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I could not be more pleased to be working with Austin Leshay at MGMT Entertainment.

He is one of the hardest working people in the business, and I’m elated to have him on my team.

I just got back from New Mexico where I was filming an episode of WGN’s hit show Manhattan.

Check me out opposite William Petersen in episode 3.

That’s right. As you can see I have a fancy schmancy new website. Take a look around. Enjoy.

Go head. Really.

I promise it won’t hurt.

Seriously, why are you still reading this?




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Dilan Swain | Film

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The Summerland Project Lead Adam Orton
Agape Blue Lead Airrion Copeland
Jazz is Dead Lead Airrion Copeland
Incredulous Lead Rozlynn Waltz
No Summer for You Lead Jeff Blank
Boss’ Weekend Lead David Hill
Partners (Aloha Accolade Award, Silver Ace Award, Orlando Film Festival) Lead Colin O’Rourke
Decathexis (Bel Air Film Festival) Lead Quincy Rose
The River Lead Matt Longmire
Dilated Lead Brian L. Tan
String Theory (LA Shorts Fest) Lead Matt Hosseinzadeh
Storybook Ending (Estes Park Film Festival, New Mexico Film Festival) Lead Chuck Westfield
Severance Lead Eme Ikwuakor
Class Act Lead Jennifer Seabrooke
Therapissed Lead Glenn Berggoetz
My Night with Annabel Lead Michael Starks
Clockwise Lead Susan Dorsey
Hero of the Day (Best Feature, Audience Choice Award: IFQ Film Fest) Supporting Eddie Conna
The Pod Supporting Eddie Conna
The Prop is the Girl Supporting Steve Coombs
Familiar Faces (SOHO Short Fest) Supporting Frank Madone
After Dust Supporting Robert Washington
The Stone Writer Supporting Robert Rueda


Nashville ABC Arlene Sanford
CSI: Miami CBS Sam Hill
Good Grief PBS Craig Volk
Holly’s Holiday (MOW) Lifetime Jim Fall
Channel Surfing Spec Pilot Paul Lauden

New Media

Southern Dish Series Regular Beth Jackson
The River Series Regular Matt Longmire
KollegeTV Series Lead Peter Garrity & Bill Allard
The Dobson Files Series Lead Marty Skibosh
It’s Always Greener Series Regular Alicia Ying
Diary of a Wedding Planner Guest Star Brandi Ford
The Coasters Guest Star Hey Ugly Baby
Fratitude (LA Web Fest) Guest Star Trevor Pitzel


What Are We Eating Today? Host Four Capture Media
Casting Q’s Host Somebody’s Basement

Theatre (very partial list)

Dear Harvey Cleve Jones Breakthrough Workshop Theatre
Young Storytellers Big Show Various Young Storytellers Foundation
Proof Hal Theatre 509 Productions
Improv Player CU Laughter Theatre (CULT)
Improv for Social Change Troupe Member ITP Theatre Company
Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Joey Vitale Comedy Works
Complete Works of Shakespeare [Abridged] Jess OnStage Theatre Company
For Corn Mark Curious Theatre Company


Scene Study (ongoing) John Rosenfeld, Anthony Meindl Los Angeles, CA
On-Camera Technique Billy O’Leary, Brian Reise Los Angeles, CA
Improv UCB (401), The Groundlings Los Angeles, CA
Audition Technique Risa Bramon Garcia, Aaron Craven Los Angeles, CA
Sitcom Career Class & 3-Camera Master Class Mary Lou Belli Los Angeles, CA
Killian’s Commercial Workshop (Adult Commercial & Callback) Killian McHugh Los Angeles, CA
B.A. Degrees (Summa Cum Laude) Theatre, Political Science, Leadership University of Colorado at Boulder

Special Skills/Abilities

Professional government experience, beat boxing, bull riding, calf- and team-roping (header), calf-birthing, expert snowboarder, firearms (pistols, shotgun, M16), geek computer builder, animal noises, ear prompter


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Ben Whitehair: 29 Years in (roughly) 29 Sentences

1985: DNA is first used in a criminal case.

My DNA is created, proving that the fastest swimmers aren’t always the smartest…or prettiest.

1986: Democrats regain control of the United States Senate for the first time in 6 years.

I regain control of my bowel movements after a disturbing 3-day incident involving my teddy bear and protector, Snuffles, a moldy piece of cheese, and 17 packages of Huggies® Happy Baby diapers.

1987: Prozac makes its debut in the United States.

My brother Jake makes his debut in the United States.

Ben Whitehair Baby Picture with Hat

1988: The Soviet Union begins it program of economic restructuring (perestroika) with legislation initiated by Premier Mikhail Gorbachev (though Gorbachev had begun minor restructuring in 1985).

I get drunk on root beer and “restructure” the family room, dining room, and kitchen to the tune of $2,342.17. My mother starts taking Prozac.

Ben Whitehair Christmas Card with Siblings

1989: In Alaska’s Prince William Sound the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (11 million gallons) of oil after running aground.

My brother and I spill 1/2 a gallon of chocolate milk onto the new carpet while celebrating the birth of my sister Nikki by running around the house wearing nothing but towels as capes.

1990: Margaret Thatcher resigns as Prime Minister of the UK.

I don’t care. I’m 5 and have just learned that I can make the vein in my dad’s head pop out if I poop on the floor.

1991: The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to condemn Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.

Ben Whitehair with His Dad Greg

My family votes unanimously to condemn my treatment of them. I start pre-school.

1992: Windows 3.1 is released by Microsoft.

My days as a nerd begin. On a totally unrelated note, I discover porn.

1993: The papal encyclical Veritatis Splendor is promulgated.

Ben Whitehair Gets Out of Pool

I lose the 2nd grade spelling bee when I can’t spell prumoolgaytid.*

*Editor’s note: Ben still can’t spell promulgated.

1994: In Honolulu, Hawaii, during a circus international performance, an elephant named Tyke crushes her trainer Allen Campbell to death before hundreds of horrified spectators.

I become horrified at what my “little buddy” does when I think about my 3rd grade teacher. My dad explains what a crush is.

1995: NASA loses contact with the Pioneer 11 probe.

I lose relative contact with the rest of the world as I begin homeschooling.

Ben Whitehair Jumps in Leaves 1998

1996: Mission Impossible is released.

To try and make me feel better about the recent divorce of my parents, my dad takes me to see this as my first R-rated movie.
I feel better.

1997: The Detroit Red Wings win their first Stanley Cup championship in 42 years.

They still suck.

1998: The UK abolishes the death penalty.

This angers a bull named Margaret Thatcher, which tries to kill me during my first ever bull ride.

Ben Whitehair Wins Big as a Cowboy

1999: Apple Computer releases the first iBook.

Ben iBooks it to nerd super-stardom as he continues to use his winnings as a cowboy to buy computer parts and build another computer.

2000: The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.

My insides are constantly “rewritten” when I play 8-man football for the local high school.

Ben Whitehair Football 2000

2001: The world’s first self-contained artificial heart is implanted in Robert Tools.

I leave my cowboy ways behind and implant myself at Littleton High School, immediately joining the soccer team and making my first friend over a game of Trivial Pursuit. Turns out I knew more about the revolving door than I’d realized…

2002: At a Sotheby’s auction, Peter Paul Rubens’ painting “The Massacre of the Innocents” (first version) is sold for £49.5million (US$76.2 million).

My innocence is massacred when I receive my very first kiss when my date would rather make out than watch Kevin Costner’s Dragonfly. Thanks Kevin!

2003: A total solar eclipse is seen over Antarctica.

Ben Whitehair Raps in High SchoolMy love for performance grows as I eclipses Carrot Top as the “Whitest Guy in America,” rapping with Trent Gillaspie about our English teacher for our high school talent show. Somehow, we win Best in Show.

2004: A whale explodes in Tainan City, Taiwan, while being transported through the town to a university for a necropsy.

In similarly awesome news, I gradumatate from Littleton High School at the top of my class, invoking the advice of Christopher Walken in my graduation speech. True story.

2005: The Norwegian parliamentary election results in a victory for the red-green-coalition.

I audition before classes even start and score my own victory, getting cast in my first college theatre production: a kabuki-style adaptation of the Norwegian folk tale Peer Gynt, entitled Peeru Gunto.

Ben Whitehair in Peeru Gunto2006: Embroiled in multiple scandals, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay announces he will not seek to reassume his former post.

I find my (now) alma mater CU embroiled in its own scandals, and co-found the Colorado Creed; a social responsibility code with 7 key principles literally set in stone around the campus.

*Editor’s note: This is the same year that Ben was deemed Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

2007: The International Court of Justice finds Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide in the Srebrenica massacre, but clears it of direct responsibility and complicity in the case.

Colorado CreedHaving been massacred by Organic Chemistry, I re-focus on his acting, joining the Interactive Theatre Project (ITP). *nerd alert* Becoming so intrigued with this theatre for social change, I eventually write my political science honors thesis on ITP.

2008: An extra leap second (23:59:60) is added to end the year.

An extra unemployed actor is added to the society at large (I graduate CU).

Ben Whitehair Graduates CU2009: Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay appears on Dancing with the Stars.

I realize the bar to stardom is set low, and move to the City of Angels to continue pursuing my acting career.

2010: Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso sells in New York for $106.5 million, setting another new world record for a work of art sold at auction.

Ben Whitehair on CSI: MiamiSeeing the clear opportunity to make bank by selling art,  I re-create the Picasso in the nude, covered in green leaves. It is still available on the free section of Craigslist.

2011: Occupy Wall Street protests begin in the United States. This develops into the Occupy movement which spreads to 82 countries by October.

I protest and occupy the beach front on CSI: Miami, and am recognized again as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

2012: Researchers successfully perform the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes.

Tuition Specialists, the company I co-founded in college, is on track to save students $30 million.

2013: The European Union agrees to a €10 billion economic bailout for Cyprus.

Due to various economic reasons, we decide to shut down Tuition Specialists. We do not get a bailout.

2014: The Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae probe successfully lands on Comet 67P, the first time in history that a spacecraft has landed on such an object.

I land a role in the $1.2MM major motion picture The Summerland Project. It’s the first time in history (probably) that a champion sheep showman is the lead in a movie.

2015: FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his intention to resign amidst an FBI-led corruption investigation, and calls for an extraordinary congress to elect a new president as soon as possible.

I lead my own investigation as FBI Agent Banks. In a movie. With Matthew McConaughey.



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Melissa DeMarco


Dilan Swain | Film
Austin Leshay | TV

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