CAST

Brandon Loeser

Producer, Technical Director, Actor, Co-Writer

Brandon is originally from Chicago and studied at iO Chicago under the direction of famed improv teacher Del Close. Brandon is a professional actor, stuntman and comedian. Brandon has appeared in Utopia, Homecoming, For All Mankind, Silicon Valley, Westworld, Grimm, Scorpion, Superstore, True Blood, Justified, Children's Hospital, Supah Ninjas, The Dark Knight, The Tonight Show, Chasing 3000, Changeling, General Hospital, Disaster Movie, and numerous times on Conan. He would like to thank his tremendously talented and supportive wife for everything she does for him and Santasia. 

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1501286/

Shaun Loeser

Producer, Director, Actor, Co-Writer

Most recently Shaun has been co-starring on the Netflix series Malibu Rescue. You can also watch Katy Perry smack Shaun in face with basketballs, watch Lady Gaga shove Shaun in a mattress , watch Will Ferrell kick Shaun in the face and witness David Koechner pushing Shaun down a football stadium staircase. Originally from Chicago, Shaun trained with legendary improv guru Del Close. Shaun is a professional actor and stuntman. He has appeared in: American Horror Story, Conan, Step Brothers, The Tonight Show, NCIS LA, True Blood, General Hospital, CSI,The Amazing Spider-Man, The Comebacks, iCarly and numerous national commercials. Shaun is most proud and grateful for being a loving husband and father. Thank you for 20 years of Santasia. I really can’t believe it.

Go give your dad and mom a hug and a kiss.

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2227970/

Lon Gowan

Actor, Co-Writer, Associate Producer

Lon is a professional stuntman, actor, and writer. He has appeared in over 30 national commercials and numerous TV shows & films, including: Big Little Lies, 9-1-1, Seal Team, Jordan Peele's Us, Grace and Frankie, Single Parents, American Horror Stories, How to Get Away with Murder,  Private Practice, CSI, Arrested Development, The Mentalist, CONAN, General Hospital, Hulu's Into The Dark and The Orville.  In Early 2020, he can be seen in the new series Little Fires Everywhere and the feature film Call of the Wild.  All of which would not be possible without the support and hard work of his amazingly talented wife, Julie Dolan.

Lon also has a near obsessive affection for dogs.

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0332935/

Omar Heyward

Actor

This is Omar’s second year doing Santasia. He actively continues to grow his resume by doing shows of all genres. From Shakespearean Burlesque, to horror and with us comedy and emotional release. He currently works at Universal Studios and pursuing his stunt and acting career for film and television. He is eager and ready to come back this year and share the holidays with the cast of Santasia and all of you.

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6588601/

Chey Kennedy

Actor

Chey has been performing for a few decades now and knows how lucky he is to have been able to do so. He’s one of the few that actually grew up in Southern California and was crazy enough to pursue life in the industry. He studied acting and improv in college and with Comedy Sportz, worked at almost every theme park in SoCal as well as spent time living and performing in Japan. He’s appeared in multiple national commercials and has been fortunate enough to do sketch on Conan. He is incredibly grateful to be back with the boys in Santasia and ride on their coattails for applause. He can’t thank his son daughter for laughing at his jokes and making him laugh in return. 

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7263424/

Rusty Locke

Actor

Rusty was born into Show business by his Father, an Entertainer for 60 years.

He started doing commercials as a young boy from Baskin Robbins to McDonald's. He studied Theater and Fine Arts through High school and College. He prides himself on being a Stunt Actor specializing in Physical comedy and Swordfighting. Some of his credits include "No Concept of Time", "Deadlist Warrior", Battles B.C., and Gimore Girls. Most recently portrayed Doc Brown for the Fox Foundation's "Back to 1885".

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1398469/

Darren Mangler

Actor

Darren Mangler started doing musical theater at 16. He  graduated from Western Illinois University with a double BA in Acting and Directing. After graduating, he toured the nation in Last of the Red Hot Lovers with RTA. He's been seen on TV shows like Freakylinks, Switched at Birth, My Haunted Hotel, Conan. and over 25 national commercials. He has written and produced award winning shorts like "Hancock of 1776" and "The Whole Person" which can be found on YouTube. He can be seen in the upcoming horror comedy "Witness Infection". Recently, he's performed to sold out houses in "The Full Monty" and "Mamma Mia" at Timber Lake Playhouse in Illinois. A special thanks to the Santasia producers for allowing him to be in the show even though he doesn't work at Universal. He is currently looking for an agent who can sell him as the lead in Mamet's screenplay about Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle! LET'S DO THIS!

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1902919/

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CREW

Wynn Zucchero

Associate Producer, Lighting Designer, Stage Manager

Originating from the east coast, Wynn is a production manager and lighting designer. He has over 30 years of experience in theater, film, concerts, theme parks and corporate industrials. He has been involved in productions for Disney, Universal Studios, Six Flags and Paramount theme parks. He has lit hundreds of concerts, movie premiers and musical acts.  Recently, he has produced corporate events for Disney, Google, Microsoft, Paramount, Warner Brothers,Art Contemporary Los Angeles and Ipsy.  Wynn has been a fan of Santasia for over 10 years and is excited and honored to be a part of this year’s production.

Stacey Quinealty

Musical Director / Composer

Stacey has produced and composed music for theater, television, film, theme parks, radio, and industrials. He has produced music for Warner Brothers, McDonalds, Honda, Mitsubishi, Acura, Hewlett-Packard, Ford and many more. He is the primary music producer and sound designer for Universal Studios, Hollywood and is best known for his creative concept with the band Carbon 9 from Los Angeles, CA and has received over fifteen awards in the music community recognizing his talents. He takes great pride in his work and is excited to be working with Santasia in this awesome adventure.

Tania L Pearson-Loeser

Choreographer, Assistant Director, Producer, Co-Writer

Tania is a professional choreographer, actor, and stunt women. She has appeared doing stunts or acting in Goliath, Criminal Minds, Alice in Wonderland, Chuck, NCIS, SciJinks. Tania has choreographed, Off Broadway Alice in Wonderland, Santasia and for Joico’s Regional Hair Shows. Tania has choreographed for General Hospital, Conan O’Brien, Conan O’Brien Prohibited Tour, NBC’s The Tonight Show. Tania is currently the Supervisor of Show Quality for Universal Studios Hollywood. 

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0669393/

Banzai Vitale

House Manager

Banzai has been a stuntman for over 30 years. He also owns Stunt Performers Academy, a stunt school that trains new and upcoming young talent in the world of stunts! He is very proud to once again help Santasia bring the holiday spirit to 1000’s of people. www.stuntperformersacademy.com

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0899858/

Andy Palmer

Associate Producer, Co-Writer

Andy celebrates over a decade behind the scenes with Santasia this season, but has appeared in 5 of their parody films.  He is originally from New York where he studied at Circle in the Square. Since then his various acting career includes Off Broadway Shakespeare opp. Robert Sean Leonard, recurring roles in NY & LA soap operas, stage fighting for the Metropolitan Opera opp. Placido Domingo, and numerous television and film roles, including working with Oscar Winner Cameron Crowe. In addition to his Producing duties on Santasia, Andy produces a web series paying homage to the Spy genre of the 60s and 70s entitled “The Adventures of Super7even”. His Horror film, “Demon Legacy” with Oscar Nominee John Savage. 

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0658110/

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