Gary Cole was born in Park Ridge, Illinois on September 20th
Gary began acting at in high school, starring as Snoopy in You’re A Good
Man, Charlie Brown, as well as other school projects. He studied theatre
State University, and then began a successful stage career in Chicago,
where he met fellow actor, and good friend, William Petersen (Grissom in
CSI) and co founded The Remains Theatre Ensemble, in 1985. He also
joined Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble.
Gary’s first movie appearance was in Hearts of Steel, a straight to TV
movie. In the early eighties Gary struggled to get himself known, taking
small roles in several TV movies such as Fatal Vision, A Matter of
Principle, and Echoes in the Darkness.
Gary’s big break came in the popular television series Midnight Caller,
where he played the lead character Jack ‘Nighthawk’ Killian. After that
Gary started getting the lead, and supporting parts, in many high
profile films like Those She Left Behind, In the Line of Fire, and The
Brady Bunch movies.
Gary has played a huge number of characters over the years but his
personal favourite is Sheriff Lucas Buck, from the Universal hit
television series American Gothic, created by ex Hardy Boy Shaun
Cassidy. Gary has gained a huge cult following playing Lucas Buck; many
believe it was his best role and hope someday he will get a chance to
play him again.
Gary married fellow actress Teddi Sidall on March 8th 1992.
The two have a daughter together.
Paige Turco was born in Springfield, Massachusetts
on May 17 1965.
As a child Paige studied to become a ballerina. She
performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The
Amherst Ballet Theatre Company, and the Western Massachusetts Ballet
Company, but her dreams were shattered when an ankle injury terminated
her career as a dancer at the age of 14. “Turco: I went through a
period where I couldn't even go to the ballet and watch because it was
so painful and I missed it. ...”
Paige was forced to re-evaluate her career decision
and focused on drama and musical comedies. Paige graduated from the
University Of Connecticut with a degree in drama.
Paige landed her first soap opera part in 1987 in
CBS’s Guiding Light, as a troubled teenager who is adopted by a wealthy
woman. The following year she transferred to ABC’s All My Children where
she played Melanie Cortlant. In 1989 Paige left soaps and tried her luck
on the big screen, she starred in many movies including Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles 2 and 3, The November Conspiracy, and Vibrations before
landing a lead role as Gail Emory in Shaun Cassidy’s controversial
television series American Gothic. American Gothic was cancelled after
only one season. Paige met and fell in love with John Mese on the show
and the couple got engaged shortly after the show ended. Turco and Mese
went on to work alongside each other in Dark Tides and Road To Park City
before the couple called of their engagement in 2001 and went their
Paige starred in many independent films including
Urbania, Astoria, Runaway Virus, and The Pompatus Of Love and had a few
guest appearances in television shows such as NYPD Blue, Party Of Five,
The Fugitive and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit before landing a lead
role in Wolfgang Petersen and Shaun Cassidy’s television show The
Agency. Paige played Terri Lowell, a graphical technician for the OTS
department and sometimes field agent. The Agency lasted two seasons
before being cancelled by CBS executives earlier this year.
Paige recently finished filming a new series, The High Bar.
Paige currently resides in New York
Paige’s speciality is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Cookies, "I could never eat an oatmeal-raisin cookie... there's no
chocolate in it,"
When Paige was asked what the secret to a mans
heart on Valentines Day was for a TV Guide interview, she got the recipe
for Red Velvet Cake from Lucas Blacks (Caleb Temple, American Gothic)
Paige was engaged to her American Gothic co-star
John Mese, but broke off the engagement in 2001..
Paige quit 1988's "Bright Lights, Big City"
mid-film because the replacement director wanted her to do nude scenes.
"My mother said I have to be true to myself," says Turco, 36. Meanwhile,
"my grandmother said, 'Honey, do it now, while you can.' "
Paige went nude in the film Dark Tides
When Paige visited CIA grounds Langley, Va she and
the rest of the cast had to have a two week background check.
Paige married her 'The Agency' co star Jason O'Mara
on 19th September 2003, the wedding was held in Old Saybrook, Conn.
during Hurricane Isabelle's visit.
On Paige's and Jason O'Mara's first scene together
in The Agency O'Mara threw a theatrical punch but Paige forgot to dug.
It broke the skin around her eye and she was sent to the hospital.
Nat King Cole's Orange Coloured Sky was the first dance song played at
Jake Weber was born on March 12th 1963, in London, England; he traveled constantly as
a child, as his father was in the army. Jake trained to be an actor in New York
and has since had notable co-starring
roles in such successful movies as The Pelican Brief, Amistad, Dangerous
Beauty, Pushing Tin, Meet Joe Black ,U-571, and most recently Dawn Of The Dead.
Jake is now a series regular on the hit show Medium, starring Patricia Arquette.
Jake attended the Summerhill School in England when he was younger.
His star sign is Pisces.
Jake was offered roles in Glory (1989) and Reversal of Fortune (1990), but
turned them down because he didn't want to interrupt his studies at Julliard.
Jake studies at Russias Moscow Art Theatre.
He was replaced in American Gothic because CBS didn't think he was a strong
enough adversary to Lucas Buck.
Attended Middlebury College, Middlebury, (BA in English Literature and
Political Science); The Juilliard School, New York City, NY (1990)
"Medium" .... Joe Dubois / ... (45 episodes,
Brenda Bakke was born on May 15th, 1963 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and
has had several roles in movies such as TwoGether, Hot Shots
Part Duex, Gun Men, Demon King, and Stephen King's Trucks. Brenda has
recently completed a role in the film Hot Rush.
Nick Searcy was born in Cullowhee, North Carolina on 7th March 1959. Nick
alongside famously accomplished actors such as Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones
in The Fugitive, Liam Neeson and Jodie Foster in Nell,
and Kathy Batesin Fried Green Tomatoes, as well as
well as working with Gary Cole on movies like When Love Kills, From The
Earth To The Moon, One Hour Photo, and American Gothic. Nick wrote, produced,
directed, and starred in his first feature- length film, Paradise Falls, in
Nick Searcy is currently living with wife Leslie Riley and their 2 children.
Favourite Color - Black
Favourite Book - Look Homeward Angel a (Thomas Wolfe)
Favourite Music - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Favourite TV show - WWE Raw
Favourite Film/ Actors - Wise Blood (1974a)/ Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman
Most Inspirational Person - "My wife, daughter, and son"
Favourite Character played - Adrein Trumbull, Neighborhood Watch (not yet
Favourite person Nicks acted with - Gene Hackman
Favourite Food - Sauteed Spinach
*Thanks to Craig Edwards (AG PA) for emailing Nick these questions and thanks to
Nick for being generous enough to answer them.
Lucas Black was born on November 29th 1982 in Speake, Alabama. Without any
acting experience whatsoever, he made his first acting debut alongside
Kevin Costner in The War at age 11, and went on to co-star with Billy Bob
Thornton in Sling blade. He's also had the lead role in Crazy in Alabama, and
Flashback. Lucas recently took a break from acting after starring in All
The Pretty Horses with Matt Damon, to finish High School and pursue a
career as a bass fisherman. However, he is currently working in a film with Jude
Law called Cold Mountain.
John Mese was born on 4th November 1963 in Baton Rouge, LA. John has had
notable roles in television shows and movies such as Prince Street,
Profiler, Matlock, The X Files, Sex In The City, Reasonable Doubts, Under
Investigation, Night Of The Scarecrow, Dark Tides (alongside then-fiancée
Paige Turco), and most recently, Red Dirt. John and Paige called off their
engagement in 2001, and since then John has taken a break from acting.
John Mese is now married to Dawn Kelsey, who he co writes children's books with
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