Gianantonio Perani is a young Italian stallion from the West Coast. And while a piece of his heart will always be in the city by the bay, he has come to love fishing in the quiet creeks of Vermont, sucking lobster legs in Maine, and indulging in some of the finest cured meats New York City has to offer. Though he is no stranger to the uniquely trying situations New York City likes to challenge us with, it is safe to say it has won a piece of his heart as well (despite the sticky summers, frigid winters and brutal scowls of fellow subway passengers). A lover of life and all things good, Gianantonio knows how to have a good time. He likes fast cars, Pendleton shirts, and the San Francisco Giants. Gianantonio will be making his web series debut as “Jack” in Good Grief.
Maggie Dodson (Jo) began her acting career in the early 90s when her mother left her and her younger brother, Jack unattended in a parking lot. The roof to the Volvo Station wagon had been left open and Jack was in possession of a small ukulele with one string missing. Springing into action, Maggie encouraged Jack to join her on the roof of the car, performing show tunes, monologues, and little ditties much to the “pleasure” of passersby. From then on, she’s been drawn to creativity and self-expression. She is making her on-screen debut as “Jo.”
Claire Jamison (Clemence) is deliriously happy to work with Miss Dodson on her debut creation for public viewing. Film: Ned Rifle directed by Hal Hartley; Television: Discovery, A Crime to Remember directed by Cruz Angeles; Theatre: The Cherry Orchard, Hedda Gabler, The Gut Girls. Training: Claire received her BFA from SUNY Purchase College and was awarded the Patricia Kerr Ross Award for "originality, excellence, and promise in the arts."
Dan Selinger (Graham) is a graduate of Northwestern University where he studied theatre under Dan Cantor, and worked with incredible directors including William Brown, Mary Poole and David Downs. Since moving to New York, Dan has performed in numerous independent films as well as Distilled Theatre Company's recent production of "Stripped". Dan is currently a student at The Upright Citizens Brigade, and performs improv and stand-up comedy all over the city. You can find more information and updates at dan-selinger.com.
Ben van Berkum (Jeremy) is an actor who resides in Brooklyn and studies at Penny Templeton Studio in Manhattan. He loves acting through all mediums, and is currently also working on another series called On The Job. He enjoys reading, practicing martial arts, playing guitar, and generally being outside.
Susan O'Doherty (Myrtle) is an actor, singer and improviser. She performs with the musical house team Space God at the Queen's Secret Improv Club, and with Suestin and The Chupacabra Conspiracy throughout the city.
She is also a clinical psychologist and hypnotherapist who specializes in the creative process.
Dan Lerner (Stew) was born in the Bronx, New York and currently resides with his wife and seven-year-old triplet boys in Bedford, New York. He studied acting in Los Angeles at the Tracy Roberts Actors Studio as well as with The Groundlings Improvisational Troop. He currently studies with renowned acting coach Harold Guskin. Mr. Lerner has performed with The Target-Margin Theater in Brooklyn, New York, Little Radical Theatrics in Westchester, New York and the Mercury-Red Theater Group in Manhattan. His most recent screen credits include the Hard Candy Kid (Secret Toy Surprise Productions) as well as "The Edge" (Tryhane Red films).
Judith Faye has been involved with New York City theater since her arrival here from the West Coast back in the 20th Century. She was in the long-running interactive show, "Grandma Sylvia's Funeral," and just finished, "The Cemetery Club" with the Black Orchid Theatre Group. You can see her in the short film, "Random Encounters" on Vimeo, and she is thrilled to be making her web series debut as "Candy" in "Good Grief."
This is Robin McMillan's first acting gig since he performed 11 different roles in 32 different scenes in the much-acclaimed "Oh, What a Lovely War" staged at Kirkcaldy High School in Scotland in 1974. In the interim, he has worked as a journalist and husband and father. There is nothing in his background that would lead you to believe that he should even be here. But he is.