AMPUTEES IN HOLLYWOOD LLC



In our fifteenth year helping casting directors in the movie and television industry.

"Our mission is the realistic portrayal of the amputee in the media, and amputees in amputee roles in movies and on television.
Secondly the authentic representation of prostheses, and the professionals who design and fit them".

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Gold Sponsor Members

Rachel Handler
Single Below Knee Amputee

Rachel Handler is an actor/singer/dancer and motivational speaker. Most recently she played Chunks, Kane Hodder's love interest in the feature film, "Smothered" written and directed by John Schneider.

Union Membership
SAG-AFTRA

Experience
Film, Television, Internet, Appearances, Background, Editorial Print, Fashion Print, Fashion Runway, Theater, Voice Over, Radio, Public Speaking

Recent Work
Chunks (lead) in the feature film "Smothered" written and directed by John Schneider, Lead Actor/Dancer in the Christa Wells Music Video, "Shine", Soprano Soloist at Carnegie Hall, Laurey in Oklahoma! at Bucks County Playhouse

More Info
Rachel has appeared Off-Broadway and at Carnegie Hall, and most recently she played Chunks in John Schneider’s feature film, "Smothered". Favorite roles include Snow White, Marian in "The Music Man" and Sylvie in "The Odd Couple." Rachel is an amputee and an advocate for performers with disabilities; her one-woman show, "Inspiration Whore" has been critically acclaimed for its exploration of the way society views disability.

Contact
Agency: Media Artists Group
Contact:
Drew Elliot
Phone: 323-658-5050 or 212-920-9568
E-Mail: drew@mediaartistsgroup.com
Website: http://www.RachelHandler.webs.com
Contact 2: Rachel Handler
Phone 2: 609-517-2967

Courtney Dawn
Single Above Knee Amputee

Courtney has been working in TV since 2010 when she was a background actor in an episode of NCIS. In 2012 she became an occasional body double for Jessica Capshaw in ABC's Grey's Anatomy. She has also been a background person in The Mentalist and Scandal.

Experience
Film, Television, Internet, Appearances, Editorial Print, Fashion Print, Fashion Runway, Theater

Recent Work
Body Double for Jessica Capshaw Greys Anatomy

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Courtney was a background actor in NCIS, The Mentalist and Scandal. She has been an occasional body double for Grey's Anatomy doubling for Jessica Capshaw. She worked with the U.S. Marine corps getting ready to go to Afghanistan simulating real life battle scenarios. Courtney has worked with Playboy photographer David Mecey and been photographed by Hanson Fong, Hal Schmidt, Bill Aron, Miguel Hererra, Christopher Broughton, Ashley Thomas, and Hathway. She avidly surfs and has competed in the Western Surfers Association competitions. She is an adaptive dancer and have worked with the acclaimed dance group AXIS based in Oakland, CA. Courtney is also a professional photographer with a Bachelors Degree from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.

http://courtneydawnphotography.com

Contact
Contact: Courtney Dawn
E-Mail: Courtneydawnphotography@gmail.com
Website: http://courtneydawnw.blogspot.com

   



Shaholly Ayers
Single Below Elbow Amputee

Professional Model and actress Shaholly Ayers has graced multiple magazine covers, been in a number of print ads, a commercial for Cartoon Network, the documentary for Models of Diversity and will be the supporting actress in the film entitled, Olympia Reborn.

SAG-AFTRA

Experience
Film, Television, Internet, Editorial Print, Fashion Print, Fashion Runway, Voice Over

Recent Work
Models of Diversity Documentary July 2013, Olympia Reborn Pilot , BBC-Britain's Top Missing Model Ads , Cartoon Network , August Wrinkle Catalog , Milk & Honey Boutique, Hawaii Five-0 (background), Kane Magazine-Issue:4 (Cover), DISfunkshion Magazin- Issue: 3 (Cover), TRS. Prosthetic's (commercial)

In addition to modeling and acting Shaholly Ayers is has her MBA in marketing and BA in Arts and humanities. She is currently planning on creating and operating her own prothetic's company.

Contact
Phone:
(808)780.7742
E-Mail:
shahollyayers@yahoo.com
Website:
http://www.shahollyayers.com

Katherine Crawford
Single Below Knee Amputee

Originally from South Africa, Katherine moved to the United States in 1998 and now resides in Los Angeles. She now pursues a career in performance in hopes to bring recognition to the world of diverse artists, and the realistic portrayal of disabled characters on screen. With her work she hopes to lay the foundation for a successful non-profit organization aimed at helping disabled youth

Experience
Film, Television, Internet, Appearances, Background, Editorial Print, Fashion Print, Fashion Runway, Theater, Radio, Public Speaking

Recent Work
RAW BEAUTY PROJECT NYC, Vidal Sassoon GMreverie Masterclass, Model. , UNYQ.com Fairings, Model, "Wonderchick" in the upcoming short film, "WONDER BUFFALO", Auto desk tester & model. prototype leg., "Jess Okar" Discovery Channel's Shark Week, "The Client" Robo-life Spike tv, Veteran patient "ABC Scandal" tv, Veteran patient "TNT Legends" tv, Brian Cuasito's "Don't do Drugs" set. "Drug Addict" , Brian Cuasito's "Broken, Not Beaten" inspirational set. "Athlete"

Katherine has a wide variety of unique talents and experience from her love of the performing arts, and her military career. As a veteran, she has an adequate working knowledge of the military lifestyle and is trained in the use of firearms. Katherine has benefited from exciting roles in theater, both musical and spoken, and has experience in a wide variety of unique fields such as stage performance, fire dancing, television, modeling, singing, public speaking, and working with children. With experience in prosthetic makeup and effects, Katherine is calm in the chair and capable of wearing applications over the face, nose and mouth with ease for extended periods of time. She enjoys unique roles and isn't afraid to jump outside the box, seeking out interesting, high fashion, and "horror/macabre" characters. Roles with a lot of emotion are strongly recommended for this actress. Katherine is raw and gritty, but can be poised and elegant at the flip of a switch.

http://www.briancuasito.com/brokennotbeaten

Contact
 
E-Mail: kck9090@yahoo.com
Website:
http://www.facebook.com/Kampkofficial

   


Anita Hollander
Single Above Knee Amputee

Actress/singer/songwriter has appeared throughout Europe & America, in theatre, TV, film, radio, and concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Off-Broadway, Playwrights Horizons, NY Shakespeare Festival, Kennedy Center and London's West End. Helen Hayes Award nominee. Original solo musical, Still Standing, won Audience Award, United Solo Festival.

 Union Membership

SAG-AFTRA AEA

Experience
Film, Television, Internet, Appearances, Background, Editorial Print, Theater, Voice Over, Radio, Public Speaking

Recent Work
Grizabella in CATS at Ocean Professional Theatre Company, NJ, Greta Fiorentino in STREET SCENE, Brave New World Rep, NYC, Evangeline Harcourt in ANYTHING GOES at Ocean Professional Theatre Company, NJ

More Info
Anita Hollander starred Off-Broadway in Kate Moira Ryan’s Bass For Picasso and her own solo musical Still Standing (Audience Award at United Solo Festival), and appeared at The White House. Other stage work: Ragtime (Emma Goldman), Fiddler on the Roof (Golde), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blanche) and CATS (Grizabella). TV shows include Law & Order, OZ, The Sopranos, All My Children and BBC’s From The Edge. Recent movies: Handsome Harry & Musical Chairs. Voice-over work includes NBC Today Show Announcer. Theatre Week Magazine Best Director Award for The Goodbye Girl. SAG-AFTRA National Board member & National Co-Chair of SAG-AFTRA Performers With Disabilities.

Contact
Agency:
CTM Artists
Contact: Charlene Turney
Phone: 212-564-3536
E-Mail: cturney@nyc.rr.com
Website: http://www.anitahollander.com

 


KURT YAEGER
Single Below Knee Amputee

Recent Credits: Recurring on FX's Sons of Anarchy, Recurring on HBO's Quarry, Dolphin Tale, Syfy features Camel Spiders - Alien Hunger - Pirhanaconda, Knife Fight, War Flowers and more.

Union Membership

SAG-AFTRA

Experience
Film, Television, Internet, Appearances, Editorial Print, Fashion Print, Theater, Voice Over, Radio, Public Speaking

Recent Work
#1 music video in the UK

Kurt Yaeger is passionate, hard working and loves collaboration. A full time actor and creator, he works both in front and behind the camera.

Agency: BBR
Contact: Laura Bowman
E-Mail: lbowman@bbrtalent.com

Website: http://www.kurtyaeger.com

   

EDDIE McGEE
Single Above Knee
Amputee

Eddie recently was the lead in THE HUMAN RACE  and just finished filming GOD'S POCKET (2014) opposite Christina Hendricks & Philip Seymour Hoffmanm.

Recent Work

GOD'S POCKET. THE HUMAN RACE.

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He is a trained STUNTMAN and utilized martial arts and wire-work in the award-winning short THE ANGEL. He plays wheelchair basketball and played on Team USA. TV Work includes LAW & ORDER, THE PHILANTHROPIST & THE CLEANER. The Human Race IMDB listing.

Contact

Contact: PAUL HIGHLANDER

Phone: 818 200 5594

E-Mail: PAULHOUGHENTERTAINMENT@yahoo.com

Anthony Jennings
Single Below Knee
Amputee

On the frontlines of the Hollywood battlefield Anthony Jennings, a below the knee amputee actor certainly has one foot in the door of this industry. Having been cast for several roles he continues to climb ranks adding to his already exciting resume. As well as his many roles in Film and Television he still remains faithful to his work with the Department Of Defense in aiding and creating live combat and casualty training scenarios for our US Military.

Union Membership

SAG-AFTRA

Recent Work

Switched at Birth, Ironside, Body of Proof, The Den, American Sniper, Ellen and Lots more

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2213119/reference
http://instagram.com/anthonyjennings
https://www.facebook.com/anthony.jennings.18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BXMkMB1ln8

Contact

Agency: RPM

Contact: Chris Lee

Phone: 818-333-5150

E-Mail: Chris@rpmtalent.com

 

   

Ian Gregson
Single Above Knee
Amputee

Originally from Wigan, near Manchester, England, Ian Gregson is a Vancouver based actor, background performer and stunt double with specialty skills.

Union Membership

ACTRA

 

Recent Work

Cedar Cove [Hallmark], Godzilla 2014, Psych [Seasons 3-8] {USA Network], Arrow [ABC]

More Info

For Principal, Stunt and Commercials[union only] SAE work contact Sonya at Boss Talent: 604-844-7895 For all other Background work contact Martin Traz at In Motion: 604-488-1444 Ian most recently performed the role of "Cyrus Clayton" an amputee ghost in the Emmy nominated RL Stine's "The Haunting Hour" [Season 3 EP 16] "The Seance". See article in the Vancouver Province newspaper http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/Children+critics+delight+Haunting+Hour+fright/6901124/story.html Ian started work in Vancouver in 1992 as a specialty skills background performer in Diagnosis Murder with Dick van Dyke. Throughout the 90's Ian worked as background performer in many Vancouver productions including Highlander, X-Files, Millenium and The Sentinnel. In 1998 he acted as an amputee stunt double in the Leslie Neilsen movie "Wrongfully Accused". A chance meeting with his hometown hero Sir Ian McKellan in November 2002 inspired Ian to re-think the movie business. After working in post-secondary education for a few more years, Ian returned to the industry in 2009 and has subsequently appeared in many local productions including Falling Skies, V, Psych, Stargate Universe, Human Target, Caprica, Life Unexpected, Smallville, Fringe, Supernatural, Hellcats, Fairly Legal and Shattered. Feature work includes A-Team, Rise of the Apes, Diary of a Wimpy Kid [1,2&3] and The Company You Keep. Ian and his band Mr M & The All Nighters worked on "This Means War" with Chris Pine, Reece Witherspoon and Tom Hardy. Ian had a continuity role on "The Killing" as Richmond's driver "Gerry". Ian also performed as a Doctor in a UBC School of Medicine training video. Ian has been a single right leg amputee since the age of 15; he is able to perform both amputee and non amputee roles. Ian is an UBCP/ACTRA Apprentice member. See demo reel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjmpCe0r11w

Contact

Agency: In Motion Talent

Contact: Martin Traz

Phone: 604-488-1444

E-Mail: mtraz@inmotiontalent.com

Website: http://www.agencyclick.com/iangregson/resume

Contact 2: Sonya Siltani [Principal Agent]

Phone 2: 604-844-7895



OLLIE HANCOCK

Single Below Elbow
Amputee

Recent Work

Fear Not, chapman university film lead role, World War Z

More Info

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA-J-k339Ns&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFA-J-k339Ns&nomobile=1

Contact

Agency: Visible

Contact: Louise Dyson

Phone: 0044 7930 345 152

E-Mail: Louise@visablepeople.com

   

Martin Thomson
Single Below Knee
Amputee

Martin is an actor from Vancouver. Dedicated and talented to his craft, acting is his passion, he works hard and stays focused to hone his skills and talent. Martin has worked hard to take on any roles and auditions for any opportunity. Martin has held a lead role in a Feature length Film.

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Born in Vancouver, BC Canada. When Martin was just thirteen days old he was adopted and was raised in the Kootenays in the small town of Trail, BC. Martin was attacked by the acting bug in grade two and when he got to high school, his love and admiration for the acting craft drove him to pursue an acting career after have landing his first lead role in a stage play in high school. Martin moved to Vancouver in the summer of 1990 to follow his goal and his dream in obtaining an acting career. Martin started to study his craft through acting programs, workshops and scene studies in acting schools in Vancouver. Today Martin is still working hard on his skills and honing in on his craft for the love of acting, he auditions for and takes on any roles that he can. Martin can always be found studying acting techniques, working out at the gym, biking, and helping out family and friends.

Contact

Contact: Agent Karin Christopher - Sterling Artists Management

Phone: 1 (604) 732-7819

 E-Mail: sterling@canadafilm.com

Website: http://www.martinjthomson.com


Erick Kaffka
Double Above Knee
Amputee

Erick has been a Professional Actor, Stunt Double and Model since 1997.

Recent Work

The Mentalist, Untold Stories of the ER

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Erick has been a Professional Actor, Stunt Double and Model since 1997. In 1998 he Performed stunts and acted in the entire season two of Stargate (Showtime) and the entire season one of Welcome to Paradox (Showcase) as the original Beta Cop. He appeared on many other shows such as First Wave (Sci-Fi) and Dudley Do-Right the movie while working as a model. In 2001 Erick was the body double/stunt double for Orlando Jones in the movie "Say it Isn't So". Orlando's character was a double amputee and CGI allowed the film studio to combine Erick's body with Orlando's face. In 2010 Erick started work with the Canadian Amputee Agency as an advocate and fundraiser for it's various charities. In 2013 Erick appeared on The Mentalist (CBS) as a PTSD War Veteran and two starring roles on Untold Stories of the ER (TLC) between 2012-2014. In 2014 Erick completed the Acting for Film, Television, and Voice-over Intensive program at Vancouver Acting School and is working on many new roles.

http://www.imdb.me/erickkaffka

Contact

Contact: Erick Kaffka

E-Mail: e.j.kaffka@live.ca

Website: http://www.erickkaffka.com

 

   

Brian Duyst
Single Below Elbow
Amputee

Brian is an actor currently living in the San Diego/Los Angeles area. He started acting in 2004 (SAG-AFTRA since 2010) and has had numerous principal and featured roles in film and television. He also works regularly as a role player for live military and law enforcement training.

Union Membership

SAG-AFTRA

Recent Work

TV - The Mentalist, Parenthood, Justified; Film – Rise, No Regrets, Saving Lincoln; Other – Military training specialty role player

Contact

Agency: Daily Talent Agency (866-313-4106)

Contact: Gail Marx

Phone: 760-470-2650

E-Mail: bduyst@juno.com

Website: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5512639/resume

 


Angel Giuffria
Single Below Elbow
Amputee

Angel started working in film in 2007. She has been involved in over 20 productions since her start and has worked as a background performer on films such as the Green Lantern. She has recently expanded into speaking roles. In 2013, she participated in an award winning 48 hr film festival short which centered around her prosthetic limb. She has also been cast in a feature which will earn her SAG-E.

Recent Work

Featured background on "Untitled Trilogy"

More Info

She has a BA degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and is currently working on her Masters degree.

http://vimeo.com/71306016
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6262260/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

Contact

Agency: Del Corral & Associates Model & Talent Agency

Contact: Terry McNeal

Phone: (504) 324-3782

E-Mail: delcorralandassoc@msn.com

   

David Harrell
Single Below Elbow
Amputee

David Harrell is an actor, speaker and disability advocate, originally from Brunswick, GA, now residing in New York City. His award-nominated solo play "A Little Potato and Hard to Peel" and his new adaptation "The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook" have entertained audiences around the country. He holds a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and a MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in theatre performance.

Union Membership

SAG-AFTRA AEA

 

Recent Work

ALTO, (Independent Feature), A Little Potato and Hard to Peel, All For One Theatre Festival (Off-Broadway), The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook, All For One Theatre Festival (Off-Broadway), Good Beer, TBTB, (Off-Broadway), Law and Order: SVU, (Television Series), Bind, (Independent Short), F**K New York, (Independent Feature), White Liars, (Web Series), The Merchant of Venice, TBTB, (Off-Broadway), Richard III, NY Classical Theatre, (New York), Handicapped People in Their Formal Attire, Premiere Stages, (Regional Theatre)

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He was nominated in 2010 for a New York Innovative Theatre award for "Outstanding Solo Performance" and has been selected to the One Man Standing Festival with the Emerging Artists Theatre, the Greensboro Fringe Festival and the United Solo Festival.  As an actor he has performed with theatres in New York City and across the country over the last 15 years, he has appeared in independent films, web series and the New York City institution Law and Order: SVU. As a Disability Advocate he has worked as the Accessibility and Outreach Director for the Raleigh Ensemble Players in Raleigh, NC and currently serves as the Disability and Programming Associate for Inclusion in the Arts in New York City. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association.

Contact

Contact: Gina Stoj Management-USA

Phone: 209-433-8918

E-Mail: ginastoj.usa@gmail.com

Website: http://www.davidharrellonline.com

 


Gary Corbin
Single Above Knee
Amputee

Gary Corbin is President & Founder of Globescope Arts & Entertainment, Inc., a New York and California based company that produces multi-arts productions and special events, featuring disabled and senior citizen artists, entertainers, and underrepresented cultures. 

Recent Work

Television: Mobbed w/ Howie Mandel - Principal - Fox TV, Film: Rise - Supporting Role - Short Film - Warner Brothers, Television: The Fugitive Chronicles - Principal - A & E Network, Theater: The Waiting Room Plays (The Executive) - Lead - HB Playwrights Foundation (NYC), : Four One-Legged Men - One-Man Play (4 Characters) - National Tour

More Info

Gary is also an internationally respected, critically acclaimed actor and playwright who has performed over 100 roles in theater, television, film, multi-arts festivals, performance art, infomercials, national and international tours.

Recent credits include Mobbed, Howie Mandel’s latest Fox TV show, A & E’s The Fugitive Chronicles, and his award-winning, critically acclaimed one-man play Four One-Legged Men. Gary wrote, performed and produced this play before widely enthusiastic audiences while earning rave reviews in New York, Montreal, and various cities throughout the US.

Other stage credits include Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Clay in Dutchman, Hamlet and The Waiting Room Plays at the legendary HB Playwrights Foundation.

As an administrator, Gary became the first director of performing arts programs at the Maryland State Arts Council. As a performance artist and playwright, Gary’s accolades include individual artist awards in playwriting from the Maryland and New York State Council on the Arts; a Gregory Millard Fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts, theater commission from the New York State Council on the Arts; Franklin Furnace’s Performance Art Fund administered by Jerome Foundation; a Swing Space residency and four community arts grants from The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. After winning a commission to write, cast and co-direct three nationwide infomercials, for the US Census Count, Gary received awards of merit for his work from the Governor’s Office in the State of Maryland and Mayor’s Office of Baltimore City. The project was also featured on Nightline and CNN.

Contact

Contact: Gary Corbin

Phone: 212-726-2439

E-Mail: info@globescopeae.com

Website: http://www.globescopeae.com

   

Wallace Krebs
Single Below Elbow
Amputee

Wallace is an actor with experience in commercial, industrial, independent film and television projects.

Recent Work

Featured background on The Walking Dead, Homeland, and Army Wives

More Info

Seeking acting roles and featured background in GA, NC, SC and willing to travel. Updated credits and resume on IMDB.

Contact

Phone: 864-810-0018

E-Mail: amputeeactor@gmail.com

Website: http://imdb.me/wallacekrebs

 


Nathan Smids
Single Below Knee
Amputee

Nathan Smids is a Canadian now living in the Central Coast of California. He has modeled for local fashion shows and has done some acting in independent films and commercials. He is a competitive adaptive surfer and downhill mountain biker.

Recent Work

Nathan has been involved in runway shows modelling Billabong apparel and worked at a photo festival where he modeled for Hanson Fong. He has acted in a short independent film for a local film student and has been an extra in T.V. commercials.

More Info

As a past professional Sea Kayak Guide, Nathan has worked for years entertaining and leading guests in the tourism industry. He has a wealth of outdoor training and experience from travel and work in many countries. With a recent graduate certificate in Recreation Therapy he applies his acting and improvisational skills working with individuals with severe mental illness from prison.

Contact

Contact: Nathan Smids

Phone: 805-400-5381

E-Mail: nathanjsmids@hotmail.com

   

Rebekah Marine
Single Below Elbow
Amputee

Rebekah Marine is a model and motivational speaker. Most recently she spoke at the Amputee Coalition of America's 'Limb Loss Education Day' in New York City. She recently participated in a documentary with Models of Diversity produced by filmmaker Adam Finch featuring "disabled" models in the fashion industry.

Recent Work

Key Speaker at Limb Loss Education Day

Rebekah has traveled to Germany, Los Angeles, New York City and other cities for photo shoots and runway shows.

Contact

Contact: Rebekah Marine

E-Mail: rebekahmarine@gmail.com

Website: http://www.facebook.com/rebekahamarine

 


Christina Stephens
Single Below Knee
Amputee

Christina is an occupational therapist, actor, public personality, public speaker and peer educator. She is known as the woman who created a prosthetic leg out of LEGO blocks.

Recent Work

"Detachment" short film, Radio appearances on KMOX Morning Drive, The Jay Thomas Show, Brisbane Australia radio, Doctor Radio Doctor Radio, "Phantom Pain" short film, Mike Bush's Making a Difference interview

More Info

Christina is a multi-talented performer with experience in short film, television and radio interviews, public speaking, and vlogging. She has acted in several short films, most of which were written and produced by her. She has written and performed many public lectures and workshops related to amputation, skepticism and science. Her LEGOleg video (in which she created a prosthetic leg out of LEGO blocks for herself) garnered worldwide attention, resulting in radio and tv interviews as well as two short documentaries. She has been featured on CBS, ABC, Fox News, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, NBC, and worldwide through the AP. Christina lives in St. Louis and is willing to travel.

Contact

Contact: Christina Stephens

E-Mail: AmputeeOT@gmail.com

Website: http://www.youtube.com/user/AmputeeOT

   

Ben Shannon
Single Above Knee
Amputee

I have experience in community theater where I have had lead roles. The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and South Pacific just to name a few.

More Info

I have experience in community theater where I have had lead roles. The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and South Pacific. Other skills include golf, waterskiing, barefoot skiing and snow skiing.

Contact

Contact: Ben Shannon

Phone: 662-316-5129

E-Mail: benshannon29@gmail.com


Ursula Wachowiak
Single Below Knee
Amputee

My former professional life gave me plenty of experience speaking and teaching to large crowds. My existing lifestyle of living on my motorcycle and touring the country has given me the opportunity to revitalize a hobby I had a teen; modeling - mostly on motorcycles these days. And the crash that took my leg has now turned me into a motivational speaker given the fact I sold everything after losing my job, packed up a Harley and set out into the world with only a sketch of a plan. Then to be hit head on, die, lose a leg and come back to kick ass to get back on a Harley and back on the road... well, I have plenty that folks love to hear.

Recent Work

http://hdbroad.com/intheMEDIA.html

More Info

My former professional life gave me plenty of experience speaking and teaching to large crowds. My existing lifestyle of living on my motorcycle and touring the country has given me the opportunity to revitalize a hobby I had a teen; modeling - mostly on motorcycles these days. And the crash that took my leg has now turned me into a motivational speaker given the fact I sold everything after losing my job, packed up a Harley and set out into the world with only a sketch of a plan. Then to be hit head on, die, lose a leg and come back to kick ass to get back on a Harley and back on the road... well, I have plenty that folks love to hear.

http://hdbroad.wordpress.com/

Contact

Agency: N/A

Contact: Ursula Wachowiak

Phone: 630-730-0833

E-Mail: hd_broad@yahoo.com

Website: http://hdbroad.com/

Phone 2: 770-786-8050

   

Samoana Matagi
Double Below Elbow
Amputee

Samoana, or Sam for short has created an alter ego called the No-Handed Bandit. While cloaked in his alter ego, he created instructional videos for amputees and put them up on YouTube. Also he has been in a local advertising campaign for a hospital, a comedy skit, an actor/dancer in a play, and an actor in a music video for up and coming musician Chelsea Wolfe.

Recent Work

My most recent work was a music video for Chelsea Wolfe's nw song Feral Love .

More Info

Samoana, or Sam for short, is an amputee since December of 2010. He received an electrical shock which caused him to lose both hands. With no hands he began his road to recovery. He used the knowledge he had from his bachelors degree in broadcast journalism and two years news editing experience to create an alter ego called the No-Handed Bandit. While cloaked in his alter ego, he created instructional videos for amputees on put them up on YouTube. These videos earned him the local American Red Cross Good Samaritan Hero award. Also he has been in a local advertising campaign for a hospital, a comedy skit, an actor/dancer in a play, and an actor in a music video for up and coming musician Chelsea Wolfe. Sam continues community service by visiting prisons, churches and educational facilities to tell his story. He also remains very active by trying new sports and currently is on the Utah Adaptive Snowboardercross team.

 

http://youtu.be/49MYJkEazIg
http://youtu.be/MY7HJjCmYtY
http://youtu.be/-3RrxFLd_bg
http://youtu.be/7gZjYGBiwiY
http://youtu.be/MLIKPEGDrvs

Contact

Contact: Sam

Phone: 801-842-9984

E-Mail: nohandedbandit@gmail.com

Website: http://www.youtube.com/user/samoanamatagi


Naomi Halperin
Double Below Knee
Amputee

Two years of acting classes and improvisational experience reflect my love of film, television and theatre. Coupled with 15+ years of pubic speaking and an extremely extroverted personality make me a great fit for a casting director seeking amputee authenticity on and off screen. I spent most of my professional career as an award winning photojournalist, videographer and writer. My goal is to accurately portray one of 500,000 persons of all ages with limb loss in this country

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Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.” Naomi Halperin has a professional lifetime in photography and video. She is a double below the knee amputee with an extremely extroverted personality. She continues to seek out opportunities both personally and professionally that enable her to help other amputees while adding authenticity to roles in media and film industry. Amputees in Hollywood is the perfect fit. Naomi Halperin has more than 25 years in the newspaper industry as an award winning photographer, videographer, photo editor and writer. She is an experienced speaker at American Press Institute, Associated Press Managing Editors Association, Associated Press Photo Managers, and Newspapers in Education engagements. Halperin served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prize Competition for 2 consecutive years. She received a bachelor of fine arts in illustration and editorial design from Syracuse University.

Contact

Contact: Naomi Halperin

Phone: 484-560-6809

E-Mail: naomi1813@rcn.com

   

John W. Lawson
Double Below Elbow
Amputee

Actor, Comedian and personality.

Union Membership

SAG-AFTRA

More Info

Some past roles have included working with my hooks, prosthetic hands or using my arm stumps for special effects. I’ve worked fairly regularly over the past few years and my current credits are on IMDb as John W. Lawson.

Contact

Agency: Meridian Talent

Contact: Joe Ruggieri

Phone: 310-365-1344 or 513-290-6763

E-Mail: josephruggieri@gmail.com

Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsXpFKqGuMg


John Clint Mabry
Single Below Knee
Amputee

“John Clint has an engaging presence, sincerity, and work ethic that make him someone worth keeping your eyes on; a professional in every sense of the word.” - Steven Bochco -

Union Membership

SAG-AFTRA

Recent Work

Super Bad, Crestor Commercial,

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I've worked in multiple capacities for both film and TV, including Superbad, NCIS, Brothers & Sisters, Cold Case, JAG, ER, American Son and Sublime. I've worked: on-camera talent, stunt/body double, amputee technical advisor/consultant for both on-set and in the script writing process. I've done it all! FILM/TELEVISION Shock and Awe Lead/Amputee Soldier Molly McKerall Super Bad Contract/Track Sprinter Greg Mottola Sublime Supporting Tony Krentz Dukes of Hazard: The Beginning Featured Amputee Robert Berlinger Strategic Operations Supporting Stu Segal Productions X-Men: The Final Stand Special Guest Interview DVD Special Features Cold Case ABC Strategic Advisor Alex Zakrzewski ER NBC Featured Richard Thorpe JAG CBS Featured Bradford May Over There FX Guest Star Steven Bochco/Chris Gerolmo Over There FX Stunts/Body Dbl Steven Bochco/Chris Gerolmo Over There FX Amputee Advisor Steven Bochco/Chris Gerolmo

Contact

Agency: Sharon Smith Talent

Contact: Sharon Smith

Phone: 615-995-8995

E-Mail: sharonsmithtalent@gmail.com

Website: http://www.1footloose.com

   

Jason Koger
Double Below Elbow
Amputee

Jason Koger is a motivational speaker/actor. Jason has been featured on Hawaii 5-0, CNN news, Apple 30 year commercial, Aljazeera American network Techknow, CNN Dr. Gupta show, skull bound tv, several magazine articles, news channels, and the AP around the world. He recently was the first amputee to receive the newest bionic hands called I limb revolution.

Recent Work

Hawaii 5-0, Skull Bound TV, CNN news 2008, CNN Dr. Gupta show, Speaker, Advance Arm Dynamic Brochure, , Apple 1:24:14

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I have been on CNN twice, several news stations, Hawaii 5-0 hookman episode, Apples 30 year commercial, Aljazeera American network Techknow, skull bound tv on sportsman channel and YouTube. I have been featured in several magazine articles like turkey country, medical, AP, several others and newspaper articles worldwide. I have many options with hands being fitted with traditional hooks, ETD hooks, bionic I limb hands, myo electric hands, and griffer. I am also willing to not wear a device if a scence needs that. I enjoy working with others and making a show work with a real amputee.

 

http://youtu.be/zJahlKPCL9g
http://youtu.be/B7njsTFd75E
http://youtu.be/Z6BxcnrS3XE
http://youtu.be/rUXVxiRa80k

Contact

Contact: Jason Koger

Phone: 270-929-0408

E-Mail: jkoger84@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.jasonkoger.com

 


CJ Davis
Single Below Elbow
Amputee

Carly is an aspiring actress, and model. She has a can do attitude and is willing to try most things.

Recent Work

Background on The Mentalist

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Carly latest appearance was on The Mentalist as a disabled veteran background. She's grown up in front of the camera as the daughter of a professional photographer. As a candidate for Miss Lake County and Miss Sacramento, Carly has received press from Sacramento, LA, and has been featured in the Sacramento State student newspaper two times, as well as a segment for Fox20 New in Sacramento. Carly lives in Sacramento and is willing to travel.

Contact

Contact: Diane

Phone: 7073670270

E-Mail: Diane@DianeDavisPhotography.com

   

Jack Eyers
Single Above Knee
Amputee

I am a personal trainer and fitness model in Bournemouth, England with numerous covers.

Recent Work

Model for Boohoo (on line clothing brand), Access magazine front cover, Brighton's Next Hot Model- 3rd place , NRGfuel sponsored athlete , Paralympic Opening Ceremony , Extra in- Eastenders, Doctors, Casualty, Downton Abby, Being Human, Limbpower magazine front cover,

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I am a qualified Gym instructor and Personal Trainer. I currently work in the Bournemouth area training clients to achieve a range of targets, from weight loss to sport specific. I am passionate about helping clients to attain their goals by creating specialised dietary and exercise programmes, personalised for each individual. I am a Paralympic wheelchair racer and kayaker.

Video

http://www.nrgfuel.com/jack-eyers
http://fitnessinsane.com/interviews/fitnessinsane-com-speaks-with-the-inspirational-jack-eyers/
http://www.accessmagazine.co.uk/body-dynamic-in-conversation-with-jack-eyers/
http://mikscarlet.com/tag/jack-eyers/

Contact

Agency: Models of Diversity

Contact: Jack Eyers

Phone: 07966844114

E-Mail: jack_personaltrainer@yahoo.com


Tarah Una
Single Above Elbow
Amputee

My name is Tarah Una, I am a model, actress, flesh hook suspension artist and performer.

Recent Work

Combat Medical Trainee for the US military , National Geographic Taboo episode 9

More Info

I have been the only amputee model to grace the pages of "horse back street chopper Magazine" march 2013. I have also been featured on the cover of Revolution Alternative Magazine in April of 2013. I have also been featured in Inkspired Magazine, Bizzare Magazine and Incredible Features Magazine. I've had a television début on National Geographic's Taboo USA episode 9 in July of 2013 and the Travel Channel in 2010. In October of 2012 I worked as a hired actor at Zappo's Zombie Apocalypse in Las Vegas Nevada. I have a long list of both visual art in film, horror and macabre.

The work I am proudest of would be working for the US military as a combat medical trainee, I am dressed in FX make up and through the use of my amputated limb I train solders on how to attend to a newly amputated civilian that may be some kind of casualty of bombs and or warfare.

Contact

Contact: Tarah Una

Phone: (702)287-2166

E-Mail: unavonkynd@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.dollpartsgirls.com

   


TIMOTHY ANDERSON

Single Below Knee Amputee

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Actively participating in Shot Put, Discus, Wheelchair Basketball, Power lifting (Bench Press), Sitting Volleyball, and a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Cycling Team

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My ultimate goal is to compete in the Paralympics Games. 17 years of military service, to include the US Army as well as the US Air Force.

Major Achievements: 2012: Became a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Cycling Team 2011: Competed in 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Pittsburgh, PA; Won two Silver and one Bronze Medal 2011: Competed in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Games 2010: Desert Challenge-Arizona Disabled Sports; Shot Put/1st Place, Javelin/1st Place Discus/1st Place 2010: Permanently retired from the Air Force 2009: Won three Gold Medals at the State Games of America in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Contact

Contact: Timothy Anderson

Phone: (478) 273-9870

E-Mail: disabledchampions@gmail.com


Tracy Warren Tabin
Single Below Knee
Amputee

Tracy is a film, television, & Theater Actor. Has done some local independent films as well as commercials.

Recent Work

Grey's Anatomy, Sleeper Cell, Love's Unfolding Dream (Body Double) , Leverage , NCIS, Killer Instinct , Charlie Wilson's War, American Flyer , The Visitant, Guys

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Tracy was born and raised on the Central Coast of California.

Contact

Phone: 805-226-2892

E-Mail: twtabin@sbcglobal.net

   

ANDREI GAJZAGO
Single Below Elbow
Amputee

Andrei Gajzago is a multilingual, Los Angeles based SAG eligible artist with film and television experience.

Recent Work

Client List, Monster Survival Guide,National Geographic, Scandal,ABC, Episodes,ABC, Envelope,Trigger Street Production,speaking role in dialog with Kevin Spacey, Anatomy of Violence,pilot , ETC.

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Andrei is an actor currently living in the Los Angeles area. He started acting in 2009 , became SAG eligible in 2012 and has had numerous roles in film and television. He also works regularly as a role player for live military and law enforcement training. Being of European descent he speaks fluently three languages, English, Hungarian and Romanian and has a four year college degree from the University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj, Transylvania

http://youtu.be/7tFcQOJvSCc

Contact

Phone: +40-753-989-284

E-Mail: smontana71@gmail.com

Contact 2: Andrei Gajzago

Phone 2: +40-753-989-284


Jeff Lewis
Double Below Knee Double Below Elbow
Amputee

Jeff is a motivational speaker, singer, dancer, bowler and golfer.

Union Membership

AEA

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Jeff became a quadruple amputee in 2005 due to complications caused by the loss of his spleen in 1985. He is active as a peer visitor for new amputees and is involved in broadway type productions with a heavy spiritual and patriotic them. Jeff and seven other amputees have just completed a "sizzle" tape which produced by SHIMDOT productions to be submitted as a possible reality series.

http://www.dontworryaboutme.com

Contact

Agency: none

Website: http://www.dontworryaboutme.com

 

   

STEPHEN HANDLEY
Double Below Knee
Amputee

I am a personal trainer in cardiff, u.k

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I am a qualified personal trainer working in the u.k. I am very passionate about health and fitness, I train my clients to reach various goals from weightloss to muscle gain and love watching them reach their goals! I have a military background as part of the british army and completed two operational tours of Afghanistan, the second being the unlucky one! I am now looking to pursue a career in modelling and acting aswell as training for the paralympics

Contact

Contact: stephen handley

Phone: 07789277442

E-Mail: stephen_handley@hotmail.com 

ZACHARY JAMES RUKAVINA
Single Below Elbow
Amputee

Zachary James Rukavina is an Actor. He has an extensive resume and continues to build it. He continues to study his craft and explore different styles of studying. In acting, there is no finish line.

Union Membership

SAG-AFTRA

Recent Work

Circle- Supporting, Switched at Birth- Co Star, The Client List- Co Star, Parenthood- Co Star, Damages- Guest Star

Contact

Contact: Zack Rukavina

E-Mail: ZJRukavina@gmail.com

   

Kimberley Barreda
Double Above Knee
Amputee

Monoskier, runway and print model, race car driver, skydiver, feature film, episodic and commercial television actor, writer, event producer and organizer specializing in the disability community.

Recent Work

Native Eyewear Locals Only Project 2012, Kellogs Corn Flakes, KMart (17 commercials), McDonalds, Divorce Court, Runway: Franco Mirabelli Designs, David Lega (Sweden), Louisa Summerfield (UK), Print: Franco Mirabelli Designs, Native Eyewear, Sears, The Bay, Eatons,

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Kimberley is an established personality in the disability community with an extensive resume including print and runway fashion, public speaking and event organization as well as a past life as a Principal Agent representing over 80 union performers, numerous top models, speakers, personalities and international level athletes.

Additional skills and training include NASCAR / PORSCHE skid school, adapted skiing, water skiing, kayaking, fashion design, event production including fashion shows, trade shows, gala and casual fundraisers, auctions and multi day sporting events

Contact

E-Mail: kimberley@unlimbited.com

Website: http://www.unlimbited.com


Jeff Tiessen
Double Above Elbow
Amputee

Three-time Paralympian and world record holder Jeff Tiessen is founder and president of Disability Today Publishing Group. An award-winning journalist and inductee into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame, Jeff is a respected advocate and highly sought-after public speaker.

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Jeff is founder and president of Disability Today Publishing Group. As a book and magazine publisher, Jeff’s work focuses on providing those with disabilities with tools and ideas for healthy, active living.

As executive producer of the Disability Today Network, he has created a one-of-its-kind online information village for the greater disability community.

His signature presentation - “Small Victories” - sensitively encourages others to carefully consider what success means to them individually. Above and beyond his compelling story of overcoming personal injury and his achievements as a decorated elite athlete and prominent publisher, Tiessen speaks candidly and humorously about the small victories in his life that truly define this double-arm amputee’s formula for success

Contact

Contact: DT Network

Phone: 905-957-6016

E-Mail: jeff@blazekids.com

Website: http://www.disabilitytodaynetwork.com 

   
   
   
   
   
   

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Amputees In Hollywood was started by Al Pike, CP(E) in 1999  -  www.alpikecp.com

Al Pike a board certified prosthetist with a long history in photography, 8mm/16mm film, and video became involved with the movie industry during his years with Otto Bock Orthopedic Industries (Otto Bock Health Care) when it made contact with the movie industry through Industrial Light & Magic on The Empire Strikes Back, and the movie version of The Fugitive.

As the conflict in Iraq began taking its toll on our service men and women returning home as amputees because of IEDs it was logical for the media to use amputation as the visual image of the war. It is also a regrettable fact that prosthetics research is driven by the amputees of war, and government funded prosthetics research started diminishing in the 1960s. The new generation of combat injured amputee veterans were being provided with recent prosthetic technology hardware attached to socket designs with origins from work following WW II.

"Good afternoon, and thank you for inviting me to help launch a new beginning for both VA’s orthopaedic and prosthetics research and development, and for a brighter future for America’s disabled service members and veterans, men and women who now bear the burdens of mid-20th Century technology even as they live surrounded by the envelope pushing technologies of the 21st Century".

The Honorable Anthony J. Principi
Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs
November 17, 2003 in Arlington, Virginia.

It was not long before television shows like Law and Order and Cold Case had amputee characters representing veterans, but played by non-amputee actors often misrepresenting actual amputees and prostheses such as a below the knee prosthesis for an above the knee amputee. Having already established the first amputee consulting web site on the internet along with a media consulting web site for movies, books, novelettes, and theatre it was only logical that an Internet savvy prosthetist with close ties to the Amputee Coalition of America start channelling amputees into these roles and thus was born Amputees In Hollywood.

Although there was other organizations advocating and representing the disabled community as a whole with the entertainment industry there were none specific to the amputee an often overlooked and not seen member of that community. It is important that what the public and members of Congress see on their television screens and in the movies is an authentic representation of amputees and prostheses which would impact funding to truly bring prosthetics and amputee rehabilitation into the 21st Century.


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