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Steve Parks

Steve is a veteran character actor who now resides in Chicagoland. His first TV appearance was LIVE on Romper Room in the early 1960's. He graduated from IVY School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh, PA, even though he failed art in the 1st grade because, as teacher said, "He won't color inside the lines" (Not because I'm a rebel, I just have bad eye-hand coordination).

This is Steve's third appearance in a Robert Alaniz film, along with D.I.N.K.s (Double Income No Kids) and his performance as Mr. Adeemus in You Don't Say!. Other films include Curio, Coin Toss and InSpectres, as well as commercials for Lennox Air Conditioners, Safe Auto and the Kentucky Lottery. Steve still loves doing live theater when time permits and some recent area theater credits include One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Awesome 80'S Prom, Requiem For A Heavy Weight, Charley's Aunt and Streeterville with Theater Hikes Chicago.

Steve enjoys playing several musical instruments including mandolin, drums and hammer dulcimer, with a love for music he inherited from his dad, who was a band director and music teacher for many years in his native state of West Virginia. He also spends some of his time exploring his artistic talents, which he gets from his mother, mostly working in pastels and acrylics. It should not go without mentioning that of being a sports fan, particularly of Black & Gold (Pirates, Steelers & Penguins) and especially fond of baseball he is. "Just about every aspect of life can be found in baseball. Including watching too much TV."

As for MIND OVER MINDY, "I am thankful for the opportunity to play this kind of role, with a script like this, which doesn't come to often. Well, not to me anyway. Thanks Robert."

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Catherine McCafferty

Catherine McCafferty is a Chicagoan, born and bred. She has been performing on stage since the age of 10, first playing the role of the "Artful Dodger" in a summer camp production of Oliver Twisti>. She has always known from an early age that she wanted to pursue acting. Catherine grew up on the Southside of Chicago in Beverly, where her acting career began, doing school plays and backyard originals with family members. She continued her theater education at Loyola University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2013.

In the fall of 2013, Catherine played the role of "Tippi" from the stage production of The Birds by Hell in a Handbag Productions, her first leading role, right out of college. She has also appeared in the Independent film, The Origins of Wit and Humor (2014) and the TV series Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender (2012). She is anxious to be a part of the cast of Mind Over Mindy, her first starring role in a feature film. "Mindy may be a dream girl in the film, but she is also a dream role for me, as well," says McCafferty.

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Larry Thomas

Larry Thomas is an actor most recognized for his Emmy nominated performance as "The Soup Nazi" from Seinfeld. Larry has been an actor for twenty-five years and is a veteran of dozens of Films, TV shows and hundreds of theatre performances. Recently Larry finished shooting the film, Postal and was seen on Arrested Development, Hot Properties, Threshold, Scrubs and a Lexus commercial as a crazed pre-Bugsy visionary selling the idea of Vegas. As far as theatre goes, last year Larry completed a thirty-five city, one hundred and forty show production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple-Female Version starring Barbara Eden, and rumor has it that it's not over yet.

Born in Brooklyn, NY Larry has been many things including bailbondsman, bartender and brain surgeon (well not really brain surgeon but it rounded out the three b's. Actually you can add janitor to that list, just as important in some circles, let's face it). A father and mortgage payer, Larry is grateful for his family and career.

Larry grew up dreaming of being on the big or small screen. As an Olympic gold medalist in the insomnia-athalon Larry watched a lot of all night TV. Major comedy influences were W.C. Fields, The Three Stooges and Laurel and Hardy. Also getting lost in those great golden era of Hollywood films wishing he could be Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra all rolled in to one. Let's also not forget the constant daydreaming of being up there on stage with The Beatles and other favorite rock bands (it had to be daydreaming because of the insomnia). Not having any entertainment types in the family Larry kept these fantasies to himself until at the age of twenty-one, while majoring in journalism in jr. college, Larry met a girl (a tower of jello when it came to women). Finding himself striking out he asked her what classes she was taking. The answer was theatre classes. Enrolling in a bunch of theatre classes in a pitiful attempt to get a date Larry fell in love with acting and the rest as they say is....well for the first year the teachers told him he had no talent and he should go back to the journalism department. But, being incredibly stubborn and somewhat inspired by a nineteen year old kid in his acting class named Kevin Spacey Larry stuck with it. Within another year they admitted there was some talent there and now they have his picture hanging in the theatre lobby.

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Ann Hagemann

Ann is a professional actress who makes her living in film, TV, commercials, voice overs, and theatre. She was thrilled to be able to play Tina in “Mind Over Mindy”! She is currently filming the pilot for a new dramatic/sci-fi series, “Convergence”, where she plays soccer mom Karen Fairchild. Ann was nominated for best actress at the Best of the Midwest festival for her role as Rachel in “Hannah Free” , playing opposite Emmy winner Sharon Gless. You’ll be seeing her soon as the Bridal Shop manager in Kathryn Heigl’s new film, “Jenny’s Wedding”, being released nationwide early 2015. And she is excited to be attached as both actress and producer in a new film, “A Sweet Goodbye”, written by Academy Award winning writer Pamela Wallace with principal photography projected for summer of 2015 in Chicago.

In addition to film, Ann has numerous commercial, voice over, and theatre credits. Some of her favorite stage roles include Eva Peron in “Evita”, the Narrator in “Joseph…Dreamcoat”, Kate in “Taming of the Shrew”, and Mrs. Anna in “The King and I” at the Muny Opera for which she won season best actress. Ann studied at Bradley Univ. , AADA, and Actors Center of Chicago, and she herself coaches young actors for auditions and on camera projects. Ann is also the author/composer of a children’s musical based on the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and is in the process of having it published. On the personal side Ann loves being married to her always supportive husband and has the best two sons a mom could ever ask for! CHEERS!

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Jim O'Heir

The state of Illinois is home to some our country’s greatest historic attractions. The tallest man in the world, the first skyscraper, sophisticated farming equipment via John Deer and the premiere aquarium were all born in the state whose Native American meaning translates into “Tribe of Superior Men.” This leaves little surprise that one of prime time television’s most loveable losers, “Jerry Gergich” of NBC’s “Parks & Recreations,” is brought to life on a weekly basis by Chicago's own funnyman, Jim O'Heir.

While mostly recognized for playing the office dingbat on another one of Greg Daniels' successful brainchildren, O'Heir’s edible face has graced the small screen on a regular basis for the last 15 years. Credits include; “ER,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Ally McBeal,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” Star Trek Voyager,” “Just Shoot Me,” and countless other critically acclaimed shows. It wasn’t long before Comedy Central fell in love with Jim and gave him one of the leading roles in their original program “Strip Mall.” In 2012, Jim can be seen alongside Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in Focus Features‟ SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

As for life off screen, O'Heir stays busy with a potpourri mix of activities including; boating, international travel, poker and seizing as many opportunities as possible to cross paths with old Hollywood greats. He is also a self-proclaimed pet lover and supports various organizations that work to protect the well being of animals. While nobody will make your belly ache like Jim, you might not want to carpool with him, as he is very open about his appreciation for Barry Manilow and the occasional Broadway show tune. Other hobbies include cooking and watching great television and game shows. Rest assure, he is Smarter than a 5th Grader.

O'Heir returned to living rooms and smart phones across America when the sixth season of “Parks and Recreation” returned to NBC in the fall.

Jim currently resides in the Los Angeles area with his two dogs, Aspen and Rex.

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Brandon Galatz

Brandon Galatz is beyond thrilled to have worked on his third consecutive feature film with Sole Productions, directed by Mr. Robert Alaniz. He is grateful to have had the opportunity to bring the role of "Jake McKeever" to life. Brandon previously appeared in Alaniz's D.I.N.K.s (Double Income No Kids) and You Don’t Say!.

A graduate of The Conservatory at Act One Studios in Chicago, this marks his 11th feature film. Originally from Chicago, Brandon Galatz now resides in Los Angeles, California, where he is continuing to pursue his acting career. Along with Robert Alaniz's, Mind Over Mindy, Brandon has roles in Director, Julian Grant’s Sweet Leaf, being released early 2015 and The Cropsey Tapes, later that year.