Who’s Who

thumbs_greg-crop-1GREG LEWIS (GregoryActor:  If Greg looks familiar it’s because he has appeared in over two hundred TV commercials, and has played numerous characters such as“Tino” the Greek chef (opposite Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer) in the Garry Marshall feature Frankie & Johnny, “Baron Von Trokien” in Garry Marshall’s Princess Diaries 1 & 2 (starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews), and roles in Dear God (starring Greg Kinnear), Larger Than Life (starring Bill Murray and directed by Howard Franklin for MGM), and more recently, the soon to be released independent feature Stealing RosesWriterGreg began writing a few years ago, when he wrote the critically acclaimed play Locker Room, which enjoyed a successful run for many months at The Skylight Theatre in L.A. and won the Drama- Logue award for Best Production.  He also wrote The Warm-Up starring Sammy Shore, which won the Drama -Logue Critics Award for Best Writing. Musician:  Greg started in show business at the age of fifteen as a harmonica player, playing with the world famous “Harmonicats” and little Johnny Puleo’s Harmonica Gang. Comedian:  Greg formed a comedy team with his life-long friend Gus Christy, and began working all the top clubs and television shows (Ed Sullivan, Hollywood Palace, Merv Griffin) as Lewis & Christy, “The Mad Greeks”.  Greg’s acting career was launched when the late Arthur Penn discovered him at the Chicago Playboy Club, and cast him in the film Mickey One starring Warren Beatty.  Greg settled down to acting full time, began studying with the late Milton Katselas’ Master Class and Bobby Moresco’s Actor’s Gym, and has managed to emerge as an accomplished, serious, as well as comedic actor.

 

HOWARD STORM (Director) Howard is one of television’s reigning directors of comedy, having been snatched from the comedy club circuit to direct Valerie Harper in her starring series “Rhoda”, his first TV assignment.  He subsequently helmed such popular long-running sitcoms as “Laverne & Shirley”, “Mork & Mindy”, “Taxi”, “Major Dad”, “Alf”, and “Everybody Loves Raymond”, to name a fewThe roster of stars he’s directed lists Robin Williams, Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Tony Danza, and Howie Mandel, among others.  He also directed Once Bitten, Jim Carrey’s feature film debut. Writer:  Howard has written scripts for such shows as “All In The Family”, “The Partridge Family”, and the original “Bob Newhart Show”.  Most recently, he, Pat Harrington, and the late Michael Rhodes co-authored, the critically acclaimed playJimmy and Sam, which recently completed a successful run at Theatre 40 in L.A.. Actor/ComedianBeginning in theater, Howard guested on the Johnny Carson, Steve Allen and Merv Griffin shows.  Having assisted Woody Allen in Allen’s early directorial efforts on Take the Money and Run and BananasWoody also asked him to play one of the comedians at the table in Broadway Danny Rose.  Later, in Hollywood, Storm’s impeccable comedy credentials earned him a spot with The Committee, known for their brilliant improvisations. He also taught improvisation technique. Howard, additionally taught directing at USC’s film department, The Pasadena Art Center College of Design, and UCLA.

 

THE CAMELBACK KID (TCK)  (Producer) Roster includes the Off-Broadway premieres of “H”: Hamilton or Honour (Mark Robert Gordon’s 1-man play about Alexander Hamilton), Some Greeks Are NOT In The Restaurant Business (actor/comedian Greg Lewis’ 1-man show), and TV Unplugged! (a live celebration of television featuring a rotating cast of TV stars). Recent productions include the critically-acclaimed runs of “Carol Channing” In Concert (Off-Broadway) and 2 1/2 Jews (South Florida).  TCK is one of the producers of the upcoming film 2 1⁄2 Jews, adapted from the long-running Off-Broadway play. www.TheCamelbackKid.com

 

MARK ROBERT GORDON (Producer) Founding Artistic/Executive Director (since 1994) of Do Gooder Productions, a not-for-profit Off-Broadway theater company which produces in partnership with designated charities.  MRG’s production company The Camelback Kid is developing multiple film and stage productions. Founder of S-2-S, a production company that produces film and TV adaptations of stage plays.  MRG has produced nine Off-Broadway plays (including the critically-acclaimed, year-long run of 2 1/2 Jews), directed at several NYC and regional venues, been a critically-acclaimed actor on NY’s theater scene, and authored five plays:“H”: Hamilton or HonourMy Soul is Mine: A Runaway’s Story (Off-Broadway-1995), Did You Evuh?Nevuh!, and R’fua: Healing.  He wrote the screenplay adaptation of 2 1⁄2 Jews and for TV is developing a new sitcom “Next Case!” (a fictional look at a TV judge show) and a dramedy “Zonies” (a serial about quirky Arizona characters).  Graduate of Phoenix’s inner-city public schools, Princeton University, Columbia Law School, and Harvard’s JFK School of Government. www.MarkRobertGordon.com

 

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