‘Walther’ marks Jordan Reinwald’s screen debut. As a stage actor he was classically trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts [LAMDA]. He has appeared in commercials, pilots, and print ads in New York City, Chicago, and St. Louis. In addition, he’s been a featured extra in such films as ‘Up In The Air’ and ‘Joint Body’. He gives all the glory to God and feels immensely blessed to be involved in this project.
James King retired from a career in the advertising world—in Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. King then decided to pursue an acting career in the St. Louis area. His appearances have included: STAGE [“The Odd Couple”, ACT II Community Theatre; “Tom Paine”, St. Charles Community College”]; VIDEO [online spoof of Fantasy Football; national public service announcement]; and FILM [“Up in the Air”, Paramount Studios; medical training films, St. Louis University and University of Missouri; student films, Webster University]
Originally a film major in college; Tim chose a detoured approach. Studying under private acting tutor Carrie Houk in St. Louis, she taught him some of the key differences between acting/posing for the camera and getting into the context of the role. While he attributes much of his progression as an actor to Carrie, He knows that the wind in his sails is Christ. He feels extremely privileged to be a part of such a skilled cast and crew.
Charles Heuvelman has appeared in over 100 stage, film, video and audio productions. He has performed with many theatre companies in the St. Louis area, including St. Louis Shakespeare, Muddy Waters Theatre and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. His previous motion pictures include “Ice from the Sun,’ “April Is My Religion,” and “Logan.”
The Blue Chip Pest Control Guy (youtube)
I’m just grateful to Dale Ward for believing in me enough to give me the opportunity to “BE” Dr. Adolph Marbach. Thank you.
My name is Aaron Markham. I am a St. Louis native, born and raised. I joined the military at 17 and served in Iraq, Kuwait, Korea, Germany and Spain. I have been acting for about 6 years, and have done mostly films, TV commercials and a few web series’. My most recent accomplishments were the Blue Chip Pest Control commercial on NBC and the feature film ‘Ultra Guys’, and of course this wonderful ‘Walther” film.
C.J. Reed is acting in his first full length feature film playing Ottomar Fuerbringer in Walther. He has previously acted in church productions such as “Daze of Our Lives” and “The Christmas Shoes.” He has also used his voice to help businesses record prompts on phone messaging systems and has read scripts for online training courses in the construction industry.
Christian Vieira graduated from Saint Louis University with a B.S. in Marketing & Theatre. He currently works for the Rep’s Imaginary Theatre company and has worked with many theatre companies around town. On screen, Christian has been involved with a number of short films as well as feature films. He was the associate producer for an independent film shot in St. Louis last summer called “Love Stalker” which will debut soon.
Michael Ketcher has worked as a journalist, copywriter, actor, production coordinator, casting director, producer, and director. He has credits in 26 independent feature films, as well as many short films, television commercials, network television, and corporate videos. He was a series regular on “Completing Kaden,” a sitcom that aired throughout the world on the Christian Broadcasting Network and its affiliated stations. He was also a contributing writer on the Emmy-award-winning documentary, “The World’s Greatest Fair” and associate producer on the award-winning Showtime feature, “Ghost Image.”
Erik is an extremely versatile actor with a long list of films and other media under his belt. His most recent projects include “The Man in the Maze” which hits US theatres this September, “Jackson Horn” which airs on Fox beginning May 8, Donny Callahan’s “Bittersweet Revenge,” and the apocalyptic thriller “Dystopia: 2013.”
Jack Johnson, 25, earned his BFA in Acting and Directing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. He performed in various shows including Romeo & Juliet, The Adding Machine, and Controlling Interest. His goal in life is to become a voice-actor. This is his first role in a motion picture.
Daniel S. Irwin (originally from Sparta, IL) plays George Gube in the film. Dan, an actor, writer, and artist, has appeared in several films and plays in the St Louis area and has played roles ranging from a garden gnome to an English lord.
Joshua William Pugsley is a man humbled by the love of God. He enjoys using creativity to inspire others to live for Christ. Some of his passions include teaching and sharing the good news, making random videos with friends, laughing, making others laugh, and enjoying the time given to him. He is very excited to be a part of the “Walther” film and to see where God will lead him in the future.
Dona Ellis has worked on many local and national films, commercials, television, and video projects. She has been a part of the Creative Actors Workshop (film), for over four years. She has been nominated for the “Best Actress” award at film festivals, including the Action on Film International Film Festival in Pasadena, CA.
Katie, a graduate of Washington University’s drama program, has acted with many local theatre companies, most recently Stray Dog Theatre. Film work includes the independent movie “Hooch and Daddy-O” and a movie extra in “Up in the Air.” She is also fortunate to work as the Marketing Assistant for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
Laura Singleton is thrilled to be making her professional film debut as Louise Guenther, Pastor Stephan¹s maid. She insists that she is not a tramp, she just plays one in the movies. Laura has done theater for 20 years, including four plays in the last two years for First Run Theatre. As always, she praises God for all her blessings and gives all the glory to Him.
Olivia Pilon (Lena Schubert) is excited to make her second movie with Dale Ward. She has been singing, dancing, and acting since she was 4 years old. Olivia is thrilled to be appearing this summer in “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Muny.
Fifteen year old Mazey Aud resides in Illinois and likes to spend several months a year in California to pursue her acting career. Recent credits include a video series for “Children First”, a Public Service Announcement, and roles in several short films. She recently was invited on the stage of the Ellen DeGeneres Show while Greyson Chance performed and was a contestant on Nickelodeon’s Brainsurge. When she was 14, she wrote, directed, and produced her first short film at the New York Film Academy titled “An Unexpected Gesture”. In addition to everything in the film industry, she also loves soccer, X-box 360, Starbucks and Facebook.
Kelly Werner holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. She has performed professionally in numerous musicals, plays, video and stage educational programs, commercials and corporate events. She is currently a children’s worship leader/drama director at First Evangelical Free Church in St. Louis. “Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings” Psalm 67:3.
Karen Palmer is a St. Louis based actress. She has appeared in various commercials and films, including Dale Ward’s “Ragman.” Find out more about her at www.resumes.actorsaccess.com/karenannpalmer.
Rob Suozzi studied at St. Louis Community College for several years and has worked with director Michelle Rebollo on several Projects including his most recent, “Waiting For Godot.” He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts after his schooling at STLCC and is currently studying again in St. Louis with the goal of getting a degree in communications. He is thrilled that he has gotten to work with such wonderful people on such an amazing piece in “Walther.” He wants to thank his training for getting him to where he needs to be with his acting, especially Ms. Rebollo, and also wants to thank Dale Ward for giving him the opportunity to work on such a great film.
Mitchell List has graced the screen and stage with numerous comedic, dramatic, and musical roles. A St. Louis native, List spent time training and working in Los Angeles. Favorite screen roles include the nerdy Irving P. Honeycutt III in the TV pilot presentation Comedy Whacked and the inductive detective, Max, in How To Study Your Bible For Kids, released on DVD in 2009. List has performed with various St. Louis-area theater companies, appearing in January 2011 on the Edison Theatre stage as Jonas in Metro Theater Company’s production of The Giver. Other favorite theatrical roles include his Arts for Life award-nominated portrayals of youngest brother Benjamin in Hawthorne Players’ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Winthrop in Alpha Players’ The Music Man.
Warren is a retired Lutheran teacher/principal with 25 years of community theater experience. This is his first participation in a feature length film. He thanks God for the talent he has been given and his wife, Ann, for her patience as he explores this medium.
Gwynneth is a newcomer to the St. Louis acting community after a wonderful career working with livestock in the Tourism and Education field interpreting 1860s Farm Life for visitors at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto. She has worked with AfftonCenterstage, Soundstage, The NonProphet Theatre Company; taken part in a fundraised Stage Performance for Stray Rescue St. Louis; and taken part in several Commercial, Film and Print ventures, including The Abolition News Network. Her great interest in history drew her to this exciting project.
Jadienne has acted all around the St. Louis area with local theater groups. Some of her favorite roles include Mrs. Clackett in “Noises Off,” Carmen Bernstein in “Curtains,” The Detective in “Clue the Musical,” and Charlotte Hay in “Moon Over Buffalo.” She is in the movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and “White Palace,” and worked with Jay A. Kelley and DreamWelder Productions.
Allen Moore resides in St. Louis with his wife and 3 kids. He works for St. Louis Public Schools as teacher and technical liaison. He also runs his own Web Design Company, Akir Design Company, and is active in his church, Grace Assembly of God in Florissant, where he participates in the youth services, worship team, Junior and Teen Bible Quiz and directs the drama productions. Allen has a BA in Drama from Evangel University and an MA in Theatre Administration from Lindenwood University.
Veronica Schlette (Julia Fischer) is currently in the BFA Acting program at Missouri State University. She has appeared in several short films and other projects, and was recently named Best Female Lead at the 2011 Webster Student Film Festival. Veronica is thrilled to be a member of the Walther cast.
Native of St. Louis and musician that is very proud to have been involved in my second movie by Dale Ward.
Jonathan Ripke is currently a fourth-year student at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. While growing up in Aurora, CO, he attended Lutheran schools, giving him the opportunity to act in a wide variety of Christmas pageants, spring plays, and other performances. During each of his years at Denver Lutheran High School, he was cast in a one-act play, culminating in a role as J.C. #4 in Malcolm Marmorstein’s “Will the Real Jesus Christ Please Stand Up?” as a senior. The current film is his first; as an avid student of history (his major at Concordia-Seward) and a seminary student he is pleased to portray Ludwig Fuerbringer, one of the original Concordia Seminary students. He was married to his wife Megan in 2009, and his parents and two sisters reside in Nebraska. When Jonathan is not studying, he enjoys running and walking with his wife. He looks forward to learning more about Walther, Fuerbringer, and their influence on the Missouri Synod through his participation in this film.
Abraham has appeared in numerous films and plays, including “The 2 Sons and Their Crogzookles,” “There’s Something in the Basement” and “This New Ground.” He wrote and directed the film “Abe Lincoln’s Life” which appeared in several film festivals across the country. “Walther” is his first feature film.
Haley Kloess has much experience in both theater and film. She has appeared in many Webster University student films, other films, and commercials. Recently, she has appeared in a commercial for AT&T Smart Controls and in a PSA for the Boys Town National Hotline. She is excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this project.
In the few short years that Aliyah has been performing, she has been a part of several films, commercials and live theatre performances. Some of her favorite film projects are Reprisal, Susy’s Limeade, The Loophole, World Hunger, and Four Square Law. Stage credits include Doll’s House and The Good Person of Setzuan with St. Louis Actor’s Studio, Kokoa and the Chocolate Fairy with Make Believe Theatre and The Nutcracker with Missouri Ballet Theatre. When she is not acting, she enjoys writing, painting, singing and being a Girl Scout. She is very excited to be a part of “the magic of Walther” and is grateful to God, her family and the cast for their support..
Miranda is a senior at Webster Groves High School and is very excited to be a part of Walther! Miranda has appeared in various musicals and plays both at her school and through community theaters. This is her first film.
This is Ron’s first film for LCMS. He hopes it won’t be his last. Ron has been performing in community theater since 2000 in the Metro East area. Too many plays to list them all. He has played Characters from a judge to a German to a Tinker and a crazy person. No roll has been too small for him to take. Next year after retirement, he will try to do more acting. He thanks God everyday for his talents and gifts to share with others. His joy is to make others happy if only for a little while.
Michael Callahan was told by a school teacher he should pursue acting. Well, he finally did. First and foremost, his first debut in the full feature film “WALTHER” casted as WILL KLUGEL. Other films; “UP IN THE AIR” Extra, “ULTRA GUYS” Extra, “PROPOSAL” Restaurant Patron. Short films; “JOSEPH” as Dad, “SLEEP SUNSHINE” as Doctor, Diplomat, and Thug. He was cast as lead in the first of a four part Industrial Safety Film for the Ford Motor Company. The film won two awards by the Ford Communication Network.
Zach Louis has done 7 films so far, including the award-winning “Last Days of Shaniko”, and the feature film “Fear”. Zach has played a wide range of characters, from an innocent young boy stealing his first kiss, to a radioactive zombie, to an abused child. Zach has also done quite a bit of stage work: appearing in “Oliver!”, “Hairspray”, and “Romeo and Juliet”. Zach is in 6th grade and is a starting lineman for the Kirkwood Jr. Pioneers. He was an All-American for youth football in 2010.
Jessica is a freshman in high school. She enjoys acting very much. This is her first role in a film. She has done many musicals and plays, and has also done fashion and hair shows. She has trained at Omaha’s Rose Theater, and Rena’s International. In 2009, she was a contestant in the “Applause Rising Talent Showcase” When she is not acting, she enjoys competitive cheerleading, baking and shopping. She is very excited to be a cast member of “Walther”. After high school, she plans to attend college and further her acting career.
Caden is 9 years old and has performed on stage at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the St. Louis MUNY, Christ Memorial Productions, Family Musical Theatre, Crestwood-Kirkwood Youth Theatre, and DramaRama Theatre Company. He has also acted in two short films; “Hidden Treasure” and “Joseph”, and recently filmed a commercial video. He has been nominated by Arts for Life for a 2010 Best Juvenile Performance award for his role as “Chip” in Beauty and the Beast.
Meg Andrus loves to act! Onstage, she has performed in Godspell and Broadway Lullaby, as well as in various plays and musicals at her school (Christ Community Lutheran) and church. Meg spends her summers acting in theater camps. She even loves to act when off-stage, often slipping into character to make mundane tasks such as homework more palatable. Meg lives in St. Louis County with her dad, mom, sister, and Joey and Coco, her well-loved dogs and biggest fans.
Dale has appeared on-camera in the films “Meet Bill,” “Alice Upside Down” and “The Lucky Ones.” Television appearances include recurring roles in “Completing Kaden” and “On Main Street,” and on-stage Dale has played Ebenezer Scrooge – a role many say was typecast.
Madeline Steinlage (Maria Von Wurmb) is 12 years old and excited to be part of another Dale Ward film. Her other film credit was as Gracie Haynes in “Delayed Reactions”. Madeline has sang with the St. Louis Children’s Choir and competitively danced for 7 years. Some of her theatre credits include “The Wizard of Oz” (Scarecrow), “Alice In Wonderland, Jr.” (Dodo Bird), “Willie Wonka” (Alfie), “Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat” (Pharaoh), and “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Trudy).
Suzanne is most comfortable behind the scenes, and has worked on many films including “Ragman,” “Delayed Reactions” and “The 2 Sons and Their Crogzookles.” She provided voice-over work for the films “Abe Lincoln’s Life” and “There’s Something in the Basement.”
Thanks to the film, WALTHER, Belorussian film actor, Aleh (Alec) Neliubin has now worked on 50 film/tv productions since his arrival in St. Louis, just under 5 years ago. His work as a theater director and 16+ year background as a clown and improv performer in Belarus, took him on tours throughout Europe and Taiwan before landing in the US. Aleh has gone to Atlanta to work with Director, Tyler Perry; to Chicago to work on film directorial debuts by both Michael Keaton and Lori Petty, as well as having worked on TNT and Dreamworks’ productions there. www.imdb.me/neliubin
Dallas C. R. Dubke is thrilled at the opportunity of being in his first movie! As a student of music and theology, this lifelong Lutheran has had some acting experience, but his main performance focus has been in the area of sacred music as a soloist and choir member. However, he had a great time acting in this production as one of the ones sent to arrest Martin Stephan!
Hugh is currently a Seminary Student at Concordia St. Louis working towards his Master of Divinity and eventual ordination, he has always had a desire to be in films or acting. After years of school plays, and church musicals, Hugh is happy that he has finally gotten this chance to be part of a film production, especially one with such great significance.
Anthony Gerber is completing his first year of classes at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. After spending thousands of hours acting on stage, he is making his film acting debut, which has been one of his life-long dreams.
With an early background as a Computer Technician, and with a love for experimental digital, analog, and optical technologies Nick is making a name for himself as a Cinematographer. He is very active in the St. Louis film scene, having worked extensively with a number of production companies as a Director Of Photography, Steadicam Owner/Operator, Grip and a number of other positions. As well as numerous positive reviews of his films Nick recently won the “Award Of Distinction For Cinematography” at the Re:Image Film Festival For “Ragman”.
Vickie has always been a passionate actress. Writing, directing and acting in plays as part of a ministry, for 14 yrs. She has worked on short films here in Missouri, with Walther being her first experience working on a feature. She continues to honor God with the talent He has placed in her, purposing to leave not one talent untapped. She has been a part of Creative Actor’s Workshop here in St.Louis. To my Jesus be the glory.