Birthday: 17-02-1949
Age: 70
Star sign: Pisces

Born in the New York City, United States of America to Jazz Musician parents, Don Scardino is a multifaceted entertainer, having been an actor, voice artist, director, producer, television artist and a Broadway artist as well. Aged 67, Donald Joseph Scardino was born on 17 February 1949.

He was initially married to Pamela Blair (14 September 1984 - 1991) but later got divorced. After that, he got married to Dana L. Williams in the year 1995 and has been happily married ever since. He is almost the father of a child from his marriage to Dana. Don started his initial entertainment career years as a stage actor. He worked in multiple stage plays and Broadway performances. His first Broadway acclaim was as an understudy for the play “The Playroom” in 1965. Further, his Broadway acting credits include “Johnny No-Trump”, “Godspell” and “King of Hearts”. Most roles he played were under the age of 25 even though he himself was aging well into his 40’s. And as he himself says, “It was driving me nuts!” Although Don had a childhood fantasy of being a film director one day, his Dorian Gray appearance of un-aging youth only landed him young roles in Broadway shows.

A few of his major stage appearances include: As Dom in “The Loves of Cass McGuire” at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City, 1966, as Jimmy Gordon “My Daughter, Your Son” at the Booth Theatre, New York City,1969, as David in ”Scribes” at Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1977 etc. One of his most celebrated works as a stage actor was in “Godspell” (musical) at the multiple theatres across New York City through 1976-1977. In his interviews, he has often mentioned about the resilience and dedication of actors who work on Broadway as well as in movies.

He worked alongside Al Pacino and James Earl Jones in “The Peace Creeps” Off-Broadway in 1966 and fondly recalls his experience of learning and appreciating the art of acting from the experienced actors, “Al never stopped working, never took breaks in rehearsals. I realized: That's the kind of dedication you need. Onstage, James Earl Jones would nail you with his eyes. He taught me Cagney's lesson on acting: 'Place your feet on the ground, look the other guy in the eye— and tell the truth. “ Scardino later moved on to directing plays which later paved his way into directing and producing TV series and movies.

His most celebrated stage directorial works include “How I Got That Story”, “A Kiss Is Just a Kiss”, “Kid Purple”, "Life under Water” etc. Following his 10 years of acting career and directing plays, Scardino moved on to soap opera direction. Although the option was open, he closed the door to acting completely as his childhood dream had been that of being a director only and acting had been a step along the way. His TV directorial include: “Another World” on NBC 1986-1987, “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” NBC, 1987, “Law & Order” on NBC, 1991-1992 etc.

Donald Scardino has been a celebrated actor as well as a director throughout his years of working and has been nominated and even won some, prestigious awards including the Primetime Emmy, Daytime Emmy, AFI Awards, Gold Derby Awards, PGA awards, The Directors Guild Of America, USA etc.

Don Hall English Actor

Don Hall

Don Hall is an American writer and film director currently employed at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Born in Glenwood, Iowa, the Oscar Award-winning director is an alumnus of the California Institute of the Arts. The director’s own life is no less than the script of a Disney fairy-tale with the inbuilt message of hopes and dreams and persistence towards them. His mother recounts that at a very tender age, being three or five maybe, Don announced that he wanted to work at Disney and be a film animator for them. And Voila! Now he is the director of Disney’s 54th animated movie, “Big Hero” and has an Academy Award to his name! Don’s journey is one of continuous perseverance and dedication. Owing to extensive research, Hall knew many Disney employees came from California Institute of the Arts. He applied several times but didn’t get in. However, he got a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from the University of Iowa in the meantime and decided to try one more time. After applying multiple times, he finally got in. Don graduated from the institute in the year 1995 and has been working with Disney ever since. However, he also worked with ‘DreamWorks’ for a brief period of 5 months but left the job and stuck to his childhood dream of working at Disney and has never left their side since then. Don made his debut in the Disney Industry with the 1999 movie “Tarzan” as a story writer. The father of two had a childhood filled with Marvel comics, Disney stories and of course, Star Wars! Being a well-versed person in the animated world, he wanted to convert a Marvel comic into a memorable movie and after quite some reflection, decided upon the three-comic mini-series, “Big Hero 6’. Don made his directorial debut with the movie “Winnie: The Pooh” and later directed “Big Hero 6” which won the Oscar for the Best Animated Feature in 2015. Don has been involved with a lot of Disney films including “Tarzan” (1999) and “Bolt” (2008). He has also worked on the very popular Disney movie “The Princess and the Frog” released in 2009 and the very recent, “Zootopia” released in 2016. He has also been nominated for a range of prestigious awards including the BAFTA and the Annie Awards.

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Doug Liman

Douglas Eric Liman is an American producer and director. He was born on 24 the July in the year 1965 in New York. His parents were Ellen and Arthur L. Liman. His father was a lawyer and worked for the social causes. He had a keen interest in serving the public. He served as Chief Counselor for the Iran Contra case. His mother was a writer, and painter.  He grew up as a Jewish. Lewis and Emily are his siblings. Douglas had the interest in making films. He started composing films while he was studying in the New York at International Center of Photography. He attended Brown University. In his college days, he helped some students to start a TV station called BTV. He became the first manager at that centre.  He founded the NACB with the help of his father’s relations with the CBS. NACB is National Association of College Broadcasters. It was the first association started to set up some student initiated radio and TV stations. He completed his graduation from the University of California in the US. During his college in1993, he had done a thriller cum comedy picture titled as Getting In.  Liman started his director career from Swingers. The writer of the photoplay decided to cast only well-established actors. Later, they starred Favreau, Patrick Van Horn, Vince Vaughn, and Ron Livingston. It is a comedy screenplay based on the lifestyles of unemployed and single actors of Eastsid California. The struggling actors became stars after this super hit. Doug won the tag of Best Filmmaker for MTV Award. Critics gave positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, it scored a rating of 87%. Liman, after getting success, he sold it for 5.5 million dollars to Miramax.  Liman’s next production was Go, which came in 1999. It was crime cum comedy that was directed by Doug. John August wrote it. It featured Katie Holmes, William Fichtner, Sarah Polley, Scott Wolf, and Jay Mohr. It applauded by the critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it collected up to 92% ratings. It garnered up to 28.4 million dollars collection.  In 1999, Liman presented an ad for Nike. His screenplays were highly appreciated. In 2002, The Bourne Identity released. He directed and produced the episodes of Premiere and The Model Home. He came up with some comedy shows.  In 2005, he made Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were the actors. In 2005, he made the episodes of Heist. In 2010, he made a Fair game under his direction.  In 2011, Liman produced-cum-directed Just Want My Pants Back. In 2014, Edge of Tomorrow released. His upcoming movie is Mena.  

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