PETER VAN NORDEN
Most recently: as 'King Charles' in KING CHARLES III at Arizona Thr. Co. He then will reprise his role of ‘Ebeneezer Scrooge’ in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Rubicon Thr. Co. in Ventura, Ca., where he also appeared as ‘Neils Bohr’ in COPENHAGEN. Other recent appearances include SERRANO, THE MUSICAL (Matrix Thr.); as 'Sir Arthur Conan Doyle' in FLIM FLAM (Malibu Playhouse); as 'Shylock' in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (L.A. Shakespeare Center); as 'William Randolph Hearst' in the musical W.R. AND DAISY (Annenberg Ctr./Grand Performances); THE LIAR (Antaeus Thr. Co., where he is a long-time member); as 'Henry Kissinger' in TOP SECRET: THE BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS (L.A. Theatre Works, New York Thr. Workshop and China tour); as 'Edna Turnblad' in HAIRSPRAY (San Diego Rep.). THE WASPS and TUG OF WAR at the Getty Villa. As 'Inspector Truscott' in LOOT (Backstage West Garland Award, Best Actor), as 'Mr. Mister' in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK and as 'John Barrymore' in MR. SHAW GOES TO HOLLYWOOD at The Blank Thr. Co. As 'Eliot Rosewater' in GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER (at The Matrix).
In his native NYC: LITTLE JOHNNY JONES (with Donny Osmond), HAMLET (with both Kevin Kline and Sam Waterston), JUNGLE OF CITIES (with Al Pacino), HENRY V (with Meryl Streep), and SAINT JOAN (with Lynn Redgrave). Included among his dozens of film and TV roles are leads opposite Oscar winner Jodie Foster in THE ACCUSED, as Steve Guttenberg's inept partner in POLICE ACADEMY 2, and as 'Ralph Brentner' in the Stephen King mini-series, THE STAND. petervannorden.com
JOHN T. WOODS
Classically trained in Theatre, John T. Woods is originally from Portland, Oregon and has been working as an actor in Film and Television in Los Angeles for the past 15 years.
Besides his role as Doug in WEST VIRGINIA STORIES, John can be seen in the upcoming feature film, DEAD BULLET. Most recently he finished production on location in New York on the sci-fi feature film, CROSSBREED, co-starring with Vivica A. Fox.
John is a member of The Sabi Company, based in Los Angeles, with an upcoming slate of feature films on the horizon.
ZACHARY RAY SHERMAN
Zachary Ray Sherman is an actor from Portland, Oregon. Past credits include independent films, ARCHIE'S FINAL PROJECT, WEST VIRGINIA STORIES, KILLER BY NATURE and others as well as a season on television's 90210 and guest star work on CBS's Close to Home. Along with working toward production of a screenplay he wrote about his grandfather who set a marathon world record in the 1980s, he's currently developing a television show with his sister and Glenn Howerton from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia titled TWO DOGS which takes place in Los Angele's eastside neighborhood, Echo Park.
WILLIAM L. Thomas
Bill Thomas has worked in dozens of industrial films, feature films, commercials and in several television series including voice over work in over 30 episodes of HBOs highly acclaimed drama THE WIRE while also playing FBI Agent Mason in season 3. More recently, Bill played Emma Watsons step dad in the teenage coming of age film PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and can be seen as Surgeon General Barnes in the National Geographic Channel’s KILLING LINCOLN, as Jackie Kennedy’s trusted U. S. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill in KILLING KENNEDY and as Mr. Stabler in the soon to be released thriller BLOOD AND CIRCUMSTANCE. He can be seen as U.S. Secret Service Agent Martin Collins the award winning, highly acclaimed HBO Comedy Series VEEP starring Emmy winners Julia Louis Dreyfus and Tony Hale and as White House correspondent in the recurring role of Greg in season 3 & 4 of HOUSE OF CARDS on Netflix. Bill just wrapped BLUE BLOOD & BROKE (2016) in the role of light allergic lawyer Patrick and in the late spring of 2015 completed filming WEST VIRGINIA STORIES in the lead role of Grant. Also look for him as General Henry Clinton in LEGENDS & LIES on Fox Summer 2016.
Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Meagan English holds a degree in anthropology from the College of William and Mary. Cutting her acting teeth doing theater in New York and Florida, she now makes her home in Los Angeles. Since wrapping WEST VIRGINIA STORIES, Meagan booked several national commercials (including a voiceover spot) shot an episode of SCORPION, and began studying improv at the Groundlings. This winter, she can be seen in the upcoming indie feature IN THE WAKE OF IRE, playing opposite Greg Sporleder as his wife.
Ryan Stone is a singer songwriter and actor from Kansas City, Missouri. He moved to Los Angeles in 2003, and quickly got involved in commercial work, doing national campaigns for companies such as ESPN, XBOX, and COCA-COLA...
Simultaneously, to satiate his love for storytelling, Ryan began teaching himself guitar and writing songs. Eventually playing regular shows in Los Angeles at venues like The Virgil, El Cid, and Hotel Cafe.
In 2009 he was cast as a lead in the 'mumblecore' feature I'M ON FIRE, and his music was used in the soundtrack of the film.
Ryan would like to thank Jason and Preston and Moonhill Productions for giving him the opportunity to be a part of WEST VIRGINIA STORIES. He would also like to thank the darling cast and crew for their tireless talents and creative spirit, and the people of West Virginia for their warm hospitality and moonshine.
LINDSEY MARIE HULL
Lindsey Hull makes her feature film debut in “West Virginia Stories”. A native-born resident of the area WVS is set in, Lindsey has performed in the Voices From The Earth productions of “A Christmas Carol” and “Sleepy Hollow”. She is a Girl Scout, plays the Clarinet, teaches a class in her weekly Church Youth group, and is busy making and posting videos with her friends.