NORTHERN ONTARIO EXPO MAY 6 & 7, 2017
Tracy Brookshaw is a retired Canadian professional wrestler better known by her ring name Traci Brooks. She is best known for her work in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling where she has spent most of her career.
Tracy Brookshaw grew up on a pig and chicken farm in St. Marys, Ontario. In 2000, she won the Toronto Sunshine Millennium Calendar contest which led to her being named Miss June 2000 and interviewed in the Toronto Sun. Brookshaw went on to engage in promotional modelling work with the Molson, Labatts and Budweiser beverage brewers.
In her interview, Brookshaw said that she aspired to be "the next WWE Superstar". This led to her being introduced to Ron Hutchinson, a professional wrestler who operated the Sully's Gym professional wrestling school out of Toronto, Ontario. Brookshaw began training under Hutchinson in March 2000, and debuted in January 2001 as Tracy Brooks.
Richard Comely was born in Oxford, England in 1950 and Relocated to Canada as a child in 1953. He has resided in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta. Married since 1975 to Evelyn, Richard is the father of eight children.
Comely has worked as a commercial artist and writer since his teens. He began publishing his Captain Canuck comic book series in early 1975. He has also written and illustrated children's books, syndicated newspaper features, greeting cards, for advertising, promotional videos and for television. He designed and manufactures the ComelyCrane; a portable, extendable jib arm. Richard, Evelyn and their 8 children (when they were still youngsters) worked as background performers in a number of films and Television series.
Richard is currently developing Captain Canuck as a feature film with Mind's Eye Entertainment.
At the age of 18, Amy Allen moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco. After graduating, she went to work for ILM. As a Production Assistant, she worked on several films, including Gangs of New York (2002), before going to work on Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).
Was an employee at Lucasfilm when she was selected to play Aayla Secura, the female Twi'Lek Jedi from the Dark Horse Comic books. Reportedly, George Lucas saw the character on the cover of a comic and was so impressed he wanted to add her digitally into Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).
John Richard Schneider was born April 8, 1960, in Mt. Kisco, New York, to Shirley and John Schneider III, a pilot and U.S. Air Force veteran. His parents divorced when he was two. John began acting at the age of eight. He was in many plays in New York. He and his mother moved to Atlanta, Georgia, when he was fourteen. He got involved in the local theater and was in many local productions. He had a small part in Smokey and the Bandit (1977) starring Burt Reynolds.
His big break came when he won the role of Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) on CBS from 1979-1985. He auditioned for the role pretending he was a genuine country boy. He had a weeks growth of beard and held a beer can claiming he was from Snellville, Georgia. He later became a very successful country singer and had several hit songs including "I've Been Around Enough To Know" and "Country Girls." He has since opened Faith Works Productions in San Antonio, Texas. He also appears in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) as Daniel Simon/Red McCall.
Orli Shoshan was born on December 7, 1976 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is known for her work on Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Order of the Sith: Downfall (2006). Went into modeling after her service in the Israeli Army. Got the part of Shaak Ti through her modeling agency because the casting director was looking for someone with martial arts experience.
Lita is a retired American professional wrestler. She is also a singer. Lita is one of the most popular female wrestlers in history. She has spent her career with ECW and WWE. She was the extreme diva. Lita is a former 4 time WWE Women’s Champion. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014. She is arguably the most popular WWE diva in history.
Lita was born as Amy Christine Dumas on April 14, 1975. She was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She played bass guitar for a lot of bands. She wanted to become a professional wrestler after watching Rey Mysterio. She went to Mexico to train. After completing her training she returned to USA. After a stint in the Independent Circuit she was signed by Paul Heyman. Paul Heyman was the owner of ECW. She later joined WWE in 2000 and started alongside a luchadore Essa Rios but she became famous as a member of The Hardy Boyz.
WALTER E. JONES
Television and film actor. Pentathlon Champion. Father. Werewolf... Born in Scarborough, Ontario and raised in a farm town, northeast of Toronto, Kris' driven spirit has garnered success in many areas of his life. Kris knew he wanted to be an actor early on, however acting wasn't a widely supported career choice in his family. Instead of pursuing it right away, Kris opted to attend Montreal's Concordia University School of Business to study international commerce. While continuing his education, Kris also competed in sports, as he was a strong athlete throughout grammar and high school. Quickly, he excelled as an athlete, becoming a member of the Canadian National Pentathlon Team and achieving silver medals from both the Pan American and Pan Pacific Pentathlon Championships for riding and fencing. Although Kris was an extremely talented athlete, both his financial situation and his interests lead him into the acting world.
In 1994, Holden-Ried joined a small agency in Montreal in the hopes of making some money, so he could continue his education. His first audition that came up was for the title/leading role in "Young Ivanhoe," a 12th century dramatic, children's period piece TV movie. Kris had the skills, the look, and luckily, as it turns out, the talent. He landed this first audition and has been working as an actor ever since.
Kris currently stars as 'Dyson,' in the Syfy series Lost Girl, where he portrays a very likable werewolf-shifter, working in the human world as a police detective. You can also see Kris as Quint in the fourth Underworld installment, Underworld Awakening, and The Returned.
Viewers may also know Kris as 'William Compton,' on Showtime's former hit series, The Tudors, (2007,) as he has been working nonstop for nearly two decades. Other credits include multi-episode arcs on Degrassi: The Next Generation, M.V.P. and The Bridge. His film credits also include K-19: The Widowmaker, Gossip, amongst others. To improve his craft, Holden-Ried has trained with Uta Hagen's Master Class Scene Study, and with Janine Manatis of the Actor's Studio NY and the National Film Acting School.
An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the muscle-bound The Incredible Hulk (1978), the alter ego of meek scientist Bruce Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear infection that resulted in permanent partial hearing loss. Undeterred by what some may have perceived as a disadvantage, Lou threw himself into athletics (predominantly weightlifting and body building) and at the age of 21 won his first Mr. Universe title. For good measure, he came back and won it again the following year!
Big Lou is also a successful author with two books detailing his bodybuilding knowledge, and his life behind the scenes playing the Incredible Hulk on TV in the 1970s, plus he has a popular website frequented by his many fans worldwide.
Marina Sirtis was born in London, England, to Greek parents, Despina (Yianniri), a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. Her parents did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, she worked in musical theater, repertory and television. In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, California. For six months, she auditioned for parts but was unsuccessful. Just before she planned to go back home, she got the part of Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). After the series ended, she reprised her role for a string of successful Star Trek films: Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). In 1992, Sirtis married Michael Lamper, a rock guitarist. She occasionally attends Star Trek conventions so that her loving fans can meet her, and she can meet the fans.
Meghan was born on February 12, 1987 to parents Nino and Char Agosta. She grew up with her siblings, Kara, Jeric and Jade in a small hamlet called Ruthven in Southwestern Ontario. She played hockey for the Chatham Cyclones AAA organization and later for the Junior AA Windsor Wildcats of the Ontario Provincial Women’s Hockey League.
At the 2003 Canada Winter Games, she scored the winning goal for Team Ontario. In addition, she played for Team Ontario Red at the National Under 18 championships in 2005, and won a gold medal. Meghan is also an accomplished inline hockey player. She won a gold medal for Canada at the 2004 World Inline Hockey Championships.
In August 2004, Meghan moved to Calgary to train with the national team. She played for the national team for the first time in August 2005 at the Four Nations Cup, and was one of the leading scorers during the exhibition phase prior to the Winter Olympics.
On her 19th birthday, during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, she scored a hat trick for Team Canada against the Russian national women’s ice hockey team. She was the youngest member of Canada’s gold medal winning team in Turin. Winning that gold medal in her dad’s home country and having her whole family with her, is an experience she will never forget.
Meghan attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania and distinguished herself as a freshman in the NCAA Division 1 hockey during the 2006-07 season. She became the first freshman ever to make the final three for the Patty Kazmaier Award. She was also a First Team All-American and a unanimous choice for CHA Player of the Year. She helped lead Mercyhurst to its first No. 1 national ranking.
Meghan continued to dominate in goal scoring with her quick acceleration and dead-eye accurate shot and earned herself numerous accolades. On February 25, 2011, Meghan scored her 151st career goal to become all-time leading goal scorer in NCAA history. Agosta was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd feature in the February 21, 2011 issue (as recognition of becoming the all-time NCAA scorer.)
Writer/Artist of The Circle; CW Fan Talk; New York Yankees Magazine; NECA/WizKids, Artist, Writer, Creator, Fan.
Brian C. Roll was born and raised in New Jersey. He holds a Bachelors of Fine Art from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with a concentration in Computer An interest in art developed as soon as he figured out that crayons served a better purpose being put to paper than put in his mouth. Inspired by cartoons and movies early on, he was never without his trusty drawing pad and had his first installation art exhibit when he placed his Star Wars action figures in the
Years later, art and the creative process are still his biggest passion. For over 13 years he served as the Creative Director for NECA/WizKids HeroClix. His work has been seen on packaging in the toy industry, Yankees Magazine, Nocking Point Wines and CW Fan Talk, among others. He is in the process of painting the art for his illustrated novel, The Circle, which was funded through Kickstarter. He can be found online at www.odysseyart.net, on Twitter @OdysseyArtTorch, on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/odysseyart and on Deviant Art at odysseyart.deviantart.com.
LITA A.K.A. AMY DUMAS
Walter is an actor, dancer and singer. Walter is internationally known for his creation of the character Zack The Black Ranger from the Children's Action Adventure Phenomenon Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). He has been featured as a series regular or guest star in over 150 episodes of various shows and has been featured in several films. Some of his credits include: The Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning police drama The Shield (2002), the top-rated drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), the long running comedy hit Moesha (1996). Walter works regularly as a voice actor lending his voice to radio television, film and video games. Walter's recent voice over acting jobs includes work on Step Up (2006), Divergent (2014), and Annie (2014). Walter resides in Los Angeles, California and spends his free time salsa dancing, camping, scuba diving, snowboarding, and travelling.
BRIAN C ROLL
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