Santasia - A Holiday Comedy - Cast & Crew
Producer, Technical Director, Co-Director, Actor, Co-Writer
Brandon is originally from Chicago and studied at ImprovOlympic in Chicago under the direction of famed improv teacher Del Close. Brandon is a professional actor, stuntman and comedian. Brandon played Tim on Amazon's Freevee's Jury Duty, Conan, Skeleton Crew, Griselda, The Rookie: Feds, Utopia, Homecoming, For All Mankind, Silicon Valley, Hunters, Westworld, Grimm, Scorpion, Superstore, True Blood, Justified, Children's Hospital, Supah Ninjas, The Dark Knight, The Tonight Show, Chasing 3000, Changeling, General Hospital and Disaster Movie.
Producer, Director, Actor, Co-Writer
Shaun is a professional actor and stuntman with numerous film, television and national commercial credits.
Originally hailing from the windy city, Shaun trained with legendary improv guru Del Close at the famed iO Chicago. Most recently, Shaun can be seen on Shining Vale and Peacock’s AP BIO as Patton Oswalt's stunt double and co-starring on the Netflix series Malibu Rescue. Some of Shaun’s credits include Step Brothers, Conan, American Horror Story, Trespassers, CSI, General Hospital, NCIS LA, The Amazing Spider-Man and True Blood.
But Shaun’s proudest credits are loving husband and Dad. Now go give your Dad a hug and a kiss.
Actor, Co-Writer, Associate Producer
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 Theatre 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".
Tara Jean O'Brien
Tara is an actor/comedian/writer who trained at USC, the British American Drama Academy, the Groundlings, iO West, Second City, UCB and has been on house improv and sketch teams all over Los Angeles. She mostly focuses on standup comedy now because her cats grew tired of giving her one-word suggestions when all they wanted was wet food. Finally, because of course she does, she has a movie review podcast, Cinema Craptaculus, and is a regular contributing writer to Blubrry Podcasting. She recently filmed a movie with Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park fame and she sure hopes that project sees the light of day. As a writer, her feature script Do Not Go Gently was a quarterfinalist in the prestigious Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship. She is a former headline writer for The Onion and Justin Timberlake once told her, "You are SO funny!" Film and television appearances include Jury Duty, Conan O’Brien, Tosh.0, Teachers, General Hospital and the cult horror hit Rubber. She'd like to thank her friends and family for their love and support and her husband Art for being the best person on the planet.
Adam hails from the east coast and performed in several national tours before settling in California. When he’s not acting or writing, Adam can be found producing live TV shows like the Oscars, the Emmys and Harry Styles Live in NYC. Favorite roles include Joseph Garcin in No Exit, Dan in Next to Normal, and being a mainstage player at IO West (R.I.P.). He’d like to thank Mandie and Frankie for their never ending support, Santasia for the opportunity, and you for giving him a platform for his tomfoolery. If you like what he does, check out his podcast about films @peoplealsowatch or watch him play DnD live https://www.twitch.tv/thedungeonrun.
Omar is from a small town in South Carolina where he grew up and found the desire for science and theatre. Theatre won that battle. He found himself getting immersed in acrobatics, theatre and gymnastics. His path brought him to California by way of Florida and Singapore. When landing in LA he continued his theatre performances in the Waterworld Stunt Show, burlesque with Toil and Trouble, horror shows with Fuzzybottoms Theater Company and comedy with Santasia. Thank you all for coming and supporting local theater.
Tania L Pearson-Loeser
Tania is a professional choreographer, writer, director, and performer. She has acted and/or performed stunts in Goliath, Criminal Minds, Alice in Wonderland, Chuck, NCIS, SciJinks, General Hospital.Tania’s choreography includes, Conan O’Brian Show, Conan O’Brian Prohibited Tour, General Hospital and Broadway Cares.
Tania currently is a Show Quality and Show Director for Universal Studios Hollywood.
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.
Associate Producer, Lighting Designer
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 15 years and is excited and honored to be a part of this year’s production.
Mitch Rosander is a light and sound designer based in Los Angeles. Currently working with the Whitefire Theater, Mitch is also the Literary Manager for The Loft Ensemble Theater in North Hollywood’s Arts District. He’s very excited and grateful to be working with the Loeser Brothers on this year’s production of Santasia. Much love to Bryan Rasmussen and staff at the Whitefire. Enjoy the Show!
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
Andy has worn many different hats (including Santa’s) with Santasia for over 20 years: From Producer to snowmaking machine wrangler to actor in some of your favorite Santasia videos. As an actor, he attended Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC. On stage he has beaten up Placido Domingo and been stabbed by Robert Sean Leonard. Television work includes recurring roles on Another World and Port Charles, Conan (both coasts), and Guest Star / Co Star work involving heavy prosthetics. Favorite Film Directors he’s worked with are Cameron Crowe and Paul Mazursky. He also writes for and produces The Adventures of Super 7 and The Sandra West Diaries Web series.