Meet The Cast

Ryan Jamaal Swain | Dr. Emmett Fields

Ryan Jamaal Swain was born in Birmingham, Alabama and spent much of his childhood training at local theatre and dance companies.

As a writer, in 2014, Swain wrote and starred in A Negro Writer, a one-man show about Langston Hughes and his life. In 2017, Swain was cast as Damon Richards in Ryan Murphy’s FX television series Pose. The series premiered on June 3, 2018, and attracted critical acclaim. As a classically trained actor Ryan has performed on Broadway and Off Broadway. In 2019, he joined the cast of Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney critically acclaimed ‘Choir Boy’, covering the lead role of Pharus. Among his favorite credits are his roles in Six Degrees of Separation ” “Thoughts of a Colored Man, and Spring Awakening.

Swain studied at Howard University, British American Drama Academy in Oxford U.K. Ryan is working on a semi-autobiographical young adult book and is an active advocate for civil rights and queer rights.

Matt Steele | Rob Taylor

Matt performed with community theatre companies and in his high school plays before attending New York University as a Drama major at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. There, he studied musical theatre under CAP21 and acting for the screen with Stonestreet Studios.

Following graduation, Matt was one of 22 musical theatre majors from across the country selected to perform in the Broadway Rising Stars concert at New York City’s Town Hall on Broadway. David Finkle of The Huffington Post said, “The prize for all-round entertainer goes to Matt Steele, who knew exactly how to wring every laugh and tear from Chicago’s ‘Mr. Cellophane.’ Interesting how he made a song about not being noticed into an example of how to be noticed absolutely.”

Some of his favorite Los Angeles credits include the role of Ricky in the feature film DIVOS!, Collin in Lifetime Movie Network’s Dark Desire and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood.

Gordon Thomson | Sam Taylor

Now enjoying his 50th anniversary as an actor, Gordon Thomson has steadily worked in theater, on television and in film, while he is co-starring in the new daytime drama web-series Winterthorne (2015), premiering in August 2015. His work has taken him to various locations around the globe including Toronto, Rome and London, calling Los Angeles his home since the early 1980’s, during production of the original “Dynasty.”

Gordon is best-known worldwide for his role as the evil, yet dashing Adam Carrington from 1982 to 1989 on the ABC Television prime-time drama Dynasty (1981), one of the most popular prime-time shows in television history. This role earned him a Golden Globe nomination in 1988, along with Soap Opera Digest award nominations for Dynasty in 1986, 1988, 1989.

In more recent years, Gordon Thomson has had film roles in the Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and Wolfgang Petersen‘s Poseidon (2006).

Michael Schwartz | Marcel Keller

Bio coming soon!

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