Michael Tushaus as Dr. Eli Dolton
Michael Tushaus has been acting since he was a child, and is versatile in drama, comedy, and action both onstage and on-camera. His experience includes dozens of roles in film, television, theatre, commercials, webisodes, music videos and more.
Notable productions include Boston Public, Miller Lite, Hot & Juicy Crawfish Restaurants, The Will Edwards Show and playing a town “Rude Boy” alongside Michael Vartan in the star-studded cast of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. Critically acclaimed roles onstage include the L.A. Premiere of Parade, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Nerd, The Most Happy Fella, How To Succeed in Business…, Amadeus, Picnic, As Is, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and The Robber Bridegroom.
Michael received a 2012 “Indie Award” for his leading role in The Adventures of Loop & Rhett, in which he was also the Executive Producer, Sound Designer & Editor for the film. Loop & Rhett and many of his previous films have garnered several festival and achievement awards.
Heung Wong as Dr. Tao Xing
Heung (Bob) Wong is originally from Hong Kong, but he moved to Las Vegas when he was 15 years old. He studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he majored in Acting for Camera, and received a Bachelor’s degree in 2009. He intends to go to LA to pursue his acting career.
Some of his credits include the Bollywood film Ek Main Aur Akk Tu, several commercials, and the web series, The Unemployed. He also produced and directed Paranormal Chinese Activities, which was accepted into the Portland Film Festival.
Stu Chaiken as Sean
Stu Chaiken is a native New Yorker, who now resides out west. He’s thrilled to be part of T8, and is also working on two films currently in preproduction, Do Not Disturb and Chills. Stu’s background includes a recent performance as Beau in Shotgun, a few features and some webseries, and improv. He is about to produce a few shows of his own (with help from friends) through the company, Schmucks Inc.
Colin Ward as Victor
Colin Ward has been an actor for the past twenty-four years and a musician since 1969. He has played bass for Sidro’s Armada, the Spiral Starecase and many others in his forty-three year career as a musician and is still currently playing.
Acting credits include Legends In Concert as Billy Ray Cyrus, Perry Mason, Crime Story, The Watcher, The Leeza Show, and The Entertainers with Bob Newhart. He had a twenty year stint with Actors Repertory Theatre as well as many local commercials and print work. Film work includes Eighty Sixed, The Road Home, and Midnight Las Vegas
Justy Hutchins as Beth
Justy Hutchins has a strong background in Theatre Arts, performing in plays such as Reefer Madness! The Musical and directing comedies like Matt and Ben. She then grabbed a camera and started making movies. Her first projects include the web series Jules and Julian and the short film Zombie Chick. Justy joined The Group Collectively to create, produce, write, and act in their acclaimed web series, The Unemployed.
Michael O’Neal as Cody
Michael O’Neal works as an actor and writer out of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and abroad. His most recent films include lead roles in the romantic comedies Dream Date and Nitwitches, the horror films AstroZombies 4 and The Grim, and the thrillers Jezebel’s House, Dead on a Dime, and Territory 8. For three of these films, he was honored with IndieCity awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Feature, Best Actor in a Comedy Short & Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Feature.
In television and broadcast, he has been seen on FOX’s Raising Hope and various commercials & modeling campaigns both national & local. His play Nuthouse was produced in Las Vegas and his play Window to the Soul & another unnamed show are slated to go into production within the year. In 2012, he will be starring in a live production of Satan in the Mix in Hollywood.