CAPTIAN DAVID BERENGER
Cooper Barnes grew up in suburban Michigan, where there is apparently nothing to do but create a repertoire of silly voices and impersonations. He studied theatre, film and fine arts at Eastern Michigan University and worked professionally at Ann Arbor’s Performance Network Theatre and Detroit’s Gem theatre. Since moving to LA, Cooper has worked on Suburgatory, Jessie, Switched at Birth, Californication, Cold Case, Victorious, Good Luck Charlie, Frank TV, Pair of Kings, the reboot of In Living Color, & The Mindy Project, but is best known for his six-year run on the Nickelodeon series Henry Danger. In voiceover land, he has provided vocals for Escape from Planet Earth, TBS’s Conan, The Adventures of Kid Danger and The Loud House, and has been a recurring panelist for Take Part Live (Pivot), Hollywood’s Top Ten (Reelz) and The Countdown (Reelz).
Cooper is currently appearing as superhero Captain Man on Nickelodeon’s live-action series, Danger Force, and in the award-winning festival short, The Big Red Bastard. He is glad to be working with the talented cast and crew of Last Best Hope, and hopes everyone votes in November for a candidate who isn’t a colossal horse’s ass.
DOCTOR JACK BUCKLEY
Ryan Grassmeyer is a guy that did some stuff! One time he fell in love with entertaining, and does it for fun and professionally! After surviving the anxiety tornado of college, he got an expensive piece of paper and a renewed love of the arts. He followed his nose to Los Angeles, where he lived on an air mattress in the living room of a one-bedroom apartment with four other people and a dog. He starred in a reality show called Livin' Loud, that aired on MTV in certain markets of which he has still yet to have seen a single episode. He did some commercials, improv, and a brief few moments in an episode of Scrubs, before he stumbled ass backwards into the role of a lifetime, Stupid Jeff, Swellview's dumbest criminal on Nickelodeon's hit series, Henry Danger! He's still in shock and not entirely convinced that it's real. He can currently be seen on the Henry Danger spin-off, Danger Force, and is delighted to have co-created and written Last Best Hope with his best buddy, Nick Chandler, he's known for the better part of thirty years. In these crazy times, he hopes you enjoy this universe he's helped create, wishes you all safety, sanity, and that you hopefully don't ever give up on your last best hopes.
Paddy was born in Moab Utah. His father was a ranger at Arches National Park, so he lived within the park for several years and is proud to have his birth certificate actually say place of residence, Arches National Park. At 5 he moved to Colorado eventually ending up in Boulder. At a young age Paddy began acting, booking local commercials and plays. Eventually landing a host gig on WAM TV. At 10 he made his way to Hollywood, where he got his SAG card on the set of The Incredible World of Alex Max.
He has booked countless national TV spots, two Feature films, guest starring roles on Grounded for Life, and shooting a pilot for 20th century Fox. Even winning a special jury award in 1999 at the Thessaloniki film festival in Greece. Paddy still works in front of the camera as well as behind. He’s been an Assistant Director and Director of multiple projects. Over 25 years of experience in Hollywood and still Counting.
Derek Alvarado is a Stand Up Comedian/Actor working in Los Angeles. He began his acting career in Austin, TX where he worked opposite Gael Garcia Bernal in THE KING and continued on to film two other features in Texas before making the move out to Los Angeles in 2005. While out here in LA, Derek has played everything from a Soldier in “Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen” to a Karate Instructor on Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie.” Currently, Derek Alvarado can be seen headlining Stand Up Comedy shows all over
town at places like The Comedy Store and “That Bar You Didn’t Know Did Stand Up Comedy.” His most recent on-screen appearances are opposite Brian Cranston and Jennifer Garner in “Wakefield” as well as season 10 of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
ADMIRAL RICHARD BERENGER
Frank Crim is a veteran actor of the stage, screen and television world for over 40 years. He has appeared in numerous network shows including HOLLYWOOD, BOSCH, LIFE IN PIECES, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, NCIS, SPEECHLESS, SCORPION, RAISING HOPE, PARENTHOOD, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, THE GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE IMAGINATION MOVERS, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, THE O.C., JUDGING AMY, WITHOUT A TRACE, SIX FEET UNDER, FELICITY, WORKING, AND GENERAL HOSPITAL, to name a few, and over 160 commercials, national, regional, and local that include Capitol One, Mattel, Del Taco, Continental Airlines, Dodge, Jack in the Box, AT&T, Goodyear, Cingular, Honda, DHL, Toyota, Washington Mutual, The California State Lottery, Church's Fried Chicken, Pennzoil and many more.
Frank holds a Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Drama, a Master's Degree in Speech Communication and Theatre, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, specializing in Theocentric Philosophy.
Frank lives in Los Angeles and is represented theatrically by Michael Goldberg at Element Talent Agency and commercially by Brian Duensing and Mandy Rice at The Robertson Taylor Agency.
ENGINEER SAMANTHA WEST
TEEN GENIOUS JASON KIDPATRICK
Liz Stewart is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She has appeared on the SyFy Channel, TV Guide Network, Reelz Channel, Nuvo TV, and Sirius XM radio. Her sketch comedy group, Frog Island has over 11 million channel views on YouTube and has been featured on Comedy Central's Atom TV. Liz is among the elite improvisers in the world, having the distinguished honor of being a Groundlings Sunday Company member.
You can see Liz regularly at the Hollywood Improv or on your TV in her debut comedy special, “Liz Stewart: I'm Crowning” available on Amazon, Comcast, Vudu, Steam, Xfinity, and iTunes. Look for her new podcast in September entitled, “America: It’s Even Worse Thank You Thought” where historical references can help you from accidentally “Karening.” Most importantly, please remember to vote in November because it is up to each of us to fight for an America that includes everyone and lives up to the promise we have yet to fulfill.
MYSTIC DASHA VINDI
An aspiring talent of many facets, Hayley Wells has appeared in live productions of various musicals: Oklahoma, Bat Boy, Cats to name a few. An Upright Citizen’s Brigade improv citizen, cartoon animation voice-over is set in her sights with an emphasis on comedy, always. Her latest project entails narrating for the esteemed blog of Melinda Pressler entitled Melinda’s Malarky & Melinda’s Melt Downs.
Hayley would like to thank Nick & Ryan for writing such a fun and zany space comedy and including her in it. What a trip!
SHIP'S COMPUTER D.O.U.G ^_^
Andy Maiorano is an actor, voice actor, podcaster, sketch comedian, and film buff. Born in Wilmington, Delaware; Andy developed a fascination for the arts and entertainment in high school when doing the morning announcements and school plays. He then studied motion pictures at the University of Miami Florida, and upon graduation, sought film sets in New Mexico. Andy now resides in Los Angeles and hosts a film breakdown podcast; The AndyPlex, and writes for the sketch Youtube channel -- No Brow.
Anupam is a professional voiceover artist, actor and screenwriter. Hailing from India, he left his well established engineering career for his love and passion for the arts. Anupam has voiced over half a dozen audio dramas and scripted podcasts both in English and Hindi. He continues to work on international commercial and non profit voiceover projects and is very active in the Indian Poetry scene in and around the United States.
Nick Chandler co-created, co-wrote, directed, produced, edited, scored, and did the sound design for LAST BEST HOPE.
He's been an actor in things you've seen, a playwright for things you haven't, a published author, a musician, a lover and a fighter.
He and Ryan Grassmeyer are really the master-minds behind this whole thing, but they could have never pulled it off without the massive amounts of talented people that they somehow got attached to this thing. Look at what a power move it is putting his bio way down here at the end, the guy is unbelievable, what a maniac!