At an early age, Ryan Newman was determined to pursue a career in entertainment and her enthusiasm and natural talent caught the attention of casting directors. With a number of national print ads under her belt, she booked the first commercial she ever auditioned for.
Newman made her feature film debut at the age of seven in the film Zoom opposite Tim Allen, Courteney Cox and Chevy Chase, portraying a young superhero that seeks to save the world from destruction, a role that required her to train in martial arts. She was also part of an all-star cast in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster hit, Monster House which earned her the distinction of being the youngest actor ever to be motioned captured. On the small screen, Newman appeared in multiple seasons of Disney’s hit show Hannah Montana as a young Miley Cyrus as well as in the highest-rated episode of Disney’s Good Luck Charlie. She also starred as the precocious antagonist, Ginger, in Disney XD’s Zeke and Luther. Newman currently stars in Nick at Night’s See Dad Run, where she plays Emily Hobbs, the daughter of a former actor-turned full-time dad.
In 2010, Newman won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series by a Leading Actress. Her hobbies include dancing, fashion, and singing/songwriting.
At 12 years of age, Jonathan Morgan Heit already has an impressive resume of feature film credits to his name including “Date Night,” “Valentine’s Day,” and “Bedtime Stories.” He most recently completed shooting “Super Buddies” in Vancouver, which is part of Disney’s successful direct-to-video “Buddy” series and also just wrapped up shooting the lead role in a new dramatic series “Granite Flats,” which will debut in April 2013.
Jonathan also works frequently doing voice over work. He voices the role of Cubby, the youngest and most timid of Jake’s crew of kid pirates, in Disney Junior’s hit animated series, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” He will next be heard as the voice of Kip Supernova in the animated feature film “Escape from Planet Earth” and has lent his voice to fourteen “Family Guy” episodes.
Jonathan’s television credits include “Monk,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “ER,” “General Hospital,” and “Close to Home.” He also appeared in Disney’s feature length direct-to-video “In Search of Santa Paws.” He has appeared in commercials for Comcast, Zales, Dodge, Wal-Mart, Publix, and Barilla Pasta.
Jonathan is an enthusiastic fundraiser and advocate for several causes including NextAid, the Los Angeles Mission, Book Pals, and Lollypop Theater Network. He is the first kid ambassador for Soles4Souls, a charity organization that donates shoes to adults and children in need and recently joined them on a trip to Haiti.
Jonathan has a new anti-smoking short film “The Call,” coming out later this year. He also has a strong interest in directing when he grows up. To that end, he has already completed a course at The New York Film Academy, where he wrote and directed two short films entitled “It Happens” and “Coincidence,” which made its way into several film festivals.
In his spare time, Jonathan loves playing sports including lacrosse, basketball, and tennis and has an avid interest in science and technology. He is also a tremendous animal lover and loves to spend time with his family and two dogs Shadow and Bella.
Menahem Zilberman is a beloved Israeli stage and screen actor and director who also guides overseas visitors on tours in California.
Credits include: Catching the Sky, Avodah B’Eynaim, Ehad B’April, Matzlema Bli Busha, The Hit, Giv’at Halfon Eina Ona, Hedva Ve’Shlomik
Caroline Langford was born in the UK and raised in Israel where she became a well-known actress of the stage and screen. She eventually went on to receive the Kinor David award for Best Actress, the equivalent of the Israeli Oscar.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, Caroline has been involved with many theater productions and films.
Jake Tellkamp grew up in Seal Beach, California. Never far from the water, it comes as no surprise that Jake is on a surfboard every day and turned pro as a teenager. The Call is Jake’s acting debut.