as one “who will steal the show in 2023.”

Last year, Chukwudi made his DC debut in the hilariously chaotic DC Comics and HBOMax series PEACEMAKER from the mind of James Gunn. The series was quickly “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes. Chukwudi’s portrayal of ‘Clemson Murn’ had him buzzing as one of the biggest breakout stars of 2022.

An accomplished theater veteran, Chukwudi previously starred in OTHELLO for The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park as well as in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, KING LEAR, and HAMLET. Chuk’s performance in THE LOW ROAD, directed by Michael Greif, earned him an Obie Award, as well as 2018 Lucille Lortel and Drama League nominations. An Associate Artist of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company for his numerous Shakespearean performances, he has also received two Olivier awards for his titular role as HENRY VI in the RSC’s 2009 productions of parts I, II, and III.

Other credits include the BBC drama THE SPLIT, Michael Morrissey’s THE GIRL WHO GOT AWAY, and the Amazon limited series THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD for director Barry Jenkins.


  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • The Split
  • Peacemaker
  • The Underground Railroad
  • Designated Survivor
  • When They See Us
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Barry
  • Quantico
  • Madam Secretary


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Josh Close

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Multi-hyphenate JOSH CLOSE balances his career between acting as well as writing and directing. Josh last wrapped a lead role on PLAN B, a limited series opposite Patrick J. Adams and Francois Arnaud. He can next be seen in the independent feature MONICA opposite Patricia Clarkson and Emily Browning, which had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival to rave reviews. He also plays DiCaprio’s youngest brother in the upcoming Scorsese feature KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON. He was recently seen in the MGM TV miniseries THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR for director Jean-Jacques Annaud. Prior to that he had a major recurring role on the CBS series PERSON OF INTEREST. Other past credits include the feature, SOLACE, opposite Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, as well as KILL THE MESSENGER with Jeremy Renner. Previously, Josh garnered attention from his recurring role on FX’s FARGO playing “Chazz Nygard”, the calculating and arrogant younger brother to Martin Freeman.

Behind the camera, Josh has directed multiple festival touring shorts and a documentary starring Jeremy Renner. He has three scripts in development including STOPWATCH, which chronicles the famous Canadian bank robbers. Josh won the best narrative film at the Tribeca Film Festival for his feature IN THEIR SKIN with Selma Blair and James D’Arcy. Josh was also nominated for a Leo award for his work on ANTHEM OF A TEENAGE PROPHET and looks to direct his first feature in mid-2023.




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