James Joseph Wolk (D.O.B- March 22, 1985) is a television and film actor from America, most famous for his character of Bob Benson in the American period drama Mad Men. Born and brought up in the Farmington Hills, Michigan, to Edie, a drawing teacher and Robert Wolk, a footwear businessman, Wolk spent most of his childhood there. He has an elder sister named Katie Ray. Hailing from a Jewish family, he was raised in Liberal Judaism. When James was a child, his father being a fan of Frank Sinatra songs, he performed the songs for his parents. After graduating from North Farmington High school, he worked in his father’s store as a teenager. After considering medicine or law as a career, he finally attended the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, graduating in 2007. As a student at the University of Michigan and a struggling actor in New York, James worked as an event D.J, performing at parties, weddings and bar mitzvahs. He landed the role of ‘Brad Cohen’ in “Front of the Class”, right after his graduation. James portrayed the character beautifully, accurately depicting the struggle of the character with Tourette Syndrome and how he defies all odds to become a teacher. He played the titular role of a young detective in the ABC series “Solving Charlie” in 2009.

Later in 2010, he played the title character in the Fox TV show “Lone Star”, in which he plays a conman who married to two different women in two different Texas towns, thus leading a double life. He gained widespread acclaim, when he starred in the sixth season of “Mad Men”, playing a mysterious junior accountant, Bob Benson. His was one of the most talked about characters on the show. Later in 2014, he was a cast member of the TV series Zoo, based on the book by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. He has also starred in numerous movies including You Again, Are You Joking and The Stanford Prison Experiment, among others. James is an avid fan of old Robert de Niro movies, but his favorite actors are Michael J.Fox and Tom Hanks. His favorite movie is Back to the Future (1985). Wolk is on the Board of Directors of the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation. He does a lot of volunteering work for "Camp Twitch and Shout," which is a camp for children (ages 7–17) with Tourette syndrome, in Georgia. He is married to Elizabeth Jae Byrd since 2015, and they have a pet dog named Flea. Currently, he is based in Los Angeles. He is a young talent and an acting powerhouse, slowly and steadily rising the heights. 5

Chris Lowell English Actor

Chris Lowell

Chris Lowell is a television and film actor from America. He attained widespread recognition for his role of Stosh Piznarski in the show Veronica Mars and also as William Parker in Private Practice, the spin-off of the show Grey’s Anatomy. Chris was born on 17 October 1984. He spent his childhood years in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, also his birthplace. He attended the distinguished Atlanta International School, where he founded the Film Program and Video Yearbook. Later he studied at the University of South California and the New School as well. It was during his first year at the University of South California that a producer asked him to audition for a role while he was playing beach volleyball. In his first major audition in 2003, he got a role in the show Life as We Know It, a teen drama that aired on ABC. His character Jonathan Fields was shown to be “lacking confidence but highly innovative and down to earth”. The series was aired for just 13 episodes, though. He debuted with the 2006 film Graduation and also acted in a small film titled You Are Here. He was a part of the team of the TV show Veronica Mars in its third season and later acted in the drama Private Practice. He was a part of the latter for three seasons, his stint ending when his character Dell dies from heart attack after there is a complication during a brain surgery. Lowell played the role of Derrick in the show Enlisted as well. He also had a role as Emma Stone's love interest in The Help in 2011, which was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and co-wrote and directed indie film Beside Still Waters. Apart from his acting, he is a singer and plays the harmonica for the acoustic indie band “Two Shots for Poe”. In 2015, he starred for the off-Broadway blockbuster, Jacuzzi, in which he performed at Ars Nova in New York City. Apart from acting and singing, he enjoys amateur filmmaking and also works as a fine art photographer. He is an avid traveler as well. Some of his favorite movies include Chinatown, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Raising Arizona, The Royal Tenenbaums and Goodfellas. He is quite vocal and a supporter of LGBT rights and condemns the way gay characters are portrayed in movies. In one of his personal quotes he says— “I will always be the hopeless romantic, more often pathetic than heroic.”

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Chris Massoglia

Christopher Paul Massoglia is a television and film actor from the USA. He is known for his appearances in television programs like Law and Order, as well as films like Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. He was born on 29 March, 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and spent his childhood years there. His father Christopher Massoglia is a chiropractor, while his mother Karen is a homemaker. He was home-schooled by his mother. He was a child prodigy, blessed with high intelligence and was taking university-level online courses just at the age of thirteen. He learned jujitsu, played the piano, received training in hip-hop dancing, understood American Sign Language, and learned horse-riding as well. He was also an exceptional Little League Baseball player. He started acting at the age of 10. He began attending acting workshops at a dancing academy in his home town of Minneapolis while in middle school. He kick started his acting career in 2003 with the stage name “Chris Kelly” in an episode of the TV series Law & Order, but later adopted his family name. He gave auditions for movies like Spider-Man 2 and Bad News Bears but was not cast in these movies. He played in the 2004 Little League World Series Midwestern Regional Championship and couldn’t audition during this period. He appeared in a few more TV series’, namely Medical Investigation in 2004 and Wanted in 2005. He made his movie debut with A Plumm Summer, but gained attention with his role of Darren Shan in 2009 film Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. The movie was a moderate success, and Chris received mixed reviews for his acting. He later starred in the horror film The Hole. He lives to travel and is a family person. He is closest to his three siblings, two brothers and a sister, as all of them were home-schooled together. He also loves to invest his time in young people through his church and other organizations. He has been to Israel five times in four years to advocate for peace in the Middle East. In 2008, Massoglia was named one of the "10 Actors to Watch" in Variety's Young Talent issue. He is a multi-talented person with a heart of gold.

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Chris Massoglia English Actor