New Cast Members!

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As the time of our principal photography nears, we have some casting announcements to pass along…

We are pleased to announce two new additions to the cast!

Chasty Ballesteros joins Renegades as Ronara, a troubled young Betazoid.

Chasty Ballesteros

Chasty’s IMDB Page

Chasty Ballesteros attended the intensive Vancouver Acting School inVancouver, BC Canada. Upon graduating, she began working on major network shows such as Smallville, Supernatural, Sanctuary, and Psych, to name a few. Chasty impressively earned her first Constellation Award nomination for Best Female Performance in Science Fiction Episodic.

After quickly gaining success in Vancouver, Chasty made the passionate decision to move to Los Angeles. Upon arriving, she immediately caught the eye of Emmy-award winning Screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, and who cast her to recur in HBO’s The Newsroom. She successfully continued to work on other major network shows, such as Two and a Half Men, Californication, Criminal Minds, CSI, Sons of Anarchy, and the list goes on.

She can also be seen on various US National Commercials. Chasty has also made her mark in the Indie world where she earned her second Best Actress nomination for her work in The American Lie. In addition, she has worked on big blockbuster movies such as Vince Vaughn’s The Internship, Final Destination 5, Think Like a Man Too, and Seth Rogan’s new movie The Townies set to release in 2014. With an incredible track record after only being in Los Angeles for one year, Chasty’s thriving career has definitely made her one of Hollywood’s promising stars!

In addition, we welcome Kevin Fry in the role of Jaro Ruk, a somewhat unbalanced former Bajoran freedom fighter.

Kevin Fry

Kevin’s IMDB Page

Kevin Fry-Bowers is the son of a farm girl from New Castle, Indiana. He grew up in the 80s in San Dimas, California. Yes, that’s right. Kevin went to San Dimas high school with Bill and Ted. Yes,it was an excellent adventure. In the 1990s, Kevin moved to Palm Desert in pursuit of his dream to be a professional golfer. Reality soon set in, so he enrolled at the College of the Desert, focusing on computer science and business management. One afternoon, on a whim and a dare, he auditioned for a play. Earning that one-line role as the British Bobbie in the Elephant Man changed the course of his life forever.

He moved to L.A. and started studying acting with Stuart Rogers and began auditioning for film and television roles. In the twenty years since, the journeyman actor has played everything from werewolves and bad cops to serial killers and republicans.

Kevin owes everything to his mother and friends who have guided him and supported his journey through the years. He prides himself as being a late bloomer. His greatest achievement is being a father.

In other casting news,
- Ethan Phillips has dropped out of the project due to scheduling conflicts. Monica Keena has also opted out of the pilot.
- Edward Furlong will now play the role of Fixer.
- Manu Intiraymi will now play the role of Boras, the son of our bad guy, Borrada (J.G. Hertzler).
- Vic Mignona will now be playing Garis, a vicious Cardassian prisoner.
- And finally, Bruce Young will be stepping into the role of Malbon, Borrada’s right hand man.

Stay tuned for more news as we get closer to our production date! The Renegades Team

Casting Updates

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December 20, 2012

Mythbusters’ Grant Imahara joins the Renegades cast!

Grant Imahara

Grant Imahara will take a break from inventing cool robotics and blowing up stuff to join the cast of Renegades! Grant is one of the hosts of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters. Before that, he spent nine years as an animatronics engineer and model maker for George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic. Grant worked on many blockbusters including The Matrix sequels, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, and Star Wars: Episodes 1-3 (although he is NOT responsible for Jar Jar). He put the lights in R2-D2′s dome and gave the Energizer Bunny his beat. He also created the often rude and irreverent robot skeleton sidekick for late night talk show host Craig Ferguson.
Grant will play an aide to Admiral Chekov.

 

 

 

November 22, 2012

Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, American History X) joins the cast!

Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong began his film career as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a role that earned him an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Role and a Saturn Award for best young actor. He was discovered for the part by casting director Mali Finn while visiting the Pasadena Boys and Girls Club. He followed this role with a string of moderately successful high-profile films and indies, sharing the screen with Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson in Before and After; Tim Roth, Maximilian Schell, and Vanessa Redgrave in Little Odessa; and Anthony Edwards in Pet Sematary Two. In 1998, he starred as Daniel Vinyard in American History X alongside Edward Norton and DS9′s captain Avery Brooks. He appeared in his first comedy role in Pecker, directed by John Waters. In 2005, Furlong played the lead in the fourth film in The Crow series, The Crow: Wicked Prayer, alongside David Boreanaz and Tara Reid. The film was planned for a theatrical release, but eventually went straight to DVD. He also had a role in the 2011 Seth Rogen film, The Green Hornet.

 

 

November 21, 2012

Monica Keena (Dawson’s Creek, Freddy vs. Jason) is the newest addition to our cast!

Monica Keena

Monica will be portraying Ronara, an alluring but troubled young Betazoid.

Monica Keena was born in New Jersey. Growing up, Monica shone in all things arts – dance, singing, acting, and drawing. At 13, she enrolled in the prestigious LaGuardia School for acting (made famous by the film and TV series Fame). At age 15, she had a small role in her first film, Burning Love, and that was followed by a series of TV movies such as A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story and First Daughter. Monica starred in her first movie, Ripe, at age 16. In 1998, she premiered on the WB’s Dawson’s Creek as truth telling Abby Morgan. She also had guest roles on series such as Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Homicide: Life on the Street, Feds, Entourage and Grey’s Anatomy. Her other film roles include Freddy vs. Jason, Fifty Pills and Forty Days and Nights.

 

 

November 20, 2012

Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1, The Stand) joins the Renegades cast!

Corin Nemec

Corin will be portraying a Starfleet Captain in Renegades.

Corin (birthname Joseph Charles Nemec IV) was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1987, he landed a reoccurring role as Nicky Papadropolis on the television series Webster. Shortly thereafter he made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola’s acclaimed Tucker: The Man and His Dream. After several more television appearances, he earned an Emmy nomination and won the Young Artist Award for his portrayal of Steven Stayner in the television film I Know My Name Is Steven. Soon after he landed the title role in Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, the groundbreaking series which successfully ran for three seasons from 1990 to 1993. Nemec expanded his resume to include long-form television roles while on hiatus from Parker Lewis. Over the course of his career he has starred in over a dozen television movies and miniseries including the critically acclaimed adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. Looking to cast a new character to fill the void left by Daniel Jackson’s departure from Stargate SG-1, Nemec was cast as Jonas Quinn for the penultimate season 5 episode “Meridian” and became a series regular in the show’s sixth season. In 2004 Nemec returned to cast of Stargate SG-1 for a final episode entitled “Fallout,” which he wrote himself. As his first major writing credit, this marked the beginning of the expansion of his career to include writing and producing.

 

 

November 18, 2012

J.G. Hertzler signs on as Renegades’ main antagonist, Borrada

J.G. Hertzler

Every good film has a good bad guy – a villian, nemesis, archenemy. Who better to play a role like that in Star Trek than veteran actor J.G. Hertzler? John Garman Hertzler is best-known for playing Chancellor Martok on Deep Space Nine. However, his “Star Trek” links go back to 1990, when he appeared in an episode of Quantum Leap opposite Scott Bakula, the man who became Jonathan Archer. When auditioning for the role of Martok for Deep Space Nine, the casting director told him to show more anger so he threw a chair at a wall. The display cost him a thumbnail, but won him the role. Good-natured, yet violent outbursts against furniture seem to be a specialty of his. During an interview for a German public access channel he demonstrated what an outside linebacker (his position in college football) is, by suddenly throwing a table over. He is one of only four actors to play seven different characters on Star Trek. He played the Vulcan captain of the U.S.S. Saratoga, General/Chancellor Martok, Roy Rittenhouse and Laas on Deep Space Nine, a Hirogen hunter on Voyager, and Kolos and a Klingon captain on Enterprise. Hertzler has appeared in some TV movies and made guest appearances in TV shows such as Six Feet Under, Roswell, Charmed and Highlander: The Series. He also appeared in the series Zorro (1991–1993) as Alcalde Ignacio De Soto. JG became an active fighter in finding a cure for sclerodermia (a lethal disease of the skin) after his father died of it. He also contributed voice acting to several Star Trek computer games, including Star Trek Klingon, Star Trek: Armada I and II and Star Trek: Elite Force II.

 

 

November 16, 2012

Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena, Star Wars) cast as Renegade Captain Lexxa Singh

Adrienne Wilkinson

Adrienne Wilkinson (Livia in Xena: Warrior Princess; Daughter in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) has joined the cast of Renegades to portray Captain Lexxa Singh, leader of the Renegades. Starfleet captains have a lot in common – they’re courageous, bold, have a strong sense of duty, sometimes stoic, fiercely loyal to the Federation… Lexxa Singh is a different breed of Trek captain. A former member of Starfleet, she was always a non-conformist and continually flouted authority. This led to her being recruited outside of Starfleet for covert and deadly missions. As Captain of an elite squad, Lexxa is not bound by the normal restraints, nor does she want to be. She is daring and brash, with a chip on her shoulder – one that will keep her at odds not only with her crew, but also with those in charge. She is a direct descendant of Khan Noonien Singh (TOS; ST: II), and therefore has enhanced physical and mental abilities. She is well aware of the stigma her name and lineage brings, and has always strived to overcome it, but it continues to follow her and haunt her wherever she goes. Adrienne Wilkinson may be best known for her role as Xena’s daughter Livia/Eve from the hit series “Xena: Warrior Princess,” but she has also made many notable television appearances including popular guest appearances on “Charmed,” “Days of Our Lives,” “ER,” and “Angel,” as well as series regular roles on “Venice”, “Goodnight Burbank”, and “As If”. She has made appearances in fan favorite films including “Raze”, “Alpha Force”, “The American Failure” and “Reflections,” for which she won several awards. She has produced several independent films and has voiced more than 50 lead characters in top animation projects and high profile video games including Daughter, the personification of the Light side of the Force in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and as the voice, and physical model, for Maris Brood, the female Jedi in the “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” franchise. She has also produced several independent films. Her diverse career has spanned multiple genre’s in projects that range from mainstream to cult classics and created loyal fans in nearly every age group. Adrienne is also known for her charity work, which includes a focus on literacy programs, animal welfare and children.

 

 

November 13, 2012

Actress Courtney Peldon joins the Renegades cast!

Courtney Peldon

Actress Courtney Peldon (Entourage, Home Improvement, Boston Public) has signed on to play the role of Shree, a lithe but curvy Andorian con artist, thief and hacker. Courtney is a nearly 30 year veteran of the entertainment industry. Having begun her long career in commercials and theater in her native New York as a child, she quickly evolved into a noted Broadway/film/television actress starring in the Tony Award nominated Gershwin Theater production of ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ as the Margaret O’Brien role of ‘Tootie’ by the tender age of 8. From there she appeared in over 20 films including the Steven Speilberg produced ‘Little Giants,’ the Farrelly Brothers comedy ‘Say It Isn’t So’ opposite Sally Field and Chris Klein, National Lampoon’s ‘Adam and Eve,’ ‘Freeloaders’ opposite Olivia Munn, produced by Adam Duritz, ‘Mortuary’ directed by Tobe Hooper, and ‘Road to Hell’ directed by Albert Pyun and winner of Best Picture at the acclaimed Belfast Film Festival to name a few. Courtney has a special place in her heart for the film ‘InAlienable’ which she starred in opposite Richard Hatch, Gary Graham, and Walter Koenig and holds it as being one of her favorite projects she ever completed. She also spent much of her prolific career on hit television shows such as 4 seasons of the ABC comedy ‘Home Improvement’ as Jonathan Taylor Thomas’s girlfriend, 3 seasons of FOX’s ‘Boston Public’ produced and written by David E. Kelley, and CW’s ‘Raising Dad’ with Bob Saget and Kat Dennings. Courtney appeared on numerous other shows in guest star/recurring roles like ‘Star Trek: Deep Space 9,’ ‘Entourage,’ ‘Nash Bridges,’ ‘Renegade,’ ‘That 70s Show,’ ’3rd Rock from the Sun,’ and ‘The Pretender’. After years as a successful actress and now married, Courtney decided to move behind the scenes and worked as a casting director for numerous TV shows before being offered the prestigious position as the Head of Theatrical at the Aqua Talent Agency. She currently reps some heavy hitters in the industry and can often be quoted as saying, “I finally get to be the agent I wish I’d had.”

 

 

November 6, 2012

Actor/voice talent Vic Mignogna has joined the cast of Renegades!

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting since the age of eight. He’s been involved in many productions on stage and screen. However, Vic is best known as a voice actor for more than two hundred animated shows and video games, best known being Fullmetal Alchemist and Dragonball Z. Even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of pieces for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music, all available on iTunes. Vic has a degree in film and works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions of all kinds, including web series like “Nuka Break”, “Starship Farragut” and more. Above all, Vic’s childhood love is Star Trek, and he is executive producing a brand new TOS based series “Star Trek Continues”. Vic brings a wealth of experience and lifelong Trek passion to Renegades.

 

 

November 3, 2012

We are pleased to announce that actress Larissa Gomes (Saw VI, Saw 3D) has joined the Renegades cast!

Larissa Gomes

Larissa, a graduate of York University, received her B.A. with a major in sociology, a specialization in criminology and a minor in film studies. She soon found work in feature films: Sony’s “Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse,” Disney’s “Phantom of the Megaplex,” Alliance Atlantis’ “Zebra Lounge” and Miramax’s “Get Over It,” and supporting roles in television movies such as the CBS Movie of The Week: “The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth about Enron,” Showtime’s “Feast of All Saints,” “Rough Air” and “Blackout.” Larissa starred in the popular Lionsgate feature film franchise “SAW VI” and reprised her character’s role in the final film “SAW 3D.” In television work, she had a series regular role in ABC’s prime time drama “In Justice” as well as a role in the Gemini Award nominated series “Bliss,” She has also had major recurring roles in “La Femme Nikita” and “Leap Years” as well as numerous guest starring roles on “CSI-Miami,” “Out of Practice” “Missing,” “Odyssey 5,” “Tracker” and more.

 

we are also pleased to welcome actress Tarah Paige (Make It or Break It, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) to the Renegades cast!

Tarah Paige

Tarah was born and raised in Arizona, and was a highly competitive gymnast for 15 years, a “Senior International Elite” member for 4 years, and ranked 18th in the Country on the U.S. National Team in 2001. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from college at the tender age of 19, she used her gymnastic skills to become a sought after stunt performer in Hollywood. She has performed stunts in dozens of television episodes and series including “Unfabulous,” CSI: NY”, “NCIS”, “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Heroes,” “House M.D.” “Lost,” “90210,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Greek,” “Glee,” “True Blood” and “Grimm.” Most recently, she was the Gymnastics Coordinator for the ABC Family series “Make It or Break It.” In the movies, she has acted and performed stunts in “Morturary,” “The Benchwarmers,” “Stick It,” “Bring it On: All or Nothing,” “Step Brothers,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Four Christmases,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Mars Needs Moms,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “John Carter” and many more.

 

 

September 27, 2012

Our other professional Star Trek veterans in the cast are Walter Koenig (Chekov, Original Series), Tim Russ (Tuvok, Voyager – he’s also directing!), Gary Graham (Alien Nation; Soval, Enterprise), Garrett Wang (Harry Kim, Voyager), Robert Picardo (the holodoctor, Voyager), Ethan Phillips (Neelix, Voyager), Manu Intiraymi (Icheb, Voyager) and Richard Herd (Admiral Paris, Voyager).

 

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